Top 30 Most Visited Tourist Places in India
Every country has got best tourist places. India, with its massive diversity has got uncountable tourist hotspots. However there are some of them that are considered valuable from the standpoint of popularity.
One of the historic spots in India, Delhi is home to some of the spectacular scenes. This the capital city of India and the most visited by tourist as it is the first destination which tourists visit ever. With some of the choicest places you can explore historical monuments, temples, museums and the most popular markets. Such as India Gate, the Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, there is no dearth of other hotspots in the vicinities.
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Agra stands atop. As it homes the world’s most beautiful monument, Taj Mahal, it reigns supreme in the list of famous tourist places in India. This white falls in the list of Seven Wonders of the World. Agra city also includes places such as Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Akbar's tomb, Ram Bagh and Sikandra Fort. Must see the sunset and sunrise view of Taj Mahal. Know more about Agra so that you can explore its places beautifully.
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3. Jaipur and Udaipur
Anyone who wishes to unearth the traditional Indian Diaspora must refer to Jaipur and Udaipur. The charming story does not end here as there is no dearth of other fascinating features including geographical locations, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal or 'Palace of Winds'. One gets wonder struck to witness gorgeous forts and palaces turning into heritage hotels. City Palace and the Lake Place of Udaipur are inevitable stops. There are a number of cities in Rajasthan to visit but the Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer are the first choice of everyone.
Tourist Attractions in Udaipur : City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fatehsagar Lake, Vintage Car Museum, Jagdish Temple, Eklingji Temple, Jaisamand Lake, Saheliyon ki Bari, Local Markets etc.
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Varanasi is the spiritual capital of the country. If you have a weird imagination of India, Varanasi is the right place to make it a reality. Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities, which is still in use. The River Ganges plays an important role in imparting spirituality to the region. The alleys and streets of the place are packed with numerous types of temples. Varanasi is the place where religious magic takes place. You can find Aghori sadhus smearing ashes over their bodies, and pandits teaching young minds along the ghats of River Ganges. From the reality of religion to the purity of death, this is the city to see everything.
Tourist Attractions : Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat, New Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman, Durga Temple, Tibetan Temple, Ramnagar Fort, Tulsi Manas Temple, Sarnath, Manikarnika Ghat, and other.
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Those who love to relish in an Arabian Nights’ styled vacation should try Jaisalmer during peak winter. The city of Jaisalmer might be small and fringed with the famous Thar Desert, but the land is breathtaking and lush with culture. The sandy plains of the land stand as a reminder of the bygone luxury era of India.
This city is the best place to enjoy desert-infused activities like camel safari, camping, belly dance, fire dance, barbeque, puppet show, moon-lit romantic desert dinner, and others. Beside this mystic desert region, you can find the massive Golden Fort of Jaisalmer, still standing as an emblem of royal rule in the country. Take a walk through the narrow street of this enchanted fort to explore ancient residence, culture, and others.
Tourist Attractions : Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Desert National Park, Sam sand dunes, Kuldhara Village, Tazia tower, Patwon ki Haveli, Salam Singh ki Haveli, Nathmal ki haveli, BadaBagh, Thar heritage museum, and others.
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It is considered to be one of the indomitably beautiful destinations in the Indian context. With lush green mountainous views, there are snow clad peaks along with amazing waterfalls, flower gardens etc. Indeed, Kashmir is a destination worth millions and its beauty enhances during the winters. The boat ride on Dal Lake is simply unforgettable. Gulmarg, Nagin Lake, Srinagar, Sonmarg, Pari Mahal, Shankracharya shrine and Pehalgam are to name a few of the hotspots in Kashmir.
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Ladakh has the tourist advantage of the Himalayan landscape. This jagged magical mountain kingdom gets its spectrum of colors from the Buddhist culture. Distinguished stupas and mountain passes are just the beginning of the beauty of Ladakh. Ladakh takes tourists closer to raw, untouched nature, allowing people to rejuvenate within the embrace of nature. Nature and culture go hand in hand, allowing you to enjoy an unforgettable vacation.
Tourist Attractions : Nubra Valley, Thiksay Monastery, Tso Moriri, Tso Pangong, Khardung La, Kargil, Leh City, Drass, Diskit Village, Zanskar Valley, Hemis National Park, Chadar Trek route, and others.
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Popularly considered to be the ''Queen of the Hills'', Darjeeling is at an altitude of 2134 mete above sea level. With the rolling mountains, the audacity of this place is amazing. One can finds ample of tea plantations as Darjeeling produces the best teas in the world. There are many resorts making Darjeeling one of the most inviting and worthwhile.
Tourist Attractions : Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Toy Train, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Rock Garden, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Singalila National Park, Happy Valley Tea Estate etc.
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Located along the serene banks of Parvati River, Kasol is a forest-rich mountain famous for solitude beauty. Geographically speaking, it is a lonely mountain village. However, with the arrival of summer, the land transfers into a romantic magnet. Guesthouses of the land become a welcoming nest for honeymooners. If you are looking for something more than just mainstream romantic vacation, Kasol is the right destination. Kasol is one of the few hidden beauties of India attracting the new generation crowd.
Tourist Attractions : Grahan Street, Hot Water Spring, Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, Chalal trekking trail, Malana, Tosh Village, Parvati River, Kheer Ganga trek, and others.
Assam gets its enchanting beauty from nature derived from the ever-flowing Brahmaputra River. Located along the valley of this river, Assam is one of the most commercialized north-east destinations. Assam has 2/3rd of the one-horned rhino, plantations, tea estates, and carpeted valleys, which make Assam one of the green panoramic destinations in the country. The creamy cuisine of the land, traditional cultured population, and unique festivals add more color to your Assam vacation.
Tourist Attraction : Kaziranga national park, Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, Kamakhya temple, Hoollongapar Gibbon wildlife sanctuary, Tocklai tea research center, Kokochange waterfall, Manas national park, Nameri national park, and others.
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12. Jim Corbett National Park
While other destinations in this list are major cities or states, the Jim Corbett park is just 1,318 square kilometers-covering national park. Despite its small geographical coverage, the Jim Corbett National Park is capable of providing a holistic vacation with international class. The park gets its name after the legendary British writer and hunter, Jim Corbett. This national park is famous for holding the maximum number of tigers in the country. Apart from this striped mammal, the land is famous for kaleidoscopes of nature like grassland, forest, hilly region, riverine, and others, lush with different types of flora and unique fauna, like elephant, deer, bear, Himalayan black bear, leopard, primates, and others.
Tourist Attractions : Corbett Falls, Bijrani Zone, Garjiya Devi Temple, River rafting, elephant safari, Ram Ganga reservoir, Corbett Museum, and others.
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Orchha is one of the famous heritage destinations in India. This laid-back village town is famous for history, agriculture, Mughal-Rajput architecture, spirituality, and nature. Orchha has been flourishing for the past 300 years under the reign of various rulers and empires. The land is one of the famous religious destinations, thanks to the numerous ancient temples, religious structures, and enlightening festivals. If you wish to have a vacation off the grid, this pastoral countryside is the best destination to spend time. Starting from rafting to cycling, you can find numerous outdoor activities to keep you fresh.
Tourist Attractions : Raja Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha Fort, Shri Ram Raja Mandir, Chattris, River Betwa, and others.
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Flourishing around a volcanic green lake, Nainital is of the famous hill stations and weekend getaway escape destination in India. Do you know that Nainital served as the destination for homesick British to enjoy during their rule in India? This steep-forest region and valley around the lake give a flourish and lush look to your vacation. Apart from natural beauty, the hill town is famous for a webbed culture and lifestyle. Take a walk through the rugged streets of the town, take a horseback ride or, trek to a distant viewpoint to embrace the beauty of the land. Nainital is one of the famous honeymoon destinations, thanks to the Himalayan valley climate, and interesting adventure activities.
Tourist Attractions : Nainital Lake, Snow View, Naina Devi Temple, Tiffin top, Eco cave garden, Naina peak, GB Pant high altitude zoo, Kaichi Dam, ShervaniHilltop, Dorothy’s seat, Cheena Peak, Aamod, and others.
Khajjiar is a very small hill village located close to Dalhousie. If you are looking for a private vacation with the natural beauty of Switzerland, Khajjiar is the right destination. Khajjiar attracts unique tourists and honeymooners every year. Khajjiar is a bowl-shaped destination covered with meadows with a backdrop of the beautiful snow-covered Himalayas. If you were at Khajjiar, your vacation would focus more on nature and adventure activities. There are a few temples and the ancient Chamba town to enjoy cultural beauty. However, Khajjiar is for nature enthusiasts, and privacy loving honeymooners.
Tourist Attractions : Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, Khajjiar Lake, Pohlani Mata temple, Chamba town, Khajji Nag temple, Golden Devi Temple, Tibetan shopping center, Khajjiar trekking trail, and others.
Kolkata is not just for enjoying Durga Pooja. Kolkata is one of the most enthralling commercial destinations. However, the land sticks to its culture and splendid customs. This 300-year-old city stands as a reminder of freedom struggles, and numerous clashes, which now form the basis of unity that prevails in India. Kolkata is the intellectual capital of the culture and the hipster culture that the rest of the country looks with jaw-open. Deeper regions of Kolkata stands in its nostalgic colonial lifestyle with marginal urbanization, where you can enjoy tradition, spirituality, and authentic Bengali cuisine.
Tourist Attraction : Victorian Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Marble Palace mansion, Indian museum, Belur Math, For William, Dakshineswar Kali temple, Shantiniketan, Science City, Eden Gardens, Alipore Zoo, Calcutta Botanical Garden, and others.
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Amritsar stands as a fusion of new and old, in a kaleidoscopic beauty. Amritsar might have started as a religious destination. However, today, apart from the Golden Temple, the land stands as a cultural beauty and astonishing reminder of the past. Of course, the Golden Temple is the main beauty of the land. Apart from the religious factor, the land’s twisting lanes are filled with lively beauty, graceful culture and frenetic color of a chaotic life. Urban life stands as a façade over the cultural nostalgia embedded in their lifestyle. If you are an enthusiastic traveler, this humbling beauty adds a new touch to your vacation.
Tourist Attractions : Golden Temple, Durgiana Temple, Hall bazaar, Gurudwara Mata Kaulan, Wagah border, Jallian wala Bagh memorial, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh museum, Guru ke Mahal, and others.
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Cherrapunji is famous for standing as one of the wettest places in the world. Thanks to the enormous amount of rainfall, the nature in the destination is at its peak value. The geography of Cherrapunji is a valley veined by waterfalls and tributaries, which drain into the Bangladesh plains. The waterfalls of Cherrapunji, the living root bridge, and the indigenous culture are the spectacular elements of Cherrapunji. This celebrated nature gets its mesmerizing look during monsoon. However, Cherrapunji is beautiful throughout the year.
Tourist Attractions : Nohkalikai waterfalls, Kynrem falls, Double-decker living root bridge, Mawlynnong, Dainthlen falls, Mawsmai cave, KremPhyllut, Dawki, and others.
The city of dreams is the paradise for starlets, artists, millionaires, traditional fisherfolk, and exotic wildlife. Mumbai is also the land of contrasts; new and old, rich and poor, modern and traditional, and others. This cosmopolitan city still sticks to the traditions like dabbawala, colorful festivals, age-old custom, and others. Culture is an integral part of the city and you can find numerous markets to enjoy day-to-day activities, souvenir hunting, and photography. While visiting Mumbai, do not forget to taste the authentic cuisine of the land and the street foods.
Tourist Attractions : Gateway of India, Bandra-Worli sea link, Marine drive, Elephanta Island, Kanheri Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, Shree Siddhivinayak temple, Vipassana Pagoda, Mahalakshmi temple, Gandhi museum, Film City, and others.
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20. Ajanta Ellora
Situated in Aurangabad, the Ajanta Caves constitute 30 rock-cut cave monuments. The best part of this place is the splendid architectural beauty that resides here. One simply love the paintings and sculptures of these caves and that is what makes them all the more inviting and significant from travel point of view.
The Ellora caves are located in the Deccan Plateau. With numerous Buddhist, Jain Temples and Hindu places of worship, the ambiance of this place is simply amazing. The rock cut beauties are rampant and one cannot undermine the importance of these natural gems.
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Though Goa is small in size but its greatness from tourist perspective cannot be undermined. With amazing beaches that renders immaculate sunrises and sunsets, the golden sand and coconut palms adds to the charm. It also renders you yummy seafood with adventure activities such as parasailing, wind surfing and water-skiing. Some places of interest include Alorna Fort, Arvalem Waterfalls, Ancestral Goa Museum, Chapora Fort and Calangute beach. If you want to explore more than Goa then you can look out Weekend Getaways Near Goa.
Tourist Attractions : Beaches, Forts, Temples, Museum, Water Sports, Waterfalls, Wildlife Sanctuaries etc.
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What makes Kanyakumari special is the confluence of three great water bodies, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Onlookers specially enjoy the horizons and sunset is simply inevitable. With a spectacular sunrise, things become simply amazing and the place more inviting.
Tourist Attractions : Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Bhagavathy Amman Temple, Kanyakumari Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thirparappu Falls etc.
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Kerala is a paradise in the Indian context. The nature has bestowed too much to this beautiful city. To cite an example, the backwaters of Kerala are enchanting. Then there are mesmerizing waterfalls, Temples, captivating hill stations and the serene atmosphere make things more than inviting and worth considering. Some places of repute include Waynad, Munnar, Idukki, Athirapally waterfalls, Varkala beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple.
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Karnataka cultural asset, Mysore is located at the base of Chamundi Hills that renders it an amazing view. There are ample of palaces that make this place look inviting and gorgeous. Amba Vilas Place constitutes the most famous tourist attraction. Chamundeswari Temple, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, St. Philomena's Church and Brindavan garden are to name a few.
Tourist Attractions : Mysore Palace, Somnathapura Temple, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Chamundeshwari Temple, Jaganmohan Palace, Karanji Lake, Folklore Museum, Lalitha Mahal Palace etc.
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This 16th century region is still in the historic pace with its culture, ever-trending biriyani, and traditions. Hyderabad was once a land of spice merchants and pearl divers. Today, it is the urban plasma destination for commerce, entertainment, media, and architecture. Magnificent Golconda Fort is the emblem of Hyderabad and it stands as the concentration of the ancient era of the land. Hyderabad might be a commercial land but, it is not deprived of nature. Explore the interlinking lanes of the city to embrace the cultural beauty. The best of all that Hyderabad could offer is a steaming plate of juicy biriyani with sides of tangy, spicy curries.
Tourist Attractions : Golconda Fort, Charminar, Ramoji Film City, Hussain Sagar Lake, Salar Jung Museum, Chowmahalla Palace, JalaVihar, Birla Mandir, Lumbini Park, ChilkurBalaji Temple, QutbShahi Tombs, TaramatiBaradari, Nizam’s Museum, and others.
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Ooty is the trump card of Tamil Nadu when it comes to tourism. The culture, nature, and adventure activities are the main pillars of the beauty of Ooty. Ooty is one of the few romantic destinations in the country favored with its exotic activities like plantation stroll, rose garden visit, toy train ride,and others. Named as the Queen of Hill Station, Ooty gives a scenic wrap to your vacation. If you are looking for a holistic vacation within the laps of Mother Nature, Ooty is the right destination.
Tourist Attractions : Ooty boathouse, St. Stephen’s Church, Rose Garden, Botanical garden, Dottabetta, tea museum, Murugan temple, Kalhatti falls, Dolphin Nose, Ooty botanical garden, Nilgiri mountain railways (toy train), and others.
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The best description of Coorg is, ‘it is an evergreen hill region gifted with acres of plantation, and culture-infused colorful rural population.’ The destination is famous for spice, coffee, and other plantations. The region is home to more than 100 different tribal clans, who make the place more interesting with their culture, festival, and traditions. Coorg is a laid-down magical land famous among romantic couples and adventurous thrill-seekers. This meadow-carpeted land is the right place to visit if you are looking for a rejuvenating vacation.
Tourist Attraction : Abbey Falls, Barapole River, Golden Temple, Omkareshwara Temple, Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort, Mandalpatti scenic point, Nagarhole national park, Tadiandamol Peak, Talacauvery, and others.
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27. Andaman and Nicobar
Andaman is not just about beaches bordered with turquoise water. The nature of this group of islands is very generous with primeval jungle, remote islands, bubbling cultural port, and interesting cuisine. The sun-kissed sugar-white beaches are the main attractions of the land. People from far away land reach this perfect Indian beach escape land to experience Hollywood styled beach vacation. Apart from nature, the land is famous for water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, cruising, kite surfing, surfboarding, and others. If you wish to learn more about the culture and history, there are numerous museums and other cultural destinations to cover in this region.
Tourist Attractions : Cellular Jail, Neil Island, Elephant beach, Havelock Island, Ross Island, Viper Island, Baratang Island, Barren Island, Diglipur, Jolly Buoy Island, Kala Pathar, Chidiya Tapu, and others.
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Technically speaking, it is the ruins of the magnificent ancient town of Hampi. Today, it stands as a carnival of rock-cut temples, monuments, and ruins. Hampi stood as the emblem of power for Vijayanagar Empire for several centuries. Many merchants, poets, and ministers traveled several miles to witness the flourishing beauty and unmatched wealth of Hampi. Today, the palm groves, paddy fields, and banana plantations lead to a heap of ruins. The village region, palace, town square, temples, and a few significant landmarks of Hampi still stand with pride and majestic beauty in an orangish-tint.
Tourist Attractions : Virupaksha temple, Vithala temple, Lotus palace, Achyutaraya temple, Hemakuta hill temple, Matanga Hill, Hampi bazaar, Hippie island, Queen’s bath, Monkey temple, and others.
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Ziro is one of the lush and pretty valleys that you can find in the Himalayan region. Thanks to the Arunachal Pradesh climate and backdrop of Himalayas, Ziro is a flourishing land with bamboo groves, rich paddy fields, pine forests, tribe-inhabited mountain villages, and others. Do you know that Ziro people farm fishes in the water inside paddy fields? Ziro is a land of mystical beauty, which roots from their tradition and culture. While festivals of Ziro hold a trance beauty, the wooden villages of the land create a formidable beauty for tourists to enjoy a holistic experience. If you are looking for serene beauty that can rejuvenate you, Ziro is the right place.
Tourist Attractions : Talley Valley wildlife sanctuary, DoloMando trekking trail, Meghna cave temple, KilePakho, Tarin fish farm, Midey, ZiroPuto, Hapoli, DoloMando, Dilopolyang, and others.
Lakshadweep group of islands always gets underestimated due to the bounty of beauty in the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. Located on the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep getsits stunning beauty from the isolated palm-bordered coral islands. Only ten of the thirty-six islands are inhabited, and among those, only are few can be visited. The islands of Lakshadweep are famous for the white beaches, coral underwater beauty, water activities, cultural sightseeing, and fish-rich cuisine.
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