Tourism is one of the most exhilarating and growing industries in India. Tourism in India is vital for the country’s economical growth. It’s an activity that can be recognized in both developed and developing nations. World’s largest nation by area resulting in different cultures, activities, serene hills, and traditions.
So, there are the top ten places you should not miss while visiting the country.
(1) Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is situated in the City Agra of Uttar Pradesh. It is a white marble museum on the south bank of river Yamuna.
Taj Mahal was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz. Ustad-Ahmad Lahori was the main architect of the Taj Mahal.
For its construction, masons, stone-cutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome builders, and other artisans were requisitioned from the whole of the empire and also from Central Asia and Iran. The pristine work in marble with precious and semi-precious stones makes it a monument apart. Today around 7 million people every day visit the Taj Mahal and admire its immense architecture.
Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983 for being the Jewel of art in India and universally admired the masterpiece of world heritage. Taj Mahal is a symbol of India’s rich history and popular destination for tourists.
(2) Golden Temple
Amritsar’s greatest attraction and its spiritual hub are the Sri Harmandir Sahib commonly known as Golden Temple. It is located in the state of Punjab and is the holiest temple for Sikhs.
Guru Ramdas Sahib, the 4th of 10 Sikhs gurus constructed the temple. The temple has been renovated by Maharaja Ranjit Singh founder of the Sikh empire in India covered the upper floor of the Temple with pure gold.
The faithful travel to the golden center of the temple is via a walkway across the surrounding pool that considers being purifying.
All the visitors are welcome to have a free meal in Temple kitchens. Harmandir Sahib gurudwara Servers approximately 20 thousand people every day and the number increases to 1 lakh on special occasions.
Golden Temple receives more than 3 million visitors every month and looks as glorious at night as it does during the day.
Goa is India’s smallest state and unlike any other, known for its endless beaches, stellar nightlife, seafood, world-heritage-listed architecture.
Panaji is also popularly known as Panjim and is the capital of Goa and Miramar Beach of Panaji is a favorite tourist attraction.
Tourism is generally focused on the coastal areas of Goa, with lower tourist activity inland. In 2019, the domestic tourists arriving at the state of Goa accounted for approximately 7.1 million, while the foreign tourist arrivals accounted for over 0.9 million.
One unique part of Goa is its blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures. You’ll experience the fusion throughout the destination, from its Baroque architecture and cathedrals to its spicy vindaloo Curries and seafood dishes. Undoubtedly one of the best places for vacations.
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(4) Leh- Ladhak
Ladakh, the capital of Leh, is in the eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is known for its pristine lakes, freezing winds, and glaciers. It has kept its distance from the modern world and that’s such a relief.
The most famous tourist attractions here are Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri lake, and Leh Palace.
As per professional data shared more than 2.7 million tourists visit Ladakh in 2019.
If you are an enthusiastic driver, then definitely its winding roads and mountain passes will flash before your eyes. Your bikes must call you to take them on a long drive, and no other place will satisfy them and you other than Ladakh. A bike trip is a must while visiting the natural beauty Ladhak.
Darjeeling is located in the state of West Bengal is famous for its tea industry. The lies in the foothills of the lower Himalayas.
Darjeeling is gifted with a rich history, culture, and substantial natural resources.
Presently, around 50,000 foreign and 500,000 domestic tourists visit Darjeeling each year.
Darjeeling is the third most Googled travel destination among all the tourist destinations in India.
Even though there are political instabilities in Darjeeling, its tourism rate is increasing year by year.
With the mesmerizing hills, beautiful sunrise, the backdrop of one the highest peaks in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga makes Darjeeling one of the best tourist places to visit in India.
There is no wonder that Darjeeling is known as the Queen of hill stations in India.
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, is famous as a tourist and education destination in India.
UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Jaipur the “Pink City of India” among its World Heritage Sites.
The popular destinations here are the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Amber Fort.
More than 1.5 million people visit Jaipur every year. There are only a few cities that capture the rich history of the past and Jaipur is one of them.
If you want to experience the royal legacy and architecture this place is a must-visit.
Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is one of the famous hill stations in India.
The ridge of Shimla, Kufri, Green Valley, Jakhoo Hill, Chail, Kiala Forest, Mall Road, Shimla State Museum, Christ Church, Kali Bari Temple, Himalayan Bird Park, Kuthar Fort, Summer Hill, Ride on Toy Train Chadwick Waterfall, and many more amazing attractions located in Shimla.
More than 30 Lakh people visit Shimla in 2019 and it’s remain the most popular vacation destination for tourists.
Shimla’s vast green spaces are like a treat for nature lovers.
While visiting Shimla enjoy the adventure sports like Skiing and Ice Skating. Evergreen forests, valleys, breathtaking lakes, pleasant climate, and colonial ambiance, all come together to lend this hill station a charm of its own.
Delhi is a city that has a beautiful mixture of both history and modernity. It has so many tourist attractions that it deserves its own top 10 list of tourist attractions.
Some of the major tourist sites in Delhi are Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun tomb, old fort, and lotus temple.
This city has so much more than just monuments. the streets of Delhi are filled with the aroma of its famous cuisine and street food.
It has so many bazaars and market places which makes it a heaven for shoppers. India is so diverse and culturally rich and Delhi is the heart of India.
(9) Andaman and Nicobar Island
The Andaman Islands are a large set of islands in the Bay of Bengal.
From beautiful beaches to lifetime experience of scuba diving, Andaman and Nicobar islands can give tourists both.
Every year more than 5 lakh tourist visits these islands.
Cellular jail commonly knows as Kala Pani jail it’s their major attraction. This jail reminds people of India about their dark colonial history before independence.
Light & Sound Show of Cellular jail is very popular as the history of the Cellular jail is depicted vibrantly through this Show every evening in the premises of Cellular Jail.
After this, these islands also gives the tourist the option of all kind of amazing sea activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling.
Kerela is situated on the southwestern coast of India and is popularly known as ‘God’s own country.
They have a very rich culture and traditions. It is also called the one of the 10 paradise around the world by National Geographic travellers.
Tourists visit Kerela especially for its ecotourism and backwaters. Spending time in here feels as you have come closer to the mother nature.
Aattukal Bhagavathi Temple, Padmanabham Temple, Kerala Backwaters, Bekal Fort, Kovalam beach, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Onam Festival, Chinese fishing Nets, Periyar wildlife sanctuary are some of the major tourist attractions in Kerala.
Many toursist visit here every year to see kathakali which is a dance form and experience Kalaripayattu which is style of martial arts.
India is home for many religion, culture and tradition and is culturally, socially and linguistically very diverse.
These are some places that showcasing the different colors of India.