India is the vast and diverse in every respect. Geographically, it stretches from the snow capped Himalaya mountain ranges down the coastal tip of Kanyakumari. Down the Himayalas, It has fertile Gagetic and and Thar deserts of Rajasthan. Equally diverse are its socio-cultural ethnic groups of people and the landscape besides architectural styles of its monutments. Nepal is land of high mountains with highest mountain of Himalays among other high snow capped peaks.
Tourist destinations in both these countries are diverse and endless.
The main Tourist Destinations:
Leh town in Ladakhi( Jammu & Kashmir) for natural beauty. rock climbing, water rafting, skiing and various Buddhist monasteries.
Srinagar (J&K) for natural beauty and Dul Lake with Houseboats called Shikara.
Kullu, Manali Hill Stations and rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. In Manali is also popular for rafting inBeas River, skiing, trekking, paragliding etc.
Simla ( Himachal Pradesh) is picturesque Hill Station. It locates Jakhu Temple, Christ Church, Viceregal Lodge and Mall road to stroll and shop. The hilly terrain also has many trekking trails.
Dharamshala (Himanchal Pradesh) is the most popular Buddhist centre (McLeod Ganj a suburb) being the home to the Dalai Lama. Other tourist attractions are Bhagsunag Falls, Pong Dam lake, Bir for for paragliding besides meditation and rejuvenation centres.
Punjab for Golden Temple and Attari border with Pakistan.
Delhi, Capital City of India for Walled city locating Red fort, Jama Masjid and chandni Chowk Bazar of Mughal period as well New Delhi locating Inndia Gate, Rashtraoati Bhawan, Janter, Himayun Tomb and Qutab Minar. Connaught Place is a shopping centre built during British rule.
Varansi (Uttar Pradesh) i s a holy city of Hindus with temples and Ghats at the banks of River Ganges.
Agra (UP) is known for its World Heritage Sites of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri among many other monuments raised during Mughal Empire.
Darjeeling ( West Bengal) is a hill station and famous for tea plantation besides Toy Train declared World Heritage. It is spot for rock climbing and trekking.
9. Jaipur ( Rajasthan) attracts many tourists for its rich history and culture with withits oImposing forts and palaces Like Amber Forts showing glimpse of the city's history and Jaisingh hilltop fort. Walled City locating Jal Mehal Complex surrounded by with pre modern planned city.
Udaipur ( Rajasthan) locates City Place, Pichola and Fateh Sagar besides a garden with fountains called the Saheliyon ki Badi. It is a also a shopping traditional artcrafts and jewellery besides cotton fabrics.
Jaisalmer ( Rajasthan) is called ‘Golden City) with sand dune, Fort and Hvelis, Desert National Park ad Akal Wood Fossil Park. It is also a shopping spot for traditional handicraftarts, clothes and jewellery.
Bengaluru ( Karnataka) is a Garden City with ancient cultural past with monuments like St Mary's Basilica, St Patric's Church, the Masjid-e-Khadria and Shri Nimishamba Devi Temple. It is present day a metropolitan city known as an IT hub.
Mumbai ( Maharashtra) Gateway of India, Film City, Juhu Beach, Chaupati (Fast Food), Bndra (Shopping) and religious sites like Mt. Mary's Church, Haji Ali mosque ISCKON temple.
Munnar ( Kerala) is a sleepy city famous for its green hills and scenic beauty besides other tourist attractions like Atukkad Falls, Mattupetti Dam, Kundala Lake and the Eravikullam National Park to spot endangered in Nilgiri Thar.
11. Hampi ( Karnataka) is desination to sight ancient ruins of Hampi city and listen to legendary tales of the its prosperity under the Vijayanagar Empire .These ruins are declared as World Heritage Site on rocky spot surrounded by green forest. Besides, there are ancient temples of Virupaksha, , the Hazara Rama and Vitthala Temple amidst the panoramic view.
Goa, former Portuguese colony, has temples and churches, pubs and bars. Its attractions are beaches and mighty Doodhsagar waterfalls.
Pune ( Maharashtra) is called the cultural capital of the state. It locates Marathi film industry d and four Museums viz. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, the National War Museum, and palaces like Shaniwar Wada and the Aga Khan Palace. Adventure seekers should drop by the Pataleshwar Caves, the Bhimashankar Sanctuary or trek up one of the many nearby forts.
Rishikesh ( Uttarakhand) is a Hindu holy city on the Banks of River Ganges.
Hyderabad ( Capital of Andhra Pradesh) is rich in cultural heritage and fast growing IT hub. Charminar and Golconda Fort, Falaknuma Palaceand Mecca Mosque are its main tourist attractions. Hussain Sagar and Sharmipet lakes are picnic spots.
Kolkata (West Bengal) is called the cultural capital of India. Places to visit are Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium Howrah Bridge and Tagore House.
Chennai ( Capital of Tamil Nadu) locates Marina Beach, Edward Elliot's Beach, Arinjar Anna Zoological Park, Guindy National Park besides Pondy Bazaar and Ranganathan Street for shopping.
Puducherry Union Territory), erstwhile French colony, ies is famous for itsbeaches (Paradise and Auro) and Aurobindo Ashram.
Kodaikanal ( Tamil Nadu) at Palani hills, Kodai has cenic lakes, waterfalls and valley. Famous Tourist destination are Berijam Lake and Kodai Lake.
Namche Bazaar is a Gateway to Mount Everest.
Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Phewa Lakeat PokharaIn for paragliding.
Chitwan National Park to sight One horned rhinos among other animals. This is also International Elephant Polo Centre.
Illam, tea capital of Nepal and one of the tourism hotpots in eastern Nepal
Major tourist activities include wilderness and adventure activities like Mountain biking, Bungy Jumping, rock climbing, mountain climbing, trekking, bird watching, paragliding and hot air ballooning over the mountains of Himalaya.
Located at Kathmandu ( the capital of Nepal), Pcapital Pashupatinath Temple is the world's largestShiva Temple.
Other Hindu pilgrimage sites include the temple complex in Swargadwari located in the Pyuthan district, lake Gosainkunda near Dhunche, the temples at Devghat, Manakamana temple in the Gorkha District and Pathibhara near Phungling.