India is one of the most famous destinations for tourists in South Asia all over the world. It has snow peak mountains, large deserts in Rajasthan, 1000 plus forts, palaces, temples, rivers, beautiful beaches, lush green landscapes to explore.
India is bounded by the peaks of Great Himalayas in the north, The Thar Desert in the west, natural beauty of seven sisters of India in Northeast, and Ocean in southside with beautiful beaches.
India has the oldest and greatest civilization. It is a single place of various cultures & traditions. While moving from state to another state, there are changes in language, food, clothes.
In India, there are many tourist destinations to explore before visiting the outer world. India is a land of Lord Krishna in Mathura & Vrindavan, place of spirituality & yoga in Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi, land of mountains in Uttarakhand & Ladakh.
There are more than 38 World Heritage Sites by UNESCO which represents India on the globe. Also has many places in India for tourists whether they are Indian travelers or from the different parts of the world to explore its beauty.
There is a vast collection of best places to visit in India that can be segregated as per different category like Art & Culture, History, Beaches, Museums, Amusement Parks, and many more. Here we are sharing few of them.
Taj Mahal is top on the list for tourists in India. It is a white marble tomb on the south bank of the Yamuna River in Agra city, Uttar Pradesh, India. Its construction was started in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal and it took approx 20 years to complete.
The Taj Mahal is one of the majestic architecture which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It attracts 7-8 million visitors annually.
In the year 1983, it was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Amber Fort, Amber Palace, Amer Palace, and Amer Fort all are known for the same architecture located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Raja Man Singh built this palace in 1592. It was built on a high hill 11 kilometers from Jaipur and it is the main tourist attraction of Jaipur the Pink City.
Red Fort is a historic fort in the Delhi, Capital of India. It is made up of red stone. The Red Fort is the main tourism in Delhi for all travelers who come to visit India. Mugal Emperor Shah Jahan laid the foundation stone of Red Fort in 1618. And in 1638 he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi after 11 years ruled from Agra. At that time this Red Fort was the main residence of Shah Jahan.
In the year 2007, it was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Quila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi – 110006, India
Hawa Mahal as the name suggests is built like a wall with 953 windows that allows full airflow inside it that’s why it is also known as “The Palace of Winds” or “Palace of Breeze”. Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur made with red and pink sandstone.
It is on the edge of the city palace and having windows toward the roadside. This mahal with multiple windows was constructed for royal ladies, through this they watch on the road without being noticed by anyone.
This structure was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh founder of Jaipur city.
Agra Fort also called The Red Fort located in Agra approx 2 km away from the Taj Mahal. It is a historical fort and must-visit destination in India for tourists. Until 1638 it was the residence of Mugal Emperor Shah Jahan. Construction of this fort was started around 1565 by Mugal Emperor Akbar and completed by his grandson Shah Jahan.
Agra Fort is now a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1983.
Address: Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore national park is a wildlife sanctuary located around 13 km from Sawai Madhopur city in Rajasthan. It is a popular place to see wild animals like tigers, leopards, crocodiles in natural forest habitat.
Earlier it was known as Ranthambore Tiger Reserve till 1980 and in November 1980, it was declared a national park by the Government of India.
It is famous for Wild Animals, Bird Watching, Gypsy Safari, Canter Safari, and wildlife photography.
Qutub Minar also called Qutb Minar is one of the highest minarets in India located in Qutub complex in Mehrauli, New Delhi. It was a symbol of victory and built after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu king.
Construction of this minar started in 1199 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak and completed by his son-in-law Iltutmish in the year 1220. It is the tallest brick minaret in the world with a height of 73 meters and has 05 storeys with a balcony on every floor.
Qutb Minar was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.
The Ganges or Ganga is a holy river and worshipped as the goddess in Hinduism. Its origin source is Gangotri Glacier with the name of Bhagirathi in the Himalayas in the Uttarakhand state of India.
After the confluence of river Bhagirathi with river Alaknanda in town Devprayag in Garhwal division of Uttarakhand it becomes River Ganga. It flows approx 2704 km through different cities e.g Devprayag, Haridwar, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur, Patna and cross the Indian boundary and enter in Bangladesh with new name Padma River and end up in Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh.
Humanyun’s tomb is the first garden-tomb which was built for the Mughal Emperor Humanyun in Delhi. This tomb was constructed by his wife Empress Bega Begum who also buried along with him in this tomb. It was designed by the Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son those were hired by Empress Bega Begum.
The beauty of this tomb is its beautiful gardens and architecture. This tomb has around 150 graves. Apart from Humayun grave, his another wife Hamida Bano, Shah Jahan’s elder son Dara Shikoh and other Mughal rulers also buried in this tomb.
It is located at Mathura Road, near Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, Nizamuddin, New Delhi
Humanyun’s tomb was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.
The India Gate is a war memorial in the memory of 70,000 British Indian soldiers who were martyred during World War I between 1914-1921. This 42-meter high arc was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens. It is located on Rajpath road.
Name of 13,300 servicemen, including soldiers and few officers from the United Kingdom are also inscribed on its wall.
On every Republic Day, the Prime Minister of India pay tribute to Amar Jawan Jyoti which is flaming continuously for immortal soldiers. There is another National War Memorial under the canopy of India Gate along with the National War Museum to honor Armed Forces.
India Gate is also a tourist place in Delhi. Every evening people gather here to spend their quality time.
People also ask
Is India safe for tourists?
Yes, generally India is safe for tourists. But to avoid any bad situation be cautious if you are traveling alone.
Which is the best tourist places in India?
India has so many tourist places to visit including 38 World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. But few places are Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Jaipur, Goa, Forts of Rajasthan, etc.
Why is India a tourist attraction?
India has a vast collection of all types of tourist attractions including snow peak mountains of the Himalayas in north India, Desert in Rajasthan, lush green landscapes in Northeast side of India for tourists, having beautiful beaches on seaside including Andaman Nicobar Islands, full of adventure activities and spiritual places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi.
All these options available on single a place name India attract tourist from all over the world.
Is India cheap to visit?
If you prefer budget travel then India is known for least expensive tourists destination in compare with tourist spots in United States and United Kingdom.
Which is the top historical places To Visit In India?
Indian history lie in its ancient forts, temples, civilization, traditions and in its world famous historical places to visit in India. Few of them are Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Amer Fort, Sanchi Stupa, Konark Temple, Ajanta Ellora Caves and many more to visit.
Which city is called Heaven of India?
Kashmir is called Heaven of India means Land of God. It’s beautiful lakes, mountains, valley makes it Paradise on Earth.
Which is the tallest statue in the world?
Statue of Unity near Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat state is the world's tallest statue of 182m (600ft) high pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of independent India.
Which city is known as the Heritage city of India?
The Pink City Jaipur in the north-western state of Rajasthan in India founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727 is declared as World Heritage City by UNESCO in 2019.
How many Unesco World Heritage Sites are there in India?
Till now 38 sites in India are declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. 30 sites are in the Cultural category, 07 in Natural category, and 01 in Mixed category that is Khangchendzonga National Park (2016). And approx 42 sites are pending for nomination to be as World Heritage Site.