India is incredible in every sense of the word. Its cultural and geographical diversity is surreal. No two places are alike! And that means there are innumerable holiday destinations across the country. While some places in India attract plenty of tourists, others remain hidden from the glaring and enthusiastic eyes of the travellers. Both places have their own charm and promise you a timeless experience. 

So, in this blog, we shall list down places to visit in India in 2024. We have meticulously chosen a heady mix of popular and lesser-known places. So, let us get started: 

1. Goa

The 'party capital of India,' Goa is known for its beautiful beaches, historic forts, stunning churches, peaceful vibe and more. People from all over the country and overseas come to this tiny state sandwiched between Kerala and Maharashtra to revel in its natural beauty, indulge in the delicious Goan cuisine, participate in water sports, enjoy the nightlife and have a laidback vacation by the beach. 

Best time to visit – November to February

Best places to visit – Palolem Beach, Chapora Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Cabo De Rama Fort and Beach, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

The best resorts in Goa - Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, Club Mahindra Varca (South Goa), Club Mahindra Assonora, and Courtyard Villa (North Goa). 

2. Jaipur, Rajasthan

The city of royals, Jaipur, is renowned as the 'Pink City.' It boasts a vibrant and colourful culture and is also home to ageless forts, expansive palaces, and havelis that stand tall and proud as a testimony to the city's glorious past and reminiscent of its royal era. 

Bounded by the majestic Aravalli Hills, the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a treasure trove of cultural heritage, history and traditions. Also, the city is known for its delicious cuisine, and as a tourist, you must definitely indulge in local delicacies like Laal Mass, Dal Baati Churma, Rabdi, and Ghewar. 

Best time to visit – November to March

Best places to visit – Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort

Best Resorts in Jaipur – Club Mahindra Jaipur

3. Coorg, Karnataka

A green paradise on earth, Coorg is surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and boasts a lush green landscape that looks straight out of a fairy tale book. Located in Karnataka, Coorg is also popularly known as Kodagu. It is among the most popular tourist destinations that is worth all the hype around it. 

A majestic hill station, it attracts all kinds of travellers like nature lovers, solace seekers and photography enthusiasts. The sparkling streams, quaint villages, and the vast expanses of coffee and spice plantations in the region add to the charm of the place. The pleasant weather makes it one of the best Indian tourist places and a place to escape the city chaos and rejuvenate in the lap of nature. 

Best time to visit – October to June

Best places to visit – Sri Omkareshwara Temple, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort, Namdroling Monastery, Raja’s Seat, Raja’s Tomb

Best resort in Coorg – Club Mahindra Madikeri, Club Mahindra Virajpet

4. Munnar, Kerala

Perched comfortably in the laps of the majestic Western Ghats in 'God's Own Country,' Kerala, Munnar is among the calmest and most beautiful places on earth. A hill station of unmatched beauty, its landscape is adorned with rolling hills, evergreen forests, gushing waterfalls, gleaming streams, expansive National Parks, and aromatic spice plantations. 

Apart from its stunning natural beauty, Munnar is also known for its colonial charm, making it one of the best travel destinations in south India. Once a popular destination for British officers, you can see the colonial influence in the region through the imperial bungalows, cottages, and churches that are built in Victorian style and are architectural marvels. 

Best time to visit – All through the year

Best places to visit – Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Echo Point, Rose Garden, Pallivasal Falls

Best resort in Munnar – Club Mahindra Mount Serene, Club Mahindra Munnar

5. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Your bucket list of places to visit in 2024 would be incomplete without Agra's inclusion in it. Home to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of this world, Agra is steeped in a rich history. One of the top tourist places in India, this magnificent city is a Mecca for history buffs and architecture lovers. 

As you explore the beautiful monuments of the Mughal era, you will feel transported back in time, and no matter how many times you visit Agra, its charm will never cease to impress. Agra is also a treat for the foodies and shopaholics. 

Best time to visit – October to March

Best places to visit – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri, Jama Masjid, Mehtab Bagh

Best resort in Agra – Ramada Plaza by Wyndham

6. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is a paradise for all nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Located in Himachal Pradesh, this magnificent city is home to lush green valleys, snow-capped peaks, and jaw-dropping locales. The city's scenic beauty not only fills your heart and mind with immense joy but also lets you be at peace, which you have been longing for. 

Owing to its location and high altitude of about 2050 metres above sea level, Manali is covered by stunning glaciers and snowy mountains, making it a photographer's choice for adventure seekers. Here, you can have peace and adventure in equal measures. 

Best time to visit – October to April

Best places to visit – Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Mall Road, Kaol, Kullu, Vahisht Temple

The best resorts in Manali -  Club Mahindra White Meadows and Club Mahindra Snow Peaks.

7. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

A much-loved and one of the most popular tourist destinations in south India, Ooty is located in Tamil Nadu. An enchanting till station, Ooty is as picturesque as it can get, and its serenity is sure to overwhelm you! 

Since the entire southern region of the Indian peninsula is really hot during the summer season, Ooty is the go-to destination for many to escape the scorching heat. It is also as popular among honeymooners and couples as much as it is among families. 

While you are in this beautiful town, you can enjoy the stunning Nilgiri Hills and the green landscapes with clear lakes, alpine woods, and emerald green tea estates. Another major attraction in the region is the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; make sure to enjoy this ride during your visit to Ooty. 

Best time to visit – March to June and November to February

Best places to visit – Catherine Falls, Dolphin's Nose, Ooty Botanical Garden, Doddabetta Peak, Avalanche Lake, Annamalai Temple

Best resort in Ooty – Club Mahindra Danish Villa, Club Mahindra Derby Green

8. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Known as the ‘Queen of the Himalayas,’ Darjeeling is endowed with breathtaking vistas, surreal beauty, verdant landscape, snow-clad Himalayan ranges and a tranquil atmosphere, making it one of the best travel places in India. A wonderful gateway for nature lovers and honeymoon couples, Darjeeling is a prized jewel in the Himalayan Mountain ranges.

Offering the most unhindered and unfiltered view of the Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, Darjeeling is rated among the best summer holiday destinations in India. The city is home to emerald green slopes of tea plantations, majestic monasteries, beautiful botanical gardens and a range of vantage points that ensure you have the most memorable holiday! 

Best time to visit – March to June

Best places to visit – Batista Loop, Singalila National Park, Peace Pagoda, Rock Garden, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Tiger Hill, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Best resort in Darjeeling – Summit Hermon

9. Sikkim

One of the prized jewels of north-east India, Sikkim is a serene and beautiful holiday destination. Although, a holiday to Sikkim may sound cliche as you may think you are going to yet another hill station. But the stunning beauty of the place and the picturesque views will captivate your senses, and you may even develop a stronger and deeper love for the mountains. 

From the snow-capped mountain peaks to colourful meadows and thick woodlands, the beautiful culture of the region adds a distinctive charm to this hill station. And that's not all; the city is home to many monasteries and Hindu shrines, making it an important religious place for both Hindus and Buddhists. 

Best time to visit – March to June, October to December

Best places to visit – Nathula Pass, Gangtok, Kanchenjunga Base Camp, Pelling, Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Zulluk, Namchi, Gurudongmar Lake

Best resort in Sikkim – Club Mahindra Le Vintuna, Club Mahindra Baiguney, Club Mahindra Gangtok

So, there you have the best places to visit in India in 2024 that attract countless tourists every year. These places are known for their natural beauty and also give you the chance to indulge in a wide range of adventure activities, get new experiences and take back home tons of stunning pictures and happy memories! 

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