Tag Archives: India Travel

Making it easy for Tourists to Travel India

Travel India:

India has twenty-nine states and seven union territories. President of India manages the union territories by appointing an Administrator. This post will get updated with Cities and Towns being added under each State. This should help you plan your Travel India visit as well as providing information on Indian Tourist places.

You can plan your tour according to the Indian States and make sure you are visiting nearby states in one tour for easy commuting. New Delhi is the Capital of India and is commonly referred as Delhi. Telangana is the newest state in India. If you are reaching to India from another country, reaching Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore or Chennai first will provide easy access to many tourist places.

India is a large country to travel and there are hundreds of places of tourist interest. India is getting a popular tourist destination for multiple reasons. The special tourism includes Ayurveda and Medical tourism as a part of health care tourism and for tourists who love plantations, there are Tea and Coffe plantations spread across multiple states of India.

As India has a large sea shore and safe beaches, tourists always like to visit Konkan Part of Maharashtra and Karnataka, Goa and Kerala. India is well connected internally through Air and Train(Indian Railways). You have several staying options from a budget hotel to a luxurious royal hotel and there are many food options also.

India Tourist Places
India Tourist Places image courtesy Iexplore.in

The Indian States and their Capitals

  1. Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad)
    1. Hyderabad and Ramoji Film City
  2. Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar)
  3. Assam (Dispur)
  4. Bihar (Patna)
  5. Chhattisgarh (Raipur)
  6. Goa (Panaji)
    1. Goa State
  7. Gujarat (Gandhinagar)
  8. Haryana (Chandigarh)
    1. Chandigarh
  9. Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)
    1. Shimla
    2. Kullu Manali and Rohtang Pass
  10. Jammu & Kashmir (Srinagar{Summer}, Jammu{Winter})
  11. Jharkhand (Ranchi)
  12. Karnataka (Bangalore)
    1. Mysore
  13. Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram)
  14. Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal)
  15. Maharashtra (Mumbai)
    1. Mumbai
    2. Pune City
    3. Around Pune City
    4. Kolhapur
    5. Aurangabad
    6. Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar
    7. Alibag-Murud-Janjira
  16. Manipur (Imphal)
  17. Meghalaya (Shillong)
  18. Mizoram (Aizawl)
  19. Nagaland (Kohima)
  20. Odisha (Bhubaneshwar)
  21. Punjab (Chandigarh)
    1. Chandigarh
  22. Rajasthan (Jaipur)
    1. Jaipur (Pink City)
  23. Sikkim (Gangtok)
  24. Tamil Nadu (Chennai)
  25. Telangana (Hyderabad)
  26. Tripura (Agartala)
  27. Uttarakhand (Dehradun)
  28. Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow)
    1. Agra (Taj Mahal)
  29. West Bengal (Kolkata)

Union Territories and their Capitals

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Port Blair)
  2. Chandigarh (Chandigarh)
  3. The Government of NCT of Delhi (Delhi)
  4. Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Silvassa)
  5. Daman and Diu (Daman)
  6. Lakshadweep (Kavaratti)
  7. Puducherry (Puducherry)

Travel & Tour Operators in India

There are thousands of Travel & Tour Operators in India. The small players operate at City level, medium level players operate at State level or at a Circuit level and the major players operate at all India level. Most of the Big Tour Operators also operate at International Level & arrange for Tours all over the World.
 
We will start with listing Major Tour operators in India and will go on updating this blog with more and more medium and small operators. They offer Hotel bookings, Airline or Railway bookings, Car booking and Holiday packages.They are in Travel & Hospitality sector.
 
As Tourism Industry has started well in advance for online business, there are many online Tour Operators in India which are big brands now. Many of these players operate in both Offline and Online model but some have only online e-commerce travel portals. With India PM Narendra Modi effect (Policies of Narendra Modi Government), the tourism in India is growing at a faster rate and we hope to see it getting better each year for Travel Industry in India and Tour Operators in India.
  1. All India-tours
  2. Akbar Travels of India
  3. Bhagyashri Travels
  4. BTW Visa Services
  5. Cleartrip
  6. Cox and Kings
  7. Expedia
  8. Girikand Travels
  9. Goibibo
  10. Gurunath Travels
  11. Indian Association of Tour Operators
  12. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Tourism
  13. India tours online
  14. India tour city
  15. Kesari Tours
  16. MakeMyTrip / Make My Trip
  17. Prasanna Holidays
  18. SOTC Holidays
  19. Strawberi Holidays
  20. Travel chacha
  21. Travelmasti
  22. Travel triangle
  23. Trip Advisor India
  24. Travelguru
  25. Thomas Cook India
  26. Veena World
  27. Vihar Travels
  28. Yatra

Tea Tourism is yet another way to explore India

Tea Tourism in India

 India is a Tea (also known as Chai) loving Country in two ways. It is World’s second largest Tea producing Country and largest Tea consuming Country. Whatever Tea India produces, 70% of that is for internal consumption within the Country. Tea Tourism in India in getting much popularity it deserves. Yes, we all love Tea! J
 
The Main types of Tea produce in India is Black, Green, White, Oolong, and CTC. The most common and main variety produced and consumed in India is the Black Tea. 

Assam 

Assam is the largest Tea producing region in the Country mainly for Black Tea and another special thing about Assam is that it the only place apart from China, where the Tea plants have their origin. It is the North East state of India and popular because of Tea plantations as old as 100 years! Banyan Grove, Wild Mahseer are some famous Tea estates to visit in this place. A Tea festival in Assam every November is well-known.

Munnar 

This is a Hill Station in Kerala State of India and Kenan Devan Hills is a large Tea Plantation over here. This place is known for Tea Tourism and has a Tea museum. Multiple Hotels are there and Homestay is also possible at Munnar. This is the largest Tea plantation in the Southern part of India. Wayanad is another City in Kerala known for Tea plantations. 

Darjeeling 

Darjeeling is yet another World Famous Tea plantation destination in India producing mainly Black Tea. Glenburn Tea Estate is known for Tea tourism. Along with the beautiful plantations, you get breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga mountain ranges and the Himalayas. Being a famous tourist place, there are many more fun activities at Darjeeling. Happy Valley Tea estates is another place to visit in Darjeeling. 

Nilgiri Mountain ranges

The Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu is a South Indian destination for Tea Plantations is also a hill station. This place is also producing Tea for more than 100 years.

Kangra Valley

This valley in the Himachal Pradesh also produces specific varieties of Tea and if you are visiting Himachal Pradesh, visiting Dharamshala Tea Company gardens Dharamshala may be a good idea. The ‘Darang Tea estate’ is another Tea plantation over here which is in existence for 150 years. The Tea gardens are also there in entire Palampur area of Himachal Pradesh state. Tea Tourism in India has its roots in Himalaya also.
 

There are more Tea gardens and Tea plantations in India but I have the list of major ones over here. Each Tea plantation has a different variety of Tea and whole leaf tea is the most in demand. The final Tea product is sold as loose leaf Tea or Tea Bags and CTC production involves using machines but the real taste lies with Black, Green, White and Oolong whole leaf tea.

Visiting these Tea plantations is an exciting experience. We can see that the Tea plantations are in Himachal Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu; so Tea Tourism in India is another way to explore India!

Some Uncommon Facts about India Tourism

What is special about India Tourism?

A visit to Incredible India is mainly visiting the hill stations, beaches, temples and historical places. These are the primary attractions of India Tourism. India is well connected by Air, Railway & Road. In this post, I am mentioning some interesting & uncommon facts related to Tourist Places in India and India Tourism.

Go Goa:

There are more than 3000 hotels in the Goa state. Goa is the smallest states in India according to the area, which is 3702 Sq. km. Hundreds of beaches are there in India and you can easily find about forty of them in Goa.

Most Visited Cities

Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Agra are most visited Cities by foreign travellers and tourists visiting India. Chennai, Delhi & Mumbai are large Cities and business hubs. The Agra City is on this list due to the World wonder ‘Taj Mahal’ monument.

 Travel by Train

Gatimaan Express Delhi-Agra

 

 

 

 

At present, ‘Gatimaan Express’ is the fastest train in India which runs between Delhi and Agra. The maximum speed of this train is 160 kilometers per hour. The ‘Bhopal Shatabdi Express’ is second fastest train India with a slight difference in the maximum speed. The ‘Vivek Express’ running between Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari is currently the longest train route in India. It connects Dibrugarh in Assam & Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of Mainland India. The journey is of 85 hours on a 3715 km railway route.


Super Luxury Tours & Stay in India Tourism

Maharaja Express - India

 

 

 

 

Maharaja’s Express is the World’s most expensive tourist train & it is operated by Indian Railways. It operates on six routes and the journeys are named as Heritage of India, Treasures of India, Gems of India, Indian Panorama, Indian Splendour and the Jewels of India. These are 3-night to 7-night duration journeys mainly centered on Rajasthan.

Rajasthan is famous for Royal Tourism experience. The Rambagh Palace at Jaipur, Taj Lake Palace at Udaipur are the costliest hotels in India. They are followed by The Leela Palace Kempinski at New Delhi and The Oberoi at Gurgaon for per night charges. These tours and Hotels are not just costly by Indian standard of living but even the rich people in other countries also find it very costly.

Tea Tourism

Tea Plantation - Assam








Assam is the largest tea producing state in India. You can visit the beautiful Tea plantations here. The famous Tea plantations are at Assam, Munnar and Wayanad in Kerala, Darjeeling, Nilgiri Mountains in Tamil Nadu and Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh.

Coffee Tourism

Coffee Plantation - Karnataka

 

 

 

 

Similar to Tea lovers, there are many Coffee lovers and you can enjoy the Coffee Tourism also in India. The places you can visit to see the lush green Coffee plantations are Chikmagalur and Coorg in Karnataka, Yercaud in Tamil Nadu and Araku in Andhra Pradesh.

Medical – Healthcare – Ayurvedic Tourism










Medical Tourism is a growing sector in India and the metros are popular because of the low-cost of health treatments compared to many other countries. The state of Kerala is known for Ayurvedic and natural remedies and treatments like Ayurvedic Massage.

Many tourists visiting India like specific things like ‘Indian Curry’, ‘Masala Chai’ or ‘Masala Tea’, ‘Seafood’, Indian spices and even the veg food with Indian spices. These are additions to the attractions in India and I meet many people from out of India, who mention that they love Indian food! India Tourism is experiencing all of this and not just visiting the famous tourist places. Contact us for specific interests, requirements or more information and we will be happy to help.