The diversity of India makes it a truly beautiful country. Not only are the people and cultures diverse but also the geographical locations and terrain as well. India is a country which has beaches, jungles, deserts, mountains, cities, towns, villages, and the list just goes on. Whichever type of location you find appealing, you will certainly find it in India. Everyone has their own idea of what a beautiful place would be to them. If you are planning to retire or travel to India, then here is a list of some of the most beautiful places to go to.
If you like mountains and you like grasslands, then you will love the Yumthang Valley in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is a very green and rugged pasture that is located upon rolling meadows. You will also find some natural hot springs, a smooth flow of river water, and the famous Himalayan mountains in the background. Above sea level, the valley is approximately 3,564 meters high. With all these natural geographical features in one place, your eyes will be amazed wherever you turn.
The town of Munnar is located in the state of Kerala. This is a town which is comprised of mostly tea plantations. These are some of the most beautiful tea plantations that you have ever seen. They literally stretch for miles into the green hills in the background. Some of these plantations go above sea level to about 7,000 feet. If you are ever in Kerala, just travel to the southwestern region of the state to find Munnar. It will be an experience that you will never forget.
Stok Range, Jammu and Kashmir
There are a lot of mountain ranges in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the state’s Ladakh region, you will find a range called Stok Range. The range forms part of the Himalayan Mountains of southeastern Asia. The tallest mountain of this range is called Stok Kangri, which is 20,187 feet above sea level (6,153 meters). If you can make it to the peak of the mountain, you will be in Hemis National Park. Stok Range attracts many mountaineers and mountain climbers from around the world. Some people climb these mountains because of the spectacular views of the mountain range around them while others are just practicing here before they climb the almighty Mount Everest.
Nubra Valley, Jammu and Kashmir
You might not think of a desert when you think of beautiful places, but India’s Nubra Valley in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir has a desert that you should visit. Since Nubra is at such a high altitude, it is a colder desert than the traditional deserts which are at lower altitudes. There is hardly any rain or precipitation in the desert, but there is a mild amount of vegetation and water bodies. The mountainous terrain in the back will be the most beautiful thing that you ever see.
Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya
If you prefer beautiful wet environments, then check out Nohkalikai Falls in the town of Cherrapunji. This is in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Nohkalikai Falls is the highest plunge waterfall in the whole country. The name “Nohkalikai” means “Jump of Ka Likai,” which refers to a local legend about a woman named Likai that jumped off the cliff because of a family tragedy that made her go crazy. The height of the waterfall is 1,115 feet, so it is not advisable for anyone to try jumping from the top of it. But it is still a beautiful tall waterfall to visit and enjoy seeing.