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7 Most Ideal Places for Leisure Travel in India

Written by Rohit Agarwal

People hardly have time to spend some time in relaxation. Responsibilities at home and work pressure at office makes it really difficult to sort out some time for leisure. But, a leisure travel will meet out all your expectations. You can now customize your trip as per your wish. Some of you like traveling to hills where as another group will be happy in sea beaches. India too have number of places where you can experience the rich culture and heritage. Let us find out the travel leisure trip as per the category. Further you can make some changes to the existing inclusive.

Famous places for leisure travel in India:

1. North Goa, Goa

Fort Aguada, Photo by Extempore, CC BY-ND 2.0

You must have seen beautiful places in Goa with water bodies, white sand and the falling sun view in water. But have you ever visited this place? Goa is a very big place which will take around 15 to 20 days to complete the trip. But, if you have very less time in hand but would like to get a leisure trip, North Goa is an exclusive place to travel.

Following are the famous places to see in north Goa.

  • Mandovi river
  • Goa Chitra Museum
  • Bondla wildlife sanctuary
  • Dudhsagar falls
  • Shanta Durga temple
  • Goa state museum
  • Church of Cajetan
  • Fort Aguada

2. Kalimpong, West Bengal

Phodong monastery, Photo by dhillan chandramowli, CC BY-SA 2.0

People in Bengal visits the north Bengal region whenever they get a holiday or can manage some days of leave. Kalimpong is one of the hill stations in North Bengal which is situated at the height of 1250 m above sea level. You can have a view at variety of educational institutes in this hill station that was built during the colonial period. The weather other there is really nice with greeneries all around. You can see beautiful flower orchids in this hill stations.

Following are the tourist spots in Kalimpong are.

  • Phodong Monastery
  • Mangal Dham
  • Delo Park
  • Delo view point
  • Kalingpong cactus nursery
  • Dr Graham’s home
  • Thongsha Gumpha

3. Almora, Uttarakhand

Zero point, Photo by Sujay25, CC BY-SA 4.0

Almora is one of the beautiful place in Uttarakhand where you can easily enjoy the leisure trip. It is a picturesque region where you can spend some time by escaping the crowd of the city. The tourist destination is placed 1,638 meters above sea level. It is very beautiful place with old oaks and pines surrounding the atmosphere.

Following are the tourist spots to visit in Almora are:

  • Kasar devi temple
  • Zero point
  • Kumaon regimental Centre museum
  • Bright end corner
  • Dwarahat village
  • Nanda devi temple

4. Gulmarg- Jammu and Kashmir

Photo by Basharat Alam Shah, CC BY 2.0

Jammu Kashmir is known as heaven of India. You will be able to have a view of the picturesque hill station. Gulmarg as the name suggested is covered with complete flower bed in most of the places. People traveling to Gulmarg will absolutely enjoy the leisure travel with its location 2730 meters above sea level. The previous name of this hill station was Gaurimarg, means a name of goddess Parvati. You can enjoy the fresh green meadow, pristine lakes and forests.

Following are some of the spots over here:

  • Gulmarg Gondola
  • Apharwat peak
  • Rani temple
  • Gulmarg biosphere reserve
  • Seven springs

5. Cochin, Kerala

Hill palace museum, Photo by Ranjithsiji, CC BY-SA 4.0

Cochin or Kochi is a beautiful place where people around the nation and even the world visits. You can take this place among the places of leisure travel. You can sit, rest and enjoy the scenic beauty of this tourist destination in Kochi.

If you bring your family and friends within the trip, following are the destinations to travel:

  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Hill Palace museum, Tripunithura
  • Paradesi Synagogue
  • St Francis Church, Kochi

6. Nameri, Assam

Nameri national park, Photo by Ajay.talukdar, CC BY-SA 3.0

This is the wonderful place for all forest lovers. People can absolutely enjoy the mesmerizing view of natural beauty. Nameri in Assam is one of the best places for wildlife. You can easily come and have a view of the wild animals which you don’t have the chance to see in your locality.

Some of the tourist spots over here are:

  • Nameri national park
  • You can enjoy rafting in river
  • Angling is another activity you can enjoy here

7. Kutch, Gujarat

Photo by Kaushik Patel, CC BY 2.0

The Gujarat Tourism is widely developed today with its land of cultures. If you are staying in the region of tropical climate, you must have missed salty desert with sand dunes. You can also have a view of historic palaces and ancient temples in this region.  Women will be really happy to have a view of jewelries of wood carving, silver metal and other handicrafts.

Some of the tourist spots in Rann of Kutch are:

  • Kala Dungar
  • Great Rann of Kutch
  • Kutch desert wildlife sanctuary
  • Koteshwar Mahadev temple


About the author

Rohit Agarwal

An expert vagabond with a wanderer’s soul, Rohit is on a mission to uncover all the untold travel experiences in India and share his tales at

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