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20 Beautiful Places to Visit in India at least once in a life time

India is a land of natural beauty that makes it one of the most beautiful places on earth. India is much more than curries and Bollywood.

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India is a very beautiful country filled with diversity from Northern part of the nation to the south. Diversity is the best part of the country with different culture, different people, different places and much more to explore beautiful places. 

1.Nandi Hills, Karnataka

Nandi Hills or Nandi betta is an ancient hill fortress in southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is 10 km from Chickballapur town and approximately 60 km from the city of Bengaluru.

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There are many stories about the origin of the name Nandi Hills. During the Chola period, Nandi Hills was called Ananda Giri meaning The Hill of Happiness.

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Another theory holds that the hill gets its name from an ancient, 1300-year-old Dravidian-style Nandi temple whic is on this hill. An ancient Lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill.

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2. Matheran, near Mumbai

Matheran is a hill station and a municipal council in the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India.

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3. Nohkalikai Falls , Cherrapunji – Meghalaya 

Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet, making it as the highest waterfall in India. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.

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Name of the falls (in Khasi language – “Jump of Ka Likai”) there is a story about a local woman, Likai, who after a family tragedy became insane and jumped off the cliff next to the falls.

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4. Tungnath, Uttarakhand

Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Best Place for a couple to spend a quality time 

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5. Hoggenakal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the Kaveri river in the Dharmapuri district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It sometimes also referred to as the “Niagara Falls” of India.

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6. Yumthang Valley – Sikkim

 it’s popularly known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’. The Yumthang Valley is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains.

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7. Tea garden hill of Munnar

Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. It is situated at around 1,600 metres  above mean sea level.

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8. Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Nubra is a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh valley. Local scholars say that its original name was Ldumra.

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9. Nanda Devi

Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain in India, and the highest located entirely within the country It is the 23rd-highest peak in the world. The Nanda Devi National Park , established in 1982, is a national park situated around the peak of Nanda Devi. One must visit to atleast once in a lifetime.

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10. Mizoram

Those who are passionate about hills would love Mizoram, the state that has 21 major peaks of varied heights. High hills and breathtaking valleys along with rivers and lakes make Mizoram one of the most sought after holiday destinations in North East India. 

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11. Lonar Sarovar, Maharashtra

Lonar Lake is a notified National Geo-heritage Monument saline soda lake located at Lonar in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, India, which was created by a meteor impact

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12. Leh

Leh, the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh. It is now famous for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas.  Best experienced via road trips from New Delhi. 

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13. Key Monastery

Kye Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh. It reportedly had 100 monks in 1855.

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14. Simla

Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Shimla is often called the Queen of Himalayas. The rugged mountainous terrain, snowfall, tranquil and picturesque setting make Shimla an ideal destination for camping

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15. Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is a town located in Karnataka. Located in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range, the town with its favorable climate and coffee estates attracts tourists from around the state.

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16. Dal Lake, Kashmir

Dal is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. This Lake is one of the most confusing parts of Srinagar for it’s not really one lake at all, but three.

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There are three islands in the lake. three real islands. Many other sorts of islands joined by causeways.  The waters of Dal Lake are amazingly clear.  Around the lake there are many of Srinagar’s most interesting sights which people will love to see.

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17. Belum Caves, Andhra Pradesh

The Belum Caves is the largest and longest cave system open to the public on the Indian subcontinent. It is famous for its speleothems, such as stalactite and stalagmite formations.

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Belum Caves are located in the small village with the same name in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. It is the second largest caves in India after the Krem Liat Prah in Meghalaya. The total length of the cave is 3,229 m, and it goes as deep as 46 m at one point inside the cave, which is known as Pataalaganga.

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18. Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameshwaram]

Dhanushkodi is a small town located southeast of Pamban in Rameswaram. This place is popular for its two attractions, namely the Dhanushkodi Beach and Dhanushkodi Temple, which attract people from places near and far. The beach of the Dhanushkodi extends up to 15 Km long. The shore in the place called Mukundharayar Chathram is safest region for taking baths and playing in the high tide sea. It is located at Tamil Nadu.

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19. Valley of Flowers – Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park is in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is famous for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora.

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20. Sand Dunes – Rajasthan

Sand Dunes, the hills of sand created by wind have a capturing charm and give a real experience of the Desert state. It is one of the major tourist attractions near to Jaisalmer. Khuri sand dunes and Sam Sand Dunes in the outskirts of Jaisalmer are very popular among tourists.

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