From snow-capped mountain peaks to sandy beaches to ancient plateaus to lush green plain lands – India has everything. So if you are planning to cross an entire hemisphere and spend your holiday in India, here are 5epic destinations that you can visit while at it.

  1. Manali – Himachal Pradesh: Manali in the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful and picturesque hill station destinations. Cozily nestled amidst the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas, Manali is a spot for surreal beauty. Paragliding in the valleys, water rafting in the cool water of Beas or dipping in hot water springs – Manali offers some of the best possible experiences.
  2. Ooty – Tamil Nadu: The Himalayas are not the only region where you will find great hill stations. Ooty in the Nilgiri ranges of south India is all beauty and serenity with its rolling green hills, stretches of tea gardens, a couple of pristine lakes and an exciting toy train ride to Coonoor.
  3. Delhi and Agra: One Seattle to Delhi flight and you will be near one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A trip to India is incomplete without one to Agra to witness the magnificent Taj Mahal in all its glory. The capital itself has much to offer with monuments like Qutub Minar, Purana Quila, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and so on. In the choc-a-blocs that old Delhi is so famous for, you will find the best Mughlai cuisines and local handmade products as well.
  4. The Lakshadweep islands:  Off the west coast in the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep has become a favourite sea destination for those who seek the offbeat route. It is making a mark as a popular romantic destination with its quaint beaches, crystal blue water,and scuba diving opportunities to see the colourful coral reefs. The delicious seafood is a bonus.
  5. Jaisalmer – Rajasthan: This desert city has one of the most majestic forts, the Jaisalmer fort and a number of other palaces and cultural spots for you to explore the true Rajasthani heritage. A desert safari on camelback or jeep to the Sam Sand dunes and spending a night under the stars is one unforgettable experience you will have.

Conveyance will not be a problem, as Seattle to Mumbai flights are reasonable and quite pocket-friendly, and will bring you to the economic capital of the country. Seattle to Hyderabad flights are ideal for a tour of south India.

Published by Justin Schumakar