We have rounded up the places are that are coming into their own in this list of Best Indian Destinations for Travel in 2021.
Without a doubt 2020 has gone bust, at least it seems so far. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on almost all the sectors with tourism facing the most ire. However, this has not deterred the enthusiasm of travelers. They are very optimistic about things getting better soon when traveling without boundaries will again be a reality
Since most of us now, fuel our wanderlust by going through the travel photos and getting inspired at the same time; It seems that holidaymakers, who have not been able to plan their vacation this year because of the COVID-19 outbreak, are already making plans for 2021. And that is why we have taken great care in selecting our Best Indian Destinations for Travel in 2021 to inspire your journeys once #coronabegone. Read on and be inspired
Best Indian Destinations for January 2021
12. God’s Own Country – Kerala
Lush green scenic landscapes, crystal clear beaches, and a languid pace of life make travel here amazing.
South India’s serenely beautiful state – This slender coastal strip is defined by its incredible landscape: with almost 600km of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches; a languid network of glistening backwaters; and the spice- and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats, dotted with fiercely protected wildlife reserves and cool hill stations such as Munnar. Kerala is a world away from the frenzy of the rest of India,
Best Indian Destinations for February 2021
11. Wintry Wonders – Gulmarg
From unparalleled views to offbeat haunts and delicious food, Gulmarg withdraws you in like a dream.
If you’re looking for a winter wonderland, then Gulmarg might just be the dream destination you’ve been looking for. Widely considered one of the most exciting spots for skiing and snowboarding in winter months, it has earned the distinction of being the best ski resort in Asia. Besides skiing the Himalayan beauty in all its glory and grandeur will keep the traveler in you charmed.
Best Indian Destinations for March 2021
10. Pondicherry – A French Connection
From organic chocolate to al fresco theatre, cycling tours to parasailing lessons, there’s more than what meets the eye in this pretty town.
The pulsing, crayon-bright city of Pondicherry in southern India by way of the south of France, a mood board mixing Hindu spiritualism and old-world gallic architecture. And on its outskirts is an extraordinary experiment quietly seeking a new social order. As the setting for the film Life of Pi, the city of Pondicherry’s once faded French Quarter is now stealing the spotlight with chic hotels and lively bars in its revamped colonial buildings.
Best Indian Destinations for April 2021
09. Manali – A Hill Town Escape
Mountain adventures that beckon travelers from all directions
Just up above the high and wonderful Himachal hills, lies a beautiful hilltop hamlet that’s filled with adventure sports, scenic surroundings, and wonderful culture. It is none other than, Manali -one of the most favorite hill stations in India and also a popular Honeymoon destination. Surrounded by snow-clad mountains and pinewood forests, Manali makes a perfect tourist spot blessed with fantastic attractions that entertain every visitor.
Best Indian Destinations for May 2021
08. Andamans – Beach Paradise
Go snorkeling, Kayak and explore the untouched beaches – the Andamans are a travelers delight,
Untouched beaches, stunning coral reefs, and incredibly blue waters—what’s not to love about the Andamans? Take a silver necklace of the beach, throw in a night of camping at the water’s edge. Add a morning that dawns bright and blue. This is a heady beach holiday concoction that is hard to resist. Your trip to Andaman will be one you will gloat about long after you have returned.
Best Indian Destinations for June 2021
07. Wayanad – Kerala’s Best Experience
Mist laden hills, spice plantations, and foggy romantic days create magical moments here.
Encompassing part of the Western Ghats’ Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Wayanad’s landscape combines mountain scenery, rice paddies of ludicrous green, skinny betel nut trees, bamboo, red earth, spiky ginger fields, slender eucalyptuses, and rubber, cardamom, and coffee plantations. It is a popular escape for travelers – yet it remains fantastically unspoiled and satisfyingly secluded.
Best Indian Destinations for July 2021
06. Ladakh – High on the Himalayas
Lie under wizardly night skies, hike in otherworldly terrain, and slide down dunes in a cold desert.
Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect gompas dramatically crown rocky outcrops next to fluttering prayer flags and whitewashed stupas, while prayer wheels spun clockwise release merit-making mantras. This is a little corner of Tibet marooned in the furthest reaches of India.
Best Indian Destinations for August 2021
05. Spiti – A Cold Mountain Desert
An eco-travelers dream, with unspoiled and pristine Himalayan landscapes.
The trans-Himalayan region of Spiti is another chunk of Tibet marooned within India. The scattered villages in this serrated moonscapes region arrive like mirages while the turquoise-grey ribbon of the Spiti River is your near-constant companion, albeit sometimes way below in precipitous gorges. The whole Spiti–Kinnaur loop is scenically spectacular and is considered as one of the greatest road trips you can take in the country.
Best Indian Destinations for September 2021
04. Hampi – An Odyssey into the Past
A fabled lost city replete with a stark landscape, rambling ruins, and verdant banana plantations
The magnificent ruins of Hampi dot an unearthly landscape that has captivated travelers for centuries. Heaps of giant boulders perch precariously over kilometers of undulating terrain, their rusty hues offset by jade-green palm groves, banana plantations, and paddy fields. Linger here for a while and get used to the laidback vibe of the region
Best Indian Destinations for October 2021
03. Khajuraho – Temples of Love
Intricate Temple Carvings, Spiritual Teachings, and Eroticism meet here in a heady mix.
India’s most titillating town is famed far and wide for the erotic stone carvings that swathe Khajuraho’s three groups of World Heritage-listed temples. Despite this, it’s a delightful, quiet little village, where it’s easy to while away several days walking and cycling between stunning temples and enjoying the easy-going traveler vibe. The town also makes a reasonable base for nearby Panna Tiger Reserve
Best Indian Destinations for November 2021
02. Jaisalmer – A Fairytale Fortress City
Visit Rajasthan’s second-oldest fort, go on a desert safari, visit a ghost town, and lots more
No place better evokes exotic camel-train trade routes and desert mystery as Jaisalmer. A massive sandcastle rising from the sandy plains like a mirage from a bygone era – it’s hard not to be enchanted by this desert citadel. Numerous shops swaddled in bright embroideries, a royal palace, and numerous businesses looking for your tourist rupee add to the chaos and charm of this old city in equal measure.
Best Indian Destinations for December 2021
02. Rann of Kutch - India’s Largest Salt Desert
Visit for unique safaris, traditional village experiences, and the popular Rann Utsav
Situated at the tip of western Gujarat, the Rann of Kutch is a land of many wonders. Its unique landscape and rich culture as well as the gifted artisans and colorful tribals that inhabit the area are enough to win you over. To experience an amalgamation of everything that is Kutch, a visit during the Rann Utsav is highly recommended.
These were our Best Indian Destinations for travel in 2021. We have carefully curated this list to ensure only the best ones make it – Usuallly they are one the list because they offer easy access, great culture and incredible experiences that wow our travellers everytime they visit.
GlobalJourneys runs bespoke tours to all these destinations, and is actively involved in rural and responsible tourism in the region. Going on a guided tour with us takes the hassle out of planning and sightseeing and directly benefits the local economy.