Nanak Flights Blog

India's Top Destinations in 2013

India is becoming a hot destination, with tourism growing each year as people discover the beautiful diversity of its people, places and temples. As reported by India Today, some of the top rated and most popular areas are really worth seeing.

Topping the list is the sporty capital of Meghalaya, Shillong. Described as "a very genteel Jane Austen kind of pastime," featuring rolling green hills and pleasant, pollution free summers. A former refuge for British tea planters, Shillong provided them a sense of familiarity in a temperate climate away from the more exotic parts of the country.

And Shillong keeps a secret; the Khasi archers are some of the best in the world at a sport that was illegal until 1982. Competing for bets or for fun, these archers, along with the Khasi Hills Archer Sports Institute, offer an adventure that is both familiar to Westerners and different enough to excite.

If familiarity is not your thing, a jungle resort in Ranthambhore where you can see tigers in their natural habitat is drawing plenty of attention. The Ranthambhore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in India. Affordable tickets to nearby Jaipur are only a click away, and so, too, are the tigers.