Our country India is one of the most exotic countries in the world. Home to many different languages, traditions and cultures, India is famous for its rich cultural heritage. It was earlier known as the ‘Golden Bird’, owing to the fact, that it had the maximum gold in the world. Now, India which is the seventh largest country in the world with respect to the area occupied is known to the world because of its rich cultural and spiritual heritage. Tourists from all over the world visit the country to experience its numerous tourist destinations. In this article, we will take a look at top 10 tourist destinations of India.
Top 10 Places to visit in India this summer
Home to the majestic Taj Mahal, the city of Agra stands on the banks of Yamuna River. It is a famous city and attracts hundreds of tourists every day; the Taj Mahal which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is the main reason behind it. Agra is the perfect tourist destination for those who wish to witness the beauty of the Mughal architecture and the glorious history of the country.
Special Attractions: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort
The national capital, Delhi is also a famous tourist destination. For centuries Delhi was the capital of the Kings who ruled over India, because of this there are many forts in the city, which were built time to time to mark the glory of the rulers.
Special Attractions: Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham Temple, etc.
So if you are looking to visit somewhere, where you can quench your thirst for historical knowledge along with some great deal of fun, then Delhi will never disappoint you.
Known as the ‘Pink City’ or the ‘land of Kings and Queens’, the city of Jaipur is famous for the various forts that always leave an impact on the visitors. The glorious past of the city never fail to amuse the visitor, and tourism marks a significant part of the city’s economy.
Special 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), etc.
Kashmir’s beauty is beautifully described in the following lines, which were quoted by Mughal Emperor, Jahangir:
Gar firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.
This means, if there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.
Often adored for its beauty, the place of Kashmir is a famous tourist destination. It is home to the majestic Himalayas and is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Special Attractions: Dal Lake, Beauty of Himalayas, etc.
Home to the immaculate beaches all over the world, the state of Goa is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. It attracts millions of tourists all over the year; In fact, 90% of all the revenue is from the Coastal areas of Goa. There are two main tourist seasons: Winters and summers. Summers are the favorite time for Indians to visit Goa. So, if you are looking to spend your summer vacations in a relaxed mood, then Goa is the place for you.
Special Attractions: Dudh Sagar Falls, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Fort Aguanda, etc
6. Leh – Laddak
Leh – Laddak is located at a height of around 5000 mts. Above the sea level, and the area is decorated beautifully by the Himalayan peaks and Buddhist monasteries and temples. It is a perfect holiday destination for those who love adventure and photography, because of its picturesque landscapes.
Special Attractions: Shanti Stupa, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, Khardung-La Mountain Pass, etc.
Also known as the Devbhomi, meaning a land of Gods and Goddesses, the state of Uttarakhand is ideal for the ones who are strong believers of the Almighty. However, if you are an adventure lover then, white water rafting will surely suit you.
Special Attractions: Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri, etc.
Kerala is located in southern part of the country, but is adorned with beautiful hills and picturesque landscapes. The backwaters of Kerala will be a treat for nature lovers.
Special Attractions: Alleppey, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kovalam and Varkala beaches, etc.
Lakshadweep meaning a collection of thousand islands is actually a group of islands located off the Southern coast of India. It will prove to be a perfect holiday destination for adventure lovers and nature lovers will also get a treat here.
Special Attractions: Water sports activities such as scuba diving, windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, waterskiing and sport-fishing, etc.
Mysore remains a hot spot for the tourists especially during summer break. Located in the state of Karnataka, the city hole – heartedly welcomes the visitors.
Special Attractions: Ambavilas Palace (also known as Mysore Palace).