Recover from an overdose of culture by heading over to the sleepy hills of Darjeeling and Gangtok, the ideal spots to get away from the scorching heat. Admire fascinating mountain scenery and dive into enchanting tea plantations, treating your eyes to breathtaking vistas. Orissa is another state you’d want to visit. Stop by the world-famous Konark sun temple and explore Puri’s beautiful architecture. Other places to add to your itinerary include the holy city of Bodhgaya, the place where Buddha gained enlightenment, and the ancient Nalanda University, once called the greatest university on the planet!
And before heading back home, stop by Varanasi, one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world, a pilgrimage center that is without equal. “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore’s words perfectly sum up your Varanasi experience, for this is a place where locals purge sins by bathing in the holy Ganges, this is where countless devotees can be seen performing ancient rituals praying for enlightenment and salvation.