Top 10 Most Beautiful States In India

Vacation is an experience, and if you wish to gain that experience in India, you ought to choose the right destination. India’s beauty comes from culture, nature, historical monuments, adventure activities, and hospitality.

If you are looking for beautiful states to cover in India, below are the top ten on that list. Remember that this beauty is subjective to the climate. Learn about the prime tourism time in each state before choosing the destination for your vacation.

10 Most Beautiful States in India

1. West Bengal

West Bengal is a cultural destination famous for its collection of festivals, spiritual elements, independence struggle history, and a diverse climate. The state is nestled between the Himalayan region and the Bay of Bengal.

Thus, you can find numerous landscapes of diverse beauty here. Moreover, the British built numerous monuments and summer destinations in this state, adding a more nostalgic look to the state.

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Best places to visit: Kolkata, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Shantiniketan, Jalpaiguri, and others.

Main attractions: Sundarbans National park, Darjeeling Himalayan toy train, coronation bridge, Ghum Monastery, Tiger Hill, Digha Beach, and others.

Best dishes to try: Sandesh, AamPoraShorbot, IlishMacherJhol, Alur Dom, and others.

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2. Rajasthan

Do not overlook Rajasthan as just a desert state. Numerous kings of different dynasties once ruled this state, and thus, the name is Rajasthan - the land of kings. You can find numerous monuments, forts, palaces, and more.

The desert landscapes of Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Bundi, and others are famous for safari, desert camping, and other activities. Whereas, royal cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, and others are recognized for historic vacation, luxury palace stay, and more.

When it comes to nature, the state is blessed with national parks and one hill town, Mount Abu. The main beauty of this state is its culture and the colourful festivals associated with that culture.

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Best places to visit: Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Pushkar, Bundi, Mount Abu, and others.

Main attractions: Ranthambore National park, Ahmer Sharif Dargah, Pushkar camel fair, Bhangarh Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, and others.

Best dishes to try: Dal Bati Churma, Ker Sngri, Kachori, Mirchi Bada, Gate ki Sabzi, Laal Maas, and others.

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3. Kerala

God’s Own Country, Kerala is celebrated for its lush nature and age-old culture. The state is riddled with backwaters, and taking a houseboat ride on the backwater is one of the romantic activities in Kerala. Kerala is also an important cultural destination with numerous religious sites and colorful festivals.

Kerala is a land of diversity. You can find mountain regions, coastal lands, temple towns, historical monuments, eco-tourism sites, and much more here.

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Best places to visit: Alleppey, Munnar, Cochin, Trivandrum, Wayanad, and others.

Main attractions : Thekkady, Anamudi, Alappuzha, Ayurvedic treatments, Eravikulam national park, Athirappilly, Varkala Beah, and others.

Best dishes to try: Appam, Malabar Biriyani, Idiyappam, Puttu, Ishtu, Sadhya, and others.

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4. Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is the land of temples and mountainous rivers. You can find the origins of numerous rivers here, and those destinations are considered sacred. Some pilgrims choose to cover the harsh terrain for visiting temples. Chardham yatra is one best example of that. Those rugged routes are also famous for adventure activities.

Beyond these, you can find exciting and serene hill towns, cultural destinations, temple towns, and others.

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Best places to visit: Nainital, Auli, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Almora, and others.

Main attractions: Valley of Flowers, Chandrashila, Chardham Yatra route, Trisul, Bhimtal Lake, and others.

Best dishes to try: Kafuli, baadi, chainsoo, kumaoni raita, Garhwalkafannah, and others.

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5. Gujarat

Found on the western-most corner of the country, Gujarat is the land of art, culture, history, Asiatic Lions, and of course, the Rann of Kutch. You can explore unique caves, historic temples, wildlife sanctuaries, hill towns, and much more.

The Gujarati culture is also a colorful element to enjoy. Gujarat was the state where Mahatma Gandhi was born. Thus, you can find numerous independence-related historical sites here, including the famous Sabarmati Ashram.

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Best places to visit: Junagarh, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Kutch, and others.

Main attractions : Statue of Unity, Gir National Park, Jama Mosque, Sabarmati Ashram, Somnath Temple, and others.

Best dishes to try: Gujarati Samosa, Kadhi, Dhokla, MethikaThepla, Khandvi, and others.

Suggested Tour : 12 Days - Gujarat Wildlife Tour

6. Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is the heart of the country. Madhya Pradesh stands as central India and is famous for historic sites and national parks. You can find numerous temples with exotic carvings and sculptures.

Diverse religions flourished in this region in the past. If you wish to enjoy the culture of the land, visit during festivals like Bhagoria Haat, Khajuraho Festival, Lokrang Festival, and others.

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Best places to visit: Khajuraho, Indore, Chanderi, Pachmarhi, Bhopal, Gwalior, and others.

Main attractions : Patalpani waterfalls, Kanha Tiger Reserve, Gwalior Fort, Marble Rock, Bandhavgarh National Park, and others.

Best dishes to try: Dal Bafla, Rogan Josh, Mawa Baati, Biryani Pilaf, Ghosht korma, hutteka Kees, and others.

Suggested Tour : 3 Days - Khajuraho Private Tour from Delhi

7. Jammu and Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is lush with greenery during summer and autumn. During winter, the state becomes a winter wonderland. Thanks to the ambiance covered with Karakoram, Pir Panjal, and Himalayan ranges, the place is filled with colossal glaciers, blue lakes, meadows, mountainous forests, and much more.

Thus, the state is home to numerous adventure activities like trekking, skiing, paragliding, river rafting, and more.

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Best places to visit: Srinagar, Amarnath, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop, and others.

Main attractions: Vaishno Devi temple, Sonamarg, Dal Lake, apple orchards, Anantnag, and others.

Best dishes to try: Rogan Jodh, Dum Olav, AabGosht, Yakhni, ModurPulav, Matschgand, and others.

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8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Technically speaking, this group of Islands is a union territory and not a state. However, no tourism list is complete without adding these beach paradises. There are hundreds of islands in this group and each island has a set of attractions and activities to enjoy. The emblematic beauty is the sugary beaches and turquoise water.

You can find many water and land-based adventure activities here like snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, beach picnic, sea walking, trekking, limestone cave exploration, and much more.

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Best places to visit: Port Blair, Havelock Island, Neil Island, and others.

Main attractions: Elephant Island, Radhanagar Beach, Mount Harriet and Madhuban, Diglipur, Cellular Jail, and others

Best dishes to try: Chili curry, Coconut prawn curry, Grilled lobster, Tandoori fish, Macher Jhol, Amritsari Kulcha, and others.

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9. Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is the land of historical culture and natural beauty. The Western Ghats give rise to numerous lush hill towns and the Arabian sea borders the state making numerous coastal regions. At the tip of the country, the Indian Ocean joins with the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

The state is famous for the rich culture, hill towns, temple towns, historic lands, and much more. Tamil Nadu is also home to the Nilgiri biosphere and has 17 sanctuaries, five national parks, tiger reserves.

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Best places to visit: Madurai, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Kanyakumari, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Tanjore, and others.

Main attractions: Rameshwaram temple, Yercaud, Mahabalipuram, Vedanthangal, Mudumalai national park, Velankanni, Brahadeshwara temple, and more.

Best dishes to try: Idli, dosa, Banan Bonda, Rasam, Banana Bonda, Pongal, Chicken Chettinad, and others.

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10. Assam

Assam is a state with green wealth and a diverse landscape. This is one of the least explored states in the country. The state is filled with numerous attractions like tea plantations, mighty rivers, untouched forests, river islands, and tribal culture.

Assam is not just about natural beauty. Hajo is a famous spiritual destination for three religions. The festivals of this state are colorful and post-card perfect. Assam is rightfully called the Land of Blue Hills.

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Best places to visit: Majuli, Guwahati, Dispur, Sualkuchi, Diphu, and others.

Main attractions : Kaziranga National Park, Silachar, Sivasagar, Hajo, and others.

Best dishes to try: Khaar, duck meat curry, Oou Khatta, Paro Manxho, Masor Tenga, Xaak Aru Bhaji, and others.

Suggested Tour to Assam : 7 Days - Assam Wildlife Tour

Each state of the country is a beauty by itself. Karnataka is famous for its culture and history, Maharashtra is home to several ancient caves and exciting hill regions, Punjab is the land for Sikhism culture, and so on. Learn about what each state can offer you at a given month and choose your destination wisely.