Following are the Top 10 and leading tourist destinations/places in India
India is rich of heritage, culture, history and tourism. We can find hundreds of places to visit and these spots make your holiday meaningful. All the fantastic and marvelous places we list top ten that has bought pleasure and immense dignity
1.Udaipur-The Venice of East
The mere mention of Udaipur conjures up images of royal hospitality, splendor and Breathtaking Palaces. The City is also known as the Venice of India – due to a number of beautiful lakes. Various elements on the heritage fabric are still much better preserved than elsewhere.
Serene and opulent hilly range of the Aravalis, pleasant gardens and harmonious built forms attract largest number of visitors to this beautiful city.
2.Jaipur- The Royal Treat
Popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, is the capital of the Indian state of Rajastan. Jaipur’s attractions include its inspiring palaces and ancient forts. If you want to experience luxury in motion, hop on to Palace on wheels, one of a kind train which has superlative interiors, lavish meals, classy wines, and personalized services. Its old world charm combined with modern amenities and excellent comfort are sure to leave you impressed and feeling like a royal Maharaja yourself.
3.Delhi – Capital of India
Vacationers from through out the entire world are attracted with many historical and heritage monuments and excellent accommodation facilities. Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Rajghat, President House, Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, etc are the major tourism attractions of holidays in Delhi.
4.Kashmir- The Paradise
Adjectives like beautiful and lovely don’t seem to do this valley any justice. No wonder it is described as Heaven or paradise on Earth. Positioned at the peak in the map of India, Kashmir is surrounded by the Great Himalayan mountain ranges. Spell bounding lakes, fresh water streams, scenic landscapes, lush meadows, apple orchards, mighty ice capped mountains and fresh non polluted mountain air makes Kashmir one of the best places to visit in India.
The Valley also offers adrenaline pumping activities like Water Rafting, Trekking, Winter Sports, Wetlands, Wildlife, etc. to adventure junkies. So don’t wait to visit this amazing tourist destination.
5.Ladakh- The “Little Tibet”
A close second to Kashmir, there probably is no other place in the world quite like this travel destination. Ladakh is a plateau in the Indus Valley between the Karakoram mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south. Its altitude ranges from 9000 to 25000 feet.
Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It’s sometimes referred as “Moon land” & “Little Tibet” because of its natural barren beauty landscape and inhabitation by Tibetan people.
To really experience the true essence of Ladakh, road trip by car, bike, jeep or bus is preferred over air travel. Sure the tough mountain roads do take a lot out of you, but nothing quite beats the experience of getting to Ladakh. And don’t forget to visit Leh Palace, Tso Mori Lake, and Nubra Valley as well the number of monasteries dotting Ladakh.
6.Kerala- God’s own Country
Kerala also known as the “God’s Own Country” is a charming & captivating tourist destination in India. It is widely acclaimed for its pristine beaches, serene backwaters, lovely lakes, scenic landscapes, verdant hill stations, lush plantations, historical sites, and superb greenery.
Kerala having full of greenery, natural lakes, backwaters, hills and mountains.
Famous for its natural beauty, backwaters’, amazing white sand beaches, delicious sea food, and ayurvedic health resorts, Kerala provides a really relaxing experience.
Backwaters are a chain of lagoons criss crossing half of the length of Kerala. The ever popular houseboats give you amazing views and a sense of calm which rejuvenates your mind and body. Must visit places along these backwaters include Kumarakom (bird sanctuary), Astamudi Lake (largest fresh water lake) and Kannur-Valiyaparambu (scenic beauty).
One of the most popular attractions in India, a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala backwaters is so tranquil and relaxing. The lush green landscape, diverse wildlife, and houses and villages that line the backwaters make a journey along these waterways seem like a journey through another world. Freshly cooked Indian food and chilled beer on board the boat make the experience even more enjoyable. Don’t miss it!
Fort Cochin – The oldest part of this seaside city is more laid-back than other Indian cities and features Portuguese and Dutch colonial architecture, art galleries, churches, spice markets and the famous Chinese Fishing Nets.
Munnar – Munnar is a beautiful, tranquil hill station with a cool climate offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and visits to tea plantations.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary – the most famous wild reserve and a fantastic place to take a boat, jeep or hiking trips to visit elephants, monkeys and even the elusive tiger.
Kollam – It is a small market town which may be not an obvious attraction, but it is the southern gateway to the backwaters, and a quieter alternative to Alleppey for organizing houseboat and canoe trips. A tourist can enjoy the attractive and authentically Indian feel of the town.
Varkala – A gorgeous beach below the rocky cliffs which is lined with chilled out cafes. It is the perfect place to watch the spectacular sunsets and to enjoy different water activities.
Kumarakom – A famous bird sanctuary near Kottayam where you can walk or take a boat ride to spot cormorants, herons, egrets and storks.
Thrissur – A religious and cultural center featuring one of the largest temples in Kerala named Guruvayoor Temple .
Kozhikode – This historic town is the gateway to the quieter beaches and backwaters of Northern Kerala, with temples and museums to visit too
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – This sanctuary is a quieter alternative to Periyar as a great place to spot elephants in the wild. It can also be distinguished as a quiet alternative to Munnar to highlight Kerala as a more peaceful hill station retreat.
7.Agra – City of Taj /The home of Taj Mahal – one of Seven Wonders of World is popular among the vacationers with excellent accommodation facilities and heritage monuments. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra Akbar’s Tomb, Itmad-Ud-Daullah Tomb are prominent tourist attractions in Agra.
Place at one of the top positions in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Agra is a city that shines with examples of intricate Mughal Architecture wherever you look. Located about 200 kms away from New Delhi, the city attracts thousands of tourists in a day and Taj Mahal happens to be the major reason. The Palace was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The king called in Craftsmen from Italy and Persia to design this tribute of love for his wife.
Apart from the awe inspiring Taj Mahal, there are many other things to do in Agra should you get the time. The city is famous for Shopping and food. Besides its close proximity to the capital of India make it an ideal weekend getaway from Delhi.
Agra’s Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan’s favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the new seven wonders of the world,.
Kanyakumari is exceptionally admired in India for its stunning and exclusive sunrise and sunset. The flowing together of three ocean mass – Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Sea creates the sunrise and sunset even more extraordinary. On mild, full-moon evenings, you can observe the moonrise and sunset at the same time as well – on any side of the sphere.
8.Goa- Where the party begins
It is globally famous beach destination in India. It is a beach lovers’ paradise. It is very ideal for fun vacation, family vacation, honeymoon vacation, and beach tourism. Churches, temples, colonial homes, etc are bonus attractions of Goa visit.
Goa – Goa is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. It attracts vacationers with its beautiful beaches, intricate churches, convents and exotic wildlife. It provides vacationers a wonderful opportunity to indulge in water scootering, water sport activities like scuba diving, water skiing, etc.
With its pretty beaches, awesome seafood, vivid nightlife, picturesque churches and water sports, the state attracts more than 2 million visitors annually.
And the fun doesn’t stop just there. You can indulge in varied activities depending on your choice and taste. If you are a bit on the laidback side, then you can just idle away time on popular beaches like Baga Beach and Anjuna Beach. If you are looking for your dose of adrenaline, you can indulge in water sports like paragliding, windsurfing, jet skiing and lots more.
With a curious mix of national and international cultures, golden sands, never ending parties and most awesomebeaches in India, Goa is the looked forward to place of visit for the travelers.
9.Darjeeling- India’s first Hill Station
Darjeeling in India owes’ its grandeur to its natural beauty, its clean fresh mountain air and above all, the smiling resilient people for whom it is a home. Known for its natural splendor, Darjeeling’s best gift to its’ visitors is the dawn of a new day. The mountains awaken first with a tentative peeking of the sun.
A steep ride, five kilometers from Ghoom, or an invigorating walk up a steep incline, leads sun worshippers to Tiger Hill. The air is chilly with darkness and damp. To the east, a dull orange sun emerged painting the sky with brilliant strokes of magenta, gold, orange and fuchsia. The snow capped Everest, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Jannu and other peaks slowly emerge from slumber to start a new day. The sun worshippers gasp at the magnificent sight.
Located in the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is the first hill station established by the British. Darjeeling is famous for its natural beauty, Buddhist monasteries, tea production, trekking and awe inspiring views of Kanchenjunga (3rd highest peak in India)
For catching the best views of Kanchenjunga, make a visit to the Shruberry Health Club. For shopping addicts, best thing to buy is Darjeeling Tea, famous for its light taste and awesome aroma. Other noteworthy buys are local textiles, handicrafts and art.
Also don’t forget to hop on to the Toy train and enjoy an unhurried way of looking at life.
Mysore is the largest city(2nd) in the state of Karnataka, India. Mysore is located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42 km².
Mysore is a tourism hot spot within the state of Karnataka and also acts as a base for other tourist places in the vicinity of the city. The city receives the maximum number of tourists during the period of the Dasara festival when festivities take place for a period of 10 days. Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India.