With its rich history, along with its cultural and geographical diversity, India is an international tourism destination with large and diverse appeal.
However, this amazing nation too has some special places and destinations which attract most of the tourists.
In the following article, we have listed some of the most visited tourist destinations of India which you may choose from or all, while visiting India.
Most visited destinations in India
A major historical city in northern India, Agra is counted as the most visited city of India because of the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This white domed marble mausoleum has an epic love story behind it, the love of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is the prime attraction for tourists from India and around the world. Apart from the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s tomb, Sikandra Fort, Ram Bagh and Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary are some of the popular tourist attractions in Agra.
Quoted as “the Paradise on Earth” by many philosophers and scholars, for its spellbinding beauty, Kashmir is a very famous tourist destination of India. Its blissful scenic beauty, lush green valleys, snow clad peaks, cascading waterfalls, Alpine villages, tranquil lakes and flower gardens makes it an ideal destination for holiday, honeymoon or rejuvenating sights. Be it winter, spring, summer or autumn, every season of Kashmir is a celebration in itself and brings a shade of joy in every sense. Some of the popular things to enjoy here are the Shikara ride on the serene Dal Lake and staying on a houseboat. Srinagar, Gulmarg, Nagin Lake, Sonmarg, Shankaracharya shrine, Pari Mahal and Pahalgam are some of the popular attractions of Kashmir which one must pay a visit to.
The smallest state of India, but the most famous and fun-filled destination of India is Goa. This beautiful state is world-known for its exotic sun-kissed beaches with incredible sunset views, coconut palms, golden sand and friendly people. If you are looking for a destination to have an awesome time, then Goa is the answer to all your queries. Scrumptious seafood, adrenaline rushing water sports like, windsurfing, water-skiing, banana boat rides and parasailing – just some of the exciting things you must try when in Goa.
Aguada Fort, Ancestral Goa Museum, Chapora Fort, Arvalem Waterfalls, Dudhsagar, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa and Dona Paula are some of the popular tourist attractions of Goa.
Located in the royal land of Rajasthan, Jaipur the pink city of India is another famous tourist destination of India. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is the nucleus that gives you an insight of Rajasthan’s rich cultural heritage, customs and traditions. Some of the popular tourist attractions of Jaipur city such as Hawa Mahal (or Palace of Winds), City Palace, Amer Fort (Amber Fort), Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal and Albert Hall Museum etc.
Mussoorie is famed to present its travellers a true fairy land. It is considered as the Queen of hill stations in India. The town has been made immortal by its being the background for many of Ruskin Bond’s tales. The panoramic views of the Doon valley hill station are sure to enchant anyone.
It is considered as the gateway towards Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines. The hill station has so much more to offer than mere sightseeing, but still a walk along its many contours is still the favourite thing for most people to do in Mussoorie. One can indulge in many adventure activities too while at Mussoorie.
Apart from the above mentioned destinations, Ajanta Ellora, Mysore, Darjeeling and God’s Own Country – Kerala, are some of the most visited places in India.