The Rainbow Experience in India
India, the spectacular subcontinent burrows the most magnificent regions within. We know India as a land of multiple cultures, huge population, spices, and so on but among all these things, our USP is the beautiful spread of colors through landscapes. Just like our popular spices, these colors are roaring, fine-drawn, loopy, mellifluous, toned down, etc. Are you aware of the most colorful places in India? Well, if not, we have created a list of destinations that are as bright and vivid as a rainbow. So pack your bag, grab a buddy, and just set out on a journey to experience something that's going to leave you wanting way more than you bargained for!
1. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
In the state of West Bengal, Victoria Memorial stands upright in all its glory and grandeur, by the banks of the mighty Hoogly river.
Dedicated to Queen Victoria, this architectural marvel is truly a poem in marble.
The home of the Angel of Victory, this majestic monument sparkles with elegance and charm and quenches the hedonistic thirst of a traveler. The myriad of statues in the sprawling garden also reflects the finesse and skills of the craftsmen and impels us to rightly call it another charming Taj.
Refer Tale of 2 Backpackers to know more about this beauty!
2. Kudle Beach, Karnataka
In the southern state of Karnataka, lies Kudle, a sandy beach known for its picturesque and fantabulous sunsets.
Facing the raging sea in front, it is the idyllic place where calm and thrill confluences and creates a spectacular and relaxed ambiance for sightseers. In the bustling state of Karnataka, this place is an oasis of serenity.
Walkthrough the sandy beaches and feel the moist breeze against your face while you listen to the melody of the turbulent waves crashing and experience the beautiful view, and the unmistakable aroma of the beach and unwind from your city life.
Pixelshooter very well describes the major highlights of the temple town, Gokarna
3. Tulip Garden, Kashmir
Situated in the crown jewel of India, Kashmir, the Tulip Garden, embellishes the heaven on earth like a festoon.
You will smell it before you see it, the unmistakable aroma will seep deep into your soul.
The smooth and soothing scent will leave you mesmerized. You will forgo your worries as you meander lazily through the sea of tulips ruminating and inhaling the beauty, sinking in the aesthetics. The scenic sunset with its calming orange along with the velvety sky of Srinagar will be etched in your memory till you breathe and live.
Check out Maverickbird to get a glimpse of Tulip Gardens of Kashmir.
4. Kaza, Himachal Pradesh
Kaza, sitting huddled in the corner of Himachal Pradesh is a tranquil getaway on the plains of the Spiti River. Monasteries, Gompas, and other historic wonders add charm to this magical city. This city is a wonderful blend of modernity and unique ancient culture that will leave you enchanted with its mystery. Lapped by majestic mountains covered in snow, meandering, and bubbling rivers and streams and picturesque barren landscape with scattered patches of green, Kaza is a dream destination. It is perfect for those seeking tranquillity on their vacation.
Travellingslacker shares her experiences with Kaza.
5. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
Kinnaur, once forbidden land, is now a treasure's trove for the daring and adventurers seekers.
Kinnaur or the Land of God is like a precious and rare little treasure consisting of majestic mountain ranges, orchards, undulating hills and verdant valleys, temples-towers, and picturesque hamlets with glittering slate tiles.
With apple orchards aplenty, It is a lush green delight.
6. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Kanyakumari, or "The land of three seas" Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian mainland, is not just a meeting point of three water bodies but also an amalgamation of different cultures, religions, and ideas developed over centuries. It is surrounded by mountains and bordered by vibrant seashores, lined with paddy fields and coconut trees, and also boasts of aesthetically elevated patches of hills with undulating valleys and plains in between the sea and the mountainous terrain. It's the only place in India where you can observe the sunrise and sunset at the same beach. The multicolored sand is a unique feature of the beach here.
To know more about the surreal beauty of Kanyakumari, check out Footloosedev's blogs.
7. Pangong Tso, Ladakh
A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is the Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his nature. Pangong Lake - A sheet of vivid blue amid mountains. It is a secluded water body tucked in the Himalayas and wears the deepest shade of azure and flaunts a beautiful scenery.
The sheer beauty of Pangong Tso is the fact that the lake displays multiple colors ranging from shades of blue, green, and even sometimes appearing reddish. Pangong Tso is also known as a hollow lake and is famous for its calm, clear, and unending expanse. You could spend hours in contemplation here, and still not have enough of its beauty.
Jetsetbunnies very well describes the beauty of Pangong Tso in her blogs.
8. Triund, Himachal Pradesh
Triund is a large land of green grass and pastures. One can see the mighty Dhauladhar range just in front of the eyes. Triund is a serene and alluring trekking destination. Nestled in the lap of Dhauladhar Range, 18 km from Dharamshala, it offers jaw-dropping views of the lofty Dhauladhar ranges on one side and the gorgeous Kangra valley on the other.
The Triund trek route is exhilarating and super thrilling. The amazing panoramic views from the top at different times of the day – dusk, moonrise, and dawn – highlight the unique charming beauty of Triund. The nights at Triund are so beautiful with the starlit sky that lights up at the Kangra valley.
Check out Travellingcamera's blogs to know about her trekking experience in Triund
9. Jodphur, Rajasthan
Jodhpur or the “Blue City” is a mesmerizing collection of azure abodes that soothes and delights anyone that beholds it.
In the city, a sea of boxy indigo houses stretches for more than 10 kilometers along the walls of the historic walled old city. Every inch of this walled city hums with life and activity. If you wish to admire the charisma of the historical Rajasthan, then nothing can be better than the grandeur of Jodhpur city.
From blue houses, magnificent forts and palaces, temples, and colorful fairs and festivals to delicious lassi and spicy mirchibada, Jodhpur will give you a concentrated dose of Rajasthani culture.
Refer to Dreambigtravelfar's Blogs for an amazing travel experience in Jodhpur.
10. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Such is the jungle, full of uncertainty, excitement and at times disappointments; nevertheless, it never stops short of amusing you. Spanned over beautiful areas of Pauri Garhwal, Almora and Nainital of Uttarakhand state in India, Jim Corbett National Park is a large and appealing site and is amongst the oldest parks in India. This park is mainly recognized for Project Tiger which is a project on India's endangered Bengal tiger. Try to absorb and enjoy the jungle!
Check out Sanghitanandi to know about her experience in Jim Corbett National Park.
11. Dawki, Meghalaya
Dawki, the village is an exceptional beauty with a gorgeously clear brook. The transparent water, the stunningly cut rocky banks, and interacting with the fishermen are all a thrilling experience. The Dawki River is beautiful and people stereotype it as a mermaid lagoon. An interesting fact about this place is that it shares its border with India’s friendly neighbor - Bangladesh.
Two distinct cultural communities speaking different languages reside alongside the International Radcliffe Line. But the placid, pristine, and pleasant Dawki River welcomes all to adore the beauty and enjoy the calm.
Nomadicweekends very well portrays the beauty of Dawki River
12. Munnar, Kerala
If Kerala is God's own country, Munnar rightfully deserves to be called God's very abode here.
Munnar in its beauty is so gratifying that depicting its richness in a solitary canvas would be unfair. With the unending field of tea ranches, astonishingly varied plantations in its wild haven, and woodland, this is a sanctuary of peace and serenity. A drive through the tea garden roads is an experience, beyond expression
Check out Thewanderingquinn's travel guide to Munnar
13. Ganesh Festival, Maharashtra
This Indian festival is celebrated with great pomp across the country and the state of Maharashtra is at the top when it comes to most enthusiasm. It is celebrated as a symbol of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune.
The Ganesh Chaturthi celebration starts with making clay idols of Ganesha. It is followed by a Puja, where people place their offerings in front of an idol that includes modak, coconut rice, motichoor laddoo, and payasam. The lord is worshipped for 10 days during the festival. On the 11th day, Ganesh Visarjan takes place.
sandeepachetan tried to best portray the unique way of celebration of Lord Ganesh.
14. Holi Festival, North India
Holi, also known as the festival of colors. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter bringing in the air the fragrance of flowers and aura of warmth and happiness. It appears as if nature is rejoicing, the vibrations of pious time are such that everyone young and old feels the urge to make merry, to put tilak on the forehead to forget and forgive bringing in harmony and love in the surroundings. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. Holi is the apt time to break the ice, renew relationships, and link yourself with those that you wanted to with a bit of color.
Check out Mariellen Ward's guide to the colorful festival of India
15. Golden Temple, Amritsar
Just walk through the entrance of the Temple and try not to be blown away by the structure before you.
The temple shines in gold, sitting out in a tank that pilgrims from around the world come to bathe in, called the Amrit Sarowar (Pool of Nectar). It’s a place where you get all the answers to your questions about the real meaning of your life.
The Golden Temple in Amritsar: Incredible Place, Incredible People, and Incredible Experience.
Stuart Jarvis very well describes his experience in the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
16. Panjim, Goa
Goa, a tiny emerald land on the West coast of India, mainly famous for beaches, parties and Casinos, but it is also famous for its Culture, Tradition, and its Serene beauty. The view of the Sunset in Goa makes your heart skip a beat. The sun looks like an orange-colored ball and spreads its wonderful colors in the sky, making it look pleasantly warm and crimson.
Check out globalgallivanting's blogs to get an insider's guide to Goa.
17. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala, an epitome of serenity in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh is enclosed in the Dhauladhar mountains.
Smoky Mountain Sunsets are a real treat for the eyes, it's one of the most cherished beauties of nature. Escaping from the digital world to climb the top of the mountain to see something like this will be totally worth it!
Check out Thesologlobetrotter's blogs to know more about the places to visit when in Dharamshala
18. Kannur, Kerala
Theyyam is a popular ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India. People consider Theyyam itself as a God and they seek blessings from them. This shot is of ‘Aaralathu Bhagavati*’, from my home in Nileshwaram (Kasargod district), Kerala. Bhagavati is a word of Sanskrit origin, used in India as a polite form to address or as an honorific title for female deities in Hinduism.
Cupidtravellers share their travel experience in god's own Land.
19. Jawab Mosque, Agra
Lying on the left side of the Taj Mahal, Jawab Masjid is a historical architectural marvel in Agra.
It's interesting how this mosque gets its name. 'Jawab,' meaning 'answer' was made as a response to the mosque on the left to maintain symmetrical balance. This mosque faces East owing to which it is not used for daily prayers.
During the late afternoon time, the beauty of this popular tourist site in Agra blooms up as the sun rays fall on it.
Check out Weditchthemap to know more about the hidden gem adjacent to Taj.
20. Red Fort, New Delhi
Formerly known as Quila-e-Mubarak or the Blessed Fort, the Red Fort lies along the banks of the river Yamuna, whose waters fed the moats surrounding the fort. The entire fort complex is said to represent the architectural creativity and brilliance of Mughal architecture. With so much history and heritage associated with it, the Red Fort is one of the most popular monuments in India and a major tourist attraction in Delhi.
Check out laidbacktraveller to know more about this historical monument of India
21. Haveri, Karnataka
When we think of Indian spices, the first thing that gets to our mind is Chilli. The hot, the pungent, and the red devil amongst the spices, the red chili is the crucial spice for Indian food where no dish is complete without a sprinkle of this exotic sizzling spice.
The Byadagi chili grown in Karnataka is similar to paprika and is consumed across India.
Refer Aparna_nixon's blogs to know more about this special spice of India.