Best Places to Visit in India

India is a magical place, which has a lot of places that are a must-visit for travelers all over the world. It has a lot to offer in terms of spirituality, food, wisdom, etc. But one thing that is loved by people all over the world is its beauty and the experience it offers to travelers from all over the world. It’s a place where the view, the people, and almost everything changes every few kilometers.

It’s very difficult to list down the best places to visit in India because of its diversity. But we’ll try to list down as many places as possible for you to enjoy.

Here are a few of the must-visit places in India.

1. Amritsar

Golden Temple. Places to Visit in India.
Golden Temple, Amritsar

One of the top destinations for people to visit in India is the city of Amritsar. And for good reasons as well. Right from the food to the color to the people, it has everything. It is home to The Golden Temple, one of the holiest places on Earth for Sikhs.

One of the other tourist attractions in Amritsar is the Wagah border, which is around 30 kilometers from the city. This is the border between India and Pakistan. Every evening, there’s a ceremony called “The Beating Retreat Ceremony” which is the star attraction of this place.

Must Visit Places

  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • The Partition Museum
  • Durgiana Temple

2. Kerala

Kerala Backwaters. Places to Visit in India.
Kerala Backwaters

One cannot forget “God’s own country” when talking about India. The thing that comes to mind when we think of Kerala is coconut trees. But it has a lot more to offer. One of the best places to visit in Kerala is Kochi. The fishing nets and the beaches make the perfect getaway spot.

Munnar is another tourist attraction in Kerala. The place has the best weather you can find in the country. It is also a very scenic hill station with a lot of tea gardens as well.

Alleppey is the best thing that Kerala has to offer in terms of tourism. The backwaters in Alleppey are one of the things that have to be on everyone’s “bucket list”. The view from the boats is refreshing and the seafood is something to die for.

Must Visit Places

  • Munnar
  • Kochi
  • Alleppey
  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
  • Varkala Beach

3. New Delhi

Akshardham Delhi. Places to Visit in India.
Akshardham Temple, Delhi

The capital of the country, New Delhi has one of the best infrastructures in the country. There are a lot of tourist destinations in the capital. Some of the examples are The Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, and Red Fort. One of the best places to visit in Delhi is Akshardham Temple. One of the largest temple complexes in the world, it is must visit place in Delhi.

Momos

A dish of Tibetan and Nepalese origin, Momos is very famous in Delhi. It is a dumpling that is served fried or steamed.

Must Visit Places

  • Akshardham Temple
  • Qutub Minar
  • Lotus Temple
  • Red Fort
  • India Gate

4. Mumbai

Mumbai Marine Drive. Places to Visit in India.
Marine Drive, Mumbai

The financial capital of the country. It is also the entertainment capital of the country. It has everything right from Bollywood to the tallest skyscrapers in the country. One of the best places to visit in Mumbai is Marine Drive. The cold breeze from the sea and the view have the power to melt your sorrows away. You can visit Haji Ali & The Mahalaxmi Temple which are very close to each other.

Vada Pav
Vada Pav

One cannot talk of Mumbai and forget the Vada Pav. This is a must-have snack in Mumbai. You can also try Misal Pav, Dabeli among others.

Must Visit Places

  • Gateway Of India
  • Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir
  • Marine Drive
  • Haji Ali
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

5. Tirupati

Tirupati Temple. Places to Visit in India.
Tirupati Temple

It may not a very popular destination among foreigners, but I think it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The climate and the scenery are just something you fall in love with. And obviously, it is also home to Lord Sri Venkateswara Temple. One must visit Tirupati at least once in a lifetime.

Must Visit Places

  • Sri Venkateswara Temple
  • Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
  • Kapila Theertham
  • Mallimadugu Reservoir
  • Talakona Waterfalls

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6. Agra

Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal, Agra

Agra is home to The Taj Mahal. One of the most popular destinations in the world is also one of the wonders of the world. Situated on the banks of the Yamuna river, it is one of the most photographed monuments in the world. Another tourist attraction is the Agra Fort.

Must Visit Places

  • The Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Shri Mankameshwar Mandir
  • Jama Masjid
  • Jehangir Mahal

7. Mathura-Vrindavan

Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
Prem Mandir, Vrindavan

Two of the holiest places for Hindus, Mathura, and Vrindavan are two nearby cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex in Mathura is a temple complex that is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna.

Vrindavan is the city where one finds a lot of Hindu temples lined up one after the other. Lord Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood here.

Must Visit Places

  • Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
  • Prem Mandir
  • ISKCON Vrindavan
  • Mata Vaishno Devi Dham
  • Banke Bihari Temple

8. Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari

The southernmost point in India is the city of Kanyakumari. It is the place where the Arabian Sea, Bay Of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean meet. You can get up early in the morning to watch the beautiful sunset.

There are also some tourist attractions in Kanyakumari like Thiruvalluvar Statue and Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

Must Visit Places

  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Thiruvalluvar Statue
  • Sunset View Point
  • Kanyakumari Beach
  • Thirparappu Falls

9. Goa

Goa.
Goa Beach

This place needs no introduction for people in India as well as people abroad. It is one of the places most people visit in India. Goa is called the “Party Capital” of India. And for good reason. You will find people of all nationalities in Goa because it is the most famous destination in India for beaches, partying and relaxing.

Must Visit Places

  • Baga Beach
  • Fort Aguada
  • Calangute Beach
  • Dudhsagar Falls
  • Basilica de Bom Jesus

10. Jammu & Kashmir

Dal Lake.
Dal Lake, Srinagar

The northernmost part of the country is the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. It is one of the best places to visit in India. There are a lot of tourist attractions in Srinagar like Dal Lake, Sonamarg, etc. The climate and the clothing are very different here as compared to the rest of the country. It is of the most scenic places in the country.

Must Visit Places

  • Dal Lake
  • Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
  • Sonamarg
  • Nishat Garden
  • Wular Lake

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11. Meghalaya

Meghalaya, India.
Meghalaya, India

The state of Meghalaya is situated in northeast India. It is famous for its bio-diversity and dense forests. The state is connected with the rest of the country via. airways and roads. There is no direct railway connectivity between Meghalaya and any major Indian city. You can travel to Guwahati in Assam by train and then catch a bus or taxi from there.

Must Visit Places

  • Elephant Falls
  • Cherrapunji
  • Double-decker Living Root Bridge
  • Nohkalikai Waterfalls
  • Dawki

12. Pondicherry

Auroville Pondicherry
Auroville, Pondicherry

Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry is a union territory in India. It gives you a glimpse of the French occupation of India which lasted from 1674 till 1954. It has a lot of tourist places like cathedrals and colonial buildings. The beaches are also a major tourist attraction.

Pondicherry is also famous for Auroville, an experimental city that is home to people from all over the world. It is situated on the outskirts of the city.

Must Visit Places

  • Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
  • Auroville
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Rock Beach
  • Promenade Beach

13. Dharamshala-Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj
Mcleodganj

Situated in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is one of the most popular hill stations in India.

Mcleodganj is a suburb of Dharamshala. It is the headquarters of the Tibet government-in-exile, also home to the Dalai Lama. Famous for its Tibetan museums and Tibetan culture, one is always in awe of this place. It is one of the most beautiful places not just in India, but on Earth.

Must Visit Places

  • Dalai Lama Temple Complex
  • HPCA Stadium
  • Kangra Valley
  • Triund Hill
  • Bhagsunag Falls

14. Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal

Situated in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, it is of the most popular hill stations in India & also a popular honeymoon destination. It has a very good climate (You’ll feel chilly even in the afternoons :P). It offers one of the best scenic views in India.

Must Visit Places

  • Green Valley View
  • Kodaikanal Lake
  • Bear Shola Falls
  • Dolphin’s Nose
  • Thalaiyar Falls

15. Coimbatore

Adiyogi Shiva Statue
Adiyogi Shiva Statue, Coimbatore

The second-largest city in Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is also an important tourist destination in India. It is most famous for Isha Yoga Center which is home to Adiyogi Shiva Statue. This 34-meter-tall statue of Lord Shiva stands tall in the backdrop of the Velliangiri Mountains. It is one of the most scenic places in India.

Must Visit Places

  • Adiyogi Shiva Statue
  • Vydehi Falls
  • Velliangiri Hill Temple
  • Marudhamalai Hill Temple
  • Aliyar Dam

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16. Arunachal Pradesh

Must Visit Places In India
Giant Buddha Statue, Tawang

The state of Arunachal Pradesh is situated in the extreme northeast part of the country. It borders China in the north and Myanmar in the east. It is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Being so far from the other regions of the country also makes it one of the least explored parts of the country.

Must Visit Places

  • Tawang
  • Itanagar
  • Namdapha National Park
  • Nuranang Falls
  • Sela Pass

17. Jaipur

Best Places To Visit In India
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Also known as the Pink City Of India, Jaipur is the capital of the northern state of Rajasthan. It is known for its royal palaces & regal forts. It is one of the most colorful places in India. The state shares its western border with Pakistan. Its culture and heritage attract a lot of foreign tourists. The city of Ajmer, famous for Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah, is approximately 135 km from Jaipur.

Must Visit Places

  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Birla Mandir
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • City Palace

18. Rameswaram

Best Places To Visit In India
Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram

One of the best places to visit in India, Rameswaram is a major city in the southernmost state of Tamil Nadu. Situated on Pamban Island, it is connected with the rest of India via train with help of the Pamban Bridge, as seen in the picture above. It is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus and is also a part of the Char Dham pilgrimage. It is very near to Sri Lanka, separated by the Rama Setu.

Must Visit Places

  • Pamban Bridge
  • Dhanushkodi Beach Point
  • Ramanathaswamy Temple
  • Agni Teertham
  • Ram Setu

19. Sikkim

Visit In India
Sikkim

Situated in the lap of the Himalayas is a small but beautiful state of Sikkim. It borders Nepal in the west, China in the north, Bhutan in the East. Sikkim is a must-visit place in India if you are fond of snow. It is connected to the rest of India via. all three modes of transport namely road, rail, and airways.

Thukpa

Thukpa is one of the most popular dishes in Sikkim. It is a Himalayan noodle soup, usually served with chicken.

Must Visit Places

  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp
  • Gangtok
  • Nathula Pass
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Gurudongmar Lake

20. Odisha

Visit In India
Sun Temple, Konark

The eastern state of Odisha is also known as India’s Best Kept Secret. It is a place full of culture and there are lots of temples everywhere you go. Odisha is home to Chilka Lake, the largest saltwater lake in India. The train route between Brahmapur and Bhubaneswar is one of the most scenic train routes in India. With Chilka Lake on one side and Malyadri on the other side, it is a nature lover’s dream. Odisha is home to The Jagannath Temple, a part of the Char Dham pilgrimage.

Rasgulla

Rasgulla is the most popular dessert in Odisha. It is one of the must-try delicacies. It is a milk-based sweet, dipped in sugar syrup.

Must Visit Places

  • Jagannath Temple, Puri
  • Sun Temple, Konark
  • Puri Beach
  • Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneswar
  • Nandankanan Zoological Park

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