Very Popular India Tourist and Travel Destinations in India
India is the land of a vast culture and colorful diversity. For a visitor, this vibrant country has an array of delights to offer. Be it the sweet and welcoming rural people or the charming and fun urban people…one cannot miss the greatness of this country.
Those who have been frequent travelers of India are aware of the places to visit, but for a first-timer, it’s a little difficult to decide what to see and when to see. To make your first experience in India an enjoyable one, here’s a look at a few of the many popular tourist destinations you can visit.
Be sure to add India … “The Land of Dreams” to your travel bucket list. I know I am! 🙂
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The architectural pride of India, this city houses the world-famous Taj Mahal. What more could you ask for? Not only is Agra well-known for this wondrous monument, it is also popular for the various other historical locations. Capital of the Mughal Empire, this city is popular for the monuments scattered around at every nook and corner. You might also enjoy a recent article here called; Taj Mahal Travel Tips.
Stroll through the ruins of Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort, and observe the intricate carvings of the Tomb of Akbar along with the Jama Masjid and the gardens of Paliwal Park.
This picturesque town is simply put, a haven for tourists!
City of Pearls as it is fondly known as, Hyderabad boasts of its jeweled heritage. Located in the Telangana part of the south of India, this capital city is famous for places like;
Qutub Shahi tomb;
Ramoji Film City.
Hyderabad boasts of a vast Nizam history, the roots of which are still embedded in everyday lifestyle. Tourists marvel at the historical points, while avid shoppers enjoy the captivating range of items in the Meena Bazaar.
If you haven’t visited Hyderabad during your trip to India, you’ve missed the sight of a beautiful city.
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The capital city of India has a distinct charm of its own. It is not only culturally diverse, but the tourist destinations of this town are those of great importance and interest. Have you ever heard about the history of Qutubuddin Aibak? If you have, then you’ll find the tall edifice known as Qutub Minar, right in Delhi itself.
The Akshardham Temple is a sight of greatness, and a must visit for tourists. Apart from that, other notable attractions in the city include;
Agrasen Ki Baoli;
and the pride of the country known as India Gate.
Delhi is a city of great vivacity that will leave you enchanted, so grab a chance to visit whenever you get one!
Tourist Destinations in India
Perched upon the banks of River Ganga (Ganges), Varanasi holds great religious importance. The Spiritual Capital of India is a city of numerous temples all across its narrow lanes and chattering houses. The elaborately woven silk cloth is a popular attraction and the beautifully designed carpets are a pride of this holy city.
Famous for the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi consists of various other destinations of interest such as;
Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary;
The cultural importance of this city is very well-known and is a sought after tourist destination.
Mumbai is a city that never sleeps. The Heart of the Hindi film-industry and a location of pride for all Indians, Mumbai is also known as the City of Joy. Being the most populous city of India, it is also the liveliest one of all. Not only does it house the famous Gateway, Mumbai also holds the tallest skyscraper of India.
The recently constructed Bandra-Worli sea link is an attraction that neither the locals nor tourists can overlook.
If you are one of those who love to explore a city after dark, then Mumbai is the place for you. Many other very popular tourist spots in the city include;
Haji Ali Dargah
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
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This is the most sought after tourist destination of India. You will find travelers from all over the world and the diversity of this location is a phenomenal sight. Beaches of tall and leaning palm trees, all round scattered churches, Portuguese architecture and variety of wildlife and flora; Goa is enthralling!
Panaji is the capital of this small state and it is a very well maintained one. Notable tourist spots around Goa include;
Bom Jesus Basilica;
Cabo De Rama.
Goa is famous for its nightlife, theatre, music and dance along with a variety of food delights.
You will never regret the days you spend in beautiful and colorful Goa!
Popular as the Pink city, Jaipur is a culturally assorted one. With its organized streets and appealing surroundings, Jaipur is one of the prettiest cities of all of India. The Rajput heritage of the city is one you must have a look at, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to sneak a peek at all the food joints that provide you with the most delicious variety of meals.
Every year, the city hosts the Jaipur Literary Fest, where the most coveted authors of the world gather to celebrate literature. It is simply a book lover’s paradise! Aside from that, the wonderful tourist destinations to include are the;
For a first-time traveler to India, the aforementioned destinations are a must visit due to their great diversity and cultural importance. Your time in India should be a memorable one and these locations will only increase the possibility of the same.
Below, I have a listed a pin map of the destinations in India mentioned in this article. Just click on the pin for the destination name and location. As well, below the map you will find a link to the areas tourism website where you can access more detailed information.
An avid traveler and enthusiast, Rohit loves to look for all popular attractions that an Indian city has to offer. He shares his experiences and adventures on his blog – Trans India Travels.
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