Top 10 places to visit in 2023

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It’s the time of the year to set new travel goals. Are you not sure where to go on a trip? Fret not! From remote mountain escapes and beach paradises to mind-blowing spiritual vacations, select the best destination that fits your taste. Embracing nature and planning an eco-conscious trip will let you re-energize your mind. Bag2Bag has accumulated a huge range of authentic accommodation retreats to delight new-age travellers. These top 10 places will endlessly leave you in awe! Don’t delay anymore!

Varanasi – The Holy City of India

Varanasi is one of the most enchanting destinations in India to go on an epic religious journey. Do not miss the glittering sight of the River Ganga during sunrise or sunset! Witness the divine rhythm of bells with the powerful chanting of Mantras and Ganga Aarti at the Ghats. Hindu pilgrim travellers throng Varanasi to seek blessings from the Kashi Vishwanath temple and bathe in the sacred River Ganga. Gather at the majestic Ghats on the shores of the holy River Ganga to feel the spiritual aura. Walk along the busiest food streets of Varanasi to munch on flavourful Chaat items and sip a brew of Chai. A spiritual hodgepodge with a rich history! Apart from soaking in the devotional vibes, take a textile trail to connect with traditional local weavers. Understand the elaborate floral weaving patterns involved in glossy silk fabrics! 


Best attractions in Varanasi: Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum, Manikarnika Ghat

Unleash the surreal of Hampi

Hampi, a mesmerizing land of history, boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites. Discover the ancient ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire, intricate Dravidian-era temples and imposing granite boulders in Hampi. Temple walls depict the finest carvings of the ancient mythologies and Hindu Gods in different forms. A quick trip to this destination will let you step back in time! There is another side to Hampi, which flaunts the pastoral views of the green fields. Feel the mellow ambience of Hippie Island, and opt for coracle rides and cliff jumping in Hampi! Tungabhadra River flows across Hampi to further adorn this pre-historic landscape. Art lovers, history enthusiasts and religious travellers can spend a delightful vacation. Admire the everlasting wonders of Hampi through its art and craft while strolling along the bazaars. Bag2Bag offers homestays in Hampi that overlook the majestic architecture or the gorgeous river. 


Best attractions in Hampi: Vithala Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Bazaar, Hippie Island, Matanga Hill, Anegudi Village

Get Mesmerized by Lush Greenery of Mahabaleshwar

Curled up in the massive Sahyadri mountain ranges, Mahabaleshwar promises a refreshing sojourn in Maharashtra. This hill station once acted as the summer capital of Bombay in the British colonial era. Mahabaleshwar still preserves British-style architecture. Breezy weather perfectly accompanies the idyllic views of the hills! Mahabaleshwar has gained popularity as a top weekend destination from Mumbai and Pune. Revive your spirits in the realm of nature! Get off the beaten path to explore its gorgeous rivers, heritage temples, soaring mountains, swishing waterfalls and thicket of foliage. The ravishing attractions in Mahabaleshwar excite adventure nerds to try forest hiking, trekking and kayaking. Head to popular viewpoints of this hill station to experience the quaint charm of valleys. Pick sweet and fresh strawberries from the expansive farms in Mahabaleshwar. 


Best attractions in Mahabaleshwar:

Mapro Garden, Elephant’s Head Point, Chinaman’s Falls, Venna Lake, Wilson Point, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Panchgani

Let’s Go to Stunning Munnar

Munnar beckons travellers with its admirable stretch of tea valleys, waterfalls and trekking trails. Traipse around the nature paths to discover its unimaginable beauty. Drench your head in the spurtling waterfalls and swim a few laps in the ecstatic pool! Munnar spreads out the gentle slopes draped in greeneries. Visit wide-ranging tea gardens to understand the cultivation and sip the flavourful brew. Capture the sun casting magical hues to glow the entire landscape of Munnar. Feel the clouds drifting above the tangerine mountains like never before! Newlyweds can seek solace and sparkle love in the otherworldly appeal of nature. Would you prefer to stay in the middle of a tea estate?  Then, book resorts in Munnar with Bag2Bag which commands the staggering mountain sceneries and aromatic spice gardens. Munnar is straight out of heaven!


Best attractions in Munnar: Pothamedu Viewpoint, Anamudi, Kundala Lake, Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Rose Garden, Mattupetty Dam

Rishikesh – A Divine Experience to All

Rishikesh will transport you to the entrancing world of spirituality and nature. Travellers planning a soulful vacation would often set foot in Rishikesh. The iron suspension bridge of Laxman Jhula stands as a symbol of tourism in Rishikesh. Pray for your wishes to get fulfilled across the spiritual attractions and soak in the divine vibes of Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat. Indulge in a healing session of Yoga or try adrenaline-rushing activities! Unfurling the incredible charm of mountains, Rishikesh makes for a unique getaway for adventure lovers. Add this psychedelic city of Rishikesh to your bucket list and experience the most memorable trip. Bag2Bag offers homestays in Rishikesh with views of the Ghats. 


Best attractions in Rishikesh: Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Jumpin Heights, Rishikund, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Tera Manzil Temple

Join Hands with Love and Happiness in Mount Abu

Being the sole hill vacation spot in Rajasthan, Mount Abu captivates travellers to experience its intoxicating charm away from arid deserts. Nestled fabulously amidst the Aravalli Range, the hill station presents refreshing views of nature. Cruise along Nakki Lake to soak in tranquillity or catch the golden rays of the sun fondling the heavenly hills of Mount Abu. The highest peaks and mysterious forest ranges in Mount Abu inspire travellers to pursue new adventures. Dilwara Jain Temple displays meticulous carvings and enjoys a rich history. Go cafe hopping in Mount Abu to taste comforting dishes amidst the lake setting! To satiate the accommodation needs of travellers, there are numerous homestays in Mount Abu for extended stay.

Mount Abu

Best attractions in Mount Abu: Guru Shikhar, Dilwara Jain Temple, Toad Rock, Nakki Lake, Achalgarh Village, Trevors Tank 

Feel Natural Beauty of Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is the epitome of striking natural beauty. The proud coffee land of Karnataka has a lot to offer for every kind of traveller. Get your mornings off to a revitalizing start in the coffee gardens. Colourful traditions, spice plantations and adventure experiences will make travellers storm this little wonderland. Bag2Bag offers homestays in Chikmagalur to ensure satisfying accommodations for travellers. Go for a coffee tasting in the sprawling plantations and get the ultimate localized experience. Fantastic views of the tropical rainforest, salubrious weather and eye-pleasing greeneries will combine to offer a surreal hill escape in Chikmagalur. Visit the Coffee Museum to feed your curiosity about this most-loved drink in the world. Bird watchers, avid trekkers and casual wanderlust souls can experience the pure bliss of nature.


Best attractions in Chikmagalur: Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Kudremukh National Park, Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Coffee Museum, Jhari Waterfalls 

Manali will Make You Speechless

Manali, an oasis of beauty, remains the most attractive hill station in India. Switch off from the daily grind and reconnect with soothing nature. The sceneries of snow wrapping the Himalayan peaks and dense coverings of Pine trees in the valleys will be a treat to your eyes. Take a peek into Mall Road to feel its old-world appeal. Silvery white snow in Manali will let you bring out the child in you! Head to the cafes that exude charm and gorge on delectable foods. Walk along the hidden hamlets and climb your way up to the highest peaks while playing with snow. You can book resorts in Manali amidst the peaceful setting and unearthly snow views. The rustling rivers and high-altitude peaks of Manali will get your adrenaline pumping! 


Best attractions in Manali: Solang Valley, Hadimwhiba Temple, Rohtang Valley, Arjun Gufa, Vashisht Baths, Van Vihar, Naggar

Goa – A Blend of Sun, Sand and Sea.

Goa gets as close as to a little slice of heaven. Travellers can marvel at the Portuguese architecture overlooking the beaches and coconut groves. Get the perfect travel postcard sceneries while tripping across this beach city. Be it experiencing the sleepy charm of the beaches or partying hard in the ebullient pubs, Goa remains the ultimate destination. Cycle along the quaint villages of Goa to awe at the swaying coconut groves! Picture yourself lying on a hammock near the beaches and basking in the sun. Funky beach shacks in Goa will satisfy your hunger pangs with the best of exotic seafood varieties. Surf the buoyant tides or enjoy snorkelling on the beaches to spot rare water creatures. Goa offers a colourful shopping experience for bohemian travellers. With Bag2Bag, you can book beach resorts in Goa


Best attractions in Goa: Fort Aguada, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, Chapora Fort, Divar Island, Arambol Beach, Dona Paula

Trail the History of Pondicherry

Pondicherry is all about vaunting the beaches and melting pot of culture. Mustard yellow architecture lends a unique charm to the streets of Pondicherry. Witness the exquisite beauty of colonial-era architecture! Ramble along the city to feel the vestiges of the French empire. Let loose on the beaches and feel the sand beneath your feet. Whether to engage in deep meditation in the sanctified ashrams or discover quirky hippie experiences, Pondicherry has it all. The best whimsical retreat that travellers can enjoy! Get your dose of spirituality in glorious temples or rustic churches. Pondicherry remains a distinguished spot for gourmet travellers and shopaholics. The sunny beaches in the city are ideal for trying unique water sports. The city has some of the best nightlife places as well. 


Best attractions in Pondicherry: Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Arikamedu, Paradise Beach, Serenity Beach, Pondicherry Light House


Travel to these places to get lost in their enchanting beauty! For unique accommodation experiences, book resorts and homestays with Bag2Bag. 


Ganesh Kumar

Ganesh is a content writer at He is an avid reader and writes too. He also travels a lot and a nature lover.

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