10 Best Tourist Places in India

To get away from the stress and strain of your day to day life, a break is essential. Going for a holiday would definitely recharge you with all that lost energy and pump you with lots of positive vibes for the forth coming days. India is a different kind of destination. It is a mix of chaos, culture, colors and vibrance – a unique mixture no destination on earth can be. If you want to experience life, India is the place to be. With its diverse culture and entirely different geography at every corner, you will never run out of choices when traveling to India. With that in mind, here are ten different tourist places in India you should visit.

Best Tourist Places in India You Should Visit

Let’s start from the North east.

Best Tourist Places in India

1. Shillong

Shillong is ranked as one of the best holiday destinations in India. A picturesque capital city of the north eastern state of Meghalaya.  The welcoming nature of the people and the clean city makes it a welcoming place for the visitors. With the thick surviving forests constitutes one of the most eco-tourism circuits in India. The state forests support a great variety of flora and fauna. The state also has many adventurous tourism opportunities. Some of the popular tourist places are the Cherrapunjee, Elephant falls, Weinia falls, and Sweet falls. A beautiful location to visit and enjoy.

2. Jammu and Kashmir

Known as the paradise of Earth, Jammu and Kashmir, is one among the most beautiful places in India. Irrespective of all the political tensions, you just could not get away by not visiting this magnificent beauty on earth. Nature’s beauty is captured juts like that with the snow clad mountains, cascade waterfalls, blossoming valleys, etc. The major tourist attractive spots include Srinagar, Dal Lake, Mugal gardens etc. Ladhak has recently emerged as a destination of adventurous destination.

3. Goa

Goa is one among the most happening states in India and it is well known for its exotic beaches, golden sands, sunset views and the coconut palms. To enjoy beach activities, Goa is the perfect place. The popular destinations in Goa are Alorna Fort, Alvaram Water falls, Calangute beach, and the beautiful churches of Goa.

4. Kerala

Also known as the God`s Own Country, Kerala is one destination that is very much visited. The enhancing backwaters, beautiful hill stations, thrilling waterfalls and the peaceful climate all together makes this place a beautiful one to explore. One could enjoy the nature’s beauty through the backwaters of Kerala in a houseboat and enjoy the beautiful landscapes, and picturesque views.  The most preferred tourist destinations in Kerala are Wayanad, Munnar, Thekkady, Padmanabhaswamy temple etc.

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5. Jaipur and Udaipur

Also known as the Pink City, Jaipur provides a great insight to the artistic and rich culture of the Rajasthan state. A city that is rich in the royal historical architecture. The tourist destinations of this great city include Jag Niwas, Fateh Sagar Lake, Nehru Garden lake palace, Jaigarh forts etc.

6. Delhi

The capital city of India, with a contrast of the old and new, ancient and modern all together making it a place of different cultures and religions. The historic monuments like the museums, shrines, gardens along with the blend of modern malls has attracted many tourists from the world over. Places to visit in Delhi includes Jama Masjid, Qutb Minar, Lodhi Gardens, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar are a few to be named.

7. Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is one among the most visited places in South India, having many archeological sites dating back to 3800 years. Tamil Nadu also holds the credit of having the maximum number of UNESCO World heritage sites in India. The southernmost tip of India- Kanyakumari is one among the most sorted destinations in Tamil Nadu along with Mathur Totti Palam- which is one Asia`s biggest aqueducts. Some of the other places of visit includes Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, hill stations like Kodaikanal and Ooty.

8.Maharashtra

This one among the most popular tourist destinations and attracts more than 5 million tourists annually with its world heritage sites like The Ajanta and Ellora Caves, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. With Mumbai and Pune cities in it , the other places for visit includes Elephanta Caves, Haji Ali Mosque, etc.

9.Karnataka

Having the most number of protected monuments ( around 507), Karnataka is a popular destination in India. Having one of the highest water falls in Asia – the Jog falls, and with more than 21 wild life sanctuaries, Karnataka is a place that should not be missed out. Apart from these several monuments are also preserved at sites like Mysore, Nandi Hills, and many more.

10. Himachal Pradesh

Popular for its hill stations, outdoor adventures like rock climbing, paragliding, mountain biking ice-skating etc, Himachal Pradesh is one destination that should not be missed out. The state capital, Shimla is a famous hill station across the globe. The other hill stations include Kulu, Manali, etc.

Most of these destinations are must go ones. Most of them are historical places that would help one to understand the culture and heritage of India. Marvelous destinations with a touch of beauty are what all these places are and an experience that would be cherished life long is what they would offer.

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Are you planning to travel to India? What are your preferences? Have you been to any of the above travel destinations? Let me know in comments please.


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  • I like Mysore as well. Once we had been to Mysore with family through SRS Travels. Had a nice time in Chammundi hills and Mysore palace.It is a must visit place to go.It is merely 3 hrs away from Bangalore.

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