India is a land of cultural diversity where millions of people from different backgrounds and religions stay in harmony. Enjoy the lively, cheerful, and vibrant destinations of India, which you should definitely not miss out on. And when the journey is with your loved one, the journey becomes all the more special. We have handpicked some of the top 30 amazing destinations in India, which you should definitely visit once in your lifetime. This list is definitely not listed in the order of significance and India has many more attractive places than the ones listed in this article.
1. Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir
Symbolizing peace, beauty, nature, and harmony, Srinagar is placed on the banks of River Jhelum and blessed with deep, mesmerizing valleys nestled in between sky greeting mountains and a lush green atmosphere.
2. Pushkar in Rajasthan
Pushkar has a rich history with a unique temple, a camel festival, the birthplace of a legend, a holy lake, and plenty of festivities and fairs at all. This modest town offers a laid back atmosphere coupled with a lazy elegance.
3. Ladakh in Kashmir
This exotic destination is placed in the arms of the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges. Popularly named as the Land of High Passes, it is blessed in the bosom of nature with spectacular landscapes.
4. Gangtok in Sikkim
Placed on top of a hillock 1800 meters above sea level, it has been named as one of the most amazing hill stations in the country. You will be in awe browsing through the spectacular landscapes of this town.
5. Mumbai, Maharashtra
The Financial Capital of India is also named as the Land of Bollywood or the Maximum City. This city never sleeps; Mumbai offers a timeless and authentic experience that is unparalleled in other parts of the country.
6. Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu
Extremely popular for its rock-cut caves and intricately carved temples, Mahabalipuram is blessed with stunning beaches and timeless shopping experiences for the tourists and its guests.
7. Gokarna in Karnataka
Blessed with mesmerizing landscapes and virgin beaches, Gokarna is the Hindu pilgrimage town, which is the latest feature in the popular water hub places for beach & water lovers.
8. Munnar in Kerala
Munnar is a beautiful hill station, which is placed on the banks of the three rivers namely Periavaru, Nallathanni, and Madupetti. It is popular for its abundant flora and fauna and exotic scenery, tea estates, homemade chocolates, etc.
9. Jaipur in Rajasthan
Jaipur offers majestic, royal, and colorful experiences for tourists and guests. The Pink City as it is popularly known as, has a rich cultural heritage associated with the city.
10. Puri in Orissa
Puri is a beach city that is one of the four pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. Some of the popular attractions here include the Jagannath temple, Konark sun temple, Chilka Lake, etc.
11. Rishikesh in Uttarakhand
Placed on the Himalaya foothills on the intersection of the Ganga and the Chandrabhaga River, Rishikesh is a hub of antique temples and a popular attraction for adventure sports.
12. Bodh Gaya in Bihar
Bodh Gaya is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. This place is popular because Gautama Buddha achieved enlightenment here.
13. Alleppey in Kerala
Alleppey is a small city in God’s own country, Kerala that is popular for its backwaters, temples, beaches, Ayurveda Spa & wellness centers, and boat races.
14. New Delhi NCR
Multiple personalities among the diverse population enjoy the historical monuments, vibrant culture, and awesome shopping malls in the capital city of India.
15. Kolkata in West Bengal
The Cultural capital of India or the City of Joy is inspired by the ruins of the British regime with its Victorian style architecture & nomenclature, trams, and much more.
16. Pune in Maharashtra
An educational hub in India has a great diversity of educational institutes, great restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife, and a very young population.
17. Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu
The southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari is an exotic tourist attraction with its stunning beaches, mesmerizing sunset, the ancient Vivekananda Memorial.
18. Udaipur in Rajasthan
Placed in a beautiful valley that is nestled between 4 lakes, this is often termed as the Kashmir of Rajasthan. Blessed with several ancient palaces and enchanting lakes, this is definitely one of the royal places to visit in India.
19. Manali in Himachal Pradesh
Placed at one of the ends of the Kullu Valley, this is one of the hill stations which stars popular attractions like the Rohtang pass and adventure sports like river rafting, hiking, surfing, and diving.
20. Darjeeling in West Bengal
Darjeeling is a popular tourist attraction, which has become a household favorite to its popular tea estates and plenty of Tibetan influences in their culture, cuisine, and craft.
21. Agra in Uttar Pradesh
Agra offers an enchanting sneak peek into the cultural history of India with architectural marvels such as the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra Fort.
The star attraction on the Western coast of India, Goa is extremely popular for its exotic culture, touristy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and antique Portuguese sculptures and buildings.
23. Hampi in Karnataka
An ancient city, which is stacked with historic ruins. Named in the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its exotic temples, forts, palaces, and other monuments.
24. Madurai in Tamil Nadu
One of the antique cities in India, which was part of the Pandya regime over its entire rich history. Named as the lotus city, which has been earned due to the construction of the city in the form of a lotus.
25. Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh
One of the popular tourist attractions in India that is blessed with ancient temples decorated by sensuous cravings and exotic backdrops.
26. Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh
A hill station in the neighborhood of Dharamshala that is a popular destination for trekkers for its exciting trails that are dying to be explored. The culture has heavy influences from Tibet and the British regime.
27. Jaisalmer in Rajasthan
One of the closest destinations nearer to the Pakistan border, this Golden city is a hot spot for tourists who wish to explore the great Thar Desert in Rajasthan.
28. Kaziranga National Park in Assam
Majority or 2/3rd of the one horned rhinoceros population is housed in the Kaziranga National Park that has been also named in the World Heritage Site.
29. Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh
The holy city of Varanasi is placed on the banks of river Ganga and is one of the holiest cities in India. It houses many ancient temples and holds a religious significance for the Hindus.
30. Shillong in Meghalaya
The capital city of Meghalaya is placed in the lap of nature and offers breathtaking views and exciting sites for exploration to the wanderlust. Some of the popular attractions include Umiam Lake, Maylnnong, Elephant Falls, etc.
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