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Top Tourist Attractions in India

With Greater Himalayas forming the crown of incredible India to the Arabian Sea that washes the shores of the nation in the South and from the golden deserts in the West to the culture and tribes of East, when it comes to tourist attractions in India and places to visit, there is so much to see and do in that could keep even the fussiest of travelers busy.

Attractions in India include mountains, monuments, beaches, tropical islands, jungles, hill stations, temples and an array of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

There is the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra that draws millions of visitors from across the globe, and then there are the resplendent forts and palaces in Rajasthan that is yet another draw.

Serene Backwaters of Kerala, balmy hill stations in Nilgiris and the tiny emerald of Goa renowned for its beaches, parties and nightlife.

For higher calling, there is the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Tirupati Balaji in South and the Vaishno Devi in North.

Group of Monuments also form major attractions in India especially the Khajuraho, Hampi, Halebidu and Mahabalipuram and Konark.

Take your pick from our list of attractions in India to plan your holiday. Be it south, North, East or West, we have compiled the most comprehensive list of things to do in India to help you plan a memorable vacation in India.

Explore 21 Best Tourist Attractions in India

Taj Mahal, Agra – Epitome of Love Taj Mahal, Agra – Epitome of Love

The Taj Mahal of Agra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, for reasons more than just looking resplendent. The glimpses of the monument filled the soul with love and joy. A symbol of love was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his most beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely renowned as "Jewel of Muslim Art" in India.

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Ajanta and Ellora Caves – Ancient Rock-cut Buddhist Caves Ajanta and Ellora Caves – Ancient Rock-cut Buddhist Caves

The Ajanta and Ellora caves are considered to be an excellent example of ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves. Embellished with beautiful structures and paintings, these caves are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These rock-cut caves entirely popular among travelers from all over the globe.

Kerala Backwaters - Venice of the East Kerala Backwaters - Venice of the East

The Kerala Backwaters are considered to be one of the prominent tourist attractions in India. Kerala backwater tours are the awe-inspiring way to enjoy the scenic beauty of unique landscapes. Whenever we hear Kerala our imagination places us in lush green nature and the tall coconut trees. Backwaters being the biggest freshwater source for Kerala are a rich source for flora and fauna.

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Most Exquisite Beaches in Goa

Considered to be one of the finest beach destinations in India, Goa is a top highlight experience offering serene beauty. Lying on the west shore, Goa is one of the smallest states in India and well known for its splendid beaches, scrumptious food, and cultural heritage. It is a paradise for beach lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – Sacred and Soulful City Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – Sacred and Soulful City

World's oldest living city, Varanasi surprises its wanderers in the same gulp. This city is also famous by the name of Kashi. Varanasi is the India of your imagination, situated on the banks of the river Ganges. One of the world's oldest colonized cities and the holiest in Hinduism, Varanasi is a place where pilgrims come to the Ganges to wash away their sins in the sacred waters. The magnificent city is the top tourist attraction among both domestic and international tourists.

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Forts & Palaces in Rajasthan – Blend of Architecture and Culture Forts & Palaces in Rajasthan – Blend of Architecture and Culture

Rajasthan, known formerly by the name Rajputana or the land of the kings. Rajputana houses are amazingly displayed in arts and architecture. The Indian state of Rajasthan is famous for significant Havelis, forts, and palaces. Through these forts and palaces, you can explore the fascinating stories of the legends and their culture. Royal Rajasthan is well known for its spectacular Mahal and temples that are reflections of the glories of the rulers.

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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - The Hill Fort of Jaisal Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - The Hill Fort of Jaisal

Jaisalmer is sometimes called the "Golden City of India. It is the major tourist attraction in India located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is dotted with magnificent lakes, temples, and Havelis. The town lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. No other place better provokes camel safari and desert mystery like Jaisalmer.

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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh – Architectural Wonders Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh – Architectural Wonders

Khajuraho "Group of Monuments" has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its wonderful temples decorated by rich carving. Khajuraho is a brilliant example of Indian architecture and its culture in the medieval period. The region was historically part of many kingdoms and domains. The best part of Khajuraho are these Hindu and Jain temples illustrate the innocent form of love.

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City Palace, Udaipur – A Marble Edifice City Palace, Udaipur – A Marble Edifice

City Palace is popular for its architectural marvel of Rajasthan, located calmly on the banks of Lake Pichola. The City Palace is a wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese architecture. Nestled in the bosom of Aravalli, this granite and marble edifice is one of the main attractions of Udaipur.

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Golden Temple, Amritsar – Blend of Serenity and Spirituality Golden Temple, Amritsar – Blend of Serenity and Spirituality

The Golden Temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib means "Abode of God". It is one of the most spiritual and holiest shrines in Sikhism. The Harmandir Sahib is an open house of worship for all men and women, from all walks of life and faith. Serving as a symbol of fraternity and equality. Thousands of pilgrims come from across the globe to bathe in its holy water.

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Red Fort – Mughal Fort in Delhi Red Fort – Mughal Fort in Delhi

The Red Fort in Delhi is a must-visit place for those who are history lovers. It is a major historical tourist attraction in India. Situated in the center of the city, the main dwelling place of the Mughal dynasty. Formerly known as Quila-e-Mubarak or the blessed fort, lies along the banks of the river Yamuna. The entire fort represents the structural creativity and effulgence of Mughal architecture.

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Gateway of India – Marvelous Architecture of Mumbai Gateway of India – Marvelous Architecture of Mumbai

The Gateway of India is one of the most popular tourist attractions in India. It is an arch- monument built in the twentieth century in the city of Mumbai. The last design of the monument by architect George Wittet was authorized in 1914 and construction was completed in 1924. It is also the beginning point of several ferry services that carry out to the historic Elephanta Caves.

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Amber Fort - Rajput Glory

The Amber Fort was the residence of the Rajput Maharajas and their families, located 11 kilometers from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The Fort is the principal tourist attraction among visitors, situated on the hill ground. It is also known for its elegant style elements. Constructed of red sandstone and marbles allures the tourists from all over the world.

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur – One of the largest fort in India Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur – One of the largest fort in India

The Mehrangarh Fort is considered as one of the biggest forts in India. As the main deity of Rathores was Sun-god that's why the fort was named Mehrangarh where Mehran means sun and Garh means fort. Built with the glistering red sandstone, unbeatable and yet with a strange beauty that beckons. Rudyard Kipling called it "the work of giants". This time, it is one of the best-preserved forts in India.

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Mysore Palace – the Amba Vilas Palace of Mysore Mysore Palace – the Amba Vilas Palace of Mysore

Mysore Palace is a historical palace and a royal residence of the Wadiyar Dynasty. The palace is located in the center of Mysore and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward. Mysore is generally described as the city of palaces. The construction of the Mysore Palace choreographed by the Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiya IV. Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after the Taj Mahal.

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Pangong Lake, Ladakh – Sparkling Blue Lake Pangong Lake, Ladakh – Sparkling Blue Lake

Pangong Tso-Lake is not just the beauty to behold but certain facts that make it more interesting. It is one of the famous pit stops for those who want to explore Ladakh which offers the enchanting beauty of the valley. Pangong Lake in Ladakh is one of the greatest endorheic brackish lakes in the Himalayas. Apart from this, the magnificent beauty of this lake is captivating and peculiar.

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Hampi – The Fascinating Land in Karnataka Hampi – The Fascinating Land in Karnataka

Hampi or Hampe also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located in the depth of hills and valleys of central-east Karnataka. Encircled by several monuments, adorable temples, buzzing street markets, and treasury buildings, Hampi is thrived by a large number of tourists. Famous for its elegantly carved temples especially the Virupaksha Temple, this tourist attraction in India is a historical charm for travelers.

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Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya – A Buddhist Temple Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya – A Buddhist Temple

The Mahabodhi Temple also is known for the "Great Awakening Temple", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, indicating the location where the Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment. The site contains a descendant of the Bodhi tree and has been a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists from over two thousand years.

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Meenakshi Amman Temple Madurai - A Historic Hindu Temple Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

Meenakshi Amman Temple also referred to as a Meenakshi – Sundareshwara Temple. This historic Hindu temple is situated on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai. Meenakshi Temple is dedicated to Parvati known as Meenakshi and her spouse Lord Shiva. It is an important tourist attraction with thousands of devotees visiting the stupa daily.

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Wildlife in India - The Royal Roar Wildlife in India

India is not only just overwhelming in terms of climate, nature, and culture but also dappled one of the popular wildlife destinations among the tourists. The emphasis has not only been protecting wildlife in reserved forests but also developing awareness so the man and animal endure living in peace and harmony. India is reputed to be the home of the finest wildlife and bird sanctuaries. We help you to get down to the famous wildlife attractions of India.

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Statue of Unity, Gujrat - The Symbol of United India Statue of Unity, Gujarat

The Statue of Unity is a tremendous statue of Indian statesman and independence idealist Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, who was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of independent India. The Bronze statue. The Statue of Unity dedicated to the "Iron Man of India". It is the bronze-colored statue of the founding father of the Republic of India stands 182 meters high capturing the attention of the whole world. One of the main attractions to fascinate tourists from worldwide.

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The majestic crown presided by the Himalayas.

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Unexplored secrets guarded by the Himalayas.

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