Top 10 Wonders of India for an Epic Vacation
India is called as the magical land for a specific reason. You can find interesting spots to enjoy, iconic attractions and wonders of the incredible country. We are presenting with the top 10 natural and man-made wonders in India that you ought to visit.
1. Borra Guhalu
Where – Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
What – Deepest Cave in the Country
Attraction – Shiva Lingam, Spring Water, Exploration, Trekking, Spotting Bats and Others
Cost – Entry Fee INR 40 for Adults and INR 30 for Children
This cave is famous among people who trek inside the cave to spot the Shiva Lingam inside the cave and the temple right outside the cave. Many limestone deposits resemble celestial creatures like Shiva, Parvathi, Rishi and others. You can also find shapes of crocodiles, mushrooms, church and others. Springs are found inside the cave but tourists do not entertain in bathing in it. This cave was in use by human before 30,000 years and archeologists have found evidence for the same.
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2. Living Bridge of Root
Where – Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
What – Bridge made out of Ficus Elastic Tree
Attraction – Sightseeing, Photography, Exploration and Others
Cost – 10 INR for Adults, 5 INR for Children and 20 INR for Camera
Located in the tropical forest, this is a man-made wonder by Khasi tribe. Due to the heavy rainfall, wooden bridges decay easily in this region and people depend on alternative option like living roots. It takes around 15 years for a new root to strengthen. The double Decker bridge of Cherrapunji is one such living bridge that has two levels and the third level is under planning. You need to trek for five hours to reach the bridge. The trekking route covers three kilometers with 3500 stars and 2,400 feet descending route. The best time to visit the bridge is from November to May.
3. Lonar Crater Lake
Where – Buldana, Maharashtra
What – The Oldest Meteoric crater of the world and the only crater made out of basalt rock
Attraction – Sightseeing, Photography and Temples around the Lake
Cost – No Cost
This is a saline acid lake in Maharashtra, which was caused by meteor impact on earth. You can find many ancient temples in ruins around the lake. The top temple to visit is Daitya Sudan temple, which was built in 6th century. The temple is famous for carvings. Other top temples to visit are Kamalja Devi temple, Shankar Ganesh temple, Gomukh temple and others. Tourists trek for two kilometer to reach this mystic lake. During the trek, tourists reach Dhara, a stream in the brim of the crater, which is said to be pure and holy. The water is said to have medicinal value. When you reach the crater, you would smell a rotten egg smell, which is the sign of Hydrogen Sulfide in the water. The color of lake is green due to algae.
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Suggested Tour : 4 Days – Mumbai Sightseeing Tour
4. Sundarban Mangroves
Where – Delta Region of West Bengal
What – Natural Wonder and Heritage Site. World’s largest coastal mangrove forest and famous for Bengal tigers.
Attraction – Sightseeing, Boating, Photography and Others
Cost – Varies with Time
This forest is the largest mangrove ecosystem in the world covering more than 20,000 square kilometers. The forest is famous for tigers, boars, fishing cat, deer, jungle cat and others. There are more than 42 species of mammals here. The top attraction here is the national park, which is adjacent to the mangrove forest. The boat ride is a famous activity here. You can book the boat for a week to explore the Sundarban region. The cost of boating changes with length of trip, type of boat, season and others.
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Suggested Tour : 14 Days – East India Wildlife Tour
5. Marble Rocks of Narmada
Where – Narmada River, Madhya Pradesh
What – Marble Gorge on the River
Attraction – Boating, Cable Car, Shopping, Photography and Others
Cost – INR 500 for five-seater boat. The cost of the ticket varies with time
Along the river, you can find marble rocks and gorges through with boating is available. Boating under moonlight gives a mesmerizing look to the marble stones. You can find rowboats with guides who would take you down to the Dhuandhar falls. Cable cars are also available for travelling across the gorge. You can find small shops for buying souvenirs here.
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6. Majuli Island
Where – Banks of Brahmaputra, Assam
What – Largest River Island in the world; home for many endangered species
Attraction – Sightseeing, Bird watching, Boating, Cultural Events
Cost – Entry Fee INR 40 for Adults and INR 30 for Children
This island is famous for cultural tribal culture, spotting sunset, shopping, birdwatching and others. You can find many rare water birds here. Boating during sunset is a romantic activity in the island. You ought to try the unique cuisine of this land. Top dishes to try are rice wrapped in leaves, rice beer and others. Handlooms of this place has an international worth. Top birds to spot here are pelican, wild geese, whistling teal, Siberian crane, greater adjutant stork and others.
7. Dudhsagar Falls
Where – Mandovi River, Goa
What – Tallest Waterfall in the Country
Attraction – Trekking, Cycling, Elephant Rides (Seasonal), Rock Climbing, Swimming and Others
Cost – 20 INR per head and 300 INR for camera.
This is a five-tier waterfall located in Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. The waterfall is the border the separates Goa and Karnataka. The route to the waterfall is the Dudhsagar trek, which is open to public up to the bottom of the falls. Some trek from Kulem to Moleum and from Moleum, jeeps are available. A few tourists trek from Sonaulim station and reach the waterfall via the mud road. Alternatively, you can hire taxi from the sanctuary and reach the waterfalls after visiting small streams.
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Suggested Tour : 4 Days Goa Itinerary
8. Floating Lake
Where – Loktak lake, Manipur
What – One and only floating lake in the world
Attraction – Spotting Endangered Brow Antlered Deer, Bird watching, Sightseeing, Fishing, Museum and Others.
Cost – Cost of boating varies from time to time
The lake gets its name from huge mass of vegetation floating over the lake. This lake is famous for those who love birdwatching. You can find rare and endangered species here. Apart from 50 and more birds, you can find deer, barking deer, Indian python and many other species. Visit the tourist home in the lake where you can get a good view of the lake. You can find many islands in the lake, which are just mass of vegetation. People live on those islands. There is an Indian National Army museum, which includes many documents, photographs and others related to the army.
9. Valley of Flowers
Where – Uttarakhand
What – Valley of Rare and Colorful Flowers
Attraction – Trekking, Sightseeing, Photography, Bird watching, Trekking, Spotting Snow Leopard and Others
Cost – INR 3,200 per head via helicopter; INR 800 per head for mule ride and INR 3,200 for porters. Entrance fee is INR 150 per head for Indians and INR 600 per head for foreigners.
Visit this valley from July to September to witness the whole valley carpeted with rare alpine epidemic flowers of varying colors. This valley is located in the west Himalayas and you can find many exotic animals like snow leopard, deer, blue sheep, black bear and other. This national park is also famous for trekking. This heritage site stands as a wonder for anyone who loves nature and beauty.
It takes four days of trekking or helicopter trip to reach the valley. Porters are also available to help senior citizens. Mule rides are also available.
Suggested Tour : 6 Days – Golden Triangle Haridwar & Rishikesh Tours
10. Taj Mahal
Where – Agra, Uttar Pradesh
What – Deepest Cave in the Country
Attraction – Sightseeing, Moonlight Taj, Shopping, Museum And Others
Cost – INR 40 for Indians and INR 1000 for Foreigners. Night entrance cost varies with time
Taj Mahal is one of the seven world wonders located in Agra, India. This is a marble mausoleum, which is famous for its delicate architecture with marble stone. There is a museum inside the complex, which has many interesting artifacts like utensils that change color when poison is served, blueprint of the Taj Mahal, royal documents of Mughals, coins and many others. Some visit the monument during night on full moon day to get a good view of the monument bathing in the moonlight. You can find many marble based souvenirs, miniature Taj Mahal and others in the shops outside the monument.
Suggested Tour : 9 Days – Taj Mahal Tour With Udaipur
Every city is endowed with numerous attractions that are iconic, exotic and special. Choose your destination with regards to the time of your visit to get the best out of your vacation. India is an incredible spot to spend your vacation. Choose your destination wisely.
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