Though the highly crowded and fast Chennai is, the number of visitors who come in search of the centuries-old tradition of South India here is replenished dramatically. The remnants of the British Raj still possess some corners of this tremendous city. World famous Fort St. George, Guindy National Park, Marina Beach, Vandalur Zoo, Mahabalipuram, San Thome Basilica etc are in close proximity to the city promising a complete tour package to you at any time. A reincarnation of the history can be carved out from the ancient buildings arrayed in a strategic format in the heart of city leading you to fall in love with the glory of Chennai as it was before.
How to reach: Catch a flight to Chennai from Bangalore at just INR 1,277.


Known to be the ‘princess of hill stations’, Kodaikanal is a bit more relaxed and silent though it is affected by a large number of tourists always. It will be a big mistake if you think it is a remote village in the interiors of Tamil Nadu because it can boast of plenty of international quality things. One among them is the International School that gives education to the students around the globe. The broadleaf trees like rhododendron, mahogany etc are the proud possessions of each hill that gives Kodaikanal its name. There is a huge lake encircles this magical hilly region; honeymoon couples and groups of friends are the majority of visitors of Kodai though it has waterfalls and trekking hills hidden somewhere in it.
How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Coimbatore from Chennai at INR 1,834.


There will be a minimal number of people who must have no idea about his extreme southern part of India, Rameshwaram, and a widely applauded sightseeing tourist destination for centuries. Located in the middle of India and Sri Lanka, this island seems to be the favourite spot of Hindu devotees since the entire region is famous for the Rama stories written down in the epics. Backing these religious aspects of Rameshwaram, there are different numbers of temples dedicated to Lord Rama here which are appreciated and praised for its magnificent stone structures. Recently, the longest bridge on a sea is bestowed upon Rameshwaram, which is the Pamban Bridge. In addition, there is another important site no one ever should miss while you are in Rameshwaram, Dhanushkodi beach.
How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Coimbatore from Chennai at INR 1,834.

West Bengal

64. Sandakphu

Image Source: Bappaditya Dasgupta – Flickr
Located in close proximity to Singalila National Park in West Bengal is Sandakphu, or Sandakphu. This peak is the highest peak of the region, based at an elevation of approximately 3636 M above the sea level.
Sandakphu has an extremely mesmeric trekking trail for all you adrenaline junkies. But you need to endure a moderately difficult trek in order to reach the summit and then you will be rewarded with awesome views of the Kanchendzonga Peak.
Image Source: Nicolas Mirguet – Flickr
There is even a small village at the top of the peak where you can find some hostels for a stay. Of course, there is nothing like camping under the starlit sky and enjoying a cool mountain breeze.
How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Bagdogra airport from Kolkata at just INR 1,277.

65. Darjeeling Tea Gardens

Image Source: Antony Vance Clicks – Flickr
Experience the chills, admire the hypnotic creations of Nature and slurp on that sizzling delicious tea at Darjeeling. It is a town in West Bengal, situated in the Himalayan region at an altitude of 6700 ft.
The lush tea gardens of Darjeeling are also among the list of tourist places in India. These tea gardens are not only known for their flavorsome tea cultivation, but also for their scenic beauty.
Image Source: Vikram Singh – Flickr
The best time to visit Darjeeling is from November to February. Endless stretches of tea plants which tends to vanish with the mist, creates a magical spell on the visitors.
How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Bagdogra airport from Kolkata at just INR 1,277.
Image Source: Antony Vance Clicks – Flickr
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