Top Tourist Attractions in India

India holds the reputation for being the seventh largest country of the world and its age long colonization and turbulence has gifted this country with plethora of attractions. The real lover of beauty and unique attractions feel the temptation to visit this impeccable country. All corners of the country are filled with numerous tourist attractions to gift the travelers. When it comes to see the Top Tourist attractions in India, there is no limit to the list. Whether it is the mountainous and enigmatic splendor of Himalayan North or the simple beauty of the northern plains, the tourist will have an experience of a lifetime.

There is no dearth of exceptional attractions which makes this country a truly wonderful place for spending your holiday.

The tourists coming to India can surely visit the Northern hill-stations and religious places which are not tainted by the modern crudity. Beside the capital city of Delhi, some of the other popular cities like, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, etc are gifted with some wonderful architectures and old temples. If you are in search of some Top Tourist attractions in India in the western part of the country, then come to Rajasthan. The desert beauty and the elegance of the ancient forts and palaces are truly magnificent. The cities like, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner attracts a good number of tourist every year. The list of Popular Tourist attractions in India gets elongated as you visit further south west. The beaches of Goa will welcome you to have a fun-filled holidaying experience.

Those who have the experience of visiting the southern part of the country will feel themselves honored as they can witness some glorious temples in Madurai and Kanyakumari. Beside the historical temples, tropical forests, backwaters in Kerala, beautiful hill stations of Tamil Nadu, all invites you to dive deep into revelry. Numerous package tours offer you a complete tour to Top Tourist attractions in India. With the unprecedented growth of tourism in India, people have started to discover those parts of the country, whose beauty remained latent and unnoticed in the past. While visiting the north and central part of India, do not miss out on visiting Agra and the Taj Mahal, still considered as the mausoleum of love.

Some of the must visit attractions in India includes, Bodh Gaya, the Ellora and Ajanta rock-cut cave monasteries and temples, Golden Temple in Amritsar, Lake Palace in Udaipur and many more. In the list of Top Tourist attractions in India you cannot exclude the beauty of the North Eastern foot hills and the exoticness of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the extreme south. Cochin, the gateway to the sandy beaches and backwaters of south west India and the hill station of Shimla in the foothills of Himalayas are among the top attractions. Those who have the taste for unique architectures and natural beauty can embark on a delightful tour to India. You can assure yourself of having a fun-filled and adventurous vacation, which will be remembered forever.

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India is a vast land and there are thousands of places you can visit. From North to South, East to West there are numerous places which you can see, each more beautiful than the other. Out of those thousands, here we list out the Top 10 Tourist Destinations in India for you .Come out and see India now...

1Agra

Agra's Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and one of three World Heritage Sites in Agra.

2Jaipur

Jaipur is also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is a very famous tourist and education destination in India.Lots of people flock to Jaipur to view the various forts and monuments in Jaipur which reflect its glorious past. Tourism is a significant part of Jaipur's economy. Some of the world's best hotels are located here.

3Goa
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Goa is Famous for its pristine beaches, infact 90% of all the tourism in Goa happens only for its beautiful beaches in Coastal Areas. Goa has two main tourist seasons: winter and summer. In the winter time, tourists from abroad (mainly Europe) come to Goa to enjoy the splendid climate. In the summertime (which, in Goa, is the rainy season), tourists from across India come to spend the holidays.

4Kashmir
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Kashmir was once called Heaven on Earth, and once of the most beautiful places in the world. However, in last couple of decades, terrorism has faded its charm - A place home to Himalayan Ranges.

5Kanyakumari

Though there are several places of tourist-interest in the town and district, Kanyakumari is especially popular in India for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset. The confluence of three ocean bodies - the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea - makes the sunrise and sunset even more special. On balmy, full-moon evenings, one can also see the moon-rise and sunset at the same time - on either side of the horizon.

6Kerala

Kerala, situated on the lush and tropical Malabar Coast, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Named as one of the "ten paradises of the world" and "50 places of a lifetime" by the National Geographic Traveler magazine, Kerala is especially known for its ecotourism initiatives, Beautiful Backwaters and Alternative healing massages.

7Delhi
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Delhi, Capital of India has many attractions like mosques, forts and other monuments that represent India's history. The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort. New Delhi on the other hand houses many government buildings and embassies, apart from places of historical interest.The Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb have been declared World Heritage Sites.

8Ajanta Ellora
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Ajantha & Ellora are 28 – 30 rock-cut cave monuments created during the first century BC and 5th century AD, containing paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art and universal pictorial art.The caves are located just outside the village of Ajantha / Ellora in Aurangabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.Since 1983, the Ajanta & Ellora Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

9Darjeeling
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Darjeeling in India owes' its grandeur to its natural beauty, its clean fresh mountain air and above all, the smiling resilient people for whom it is a home. Known for its natural splendor, Darjeeling's best gift to its' visitors is the dawn of a new day. The mountains awaken first with a tentative peeking of the sun.A steep ride, five kilometers from Ghoom, or an invigorating walk up a steep incline, leads sun worshippers to Tiger Hill. The air is chilly with darkness and damp. To the east, a dull orange sun emerged painting the sky with brilliant strokes of magenta, gold, orange and fuchsia. The snow capped Everest, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Jannu and other peaks slowly emerge from slumber to start a new day. The sun worshippers gasp at the magnificent sight.

10Mysore
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Mysore is a tourism hot spot within the state of Karnataka and also acts as a base for other tourist places in the vicinity of the city. The city receives the maximum number of tourists during the period of the Dasara festival when festivities take place for a period of 10 days. One of the most visited monuments in India, the Ambavilas Palace (also known as Mysore Palace) is the center of the Dasara festivities.

More great destinations can be found in the Explore India page.

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