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Season of summer always comes as treat for everyone. It is the time of the year when you think about spending some days with your friends and family. Schools are off for the summer holidays, colleges get new admission procedure and offices goers are planning to take a leave from their busy schedule. Luckly for us, we have plenty of Public holidays in May when you can actually spend some quality time with your near and dear ones.

  1. May Day and Maharashtra Day
  2. Rabindra Jayanti
  3. Buddha Purnima
  4. Sikkim State Day
  5. Nazrul Jayanti
  6. Maharana Pratap Jayanti
  7. Guru Arjan Dev Martyr Day

1. May Day and Maharashtra Day

Maharashtra Day

The month of May commence with a happy start, the very first day of the month brings smile to everyone’s face as it is the day of holiday. This is it is special because it brings a long weekend with it. Both the days, Maharashtra Day and May Day is recognized in most of the part of the country. The Maharashtra Day, evident to its name is obviously celebrated in the state only while the May Day is acknowledged as a public holiday in many Indian states such as Punjab, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, West Bengal, Assam and Bihar. People of Maharashtra on this day can spend exploring the nearest and exotic getaways from the state while people of different states can off to some off-beat locations which can help in making some unforgettable memories of your life. If you are in Maharashtra and in Mumbai, then Mumbai Day tours can be a best option. You can explore places like Bhandardara, Tadoba and Chikhaldara, Assam and Majuli and Manas National Park and many more.

2. Rabindra Jayanti

Rabindra Jayanti

Rabindranath Tagore, an iconic poet and a literature giant, a great personality who has established his name in the golden words in the world of literature and art. On 9th May, we all celebrate his birthday with all zeal and enthusiasm. But this celebration is mostly seen in the state of West Bengal, India. Famous as Rabindra Jayanti, this event is recognized as the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. The interesting part of this day is that, it is celebrate typically on the 25th day of the first month of Bengali calendar. As the event is falling on Tuesday, you can arrange your prior weekend off in a way to enjoy the four days of long holidays. If you are on your Kolkata tours you can witness the great cultural program that inspire from the work of Tagore. Jorasanko Thakurbai, the ancestral house of Tagore throws special charm on this day which could be a pleasing experience for you under your Cultural and Heritage walk in India.

3. Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima

Celebrated as the birth of Lord Gautam Buddha, Buddha Purnima is celebrated with through the country with same zeal and enthusiasm. Generally falls on the full moon day according to the Hindu month of Vaisakh the festival is celebrated throughout the country. The interesting part of this festival is that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment (nirvana) on the very same day (the full moon day). This year the festival is falling on Wednesday, so it would be one day celebration however if you are in West Bengal, then there’s a good news for you as this festival is falling right after the Rabindra Jayanti. So if People of Kolkata you just need to take an off on Monday and then you will have a of days long vacation with you. During these five days you can explore nearby locations such as Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Bankura. If you want to spend your holidays at location you can enjoy your day observing celebration of Buddha Purnima in India. The charismatic aura of this festival can be experienced in Buddhist Population areas in India such as Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh. Buddha Purnima in India is a perfect time to visit the Buddhist Monasteries Pilgrim sites in India.

4. Sikkim State Day

It was year 1975 when a small state of Sikkim decided to merge with India and become its’ 22nd state. Located in the lap of huge Kanchenjunga Sikkim, ever since have started celebrating 16th May as Sikkim State Day till now. Clean, Pure and Soothing, the state of Sikkim is a prominent tourist hub that falls under North India tour packages. The state of Sikkim is filled with many tourist attractions which you can explore on your day off. This Second smallest state of India, Sikkim also houses many Ayurveda centres where you can spend your day and gets rejuvenated after a hectic daily schedule. These Ayurveda centers are quite famous among Ayurveda tours in India, which are visited by thousands of travellers from across the world. You can also explore the pristine beauty of this state while visiting the Tsomgo and Changu Lake along with the historical Nathula Pass that have charismatic Himalayas view.

5. Nazrul Jayanti

Nazrul Jayanti

Kazi Nazrul Islam a great poet who has created wonders in the Bengali literature. He is a writer, poet, musician and also a revolutionary. It’s his birthday that is celebrated on this day. People of Tripura and Bangladesh celebrate this festival specially. This year, the event is falling on Friday that gives you a long weekend to celebrate your Holidays in India. Marked as the birth anniversary of “Rebel Poet”, the day is also celebrated with huge celebration in the neighboring country, Bangladesh. Many parts of West Bengal and Tripura also celebrate this day. Coming with a long weekend, you can take an opportunity to lose yourself in the pristine natural beauty of the state filled with charismatic valleys and green carpeted mountains. Here are some major Tourist attractions in Tripura which you might consider visiting, Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary, Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Jampui Hills, Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Unakoti, and many more.

6. Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

The legendary king of Mewar, Maharana Pratap, was one of those few people who commenced first war against Independence and is one of the greatest kings of Rajasthan. Maharana Pratap Jayanti is considered as the birth anniversary of the king. According to the historians Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th 1540 in the Kumbhalgarh in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. According to Hindu calendar it is celebrated on Jyeshtha Shukla. This year we have the event falls on Sunday and is recognized as the public holidays in Haryana, Himachal and Rajasthan. So if you are planning for Day tours in India, start your tour by visiting Haryana, Himachal or Rajasthan. Trip to Himachal will definitely be a treat for your Summer holidays in India.

7. Guru Arjan Dev Martyr Day

Guru Arjan Dev Martyr Day

A prominent Sikh day mostly famous in Punjab, Guru Arjan Dev Martyr Day is a tribute to the first martyr of the Sikkhism, Guru Arjan. Guru Arjan was the fifth Sikh Guru among the ten gurus. The is observed with devotion and visit Golden Temple in India. People of Sikh faith recite Gurubani in the temple, organize Bhog, akhand Paath or Guru Granth Sahib and serve the poor. Tales of his torture and execution by Jahangir is a major part of Sikh Narative. Amritsar is a prominent place in Temple tours of India because of the Golden Temple presence. You can spend your day at your nearest gurudwara, listen kirtans and hear the kathas recited from Guru Granth Sahib. If you get time explore the beauty of Punjab by visiting the plush paddy fields or by visiting Tourist attractions in Amritsar such as Jallianwala Bagh, Wagh Border and many more.

Conclusion

May is here, holidays are upon us and you are all ready to explore India in many unexpected way which you might have never imagined. We have tried to cover all the holidays which covers all the destinations of the country that will offer you a memorable India tours experience.

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The season has come when the Sun is scorching upon us, hot winds blows away the charm of environ and when people prefer to stay in home most of the time. Yes, the month of May is upon us, the time when we all wish to spend our holidays at some place where we can rid of the sweatiness. During this time of the year schools, colleges and other academic institution are on with their summer holidays.

Places in India To Visit In May

To sooth you with the pleasing experience of summer, we have handpicked some of the awesome places in India where you can rejuvenate yourself by visiting this May. Here are Best Places in India to Visit in May.

  1. Munnar
  2. Kodaikanal
  3. Mount Abu
  4. Ooty
  5. Coonoor
  6. Kashmir
  7. Lakshadweep Island
  8. Shimla
  9. Tawang
  10. Gangtok
  11. Pachmarhi
  12. Manalli
  13. Darjeeling
  14. Dharamshala
  15. Ranikhet
  16. Kalimpong
  17. Mussoorie
  18. Nainital

1. Munnar

Located in the lap of God’s own country, Munnar is listed among the best Hill Station of South India. Plush green landscapes, huge forest hills, water-falls and exotic species of flora and fauna, all make this place a perfect option to spend time during South India Tours. While visiting here you will love to see the elephants at the Carmelagiri Elephant Park in Munnar. Adventure lovers can spend their time by doing biking and trekking. Echo point, Western Ghats and Sita Devi Lake are some of the most prominent Tourist Attractions in Munnar. Walking and strolling through the green tea plantations and exploring Eravikulam National Park are a perfect choice for Nature enthusiasts.

Suggested Tour: 3 Nights 4 Days Coimbatore Munnar Tour Package

2. Kodaikanal

Located in the lap in of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is indeed a spectacular hill station and is one of the best places to visit in India in May. Kodaikanal is listed among the major Destinations in South India. People on India Tourism visit this place and get enchanted by its beauty. When you visit here do not forget to visit the amazing Kodaikanal Boat Club where you paddle the boat and go for row boating here. If you really wish to renew yourself in the most amazing natural way you can go to Kodaikanal Yoga Centre and also take a visit to Bear Shola Falls. The shimmering and glittering Kodaikanal Lake is one of the best places to hang-out with your friends. Some of the most amazing tourist attractions in Kodaikanal are Shemmbaganur Museum of Natural History, Berijam Lake, Pillar Rocks, Kurinji Temple, Silent Valley and many more.

3. Mount Abu

The place is an oasis in the scorching desert state Rajasthan. Wrapped around with the majestic ranges of Aravali Mount Abu is a beautiful place to spend time with your near and dear ones. Travellers from not only India but from across the word visit Mount Abu and get a different experience of Rajasthan apart from, forts, palaces, deserts and camels. Mount Abu is a pleasing place to visit in India during May. The place is filled with several lakes, green forests, rivers and waterfalls that will make your tour memorable and sooth your mind, body and soul. One of major Tourist Attractions of Mount Abu is Toad Rock as it’s resembled to that of toad. From top of the rock you can you cherish the shimmering view of Nakki Lake. Other attractions include Dilwara Jain Temple, Abu Road, Achalgarh Village, Guru Shikar, Adhar Devi temple and much more. Mount Abu holds a prominent position in Rajasthan Tourism.

Suggested Tour: Udaipur With Mount Abu

4. Ooty

Tamil Nadu, one of the prominent South Indian state is a beautiful and charming place that houses abundance of natural beauty. One of the places in the state is Ooty. Enchantingly filled with the abundance of natural beauty, Ooty is a nice place to visit in India in May. This beautiful and scenic hill-station is filled with lush greenery and people get the most amazing view of Nilgiris from this place. Doddabetta Peak in Ooty is Beautiful Tourist Spot in Ooty. It is the place from where one can enjoy the city view of the place. You being on your Ooty Tours can enjoy the strolling through the multicolored botanical gardens and nature walk at Cairn Hill where you will love watching the various species of birds and animals peeking out now and then. Two beautiful lakes Upper Bhavani Lake and Pykara Lake are the places to enjoy some time in tranquility. Ooty is a perfect place to spend your honeymoon time under Honeymoon Tour Package especially at the Western Catchment where you can literally see mountains touching the clouds in skies.

Suggested Tour: 3 Nights 4 Days Bangalore Ooty Tour Package

5. Coonoor

The mesmerizing and the enchanting piece of land located in the heart of Tamil Nadu, the southern Indian state. Coonoor is another beautiful hill-station in south India. It is the second largest Hill Station in Tamil Nadu and is located only 50 km away from Ooty. Coonoor is another pasture land filled with amazing tea gardens. More peaceful and calm than Ooty, Coonoor also makes a perfect spot to get off from summer heat in May. During your visit in Coonoor you can take a ride on the heritage train and enjoy the picturesque hills and nature side. Some of the major tourist attractions of the place are Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, The Laws Falls, Sim’s Park, Lambs Rock, Dolphin Nose, The taj Garden retreat and Hidden Valley which are just to name a few.

6. Kashmir

Coronating the Northern side of India, Kashmir can be called as the heaven on earth. Kashmir is a part of Jammu and Kashmir where Kashmir is denote to only Kashmir Valley which is lying in between Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. One of the most amazing and spectacular places of North India, Kashmir houses the valley which is full of lakes and vibrant colored of flora wrapping around it. The mesmerizing Dal Lake is an important tourist attraction where you can enjoy the boat ride. The sun rays reflecting through the waters spread a beautiful and spectacular view along with the beautifully colored of flora surrounding them. Kashmir is a place which can opt for honeymoon during North India Tours.

Also Read: 6 Best Things to Do In Jammu and Kashmir

7. Lakshadweep Island

All those who love to spend some time with Mother Nature; this place is perfect place for all of them. This island is located in the majestic Arabian Sea, which makes this place more spectacular and mesmerizing. Lakshadweep is a place where one can indulge in various water sports activities including aqua sports also. But if you are planning to visit this place, just remember to visit Lakshadweep you require a special permit. Do take a visit to Minicoy Island during the Lakshadweep visit. While taking a walk you will feel as if you are walking in a framed picture and what add values to it is image of still blue water and serene white sand. Lakshadweep also enhances your Wildlife Tour Package with the presence of several natural parks that sooth your soul. The rich Aquatic Marine Life is amazing to experience.

8. Shimla

The beautiful and enchanting north Indian city, Shimla is one of the best places to visit in India during Shimla Tours. It is a popular North Indian Hill Station especially among newly-wed couples. Nature freaks will love to explore the nature and adventurous activities. The place is filled with many churches and cathedrals, visiting which will fill you with divinity and your soul with peace. The city also houses some real contemporary places such as restaurants, resorts and where you can renew yourself. If you visit Shimla in late May and in June first week you may get a chance to be a part of the most spectacular Summer Festival and baby Pageants too. Some prominent Tourist Attractions in India are Christ Church, Jakhoo Hill, Chadwick Falls and Kurfi which are just to name a few. Do not forget to enjoy the ride in a toy train in Shimla.

Also Read: Things To Do In Shimla

9. Tawang

Arunachal Pradesh, a beautiful north Indian state, filled with abundance of natural beauty, Tawang is place which is located in the heart of the state. Tawang is house of oldest Buddhist monasteries which is listed among major tourist attractions. Though the place is not so popular yet it is the best place where you can spend some really great and memorable moments of your life. Tawang is a house of many water spots such as Pamlamh Teng Tso Lake and Nuranang Waterfall. Some of the best tourist attractions in Tawang arr Monastery, Taktsang Gompa, Bumla Pass, Tawang War Memorial and many more.

10. Gangtok

It is located in Sikkim in its Indian and is one of the best places to visit in hot days of summers. The might Himalaya offers a picturesque view to its travellers. Snow-capped mountains, tall alpine trees and white snowy land make this place a perfect tourist spot for you. The Buddhist monasteries and green tea plantations make a perfect combo of North India Holidays. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Gangtok are Nathula Pass, Tosmgo Lake, baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple and Himalayan Zoological etc.

11. Pachmarhi

Listed among the perfect summer gateway, Pachmarhi is a beautiful and silent place where one can enjoy spending time with tranquility. The place is located amidst the lap of central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The place houses sever caves and waterfalls one of which includes Pachmaarhi Lake for boating and Apsara Vihara pond where you can take dip into the same and get rejuvenated in the hot months of summer. You can also enjoy trekking at Pandavas Caves. Some of the prominent tourist attractions are Bee falls, the Handi Khoh, Forsyth Point and Priyadarshani Point and many more.

12. Manali

Located in the heart of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is one of the famous tourist attractions in India and is a best place to spend holidays in May. Tow most amazing Tourist Spots in Manali where you can embrace the cool weather of the place are Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Himalayan Range. During your visit to Manali you can enjoy exploring tourist attractions sites such as Jogini Falls, Solang valley and Rohtang Valley. The visit to Shri Hari Yoga Ashram will be a pleasing experience for your Yoga Tourism in India.

13. Darjeeling

Here we have included one ore scenic hill station filled with natural beauty where you can enjoy pleasing chilling weather of the town during the hot month of May. Watching the Sun rising behind the Mount Kanchenjunga Range will provide you a spectacular view of the life time. You will love exploring eastern Himalayan Range which is covered in Snow from the Tiger Hill. When the weather is clear you can also see the great and mighty Himalayan ranges. Adventure freaks can go for mountaineering over here. Major Tourist Spots in Darjeeling are Snow Leopard, Tibetan Wolf and Red Pandas which can be found in Darjeeling Zoo.

14. Dharamshala

Dharamshala a place where nature blesses the land with charisma and beauty is one of the finest places in India where you can enjoy the Holidays in North India. One can enjoy the most memorable and pleasing walk of their life through the Kangra valleys’s tea plantations and many more. If you are looking for peace and wish to spend your time in peace, then you can go for meditation at Namgyal Monastery. You can also enjoy a boat ride in the Dal Lake. Dharamshala is located in a heart of Himachal Pradesh will soon going to be included in the smart cities of India. Dharamshala Tourism brings lots of tourist spot options for you such as Dharamkot, Trinud, Dalai Lama temple, Kangra Fort, Kangra Art Museum and many more.

15. Ranikhet

Uttarakhand is an amazing North Indian state which is hallowed with the natural richness and its city, Ranikhet is a beautiful place where one can spend some real great moments with their friends and family during the summer time in India. The beautiful cantonment parks is a perfect place to de-stress yourself in the hot summer weather. It was established during the British Rule. The environment of Ranikhet is so clean and fresh that you will forget about the pollution completely. Located near the Indian capital Delhi, Ranikhet offers a spectacular distant view of Himalayan mountain range.

16. Kalimpong

West Bengal, a beautiful place located in the western part of the country houses Kalimpong which is a beautiful hill station in terms of weather and cottages. Its beauty and aura will make you remember about the beauty of Darjeeling. The shimmering and glowing Teesta River is a place where you can enjoy the fishing. If you are with your family then do visit the amazing Kalimpong Science Centre. One of the best escape from summers, you can enjoy participating in outdoor activities life parasailing, river rafting and Tubing. Kalimpong Cactus Nursery is place that houses vivid species of Pine and cactus.

17. Mussoorie

A word that brings a picture of spread green landscapes, majestic hills, cloud capped mountains and copiousness of natural beauty. Mussoorie is a perfect place if you are planning to spend your India holidays in the lap of Mother Nature. When you come to Mussoorie do take a visit to Kempty Falls and Rjaji National Park which are prominent tourist attractions of the place. Municipal garden is a place where you will enjoy watching vividly hues flora and flowers. The wildlife lovers can enjoy their time at Benog Wildlife Sanctuary at Mussorie Adventure Park. Snow Adventure Zone is nice place for kids and adults too.

18. Nainital

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Hot winds are started blowing, schools are wind down for the summer vacations and everyone is ready with their bag baggage packed to start with their India tour packages. Month of May brings lots of excitement with it when tourist from all across the country travellers across different states and enjoy the beauty and charisma of India.

Here we have brought to you the list of festivals and events that takes place in May which enhance your experience of exploring the country. Have a look on the Indian events and festivals to Enjoy in May 2018.

  1. Villianur Temple Car Festival
  2. Thrissur Pooram
  3. Buddha Purnima
  4. Moatsu Festival
  5. Dhungri Mela
  6. Mount Abu Summer Festival

1. Villianur Temple Car Festival

Villianur Temple Car Festival

Pondicherry, one of the seven Union territories of India, organizes Villianur Temple Car Festival which reflects the perfect blend of all cultures, religion and traditions. On the day of the occasion Lord Thirukamemswara Kukilambal was taken out for procession on a plush decorated chariot. Pulling ornately Chariot of Lord is considered as the good omen among the devotees and is also considered as the holiest traditions on this day.  People on their procession distribute curd, buttermilk, rice and other items to crowd. Visiting Pondicherry during this time of month makes your South India tour package memorable.

Read Also: Famous India Festivals in April Month

Suggested Tour: South India Temple Tour

2. Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram

South Indian state of India, Kerala which is also known as God’s own country is a house of spectacular natural beauty and the majestic heritage and historical sites. Popularly called as the house of temples, Kerala organizes Thrissur Pooram which is arguably the largest temple festivals in Kerala. This magnificent festival is celebrated on a grand level and is generally celebrated according to the Malyalam calendar. Through this festival one can get a chance to see the spectacular amalgamation of the spiritual and cultural essence of Kerala. This grand festival includes more than 250 drumming musicians playing the folk tunes along with that several ornately and painted elephants all decked-up in a single line. This festival is considered as the mother of all poorams and was started organizing with the participation of 10 Kerala temples which visiting which will be a pleasing experience for Temples tours in India. Drum concerts, firecrackers, cultural and folk program are the major attractions.

Read Also: The Unusual and Strange Regional Festivals of India

Suggested Tour: 6 Nights 7 Days Amazing Kerala

3. Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima is the birthday celebration of Gautam Buddha. It is celebrated on the full moon day in Vaisakh month according to the Hindu calendar. The festival is considered as the most prestigious and sacred festival of Buddhism. Buddha Purnima in India is celebrated with all enthusiasm and passion, people on this day partaking in prayers, reciting the hymns from Holy Scripture while some people spend their day doing meditations, processions and many more other recreational activities. During this time, you can travel in the Buddhist Tourist Train, Mahaparinirvan Express which takes you to all major pilgrimage sites of India where you can experience the grandeur of Buddha Jayanti in India.

Read Also: 8 Most Famous Cultural Festivals In India

4. Moatsu Festival

Moatsu Festival

This is an agrarian festival which is celebrated by the Mo tribe in Nagaland. This festival is celebrated on the first week of the May month. This festival is marked as the end of the planting and harvest season. This festival is similar to that of the Baisakhi and Bihu festivals which are celebrated in other states of the country. This festival holds a prominence among the locals. During this time people of Mo community dance and sing to celebrate the harvest season. A huge bonfire is lit and all the men and women sit around the bonfire and enjoy the special food.

Read Also: Events and Festivals in India in September 2018

5. Dhungri Mela

Dhungri Mela

Manali one of the beautiful hill stations of India is a perfect place to spend time during your North India tours. Visited by thousands of travellers every year, Manali houses some of the most amazing places which will tell you about the culture and traditions of this place. Dhungri Mela in Manali is a significant festival which runs for three days. This festival is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of Goddess Hidimba, (a mythological character from Mahabharata). A giant procession is taken on this day which is worth watching. With that you can also enjoy the fair arranged by the locals here. Filled with eating joints this festival is the soul of Manali which graced with the folk dance of Kullu Natti by the local performers.

Read Also: Visit International Shimla Summer Festival in June

Suggested Tour: Shimla Manali Tour Package

6. Mount Abu Summer Festival

Mount Abu Summer Festival

Famous as Oasis of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is the only hill-station in the hot state of Rajasthan. The time of summer festival is the best time that you can enjoy visiting this charming hill station. Mount Abu holds a prominent place in Rajasthan tours. One can enjoy the charming sceneries, pristine lakes and ancient monuments of the hill-station which will allow make you introduce you with vibrant culture of Rajasthan. Mount Abu Summer Festival includes folk dances, ballad songs and a thrilling boat race on the shimmering Nakki Lake. The festival also organizes many sports festivals that would conclude with fireworks. What graces your evening is the Sham-E-Qawwali where you can enjoy listening great Qawwali singers coming from all over India.

Read Also: 10 Must Attend Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

Suggested Tour: Udaipur With Mount Abu Tour

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Kerala, God’s Own Country is a beautiful south Indian state whose beauty can be described in the hues of gold and green. Plush greenery on the one hand and glorious temples coated in the gold on the other will give you a perfect south india tours experience. People from all across the world visit Kerala and to give them impeccable comfort, Kerala is houses with several Homestays where you can stay and relax in the home like environment.

Seeing the growing popularity of these Homestays, we have brought you a list of famous Homestays in the state that will bring you more close to the rich history, traditions and culture of the country.

  1. Emerald Isle Homestays in Alleppey
  2. Varikatt Heritage in Thiruvananthapuram
  3. Noah’s Ark Homestay in Kochi
  4. Misty Meadows Homestay – Wayanad

1. Emerald Isle Homestays in Alleppey

Emerald Isle Homestays in Alleppey

Emerald Isle Home stay is a beautiful, huge home stay which is boasted with the great history of 150 years. Yes, this property is a century old and is famous for offering a perfect homely experience to its guests. This highly awarded home stay is a best to experience the legendary heritage of Kerala.  The property is located at the bank of Pampa River and is overlooking to the lush green paddy fields. For the comfort of the guests the majority portion of this century old house is equipped its room with best amenities and modern facilities. While staying in here one can enjoy boating, cruise riding, fishing, Ayurveda therapies and nature walking which make your Kerala tour packages more enhancing.

Suggested Tour: 13 Days Excellent Kerala Tour

2. Varikatt Heritage in Thiruvananthapuram

Varikatt Heritage in Thiruvananthapuram

This house is one of the ancient sites in Kerala. This 18th century historical home is a perfect way to experience the rich culture and heritage of the country. Located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram this site was primarily built in the Indo-Saracenic style. This beautiful property is recognizes as the heritage home by the Kerala State Department of Tourism. The rooms in the home stay are available in options like deluxe double rooms, deluxe suite that are available with spacious verandah that overlooks lush green garden, a badminton court and scenic view. Relaxing and soothing Ayurvedic massage therapies will give you a pleasing experience of Ayurveda Tour Packages.

3. Noah’s Ark Homestay in Kochi

Noah’s Ark Homestay in Kochi

Kochi is majorly famous for its picturesque beauty and heritage sites, but the homestays of Kochi are other prominent attractions that will make your tour memorable. This beautiful home stay is believed to be the pioneer of the home stay culture in India. This beautiful home stay lures travellers and thaw your heart with you warm welcome and hospitality by the family of this home stay. The rooms in the home stay are well-furnished and are fitted with all modern amenities with high speed Hi-Fi facility.

4. Misty Meadows Homestay – Wayanad

Misty Meadows Homestay – Wayanad

Beautiful surroundings and charming greenery has made Misty Meadows Homestay a perfect tourist attraction in Kerala. This pleasing homestay overlooks the Karapuzha reservoir. This place is also featuring as the romantic getaway to escape in the blissful natural beauty of Wayanad.  Located amidst the natural bliss this homestay is compact with beautiful rooms that are developed according to the privacy. The lush plantation of coffee, banana, areca, pepper and cardamom around the homestay makes this homestay more alluring.

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The land of spirituality, the land of temples, Uttarakhand is indeed a famous north Indian state that is wrapped with the Tibet in North, Nepal in east and with Himachal Pradesh in west. Filled with abundance of natural beauty and charm, the hill stations of Uttarakhand are jewel on the crown of India. Uttarakhand plays a vital role in North India tourism with the presence of some of the best hill stations of north India.

Here we have brought to you a consolidated list of some of the best hill stations in Uttarakhand visiting which will surely be an enhancing experience.

  1. Mussoorie
  2. Nainital
  3. Pangot
  4. Abbott Mount
  5. Almora

1. Mussoorie

Mussoorie

The hill station of Mussoorie is known as the most amazing hill stations in the state of Uttarakhand. Because of its intrigue beauty and charm Mussoorie is often called as the “Queen of the Hills”. The one who watch the scenic beauty of this place gets enchanted and compels to travel back to savor the breathtaking beauty of this place. The majestic views of Himalaya will give you the unexplainable peace and rejuvenating experience.

Best Time To Visit – In summers = March to June | In Winters = September to November

Best Attractions – Benog Hill Trek, Kempty Falls Trek, Yamuna Bridge Trek, George Everest Park and Bhadraraj Temple Trek

Read Also: 10 Best Locations in Uttarakhand for Film Shooting

2. Nainital

Nainital

Another prominent hill station in India which is famous among travellers from not only India also among the international travellers, Nainital is indeed a treat destination among the travellers. Famous among the honeymooners, Nainital is a pleasing place that offers numbers of scenic beauty which make this place a perfect tourist destination. The lush green hills, plush meadows and snow-capped Himalayas in backdrop make Uttarakhand a perfect tourist site. The locals of the place has huge believe in Goddess Naina Devi who is considered highly auspicious and most of the tourist attraction places are named after Goddess Naina Devi.

Best Time To Visit – In Summers = March to June | In winters =October to February

Best Attractions – Naina Devi temple, Sher Ka Danda Ridge, Guano Hils, Tiffin Top and Eco Caves Gardens, Nainital Zoo, Naini Lake, The Mall Road

Read Also: Get Personal With Nature In Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

3. Pangot

Pangot

Famous as the paradise of birdwatchers, Pangot is a small hamlet located 15 km from the hill station of Nainital. This is also a picturesque hill station which is which is serving as the house of more than 250 species of birds national and migratory. To reach Pangot one has to pass through the forest area of Cheena Peak via Snow View Point and Kilbury. Pangot being a major bird watching centre, also houses with a birding lodge where you can watch various birds of various species indulging in the cheerful activities which will surely be a treat for the eyes. If you wish to capture the beauty of Pangot at its best then you must take the pictures at Snow View Point and at Kilbury. It will remain with you a pleasing memory of your north India tour packages.

Best Time To Visit – In Summers = March To May | In Winters = October & November

Best Attractions = Nainital, SatTal, Bhim Tal, Mukteshwar, Jim Corbett National Park, Haldwani, Almora, Ranikhet, Kausani

Suggested Tour: 5 Nights 6 Days Shimla Manali Tour Package

4. Abbott Mount

Abbott Mount

Abbott Mount is a charming place and it is famous for the European style bungalows which are nicely manicured and has huge play-ground. The life here is quite simple and alluring and teaches visitors about the simplicity of the life. This beautiful place is drenched in the dew drops of nature that offers a spectacular view to everyone. A heaven to all nature lovers, Abbott Mount is blessed with dense and rich vegetation and is compact with flourishing Himalayan wildlife. Activities such as bird watching, trekking and nature walking are quite famous among the travellers.

Best Time To Visit – In Summers = March to June | In Winters = September to November

Best Attractions – Abbott Mount Church, Pancheshwar Mahadev Temple, Champawat, Banasur Ka Quila, Lohaghat, Mayawati Ashram

5. Almora

Almora

It is a beautiful place which is located in the lap of Uttrakhand. Flourishing with picturesque landscape and mesmerizing rich culture, the Almora has everything that makes your India tours a memorable one. Almora is located at a height of 1638m above the sea level and is mostly famous for its unique style which is there in the shape of horse shoe. Almora natural beauty is surrounded by the dwindling pines, old oaks and an enigmatic divine aura which will force you to return to this beautiful city again.

Best Time To Visit – In Summers – March to June | In Winters – September to November

Best Attractions –Kesar Devi, Smtola, Kalimat, Chital Golu Devta Temple, Kesar Devi Temple, Govind Ballabh Pant Public Museum, Nanda Devi Temple Almora.

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Whenever the name Goa appears on our mind, the first things that we think about are the balmy beaches, tall waving palm grooves, lip-smacking sea food and vibrant enthusiastic night life. Goa tourism has everything for its travellers. Although the state is quite famous for its gothic Portuguese style architectures, cathedrals and old churches, there are many things in this small state which is yet to be explored.

Temples in Goa are some of those places in honeymooners’ paradise which are though less explored but still quite famous among the locals. These Goa temples are the perfect example of the blend of Portuguese, Hindu, Islamic and Nagari architectural style. Lets’ proceed further and discuss about the best 5 Goa temples and get acquainted with the new phase of Goa.

  1. Shri Bhagwati Temple
  2. Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple
  3. Shri Chandranath Temple
  4. Shri Devaki Krishna Temple
  5. Mallikarjuna Temple

1. Shri Bhagwati Temple

Shri Bhagwati Temple

Holding a rich history of 500 years, the Shri Bhagwati Temple is one of the oldest Goan Temples. The uniqueness of the architecture is amazing and is worth watching which will give you a fine idea about the vision of the architecture the then time. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati who is also called as Ashtabhuja Goddess. To reach here one can take bus or ferry services which would be cost effective.

Temple in Brief –

  • The temple is boasted with two amazing Deepstambh.
  • The major festivals celebrated over here are Dussehra and Annual Zatra.
  • The architecture of the temple is quite unique and is different to all other temples of India.

Read Also: Explore Krishna Temples in India in 7 Days

Suggested Tour: 2 Nights 3 Days Goa Tour Package

2. Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple

Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple

The beautiful and amazing temple of Lord Shiva is a 12th century marvel which is boasting with the rich and amazing history of temple. There is a Shiv Linga inside the temple and if believe on legends, there is a huge King Cobra in the sanctum which permanently resides here in the dimly lit interior. Due to its remote locality the temple has survived through many invasions.

Temple in Brief –

  • Temple is categorized in three part garbhagriha, antarala and nandimandapa.
  • The temple is constructed in such a way facing towards easts that the temple has the first rays of the rising sun shine on the deity.
  • The shimmering river Surla flows nearby and devotees bathed in this for and perform their respective rituals.

Read Also: 6 Most Famous Brahma Temples in India

Suggested Tour: 4 Nights 5 Days Goa Tour Package

3. Shri Chandranath Temple

Shri Chandranath Temple

Nestled on the Chandranath Parvat, the temple is a perfect blend of culture and history. This beautiful temple is also known as Bhootnath Temple or Chandreshwar Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the major tourist destinations to all who are on their temple tours in India. The inner sanctum of the temple is boasted with the Shiv Ling that is made of a natural out crop of a rock.

Temple in Brief –

  • The temple is associated with Bhoja Dynasty. Lord Chandreshwar was their Kul-Devta (ancestral God).
  • On every full moon night, the Shiv Linga in temple oozes water.
  • Chandreshwar temple is wrapped around with lush green forest that offers a spectacular view.

Read Also: 10 Must Visit Devi Temples in India

Suggested Tour: 8 Nights 9 Days Golden Triangle With Goa Tour

4. Shri Devaki Krishna Temple

Shri Devaki Krishna Temple

Beautiful and mesmerizing temple of Shri Devaki Krishna is one of the finest temples in Goa. The temple is located in Marcela about 17 km from State capital Panaji. This is the only temple in the country where Lord Krishna is worshiped with his mother Devaki by which it get its name Devaki Krishna Temple. Sanctum of the temple is compacting with idol of Devaki and Krishna where Mother Devaki is standing with a child Krishna between her legs.

Temple in Brief –

  • The temple is also boasted with other idols such as Bhumika Devi, Laxmi Ravalnath, Mlllinath, Dada Shankar and many others.
  • The local festival “Mani Paumima” is celebrated with all zeal and enthusiasm in here.
  • Festivals like Ramanabamia and Gokulastami are celebrated on a grand scale in here.

Read Also: Top 5 Ram Temples in India

5. Mallikarjuna Temple

Mallikarjuna Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Mallikarjun temple is located in the Sristhal village which is 7km northeast from Chaudi a taluk in South Goa. The place is believed to be constructed in the middle of the 16th century which makes this temple as one of the oldest shrine in Goa. The temple is boasted with around 60 idols of Hindu Devis and Devatas.

Temple in Brief –

  • The temple of Mallikarjun celebrates numerous festivals with annual yatra which is quite famous in Goa.
  • Legend has that this is the place where Lord Shiva reunited with his consort Goddess Parvati after a long separation. Shiva as Arjun and Parvati as Mallika.
  • The temple was built in 16th century by the ancestors of Kshatriya Samaj.
  • Temple is having marvelous wooden and silver carvings, six beautifully carved pillars and amazing silhouettes of the doorkeepers in sanctum main door.

Read Also: Top 8 Most Sacred Temples In India

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Kullu is a major tourist destination in North India. The place has been a favorite destination among the travellers. Be it honeymoon trip or family trip or an adventure trip with friends Kullu has something for everyone. The scenic beauty, snow-capped mountains and lush greenery of this area is something worth experiencing. People on their North India Tours love to explore such places. Kullu are beautiful places which is having several tourist spots that you would discover and explore.

Popularly known as the “Valley of Gods”, Kullu is an important hill station which is boasted with hot springs, snow caped hills and scenic beauty. The place holds a special place in the heart of newly wed couples to nature lovers to adventure seekers. Here are some major tourist attractions in Kullu.

  1. Great Himalayan National Park
  2. Bijli Mahadev
  3. Bhrigu Lake
  4. Raghunathji Temple
  5. Sultanpur Palace
  6. Kasol
  7. Manikaran
  8. Naggar

1. Great Himalayan National Park

Great Himalayan National Park

Famous for its amazing wildlife species of Western Himalayan the National Park offers its guests a mesmerizing ecological view. Fauna species such as Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Leopard, Goral, Bharal, Kalij, Tragopan, and etc. Trekking in Rakti-Sar and Camping in alpine pastures is something memorable. This beautiful place has everything to make your tour wildlife tourism memorable. The best time to visit this national park is in between April to June and September to November.

2. Bijli Mahadev

Bijli Mahadev

A divine temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bijli Mahadev is located at the top of Kullu Valley. People from not only India but from across the world visit Bijli Mahadev. The specialty of this temple is that the devotees draw the blessings from Lord Shiva in the way of lightning. The temple is compact with two statues of bull (Nandi). Visiting this temple in Kullu will surely enhance your temple tours in India.

3. Bhrigu Lake

Bhrigu Lake

Located at an elevation of 4240 m above sea level Bhrigu Lake is also called the “Pool of the Gods”. The place fascinates thousands of travellers every year from all across the world. Wrapped around by the snow-capped mountain Bhrigu Lake can take the best picturesque shot during sunrise and sunset with the shimmering effect of water.

4. Raghunathji Temple

Raghunathji Temple

Evident to its name, the Raghunathji Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama, a prominent Hindu God from an Indian epic Ramayana. The festival of Dusserah brings lots of travellers to this pilgrimage. Listed among the oldest temples in Himachal, Raghunathji Temple is a perfect blend of Pahari and Pyramidal style the architecture of which will surely enhance your tour.

5. Sultanpur Palace

Sultanpur Palace

Located near Raghunathji Temple, Sultanpur Palace is another attraction that you can visit during your Manali travel. This beautiful temple is boasted with the perfect blend of Pahari and Colonial style of architecture. The huge and intrigue carved gates of Sultanpur Palace is very fascinating and is compacting with Lord Ganesha on the top. The miniature paintings without any human figures are the major attraction of this palace.

6. Kasol

Kasol

Kasol is a charming place which is boon with plenty of natural abundance. The place is located on the banks of pristine Paravati River. Famous among friends and family Kasol is a place perfect to spend precious time with your loved ones. Fishing is the major thing that one can do over here. Tour packages of north India completes with the presence of Kasol.

7. Manikaran

Manikaran

Places a prominent position among the Hinduism and Sikhism, Manikaran is a centre of attraction famous for its hot springs. The place is associated with the Sikhs and the Hindus where people of both community come together and offer their prayers to their respective deities. For Hindus, the place is associated with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati while for Sikhs this is the place where Gurudwara dedicated to Guru Nanak Ji (founder of Sikhism) is present also called Manikaran Gurudwara. Hot springs in here believed to possess curative powers.

8. Naggar

Naggar

The place is famous for all history lovers as this place is quite famous for castle and museum namely Nicholas Roerich. People can also explore various temples in and around Naggar that completes the your cultural and heritage walk in India. Due to its scenic beauty and wonderful charm the place is widely known as the Himacha’s cherished tourist destination.

Here are some more places which you can visit during your Kullu tours –

  • Larji
  • Katrain
  • Camping Site Raison
  • Akhara Bazaar
  • Basheshwar Mahadev Temple
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When you see people running and throwing the vibrant colors on each other, when you see a group of people walking on hot roads under scorching sun and hailing their deity, you know that you are in the incredible country of India. Great architecture and mesmerizing monuments, rich culture and amazing traditions make this country a perfect tourist spot.

It is being said that the culture and traditions of the country are the mirror of the golden history of any place. The bygone royal era of India plays a vital role in forming its culture and traditions. We have many festivals during the year which enhance charm and charisma of our country. Today in this post we are going to discuss about some of the most exotic Indian Festivals which are celebrated in the month of April.

Month of April brings lots of new happiness with it. New season, new life and new everything can be seen in this month. The plants, trees, animals, birds, humans and every living being cherish their time. It is the month which can be suited best for India Tourism. So lets’ take a look on the list of famous festivals that falls in April month.

  1. Ram Navmi
  2. Mahaveer Jayanti
  3. Hazrat Ali’s Birthday
  4. Easter

1. Ram Navmi

Ram Navmi Celebration in India

Raghukul Reeti Sada Chali Aayi, Praan Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye”. This chopai from Tuslidas’s Ramcharitmanas tell us about the importance of the promises, the words that we give to others. On this land of Lord Rama we celebrate his teachings, his doings in the form of his birthday as Ram Navmi. It falls on the 9th day of Chaitra Maas Shukla Paksha according to Hindu Lunar calendar. Ram Navmi in India is celebrated with utmost zeal and enthusiasm throughout the country but the main focus remains on Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama. People enjoy with two days huge fair and walk along with the Ratha Yatra that crosses across many temples. People on this day keep fast and worship Lord Rama idol and praise him by singing bhajans and Sholkas from Ramcharitmanas.

2. Mahaveer Jayanti

Mahaveer Jayanti Celebration in India

It is one of the prominent Jain festivals which are celebrated with all zeal among the Jain community. The day is marked as the birth date of divine sage Mahavir who was the 24th and last teerthankar of Jainism. The festival according to the Gregorian calendar falls annually in the month of March or April. All the Jain temples on this day organize a huge function where the people of the community come together and greet each other after payer offerings. When you would be on your Holidays you will see people with all benevolent heart distribute cloths, money, food and all the necessary things to poor according to their capacity. People give ceremonial bath (abhishek) to idol of Mahavir.

3. Hazrat Ali’s Birthday

Hazrat Ali’s Birthday Celebration in India

In our country where each religion is being given equal respect, it is always fascinating to see different people of different community share their happiness together according to their customs and traditions. Here’s one more festival that puts the cherry on the cake of Indian festivals, it is Hazrat Ali’s Birthday. Hazrat Ali was a prominent Islamic dignitary. It is believed that he was blessed by Prophet Mohammad who was also Hazrat’s father in-law. Hazrat Ali is considered as a messiah of luck. Every Muslim household on this day ornament their houses with flowers and offers prayers to seek blessing from him. People in mosque come together and remember the great sacrifice of this legendary soul. People of India celebrate his birthday with huge respect and honor and remember his services and work that he rendered to Islamic religion on the whole.

4. Easter

Easter Celebration in India

The beauty of India lies in its secularism where all the people of all cast creed religion are treated with equal respect and honor. In this list of celebrating the festivals of India, comes the Easter. The very prominent Christian festival Easter is celebrated as the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Though the date of the festival is not fixed but the festival generally falls on first Sunday of a full moon day after 21st March. Churches on this day are decorated with frills, belles and Easter eggs and Easter bunnies. In our country Goa and Mumbai celebrates the festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. Churches are decorated, people greets each other and organizes family dinners and enjoy the time with friends and family. When you would be on your visit to India, under India tour package, you would be going to love the aura and charisma that spreads during this festive season.

April has brought many greetings and good times with it. Be it the devotional Ram Navmi or the celebration of Jesus’s rebirth, each and every festivals will fill you with different charm and different aura.

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Goa is a beautiful place. It is a place for fun where you can spend some moments of your life like you have ever imagined by walking on the white sands, holding a glass of wine and spending some splashing time. Goa tourism has everything for its travellers that will make the holiday memorable and unforgettable.

But the place is much more than what we have told you above, apart from great beaches and beach shack, the place is also filled with some of the most amazing Casinos. Yes! You read it right, and for your knowledge we tell you that Goa is the only place in India where gambling is legal.So proceeding further here we present you the most spectacular and vibrant casinos in Goa where you can try your luck!

  1. Deltin Royale
  2. Casino Pride
  3. Casino Carnival
  4. Deltin Jaqk
  5. Casino Paradise
  6. Chances Casino and Resort

1. Deltin Royale

Deltin Royale

Deltin Royale in Goa often called as the gamers’ paradise. The casino is a spectacular offering from the Deltin Group. This casino is also listed among the most visited casino in Delhi. Being one of the most exciting casinos, Deltin Royale is spread across 40,00 sqft area and is fitted with 123 gaming tables. You can savor the exotic Goan delicacies at gourmet restaurant and the performances by the international artists. There are games like Indian flush, poker and roulette along with the private gaming session which works for invitation basis. Deltin Royale in Goa brings Las Vegas in India in India.

2. Casino Pride

Casino Pride

The place with plush interior and huge areas, Casino Pride is a perfect gamers’ delight. Located amidst the tranquil location the place has plush gold pillared ceilings offers its guests a great ambience to enjoy a thrilling and fun-filled gaming night. The place is spread in across 30000 sqft area and stand with three floors. Games like Andar Bahar, Flush, mini flush and Texas are some of the major games to play in Casino Pride. The casino can serve over 500 guests at a time which is worth trying.

3. Casino Carnival

Casino Carnival

Comparatively small yet vivacious, Casino Carnival is present in the two venues, first is located at Goa Marriot hotel which is one of the best hotels in Goa, near the shimmering Miramar beach while second is present on the boat on the River Mandovi. Spread in 4 decks, the place has something for the person of every age group. With the sensational performances by the local and the international artists, one can make their Goa tours memorable. The place filled with all fun activities which one can do with their friends and family.

4. Deltin Jaqk

Deltin Jaqk

It is a perfect place for all the beginners who wish to learn the games here. There are 50 tables and 30 slot machines which is spreading over 1200 sqft of area. Deltin Jack is standing with three floors. The former name of this Casino Royale and later Deltin Group turned this casino in one of the best casinos in Goa. For gambling you must try with minimum amount of INR 2000. The Casino runs for 24 hours and the entertainment program starts at 9 AM till mid night.

5. Casino Paradise

Casino Paradise

Evident to its name, Casino Paradise is indeed a plush and luxurious of all casinos in Goa. The heaven of game lovers is spread in about 5000 sq. ft. of area. Spectacularly designed this casino is perfectly decorated for offering you the best gaming experience. Machine games such as the Robotic Arm Baccarat, Black Jack and Baccarat will give an unforgettable experience for all machine enthusiasts. The cheaper rates and budget friendly buffet makesthis place more favorite among the travelers. Per person rate of this casino is INR 700.

6. Chances Casino and Resort

Chances Casino and Resort

This is located in a boutique luxury hotel and is equipped with 53 rooms and is situated in the beautiful Vainguinim Valley. Chances Casino and Resort is the oldest as well as largest onshore casino in Goa. People can enjoy the live performances in an entertainment night on the days of Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Games such as American Roulette, blackjack and mini baccarat are some of the games one can offer here. The casino is open from 11 Am to 4 Am.

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Nagaland, one of the Seven Sister States, is located in the Northeast region of India. Though it is one of the smallest states in the country, its unique landscapes combined with a lively tribal culture make it a one of the best travel destinations on the India tourism circuit. The state is inhabited by 16 tribes with each having its own distinct customs, languages, and dresses. A trip to Nagaland offers stunning views from the mountains along with an insight into the lifestyle of the tribes. Among the tribal festivals, the Hornbill Festival which is held every year in the month of December is the most popular one drawing massive locals as well as travelers from the world over. Listed are the 5 Best Places to Visit in Nagaland-

  1. Dimapur
  2. Kohima
  3. Mokokchung
  4. Mon
  5. Wokha

1. Dimapur

dimapur tourist places

The commercial center of Nagaland, Dimapur is also its largest city. The state’s only civil airport is located in Dimapur and the city is the main entry point into the state. In the middle Ages, this city was the capital of the prosperous Dimasa Kachari Kingdom whose old relic, located in the heart of the city, is a popular tourist spot. The revered Dimapur Jain temple is an architectural masterpiece with intricate glass work. The glorious ruins of the fortress Kachari Rajbari are a national heritage site while ancient villages and waterfalls also add to Dimapur’s beauty. Other important tourist attractions include the Kali temple, Zoological Garden, Aqua Mellow Park, Science Center, Stone Park, Rangapahar forest, and Triple Falls. The villages in this city have bazaars where tourists can buy some impressive handicrafts.

2. Kohima

kohima tourist places

The hilly capital of Nagaland and its second largest city, Kohima is a picturesque city located on the foothills of Japfu Range and an important part of Nagaland Tourism. The week-long Hornbill Festival is organized in Kohima where colorful performances, sports, art, games, etc are enjoyed by a large number of tourists as well as locals. Apart from the cultural displays, the festival also organizes eating competitions, motor and vintage car rallies among other things. Other attractions of Nagaland include the War Cemetery which is a tribute to the soldiers who fought against the Japanese army during World War II. Kisama Heritage Village, Touphema Village, Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak, Kohima Zoo, and Shilloi Lake are other major attractions. Homestay options in the villages to experience tribal life from close quarters are a popular option in Kohima.

3. Mokokchung

mokokchung tourist places

Home to the Ao tribe, Mokokchung is the third most important urban center in Nagaland. Known for its flamboyant Christmas and New Year celebrations, Mokokchung has scenic villages. The traditional Moatsu Festival, which is held annually in the first week of May, is an important part of Ao tribe’s celebrations. A visit to the Chuchuyimlang village, an hour and a half’s drive away from Mokokchung, is a must in this region. The village is located high on a hill and offers stunning views. Another way to absorb the tribal culture is by visiting the Mopungchuket village. Often regarded as one of the best villages in Nagaland, Mopungchuket has beautiful houses that open onto a garden. An amphitheater overlooking a lake is also picturesque. Travelers can stay in the village and interact with the friendly locals by staying in the tourist cottages offered by the tourism department.

4. Mon

mon tourist places

Land of former headhunters, the Konyaks, the Mon district of Nagaland is a remote geographical location.  A visit here offers a fascinating opportunity to get a glimpse of tribal life that is so different from ours. Nagaland’s densest landscape is in Mon and the plains of Assam can also be seen from the hilltops here. The week-long Aoleong Monyu festival, which is celebrated in April to welcome spring and pray for harvests, is worth attending.  Shangnyu village, Chui village, Veda Peak and Longwa village that is situated on the India-Myanmar international border are worth a visit on Mon.

5. Wokha

wokha tourist places

The land of the Lotha tribe, Wokha is described by the state government as ‘the land of plenty’ owing to its rich flora and fauna, mineral resources, and fertile soil. The ancient stone monoliths, erected by tribal elders on the hillsides, are among the important features of Wokha. Riphyim, about an hour away from Wokha town, offers a serene rural experience. An old colonial cottage, that housed horses during World War II, calls for a visit. The surrounding forests are a nature lover’s paradise. The tourist lodge in Riphyim offers magnificent views. Doyang River is another attraction in Wokha. A small hydroelectric project is built over it. Amur Falcons that fly to the banks of Doyang reservoir have made this area popular. These places thus make Nagaland a charming place on India tour packages worth exploring.

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