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Top 10 destinations for a great vacation in India in 2018

Every year Trip Advisor comes up with its Travellers' Choice awards for the best destinations, hotels, restaurants, beaches. India being the most diverse nation has been a traveller's choice since decades. So if you are planning a vacation then take a note of these top 10 destinations in India in 2018.

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Watching the blissful sunrise at Marine Drive or partying till the wee hours at the beaches in Goa, there are umpteen options to choose from if you're looking to travel in India. But, how would you plan it all if you just sit on that couch and daydream about your vacation plans? Every year, Trip Advisor comes up with its Travellers' Choice awards for the best destinations, hotels, restaurants, beaches. With the diverse locations around India, here's some help to pick from the top 10 destinations in 2018. Where would you like to hop off to this year?

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1. New Delhi

A city that offers mouth-watering food and alluring Mughal minarets, magnificent colonial-era buildings and flourishing culture. Delhi, the capital city of India is a country in itself. One can hit the busiest streets of Old Delhi to relish lip-smacking fare, soak in the heritage at many historical monuments, shop curios to leather bags at Paharganj or just laze around the beautiful gardens. (Source: David Castor/Wikimedia Commons)

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2. Goa

In Goa, one can enjoy local and international delicacies at numerous shacks and restaurants along with some of the most beautiful beaches like Ashwem, Arambol, Morjim etc. One can also explore the churches, museums and art galleries. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

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3. Jaipur

Known as the 'Pink City', one can easily immerse oneself in the culture, cuisine and the unmatched architecture of Jaipur. The city is home to magnificent palaces such as City Palace, Hawa Mahal etc. which have retained the royal heritage. (Source: A.Savin/Wikimedia Common)

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4. Manali Tehsil

Set amidst the beautiful mountain slopes that offer stunning views, endearing water streams and the residual scent of freshness, Manali is a blessed gem that’s a perfect getaway to escape the scorching heat or to enjoy the white winters. (Source: thewanderer7562/Wikimedia Common)

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5. Mumbai

Known as 'The City of Dreams', Mumbai is one of the most popular cities in India which is also a melting pot of people and cultures from all over the country. The city offers something for everybody - from beach to hills, historical monuments to modern complexes, traditional cuisine to progressive Indian restaurants, as well as religious centres to glamour filled Film Industry a.k.a ‘Bollywood’. However, the trip is incomplete without savouring the local street food - Pav Bhaji and Vada Pav. (Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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6. Udaipur

Known as the 'Venice of the East', the city boasts of several sparkling lakes against a backdrop of the Aravail hills. (Source: Leela Palace website)

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7. Agra

Is there a better place to go for a romantic holiday than to the great testament of love, the Taj Mahal? Built by the grieving Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal’s unrivalled beauty explains why it’s regarded as one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. (Source: Yann /Wikimedia Common)

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8. Jaisalmer

The dramatic and romantic desert fortress of Jaisalmer is an exotic city in Rajasthan’s great Thar Desert. 'The Golden City' rose to prominence as a result of its position on camel trade routes. It's now most famous for the 12th-century fort and ornate 'Havelis', fine merchant-built houses and pavilions in the city’s mediaeval lanes. (Source: honzasoukup/Wikimedia Common)

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9. Bengaluru

Known as both the 'Garden City' and 'The Silicon Valley of India', Bangalore (officially Bengaluru) is a techie’s paradise, boasting the highest concentration of IT companies in the country. (Source: Vr.Bengaluru/Wikimedia Common)

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10. Kochi

Look for spicy dishes flavoured with tamarind and coconut in Kochi, and don’t be surprised if your dinner is served up on a banana leaf. The region is a major banana-growing area, and traditional Kochi cuisine employs the fruit in many dishes, both sweet and savoury. (Source: koonankurish2/Wikimedia Common)