Instagram has been the top source of travel inspiration for modern travelers. For many, traveling is a way of getting maximum social media engagement and growing their profile. India, being a country of diverse landscapes and having a rich historical legacy, offers ample opportunities to capture the most picturesque and breath-taking snapshots for your Instagram feed. Here’s a list of some spectacular and Instagram-worthy destinations across India.
1. RANI KI VAV, GUJARAT
Rani ki Vav is a lesser-known architectural gem of Gujarat. Rani ki Vav, also known as Queen’s stepwell, is located on the banks of River Saraswati in the town of Patan, 130 km from the capital city, Ahmedabad. The stepwell is believed to be more than 900 years old, built in the 11th century. The only stepwell to be declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
2. PATRIKA GATE, JAIPUR
Serving as the accessway to Jawahar Circle, Patrika Gate is one of the most photographed spots in India and an iconic Instagrammable destination. The colorful and majestic gate reflects the culture of Rajasthan. The walkway under the gate blows your mind. The pillars are carved with the folklore of Rajasthan.
3. YUKSOM, SIKKIM
Yoksome was the first capital of Sikkim. Now it is a popular tourist destination located in West Sikkim. It is also the base camp for mountaineers trekking all the way up to Mount Kanchenjunga. For nature lovers, Yuksom is also the gateway to the Khangchendzonga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
4. JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN
We all know the ‘Blue City’ of Rajasthan. Some explore the city for its culture, some for its heritage but most tourists come here to get the best photograph for their travel feed. Other than azure residential areas, forts and monuments, Jodhpur has some stunning cafes based on unique concepts.
5. RANN OF KUTCH, GUJARAT
The picturesque desert of Gujarat, Rann of Kutch is also known as the Great Rann. The most spectacular place is the largest salt desert spreading out over an area of 8,000 sq. km. The massive expanse of cracked land lies just over the Tropic of Cancer. Little Rann of Kutch and Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary are the other attractions to explore in this region.
6. VALLEY OF FLOWERS, UTTARAKHAND
How often do we dream of visiting a fairy tale land where nature blooms across the valley with its vibrant colors and a stream of water making its way through the valley? Well, travelers trek all the way to the Valley of Flowers in Chamoli to turn that dream into a reality. It is not an easy expedition but adventure and nature lovers like to overcome all the challenges to witness the natural beauty in its rawest form.
7. PARVATI VALLEY, HIMACHAL PRADESH
The touristy valley of Himachal, Parvati Valley is also known as the Hippie Valley. The valley covers some of the famous villages, Kasol, Rasol, Tosh, Manikaran, Kheerganga, and Malana. These are frequently visited by travelers from all around the world. During summer you get to indulge in some adventurous activities and in winter you enjoy the snow-capped mountains while sipping into a hot cup of your favorite beverage.