Top 7 Tourism Places in India

India is a perfect place where you will find a blend of culture, spirituality and modernization. For decades people have been visiting this magnificiant country, below are the top seven destinations for tourists who plan to visit India.

#1 Taj Mahal: Among 7 wonders of the world – This beautiful palace made from white marble, is located in North India in Agra city, Uttar Pradesh (UP) state. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, and has since become the symbol of immortal love, located banks of Yamuna river. The Taj is also one of the largest and most expensive mausoleum built by any man on earth. It took twenty thousand people who worked for for 17 years to complete this magnificent monument. Open from 6 A.M. to 7 P.M. (closed on Mondays).

#2 New Delhi: The capital of India – New Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many empires and has lot of good historic and modern places to see. Among the places of special interest to tourists in Delhi are the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Coronation Durbar Site, Raj Ghat, Jantar Mantar, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Secretariat Building, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Nehru Museum, Rail Transport Museum, International Dolls Museum, the Zoo and Safdarjung’s Tomb.

#3 Goa – Tropical and beach heaven – Goa is an extremely popular spot for international tourists. It has one of the best and cleanest beaches in the country with magnificent monuments including churches. Goa is mostly a Christian state. The climate remains pleasant throughout the year except June through September when it rains a lot due to monsoon. You will find a lot of wooden carvings and furniture, coir mats, straw hats, artifacts, brassware, trinkets, junk jewellery, and souvenirs. Popular Beaches : Anjuna, Varca, Baga, Dona Paula , Calanjute and Covla beaches. Goa is located in Western India.

#4 Rajasthan – City of Royal Forts – Rajasthan is the most colorful region in India exhibiting splendor and royalty in every walk of life. It is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces, waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. No other region in the country assembles as many paradoxes of India as does the desert land of Rajasthan. Popular attractions – Palace on wheels, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort , Jaisalmer Fort , Lalgarh Palace, The Lake Palace, Jal Mahal ad much more. Rajasthan is located in North west India.

#5 Amritsar-Golden Temple- Amritsar city is one of the major cities of the Sikh religion in North India. The Golden Temple is the sacred shrine. All the gold and exquisite marble work were conducted under the patronage of Ranjit Singh, Maharaja of the Sikh Kingdom of the Punjab. Anyone who wants to enter may do so, irrespective of religion, colour, creed or sex. The only restrictions are that the person must not drink alcohol, eat meat or smoke cigarettes or other drugs while in the shrine.

#6 Himalayas – The great Indian mountain range – Himalayas are located in North India spanning in states of Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Snow capped mountain peaks running through Kashmir have earned the state the name ‘jannat’ or heaven. The Himalayas have also resulted in Kashmir turning into a major hub for mountaineering and trekking. Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh have many picturesque hill stations. The Himalayas in Uttaranchal are visited or pilgrimage, adventure and holidaying. Himalayan ranges of Arunachal Pradesh have to be seen in their most virgin form, one must visit India’s far eastern state. Buddhism has also flourished in Sikkim Himalayas in a big way.

#7 Khajuraho – Exotic Temples Tours in India – The intricately done carvings are highly erotic and sensual and are regarded as manifestations of human love and other emotions. Instead of depicting sensuality as a degraded emotion, the art forms raise it to a higher level to show them as an integral part of human relationships. The temples were constructed by the powerful Chandela rulers of the place during the 9th and 10th century B.C. Khajuraho is located in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Other top destinations include – Palace on Wheels trains ride, Pushkar Fair, Kerala, Wildlife Parks & Sanctuaries and more.

Source by Swati A

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