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Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Built by Sawai Madho Singh rumour has it that this fort is haunted. There are several versions of how the fort is floating with ghosts. Although, the place is a famous tourist attraction and a great picnic spot for families, visiting the fort after sunset is forbidden. It is said that the place is haunted by the ghosts of a tantrik and the princess of the castle. Though the presence of spirits is debatable, the fort is living proof of old Indian folklore tales. What better way to explore this iconic fort, that with our exciting Rajasthan Tour Packages!

Basgo, Leh

Overlooking the serene river Indus, Basgo town is a beautiful place where you can catch up on your day dreaming and leave the real world behind. But, there is a fascinating history behind this quaint town. It is the seat of the Namgayal family. The town separates Ladakh into north and south regions. The Namgyal dynasty of Ladakh was founded by Bhagan, a Basgo king, who reunited Ladakh by overthrowing the king of Leh. He took the surname Namgyal (meaning victorious) and founded a new dynasty which still survives today. Check out the best Leh Tour Packages to plan your trip!

Hampi, Karnataka

What is now a relaxed village used to be one of the greatest empires of Indian history. Home to some extremely captivating ruins that date back to the 14th century comprise of 500 monuments. When the then ruler Rama Raya was defeated and killed by a confederation of Muslim kings, the capital was ransacked and reduced to shambles within 6 months by the victorious Mohamedans who left it desolate, resembling more a ghost city than a former captital. Archaeologists are trying to unveil some beautiful preserved monuments of this world heritage site. And that makes this place even more fascinating. Check out our exciting Karnataka Tour Packagesto plan a trip!

Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh

If you're curious about how the Kama sutra originated in India, a visit to Khajuraho is a must. Erotica thrives here with over 20 temples devoted to sexuality and sex. The temples are best known for their erotic sculptures. But more than anything they are a depiction of love, life and worship. The place offers an insight into Hindu faith and tantric practices.

Tughlaqabad, New Delhi

Found in the heart of India's capital, Tughlaqabad bears an uncanny resemblance to the ruins of Mohenjodaro Harappa. The splendid ruins show us the intelligence and engineering skills of ancient times. The sheer size and grandeur is bound to leave you impressed! All of these stupendous monuments just go to show that there is always more than meets the eye. Especially in a colourful country like India. Happy sightseeing!

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Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Known as the 'Gift oF Forests' Kokaikanal is also touted as the princess of hill stations. The natural beauty of this places provides for a great ambience for reading a book, or catching up with your sleep. Enjoy simple things like boating here. Kodaikanal has many cool fresh lakes. Cycling around these lakes is a good way to get sightseeing done. Your trip would be incomplete without a visit to the Shenbaganur Museum. The museum holds more than 300 exotic orchid species and artefacts of the ancient Paliyans tribe.

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Did you know this quaint town was built entirely by the Britishers? Ranikhet captures the beauty of fauna and topography of the Himalayas. If the Britishers had their way, they would have gladly made Ranikhet as the summer capital of India! Connecting with nature, playing golf in its vast lush golf fields and hiking are some of the must do activities here. Ranikhet is best explored by walking along its lanes or hiking in the dense forests. If you are lucky, you can even spot the Great Himalayan whistling thrush, Himalayan tree pie, red-billed long tailed blue magpie, flying squirrel, a troupe of monkeys, or barking deer! Quick, get your binoculars ready!

Auli, Uttarakhand

A budding skiing destination in India, Auli is believed to be the best when it comes to its gradient slopes. Along with adventure, the air of Auli is replete with spirituality. According to legends from Hindu mythology, this place is understood to be the land where Lord Hanuman rested while he was finding Sanjivini Booti. Also the view of magnificent peaks like Nanda Devi and Neelkanth adds to the spiritual feel of the town. If you want to seek answers to all the worldly things, holiday at Auli.

Gangtok, Sikkim

Known for its scenic view of the five peaks of Kanchenjunga, Gangtok's topography is really breath-taking. Nestled in the Shivalik range, Gangtok enjoys mild temperate climate all throughout the year. It's one of the cleanest cities in the world, well organized and maintained - the reason why it's called the Switzerland of East India. One interesting travel anecdote is surrounding the Changu Lake. The lake is associated with many myths and legends and is revered by the Sikkimese as sacred. According to a local legend, Buddhist monks could forecast the future by studying the colour of water in the lake!

Khandala, Maharashtra

Connected to the cities of Mumbai and Pune, Khandala comes alive during monsoons, when many spontaneous waterfalls spring up. The Rajmachi fort trek is really popular amongst trekkers. There are many beautiful caves, mountains and waterfalls that when mixed with the greenery of the hill station is one panorama that no one can afford to miss!