Top 10 Tourist Destinations In India

1) Agra

Agra is most famous tourist destination not in India but in the World also. Agra’s Taj Mahal makes it the most popular tourist destination in the world. The city situated on the banks of Yamuna River in the northern state of Utter Pradesh, India. The city has very old history. According to Hindus Epic Mahabharata city also known as Agrevana.  It is one of the most populated cities in the Uttar Pradesh and  19th most populated city in India. The city is ruled by many mughal empires. Sultan Sikandar Lodi the Mughal ruler (1488-1517) moves his capital from Delhi to Agra in 1506. He ruled the country from Agra and assumed the importance of second Capital as Agra.
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Agra’s Taj Mahal has great history that it is build by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is India’s most fascinating and beautiful monument finished in marbles. It took 22 years of hard labor and 20,000 workers and jewelers working continuously to build Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal also famous as symbol of love. Agra’s Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatephur Sikri are included in the list UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Taj Mahal is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

      Attractions-

  • Tajmahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Gueu ka Tal
  • Tomb Of Akbar The Great
  • Mehta Bagh

2) Jaipur / Udaipur

Jaipur is most famous tourist destination in the India and the World. The City also known as Pink city of India. The city is capital of Indian state of Rajasthan in northern India and it is largest city of state Rajasthan. The city was founded on November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is not only Tourist destination but also a famous education destination in the India. Jaipur is the Tenth-most populated city in the country.  According to Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey 2008, Jaipur city was ranked the 7th best tourist place to visit in Asia.

 

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The Jantar Mantar is one of the World Heritage sites in Jaipur. The Presidential Suite at the Raja Palace Hotel was listed in second place on CNN’s World’s 15 most expensive hotels suites in 2012. Most of people reached to Jaipur to view the various forts  in Jaipur which reflects the glorious past of  city. The main attractions of visitors include the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace,Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur zoo, Sri Kali Temple and Sanganeri Gate.

       Attractions-

  • Hawa Mahal
  • Amber Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • City Palace
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Jal Mahal
  • Rambagh Palace
  • Chandra Mahal, The City Palace, Jaipur
  • Diwan-e-Aam, City Palace
  • Central Museum, (Albert Hall Museum)

3) Goa

Goa is most popular destination in the India. The main attraction of tourist at Goa due to its beautiful beaches in Coastal Areas. It is smallest state of India in western region. The most tourists come in winter and summer to enjoy the amazing climates and beaches of Goa. Most of European tourist comes in winter time to enjoy the splendid climate of Goa and in summer from across the India to spend the holidays.

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Goa has two World Heritage sites namely the Bom Jesus Basilica and churches and convents of old Goa. Goa ranked on the top for the best quality of life in India on population basis. According to 20008 surveys there were more than three million tourist visited to Goa and more than half million were from Foreign Countries. Tourist is the main source of income of Goa.

           Attractions-

  • Basilica Bom Jesus
  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Shree Shantadurga Temple
  • Chapora beach
  • Goa Chitra museum

4) Kashmir

Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Kashmir is called as Heaven on the Earth. The Kashmir popular tourist destination because of its mountains, rivers and snow falls. But in last couple of decades terrorism has affected the Kashmir’s tourism. Kashmir is also called a home place to Himalaya Ranges. The main economy of Kashmir is tourism. Kashmir is popular around the world because of India and Pakistan wars over the Kashmir.

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Kashmir also known worldwide because of Kashmir wool exported to other regions and nations. Jammu and Kashmir has main three geographical regions known as “Jhelum Valley”, “The Inner Himalaya” and “Trans-Himalayas”. Most of Bollywood films are shooted at Kashmir.

Attractions-

  • Ladakh
  • Dal Lake
  • Bahu Fort
  • Vaishanav Devi Temple.
  • Chashme Shahi Garden
  • Shalimar Bagh, Srinaga

5) Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is popular tourist destination in the world. It is in the Tamil Nadu state of India.  It also known as Kanniyakumari. KanyaKumari is notable for pilgrimage and tourism. The place takes its name from the goddess Devi Kanya Kumari, considered to be a sister of Hindu god Krishna. It lies at the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent. It was one of the important towns of the ancient Tamilakam.

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There are several places of tourist-interest in Kanyakumari but Kanyakumari is especially popular in country for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset. On Chitra pournami , one can see the moon-rise and sunset at the same time. The most popular tourist destination of Kanyakumari is rock memorial of Swami Vivekananda in Vavathurai. It was built in 1970 in honor of Swami Vivekananda. Tourism is the main source of income of Kanyakumari.

Attractions-

  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Thiruvalluvar Statue
  •  Gandhi Memorial
  •  Tsunami Memorial Park
  •  Bhagavathy Amman Temple
  •  Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal

6) Kerala (Backwaters)

Kerala is most popular tourist destination in India. The Kerala backwaters are the network are a network of interconnected canals, lakes, rivers, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways. Kerala has god gifted nature. The most popular destination of Kerala is canals, rivers, lakes, inlets. We can find Many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants, and animals such as ottrs and turtles live in and alongside the backwaters.

 

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Kerala named as one of the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 places of a lifetime” by the national Geographic Traveler magazine. Kerala is especially popular for its beautiful Black waters and ecotourism.

 Attractions-

  • Alappuzha – Canal Cruise
  • Alappuzha – Kochi cruise
  • Alumadavu, Kollam
  • Backwater stretches of Ashtamudi
  • Kavvayi Backwater at Payyanur

7) Old Delhi

Delhi is most popular destination in India. Delhi, Capital of India has many attractions like forts, culture, mosques and many more that represents history of great India. Delhi’s Qutub Minar , Red Fort and Humayun’s  Tomb have been declared as World Heritage Sites. Old Delhi, India was founded by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1639. Indian republic pared on Red Fort is main attraction of Delhi.

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Attractions-

  • Chandni Chowk
  • The Red Fort
  • Yogmaya Temple
  • Qutb Minar.

8) Ajanta Ellora

Ajanta and Ellora are in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. Ajanta and Ellora are the most popular world tourist destination in India. Ajanta and Ellora caves are the best example of India’s great history of Art creation. Ajanta & Ellora are rock-cut cave monuments created during the first century BC and 5th century AD.

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Ajanta Ellora caves containing paintings, sculptures consider to be master pieces of both Buddhist religious are and universal pictorial art. Ajanta and Ellora caves have been World Heritage Sites since 1983. These caves are protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. Daulatbad fort is nearest tourist destination from Ajanta Ellora caves.

Attractions-

  • Bibi-Ka-Maqbara:
  • Panchakki
  • Jain Caves
  • Hindu Caves
  • Buddhist Caves
  • Daulatabad fort.

 9) Darjeeling

Darjeeling is most popular tourist destination in the Indian state of West Bengal and it is located in the Mahabharata range. It popularly known for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.  The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.  Darjeeling has a temperate climate  with wet summers caused by monsoonrains. The two main significant contributors to Darjeeling’s economy are tourism and the tea industry.

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Attractions-

  • Tiger Hill
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
  • Batasia Loop
  • Peace Pagoda
  • Windamere Hotel
  • Mirik
  • Samsing

10) Mysore

Mysore is on of the most popular tourist destination in the state Karnatka , India. Mysore Popularly known as Palace City of India. According to New York Times Mysore  is listed as  one of the 31 must-see places on Earth fort two consecutive years.The city receives the maximum number of tourist during the period of the Dasra festival.Mysore Palace is the center of the Dasara festivities.

 

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The Mysore Palace is one of the most visited places in the country. Most  attraction of Mysore is Myasore palace, Gardens, Museums etc.

Attractions-

  • Mysore Palace
  • Lalitha Mahal
  • Jaganmohan Palace
  • Brindavan Gardens
  • Happy Man Park
  • Butterfly park in Karanji lake
  • Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
  • Folk Lore Musum
  • Wax Museum – Melody World
  • Chamundi Hills

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