Jewels of India

10 Must-See Hidden Treasures of India Before You Die!

Jan 24, 2018 6:37:39 AM

Welcome back, thirsty travellers to another edition of our travel blog where, to finish off a fabulous first month of 2018, we’ll disclose to you India’s top 10 best kept secret treasures that you absolutely must see b...

We’re talking about the rare jewels of India that you don’t need to travel anywhere else to find; you just have to know the right places to look in, to find them, and that’s what we’re here to help you out with.

We’ve picked out our choices for India’s top 10 “bejeweled” destinations that we think are so beautiful, they shine like the world’s most exquisite gemstones.

Here are our picks of the top 10 hidden treasures of India that every ardent traveller must visit before they die
 
Chettinad Palace of Tamil Nadu

Head to the south of India to find this beautiful hidden jewel, rich in architecture and art, boasting thousands of years of rich South Indian culture. The internal golden-yellow, orange and red hues that resemble precious stones such as ruby, topaz and garnet give the Golden Temple of Amritsar a run for its money!

Chettinad Palace of Tamil Nadu

Yumthang Valley of Sikkim

The Yumthang Valley or the ‘Valley of Flowers’ sits at a height of almost 4000 meters above sea level surrounded by the mystifying Himalayan mountains. The waters that flow through the valley resemble the brilliant blue colour of the Aquamarine gemstone, which, in itself means seawater.

 Yumthang Valley of Sikkim

Tea Garden Hills of Munnar

Sip on a cup of the tastiest, most aromatic tea you’ll ever have in the world in the emerald-green tea garden hills of Munnar while in the midst of breathtaking beauty.

 Tea Garden Hills of Munnar

Pangong Lake in Leh, Ladakh

The famous sparkling blue-green lake of Leh-Ladakh shines and shimmers like the rarest and most exquisite blue sapphire, a definite treat for the eyes and the soul. Discover this hidden jewel of India on your next holiday.

Pangong Lake in Leh, Ladakh

Temples of Orchha, Khajuraho

Orchha is a famous tourist spot located near the ‘Land of Love and Lust’, Khajuraho. The three temples of Orchha – the Chaturbhuj Temple, the Lakshmi Temple and the Ram Raja Temple, stand in a row, like three white sparkling diamonds in the sky!

 Temples of Orchha, Khajuraho

The Terracotta Temples of Bishnupur, West Bengal

Located in the Bankura district of West Bengal, these exquisite temples resemble the colours of the gemstones - garnet, ruby and citrine (also said to be a gift from the sun) just like the terracotta temples of Bishnupur. You’ve got to see it in person to believe it.

The Terracotta Temples of Bishnupur, West Bengal

Hoggenakal Falls, South India

These waterfalls in South India located on the river Kaveri are sometimes referred to as the "Niagara Falls" of India and for good reason. Visit these glorious cascading waterfalls that resemble a thin sheet of shimmering diamonds.

Hoggenakal Falls, South India

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands

These islands encompass the words, ‘paradise islands’ with their turquoise-blue and emerald-green waters. Nowhere in the world can you snorkel, swim and scuba dive in crystal clear waters and discover all the amazing and elusive creatures of the sea. The zirconium-white sands of Havelock’s beaches are something out of a postcard.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Taj Mahal, Agra

Also one of the seven wonders of the world, this real wonder made of white and pink marble, still leaves visitors who come to pay tribute to this magnificent structure from all over the world, awestruck and breathless.

The Taj Mahal, Agra

The Palace of the Winds, Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Visit the magnificent pink and red sandstone palace in the ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan that resembles a fortress made of ruby and morganite. A definite must-see ‘Jewel of India’ before you die! There are many other attractions in Jaipur one can visit, just check out some more places to visit while booking your Rajasthan tour packages.

The Palace of the Winds, Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Well, there you have it! We’ve rounded up our picks for the top 10 must-see hidden treasures of our rich bejeweled country that truly sparkles and shines with all the lustre and radiance of the world’s most exquisite gemstones. Because let’s face it, India is nothing short of a bejeweled necklace on the globe that has numerous rich, well-hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered!

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