For the ones living in Bengaluru, who aren’t that outgoing, traveling to these places in the north is like an eye opener. Let’s take a look at some of these places.
Darjeeling – Situated in the area of lesser Himalayas, the hill station of Darjeeling is famous for its tea estates. The hill station is located at an altitude of approx. 2000 meters above sea level and is considered as the largest promoter of tourism in the state of West Bengal. Apart from its profound surroundings, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is amongst the biggest attractions in the hill station. The toy train which revolves around its green valleys is a World Heritage Site, declared by the UNESCO. Darjeeling and its superb weather is counted amongst the popular summer destinations in the north. You can get a Bangalore to Darjeeling flight to reach the city.
Varanasi – Also called as Kashi and Banaras, Varanasi is an ancient city and considered to be amongst one of the oldest cities to be inhabited. Varanasi is situated on the banks of Ganga river and considered sacred for several reasons, from its mythical connections to serving as the spot for performing last riots of the deceased. If you want to explore the culture of north India then Varanasi, which got its names from the meeting of tow ancient rivers – Varuna and Assi, is the place to be. The city consists of several ghats, each having its own cultural and historical significance. The Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the best places to explore in the city, home to one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The place is easily accessible through trains and flights.
Manali – A famous hill station located in the lesser Himalayas, Manali is one of those few places in the state of Himachal Pradesh which should definitely be in your travel list. Living in Bangalore, it is quite possible that you might have visited hill stations like the Nandi Hills or Munnar, but enjoying a stunning view of snow-capped mountains is something you might want to do. Located in the Kullu district, Manali is a great spot for adventure sports enthusiasts and you can go for activities like trekking, rock climbing, skiing and paragliding in the green valleys.
Kolkata – Another interesting location in the Eastern part of the country, Kolkata is also a great tourist spot known for its cultural heritage. There are several famous palaces, monuments, bustling markets and other tourist places to explore in the region. Considered as the cultural capital of India, Kolkata is home to several nobel laureates, authors, sportspersons, authors and more. If you love sports and that too football, then a trip to the famous Eden Gardens will shoot your excitement to another level. Don’t forget to enjoy a boat ride under the iconic Howrah Bridge, try some local seafood and sip some tea listening to Rabindra Sangeet.