70 Amazing Tourist Places To Visit In India Before You Turn 30

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41. Amritsar – A Blend Of Culture, Food, & Religious Sites

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Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach

  • By air: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar is well-connected to other cities.
  • By rail: Amritsar Junction Railway Station has an extensive network of trains.

Attractions: Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Partition Museum, and Central Sikh Museum.

42. Orissa – The Land Of Temples

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Best time to visit: September to March
How to reach

  • By air: Bhubaneswar airport, 62 km from Konark, is connected by frequent flights to numerous major cities India including Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, and Hyderabad.
  • By rail: Puri Railway Station, 36 km away, is connected to all major cities.

Attractions: Konark Sun Temple, Chilika Lake, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Puri Beach, Simlipal National Park, and Lingaraja Temple.

43. Mahabalipuram – An Epitome Of Art & Architecture

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Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach

  • By air: Chennai airport is the nearest airport to Mahabalipuram at a distance of about 40 km.
  • By rail: Egmore railway station is the nearest railhead to Mahabalipuram at a distance of just 55 km.
  • By road: Mahabalipuram is well connected to the nearby cities of Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Trichy, and Madurai via roadways.

Attractions: Mahabalipuram Beach, Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Alamparai Fort, Tiger’s Caves, Sadras, and the Crocodile Bank.

44. Visakhapatnam – Revisit One Of The Best Beaches In India

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Best time to visit: September to March
How to reach

  • By air: The city has its own Visakhapatnam International Airport that is well connected to major cities in India.
  • By rail: Visakhapatnam is well connected to the cities of Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata by a good network of the railway.
  • One can board onto regular buses that run from the neighboring cities of Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Chennai, and Bhubaneswar.

Attractions: Kailasagiri Hill Park, INS Kursura in Submarine Museum, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakha Museum, Ramakrishna Mission Beach, Rushikonda Beach, Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Yarada Beach, Tenneti Park, Ross Hill, and Lawsons Bay Beach Park.

45. Ooty – Meet The Queen Of The Nilgiri Mountains

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Best time to visit: March to June
How to reach

  • By air: Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest airport to Ooty located at a distance of just 88 km.
  • By rail: Coimbatore Junction is also the nearest railhead to Coimbatore at a distance of just 88 km.
  • By road: Ooty has regular bus services from the nearby cities and towns of Coonoor, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, Trichy, and Chennai.

Attractions: Ooty Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, Ride the toy train, Doddabetta Peak, Dolphin’s Nose, Thread Garden, Kalhatti Falls, Emerald Lake, and Kamaraj Sagar Dam.

46. Kodaikanal – The Princess Of Southern Hill Stations

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Best time to visit: September to May
How to reach

  • By air: Located at a distance of about 120 km, Madurai airport is the nearest airstrip to Kodaikanal.
  • By rail: The railway station of Kodai Road is the nearest railhead to Kodaikanal at a distance of 100 km.
  • By road: Kodaikanal has frequent bus services from the nearby cities Ooty, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kochi.

Attractions: Pillars Rocks, Kodai Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Green Valley View, Bear Shola Falls, Devil’s Kitchen, Dolphin’s Nose, Bryant Park, and Berijam Lake.

47. Pondicherry – The Quaint Little French Beach Town

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Best time to visit: October to March
How to reach

  • By air: Chennai airport is the nearest airport to Pondicherry which is located at a distance of 125 km when traveled via the East Coast Road (ECR).
  • By rail: Villupuram Railway Junction is the closest railhead to Pondicherry located at a distance of just 37 km.
  • By road: Pondicherry is the most accessible via the ECR road from the neighboring cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Madurai, Trichy, and Egmore.

Attractions: The Seaside Promenade, Paradise Beach, Auroville Ashram, Chunnambar Boat House, Basilica of Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

48. Mahabaleshwar – Relish The Best Of Western Ghats

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Best time to visit: October to June
How to reach

  • By air: New Pune International Airport is the nearest airport to Mahabaleshwar located at a distance of just 136 km.
  • By rail: Wathar is the nearest railway station located to Mahabaleshwar at a distance of about 60 km.
  • By road: There are regular buses that run from the common places in Mumbai like that of Vashi, Dadar East, and Sion till Mahabaleshwar.

Attractions: Elephant’s Head Point, Chinaman’s Fall, Dhobi Waterfalls, Arthur’s seat, Panchgani, Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, and Wilson Point.

49. Darjeeling – Home Of The Thrilling Himalayan Railway

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Best time to visit: February to March and September to December
How to reach

  • By air: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling which is 38 kms away.
  • By rail: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railhead to Darjeeling at a distance of just 62 km.
  • By road: One can board one of the regular buses that run from Siliguri to Darjeeling on a daily basis. However, there are many buses that frequently travel to Darjeeling from nearby cities of Kurseong, Kalimpong, and more.

Attractions: Tiger Hill, Batasia loop, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, The Japanese Peace Pagoda, the Rock Garden, Nightingale Park, and Sandakphu Peak.

50. Ziro – An Escape For The Peace Seekers

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Best time to visit: Throughout the year.

How to reach

  • By air: Jorhat Airport is the nearest airport to Ziro which is located at a distance of about 98 km.
  • By rail: Naharlagun is the nearest railway station to Ziro which is located at a distance of about 100 km.
  • By road: The best option by road is to hire a cab or taxi from Jorhat or Guwahati. The journey takes about 7 hours to reach Ziro from there. However, one can also board the state-run buses from the capital city of Itanagar.

Attractions: Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Kile Pakho, Tarin Fish Farm, Shiv Linga, Pine Grove, Meghna Cave Temple, and Dolo Mando.