Showing 68 Best Tourist Places In India
Here's a list of the top 68 Best Tourist Places to Visit in India for a perfect holiday. India is a land of a variety of destinations from hill stations to beaches to spiritual places and more. India is the 7th largest country in the world and 2nd largest in terms of population. India is known for its unity in diversity. There are the Himalayas, the highest mountain ranges in the northern part of India, there is a vast coastline in the southern part of India on both sides, making South India a peninsula. On the west, there is the massive Thar Desert in Rajasthan, and there are wildlife, forests, spiritual places, religious places of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and people from other religions.
Here is the list of 68 Best Tourist Places In India
Known For : Pangong Lake | Shanti Stupa | Tso Moriri Lake
Lying in midst of the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges with superabundance of attractions to visit and phantasmagoric and fabulous landscapes, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth.
Known For : Rose Garden | Echo Point | Elephant Arrival Spot
Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is an idyllic hill station, famous for its tea estates, exotic scenery, abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks.
Known For : Solang Valley | Rohtang Pass | Adventure Activities
Nestled at one end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a hill station with attraction such as the Rohtang pass nearby and is popular among tourists, especially during summers.
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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway | Ooty Lake | Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular tourist destination, especially as a honeymoon destination.
Known For : Taj Mahal | Agra Fort | Fatehpur Sikri
Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other structures such as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri and hence makes for a must visit for anyone living in or visiting India.
Known For : Ridge | Mall Road | Kufri
Probably the most popular hill station in northern India, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train etc. among honeymooners and families alike.
Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway | Tiger Hill | Batasia Loop
Household name because of its varieties of teas, Darjeeling is a hill station with vast expanses of tea estates and Tibetan influence in their craft, culture and cuisine.
Known For : Humayun's Tomb | Hauz Khas Village | Red Fort
From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from Mughal gardens to Delhi University campus, the capital city has multiple personalities making it 'The good, the bad and the ugly'.
Known For : Sri Venkateswara Temple | Swami Pushkarini Lake | Akasaganga Teertham
The holy town of Tirupati is one amongst the 8 most scared places of Lord Mahavishnu and is highly revered, glorified and worshiped.
Known For : Vaishno Devi Temple | Ardh Kuwari Cave | City Shopping
Located in Trikuta hills 13 Kms from Katra at a height of 1560 m above sea level with shimmering clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi.
Known For : Kodai Lake | Green Valley View (Suicide Point) | Pillar Rocks
Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty and it has the attribute to leave any nature lover mesmerized by its charisma.
Known For : Charminar | Ramoji Film city | Chowmahalla Palace
A densely populated metropolitan city with people bustling in and out of cafes, offices, temples and even nowhere, Hyderabad is fast turning into the new York city of South India.
Known For : Bangalore Palace | Cubbon Park | Lal Bagh
Having evolved gradually from being the Garden city to the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is India's third largest city, being the most livable city in India.
Known For : Rose Garden | Rock Garden | Sukhna Lake
Designed by the ace architect Le Corbusier consisting of 47 self-contained sectors, India's first planned city is known for its unique blend of urbane architecture and natural bliss.
Known For : Marina Beach | Breezy Beach | Marundeeswarar Temple
The fourth largest city of India, Chennai is convoluted with temples, churches and beaches. The roads are always bustling with activity and the nightlife is as every youth dreams of.
Known For : Kailasagiri | Araku valley | Borra caves
Known for its pristine beaches, natural beauty and scenic landscape along with a rich cultural and historical heritage, Visakhapatnam, better known as Vizag is a port city and a gem of South India.
Known For : Elephant's Head point | Chinaman's falls | Dhobi waterfall
A hill town in Western Ghats, apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks.
Known For : Adventure Activities in Rishikesh | Lakshman Jhula | Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple
Situated along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports.
Known For : Bara Imambara | Hazratganj Market | Lucknow Zoo
Referred to as the city of Nawabs, capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is famous for its monuments, food, clothing in all of which it you can see the traces of Mughal reign.
Known For : Abbey Falls | Talacauvery | Nagarhole National Park
Located amidst imposing mountains with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers, an affluent hill station in Karnataka.
Known For : Dal Lake | Mughal Gardens | Shalimar Bagh
Lying on the banks of River Jhelum with deep and mesmerizing valleys cascaded in sky scraping mountains and evergreen beauty, Srinagar symbolizes nature, beauty, harmony and romance.
Known For : Havelock Island | Scuba Diving In Andaman | Cellular Jail
A group of about 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are known for their scenic beaches, dense forests and adventurous water sports.
Known For : Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary | Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple | Kanakakunnu Palace
The capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram with a tradition that officially dates back to 1000 BC, and located on seven low-hills near the southern tip of India is famous for its pristine beaches, temples and greenery.
Known For : Willingdon Island | Chinese Fishing Nets | Fort Kochi
Situated on beach-side, Kochi is a bustling commercial port with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years, and is till today the financial capital of Kerala.
Known For : The Ajanta caves | Ellora caves | Bibi-ka-Maqbara
Aurangabad is an industrial town which also serves as a tourist hub with numerous points of interest such as Bibi ka Maqbara (or Mini Taj Mahal), Ajanta-ellora caves, some of the most famous ones.
Known For : Jungle Safari | Corbett Waterfall | River Rafting
Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
Known For : Meenakshi Amman Temple | Alagar Koil | Vaigai Dam
Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India and was ruled by Pandya kings over most of its history. The city is constructed in the form of a lotus and is known as lotus city too.
Known For : Zero Point | Jageshwar | Kasar Devi Temple
Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station located in Uttarakhand that boasts of a pre-British heritage.
Known For : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple | Gurusthan | Shani Shingnapur
The home of great saint Sai Baba, Shirdi is a religious site close to Nasik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites.
Known For : Vivekananda Rock Memorial | Thirparappu Falls | Thiruvalluvar Statue
Located at the southernmost part of India, Kanyakumari with its beautiful beaches, Vivekananda Memorial and the perfect sunset is one of the most exotic places to go in India.
Known For : Kheerganga Trek | Trekking and Rock Climbing | Parvati River
A destination that is tinted in the best shades that nature can offer is a small village of Kasol, known for its Israeli inhabitants, Parvati river, trekking base-camp and backpackers and Malana.
Known For : Marine drive | Gateway of India | Juhu Beach
Labeled with multiple titles such as 'Financial capital of India', 'The Maximum City', 'Land of Bollywood', 'The dream City' and much more, Mumbai is Maharashtra's capital and India's most populous city which has multiple faces making it all things to all people.
Known For : Victoria Memorial | Fort William | Howrah Bridge
Labeled as the 'City of Joy', the 'Cultural capital of India', Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is a city with character and remnants of British Raj visible in its Victorian style architecture, trams and the nomenclature of the place.
Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple | Puri Beach | Jagannath Rath Yatra
One of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus (Char-Dham), Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction as the Jagannath temple and other attractions such as Chilka Lake, Konark sun temple etc.
Known For : Mahabalipuram Beach | Shore Temple | Five Rathas
Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves, Mahabalipuram also offers beautiful white sand beaches and an exotic shopping experience to the tourists.
Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple | Dashashwamedh Ghat | Assi Ghat
Famously known as Banaras or Kashi, the holy city of Varanasi is located on the banks of river Ganga and is considered one of the holiest cities in India owing to its location and the numerous temples in it.
Known For : Brahma Temple | Pushkar Cattle Fair | Pushkar Lake
A legend to its origin, a unique temple, a camel festival, a holy lake and fairs and festivity and yet this modest town, Pushkar will give you the laid back and lazy ambience, that might just be the thing you need, with its many cafes and an idle and relaxed culture.
Known For : Govardhan Hill | Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex | Dwarkadhish Temple
Supposed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura is a city located on the banks of river Yamuna and draws flocks of Hindu tourists every year looking to visit the numerous temples in the city.
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