India Attractions

Tourist Attractions in India

India is a fascinating country and millions of tourists hit the land to explore the beauty from the length to breadth of it. There are several best places to visit in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Goa, and Himachal Pradesh and so on. On your visit to India you can explore top tourist places in India like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Char Minar, Goa Beaches, Gateway of India, etc. You can simply get the list of India tourist places which will help you decide which place you would like to visit first and which one at the end of your trip as per your choice. India tourist attractions have always created excitement among foreign visitors and they love to explore not just beautiful culture of the land but also geographical beauty of it. You can ask us for best tourist attractions in India and also read about many of them here so that you can make up your mind about visiting top destinations to visit in India. India presents you a plate full of tourist attractions along with cultural heritage, richness of cuisines, ages old history and vastness of its geography. You can be prepared for a roller coaster ride when you are on a India Tour.

1. Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of India. Delhi is one of the most popular travel destinations in India. City has best infrastructure, high per capita income, most urban and traditional places and much more. Delhi has quite a rich history to explore and one cannot miss the delicious food of the city at all.

Best Time to Visit Delhi: You can visit Delhi 12 months of a year. However, you can avoid May and June which are hotter months.

How to Reach Delhi: There are direct flights and connecting flights from every part of the world to Delhi airport.

Attractions in Delhi: Some of the super popular attractions of Delhi are Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, Chandni Chowk, Old Fort, India Gate etc.

 

Delhi Attractions

2. Qutub Minar, Delhi

Delhi is one of the most attracting cities in India for travellers from across the world. One of the busting cities of the world, Delhi is the capital city of India. Qutub Minar is part of Qutub complex in southern part of the city of Delhi. It is a minaret that forms part of Qutub Complex and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is quite a tall minaret with the height of 73 meters with five storeys with a base diameter of 14.3 meter which reduces at the top of the minaret to just 2.7 meter.  Qutub Minar has spiral staircase with 379 steps there. Each story of the Qutub Minar is distinct and each is marked by a projecting balcony.

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Qutub Minar, Delhi

3. Agra

Agra is a historical city in Uttar Pradesh state of India. Located in northern part of the country, it is world famous for Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders in the world. City is beautiful and also known for its art and craft. One must taste variety of delicious foods of the city also.

Best Time to Visit Agra: One can visit Agra from January to December and may avoid May and June which are two hotter months.

How to Reach Agra: From Delhi it is within 250 KM distance and one can reach Agra from Delhi by Air, road and train.

Attractions in Agra: Some of the major attractions of Agra are Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-dula’s Tomb, Jama Maszid, Mehtab Bagh and more.

 

Agra Attractions

4. Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal is on top among the 7 wonders of the world and it is pride of India. Taj Mahal is said to be the symbol of love. In the first look itself anyone can fall in love with this ivory white marble mausoleum. On your trip to India Taj Mahal is a must visit place because if you missed it then you missed the best travel experience in India. This over 400 years old site attracts over 7-8 millions of visitors every year. It is located in the heartland of the city of Agra, India.

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Taj Mahal - Agra

5. Amritsar

Amritsar is a popular city in the state of Punjab in northern part of India. The city is famous for Golden Temple and Wagah Border. Amritsar is quite an old city and has gone through lot of tough times of terrorism in the past. However, now the city is beautiful and people from all round the world come here to explore the place.

Best Time to Visit Amritsar: You can visit Amritsar anytime of the year. However it would be appropriate if you avoid hot months of summer season in May and June.

How to Reach Amritsar: From Delhi and Chandigarh, you can reach Amritsar by train and road. You can also reach by air as Amritsar has its own domestic airport located only 11 KM away from the city center.

Attractions in Amritsar: Major attraction of Amritsar is Golden Temple, a religious and spiritual place for Sikhs and others. Wagah Border is another attraction of the city. Some other attractions of Amritsar are Gobindgarh Fort, Jallianwala bagh, Partition Museum, Ram Tirath and Rambagh Palace.

 

Amritsar Attractions

6. Golden Temple, Amritsar

Golden temple is known to all across the world. Sri Harmandir sahib or Sri Darbar sahib is popularly known as Golden temple. Located in the Amritsar city in Punjab, India, Golden temple is a sacred place. This is the holiest Gurudwara of Sikkhism. Golden temple is visited by millions of pilgrims and travellers from across the world every year. People go to Golden temple for faith, for exploring and for spending time in a beautiful complex.

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Golden Temple, Amritsar

7. Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital city of state of Rajasthan in India. It is popularly called as ‘Pink City’ because of the color dominance in monuments here. World class festivals like ‘literature festival’, ‘fashion shows’ and many other international events are held every here which attracts thousands of visitors to the city apart from historical monuments.

Best Time to Visit Jaipur: Best time to visit Jaipur is 12 months of year. You may avoid May and June, the two hotter months.

How to Reach Jaipur: You can reach Jaipur from Delhi and Mumbai by Air, road and train easily.

Attractions in Jaipur: Some of the most popular attractions of Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Palace, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and more.

 

Jaipur Attractions

8. Udaipur

Udaipur is major tourist destination in Rajasthan, India. City is known for palaces, architectural beauty and lakes. Udaipur city is hemmed in by the ranges of Aravallis Mountain. You can visit this amazing city on your India tour.

Best Time to Visit Udaipur: Except hot summers in May and June, you can visit Udaipur for the entire year.

How to Reach Udaipur: Udaipur has its own domestic airport only 20 KM away from the city center. You can reach Udaipur by air from all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. You can also reach Udaipur by rail and roadways.

Attractions in Udaipur: Udaipur houses some very beautiful tourist attractions. Some of the major attractions in the city include Udaipur City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace, Ahar Museum, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake and Lake Pichola.

 

Udaipur Attractions

9. Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a major and popular tourist destination in Rajasthan, India. Jodhpur is also the second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur is popular for being a major tourist destination not just in Rajasthan but in entire India. There are many palaces, forts, temples and other places of interest in Jodhpur that makes visitors time super enjoyable.

Best Time to Visit Jodhpur: You can avoid the hot summer months of May and June. Otherwise entire year is a good to visit Jodhpur. October to March is the best time.

How to Reach Jodhpur: Reaching Jodhpur is easy. You can choose air route, rail route or road route as per your convenience. The city has its own domestic airport which is connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. You can also take train up to Jodhpur city and road trip is also easy.

Attractions in Jodhpur: Jodhpur has some amazing tourist attractions. Some of them are Mehrangarh Fort, Khejarla Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Chamundadevi Temple, Ghanta Ghar, Mahamandir Temple and more.

 

Jodhpur Attractions

10. Bharatpur

Bharatpur is a city in state of Rajasthan, India. Bharatpur is popularly known as ‘Eastern gateway to Rajasthan’. The city is also famous for its bird sanctuary housing more than 350 species of birds from regions across the border as well. Bharatpur is a cool tourist destination.

Best Time to Visit Bharatpur: You can visit Bharatpur any time of the year.

How to Reach Bharatpur: Bharatpur is only about 175 KM from Jaipur and 180 KM from Delhi. Nearest airport is Kheria Airport, Agra. So, you can reach Bharatpur by air, road and by train.

Attractions in Bharatpur: Bharatpur is famous for wildlife attractions. Some of the major attractions of Bharatpur are Lohagarh Fort, Fateh, Bharatpur Palace, LaxmanMandir, Deeg etc.

Attractions in Amritsar: Major attraction of Amritsar is Golden Temple, a religious and spiritual place for Sikhs and others. Wagah Border is another attraction of the city. Some other attractions of Amritsar are Gobindgarh Fort, Jallianwala bagh, Partition Museum, Ram Tirath and Rambagh Palace.

 

Bharatpur Attractions

11. Ranthambore

Ranthambore national park is a very popular and well known national park in India. Located in Rajasthan, Ranthambore is popular as one of the best wildlife attractions in India. Ranthambore is in SawaiMadhopur district, only 180 Km away from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.  

Best Time to Visit Ranthambore: You can visit this amazing wildlife park anytime of the year. However, you can avoid May and June, two hotter months of the year.

How to Reach Ranthambore: Jaipur is the nearest airport from Ranthambore. From Jaipur you can reach the park by road or you can also travel by train up to nearest railway station Sawai Madhopur.

Attractions in Ranthambore: Ranthambore has lot of attractions for everyone, especially for wildlife lovers. This park is super popular for tigers in their natural habitat. You can also do bird watching and see other animals. Ranthambore is also a famous heritage site.

 

Ranthambore Attractions

12. Chandigarh

Chandigarh is a Union Territory and capital of two states of India which are Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh is known as the best planned and cleanest city in India. The city is naturally beautiful and one who is on India Tour must visit this amazing city at least once.

Best Time to Visit Chandigarh: Because Chandigarh is in Northern part of India so you can avoid visiting the city during hot summers in May and June. Other than these two months you can visit the city any time of the year.

How to Reach Chandigarh: Chandigarh has its own domestic airport. So, reaching Chandigarh by air is a good option. You can also reach Chandigarh from Delhi by road and train in just 4 hours.

Attractions in Chandigarh: You can enjoy your time in Chandigarh as the city is quite lively. Some very popular attractions of the city are Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Pinjore Gardens, Le Corbusier Center, Chattbir Zoo, Mohali Cricket stadium and Museum and art gallery.

 

Chandigarh Attractions

13. Palampur

Palampur is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, a northern state of India. Palampur is located in Kangra valley. Palampur is famous as ‘Tea Capital’ of north India as it is a major tea producer in Northern India. Apart from this, Palampur is a great travel destination for everyone and especially for those who love beautiful hill stations.

Best Time to Visit Palampur: March to December is the best time to visit Palampur. You can avoid cold winters time.

How to Reach Palampur: There is Gaggal Airport, only 50 KM away from Palampur. You can also take rail route up to nearest Pathankot railway station, 90 KM away from Palampur. You can also reach by road route.

Attractions in Palampur: Being a hill station, Palampur is a scenic beauty. You can see Saurabh Van Vihar, NeugalKhad, Andretta Artist Village, Palampur Tea Garden, Birni Devi Temple and more. You can also enjoy adventure activities like Paragliding and trekking at Palampur.

 

Palampur Attraction

14. Dharmsala

Dharmsala is a popular hill station travel destination in Himachal Pradesh, northern part of India. Located in Kangra valley, Dharmsala is sitting at the height of over 1400 m above sea level. Dharmsala has thick deodar trees, snow covered mountains and old monasteries.

Best Time to Visit Dharmsala: March to December is the best time to visit Dharmsala. But if you love snow covered mountains then even January is a great time to be here.

How to Reach Dharmsala: Gaggal is the nearest airport, about 10-12 KM away from Dharmsala. Nearest railway station is Pathankot, 85 KM away from Dharmsala. Popular road route is there from Delhi and Chandigarh.

 

Dharamsala Attraction

15. Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh national park is a popular park in Madhya Pradesh, India. This is a must see place for forest life, wild animals, nature lovers. You can see Royal Tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park which is a delight. Spread over 100 Sq. Km, you can see majestic view of the national park for a great time.

Best Time to Visit Bandhavgarh National Park: You can visit Bandhavgarh National Park 12 months of a year.

How to Reach Bandhavgarh National Park: You can fly to Khajuraho from many places in India like Delhi and Varanasi. From there you can drive to the entrance of the national park. Nearest railway station is Umaria and from there it is about 40 minute drive to the Bandhavgarh National Park.

Attractions in Bandhavgarh National Park: You can enjoy a great wildlife tour in Bandhavgarh National Park. You can enjoy Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari and more. You can also see Bandhavgarh Fort, Baghel Museum, Village Tala, Fossil National Park and other attractions here.

 

Bandhavgarh National Park Attractions

16. Kanha National Park

Kanha national park is a major attraction in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located in dense Satpura forest. Kanha national park is also popular for tiger reserve. The park is a part of Maikal chain of hills and spreads over 900 Sq. KM area. You can visit this amazing landscape and wildlife place for a great time.

Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park: Best time to visit Kanha national park is in winters from October to March.

How to Reach Kanha National Park: The nearest airport to Kanha national park is Jabalpur which is 160 KM from the park. You can also take trains to Jabalpur or Gondia and then reach the park by road. From several cities around Madhya Pradesh you can take bus route as well to reach Kanha national park.

Attractions in Kanha National Park: Being a popular and major wildlife place, major attractions are animals especially tigers, birds, flora and fauna. You can enjoy Jeep safari and elephant safari here. Other nearby attractions is Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park, Tadoba National Park and Jabalpur city.

 

Kanha National Park Attractions

17. Khajuraho

Khajuraho has been a place of interest for visitors for hundreds of years. This is one of the most popular travel destinations in Madhya Pradesh. This is famous for one of the finest art works on ancient temples here. These art works are visual delight which depict great detail of various forms like meditation, spiritual, kinship, wrestling and most famous for erotic art.

Best Time to Visit Khajuraho: Though you can visit Khajuraho any time of the year, yet time period between July and March is considered the best time to visit Khajuraho.

How to Reach Khajuraho: You can reach Khajurao by air, rail and road. Khajuraho civil aerodrome is only 2 KM away from city center of Khajuraho and you can take air route from Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Hyderabad and Varanasi. You can also take train route up to Khajuraho railway station. Road route is also well connected to Khajuraho.

Attractions in Khajuraho: Khajuraho is very popular tourist attraction for its temples and finest art work on these temples. Some of the very popular attractions of Kahjuraho are Lakshmana Temple, Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Parsavnath Temple, Chaunsat Yogini, SEL show and Panna National Park.

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Khajuraho Attractions

18. Goa

Goa is the most popular beach destination in India. Located in western part of India, this is one city which is super popular among foreign visitors because of cool beaches, international cuisine, restaurants, bars and much more. Goa hosts several festivals like Goa Carnival that attract thousands of visitors every year from all over the world.

Best Time to Visit Goa: You can visit Goa any time and if you plan for festivals then you can plan your trip around that time also.

How to Reach Goa: Goa is closer to Mumbai, the financial capita of India. From there one can reach Goa by air and road easily. Now there are waterways also being developed from Mumbai to Goa.

Attractions in Goa: Beaches are most popular attractions in Goa. Some popular beaches in Goa are Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach, Arambol Beach, Palolem Beach and others. Apart from beaches other popular attractions of Goa are Grand Island, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Fort Aguada, Tito’s Street, Bom Jesus Basilica and more.

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Goa Attractions

19. Kovalam, Kerela

Kerela is one of the most sought after tourist destinations not just in India but in entire Asia. Kerela is unique in the sense that it is networked by 44 rivers and it has nearly 600 KM of Arabian Sea Shoreline. Kerela is known for many things. It’s culture and tradition, its classical dance Kathakali, its Martial arts, its Ayurveda and siddha, it’s exotic landscapes and eyegasmic view, its superb climate and backwaters all combined together make Kerela a must go to travel destination in India. Kovalam beach in kerela is a favorite spot for tourists for decades. Kovalam is known for coconut trees as the name itself means a grove of coconut trees.

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Beaches of Kerela

20. Backwaters of Kerala

Kerala is a hot favorite tourist destination in entire Asia region. One of these reasons is backwaters of Kerala. Kerala Backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes that lie parallel to the Arabian sea coast which is known as Malabar coast of Kerala in India. This huge network of backwaters in Kerala covers almost half the length of Kerala which includes five large lakes linked by canals which are both man made and natural and is fed by 38 rivers. So this is the immensity of Backwaters of Kerala. Now most amazing thing about the backwaters is that they create magnificent scenic views and when you are in Kerala you cannot simply miss boat tour here on the backwaters.

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Kerala Backwaters

21. Mumbai

Mumbai is world famous tourist destination in western part of India. Mumbai is also known as financial capital of India. Mumbai is famous for several reasons like for film industry, stock market, famous sea beaches, lively nightlife, great food, hundreds years of history and culture. Foreign visitors come to India and generally land in Mumbai first and if not they don’t leave India without visiting Mumbai.

Best Time to Visit Mumbai: Mumbai climate is good and you can visit this world class city any time of the year.

How to Reach Mumbai: Well, Mumbai has international airport well connected from all the major cities in the world. In India also you can go to Mumbai by air, road and train from all the major places.

Attractions in Mumbai: Mumbai has lot of attractions and to name a few of them are Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, Haji Ali, Kala Ghoda Art Precinct, Mahalaxmi dhobi ghat, Elephanta caves, Marin Drive Beach, Siddhivinayak Temple, Bandra Worli Sea Link etc.


 

Mumbai Attractions

22. Kolkata

Kolkata is prime tourist destination in eastern part of India. Kolkata is a colorful and cultural city. Kolkata is popular as ‘City of Joy’. Once the capital of India during British Rule, Kolkata still has lot of footprints of those times which can be seen in architectural gems of the city even now.

Best Time to Visit Kolkata: Though you can visit Kolkata any time of the year, however best time to visit the city is between October and March.

How to Reach Kolkata: From lot of cities around the world there are direct and indirect flights to Kolkata. You can also reach Kolkata easily from any part of India by road, rail and air.

Attractions in Kolkata: Kolkata has lot of tourist attractions. Some of those which you should explore on your Kolkata visit are Victoria Memorial, science city, Kalighat, Chinatown, Zoological garden, Kumartuli and Birla Planetarium.

 

Kolkata Attractions

23. Pushkar Camel Festival, Rajasthan

India is a great country of diverse culture and traditions. These can be observed in different festivals celebrated in different parts of the country. You can see colors, dance, cattle, people and more as part of these festivals. One such festival which is celebrated in the state of Rajasthan and Ajmer district is Pushkar Camel Fair. Pushkar is a town in Ajmer district and state of Rajasthan in India. Today Pushkar Camel Fair is popular in the world and so tourists from across the world come here to observe, participate and experience the beautiful colors and expressions of Pushkar camel fair. The festival is celebrated for a week and lot of activities draw attention of tourists here. Rajasthan travel is already quite popular among foreign travellers and they come here to see Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Mount Abu and other parts of the state.

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Pushkar Camel Festival

24. Hill Stations in Himalayas

Himalaya has been a sense of wonder for people from across the Globe for centuries. Travelers from India and all parts of the world continuously visit India especially for Himalaya tours. Over the years several hill stations in Himalaya attract hundreds of visitors with modern infrastructure in place. Shimla, Nainital, Dharamshala, Manali, Mussoorie, Ladakh, Rishikesh are some very popular hill stations in Himalayas in India. Here are several popular hill stations in Himalayas.

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Hill Stations in Himalayas

25. Hill Stations in India

Here we will see some other famous hill stations in India. Ladakh and Spiti valley in the upper regions of Himalaya are one of the most beautiful places not just in India but in the entire world. Other hill stations in Himalayas are easily accessible and thousands of tourists visit them during a year from all parts of the country and the world. Weather, natural beauty, food, people, adventure and much more comes in a single package when you visit these hill stations in Himalayas in India.

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Hill Stations in India

26. Spiti Valley

Travelling is making your fantasy come true. And there are some places on the planet earth which once seen make you experience something which is difficult to express in words. A true traveler goes extra mile and takes risks to explore such places. Talking about such places, Himalaya has plenty of them. Some terrain of Himalaya is tough and one needs to adventurous to go and see these terrains. One such place is Spiti Valley. Spiti Valley sits at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Spiti valley is a cold desert mountain valley in the Himalayas. Spiti means ‘The middle land’, the land between Tibet and India.

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Spiti Valley

27. Road Trip to Ladakh & Spiti Valley

It is known to all that when you are on an India tour then you must visit Delhi, Agra in North, Goa in West, Kerala in South and several other famous tourist destinations in India. But those who love adventure and off the beaten path travel experience they can touch high peaks of Himalayas. Spiti valley by road is once in a life time experience. Then there is the roof of the world known as Ladakh. Road to Spiti from Manali is an absolutely tough terrain but roads going to Leh Ladakh from Manali-Khardungla pass are better and well connected. Ladakh is accessible both by road and by air but road trip to Ladakh has best of travel experience.

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Road Trip to Ladakh

28. Trekking and Mountain Adventure in India

Himalaya has been described by thousands of people in different ways yet no one has been able to spell the beauty and mistery of it in words. Those who have not visited Himalayas want to go there at-least once in their lifetime and those who have been there cannot stop wishing to explore more of it. The existence of Himalayas in India and the topography of various locations give the country the tag of being one of the most fascinating trekking places on the globe. Trekking and mountain adventure in the Himalayas give everyone a chance to gain an insight into the archaic pulchritude of the places along with intriguing flora and fauna of it. In India alone there are several trekking and mountain adventure peaks of Himalayas which one can explore.

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Trekking and Mountain Adventure in India

 



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