3. Ghats of Varanasi – Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. There are nearly 100 ghats in the Varanasi city. The famous and oldest ghats of all these are the Dashashwamegha, Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghat.A highly recommended, although touristy, thing to do is take a dawn boat ride along the river from Dasaswamedh Ghat to Harishchandra Ghat. This Varanasi ghat guide will point you in the right direction of some of the must-see ones, from south to north.

Ghats of Varanasi

4. Ajanta Ellora – Maharashtra

Ajanta and Ellora caves are considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations in the world owing to the magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well-carved sculptures of Ellora. Located in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, the Ajanta caves are one of the places history and and culture enthusiasts will enjoy an excursion to. There were over 30 caves in the cave complex out of which one part of the complex was developed during the Satvahana period and the other was done during the Vakataka period.