29 Absolutely Gorgeous & Incredibly Scenic Places of India

There are list of reasons India is known as incredible destinations of all season, find out why ? Tea estates, coffee plantation, grapes vineyard, Apple orchard and snow capped mountains are the few more must see places of Incredible India in 2020.

Hemis National Park, Jammu and Kashmir

Hemis High Altitude National Park in the eastern Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is famous for its snow leopards and largest national park in South Asia. The park is also home to a large number of endangered species such as Mountain weasel, Snow leopard and list of wild goats such as Argali, Shapu, Bharal and Asiatic ibex.

The Islands, Andaman

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Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal are part of the Union Territory of India and home to a group of indigenous people, including Andamanese, Sentinelese and Jarawa. Andaman is one of the fastest tourism hub in India for pristine islands, exotic beaches and adventure sports like snorkelling, scuba diving and sea walking.

Calangute Beach, Goa

Goa is famous for its pristine and exotic beaches of the Arabian Sea, also best destination in India for foreign tourists, particularly for Russian, French, British and Portuguese. Calangute Beach is the largest beach in North Goa and Panaji is the place for premium floating casino in Goa on the banks of the Mandovi river estuary.

Goa is well known for its golden sand, palm trees, picturesque sunsets, nightlife and party places on the beaches like Baga, Candolim, Calangute, Sinquerim and Palolem.

Khardung La, Ladakh

Khardung La mountain pass in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. The road is one of the world’s highest motorable road at 5,359 m (17,582 ft) and best place for motorcycle tour in India.

Kangchenjunga Peak, Sikkim

Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain peak in India and the third highest mountain in the world, lies between Nepal and Sikkim. The Biosphere reserve is also first Mixed Heritage site of India and home to many rare mammal species such as snow leopard, Himalayan tahr and red panda.

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers is most famous for rugged mountain wilderness, endemic alpine flowers, mountains meadows, high altitude valley, scenic landscape and rare and endangered animals. The Himalayan valley is part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and one of the most famous trekking place of Uttarakhand along with Hemkund Sahib, Bedini Bugyal and Roopkund Trek.

Kerala Backwaters, Kerala

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Backwaters of Kerala has a large network of interconnected canals, rivers and five large lakes linked by National Waterways and also the only place in India with backwater tourism. Vembanad is the largest lake of Kerala, providing a green hue to the surrounding landscape and unique ecosystem.

Vembanad lake of Kerala is the longest lake in India and the estuary ecosystem along with Ashtamudi Lake are the most visited backwater destination in Kerala well known for its houseboat and backwater resorts.

Sundarbans Mangroves, West Bengal

Sundarbans Mangroves is a ecoregion and also the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem, home to a great variety of plants and animals. The Sundarbans is home to swamp tigers of India and offers rich wildlife habitat for unique sea snake, saltwater crocodile and Asian water monitor.

Bhitarkanika Mangroves of Odisha, Godavari-Krishna mangroves, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh and Pichavaram Mangrove Forest in Tamil Nadu are other well known stretch of mangrove forests in India.

Thar Desert, Rajasthan

Sand Dunes of Great Indian Thar desert offers most outstanding experience along with spectacular landscapes and scenic view. Camel safari and Jeep safari are the best ways to to explore majestic sand dunes of Thar desert around the city of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner.

Desert National Park of Rajasthan is the second largest national parks in India by area and excellent example of the Thar Desert ecosystem, also haven for migratory and resident birds including endangered great Indian bustard.

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

The Great Rann of Kutch is also part of the Great Indian Thar desert and largest salt deserts in the world. The coastal salt marsh along with white desert, adjoining Banni grasslands and the seasonal wetlands are most popular tourist attractions in Gujarat.

Sasan Gir, Gujarat

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Sasan Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat is part of the dry deciduous forests ecoregion and most important protected areas in India where Asiatic lions occur with a total population of 523 as per survey conducted in May 2015.

Maujli Island, Assam

Maujli River Island of Assam is also a district and listed in Guinness Book of World Records as the largest river island in the world. The island is formed by the Brahmaputra and its tributaries and only accessible by ferries from the beautiful city of Jorhat.

Nongkhnum Island of Meghalaya is the second largest river island in India and also the biggest river island of Meghalaya, Located about 14 Kms from Nongstoin where Langshiang Falls is also located.

Chilka Lagoon – Odisha

Chilka Lake on the east coast of India is is the largest coastal lagoon in India and wintering ground for over 160 species of migratory birds, many species of plants and animals. The lake is home to rare and threatened animal species such as Irrawaddy dolphin, Wallago attu, green sea turtle and dugong.

Gandikota Canyon, Andhra Pradesh

Penna river Canyon near Gandikota village is known for its scenic and spectacular landscape, The deep gorge is also known as Grand Canyon of India and going to develop as one of the major tourist hub of Andhra Pradesh.

There is another most famous place near by called Belum Caves, largest cave system of India and second largest caves on the Indian Subcontinent after the Krem Liat Prah caves in Meghalaya.

Loktak Lake, Manipur

Loktak Lake is only of its kind in the world, famous for the phumdis, floating national park and last natural home of the endangered Sangai deer in India. Keibul Lamjao National Park is an integral part of Loktak Lake where endemic and endangered Sangai deer found also the state animal of Manipur.

Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu

Nilgiri Mountains or blue mountains of India are part of the Western Ghats in South India and home to largest number of mountains peaks above 6,600 ft. Doddabetta is the highest peak of Nilgiri Mountains and the Nilgiri Hills are part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, home to rich in flora and fauna that includes Nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque and endangered nilgiri langur.

Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

Araku Valley is a must visit place in Andhra Pradesh, located near the Visakhapatnam city in the Eastern Ghats and home to different tribes, Galikonda hill and Most attractive places around includes Galikonda View Point, Borra Caves and Coffee Museum.

Shola Grassland, Karnataka

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Kudremukh range in Karnataka is also a small hill station with picturesque horse’s face mountain and home to the natural grassland and shola forest.
The shola forest and grassland is part of the Western Ghats and an important place that supporting three large mammal predators in South India.

Terai Savanna, Uttar Pradesh

Terai Duar savanna and grasslands are world’s tallest grasslands, found the ecoregion of Awesome Assam along the Brahmaputra river, Dooars in West Bengal and in Dudhwa National Park of Uttar Pradesh. Dudhwa National Park of Uttar Pradesh is a Terai and marshy grasslands ecosystem, supporting a large number of endangered species including Indian rhinoceros, hog deer and barasingha.

Kaziranga and Manas National Park of Assam are also offers the variant of the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands, home to largest population of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, Golden langur and wild Asiatic water buffalo.

Krem Liat Prah, Meghalaya

Krem Liat Prah is the longest natural cave of the Indian subcontinent and one of the known 150 known caves in the state of Meghalaya. The cave is about 34 kilometers in length, makes in longest cave in India followed by Belum Caves are largest and longest cave system and Borra Caves are deepest caves in the country.

Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls is currently the tallest plunge waterfall in India with total height of 340m, followed by Nohsngithiang Falls or Mawsmai Falls, Kynrem Falls and Langshiang Falls in Meghalaya, located near Cherrapunji in Khasi Hills district.

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

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Kanha Tiger Reserve is the largest National Park in Central India and
divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, home to significant population of Bengal tiger and barasingha, also among the top 10 most famous places for tourist in India. Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park and Pench National Park are the most popular national park of Madhya Pradesh.

Agumbe Rainforest, Karnataka

Agumbe Rainforest is also known as Cherrapunji of the South, home to list of waterfalls, scenery and trekking places to hill villages. The evergreen ecosystem host high level of biodiversity and a popular destination for bird watchers and photographers for Lion-tailed macaque, Great Hornbil and King Cobra.

Bedini Bugyal, Uttarakhand

Bedini Bugyal is lesser known high altitude Himalayan Alpine meadow, on the way to Roopkund trek in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The lush green grasslands is home wide range of flower varieties including Brahm Kamal or Saussurea obvallata, state flower of Uttarakhand.

Lake Tsomgo, Sikkim

Lake Tsomgo or Changu Lake is located 40 kilometres from the capital Gangtok at an elevation of 3,753 m (12,313 ft) and one of the highest lakes in India that remains frozen during the winter season and surrounded by steep snow covered mountains.

Tso Lhamo Lake and Gurudongmar Lake are two more famous high altitude lakes in Sikkim, remains completely frozen in the winter months.

Anamudi Mountain, Kerala

Anamudi mountain and peak in the Western Ghats are also known as Everest of South India and highest point in India south of Himalayas at an elevation of 2,695 metres (8,842 ft) also the highest peak in the Western Ghats of India.

Khajjiar Plateau, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjiar hill station and a small plateau is located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie and surrounded by beautiful meadows and also has very rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest.

Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

Malshej Ghat of Maharashtra in the Western Ghats range is known for series of waterfalls during monsoons, known for several types avian population and trekking trails. August and September are good time to visit Malshej Ghat during monsoon months and a perfect getaway from busy city life from Mumbai and Pune.

Coral Reefs, Lakshadweep

Coral reefs are the most dynamic ecosystems of India, provide a sanctuary for marine life and also protect the coastline from erosion. Lakshadweep has coral atolls of 36 islands, Andaman Islands also has healthy biodiversity of marine life along with Gulf of Mannar, Gulf of Kutch,Tarkarli in Maharashtra and Netrani Island in Karnataka.

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