TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA

TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA

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Tourists from all over the world flock to India to feel and experience the mysterious culture of this holy land. Be it mountains or plains, wildlife tours or adventurous activities, urban life or village life, beaches or rivers, Indian cuisine or seafood, spiritual holidays or romantic vacations, India has everything to offer. Cultural tourism of India is the chief factor behind the rise of tourism in India.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 best places to visit in India:

 

RAJASTHAN 

RAJASTHAN | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.tripadvisor.com
RAJASTHAN | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.tripadvisor.com
  • Best Time To Visit: November to February
  • Duration: 6-7 days
  • Must visit Places: Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, and Mount Abu

Covering 342,239 sq km of India’s total geographical area, Rajasthan is a state that lies in northern India. The ‘Land of Kings’ attracts architecture lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs, and foodies. 

The city welcomes you wholeheartedly to explore rich wildlife, vast deserts, magnificent palaces, beautiful lakes, forts and temples, and much more. If you also love to explore the culture and traditions of Rajasthan, consider taking a road trip to some small and beautiful villages in this place.

 

GOA

GOA | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.tripadvisor.com
GOA | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.tripadvisor.com
  • Best Time To Visit: November to February
  • Duration: 4-5 days
  • Must visit Places: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Palolem Beach, Dudhsagar Falls, Aguada Fort, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach

We are pretty much sure that you must have made plans for Goa at least once in your lifetime and had to cancel them. Now is the time to actually pack your bags and take a tour of this welcoming place. 

One of the most visited destinations in India, Goa is a treasure trove of dance, culture, and art forms. This tiny state situated in West India is genuinely a coastal paradise famous for its amazing nightlife, great seafood and of course beautiful beaches.

 

AGRA

AGRA | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: en.wikipedia.org
AGRA | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: en.wikipedia.org
  • Best Time To Visit: October to March
  • Duration: 2-3 days 
  • Must visit Places: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Chini ka Rauza, Mehtab Bagh, Jama Masjid, Abkar’s Tomb, Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal, Itimad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb

How about exploring a land situated on the banks of River Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh? If it’s a yes then three UNESCO World Heritage Sites-Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and Taj Mahal along with many other Mughal-era buildings are must-watch destinations. 

The charm of the Taj Mahal never fails to amaze and many other Mughal architectural masterpieces adorn the city space. The city offers you amazing food options, the speciality being a wide variety of Pethas such as Kesar Petha, Pan Petha, Angoori Petha, Orange Petha and Shahi Angoor Petha, and many others.

 

DELHI

DELHI | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.britannica.com
DELHI | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.britannica.com
  • Best Time To Visit: October to January
  • Duration: 2-3 days 
  • Must visit Places: Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Ji, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple

How can we forget the National Capital while counting the top places to visit in India?

Say Delhi, and the first thing that will come to your mind is India Gate. Crowded shopping malls, Delhi university campus, modern metro system, and historic monuments define the national capital quite well. 

If you plan to visit Delhi, you can’t miss exploring the streets of Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Market, Lajpat Nagar, and Janpath. Meanwhile, you can experience delicious food like Chhole Bhature, Tikkas, Momos, and Kebabs. 

 

MANALI

MANALI | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: en.wikipedia.org
MANALI | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: en.wikipedia.org
  • Best Time To Visit: October to June
  • Duration: 3-4 days 
  • Must visit Places: Hadimba Devi Temple, Mall Road, Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, Van Vihar, Club House

If you have seen the movie, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani’, you must have a clear idea of how amazing your experience can be if you visit Manali. 

Another top place to visit in India is Manali which offers you the most spectacular and eye-pleasing views of the Dhauladhar ranges and the Pir Panjal. If you love snow, try visiting in January & February. You might also find snow in April if you consider yourself a lucky person.

 

SHILLONG

SHILLONG | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: travenjo.com
SHILLONG | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: travenjo.com
  • Best Time To Visit: September to May
  • Duration: 4-5 days 
  • Must visit Places: Umiam Lake, Ward’s Lake, Elephant Falls, Lady Hydari Park, Shillong View Point, Sweet Falls, Spread Eagle Falls

A must-visit place on your bucket list has to be Shillong if you love picturesque locations. From crystal clear lakes, and breathtakingly beautiful golf courses, to mountain peaks, big cafes, museums and mouth-watering food, Shillong has everything for you. 

Also known as the music capital of India, Shillong is home to many brilliant musicians and you can enjoy many music events in this place.

 

RISHIKESH

RISHIKESH | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.thrillophilia.com
RISHIKESH | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.thrillophilia.com
  • Best Time To Visit: April to September
  • Duration: 2-3 days 
  • Must visit Places: Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Shri Ram Jhula, The Divine Life Society, Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Located in the Himalayan foothills beside the pious Ganges River, Rishikesh is visited because of its ancient temples, popular cafes, and adventurous activities. Known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, this tourist destination is one of the holiest places. 

This place is a hub of many saints as it lies on the holy banks of the river Ganga. If you are looking for getting peace of mind, consider Rishikesh as the ideal option. 

 

AMRITSAR

AMRITSAR | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.britannica.com
AMRITSAR | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.britannica.com
  • Best Time To Visit: November to March
  • Duration: 3-4 days 
  • Must visit Places: The Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Sri Harmandir Sahib, Wagah Border Ceremony, Partition Museum, Mandir Mata Lal Devi

Let’s know talk about a peaceful place where every day starts with spiritual prayers from Gurudwaras. 

The most visited place in Punjab, Amritsar is known for its lip-smacking street food. You can also do ‘Langar Seva’ at Golden Temple, have fun at Suncity Amusement and Waterpark, buy colourful souvenirs, and enjoy birdwatching at Harike Wetlands. 

Don’t forget to explore Jallianwala Bagh and Wagah Border ceremony because these two places are a must-watch of this place. 

 

SHIMLA

SHIMLA | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: en.wikipedia.org
SHIMLA | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: en.wikipedia.org
  • Best Time To Visit: March to June
  • Duration: 3-4 days 
  • Must visit Places: Christ Church, Mall Road, The Ridge, Jakhu Hill, Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo, Kali Bari Temple

Shimla makes its place among the top places to visit in India because of its beautiful colonial architecture and pedestrian-friendly Mall Road. Its UNESCO World Heritage Site Kalka-Shimla train route offers dramatic views of the surrounding hills and villages. 

The weather is always pleasant in Shimla with mant mouth-watering food options. You can also try skiing, trekking, and horse riding in Shimla.

 

KASHMIR

KASHMIR | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.sundayguardianlive.com
KASHMIR | TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA | Credit: www.sundayguardianlive.com
  • Best Time To Visit: March to June
  • Duration: 4-5 days 
  • Must visit Places: Srinagar, Dal Lake, Sonamarg, Patnitop, Katra, Dachigam National Park, Gulmarg

While trying to describe the beauty of Kashmir, Amir Khusrao once said, “Gar Bar-ru-e-Zamin Ast; Hamin Asto, Hamin Asto Hamin Ast.” which means if there is heaven on Earth, it is in Kashmir. 

Adorned with mountain peaks, huge glaciers, rivers, forests, verdant meadows and tall pine trees, magnificent monasteries and blue lakes, Kashmir has everything to offer. Consider trying different adventure sports as they take you into a different world altogether. Apart from that, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of this place along with snow-covered mountain ranges.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Which is the safest state in India?
Nagaland is the safest place in India as it has the lowest incidence of crime based on the percentage of share. 

 

2. Which state is known as “God’s Own Country”?
Kerala

 

3. Which are the five best countries to travel alone?

  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • New Zealand
  • Greece

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