India is a diverse nation promising a huge array of mesmerizing tourist attractions. Here are 10 best places you must visit on your India tour:
The holy city of Amritsar in the northern province of Punjab is a mecca for the Sikh religion. People from all over the world visit the main attraction in Amritsar is the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib). The temple was constructed more than 400 years ago. The Amrit Sarovar, sacred pool surrounding the temple is beautiful. Pilgrims bathe in the pool as a part of offering prayers.
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2. Ellora & Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad
Visit the state of Maharashtra to explore the caves of both Ellora and Ajanta. Ellora is famous for the mammoth compound of 34 cave shrines meticulously carved from the rocky landscape. These shrines are up to 1,500 years old and represent three distinct religions: Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. You can visit Ajanta which is 2-hour from here. The place is home to 29 caves. Enveloped in murals and paintings representing Buddhist stories, you would love to pay a visit here.
A visit to the God’s own country will let you know about the unprecedented beauty of India. The famous backwaters, mesmerizing houseboats and magnanimous temple festivals will make your tour an affair to remember forever. Some of the other attractions include Thekkady, a tiger preserve, Kochi city, Jewish synagogue, the Portuguese Pallipuram Fort, a Dutch palace, and much more.
Visit the royal city of Agra for the architectural marvel it will offer you. Home to the iconic structure Taj Mahal, the once Mughal capital of India will win your heart.
This tourist wonder of India is located at an altitude of about 2,300 to 5,000 metres above sea level. It is deemed as the most favored destination among adventurers and mountain-lovers. The major attractions include Shanti Stupa, Nubra Valley (the highest cold-desert), Khardung-La Mountain Pass, fantastic Pangong Lake, and the breathtaking Magnetic Hill. You will fall in love with Leh.
6. Jammu and Kashmir
Rightly referred to as the ‘paradise on Earth”, the amazing beauty of the Kashmir valley will spellbind you. Plan a visit to the tourist hubs here including Jammu, Srinagar, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam. The breathtaking views of Mt. Kailash and other Himalayan snow peaks will make your tour memorable. A boat ride in the blue waters of Dal Lake is also a must.
Literally meaning “a thousand islands” in Sanskrit, Lakshadweep is an archipelago comprising of 30 islands and islets, 12 atolls, 5 submerged banks, and 3 reefs. The isolated beauty promises exquisite archipelago lagoons and virgin beauty of the coral reefs. Tourists visit the island for its beauty and exciting watersports activities such as sport-fishing, scuba diving, windsurfing, waterskiing, snorkelling, and kayaking.
Goa is one of the most beautiful and coolest places to visit in India. Sparkling blue waters, white sand beaches and swaying palm trees attract tourists from all over the world. The smallest state of India has a lot more to give you. Enjoy the liveliest nightlife here with a large number of discotheques and pubs. These are operational all year round. You would love the beach shacks here replete with peppy music and delectable seafood and exotic delicacies. Do not miss out on the water sports opportunities the state has to offer you such as banana rides, windsurfing, snorkelling, and waterskiing.
9. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The exquisite group of islands, Andaman is an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Tourists are delighted to visit the unique 325 islands of different shapes and sizes. Andaman is home to some of the most pristine beaches and the most beautiful corals in the country. Tourists can enjoy the unique activities including glass bottom boat ride and sea-walking. Some of the attractions you shouldn’t miss include Port Blaire, Baratang, Ross Island, Neil Island, Diglipur, and Havelock Island. You should also visit the Baratang and Diglipur.
The largest state in India deserves applause from travel lovers. Widely renowned for the Great Indian Desert or the Thar Desert, Rajasthan will woe you with its long list of attractions. It is a treat for eyes to visit Indus Valley Civilisation in Kalibanga, Mount Abu (the only hill station of the desert), Dilwara Temples, and the Ranthambore National Tiger Reserve. The state is widely known for magnanimous historical forts, beautiful temples, grand palaces, and monuments.
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