India is known for “Unity in Diversity”. This country has so much to offer to its visitors from spell bonding sceneries to awesome cuisine, white sand beaches to snow capped mountains, small villages in the interior of India to metro cities.
It will be right to say that the more you explore the more you get. Below is given a list of top 10 beautiful places to visit in India so, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride across India.
Beautiful Places to Visit in India
Kashmir – God’s Paradise
Agar Firdous Baroye zameen ast Hami asto, hami asto, hami asto said by Amir-e-Khusru Dehluvi. This line is in Persian which means if there is paradise on earth it is here, it is here, it is here. Its true Kashmir is God’s Paradise on earth. Its fascinating picturesque sceneries, apple orchards, fresh waterfall’s, lakes and snow capped mountains leave every visitor speechless.
You can go for a shikara ride on famous Dal Lake or if you want to be close to nature stay for a night or two in a houseboat. Those who love shopping can get exquisite pashmina shawls, carpets, and the traditional crafts of walnut wood. Food lovers can enjoy the traditional Kashmiri food. Enjoy each every moment spend there.
Darjeeling – The Himalayan City
Darjeeling situated in the West Bengal is a Himalayan city. It is popular for its tea production, beautiful sceneries, trekking, and the breath taking view of Kanchenjunga Mountains the 3rd highest peak in India. Those who really want to enjoy each and every view should go for mountain biking. The must see places are Singalila National Park, the Himalayan Zoo, Tiger Hill, Mahakal Temple and Zoo.
Trekking lovers have many options along the Himalayan range and never to miss is the ride on the famous Toy Train. One can never stop themselves from buying the famous Darjeeling Tea. There is so much to explore in Darjeeling.
Delhi – The Heart of India
Delhi is the Capital of India or you can say heart of India. It is the second popular metropolis after Bombay. Delhi is a tourist attraction. It has something for everyone. People who are interested in ancient historic monuments can visit Jama Masjid, Red fort, Qutub Minar the worl’s tallest standing brick minaret etc.
Those interested to see the ancient architecture can visit Humayun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar, and Lotus Temple etc. and not to mention popular museums like the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets or National Museum and Crafts Museum. Food lovers can visit Old Delhi which has various kinds of eatable to offer. So, don’t wait just go and Explore Delhi.
Agra – Home of Taj Mahal
Agra city is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It is famous for The Taj Mahal made by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz. Taj Mehal is made of white marble. It has been said by many people that seeing Taj Mahal in moonlight is a breath taking view.
It is also famous for a popular sweet Known as Petha. Other monuments to visit in Agra are Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, I’timad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Akbar’s Tomb, Mankameshwar Temple, and Jama Masjid etc.
Rajasthan – The City of Raja’s and Maharaja’s
Rajasthan is also known as Land of Royals. It is famous for its breath taking palaces and forts. Many havelis are converted into hotels and you can enjoy the royal hospitality here. Udaipur city is famous for its lakes and palaces. Jaisalmer is a sandstone city. Every year this city hosts the famous Jaisalmer Desert Festival.
If you want to get closer and personal with tigers and Mother Nature then visit the Ranthambore National Park. Not to mention the famous Choki Dhani resort on the outskirts of the Pink city Jaipur. This resort is a replication of a Rajisthani village which gives you a complete experience of village life. Here you will see a new theme every day. Pack your bags and zoom for Rajasthan.
Ajanta Ellora – The Finest Example of Indian Art
The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad of Maharashtra are the finest surviving example of Indian art. These caves are 30 rock cut Buddhist cave monuments. These caves date from 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. Ellora caves dating between 6th to 11th centuries AD are 34 in number.
The amazing thing about these caves is they are crafted by hand. The Ajanta caves are popular for their paintings and sculptures and the Ellora Caves are known for their architecture. Each year in the end of November month Ajanta Ellora festival is held in Soneri Mahal (Golden Palace). It is difficult to explain these caves in words.
Goa – Beach Parties, Golden Sand and More
Goa a very small state of India is packed with lot of surprises for its visitors. 2 Million visitors come to Goa annually. It is famous for its beaches, golden sand, beach parties, seafood, water sports and awesome churches. Goa has something to offer everyone. Those who love spots can enjoy paragliding, jet skiing, windsurfing etc.
Nature lovers can enjoy the exotic beaches and for party lovers there are never ending beach parties. The Bom Jesus Basilica and churches and convents of Old Goa are the two world heritage sites in Goa. There is a Goa State Museum and Naval Aviation Museum. Goa has lot more to explore so go and enjoy the sites.
Mysore – City of Palaces
Mysore is known for its palaces and is famous for the 10 day Dasara festival. During the 10 day Dasara festival it receives a large number of tourists. Mysore palace or the Amba Vilas Palace is the most famous palace among the other palaces. Chamundeshwari Temple and St. Philomena’s Church are the religious places.
Brindavan Gardens are short distance away from here where every evening musical fountain show is held. Apart from these this city has many museums and sanctuaries which attract a lot of tourist every year.
Kerala – Land of Coconut and Spices
How can we forget Kerala when talking about beautiful places in India? Kerala is full of natural beauty, backwaters, coconut trees, wild life centuries, white sand beaches etc. And not to mention it has pioneered health and medical tourism. Backwaters is an important part of Kerala’s tourism, it is a chain of lagoons.
Kumarakom (bird sanctuary), Kannur-Valiyaparambu (scenic beauty) and Astamudi Lake (largest fresh water lake) are the sites along the Backwaters which no one can afford to miss. Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Mattancherry Palace is the two heritage site of this state. All this and more make Kerala the perfect tourist destination.
Kanyakumari – The Southern Most Tip of India
Kanyakumari is formally known as Cape Comorin. It is a place where Bay of Bangal, Arabian Sea meet the Indian Ocean. This city has lot to explore from Kumari Amman or the Kanyakumari Temple, The Gandhi Memorial, Udayagiri Fort, Mathur Hanging Trough ect. are some of the famous tourist attractions of the city.
Not to mention the 133 feet (41 m) tall statue of Tamil saint–poet Thiruvalluvar, one of the biggest statues in Asia. Kanyakumari has natural landscapes which makes this city a famous tourist spot.
This list of beautiful places in India has come to an end, but there are still more to explore I hope you enjoyed the ride. Happy Hoslidays!