Which Region Is Right for You?

India's Top Historical Destinations

Romantic Indian Destinations

India's Top Hill Stations

India's Top National Parks

The Best Beaches in India

India's Best Backpacker Spots

India's Most Spiritual Destinations

The Best Luxury Spas in India

India Off the Beaten Path

India for Adventure Travelers

Where to Experience Rural India

The Top Things to Do in India

Palaces & Forts in India

India's Best Surfing Beaches

Volunteer on a Budget in India

7 Cool Sound & Light Shows

India's Most Popular Festivals

India's Best Bike Tours

See India by Motorcycle

India's Top Tribal Tours

Offbeat Tours to Take in India

India's Best Homestays

Palace Hotels in India

India's Coolest Treehouse Hotels

Top Wildlife & Jungle Lodges

The Best Hostels in India

Best Budget Hotels in India

Transport in India: An Overview

India's Major Airports

India's Best Airlines

Domestic Airlines in India

Hiring a Car & Driver in India

Your Intro to Indian Railways

Travel Classes on Indian Trains

How to Reserve a Train Ticket

How to Find & Board Your Train

Tips for Train Travel in India

India's Scenic Toy Trains

12 Indian Etiquette Don'ts

The Top 10 Indian Stereotypes

Tipping in India

What Does the Head Shake Mean?

9 Challenges You'll Face in India

How to Avoid Culture Shock

Top 5 Monsoon Health Concerns

Voltage Information for India

How to Use Your Cell Phone

How to Say Hello in Hindi

Often Misunderstood Hindi Terms

Hindi Language Books

Most Common Indian Scams

How to Handle Begging in India

How to Spot Fake Indian Currency

What to Buy in India

How to Buy a Sari in India

How to Bargain at Indian Markets

How to Get an Indian Visa

India's Visa Types, Explained

Applying for an E-Visa

India's Climate & Seasons

Monsoon in India

Your Essential Packing List

Things to Buy Before You Go

What to Pack for Monsoon

The Best India Guidebooks

How to Save on Your India Trip

The Top Destinations in India

The Most Iconic Sights in India

16 Best Tourist Destinations in India

Destinations in India to Experience the Country's Diverse Charm

india map with tourist destinations

TripSavvy / Faye Strassle

Ah, it's so hard to choose! What are the best tourist places in India? A lot of the time, it comes down to personal preference. However, some places to visit in India remain perennially more popular than others. These are among the best destinations in India.

Want to know more about India's top destinations? Take a look at this India travel planner and this guide to the top India tourist places by region. If you'd like to explore beyond India's popular tourist attractions, here are 12 of the best places to visit in India off the beaten track to inspire you!

Also read: Safety issues at top tourist places in India to be prepared for problems you may encounter.

Best for Monuments: Delhi

Most first time travelers to India usually land in Delhi, India's capital city. It can be quite a culture shock . The city is primed to take advantage of unsuspecting tourists. However, bear with it! Delhi's top attractions feature spellbinding mosques, forts, and monuments left over from the Mughal rulers that once occupied the city. Many of these are set in beautiful landscaped gardens that are perfect for relaxing. And the crumbling old city of Old Delhi is a fascinating, albeit chaotic, place to explore. Plan your trip there with this Delhi city guide.

Best Iconic: Taj Mahal

Nora Carol Photography/Getty Images

A part of India's popular Golden Triangle tourist circuit , Agra is best known for the Taj Mahal. Enough said really. It's India's most iconic monument and one of the top historical attractions.   For that reason, it's impossible to leave it off the list. (While you're there, why not get off the beaten track and visit some attractions around Agra as well?). Make sure you read this comprehensive guide to Agra and the Taj Mahal before you go.

Best Temple: Golden Temple

Amritsar is home to one of India's most notable landmarks -- the Golden Temple. It was founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh guru. It’s the spiritual capital of the Sikhs and gained its name, meaning "Holy Pool of Nectar", from the body of water around the Golden Temple. The exquisite Golden Temple attracts pilgrims from all over the world and the number of visitors it gets rivals that of the Taj Mahal! It looks particularly arresting at night when it’s beautifully lit up, with its imposing gold dome illuminated. This guide to Amritsar and Golden Temple has more details.

Best Regal Splendor: Udaipur

Ah, Udaipur! Famed city of lakes and palaces, and the most romantic city in India. A must-visit for the ability to immerse yourself in regal splendor. The royal family has converted much of the sprawling City Palace into a museum , housing priceless memorabilia. It provides an extraordinary opportunity to take a look into their lives. Another attractive thing about Udaipur is that it offers great value! There are so many inexpensive yet atmospheric hotels overlooking the lake to stay in. Or, stay in the City Palace Complex itself, at the Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel or Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel.

Best Ruins: Hampi

Hampi is, not surprisingly, one of the most popular places to visit in Karnataka. There you'll find the captivating ruins of Vijayanagar, the last capital of one of the greatest Hindu kingdoms in not only the state but in India’s history. The ruins are intriguingly intermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape. An incredible energy can be found at Hampi. Its laid-back vibe attracts plenty of travelers who like to stay a while and chill out. The New York Times included Hampi on its list of 52 Places to Go in 2019 , so get there fast before everyone else! Have a read of this handy Hampi travel guide for more information.

Best for History and Architecture: Ajanta and Ellora Caves

TripSavvy / Anna Haines

Among the top caves in India , the ancient and awe-inspiring Ajanta and Ellora caves have been hand-carved into hillside rock quite in the middle of nowhere near Aurangabad in northern Maharashtra. These caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 34 of them at Ellora, dating from between the 6th and 11th centuries AD. They're a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain caves. The caves at Ajanta are all Buddhist caves. There are 29 of them, dating from the 2nd century BC to 6th century AD. Words can't describe how magnificent they all are.

Best for Spirituality: Varanasi

Varanasi, one of the top spiritual places in India, is a city quite unlike any other. This mystical holy city openly reveals its rituals along the many riverside ghats, which are used for everything from bathing to burning the bodies of the dead. Indeed, Varanasi is a confronting and rather dirty city (although it has been cleaned up a lot in recent years). However, it provides invaluable insight into ancient traditions in India. Two highlights are wandering along the riverside ghats and attending the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony. Here's a Varanasi travel guide to help you plan your trip.

Best for Culture: Kolkata

WIN-Initiative/Getty Images

Kolkata , the capital of West Bengal, is a fascinating but underrated city that unfortunately all too often gets overlooked by tourists. Those who are most keen on history, experiential travel, and day-to-day life will appreciate what it has to offer though. Look past its crumbling buildings and you'll discover delicious distinctive Bengali cuisine , interesting places to shop , diverse neighborhoods , and engaging heritage . The city's biggest festival, Durga Puja , is worth experiencing as well! Take a look at these evocative photos of Kolkata for inspiration.

Best for South Indian Culture: Madurai

Olaf Kruger/Getty Images

Madurai, in Tamil Nadu , has the most impressive temple in South India -- the Meenakshi Temple . If you only see one of South India's temples , the Meenakshi Temple should be it. The city of Madurai is more than 4,000 years old, and has remained a major center for Tamil culture and learning. The 12 day Chithirai Festival , featuring a re-enacted celestial wedding of God and Goddess, is held in Madurai during April each year. Here's what else to see and do in Madurai.

Best for Tribal Culture: Northeast India

Tourists are often surprised to discover that there are many different tribes in India . In fact, along with Africa, India has the largest tribal population in the world. Many of them inhabit India's remote Northeast region and they generally welcome visitors. One of the best ways to experience their culture is to attend one of their tribal festivals , such as the renowned Hornbill Festival. Otherwise, reputable local companies such as Greener Pastures and Holiday Scout conduct responsible tribal tours.

Best for Relaxation: Kerala Backwaters

One of the must-do things in Kerala , a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala backwaters is so tranquil and relaxing. The lush green landscape, and houses and villages that line the backwaters make a journey along these waterways seem like a journey through another world. Freshly cooked Indian food and chilled beer on board the boat make the experience even more enjoyable. Don't miss it! Here's how to best visit the Kerala Backwaters.

Best for Beaches: Goa

Westend61/Getty Images

India's top beach destination, Goa lures visitors with the promise of parties and lazy days by the sea. However, there's more to Goa than just hedonism. The state also offers an eclectic blend of history, nature, culture , and adventure activities . It's divided into north and south Goa, with the north being more developed and action-packed. If you're looking for quiet beaches, head south! However, each beach has its own character. This  Goa beach guide will help you choose the beach that's right for you. Check out these gorgeous Goa beach huts as well.

Best for Wildlife: Kanha National Park

India has so many national parks, it's hard to choose the best wildlife destination. However, the jungles of Madhya Pradesh do stand out, Kanha National Park in particular. It's one of the largest national parks in India and it provided the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, The Jungle Book . The park is highly regarded for its research and conservation programs. Numerous activities, such as nature walks, are possible in the buffer zone as well as safaris into the core area twice a day. Tiger sightings are regular there too! Want to visit more than one national park in Madhya Pradesh ? Bandhavgarh is also popular.

Best for Adventure: Spiti

Himanshu Khagta/Getty Images

The high-altitude alpine desert landscape of remote Spiti, in Himachal Pradesh, provides ample options for adventure enthusiasts. These include mountain biking, hiking and trekking, tracking wildlife, and yak safaris. Spiti's remarkable landscape is scattered with small villages and monasteries, and enclosed by soaring peaks crowned with snow. Take a look at these spectacular photos of the Spiti Valley . Spiti can be reached by road from Manali or Shimla. This ultimate Spiti travel planner will help you organize your trip.

Best Offbeat: Kutch Region of Gujarat

Referred to as India's "Wild West", the Kutch region of Gujarat is an immense stretch of largely barren and harsh desert landscape bordering Pakistan. Much of Kutch consists of seasonal wetlands known as the Great Rann of Kutch (famous for its salt desert) and smaller Little Rann of Kutch (famous for its Wild Ass Sanctuary ). The region is also celebrated for the vibrant handicrafts made by its talented artisan villagers, and the seaside port town of Mandvi where there's a remarkable 400 year-old ship building yard.

Best Up and Coming: Odisha

Odisha has tremendous potential as a tourist destination and will undoubtedly attract more visitors when adequate infrastructure is developed. Until then, you can enjoy the serenity in this lesser-known state on the east coast of India. Attractions include the unusual Konark Sun Temple , massive annual Ratha Jatra festival in Puri , the Diamond Triangle of sacred Buddhist sites , the wetlands at Mangalajodi where migratory birds can be seen close-up, handicraft villages , classical music and dance festivals , and a multitude of ancient temples . Still not sure if you want to go there? Here are even more places to visit in Odisha and the capital city Bhubaneswar .

India Travel: Issues to Know at Top Tourist Places

17 Top Tourist Places to Visit in Rajasthan

20 Top Things to Do in Diverse India

The Ultimate Guide to the Taj Mahal in India

Your Ultimate Trip to India: The Complete Guide

15 Top Tourist Places to Visit in North India

Guide to the Best Budget Hotels in India

6 Romantic Hotels and Honeymoon Places in India

14 Famous Forts and Palaces in India that You Must See

Top 12 Attractions and Places to Visit in Mumbai

13 Exceptional Homestays in India

15 Top Tourist Places to Visit in South India

12 Top Historical Places in India You Must Visit

Guide to Popular Tourist Sites in India by Region

15 of the Best Offbeat Places to Visit in India

22 Caves in India for History, Adventure and Spirituality

Touropia Logo

Touropia Travel Experts

Tours & Top Tens

10 Best Places to Visit in India

Last updated on February 5, 2024 by Vanessa Holmes - 5 Comments

India is an enormous and diverse destination. Bordered by Pakistan, China , Nepal , Bhutan, Sri Lanka , Bangladesh and Myanmar , not to mention the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, means that there are many different sides to the country.

More than 20 official languages, multiple religions and a variety of cuisines exist within India’s borders. To truly experience the breadth of Indian culture and history, travel is key. Head to as many of these best places to visit in Indias as your itinerary allows.

10. Mysore [SEE MAP]

Mysore

In the southern tip of India, you’ll find the city of Mysore. Once the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty, Mysore is best known for housing the magnificent Mysore Palace. The palace is the epitome of opulence, and a tour through the structure will reveal upscale touches like carved rosewood doors, ceilings decorated in ivory and countless paintings on the walls.

If you’re in Mysore, you won’t want to miss the incredible Devaraja Market, an outdoor experience on Dhanwanthri Road where you can buy some chai tea and then browse stalls offering produce or sandalwood carvings.

9. Amritsar [SEE MAP]

Amritsar

In the northern province of Punjab is Amritsar, a holy city and a mecca for the Sikh religion. The main attraction in Amritsar is the Golden Temple, also known as the Harmandir Sahib. Built more than 400 years ago, this temple truly is golden, and it is always packed with Sikhs visiting from around India and the rest of the world.

You can tour the Golden Temple regardless of religion, but you will need to show respect by covering your head and removing your shoes. Enter the temple through the Ghanta Ghar, the main entrance, and admire the Amrit Sarovar, a pool surrounding the temple where pilgrims bathe.

8. Ladakh [SEE MAP]

Ladakh

In northernmost India, in the heavily disputed Kashmir region, is the mountainous destination of Ladakh. This region is large, but it has a low population density and a number of nomadic residents. Breathtaking, pristine scenery is a major draw to the area, but virtually all travelers will also spend time in the town of Leh.

The town is located at a very high elevation, and it is also home to the 17th century Palace of the King of Ladakh. Buddhist culture is also prominent in Leh, and you may wish to explore some of the many Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Old Town.

7. Goa Beaches [SEE MAP]

Goa Beaches

On the western coast of India is Goa, a former colony of Portugal that blends Indian culture with colonial influences and plenty of international tourism. Goa is popular largely because of its spectacular beaches.

The busiest and most popular of all is Candolim Beach, where travelers from around the world flock to soak up the sun. Anjuna Beach, by contrast, is far less crowded. It is also an amazing place where you can walk to Chapora Fort and admire the sandy coastline from a new perspective.

Palolem is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Goa with it’s natural bay surrounded by lofty headlands on either sides. Goa is widely loved by adventurers, and recreational activities are plentiful for those eager for some fun in the sun.

6. Delhi [SEE MAP]

Delhi

If you’re spending any time in Northern India, you will almost certainly visit the capital city of Delhi. The enormous sprawling destination is home to several districts, and it is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world. One of the top sights in Delhi is the Red Fort, or Lal Qila, which was built in the 17th century.

The Red Fort is made from sandstone, and you will be able to walk through its Lahore Gate, into the bazaar, through the jewel palace and even into the former residence of the sultan. While in Delhi, you should also make time for the many museums and religious structures that make up the city.

5. Ellora & Ajanta Caves [SEE MAP]

Ellora & Ajanta Caves

In the state of Maharashtra, you can explore the caves of both Ellora and Ajanta. At Ellora, there is an enormous complex of shrines carved from the rocky landscape. These 34 cave shrines are up to 1,500 years old, and they are from three distinct religions: Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.

Two hours away is Ajanta, which is also home to 29 caves. The Ajanta caves are covered in murals and paintings, most of which reflect Buddhist stories. While the two cave complexes are two hours away from one another, it is well worth visiting both to compare these incredible attractions.

4. Varanasi [SEE MAP]

Varanasi

With a history dating back to more than 3,000 years, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest living cities. Located in North India on the banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi has been an important center of learning for ages as well as a chief pilgrimage destination for many Hindus.

Varanasi is regarded as a sacred city among Hindus, Jains and Buddhists because it is believed that dying here releases a person’s soul from the cycle of reincarnation, and that bathing in the River Ganges cleanses one’s sins.

Varanasi offers sights and experiences unknown anywhere else in the world. It is nicknamed the “City of Temples” because of its thousands of temples. Some of the most significant are the Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Shiva, the Durga Temple and the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, which is known for housing numerous monkeys.

Probably the most famous sites of the city are the ghats, the series of embankment steps leading down to the Ganges River, where many people gather to bathe. The oldest and main ghat is the Dashashwamedh Ghat. The Manikarnika Ghat is a burning ghat where Hindu cremations and rituals of death anniversaries are frequently held. Yoga, shaves and massages are other activities available here. The best way to see the ghats is by taking a morning boat ride at sunrise.

Silk weaving is popular in Varanasi, and there are scores of shops and markets selling silk products like sarees and scarves in addition to other handicrafts.

3. Kerala [SEE MAP]

Kerala

The southwestern state of India known as Kerala is a place of tropical beauty. Palm trees, white sand beaches and eco-tourism are all big reasons to explore the region. Besides its famous backwaters, elegant houseboats and temple festivals, Kerala is also home to Thekkady, a tiger preserve which allows you to admire flora and fauna without crowds.

The hub of Kerala is the city of Kochi, where you can see the local fishing industry thriving along with modern high-rises and colonial architecture. Kochi is ethnically and religiously diverse, and in a single afternoon you can explore a Jewish synagogue, a Dutch palace, the Portuguese Pallipuram Fort and the Hindu Thrikkakara Temple.

2. Agra [SEE MAP]

Agra

Agra is one of the most-visited cities in all of India. Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra is now home to the iconic structure known as the Taj Mahal. The white marble mausoleum was built in the 17th century, and it is widely regarded as a monument of love.

While spectacularly beautiful, the Taj Majal can be very crowded. Also worth seeing in Agra is the Agra Fort, which is very similar to the Red Fort of Delhi. You can tour this 16th century fort and even explore the interior of its beautiful palace.

1. Rajasthan [SEE MAP]

#1 of Best Places To Visit In India

Northwest India is where you’ll find the state of Rajasthan , which borders Pakistan and is home to the Thar Desert. Whether you’re interested in Rajput history or views of the Aravallis Mountains, Rajasthan contains some of the best places to visit in India. Jaipur, or the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan and a wonderful place to begin your trip.

It is home to an array of incredible architecture, including three forts, many temples and the extraordinary City Palace. Also in Rajasthan and worth visiting is Jodhpur, the so-called Blue City that is the gateway to the Thar Desert as well as the home to the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort.

Map of India

India map

India Travel Video

Share this post:.

india map with tourist destinations

10 Most Amazing Temples in India

india map with tourist destinations

27 Top Tourist Attractions in India

Regions of India

17 Most Beautiful Regions of India

india map with tourist destinations

7 Amazing Jain Temples in India

india map with tourist destinations

17 Best Cities to Visit in India

india map with tourist destinations

10 Best Places to Visit in Rajasthan

india map with tourist destinations

Where to Stay in Goa: Best Towns & Hotels

india map with tourist destinations

Discover the Ancient Ellora Caves in India

Best Places to Visit in Mongolia

10 Best Places to Visit in Mongolia

india map with tourist destinations

Visit Meroë: The Mysterious Pyramids of Sudan

Reader interactions.

' src=

October 26, 2023 at 9:00 am

I love India very much. Hoping to visit next year

' src=

October 28, 2020 at 6:22 am

Very helpful and informative. Planning to visit some places, it helped me a lot. Thankyou

' src=

April 13, 2020 at 4:53 am

Kerala is absolutely beautiful! I went on a houseboat and it was absolutely amazing, and the beautiful nature was mesmerising. Also the food is delicous!

' src=

September 24, 2019 at 5:59 am

Some of my most favorite places to visit in India. Agra and Jaipur are historical places, as Agra is known for Taj Mahal and Rajasthan because of the forts and temples. In short, all the places has its own importance. Your blog is very informative, I really liked it.

' src=

August 10, 2018 at 2:57 am

Rajasthan is the best place to visit according to me as I am interested in visiting forts and I like the Rajasthani culture the most. And other places I want to visit are:- Goa, Allepey, nainital, Shirdi, Coorg, Ooty etc.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed .

Taj Mahal

© Sylwia Bartyzel

india map with tourist destinations

Check out this year's Best in Travel winners

With its sumptuous mix of traditions, spiritual beliefs, festivals, architecture and landscapes, India will set your memories ablaze long after you've left its shores.

Best Time to Visit

Best places to visit, leave the planning to a local expert.

Experience the real India. Let a local expert handle the planning for you.

Attractions

Must-see attractions for your itinerary.

Mehrangarh Fort.

Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a rocky hill that itself stands 120m above Jodhpur’s skyline, Mehrangarh is one of the most magnificent forts in…

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Poet Rabindranath Tagore described it as 'a teardrop on the cheek of eternity'; Rudyard Kipling as 'the embodiment of all things pure'; while its creator,…

City Palace architecture

City Palace

A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the centre of the Old City. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh…

India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Amber Fort

Eastern Rajasthan

This magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main…

Carved wheel of the Sun Temple at Konark.

Conceived as the cosmic chariot of the sun god Surya, this massive, breathtakingly splendid temple was constructed in the mid-13th century, probably by…

india map with tourist destinations

Brihadeeshwara Temple

Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Come here twice: in the morning, when the honey-hued granite begins to assert its dominance over the white dawn sunshine, and in the evening, when the…

Golden Temple

Golden Temple

The legendary Golden Temple is actually just a small part of this huge gurdwara complex, known to Sikhs as Harmandir Sahib. Spiritually, the focus of…

Dilkhusha (Tomb of Muhammad Quli Khan)

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

There are extraordinary riches scattered around Mehrauli, with more than 440 monuments – from the 10th century to the British era – dotting a forest and…

Top picks from our travel experts

The 22 best things to do in india.

Dashashwamedh Ghat

Dashashwamedh Ghat

Varanasi’s liveliest and most colourful ghat. The name indicates that Brahma sacrificed (medh) 10 (das) horses (aswa) here. In spite of the persistent…

A beautiful street in the Chandni Chowk area, one of the oldest ones in Delhi.

Chandni Chowk

Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Old Delhi’s main drag is lined by Jain, Hindu and Sikh temples, plus a church, with the Fatehpuri Masjid at one end. Tree-lined and elegant in Mughal…

Indian one-horned rhinoceros (rhino), Rhinoceros unicornis, with calf, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India, Asia

Kaziranga National Park

The park’s 2400 one-horned rhinos represent about two-thirds of the world’s total population (in 1904, there were only 200). Kaziranga offers popular 4WD…

Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

West Bengal

The 2585-sq-km Sundarbans Tiger Reserve has 100-plus Royal Bengal tigers lurking in its impenetrable mangrove forests and sometimes swimming its delta…

Amrit Sarovar

Amrit Sarovar

Spiritually, the focus of attention within the Golden Temple Complex is the tank that surrounds the gleaming central shrine. Known as the Amrit Sarovar,…

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park

This park covers 880 sq km and was once the Mysore maharajas’ private wildlife reserve. It's noted for herds of gaurs (Indian bison), chitals (spotted…

Devaraja Market

Devaraja Market

Mysuru (Mysore)

Dating from Tipu Sultan’s reign, this huge and very lively bazaar has local traders selling traditional items such as flower garlands, incense, spices and…

Vittala Temple

Vittala Temple

Hampi's most exquisite structure, the 16th-century Vittala Temple stands amid boulders 2.5km from Hampi Bazaar. Work possibly started on the temple during…

x-default

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

The Western Ghats

In the foothills of the Nilgiris, this newly enlarged 765-sq-km wildlife reserve is like a classical Indian landscape painting given life, with chital…

india map with tourist destinations

Dudhsagar Falls

Panaji & Central Goa

Situated in the far southeastern corner of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa’s most impressive waterfall splashes down just west of the border…

500px Photo ID: 130892773 - Photographed at Assi Ghat, Varanasi

The furthest south of the main ghats and one of the biggest, Assi Ghat is particularly important as the River Assi meets the Ganges near here and pilgrims…

Boats on River Ganges

Manikarnika Ghat

Manikarnika Ghat, the main burning ghat, is the most auspicious place for a Hindu to be cremated. Dead bodies are handled by outcasts known as doms, and…

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park

West of the Kabini River is the 643-sq-km wildlife sanctuary of Nagarhole National Park (pronounced nag-ar-hole-eh). The lush forests here are home to…

Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

The entrance to Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible from Molem and, with an area of 240 sq km, this is the largest of Goa’s four…

Airavatesvara Temple

Airavatesvara Temple

Three kilometres west of Kumbakonam, this late-Chola Shiva temple was constructed by Raja Raja II (1146–73). The steps of Rajagambhira Hall are carved…

Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park covers the roadless villages of Rumbak and Yurutse, the whole Markha Valley, and the passes and access trails to Stok trekking point…

Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple

The focal point of Hampi Bazaar is this temple, one of the city’s oldest structures, and Hampi’s only remaining working temple. The main gopuram (gateway)…

Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple

Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple

The temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram ('City of the Chola who Conquered the Ganges'), 35km north of Kumbakonam, is dedicated to Shiva. It was built by…

Pench Tiger Reserve

Pench Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

Pench is made up mostly of teak-tree forest rather than sal, and so has a different flavour from nearby Kanha or Bandhavgarh. It also sees fewer tourists …

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India, Asia, Indian Sub-Continent

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh is the king of the jungle when it comes to tiger parks, and Kanha is its most famous. The forests are vast, and while your chances of…

Itimad-ud-Daulah

Itimad-ud-Daulah

Nicknamed the Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mizra Ghiyas Beg should not be missed. This Persian nobleman was Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather and Emperor…

Corbett Tiger Reserve

Corbett Tiger Reserve

Uttarakhand

This famous reserve was established in 1936 as India’s first national park. Originally called Hailey National Park, then Ramganga National Park, it was…

Stok Gompa

Around 2km south of the palace, Stok's small monastery has some crumbling old stupas, but the dominant feature, 200m above, is its huge 21m-tall gilded…

Hemis Gompa

Hemis Gompa

This expansive, 17th-century monastery is the spiritual centre of Ladakh’s Drukpa Buddhists; it was the fifth Gyaling Drukpa who founded Hemis after…

Thiksey Gompa

Thiksey Gompa

Glorious Thiksey Gompa is one of Ladakh’s biggest and most recognisable monasteries, photogenically cascading down a raised rocky promontory. At its heart…

Panna Tiger Reserve

Panna Tiger Reserve

Tigers are making a comeback after being reintroduced in 2009 to Panna Tiger Reserve from other Madhya Pradesh reserves; there are now thought to be more…

Kuldhara Village

Kuldhara Village

This abandoned village is 19km west of Jaisalmer, 6km south of the Sam road. It was abandoned by its Paliwal Brahmin inhabitants – just like the area’s 83…

Sam Sand Dunes

Sam Sand Dunes

The silky Sam dunes, 41km west of Jaisalmer along a good sealed road, are one of the most popular excursions from the city. About 2km long, the dunes are…

Jagannath Mandir

Jagannath Mandir

This mighty temple is home to Jagannath (Lord of the Universe), an incarnation of Vishnu. Built in its present form in 1198, the temple – closed to non…

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

If your only reason for visiting a tiger reserve in India is to see a tiger, look no further. A couple of days at Bandhavgarh should net you a tiger…

Wah Tea Estate

Wah Tea Estate

Himachal Pradesh

One of the Kangra Valley's oldest tea estates, Wah has been continuously cultivating since 1857. Half-hour visits let you walk through tea and herb…

x-default

Gir National Park

Gujarat & Diu

Early-morning sunlight filters through the leaves and shadows skittle through the undergrowth. Suddenly, the silence is broken by the high-pitched alarm…

Aina Mahal

Kachchh (Kutch)

This beautiful palace, built in 1752 and part of the Darbargadh palace complex, lost its top storey in the 2001 earthquake, but the lower floor is open,…

500px Photo ID: 71843661 - Jaisalmer is a unique place, with the majority of the population of the dusty desert town still residing inside the centuries old fort. Making it the Living Fort. Cars, bikes can be driven inside the narrow lanes of the fort. At one point one gets to see an old ruin and  standing tall next to it is a Harley Davidson at the entrance of one of the many Fort restaurants.

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer’s fort is a living urban centre, with about 3000 people residing within its walls. It is honeycombed with narrow winding lanes, lined with…

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Maharashtra

One of the best places to see tigers in India, the seldom-visited Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, 150km south of Nagpur, is now much more accessible thanks…

Guru-Ka-Langar

Guru-Ka-Langar

At the southeast end of the Golden Temple Complex is the Guru-Ka-Langar, an enormous dining room where an estimated 100,000 pilgrims come to eat every day…

Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh

One of the many forts built by Rana Kumbha (r 1433–68), under whom Mewar reached its greatest extents, this isolated fort with a derelict palace is…

Yungdrung Gompa

Yungdrung Gompa

Lamayuru's gompa is one of the most photogenic Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh. Behind glass within the gompa’s main prayer hall is a tiny cave-niche in…

Taj Mahal viewed from Methab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh

This park, originally built by Emperor Babur as the last in a series of 11 parks on the Yamuna’s east bank (long before the Taj was conceived), fell into…

Planning Tools

Expert guidance to help you plan your trip.

Best Things to Do

The scale of India is staggering – where to begin in this magical country? Don't worry, we've done the planning for you with our list of top things to do.

Things to Know

India's overwhelming size and diversity can be a lot for first-time visitors. Make it easier with our tips on what you need to know before you go.

Transportation

The sheer scale of India can be overwhelming. Find your way around with our tips on train tickets, bus services and accessible transportation.

Visa Requirements

India is an incredible country with so much to offer travelers. Ensure you breeze across the border with our guide to its visa requirements.

Money and Costs

India is one of the most affordable countries in the world to visit. Make your money go even further with these budget friendly tips.

Best Road Trips

The vast expanse of India has infinite incredible experiences awaiting you. See this beautiful nation on your schedule on one of our top road trips.

Traveling with Kids

The incredible sights, sounds and smells in India mean your little ones will never be bored for long. Here's how best to visit India with tots in tow.

Accessibility

Led by India-based Planet Abled, people with various disabilities and those without disabilities travel side by side.

Plan with a local

Experience the real India

Let a local expert craft your dream trip.

india map with tourist destinations

Latest stories from India

Filter by interest:

  • All Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art & Culture
  • Beaches, Coasts & Islands
  • Food & Drink

india map with tourist destinations

Destination Practicalities

Dec 20, 2023 • 7 min read

Indian teenagers friends enjoying Indian food outdoor shoot

Dec 20, 2023 • 11 min read

india map with tourist destinations

Dec 17, 2023 • 22 min read

Passengers board trains at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajTerminus

Dec 16, 2023 • 12 min read

india map with tourist destinations

Dec 15, 2023 • 17 min read

india map with tourist destinations

Dec 15, 2023 • 14 min read

Indian women covered in colourful powder for Holi Festival in Jaipur.

Dec 13, 2023 • 7 min read

india map with tourist destinations

Dec 12, 2023 • 12 min read

1409035632

Dec 12, 2023 • 11 min read

india map with tourist destinations

Dec 11, 2023 • 14 min read

in partnership with getyourguide

Book popular activities in India

Purchase our award-winning guidebooks.

Get to the heart of India with one of our in-depth, award-winning guidebooks, covering maps, itineraries, and expert guidance.

India and beyond

Visitors explore the Kailasa Temple (Cave 16) inside the Ellora Caves complex.

Best Places to Visit in India - Tourist Places in India

List of best tourist places to visit in india, here is the list of 76 best places to visit in india - tourist places in india, 1. kashmir - paradise on earth.

Kashmir - Paradise on Earth

Known For : Dal Lake Gulmarg Gondola Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden

Popularly referred to as the " Paradise on Earth, " Kashmir is a breathtaking region in northwestern India. Historically part of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir , Jammu & Kashmir was declared a Union Territory in 2019. The major cities in the Kashmir Valley include Srinagar, Gulmarg, Anantnag, and Baramulla. Nestled in the Himalayan, Pir Panjal and Karakoram mountain ranges, it is known for its scenic splendor, snow-capped mountains, plentiful wildlife, exquisite monuments, hospitable people, and local people handicrafts.

34 Kashmir Attractions

2. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth

Known For : Dal Lake Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden Shankaracharya Temple

Famously known as 'Heaven on Earth', Srinagar is every bit the epitome of paradise on earth. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, lies on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round, contributing to the perpetual influx of tourists visiting this city which offers a plethora of gorgeous scenic vistas.

Best Time: April to October

56 Srinagar Attractions

3. Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station

Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station

Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Atukkad Waterfalls Munnar Tea Plantations

The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats and is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world's largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Best Time: September to May

51 Munnar Attractions

4. Andaman & Nicobar Islands - Blue seas, virgin islands and colonial past

Andaman & Nicobar Islands - Blue seas, virgin islands and colonial past

Known For : Cellular Jail Scuba Diving In Andaman Radhanagar Beach

Lagoons of crystal clear water and scenic beaches topped with a little bit of history make Andaman and Nicobar one of the most perfect choices for an enjoyable, laid-back holiday where you can go on long treks, laze around in the backwaters of the island, or if you're feeling a little more adventurous, even go for a bit of deep sea diving. From the pristine, untouched beaches of Neil and Havelock Islands to the bustling town of Port Blair, the Andamans have something to offer to every tourist.

Best Time: October to Jun

81 Andaman Attractions

India Travel Packages

Compare quotes from upto 3 travel agents for free

5 Days Trip in India: Alleppey, Kovalam & Munnar

Shimla Manali Dharamshala Dalhousie Tour Package - Day trip to Khajjiar

Kashmir tour package 9 days with gondola ride, udaipur jaisalmer tour package: luxury rajasthan edition, sikkim tour package for 7 days - rafting, india tour package of golden triangle with jaisalmer, 5. jaisalmer, rajasthan - the golden city.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - The Golden City

Known For : Jaisalmer Fort Desert Safari in Jaisalmer Gadisar Lake

Situated close to the Pakistan Border, Jaisalmer is a major tourist spot located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan in India. It is called the 'golden city' due to its bounteous golden dunes flowing in the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is adorned with lakes, ornate Jain temples, havelis and castles clad in golden yellowish sandstone. Climb on to the camel saddle and make your way through this desert or camp under the night sky in this golden land for an unforgettable experience.

Best Time: October to March

39 Jaisalmer Attractions

6. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tiger Hill Batasia Loop

Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerising sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, Darjeeling is nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations boasting of cool climes all year round. This hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon and is just around 700 kilometres away from Kolkata.

Best Time: February to March, September to December

26 Darjeeling Attractions

7. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

Known For : Nathula Pass MG Road, Gangtok Tsomgo Lake

Extremely alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital city of the Sikkim can also give you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at a distant skyline. The pristine hill station nestled in mountains and clouds is also a base for a whole lot of trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. The mesmerising prismatic beauty and the beautiful winding hill roads are even more breathtaking if seen from a bird’s eye view in a cable car.

Best Time: Throughout the year

33 Gangtok Attractions

8. Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

Known For : Umiam Lake Elephant Falls Laitlum Canyons

A beautiful city encircled by pine trees, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. Known as the 'Scotland of the East', it derives its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the Shillong Peak. Standing as tall as 1496 meters, Shillong provides a relief from the heat across the country. The light drizzles and the cooling gentle wind adds to the joy of visiting this hill station. One can find descendants of the Khyrim, Mylliem, Maharam, Mallaisohmat, Bhowal and Langrim tribes.

33 Shillong Attractions

9. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon Capital

Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon Capital

Known For : Hidimba Temple Solang Valley Manu Temple

Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness -  Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty.

Best Time: October to June

51 Manali Attractions

10. Udaipur, Rajasthan - The City of Lakes

Udaipur, Rajasthan - The City of Lakes

Known For : City Palace, Udaipur Lake Pichola Sajjangarh Palace

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This 'Venice of the East' has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India.  A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan.

43 Udaipur Attractions

11. Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City

Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City

Known For : Amer Fort Jantar Mantar Jaipur Hawa Mahal

Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new highly urbanized pockets and shopping areas have casually sprung up beside gleaming forts and palaces. Jaipur has long been one of the shiniest cultural jewels in the history of the Indian subcontinent, and the royal corridors of the famously named 'Pink City' offer up a plethora of adventures and activities that make for a memorable holiday experience.

67 Jaipur Attractions

12. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - The Spiritual Capital of India

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - The Spiritual Capital of India

Known For : Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dashashwamedh Ghat Ganga Aarti, Varanasi

A city as old as time itself. A city that has stayed in place and watched as the world has turned and the tides have changed. A city that has stood the test of time for thousands of years. Varanasi, the city that is more than just the spiritual capital of India. The city which can be aptly described as a melting pot where both life and death come together. The city that you only need to visit once for it to stay with you forever.

42 Varanasi Attractions

13. Goa - Beaches, Sunsets and Crazy Nights

Goa - Beaches, Sunsets and Crazy Nights

Known For : Calangute Beach Fort Aguada Cruise in Goa

Widely considered to be the best place to visit in India among youths, Goa is the epitome of tourism in India with one of the best beaches, food and nightlife. It is getting popular among foreigners as well. When you think of Goa, you think of sandy beaches, amazing parties, beautiful little villages, delicious food, and a magical holiday experience.Nestled in the Konkan Coast Belt, Goa has a coastline stretching for over a 100 kilometres and attracts millions of visitors both from within and outside the country all year round.

197 Goa Attractions

14. Agra, Uttar Pradesh - The city of Taj Mahal, the monument of eternal love

Agra, Uttar Pradesh - The city of Taj Mahal, the monument of eternal love

Known For : Taj Mahal Agra Fort Taj Mahotsav

Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal , Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other structures such as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri and hence makes for a must visit for anyone living in or visiting India.

20 Agra Attractions

15. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History

Known For : Mall Road, Shimla The Ridge Jakhu Temple

Probably the most popular hill station in northern India, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train etc. among honeymooners and families alike.

63 Shimla Attractions

16. Gokarna, Karnataka - Land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands

Gokarna, Karnataka - Land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands

Known For : Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Paradise Beach, Gokarna

With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Karnataka and a newly found hub for beach lovers and hippies.

20 Gokarna Attractions

17. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

Known For : Abbey Falls Raja's Seat Mandalpatti

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.  This popular coffee producing hill station is not only popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

37 Coorg Attractions

18. Lakshadweep - Blue Sea and Unspoiled Beaches

Lakshadweep - Blue Sea and Unspoiled Beaches

Known For : Minicoy Island Agatti Islands Bangaram Island

Literally meaning a 'hundred thousand islands', Lakshadweep has few of the most beautiful and exotic islands and beaches of India.

17 Lakshadweep Attractions

19. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh - The Land of Jungle Book

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh - The Land of Jungle Book

A delightful town situated in the district of Mandla, Kanha National park is the haven of an exceptionally wide variety of wild animals, including the majestic creature tiger. Wide open grass plains with a backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered bamboo forests play host to a wide variety of wildlife and diverse birdlife with over 300 species recorded. The present-day area stretches over 940-kilometre square which is divided into two sanctuaries: Hallon and Banjar.

20. New Delhi, NCR - The city of cities

New Delhi, NCR - The city of cities

Known For : India Gate Qutub Minar Akshardham Temple Delhi

From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from Mughal gardens to Delhi University campus, the capital city has multiple personalities making it 'The good, the bad and the ugly'. The Capital city of India and the base location to explore North India, Delhi is considered to be the city with a heart.

118 New Delhi Attractions

21. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India

Known For : Panchpula Khajjiar Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

The tiny tinsel town Dalhousie tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh is a piece of paradise for all the travellers. It boasts of old world charm, mesmerising natural landscape, pine-clad valleys, flower bedecked meadows, fast flowing rivers, magnificent misty mountains and some of the most spectacular views in the world. The air smells of the Scottish and Victorian architecture and the ambience reminds you of the pristine British flavours.

28 Dalhousie Attractions

22. Pondicherry - The French Riviera of the East

Pondicherry - The French Riviera of the East

Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Auroville

Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry and commonly referred as just Pondy, is one of the seven Union Territories of India. is often famously referred to as the French Riviera of the East, and it is indeed one of the most charming and mesmerising places to visit in South India. Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry is a little town tucked away on the south-east coastline of India, and it is a destination that promises travellers sanctity and serenity, in the real sense of the terms.

49 Pondicherry Attractions

23. Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East

Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East

Known For : Houseboats in Alleppey Alleppey Backwaters Kuttanad

Extremely famous for its beautiful backwaters, the city of Alleppey in Kerala is also known for its beaches, temples and traditional boat races. This popular tourist destination also has some very well reputed Ayurvedic spas and wellness centres.

Best Time: June to March

37 Alleppey Attractions

24. Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir - India's Own Moonland

Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir - India's Own Moonland

Known For : Pangong Lake Khardung La Magnetic Hill

A land like no other with superabundance of attractions to visit and phantasmagoric and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth. Considered to be one of the top places to visit in India by Indians and foreigners alike, Ladakh is a place not to be missed at any cost.

Best Time: June to September

71 Ladakh Attractions

25. Amritsar, Punjab - Gateway to Punjab - home to Golden Temple

Amritsar, Punjab - Gateway to Punjab - home to Golden Temple

Known For : Golden Temple Wagah Border Jallianwala Bagh

Home of the glorious Golden Temple , the iconic city of Amritsar, portrays the heroic character of the Punjab. A day in this peaceful city starts with the spiritual prayers from Gurudwaras. The original name of first the ancient lake, then of the temple complex, and later the surrounding city, meaning "pool of ambrosial nectar."

34 Amritsar Attractions

26. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind.

43 Ooty Attractions

27. Hampi, Karnataka - The abode of bygone ruins, rusty colors and fascinating landscape

Hampi, Karnataka - The abode of bygone ruins, rusty colors and fascinating landscape

Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Vithala Temple Lotus Palace

Hampi, the city of ruins, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in the shadowed depth of hills and valleys in the state of Karnataka, this place is a historical delight for travellers. Surrounded by 500 ancient monuments, beautiful temples, bustling street markets, bastions, treasury building and captivating remains of Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi is a backpacker's delight. Hampi is an open museum with 100+ locations to explore and a favourite way to see the city from the perspective of its history.

31 Hampi Attractions

28. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations

Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodaikanal Lake Bear Shola Falls

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a wonderful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true. Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round. Kodaikanal means the gift of the forests.

35 Kodaikanal Attractions

29. Jodhpur, Rajasthan - The Blue City

Jodhpur, Rajasthan - The Blue City

Known For : Mehrangarh Fort Umaid Bhawan Palace Camel Safari

Also Known as the "Gateway to Thar", it is famous for its Mehrangarh fort , blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. Apart from the fort, there are multiple temples, lakes, shopping streets that are like a mirage from a bygone era.

Best Time: November to February

44 Jodhpur Attractions

30. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The Queen of hill-stations

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The Queen of hill-stations

Known For : Mussoorie Mall Road Kempty Falls Camel's Back Road

If your idea of the perfect holiday involves tranquil hills, untouched nature and a holiday experience that is unadulterated in the truest sense of the term, Mussoorie is the place you should be heading to. Nestled amidst the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year. The pristine, natural beauty of Mussoorie makes it a very popular choice of holiday for honeymooners.

Best Time: September to June

36 Mussoorie Attractions

31. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa

Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa

Known For : Triund Bhagsu Falls Bhagsunag Temple

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

42 Mcleodganj Attractions

32. Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

Known For : Naini Lake Snow View Point Mall Road Nainital

One of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Nainital, which is nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills, is a quaint hill station built around a uniquely shaped lake known as the 'Naini Lake' (thus contributing to its name Nainital). Also famously known as 'City of Lakes,' Nainital abounds in natural beauty, with its snow-capped hills and tranquil lakes lending it a nostalgic charm of its own. Nainital has a pleasant climate all year round, and can rightfully be called a picturesque paradise for all travel lovers.

33 Nainital Attractions

33. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - Andhra's Temple Town

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - Andhra's Temple Town

Known For : Sri Venkateswara Temple Akasaganga Teertham Silathoranam

The very name Tirupati is enough to evoke strong spiritual feelings, and while the name "God's Abode" indeed does justice to the place, Tirupati has quite a few other tourist attractions as well that make it a city worth visiting. Situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is one of the most popular pilgrimage centres in the country. Home to many heritage sites, and a plethora of ancient temples and monuments, Tirupati is one of the oldest cities of India and finds mention in plenty of ancient texts.

Best Time: September to March

40 Tirupati Attractions

34. Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir - The Holy Caves

Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir - The Holy Caves

Known For : Vaishno Devi Mandir Ardhkuwari

Located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra at the height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality and vibrancy lingering in the atmosphere.

8 Vaishno Devi Attractions

35. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh - The Architectural Masterpiece

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh - The Architectural Masterpiece

Known For : Light and Sound Show, Khajuraho Dulhadev Temple Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Madhya Pradesh, is known around the world for its stunning temples adorned by erotic and sensuous carvings. A small town located in the Bundelkhand region, Khajuraho is a brilliant example of Indian architecture and its culture back in the medieval period. The architecture of these Hindu and Jain temples depict the erotic forms of love, the carvings on the walls display passion in the most sensuous yet aesthetic ways.

Best Time: July to March

25 Khajuraho Attractions

36. Mount Abu, Rajasthan - A Beautiful Hill Station in Rajasthan

Mount Abu, Rajasthan - A Beautiful Hill Station in Rajasthan

Known For : Nakki Lake Guru Shikhar Toad Rock

The only hill station of Rajasthan , its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. The most important attraction, however, are undoubtedly the Dilwara temples , which is one of the most stunning piece of architecture in the country. If you are a history or architecture buff, this is one of the places you should absolutely not miss out in India.

21 Mount Abu Attractions

37. Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu - The Bridge on the Indian Ocean

Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu - The Bridge on the Indian Ocean

Known For : Rameshwaram Temple Dhanushkodi Temple and Beach Jatayu Tirtham

Rameshwaram is one of the holiest places in India and is located on a beautiful island. It is separated by a small Pamban channel from Sri Lanka. According to the Hindu mythology, this is the place where Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka.

22 Rameswaram Attractions

38. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries

Known For : Elephant's Head Point Chinaman's Falls Dhobi Waterfall

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located in the Western Ghats, in Satara district of Maharashtra. Apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks. It is among the most sought after weekend getaways from Pune & Mumbai, located about 120km south-west of Pune and 285km from Mumbai.

31 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

39. Mumbai, Maharashtra - The City of Dreams

Mumbai, Maharashtra - The City of Dreams

Known For : Elephanta Caves Marine Drive, Mumbai Juhu Beach

Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, has a long colonial history, starting from Gandhi's visits to the city to the intense protests against the Simon Commission in 1928, the city has stood witness to many important events in the country's freedom struggle. Today, Mumbai is a beautifully blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles. The city soaks in everything into its fabric, making it its very own.

Best Time: October to February

114 Mumbai Attractions

40. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Ranthambore

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Ranthambore

Known For : Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Jeep Safari Ranthambore Ranthambhore Fort

Spread in an area of 392 sq. Km, the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is one of the largest and famed tiger reserves in the country, famous for the magnificent Bengal Tiger found there. Ancient religious ruins found within the forest, surrounded by the rich biodiversity and aesthetically crumbling cenotaphs make Ranthambore Tiger Reserve a favourite spot for photographers, wildlife enthusiasts and travellers.

Best Time: October to Apr

20 Ranthambore Attractions

41. Kochi, Kerala - Queen of Arabian Sea

Kochi, Kerala - Queen of Arabian Sea

Known For : Fort Kochi Mattancherry Palace Santa Cruz Basilica

Situated on the south-west coast of India, Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala.

Best Time: July to April

57 Kochi Attractions

42. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - A gem of South India

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - A gem of South India

Known For : Borra Caves Submarine Museum Kailasagiri

Visakhapatnam, also commonly known as Vizag, is one of the oldest port cities in the country. Situated in the heart of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam is known for its picturesque beaches and serene landscape, as well as a rich cultural past, which makes it an ideal spot for a fantastic coastal vacation. The port of Visakhapatnam is renowned for being home to the oldest shipyard in all of India, and with a plethora of manmade wonders and natural spectacles, Visakhapatnam is a must-visit tourist destination in South India.

27 Visakhapatnam Attractions

43. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - The city of Nawabs

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - The city of Nawabs

Known For : Bara Imambara Chota Imambara British Residency

A city of kebabs and nawabs, of architecture and history, of literature and culture - that is Lucknow in a nutshell for you. The capital and the largest city of Uttar Pradesh,  Known as the 'City of Nawabs', Lucknow has a charm to it that is hard to resist. While the city itself is rich and opulent, the people of Lucknow also follow an endearing 'pehle aap' (you first) culture. From a slice of rich colonial history to modernized museums, the 'City of Nawabs' beautifully brings together the opulence of a glittering past and the simplicity of a modern city.

47 Lucknow Attractions

44. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand - The oldest National Park in India

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand - The oldest National Park in India

Known For : Jungle Safari in Corbett National Park Corbett Waterfall River Rafting in Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Best Time: Mid October to Mid June

19 Jim Corbett Attractions

45. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh - The City of Nizams

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh - The City of Nizams

Known For : Ramoji Film City Hussain Sagar Lake Golconda Fort

A veritable melting pot of the old and the new, Hyderabad, also known as the City of the Nawabs, is a city that exudes an old-world charm of its own while still coexisting with the rapidly growing onslaught of commercialization in perfect harmony. Steeped in history, Hyderabad is home to old mosques and bazaars lined parallelly alongside swanky new office buildings and malls, and it is these very contrasts - these glimpses into the city's rich past with inherent promises of an even better future.

102 Hyderabad Attractions

46. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu - The land of the Seven Pagodas

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu - The land of the Seven Pagodas

Known For : Shore Temple Mahabalipuram Beach Five Rathas

Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves, Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram as it is famously known, is a historically important and well-loved tourist location situated on the Coromandel Coast along the Bay of Bengal, in the state of Tamil Nadu.

23 Mahabalipuram Attractions

47. Madurai, Tamil Nadu - The Lotus City

Madurai, Tamil Nadu - The Lotus City

Known For : Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal Vaigai Dam

Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India located in Tamil Nadu . It was ruled by Pandya kings for the longest time in its history and is constructed in the form of a lotus.

20 Madurai Attractions

48. Chandigarh, Punjab - India's first planned city

Chandigarh, Punjab - India's first planned city

Known For : Sukhna Lake Rock Garden Elante Mall

Chandigarh, a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana is a subtle and ideal definition of the word 'city'. In a culture that includes instances of both traditional Punjab as well as a modernity, Chandigarh is a pretty town resembling a morning dream which is sure to flatter you with its innocence and pleasantness.

Best Time: August to March

51 Chandigarh Attractions

49. Bangalore, Karnataka - Garden city of India

Bangalore, Karnataka - Garden city of India

Known For : Lalbagh Church Street

Having evolved gradually from being the Garden city to the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is India's third-largest city. Bangalore is loved for its pleasant weather, beautiful parks and the many lakes here. Bangalore is renowned for its eateries, street food corners, quirky cafes, coffee roasters and pubs dotting every corner of the city, serving cuisines from all over the world. Brunches, buffets, burgers, rooftop cafes, late-night eats - Bangalore has it all.

104 Bangalore Attractions

50. Kolkata, West Bengal - The city of Joy

Kolkata, West Bengal - The city of Joy

Known For : Victoria Memorial Fort William Kolkata Belur Math

A vibrant 350-year-old metropolis located on India's Eastern Coast, the capital of West Bengal, Kolkata thrives on contradictions and imposing spectacles; nothing is commonplace in this city. Famously known as the City of Joy, Kolkata is, in every sense, the artistic, cultural and intellectual capital of the country. Kolkata's streets are vivid, hectic, chaotic, and yet, brimming with life and creativity.

79 Kolkata Attractions

51. Kaziranga National Park, Assam - Home to the One Horned Rhino

Kaziranga National Park, Assam - Home to the One Horned Rhino

Home to the largest population of the one-horned rhino on earth, Kaziranga National Park is one of India’s national treasures in terms of flora and fauna. Located in the state of Assam in North-Eastern India, its total area is shared by the districts of Nagaon, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong placing it roughly at the centre of the state. Approximately around five hours by road from Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park stands tall as the epitome of successful wildlife conservation in India.

52. Chennai, Tamil Nadu - A magnificent past and an early metropolitan dream

Chennai, Tamil Nadu - A magnificent past and an early metropolitan dream

Known For : Marina Beach Government Museum, Chennai MGR Film City

Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is the fourth largest city in the country, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South India. A city that has a rich cultural history, Chennai perfectly balances its heritage with its thriving modern lifestyle. A metropolis with a heart, Chennai's skyline is famous for its towering skyscrapers which form a scenic vista along the coast.

91 Chennai Attractions

53. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World

Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

Situated along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports. Rishikesh is the most beautiful blend of spiritual and adrenaline pumping experiences. With Whitewater Rafting industry growing and a number of camping and cafe spots springing up, Rishikesh has grown immensely as a favourite, catering to people with different needs.

53 Rishikesh Attractions

54. Ahmedabad, Gujarat - Manchester of the East

Ahmedabad, Gujarat - Manchester of the East

Known For : Sabarmati Riverfront Dada Hari Wav Swaminarayan Temple, Ahmedabad

A rapidly growing metropolis, an industrial hub, an educational hotspot, and a city with a magnificent past,  Ahmedabad is one of the popular tourist destination. Home to a plethora of remarkable temples, intriguing museums, serene lakes, good restaurants, and classy market, with a little bit of colonial history attached to it, Ahmedabad is a great example of how a city can still retain every bit of its old-world charm while still rapidly progressing on the path of globalization and commercialization.

64 Ahmedabad Attractions

55. Aurangabad, Maharashtra - The land of Ajanta & Ellora

Aurangabad, Maharashtra - The land of Ajanta & Ellora

Known For : Grishneshwar Temple Bibi ka Maqbara The Ajanta caves

From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to bustling markets brimming with delicate silk items and exquisite hand-woven garments, Aurangabad promises all tourists an exciting holiday experience. History buffs will be excited to know that Aurangabad has quite a bit of history attached to it.  While the city is rapidly heading towards industrial growth and globalization, it still retains most of its past glory, heritage, charms and traditions.

37 Aurangabad Attractions

56. Kutch, Gujarat - The White Desert of India

Kutch, Gujarat - The White Desert of India

Known For : Rann of Kutch Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary Dholavira

Virtually an island that resembles the shape of a tortoise, Kutch is an erstwhile princely state of India holding onto its grandeur nature from the past. Kutch is probably one of the most beautiful, yet surreal places in India with the vast expanses of the white salt desert.  The place comes to life during the winters when the Rann Festival is held during December-February everywhere in which there are huge camp settlements with cultural programs, functions and adventure activities like hot-air ballooning.

20 Kutch Attractions

57. Almora, Uttarakhand - A cozy heritage town nestled in the Himalayas.

Almora, Uttarakhand - A cozy heritage town nestled in the Himalayas.

Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Kasar Devi

Set in the background of snow-capped Himalayan ranges of Uttarakhand, the sprawling town of Almora is a beautiful hill station. With easy accessibility from Delhi and other major cities of North India, Almora is known for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife. This town has two major rivers- Koshi (Kaushaki) and Suyal (Salmali).

16 Almora Attractions

58. Auli, Uttarakhand - The skiing destination of India

Auli, Uttarakhand - The skiing destination of India

Known For : Skiing in Auli Trishul Peak Auli Ropeway

Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD.

12 Auli Attractions

59. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Israel

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Israel

Known For : Manikaran Sahib Nature Park Kasol Cafes in Kasol

A small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a very popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Commonly known as the Amsterdam of India, this quaint little village is one of the few places in the country that is yet to be ruined by urbanization and commercialization. Situated between the towns of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol might seem like a plain, nondescript village from the outside, but it is one of the best places in the country to just sit back and chill in the lap of nature.

28 Kasol Attractions

60. Haridwar, Uttarakhand - Ganges' wave of religion and spirituality

Haridwar, Uttarakhand - Ganges' wave of religion and spirituality

Known For : Ganga Aarti in Haridwar Har Ki Pauri Chandi Devi Temple

No spiritual journey can ever be considered complete without a visit to Haridwar, one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Literally meaning 'the abode of Lord Vishnu', Haridwar, located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, is a land of legends and myths. Considered as one of the seven holiest cities in India, Haridwar sees millions of people flock to it every year to pay their respects to the Lord, or to wash away their sins.

36 Haridwar Attractions

61. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu - The land of three seas

Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu - The land of three seas

Known For : Thirparappu Falls Kanyakumari Beach Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Located at the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu. Earlier known as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari is surrounded by mountains and bordered by vibrant sea shores, lined with paddy fields and coconut trees, and also boasts of aesthetic elevated patches of hills with undulating valleys and plains in between the sea and the mountainous terrain.

28 Kanyakumari Attractions

62. Puri, Orissa - Rath Yatra and the Beaches

Puri, Orissa - Rath Yatra and the Beaches

Known For : Raghurajpur Artist Village Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Puri Beach Markandeswara Temple

Puri in Odisha is one of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus because of Jagannath Temple that forms the part of Char Dham in India. Puri is a beach city located on the coast of Bay of Bengal which is one of the favourites among people of West Bengal for a short trip.

29 Puri Attractions

63. Bodh Gaya, Bihar - Buddha, Mahabodhi Tree and the land of Nirvana

Bodh Gaya, Bihar - Buddha, Mahabodhi Tree and the land of Nirvana

Known For : Mahabodhi Temple Great Buddha Statue Tibetan Refugee Market

One of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists, Bodhgaya is a village in the state of Bihar. It was here under the Bodhi tree that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. The place is bustling with pilgrims all through the year who come to pay their homage in the monasteries, shrines and temples. It also attracts tourists from India and abroad owing to its magnificent Buddha statue, the Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree.

26 Bodh Gaya Attractions

64. Pune, Maharashtra - Oxford of the East

Pune, Maharashtra - Oxford of the East

Known For : Shaniwar Wada Aga Khan Palace Osho Ashram

Pune is a bustling metropolis of Maharashtra, ranked number one in India in the ease of living. Often referred to as the Oxford of the East, it is a hub of diverse people and activities and is in rapidly growing into one of the top metropolitan cities in the country. Pune is a city that perfectly blends modernity with tradition sprinkled with colonial-era charm, and it deserves the title of being the cultural capital of Maharashtra.

82 Pune Attractions

65. Cherrapunji - Meghalaya's dew drop

Cherrapunji - Meghalaya's dew drop

Known For : Double Decker Living Root Bridge Dawki Nohkalikai Waterfalls

Earlier the wettest place on the Earth, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, also known as Sohra, is known for its double-decker living root bridge. Located around 50 Kms from Shillong, this sub-divisional town is famous for its rich flora and natural attractions. Although Mawsynram is now the wettest place on earth, Cherrapunji still holds the record for the highest recorded rainfall in a calendar year. Apart from the famous living root bridge, other natural attractions include cave formations such as the Mawsmai Caves and Krem Phyllut.

16 Cherrapunji Attractions

66. Trivandrum, Kerala - Where nature and spirituality join hands

Trivandrum, Kerala - Where nature and spirituality join hands

Known For : Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Padmanabhaswamy Temple Poovar Island

Offering an appealing blend of a strongly rooted heritage and a nostalgic colonial legacy, the city of Trivandrum has an exceptional vibe to it. Despite being the capital of Kerala, the city has, quite astonishingly, managed to keep itself far removed from the ruthless aura that generally surrounds a capital city. Built upon seven hills, this city has long since left the days when it was only used by seafaring explorers behind - today, Trivandrum is a swanky metropolis with a quaint urban charm and plenty of scenic places to visit.

28 Trivandrum Attractions

67. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh - The Tiger's Den

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh - The Tiger's Den

Formerly a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Rewa, the Bandhavgarh National Park is world-renowned as a tiger reserve and it is known to have the highest density of Bengal tigers in the world. The frequent sightings of royal tigers make this national park a must-visit for all wildlife enthusiasts. In 2012, around 44-49 tigers were living in the park. There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of avifauna.

68. Shirdi, Maharashtra - The land of Sai Baba

Shirdi, Maharashtra - The land of Sai Baba

Known For : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple Shani Shingnapur Samadhi Mandir

Located at a distance of 122 Km from Nasik in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Shirdi is the home of Sai Baba. It is believed that Sai Baba arrived at Shirdi in 1858 and spent 60 years of his life here until he attained salvation in 1918. Sai Baba is popularly known as the 'child of God', as he always spread the message of universal brotherhood.

24 Shirdi Attractions

69. Pushkar, Rajasthan - The Only Dedicated Brahma Temple and the Mesmerising Cattle Fair

Pushkar, Rajasthan - The Only Dedicated Brahma Temple and the Mesmerising Cattle Fair

Known For : Pushkar Lake Brahma Temple Savitri Temple

Pushkar, a small temple town, is located around 15 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan. Every November, Pushkar is host to the Pushkar Mela, one of the biggest camel fairs in the country. Perfect choice for a weekend getaway from Jaipur, Pushkar is located amid Aravali ranges. Known for the world's only dedicated Brahma temple, Pushkar is primarily a pilgrimage site for Hindus.

27 Pushkar Attractions

70. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh - The Hometown of Lord Krishna

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh - The Hometown of Lord Krishna

Known For : Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple Dwarkadheesh Temple, Mathura Birla Mandir Mathura

Mathura is considered one of the most sacred lands of India, and is filled to the brim at any point of the year with people looking to pursue spiritual enlightenment. Located around 150 kilometres from Delhi, Mathura is known as the birthplace of Lord Krishna and has many sites of both historical and religious significance.

28 Mathura Attractions

71. Thekkady, Kerala - Periyar-India's Largest Tiger Reserve

Thekkady, Kerala - Periyar-India's Largest Tiger Reserve

Known For : Periyar National Park Periyar Tiger Trail Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady

Home to the country's largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is an important tourist destination in Kerala. Periyar National Park , a major attraction, is where you can enjoy bamboo rafting in the catchment area of Mullaiperiyar Dam. Travelers can also experience night treks in the wilderness of Periyar. The Periyar Lake, part of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, is one option for couples looking to make the most of their honeymoon in Thekkady.

24 Thekkady Attractions

72. Konark, Orissa - The city of the Sun Temple

Konark, Orissa - The city of the Sun Temple

Known For : Sun Temple, Konark Chandrabhaga Beach ASI Museum

Konark, in the state of Orissa is renowned world over for the Sun Temple which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Annual dance festival and its beautiful sandy beaches.

5 Konark Attractions

73. Kumarakom, Kerala - Backwaters bay, small islands - Little Venice

Kumarakom, Kerala - Backwaters bay, small islands - Little Venice

Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kumarakom Backwaters Kumarakom Beach

With emerald green waters flanked by lush vegetation, Kumarakom is an enchanting backwater destination situated 16km away from Kottayam in Kerala. Lying on the banks of Vembanad Lake , Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of small human-made islands reclaimed from the lake.

14 Kumarakom Attractions

74. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh - Tourism Capital of Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh - Tourism Capital of Madhya Pradesh

Known For : Gwalior Fort Jai Vilas Palace Gujari Mahal (State Archaeological Museum)

Gwalior is a historic city located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Popular because of the hilltop fort, Gwalior is full of palaces and glorious temples giving this city a majestic charm which speaks volumes of its glorious past.

34 Gwalior Attractions

75. Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh - The Land of the Stupas

Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh - The Land of the Stupas

Known For : Sanchi Stupa The Great Bowl Ashok Pillar

Located in Madhya Pradesh, the Buddhist monuments of Sanchi are one of the oldest stone structures in India. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the Great Stupa was installed in the 3rd century BC by Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan dynasty. The sculptures and monuments present at the site are a fine example of the development of Buddhist art and architecture. The stupa sits atop a hill in Sanchi, 46 km from the city of Bhopal.

6 Sanchi Attractions

76. Mysore, Karnataka - A glimpse of Southern India

Mysore, Karnataka - A glimpse of Southern India

Known For : Mysore Palace Brindavan Gardens Mysore Zoo

Famously known as The City of Palaces, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Mysore is one of the most flamboyant places in the country. It is replete with the history of its dazzling royal heritage, intricate architecture, its famed silk sarees, yoga, and sandalwood, to name just a few. Located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, Mysore is the third most populated city in the state of Karnataka, and its rich cultural heritage draws millions of tourists all year round.

36 Mysore Attractions

Now that you have a list for places to visit in India, where are you going next?

This post was published by Holidify.com

Share this post on social media Facebook Twitter

Places to visit in India

Manali , Leh Ladakh , Coorg

View all places to visit in India

FAQs on Best Places to Visit in India - Tourist Places in India

Which is the best tourist place in india, what is very famous in india, which city is called heaven of india, which is cleanest city in india, related collections.

Adventure

27 Caves in India That are a Must Visit for a History Buff!

Luxury Trip

Luxury Trip

The Maharaja Express: Experience Luxury on Wheels Like Never Before!

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

15 Magnificent Stepwells in India That Are Frozen in TIme

6 Biggest Dams in India: Tehri Dam & 5 Other Highest Dams

Experiences

Experiences

Urban Experience - 8 Ways To Truly Explore A City

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

42 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Religious

10 Historical Monuments Extended Closing Time! Read More To Find Out

Dolphins in India: 15 Best Places for Dolphin Watching

Best Places to Zipline in India 

10 Solo Destinations in South India To Break Free From Your Comfort Zone

IRCTC'S Introduces Bharat Darshan Tourist Package this Diwali Season!

Taste the Best Tea in India at These 9 Tea Hubs Across the Country!

10 Best Tiger National Parks in India

Exotic Tourist Places To Visit In India Under 20k

7 Sex Temples of India: Idolising Sex through Erotic Sculptures

Spring in India - Climate, Nature, Best Destinations and More

Winters in India - Climate, Places to Visit, Best Time to Visit, Things to Do and more

States in India and Their Capitals

Union Territories of India

51 Historical Monuments of India That Should Be In Your Bucket List

Highest Peaks in India For an Amazing Vacay

Ramsar Sites in India For Environmental Protection

32 Most Beautiful Gardens in India for a Blissful Natural Retreat

Family Holidays

Family Holidays

55 Hill Stations in India For a Perfect Holiday

42 Most Famous Historical Places in India

14 Deserts in India For An Unforgettable Desert Adventure

Beautiful Lakes in India To Take Your Breath Away

Coldest Places in India You Must Experience

Seven Sisters of India

Best Places to Visit in August in India : The Mid-Monsoon Trips

Comments on this post

Browse package collections, india package collections.

India Honeymoon Packages

North East Tour Packages

South India Tour Packages

International Honeymoon Packages

International Tour Packages

Honeymoon Packages

Top Listed Packages

Assam Meghalaya Arunachal Pradesh Tour Packages

Sikkim Tour Package for 5 Days

Luxury India Honeymoon Tour Package - Tri-City Tour

India Tour Package with Best of Himachal

3 Nights 4 Days Package in India: Beautiful Rajasthan Tour

3 Days Tour Package in India: Char Dham Yatra By Helicopter

Sikkim Tour Package for Couple - 8 Nights

Gangtok Itinerary of 7 Nights 8 Days Package

Meghalaya Tour Package 7 Days with Shnongpdeng

Srinagar Gulmarg Package: Excursion to Pahalgam Valley

Browse Hotel Collections

By hotel type.

Best Private Pool Villas in India

Best Cottages in India

Best Hostels in India

Capsule Hotels in India

Ski Resorts in India

Eco Friendly Resorts in India for Those Who Travel Consciously

Best Heritage Hotels in India for a Royal and Luxurious Stay

By Budget Category

Most Expensive Hotels in India for a Royal Stay

Best Luxury Hotels in India

Best Luxury Resorts in India

By Star Category

Best 5-Star Hotels in India

For Special Purposes

Resorts & Homestays to Work from Mountains in India

Best Yoga Retreats in India

Beautiful Treehouses in India Perfect for a Quick Staycation

Best Beach Resorts in India

Most Romantic Resorts in India

Top Places in India

Manali

Trending Posts

Planning a Travel in February? These Places in India are a Must Visit!

Planning a Travel in February? These Places in India are a Must Visit!

Travel Vows to Celebrate This Valentine's Day

Travel Vows to Celebrate This Valentine's Day

Its the Best Time of the Year to Spot the Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Its the Best Time of the Year to Spot the Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Thailand- Visa Free and Beautiful Summer Vacation for Indians

Thailand- Visa Free and Beautiful Summer Vacation for Indians

 Top 33 Places of the World that Should be on Every Traveller's Bucket List

Top 33 Places of the World that Should be on Every Traveller's Bucket List

Plan a Quick Weekend Getaway from Delhi

Plan a Quick Weekend Getaway from Delhi

Get Customized Travel Packages

  • India (+91)

*All prices shown on the website are tentative. Final prices will be shared by our partner agents based on your requirements.

Log in to your account

Welcome to holidify.

Forget Password?

Share this page

  • Search Please fill out this field.
  • Manage Your Subscription
  • Give a Gift Subscription
  • Sweepstakes

15 Best Places to Visit in India, According to Travel Experts

From the alpine meadows of Kashmir to the palm-fringed beaches of Goa, these are some of the subcontinent’s most enchanting destinations.

Margot Bigg is a freelance travel writer and editor who has spent most of her adult life traveling and living overseas. Her favorite topics include India travel, experiential travel, wellness, hotels, and the arts. When not on the road, Margot enjoys studying languages, discovering new music, taking pictures of random cats, and planning her next adventures.

guillermo1956/Getty Images

As a former longtime Delhiite and frequent traveler to India, people often ask me what the country is like. I never know how to respond, for trying to sum up a nation as vast and diverse as India feels impossible. So, instead, I asked a few experts for their insights.

“If you visit India, you feel you have visited several countries, as every part is different,” says Mohd Shafi Billo, an inbound tour operator who specializes in helping international travelers plan their trips to the country. “It’s an exceptional destination, thanks to its culture, history, and inclusiveness of different people from different faiths, and it has everything to offer, from forts to mausoleums, wildlife tours to mountain adventures.”  

Shoba Rudra, founder and partner at hospitality consultancy Rare India , agrees. “The country is living a dynamic moment in history, ever-changing,” she says. “What's constant, however, is the vibrant culture lived through its festivals, cuisine, heritage, crafts, and performing arts.”

While it would take years to see it all, India is an approachable destination — if you can narrow things down. With that in mind, here are 15 of the best places to get you started on your sojourn to the subcontinent.

Gautier Houba/Travel + Leisure

Stretching along the southernmost part of India’s Malabar Coast, the tropical state of Kerala entices visitors with its marshy backwaters, which most people visit on overnight houseboat adventures. These popular cruises “showcase lush landscapes and peaceful villages, and [give visitors] a glimpse into local life amid tranquil waters and picturesque surroundings,” says Billo. While the backwaters are a star attraction, the state offers much more to explore, from the tea plantations of Munnar, known for its cool climate and seemingly endless rolling hills, to the historic city of Kochi, celebrated in equal measure for its rich coastal history and contemporary art scene . The beaches aren’t too shabby, either. “North Kerala is also famous, as the Malabar Coast is where the spice trade flourished,” says Rudra. “The coastal area is picturesque and this region is still unexplored.”

Faizal A Rahiman/Getty Images

On the opposite end of the country from Kerala, Kashmir offers entirely different — but equally captivating — landscapes. With its alpine climate, evergreen trees, and snowy winters, Kashmir is often likened to a mini Switzerland . Famed 13th-century Sufi poet Amir Khusrau once proclaimed in Farsi, “If there is a paradise on earth, it is this,” and he may have been onto something. At the heart of it all is Srinagar, Kashmir’s capital city, which is known for its elegant gardens and watery centerpiece, Dal Lake. “Highlights include staying on a houseboat or taking a shikara [traditional Kashmiri boat] ride,” says Billo, who hails from the area. Don't leave without indulging in wazwan , an opulent, meat-heavy feast that can feature up to three dozen dishes in one sitting. 

Alongkot Sumritjearapol/Getty Images

Occupying a high-altitude plateau in the northernmost reaches of India, Ladakh is characterized by otherworldly landscapes and big skies, punctuated by palatial stupas and monasteries. Many visitors come to Ladakh’s capital, Leh, during the short summer tourist season, but this surreal region offers plenty more to experience beyond the city. Billo suggests visiting the Nubra Valley, an isolated part of the old Silk Road that’s only accessible by crossing Khardung La, one of the world’s highest motorable passes. “The valley offers a glimpse into Ladakh's unique geography and cultural diversity with monasteries, quaint villages, and apricot orchards,” says Billo. The region is also rich with unusual wildlife, from elusive snow leopards to the scaled-down Bactrian camels that originated in the steppes of Central Asia.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

al_la/Getty Images

On the banks of the sacred Ganges River, the holy city of Rishikesh has held a place in the hearts of spiritually minded travelers — both from India and abroad — for generations. It’s the self-proclaimed “yoga capital of the world,” with a mix of traditional ashrams (spiritual rest houses) that cater largely to Hindu pilgrims and yoga centers that attract international visitors with teacher-training courses and meditation retreats. If you’re not into yoga, you’ll still find plenty to do here. Popular activities include visiting the ruins of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (dubbed the Beatles Ashram in honor of its most famous former residents) to whitewater rafting adventures on the mighty Ganges. It’s also a great place for a wellness getaway, and nearby Ananda in the Himalayas was voted one of Travel + Leisure readers' favorite international spas in 2023.

Auroville, Tamil Nadu

mazzzur/Getty Images

If you’re looking for a place that’s unlike anywhere else in India — or, frankly, the world — head to the intentional community of Auroville in South India. This UNESCO-recognized global township was founded in the 1960s with the goal of "realizing human unity," beyond the illusory divisions of creed or nationality, and it's home to generations of residents from around the world. Many visitors come for an hour or two, just long enough to view Auroville’s spiritual center — the golden, dome-shaped Matrimandir . However, it’s worth sticking around a bit longer to get a feel for what the community is about. As Akash Kapur, who grew up in Auroville and authored " Better to Have Gone " and " India Becoming ," puts it: "Come to Auroville if you're interested in alternative societies, sustainable living, or spirituality, but try not to just drop in for a few hours (as many do), and instead spend some time here, really getting to know the people and their work. The community rewards sustained immersion."

Andaman Islands

Vyacheslav Argenberg/Getty Images

Although most people associate the crystalline waters of the Andaman Sea with Thai island getaways, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in this tropical region are under Indian control. This little stretch of paradise is full of gorgeous shorelines, but most visitors devote their vacations to the island of Swaraj Dweep (formerly known as Havelock). The most popular beach on the island is Radhanagar Beach , which offers just over a mile of white sand sandwiched between tropical jungle and warm, transparent waters. Getting to this remote island requires a bit of gumption: You'll need to fly from the Indian mainland to Port Blair on South Andaman Island, then catch a ferry or charter a seaplane for the final stretch. While visitors are welcome on many islands in the chain, a few — including secluded North Sentinel Island — are off-limits. 

While many travelers see India’s capital as a jumping-off point for visiting further-afield destinations, it’s worth sticking around for a while to truly appreciate what Delhi has to offer. There’s certainly never a dull moment in this busy metropolis, whether you’re shopping for handicrafts at one of its numerous markets or learning about medieval and Mughal history at one of its three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Humayun's Tomb, Qutb Minar, and Red Fort. Although Delhi is undeniably rambunctious, it also has a quieter, more peaceful side that you can find amidst the trees and 15th-century tombs of Central Delhi’s Lodi Gardens or in the quiet interiors of the Baháʼí Lotus Temple.

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Many travelers to India put the 17th-century Taj Mahal at the top of their list. This white marble mausoleum is easily India’s most recognizable structure — and it’s one of the New Seven Wonders of the World . This popular attraction also has a romantic backstory. “This iconic symbol of love is renowned for its architectural beauty, intricate marble work, and the captivating story behind its creation by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal,” notes Billo. The bodies of the emperor and his wife remain interred in the Taj to this day. 

Jaipur. Rajasthan

The capital of Rajasthan and one-third of North India’s popular Golden Triangle tourist route (which also includes Agra and Delhi), Jaipur is a must-visit for those who love architecture and shopping. “The Pink City, as it's nicknamed, offers a rich cultural heritage, stunning [landmarks] like Amber Fort, vibrant bazaars, and intricate handicrafts,” says Billo. Many of Jaipur's key attractions are found in the historic walled part of the city, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. Highlights include Jantar Mantar (a collection of oversized — and fully functional — astronomical instruments dating to the 17th century) and Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, a honeycomb-shaped palace designed with tiny windows that allowed air to flow freely through its interior.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

platongkoh/Getty Images

Dubbed the Blue City because of the cerulean-colored buildings that extend for miles through the oldest part of town, Jodhpur has long attracted travelers eager to explore the ramparts of the larger-than-life Mehrangarh Fort. It’s also home to the grandiose Umaid Bhawan Palace , which made headlines in 2018 when Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas tied the knot there. While Jodhpur’s beautiful, regal architecture is reason enough to visit, there’s more to the city than massive forts and grand palaces. “The area around the Toorji ka Jhalra stepwell in the old city is fun to explore,” says hotelier Sapna Bhatia, owner of Kaner Retreat and Jodhpur-area native. “For nature enthusiasts, there’s the Rao Jodha desert park near Mehrangarh Fort.”

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty Images

T+L readers' favorite city in Asia and second favorite city in the world , Udaipur very much fits the bill of a fairy tale destination. Nicknamed the City of Lakes, thanks to its seven lakes, this gorgeous destination is home to some of India's finest luxury hotels plus historic whitewashed palaces, including the magnificent City Palace, an 11-palace complex that houses hotels, a huge museum with an impressive collection of European crystal, and a royal residence. A short boat ride from the palace lies the 18th-century Taj Lake Palace, an opulent palace-turned-hotel in the middle of Lake Pichola. It’s a quick drive from The Oberoi, Udaivilas , a purpose-built palatial hotel with onion-domed cupolas and a moat-like swimming pool that directly connects to some of the rooms.  

If you’re looking for a less-frequented, but no less amazing, alternative to more touristed states such as Rajasthan, consider Gujarat. “Under-explored but culturally rich, this state in India is a tapestry of festivals, textiles, architectural heritage, communities, and landscape,” says Rudra. Gujarat was also the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the Salt March, one of his most famous acts of peaceful protest, through the state in 1930. Rudra suggests visiting the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial , which “honors the activists through murals, installations, sculptures, art, and related film.” It's also worth checking out the Kutch district, known for its distinct metal bells , which were originally used for keeping track of livestock and are now popular as decorative wind chimes.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

ePhotocorp/Getty Images

The northeast Indian state of Assam is home to a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts: Kaziranga National Park . This expansive, UNESCO-listed wildlife refuge near the borders of Bangladesh and Bhutan has the largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses on the planet, providing a home to roughly 2,000 of these massive beasts. Although rhinos are the star attraction on park safaris, all sorts of animals live here, including tigers, elephants, gibbons, sloth bears, and a small number of endangered Ganges River dolphins. 

Historic, glitzy, and positively gargantuan, Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is easily one of India’s most cosmopolitan destinations. This city by the sea is the nation's financial and entertainment capital, and while you’re unlikely to rub shoulders with Bollywood stars here, you're sure to see a lot of impressive attractions in very little time. Take a boat out to Elephanta Island to explore fifth– and sixth–century rock-hewn cave temples, marvel at the grand Indo-Saracenic architecture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , or see thousands of clothes hanging out to dry at Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest open-air laundry. Then, head to the sleek neighborhood of Bandra West, where many of Mumbai’s best restaurants and hotels are located, including Taj Lands End, voted T+L readers' favorite city hotel in India in 2023.

India’s smallest state, Goa, is arguably its top beach destination, where long days of swimming and sunbathing turn into longer nights of partying on the sand. While Goa has been known as a hippie haven since the 1960s, it's started to shed its reputation in recent decades. It’s still very much a party state, though it also draws in families and couples in search of sea and sun, sans nightlife. It’s a great place for history buffs as well, with numerous seaside forts and UNESCO-recognized churches that were built when Goa was under Portuguese rule. And while the destination has always been loved for its fiery dishes that combine traditional Konkani ingredients with Portuguese influences, it has also emerged as a culinary hot spot , where a new generation of chefs is showcasing everything from Japanese yakitori to jackfruit tamales.

PlanetWare.com

16 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in India

Written by Bryan Dearsley Updated Nov 26, 2021 We may earn a commission from affiliate links ( )

India is a vibrant land of startling contrasts where both the traditional and modern worlds meet. The world's seventh largest nation by area and the second largest in terms of population, India boasts a rich heritage that's the result of centuries of different cultures and religions leaving their mark.

Things to do in India include the opportunity to experience an array of sacred sites and spiritual encounters, while nature lovers will enjoy its sun-washed beaches, lush national parks, and exciting wildlife sanctuaries.

From the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra to the holy sites of Harmandir Sahib (formerly the Golden Temple) in Amritsar and the Mecca Masjid mosque in Hyderabad, visitors to this exotic country will discover a trove of spiritual, cultural, and historical treasures.

To help you make the most of your time in this amazing country, refer often to our list of the top tourist attractions in India.

1. The Taj Mahal, Agra

2. the holy city of varanasi, 3. harmandir sahib: the golden temple of amritsar, 4. the golden city: jaisalmer, 5. the red fort, new delhi, 6. mumbai: the gateway of india, 7. mecca masjid, hyderabad, 8. amer fort, jaipur, 9. the beaches of goa, 10. periyar national park and wildlife sanctuary, madurai, 11. agra fort, 12. the ellora caves, aurangabad, 13. mehrangarh fort, jodhpur, 14. the ganges river, 15. mysore palace, 16. mahabodhi temple, bodhgaya.

The Taj Mahal, Agra

Perhaps India's most recognizable building, the Taj Mahal is also the world's most famous testimony to the power of love. Named after Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of Emperor Shah Jahan, this most beautiful of mausoleums was begun upon her death in 1631 and took 20,000 workmen until 1648 to complete.

Incorporating many elements of Islamic design including arches, minarets, an onion-shaped dome, and black calligraphy inlaid around the entrance, the Taj Mahal is largely constructed of white marble. Adding to its splendor are delicate inlaid floral patterns and precious and semi-precious stones such as jade, lapis lazuli, diamonds, and mother of pearl.

The best time to visit is either at dawn or dusk when the atmosphere is brilliantly altered by the change in lighting. If possible, try to catch a view of the Taj Mahal's reflection from the far bank of the Yamuna River-it makes for a memorable (and safe) selfie.

Address: 64 Taj Road, Agra-282001

  • Read More: Attractions & Places to Visit in Agra

The Holy City of Varanasi

Dating back to the 8th century BC, Varanasi is one of the oldest still inhabited cities in the world. A major pilgrimage center for Hindus, this holy city has long been associated with the mighty Ganges River, one of the faith's most important religious symbols.

Varanasi offers many reasons to visit , not least of them the chance to explore the Old Quarter adjacent to the Ganges where you'll find the Kashi Vishwanath Temple , built in 1780. The New Vishwanath Temple with its seven separate temples is also of interest.

Bathing in the Ganges is of great importance to Hindus, and numerous locations known as "ghats" feature stairways leading to the water where the faithful bathe before prayers. The largest are Dasashvamedh Ghat and Assi Ghat . The latter, at the confluence of the Ganges and Asi rivers, is considered particularly holy.

Also worth seeing is Banaras Hindu University , established in 1917 and noted for its massive library with more than a million books, and the superb Bharat Kala Bhavan museum featuring fine collections of miniature paintings, sculptures, palm-leaf manuscripts, and local history exhibits.

Harmandir Sahib: The Golden Temple of Amritsar

Founded in 1577 by Ram Das, Amritsar is an important hub of Sikh history and culture. The main attraction here is Harmandir Sahib, opened in 1604 and still often referred to as the Golden Temple for its beautiful gold decoration.

The holiest of India's many Sikh shrines (it also attracts many Hindus and people of other faiths), the temple was built in a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. Its lower marble section features such flourishes as ornate inlaid floral and animal motifs, while the large golden dome represents a lotus flower, a symbol of purity to Sikhs.

In addition to its splendid design, visitors are equally impressed with the temple's spiritual atmosphere, an effect enhanced by the prayers continuously chanted from the Sikh holy book and broadcast throughout the complex.

Part of the overall experience – and visitors are welcome to participate – is the chance to enjoy one of the 50,000 free meals the attraction serves up to visitors each and every day.

Address: Golden Temple Road, Amritsar, Punjab 143006

  • Read More: Attractions & Places to Visit in Amritsar

The Golden City: Jaisalmer

So named for the yellow sandstone used in most of its buildings, the Golden City of Jaisalmer is an oasis of splendid old architecture that rises from the sand dunes of the Thar Desert . Once a strategic outpost, today the city is filled with splendid old mansions; magnificent gateways; and the massive Jaisalmer Fort , also known as the Golden Fort, a daunting 12th-century structure that rises high above the town.

In addition to its palaces, temples, and fine old homes, the fortress boasts 99 bastions along with massive gates leading to its main courtyard where you'll find the seven-story-tall Maharaja's Palace . Started in the early 1500s and added to by successive rulers right up until the 19th century, the palace offers sections open to the public, including areas beautifully decorated with tiles from Italy and China, and intricately carved stone doors.

There are also a number of Jain temples dating from the 12th to 16th centuries, each decorated with fine marble and sandstone images, palm-leaf manuscripts, and brightly painted ceilings. Be sure to also check out the well-preserved 1,000-year-old library, Gyan Bhandar, with its many 16th-century manuscripts and antiquities.

The Red Fort, New Delhi

Built by Shah Jahan in 1648 as the seat of Mughal power – a role it maintained until 1857 – the magnificent crescent-shaped Red Fort in New Delhi, named after the stunning red sandstone used in its construction, covers a vast area of more than two square kilometers, all of it surrounded by a large moat.

Highlights include its two largest gates: the impressive Lahore Gate (the fort's main entrance) and the elaborately decorated Delhi Gate , once used by the emperor for ceremonial processions.

A fun part of a visit is exploring Chatta Chowk , a 17th-century covered bazaar selling everything from jewelry to silk garments, as well as souvenirs and food items. While you can explore the fort yourself, guided tours are offered and provide a fascinating insight into the life and times of the Shah, including a peek into the stunning white marble Hall of Public Audiences (Diwan-i-Am) where he received his subjects.

Hot Tip: Try to stick around for the sound and light show held each evening featuring important events in the fort's history.

Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Delhi and New Delhi

The Gateway of India, Mumbai

Standing an impressive 26 meters tall and overlooking the Arabian Sea, the iconic Gateway of India is a must-see when in Mumbai. Built to commemorate the arrival of King George V and his wife Queen Mary in 1911, this stunning piece of architecture was opened with much pomp and ceremony in 1924 and was, for a while, the tallest structure in the city.

Constructed entirely of yellow basalt and concrete and notable for its Indo-Saracenic design, the Gateway of India was also the scene of a rather less jubilant procession of British soldiers in 1948 when India gained its independence. These days, the huge archway provides a stunning backdrop that is as popular among locals as it is tourists.

Hot Tip: After visiting the Gateway of India, pop over to the adjacent Taj Mahal Palace and Tower for a delectable High Tea, a fun thing to do in Mumbai since this lovely luxury hotel opened in 1903.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Mumbai

Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad

Construction of Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid, one of the world's largest mosques – and one of the oldest in India – began in 1614 during Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah's reign and took almost 80 years to complete.

Large enough to accommodate 10,000 worshipers, this beautiful mosque's 15 enormous arches and pillars were each wrought from single slabs of black granite dragged to the site by huge cattle trains reputedly consisting of up to 1,400 bulls.

Taking its name from the bricks above the central gate that were brought here from Mecca, this impressive complex features highlights such as its main gateway, a huge plaza, and a large manmade pond. There's also a room that houses the hair of Prophet Mohammed.

Other notable features include inscriptions from the Quran above many of the arches and doors, the exquisite roof of the main hall, and the cornices around the entire mosque structure. Look out for the exquisite floral motifs and friezes over the arches.

Address: Hyderabad, Telangana 500002

Amer Fort, Jaipur

Amer Fort (often also spelt "Amber") was built as a fortified palace in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh I and has long served as the capital of Jaipur. Carved high up into the hillside, the fort is accessible on foot via a steep climb or by shuttle rides from the town below (better still, let an elephant do the work).

Highlights include Jaleb Chowk, the first courtyard, with its many decorated elephants, and the Shila Devi Temple, dedicated to the goddess of war. Also of note is the adjoining Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Am) with its finely decorated walls and terraces frequented by monkeys.

Other highlights include Sukh Niwas (the Hall of Pleasure) with its many flowerbeds and a channel once used to carry cooling water, and the Temple of Victory (Jai Mandir), notable for its many decorative panels, colorful ceilings, and excellent views over the palace and the lake below.

Just above Amer Fort is Jaigarh Fort , built in 1726 by Jai Singh and featuring tall lookout towers, formidable walls, and the world's largest wheeled cannon. Be sure to also spend time wandering the walled Old City of Jaipur with its three fully restored gates and splendid bazaars, as well as the delightful City Palace , a massive complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings.

  • Read More: Attractions & Places to Visit in Jaipur

Palm-lined beach in Goa

Long known within India as the "go-to" destination for those seeking a great beach holiday, Goa's beautiful western coastline, overlooking the Arabian Sea, has only recently been discovered by tourists from overseas. Goa's more than 60 miles of coastline is home to some of the world's loveliest beaches, each with their own particular appeal.

For those looking for peace and quiet, isolated Agonda Beach is a good choice, while Calangute Beach is by far the most commercial and crowded. For those in search of posh resorts, yoga getaways, and spa vacations, the beaches of Mandrem , Morjim , and Ashwem are fashionable among wealthy Indians and Westerners alike. Palolem is another one of Goa's popular beaches in a beautiful setting.

While in Goa, be sure to visit the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary . This superb attraction is home to thick forests and plenty of fauna, including deer, monkeys, elephants, leopards, tigers, and black panthers, as well as India's famous king cobras, and some 200 species of birds.

Also worth a visit is Divar Island , accessed by ferry from Old Goa. Highlights include Piedade , a typical Goan village and home to the Church of Our Lady of Compassion with its interesting stucco work, Baroque plaster decorations, and altars, as well as stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Madurai

One of South India's most popular tourist attractions, Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is centered around a lake built by British engineers in 1895 for irrigation and to provide water to the city of Madurai.

Established in 1934, this beautiful park is home to numerous species of mammals, including a large free-roaming Indian elephant population, wild boar, otters, the lion-tailed macaque, and more than 20 Bengal tigers. Bird-watching is a popular activity with frequent sightings of species such as darters, storks, kingfishers, hornbills, and racket-tailed drongos, along with many interesting varieties of butterflies.

The best ways to enjoy the park's splendid mountain scenery are to take a lake cruise or guided jungle walk, the latter allowing visitors a chance to come face to face with elephant herds and observe other wildlife from watchtowers and viewing platforms.

Hot Tip: Be sure to stop at one of the many nearby spice, tea, or coffee plantations for a tour.

Agra Fort

Built as a military structure in 1565 by Emperor Akbar with later additions by Shah Jahan, the stunning Agra Fort (also known as Agra's Red Fort) is an interesting mix of both Hindu and Muslim influences.

Located a little more than two kilometers from the Taj Mahal , the fort is entered through Amar Singh Gate with its low outer wall and dogleg design built to confuse attackers. Once inside, you'll see two large interlinked sandstone buildings, Akbari Mahal and Jahangiri Mahal, the largest private residence in the complex.

Other highlights include the Khas Mahal (Private Palace), with its splendid copper roof, and the Anguri Bagh (Grape Garden), a jigsaw-patterned Mughal garden with numerous wonderful fountains and water channels as well as screens that once offered a private area for the emperor and his entourage. Also of note is the octagonal Musamman Burj tower, which later served as Shah Jahan's prison until his death.

Address: Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003

The Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

The famous monumental Ellora Caves were built between the 5th and 10th centuries by Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monks, and make for an excellent excursion from Mumbai, some 300 kilometers to the west.

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this remarkable collection of 34 carved monasteries, chapels, and temples – 12 of them Buddhist, 17 Hindu, and five belonging to the Jain faith – were built in close proximity to each other, a reflection of the religious tolerance that existed during this period of Indian history.

Of the Buddhist monastery caves, highlights include a number of shrines featuring carvings of Buddha and saints dating from the 5th to 7th centuries, as well as the stunning Carpenter's Cave, considered one of the finest in India.

The Hindu caves are much more complex and were carved from the top down, so scaffolding was not necessary. Of these, the best is the Kailasa Temple, an enormous rock-cut temple representing Mount Kailasa and requiring the removal of 200,000 tons of rock.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Dominating the old city of Jodhpur, the massive Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest fortifications in India, was built in the 15th century to safeguard the people of the famous "Blue City." Jodhpur is still known by this name, which is derived from its indigo-colored houses, painted blue to deflect the heat.

Built on top of a towering outcrop, Mehrangarh is an amazing feat of construction, its massive walls all but impenetrable. Access is via one of seven splendid gates, including Jaya Pol and Fateh Pol (the latter still bears scars from cannon attacks).

Highlights of a visit include exploring the fort's fascinating network of courtyards and palaces, as well as a museum housing a splendid collection of artifacts related to the Maharajas. Be sure to spend time in the historic center of Jodhpur itself, famous for its eight city gates, a lovely old clock tower, and numerous bazaars selling everything from vegetables to sweets, spices, and handicrafts.

Address: Fort Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006

Official site: www.mehrangarh.org

The city of Varanasi along the banks of the Ganges River

The Ganges River, or "Ganga" after the Hindu goddess, has long been one of India's most revered natural wonders. It's also one of the country's leading attractions , drawing crowds of Indian nationals to partake in its religious ceremonies, as well as tourists to enjoy the splendor of this mighty river.

While there are a number of cities dotted along the river, it's to the city of Varanasi that most tourists will travel to experience the Ganges and the cultural attractions that have sprung up along its banks. Although relatively small by Indian standards – its population is around 1.2 million people – the city is chock-full of temples and other important religious sites, many of them focused on worship of (or on) the Ganges.

Numerous "ghats" are set along the river banks, making it easy for worshippers and tourists alike to get up close. Made up of sometimes steep steps leading directly into the water, there are in fact 88 of these entry points to the Ganges. While most are many centuries old, they were extensively reconstructed and improved in the 1700s, and with their often vibrant, colorful ceremonies and celebrations are some of the most beautiful places to photograph in India .

If you've time, opt for one of the Ganges river tours available in the city from any one of the ghats. The most memorable are the early morning sunrise cruises. Top the experience by purchasing one of the small, floating offerings available from a vendor and set it off down the river (camera at the ready, of course).

Mysore Palace

The sprawling city of Mysore is a delight to explore thanks to its eclectic mix of fine old colonial architecture; regal Indian palaces; and lush, well-manicured gardens. While those inclined towards shopping will enjoy spending time in the city's famous silk and sandalwood bazaars, the main attraction is magnificent Mysore Palace.

Completely rebuilt in 1897 after a devastating fire, this beautiful three-storied palace features highlights such as its elegant square towers and domes; the many ornate ceilings and pillars in Durbar Hall; and the splendid Marriage Pavilion, with its glazed floor tiles, stunning stained glass, artworks, and displays of jewelry. It's also where, on special occasions, the exquisite Golden Throne is exhibited.

For a real treat, be sure to catch one of the splendid light displays held each Sunday and during holidays, when the palace is illuminated by more than 90,000 lights. A fun way to explore the palace's massive grounds and gardens is as part of a cycle tour, available free once inside.

Address: Sayyaji Rao Road, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya, considered the world's holiest Buddhist site, attracts thousands of visitors each year, all drawn to participate with the resident monks in meditation and prayer.

The focal point of this place of pilgrimage is stunning Mahabodhi Temple, built next to the very spot where Buddha came to Enlightenment and formulated his philosophy on life. Constructed in the 6th century and restored numerous times since, the temple is topped with a beautiful pyramidal spire and houses a large gilded statue of Buddha.

Also of interest is the site's pipal tree, a descendant of the original bodhi tree where Buddha meditated for seven days after the Enlightenment, said to be among the oldest and most venerated trees in the world (you'll know you've found it when you spot the red sandstone slab marking the spot).

Address: Bodhgaya, Bihar 824231

instagram logo

More on India

India Travel Guide

Home › India Travel Guide Updated: January 26, 2023

Where to stay: Agra • Bengaluru • Chennai • Delhi • Goa • Jaipur • Jodhpur • Kolkata • Mumbai

India Highlights

Map of India Best Places to Visit

Best time to visit India Best places to visit in India

Largest Cities in India

Largest cities in India.

City maps: Agra •  Bengaluru • Chennai • Delhi • Goa • Kolkata •  Jaipur • Mumbai

States and Capitals in India

States and capitals in India.

Climate Zones in India

Climate zones in India.

Rain & Monsoons in India

Wet and dry seasons in India.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Flights to India

Getting to India by Air.

Best Hotels: Agra • Bengaluru • Chennai • Delhi • Goa • Jaipur • Jodhpur • Kolkata • Mumbai

  • TheTraveller .co.uk
  • Maps of India

Our tourist maps

Kailash's tips, India expert

Discover India as you've never seen it before! Here are 3 brand new tourist maps that you can print out and use now! Journey into an extraordinary culture marked by sacred temples and World Heritage sites. Plan ahead thanks to these maps and organise your trip to the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple. Everything you'll need to make your holiday in India an unforgettable experience. Discover our maps to plan your trip in the best possible way.

India, the 7th largest country in the world is as exciting as it can be unsettling and a trip there is bound to mark you for life. From the tropical beaches to the Himalayan mountain tops, discover a country of tea plantations, natural wildlife and fascinating architecture and history. Whether it's the bright white Taj Mahal or the colourful Sri Meenakshi, India is a country full of great treasures and surprises.

Carte des régions INDIA

Overview of 6 tourist regions

The east, bordering the bay of bengal.

Culture, cuisine and colonial architecture are what attracts tourists to this tolerant region.

THE GREAT SOUTH

With lush vegetation and historic temples, the south pays tribute to its indigenous culture.

THE HIMALAYAN NORTHERN BORDER

Adventurers will be delighted to discover the spirituality and cultural heritage of the Himalayas.

THE NORTH, THE TRIBAL BELT

This region is quite isolated and less explored but offers acres of lush vegetation and tea plantations.

THE REGION OF DELHI

The vibrant and magical Indian capital contrasts with its calm forest surroundings.

THE WEST, ON THE PATH OF THE MAHARADJAS

Mumbai, Bollywood cinema and beautiful landscapes including deserts, beaches, forests, slums, fortresses and palaces.

Attractions maps

India is teeming with temples, fortresses, and world heritage sites: the unmissable Taj Mahal, the Ellora Caves, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Khajuraho or Vittala are vestiges of an intricate Indian architecture. If you're looking for nature or just to relax on the beach, then head to Palolem or Varkala and if you're searching for predators then Corbett Tiger Reserve is a great spot for animal watching.

Carte des incontournables INDIA

Routes and distances maps

Given the size of the India, the 9 airports are definitely necessary. Direct flights are available to New Delhi (North), Mumbai (Central) and Bungalore (South). Make sure you chose carefully which airport you land in, so as to avoid tedious onward journeys. If you're stay is short, then it may be wise to opt for domestic flights. Otherwise there are a number of public transportations you can enjoy, including buses, taxis, tuk-tuks, boats and trains. In fact, India has one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world with almost 7000 stations throughout the country. Of course, you can always rent a car and enjoy more freedom, a cost for a driver/guide is under 13£ / day.

Carte des incontournables INDIA

indiamap360.com

India tourist map

You can find on this page the India tourist map to print and to download in PDF. The India tourist attractions map presents the monuments, museums, parks and points of interest of India in Asia.

India travel map

Map of India travel

The India tourist map shows all tourist places and points of interest of India. This travel map of India will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of India in Asia. The India tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Tourism in India is the largest service industry, with a contribution of 6.23% to the national GDP and 8.78% of the total employment in India. In 2010, total Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) in India were 5.78 million as its mentioned in India tourist map and India generated about 200 billion US dollars in 2008 and that is expected to increase to US$375.5 billion by 2018 at a 9.4% annual growth rate. The majority of foreign tourists come from USA and UK. Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are the top five states to receive inbound tourists.

According to World Travel and Tourism Council, India will be a tourism hot-spot from 2009 to 2018, having the highest 10-year growth potential. The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2007 ranked tourism in India sixth in terms of price competitiveness and 39th in terms of safety and security (see India tourist map).

Goa is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India as you can see in India tourist map. A former colony of Portugal, Goa is famous for its excellent beaches, Portuguese churches, Hindu temples, and wildlife sanctuaries. Gujarat offers many types of tourism like Business Tourism, Archeological & Heritage Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Religious Tourism, Wildlife Tourism, Medical Tourism and much more. Amitabh Bachchan is currently the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism.

India attractions map

India tourist attractions map

Map of India tourist attractions

The India attractions map shows all monuments and sightseeing of India. This tourist attractions map of India will allow you to easily discover monuments, museums ans places to visit of India in Asia. The India attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Perhaps India most recognizable building, the Taj Mahal as its shown in India attractions map is also the world most famous testimony to the power of love. A major pilgrimage center for Hindus, the holy city of Varanasi has long been associated with the mighty Ganges River, one of the faith most important religious symbols. Founded in 1577 by Ram Das, Amritsar is an important hub of Sikh history and culture. The main attraction in India is Harmandir Sahib, opened in 1604 and still often referred to as the Golden Temple for its beautiful gold decoration.

So named for the yellow sandstone used in most of its buildings, the Golden City of Jaisalmer as its mentioned in India attractions map is an oasis of splendid old architecture that rises from the sand dunes of the Thar Desert. Built by Shah Jahan in 1648 as the seat of Mughal power-a role it maintained until 1857-the magnificent crescent-shaped Red Fort in New Delhi, named after the stunning red sandstone used in its construction, covers a vast area of more than two square kilometers, all of it surrounded by a large moat. Standing an impressive 26 meters tall and overlooking the Arabian Sea, the iconic Gateway of India is a must-see attraction when in Mumbai.

Construction of Hyderabad Mecca Masjid, one of the world largest mosques-and one of the oldest in India-began in 1614 during Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah reign and took almost 80 years to complete. Amer Fort (often also spelt "Amber") was built as a fortified palace in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh I and has long served as the capital of Jaipur. Long known within India as the "go-to" destination for those seeking a great beach holiday, Goa beautiful western coastline as you can see in India attractions map, overlooking the Arabian Sea, has only recently been discovered by tourists from overseas.

India Itineraries

Book your individual trip , stress-free with local travel experts

  • roughguides.com
  • itineraries
  • Travel guide
  • Local Experts
  • Itineraries
  • Travel Advice
  • Accommodation

India’s simply too vast and too complex to explore in a single trip. It makes more sense to focus on one, two or perhaps three regions, depending on your time frame. The following India itineraries showcase both the classic attractions and less well-known gems of six distinct areas, from the icy heights of the Himalayas to the sweltering tropical backwaters of Kerala.

Tailor-made travel itineraries for India, created by local experts

A Trek Through Ladakh's Markha Valley

13 days  / from 1800 USD

A Trek Through Ladakh's Markha Valley

Trek through the Markha Valley, taking in the jaw-dropping Himalayan landscape, camp in traditional mountain villages, and discover hilltop monasteries. This unique journey combines the culture of the Buddhist faith with the natural beauty of the mountains and the hustle and bustle of Delhi.

Rajasthan: The Land of Kings

15 days  / from 2745 USD

Rajasthan: The Land of Kings

Experience the Land of Kings in luxury.This trip around Rajasthan takes you to Jaipur's palaces, sacred pilgrimage sites and deep into the desert hills. Breathe in the excitement of Dehli and visit the Taj Mahal. Then come nightfall, lay your head to rest in former royal palaces and magical forts.

The Holy City of Varanasi

6 days  / from 785 USD

The Holy City of Varanasi

The flat, sunburnt plains of the Ganges River are India's breadbasket: a densely populated area, it is home to many of the country's greatest sights. See Delhi and all its treasures, then fly to Varanasi, the most sacred stretch of the Ganges and one of India's most intense and atmospheric places.

Indian Wildlife Safari

15 days  / from 3430 USD

Indian Wildlife Safari

Meet Bengals, birds, monkeys, leopards and more on an amazing wildlife extravaganza visiting India's famous national parks. Experience the countryside by rail, soak up some culture at the Taj Mahal and Rantahnbore Fort and finish with some shopping and sightseeing in the bustling capital, Dehli.

India: from the Ganges to the Golden Triangle

10 days  / from 1900 USD

India: from the Ganges to the Golden Triangle

From Dehli's bustling dusty streets to 'the pink city' of Jaipur and Agra's Taj Mahal, this trip ensures you experience all of India's Golden Triangle highlights. You'll visit sacred Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges and Khajuraho's famous temples too.

Magical Kerala

7 days  / from 880 USD

Magical Kerala

The intense greens of the Kerala backwaters, overhung by innumerable coconut palms, encapsulate tropical India like nowehere else. Enjoy a lazy cruise on a converted rice barge; visit fragrant spice plantations, explore Cochi and spot local wildlife.

Recommended India itineraries

India, a land of diverse cultures, landscapes, and histories, offers an array of experiences, from the majestic Himalayas in the north to the serene backwaters of Kerala in the south. 

Our local travel expert, Ravi, says, ' India is not just a destination; it's a vibrant tapestry of experiences waiting to be discovered. With our tailor-made trips, you get more than just a holiday; you embark on a journey curated just for you. '

If you are planning your travel to India, use these itineraries created by our travel experts as a starting point for inspiration.

Looking for an India itinerary by duration? 10 days - 14 days

003_Itinerary_new

India Itinerary 1 - The Golden Triangle - 1 week

No other region of India packs in as many awe-inspiring monuments as the so-called “Golden Triangle” connecting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Allow at least a week to complete the circuit, with a diversion south to the tiger reserve at Ranthambore if you’ve time to spare.

  • Delhi - Start out at Shah Jahan’s mighty Red Fort in the Mughal Old City, then work your way south through the medieval monuments of the southern suburbs.
  • Agra - Cross the Yamuna River by boat in the early morning for an unforgettable view of the Taj just after sunrise, then spend the rest of the day ticking off the city’s other Mughal splendours.
  • Fatehpur Sikri - Overnight at a guesthouse below the deserted capital of emperor Akbar to see its deep red sandstone architecture at its most ethereal, in the diffuse light of dusk and dawn.
  • Keoladeo National Park - Bicycle safaris along the dirt tracks and banks that crisscross this teeming bird reserve offer a perfect antidote to the noise and traffic of India’s northern cities.
  • Jaipur - Approach the ochre-walled palace of Amber Fort on elephant back, before spending a day in the textile and gemstone bazaars of the Rajasthani capital – a riot of quintessentially Indian colour.
  • Shekhawati - Set on the fringes of the Thar Desert, the painted havelis (walled mansions) in the market towns of this once rich area make the ideal stopover on the journey back to Delhi.

India Itinerary 2 - Around the "Land of Kings" - 1 month

You’ll need at least a month to really do justice to India’s dazzling desert state, Rajasthan, or three weeks at a pinch.

  • Jaipur - The Pink City, with its hectic streets and flamboyant Rajput architecture, is a real baptism of fire.
  • Ranthambore - If sighting a tiger is a priority, aim to spend at least a couple of nights at a camp near this world-famous reserve.
  • Pushkar - Ringed by the white domes and sacred ghats of Hindu shrines, Pushkar makes a perfect base for leisurely desert walks and souvenir hunts.
  • Udaipur - Dine by candlelight on a haveli rooftop for the ultimate view of the Sisodia maharanas’ fairytale palaces.
  • Jodhpur - Rajasthan’s most spectacular medieval fortress, Mehrangarh, towers above the warren-like old city painted a hundred shades of sky blue.
  • Jaisalmer - A long trip across the Thar is rewarded by the sublime vision of Jai Sigh’s yellow-stone citadel floating above the sand flats.
  • Bikaner - Quirky architecture and a temple where thousands of rats run free are two vestiges of this city’s former prominence on the trans-Thar caravan route.
  • Nawalgarh - After a succession of big cities, this small town on the fringes of the desert makes an enjoyable base for trips to nearby forts and havelis.

Taj Mahal and Agra © Shutterstock

Taj Mahal, India

India Itinerary 3 - The Deep South - 3 weeks

The Deep South offers dramatic landscapes and world-class monuments. You’ll need at least three weeks to cover this route comfortably, or two at a rushed pace with your own transport.

  • Chennai - The old colonial hub of Fort St George is the standout sight of the Tamil capital, but there’s also a wealth of succulent southern cuisine on offer.
  • Mamallapuram - Sculpted by the Pallava kings, Mamallapuram holds a tempting combination of ancient stonework and breezy tropical beaches.
  • Puducherry - Soak up the lingering Gallic ambience of France’s former colony on the Coromandel Coast, ideally from the confines of a heritage hotel.
  • Thanjavur - The mighty Brihadishwara Temple and collection of Chola bronzes in the town’s art gallery make Thanjavur the perfect springboard for the Kaveri Delta region.
  • Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) - Gaze from the summit of Trichy’s exotic rock fort across the Kaveri River to the largest temple complex in India.
  • Madurai - The shrine of the Fish-Eyed Goddess is Tamil Nadu’s greatest living monument, renowned for its multicoloured, deity-encrusted gateway towers.
  • Periyar - Scale the Western Ghat range to enter Kerala’s Cardamom Hills, where the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary offers the chance to sight elephants.
  • Alappuzha - This former colonial trading port provides the entry point for trips into the surrounding backwater region of Kuttanad – a watery world like no other in Asia.
  • Fort Cochin - The heritage hotels, arty cafés and funky boutiques of Kerala’s historic harbour town are the ideal end point for a tour of India’s far south.

India Itinerary 4 - Himalayan odyssey - 2-3 weeks

Experience the contrasting landscapes of the world’s greatest mountain range with this two- to three-week journey from the northern plains to the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau and idyllic Vale of Kashmir.

  • Shimla - Trundle on the toy train from Kalka through the foothills to this quintessentially Raj-era hill station.
  • Manali - Lush forests of deodar cedars, apple orchards and giant, ice-dusted summits flank the hill resort of Manali, in the Kullu Valley – starting point of the trans-Himalayan highway.
  • Leh - A breathless, two-day journey across a vast desert of scree and dizzying passes brings you to the capital of Ladakh, marooned in the high Indus Valley.
  • The Ladakhi lakes - Charter a jeep for the trip southeast to the hypnotically beautiful altitude lakes of Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri.
  • Kargil - Fairytale Buddhist monasteries and stupendous mountain scenery characterize the long haul to the mid-point on the journey to Kashmir.
  • Srinagar - Laze on the deck of a houseboat sipping spiced tea while the shadows lengthen on the surrounding mountainsides and shikara canoes filled with fruit and flowers paddle past.

India Itinerary 5 - Rhododendrons and red pandas - 10 days

Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is the launch pad for this classic trip through the tea estates around Darjeeling to Sikkim, a beautiful, predominantly Buddhist region in the lap of the Himalayas. You could cover the route in a fortnight; with an additional week, consider a multistage trek into the high country further north.

  • Kolkata - Join the flood of commuters crossing the Howrah Bridge, admire the spectacular monuments of the British Empire and discover one of India’s tastiest regional cuisines.
  • Darjeeling - Amazing views of distant Kanchenjunga, a quaint Raj-era vibe and the famous Toy Train ride up from the plains account for the perennial appeal of India’s principal tea hub.
  • Rumtek - A quiet alternative to nearby Gangtok (the Sikkimese capital), Rumtek is also the site of a spectacular Buddhist monastery.
  • Maenam Sanctuary - Tackle the lung-stretching, 1000m ascent of Maenam mountain from Ravangla town for a tantalizing panoramic view of the snow peaks to the north.
  • Pemayangtse - The poster boy for northeast Himalayan monasteries, Pemayangtse offers the added bonus of spectacular vistas of Kanchenjunga.
  • Varshey Rhododendron Sanctuary - Travellers with a botanical bent shouldn’t miss the chance to trek through this tract of pristine rhododendron forest, home to red pandas and black bears.

India Itinerary 6 - The Deccan Trail - 3 weeks

Despite its extraordinary wealth of historic monuments, the Deccan region of central India sees comparatively few visitors. The rewards for those who do make it are considerable: a succession of astonishing temple sites, crumbling tombs, mosques and deserted capitals spanning sixteen centuries of civilization. Allow at least three weeks for this unforgettable trip.

  • Hyderabad - The convoluted ruins of medieval Golconda, on the outskirts of the city, followed by a climb of the Charminar (“Four Minarets”) mosque and a slap-up Hyderabadi feast are the perfect preamble for what lies ahead.
  • Bidar - Resembling a town on the Central Asian Silk Route, Bidar’s rambling fort-palace, madrasa, tombs and metal workshops recall this region’s medieval Persian roots.
  • Vijayapura (Bijapur) - For three centuries, Bijapur served as the capital of the Deccan. An unparalleled crop of monuments survive from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including India’s largest domed tomb, the mighty Gol Gumbaz.
  • Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal - The Deccan’s ancient Hindu heyday is represented by this trio of wonderful sites – a feast of enigmatic rock-cut caves, monkey-infested temples and tumbledown forts – in the middle of nowhere.
  • Hampi - Rent a bicycle to explore the expansive, beautifully carved remains of medieval India’s most splendid city, set amid a dreamy landscape of banana groves and boulder hills.
  • Gokarna - This compact pilgrimage town on the Konkan coast holds plenty of traditional atmosphere, and a crop of gorgeous beaches around the headland to the south.
  • Goa - For a self-indulgent spell soaking up the rays and surf of the Konkan, Goa’s hard to beat. Aim for one of the less-developed resorts such as Agonda or Patnem in the south of the state.
  • Travelling across central India from Mumbai on the Arabian Sea to Puri on the Bay of Bengal gives you the chance to see some of the country’s most compelling attractions, relax by the beach, and then fly out from Kolkata. Realistically, you’ll need a month for this route, though it could be done in three weeks at a canter.
  • Mumbai - Dynamic and exhilarating, this vast megalopolis bombards the senses with the extremes of urban India, and is an excellent place to sample some of the country’s finest dining.
  • Aurangabad - A superb base from which to visit the breathtaking cave sculptures and carvings at Ellora and Ajanta. Check out, too, the city’s own “false Taj”, the Bibi-ka-Maqbara.
  • Khajuraho - Hidden away in India’s very centre, this medieval temple complex is decorated with the most eye-popping array of erotica you’ll find on any religious building anywhere.
  • Lucknow - Visit the now-ruined Residency in the capital of Uttar Pradesh, where a besieged British contingent famously held out for five months during the 1857 uprising. Don’t leave without sampling the city’s succulent dum pukht cuisine.
  • Varanasi - The spiritual capital of India, and one of the oldest cities on earth, where you can see bathing and cremations by the sacred River Ganges, and watch the kids fly their kites from your terrace while monkeys scurry around the rooftops.
  • Bodhgaya - The Buddha achieved enlightenment while sitting under a bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, one of a trio of sacred Buddhist sites within easy striking distance of Varanasi.
  • Puri - Home of the famous annual Jagannath “Car Festival” (Rath Yatra), Puri is also a low-key beach resort, popular with Indian families and Western backpackers, and an excellent place to recharge your batteries.

The Rough Guides to India and related travel guides

In-depth, easy-to-use travel guides filled with expert advice.

The Rough Guide to India

Travel advice for India

From travel safety to visa requirements, discover the best tips for traveling to India

  • Mumbai, India
  • Culture and Etiquette in India
  • How to get a visa to India
  • Eating and drinking in India
  • How to get to India
  • Getting around India: Transportation Tips
  • Travel Health India
  • Maharashtra, India
  • Shopping tips for India
  • Travel Tips India for planning and on the go
  • Sports and Outdoor activities in India
  • Best time to visit India

Find even more inspiration here

Woman at Taj Mahal, Agra, India © SasinTipchai/Shutterstock

written by Andy Turner

updated 15.12.2023

facebook

Ready to travel and discover India?

Get support from our local experts for stress-free planning & worry-free travels.

  • Where to stay
  • Travel advice
  • India Pincodes
  • Train Timings
  • Flight Time Calculator
  • Distance Calculator
  • World Clock
  • Forex Rates

India Tourist Map • Tourist Places in India Map

Here is an India Tourist Map for tourists. This Tourism Map of India shows all the major India Tourist Places and tourism destinations in India. A map with tourist destinations will serve as a guide if you're planning a trip to India. This Map shows the location of tourist places in India along with their names and the tourism attraction of such places.

India Tourism Map - India's Tourist Places

India Tourist Map, Tourist Places in India

India Tourist Map is your online guide while planning a trip to India. If you are planning to visit India and you're not sure about the tourist places in India , this India Map with tourist destinations will help you. India map showing the location of all the tourist hotspots in India along with its tourism attraction. Free printable India Tourist Map for download.

India Road Information - Some Basic facts about th Indian Road Network

India has the third largest road network in the world. The density of India's highway network is higher than that of the United States. Given below are some interesting facts about India Roads.

India is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world today. Tourists from all over the world visit India to enjoy and experience the surprises India has to offer. From the snow clad mountains in the north to the sun drenched beaches in the south, India is a land of beauty. Beaches, Hill stations, wildlife safari, historical monuments, pilgrim centers, rejuvenating ayurveda treatment etc... are some of the major attractions of India Tourism. Tourist Places in India are spread across the length and breadth of the country. A trip to India will surely be a Vacation of a life time.

Travel Links

Indian railway, trains & train timings

Asiahighlights logo

  • 2 Weeks for Couple
  • 2 Weeks for Family
  • Thailand Lantern Festival
  • Indonesia(Bali)
  • South Korea
  • China (HK, Taiwan)
  • Itinerary Ideas
  • Asia Highlights Travel Reviews
  • Thailand Travel Reviews
  • Vietnam Travel Reviews
  • Cambodia Travel Reviews
  • Japan Travel Reviews
  • Myanmar Travel Reviews
  • China Travel Reviews

India Maps, India Travel Maps, India Weather Map

India Maps, India Travel Maps, India Weather Map

This page offers a variety of useful tourist maps of India, including India city map, India weather map, maps showing how to get around India, and more.

India Tourist Maps

India is a big country. The major tourist cities include Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, which may take about 7 days for a trip. If you want to explore more, you can go Rajasthan in the west or Goa, Kerala, and Mumbai in the south. For more information, you can see our  How Long to Spend in India (for First Timers): Itineraries from 5 Days to 1 Month

India Weather Map

The best time to visit India is from December to February with the perfect weather condition. June to September is the rainy season, which may be a good time for price and less crowded attractions. See more on Best (and Worst) Times to Visit India & the Monsoon?  

India Transportation Map

India tiger safaris map.

India is the best place to see wild tigers. Jeep safaris, the most popular way to see the Bengal tigers in their natural habitat, are available in almost all of the national parks across India. See more on our Best 7 National Parks for Tiger Safaris in India

Recommended India Tours

All our tours can be customized. We can create an ideal Thailand trip for you based on your group size, time, budget, interests, preferences, and other requirements.  Contact us .

  • 9-Day India Golden Triangle with Tiger Safari
  • 12-Day Family Holiday in India
  • 14-Day Romantic Honeymoon Trip in India

Cancellation Policy: With Asia Highlights , you enjoy 100% refund of any payments made to China Highlights prior to 3 weeks before departure ( detail⇒ ). 

Why Travel with Asia Highlights (98.8% positive customer reviews among 10,000+)

  • Unique experiences tailored to your interests: Enjoy a premium trip that goes beyond the typical tourist attractions.
  • Hassle-free travel and peace of mind: Every aspect of your trip will be carefully planned and organized by your 1:1 travel consultant.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides: Your guides will be local and love to work for travelers' smiles.

9-Day India Golden Triangle with Varanasi

  • 7-Day India Golden Triangle Tour
  • 8-Day Diwali Festival in India Golden Triangle Tour 2024
  • 9-Day India Tiger Safari and Golden Triangle Tour
  • 9-Day India Golden Triangle with Varanasi
  • 11-Day India and Nepal Tour
  • 11-Day India Holi Festival Tour 2024
  • 14-Day Rajasthan Tour Package for Westerners
  • 14-Day India, Nepal, and Bhutan Tour
  • 2-Week Luxury India Tour
  • 21-Day India, Nepal and Bhutan Tour
  • India Itineraries 2024: from 5 Days to 1 Month
  • 2 Weeks in India 2024/2025: Top 4 Itineraries
  • How to Plan a Trip to India 2024/2025: 7 Easy Steps for You
  • How to Plan an Awesome Family Trip to India in 2024
  • Plan an Awesome Trip to India, Bhutan and Nepal (6 Tips)
  • How to Plan an India and Nepal Trip 2024/2025
  • How to Plan a Trip to India for Holi 2024
  • A Complete Guide to Experiencing Diwali
  • How Much Does a Trip to India Cost?
  • Is India Safe to Travel? Women & Kids (Tips for 2023)
  • Best (and Worst) Times to Visit India 2024, Rainy Season?
  • Best Times to Visit the Taj Mahal?Expert Tips in 2024
  • Weather in India in January: Is It a Good Time to Visit? Where to Go
  • Weather in February in India: Cold and Warm!
  • Weather in India in March: Good for Travel or Not?
  • Weather in India in April: Temperatures and Where to Go
  • Weather in May in India: a Good Time to Go?
  • Weather in India in June: the Monsoon Begins — OK to Travel?
  • Weather in July in India: Too Wet to Travel?
  • August Weather in India: Still Rainy? (5 Places to Go)
  • Weather in September in India: Rainy or Not?
  • Weather in India in October: Best Time for Pleasant Weather
  • Weather in India in November — Dry Season Travel
  • Weather in India in December: 7 Best Places to Visit in India in December

india map with tourist destinations

Discover real reviews of Highlights Travel Family 's best-rated service across trusted platforms.

india map with tourist destinations

The China Highlights and tour of Dali was absolutely wonderful. The tour guide Daisy was so nice, knowledgeable and provided an excellent, memorable experience of Old Town Dali, Erhai Lake, the Three Pagodas and so much more. I have been on many tours and this one was the best, exactly what we were looking for, including the pace, the food, the attention to details, care and professionalism. Everything was positively great!

india map with tourist destinations

From the moment we arrived in Shanghai it was an unforgettable experience. The agency and Martín (our guide) made everything possible to had the best experience and were always open to show or teach more if was necessary. We were very happy with the places we saw and the stories we learned thanks to Martín!!! I totally recommend the agency!!

Our family tour with China Travel was absolutely wonderful. The China highlights of Dali was planned with the great care and help from Vanessa, and the actual tour guide, Daisy, who was knowledgeable, flexible, helpful, and provided an excellent, memorable experience for my family. We toured several locations and I especially liked the pace of Old Town Dali, the scenic view of Erhai Lake, and the history of the Three Pagodas, and so much more. I have been on many tours and this one was the best, exactly what we were looking for, including the pace, the food, the attention to details, care and professionalism. Everything was positively great! Highly

My mother and I greatly enjoyed our trip to Dali. Our tour guide was Daisy and she did a wonderful job taking us on an adventure around to everywhere we wanted to go. We even went to some under appreciated areas that we had been interested in! We visited a bit after my mother's birthday and Daisy was kind enough to give my mother a gift!

Our family tour with China Travel was absolutely wonderful. The China highlights of Dali was planned with the great care and help from Vanessa, and the actual tour guide, Daisy, who was knowledgeable, flexible, helpful, and provided an excellent, memorable experience for my family.

Ethan has been my tour guide for my four day trip to Beijing. He has been knowledgeable, polite, and most helpful. I was uncomfortable coming to China for the first time without speaking any Chinese at all. Ethan gave the tours, arranged for shows and literally took me to my seats. He also accompanied me to the train station to help figure my was around and help me find the correct train and car. I would definitely use China Highlights again in the future.

Lily Wong our guide at Guilin was wonderful. Along with all the good qualities like being punctual,courteous, organized,knowledgeable,hard working she is also caring.The scenaries at Guilin is second to none,Lily helped us to take lots of pictures to capture the scenaries as much as possible.With Lily's help I can enjoy the amazing cave and the rafting.At Yangshuo Lily also recommend a Light Show on the river.That was fantastic never saw anything like it. I must mention the unique hotel they put us in.Its called Yangshuo Moondance hotel.My wife is very happy with Lily because she took a lot of pictures for her and took her shopping for a new (Qie Pao,cantonese Cheung Sham).

We were so fortunate to have Kris as our tour guide. He was so kind and helpful with a great sense of humor. He made sure that my parents, who are in their 70s, were comfortable and that we traveled at a good place. Kris had excellent suggestions for restaurants and he helped arrange tickets to the Eras 2 show- like a cirque de soleil type show that was spectacular. I really enjoyed the Yu Garden as well as the propaganda poster museum. I highly recommend Kris and China Highlights!

I have an excellent trip to Guilin and my guide, Gary Wei who works for China Highlights Tour was very professional and knowledgeable in regard to the history of the Guilin and Yangshuo. Gary was remarkable with his recital of a lot of ancient poems. Hence, I had such a good and memorable experience. I do highly recommend China Highlights Tour to anyone who wish to visit China.

Our tour guides Doyle Cheng (Kunming), Daisy Shi (Dali), Martin (Lijiang) were knowledgeable about the local culture and folklore regaling us with many stories, history mixed with witty remarks and jokes.They made us feel safe, comfortable during the many trips feeding us with local snacks, sweets, pastries, fruits. Our shopping list were all taken care off with their well recommended shops and even bargain hunting.They were sensitive and alert to our toilet breaks, flexible to last minute changes and recommended good dinner restaurants.Big thank you to Martin for your extra attention given to our children when they werent feeling well.

More reviews

Get Inspired with Some Popular Itineraries

At Asia Highlights, we create your kind of journey — your dates, your destinations, at your pace. You can have any trip tailor made for your travel.

More Travel Ideas and Inspiration

TrustPilot rating

Sign up to Our Newsletter

Be the first to receive exciting updates, exclusive promotions, and valuable travel tips from our team of experts.

The Asia Highlights Experience

Where can we take you today.

  • Middle East
  • African safari
  • Indonesia (Bali)
  • South Africa
  • Central Asia

China Tours

  • Inner Mongolia
  • Yangtze River
  • Zhangjiajie
  • Tours from Hong Kong
  • Tours from Shanghai
  • Travel Agents
  • Our Differences

How It Works

  • Tell us details of your holiday plan.
  • After you submit the form, one of our travel experts will get back to you with customised holiday package based on your requirement, within 24 hours.
  • Grab the deal and start packing your bags for an indelible holiday with Tour My India.

Call Us for details

+91-9212777225

Request a quote.

india map with tourist destinations

North India

  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Uttarpradesh

South India

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Maharashtra

Central India

  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Chhattisgarh

Union Territories

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Jammu Kashmir
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Daman and Diu

Popular India Tourism Destinations by Interest

Wildlife Tours

  • Hill Station
  • Yoga and Ayurveda

Adventure Tourism

  • Motor Biking
  • Peak Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Rafting
  • Horse Safari
  • Camel Safari
  • Jeep Safari

Pilgrimage Tourism

  • Christianity

Packages by State

  • Jammu & Kashmir

Holidays by Interest

  • Heritage Tours
  • Ayurveda Tours
  • Special Interest

Popular Tour Packages

  • Golden Triangle Tour
  • Classical India Tour
  • Golden Triangle with Tiger Tour
  • Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
  • Frozen River Trek

Luxury Train Tour

  • Palace on Wheels
  • Heritage on Wheels
  • Maharaja Express
  • Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
  • Buddhist Circuit Train

Special Packages

  • Indian Wildlife Tour
  • Temple Trails Tour India
  • Buddhist Circuit Tours
  • Himalayan Wonder

Fixed Departure Tour

  • Chadar Trek
  • Chopta - Chandrashila Trek
  • Snow Leopard
  • Dzongri Goecha La Trek
  • Agra Hotels
  • Jaipur Hotels
  • Udaipur Hotels
  • Manali Hotels
  • Ladakh Hotels

Wildlife Resorts

  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Corbett National Park
  • Kanha National Park
  • Pench National Park
  • Tadoba National Park

Beach Resorts

  • The Park Calangute
  • Neelam the Grand
  • Hotel Calangute Towers
  • Alor Holiday Resort
  • Lazy Lagoon Sarovar Portico Suites

Luxury Hotels

  • Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore
  • Hyatt, Bangalore
  • Hyatt Regency, Delhi
  • Leela Palace, Udaipur
  • ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

Top Weekend Breaks & Short Getaways Near Your City

  • Weekend Getaways Delhi
  • Weekend Getaways Mumbai
  • Weekend Getaways Chennai
  • Weekend Getaways Bangalore
  • Weekend Getaways Nagpur
  • Weekend Getaways Hyderabad
  • Weekend Getaways Cochin
  • Weekend Getaways Chandigarh
  • Weekend Getaways Ahmedabad
  • Weekend Getaways Pune
  • Weekend Getaways Jaipur
  • Flight Booking
  • International NEW

Call Now

International

India Map

Maps of Indian Cities

  • Bangalore Map
  • Udaipur Map
  • Kolkata Map
  • Ahmedabad Map
  • Jaisalmer Map
  • Darjeeling Map
  • Bhubaneshwar Map
  • Varanasi Map
  • Khajuraho Map
  • Hyderabad Map
  • Chennai Map
  • Aurangabad Map
  • Tirupati Map
  • Jodhpur Map
  • Bikaner Map
  • Chandigarh Map

Map of Heritage Sites in India

Let Us Plan Your Trip

Plan Your Trip

Request a FREE Quote

Request a FREE Quote

  • Email : [email protected]
  • Mobile : (+91) 9759222888
  • About Company
  • Why India Easy Trip
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Car Rental - Kms Basis
  • Car Rental - Fixed Amount
  • How we are different
  • Our Services
  • About India
  • States Of India
  • Art and Culture of India
  • Religion in India
  • Places to see in India
  • Things to do in India
  • Golden Triangle Tours
  • India Family holiday Tours
  • India Honeymoon Tours
  • India Wildlife Tours
  • Spa and Ayurveda Tours India
  • India Beach Holidays
  • Adventure Tours India
  • Rajasthan Cultural Tour
  • Uttarakhand
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Rajasthan Weekend Tour Packages
  • Uttarakhand Weekend Tour Packages
  • Delhi Weekend Tour Packages
  • Goa Weekend Tour Packages
  • Gujarat Weekend Tour Packages
  • Uttar Pradesh Weekend Tour Packages
  • Kerala Weekend Tour Packages
  • India Tourism

India is a well-known tourist destination in the world for its most well-liked tourist places in all over India. Well-known Temples, adventure sports, pilgrimage attractions, wildlife national parks, monuments and historical forts, beaches around India, wildlife sanctuaries, Hills and waterfalls, and places are some of the main tourist attractions in India that represents India as an unforgettable tourist destination .

India tourist map will help you in finding the location of the tourist destination you are planning to visit in India. If you would like to go hill station you must go Srinagar in Jamu & Kashmir in Northern India, mcleodganj hill station is popular tourist place it is also popular for waterfall and its amazing destination of India. Munnar Hill station is situated in Kerala southern India. Munnar a place of tea garden and attracts tourists, feel freshness. Nainital is district of Uttarakhand is poular for it’s beautiful and Naini peak is the highest peak of Nanital with 8578 feet high. Madikeri in Karntaka is popular hill station. More than 60 top best hills station points in India heritage.

India is the seventh largest country in the world in term of area. India has more than 50 best beaches destination few are very popular like Goa Agonda & Cavelossim Beaches, Radhanagar Beaches is located in Andaman & Nicobar islands, Puri Beach in Orrisa, Yarada Beach Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is located with west coast of Bay of Bengal. Yarada Beach is popular for its sun bathing and picnics.

India is popular for mainly Hindu’s Pilgrimage places in each direction of India is full with Pilgrimages in which most famous places are Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Dwaraka temple in Gujarat is situated in Dwaraka, anciently kingdom of Loard Krishna and it is one of the foremost Chardham. Haridwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. Amarnath Cave is most shrine of Hindu located in Jammu and Kashmir.

© Copyright 2018 Design By India Easy Trip All Rights Reserved

IMAGES

  1. Detailed tourist illustrated map of India

    india map with tourist destinations

  2. Places to visit India: tourist maps and must-see attractions

    india map with tourist destinations

  3. India Map of Major Sights and Attractions

    india map with tourist destinations

  4. Places to visit India: tourist maps and must-see attractions

    india map with tourist destinations

  5. Places to visit India: tourist maps and must-see attractions

    india map with tourist destinations

  6. Tourist map of India: tourist attractions and monuments of India

    india map with tourist destinations

VIDEO

  1. India Map Evolution 🤔 #shorts

  2. One of the areas where India should focus on:- TOURISM

  3. India map playing cards with India map #shortvideo #youtubeshorts i made India map#prakashgautam

  4. India map #####sindbajkhan #zoology##sindbajkhan

  5. INDIA MAP by LAXMIKANT sir

  6. India map block

COMMENTS

  1. Tourist Places in India, Best Places to Visit in India

    Some of the major tourist destinations in India are the Himalayas, Agra, Jaipur, Goa, Kerala, Delhi, Orissa and Maharshtra. Tourist Places in North India Agra - Architectural grandeur of...

  2. 27 Top Tourist Attractions in India (+Map)

    27 Top Tourist Attractions in India (+Map) - Touropia Destinations Stories Videos About HomeDestinationsIndia India is the world's seventh-largest country stretching from the high mountains of the Himalayas to the tropical greenery of Kerala, and from the sacred Ganges to the sands of the Thar desert.

  3. 16 Best Tourist Destinations in India

    16 Best Tourist Destinations in India Your Ultimate Trip to India: The Complete Guide SEE FULL GUIDE Which Region Is Right for You? India's Top Historical Destinations Romantic Indian Destinations India's Top Hill Stations India's Top National Parks The Best Beaches in India India's Best Backpacker Spots India's Most Spiritual Destinations

  4. 10 Best Places to Visit in India (+Map)

    10 Best Places to Visit in India (+Map) - Touropia 10 Best Places to Visit in India Last updated on February 5, 2024 by India is an enormous and diverse destination. Bordered by Pakistan, , Bhutan, More than 20 official languages, multiple religions and a variety of cuisines exist within India's borders.

  5. India Tourist Map

    All Destinations in India Click on an Destination to view it on map 1. Daringbadi 2. Golden Triangle India 3. Char Dham Yatra 4. Kashmir 5. Goa 6. Leh 7. Jaipur 8. Mumbai 9. Manali 10. Port Blair 11. Havelock Island 12. Bangalore 13. Kolkata 14. Andaman 15. Munnar 16. Udaipur 17. Gangtok 18. Amritsar

  6. 15 best places to visit in India

    Travel Stories India The 15 most spectacular places to visit in India Joe Bindloss Bradley Mayhew Dec 11, 2023 • 14 min read Expect fairy-tale-like drama against a desert backdrop in magical Jaisalmer, Rajasthan © Andrii Lutsyk/ Getty Images India's astonishing variety of sights has to be seen to be believed.

  7. 30 Best Places in India That Every Tourist Must Visit

    The landscape of India provides for an infinite number of holiday destinations in India- from scenic locations to sites soaked in history, from cities bustling with chaos and confusion to laid-back and relaxed stays, India is truly diverse. Amidst this huge list of vacation spots, choosing the perfect location for your next trip can be daunting.

  8. Complete guide to India

    Explore India holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. ... Destination Practicalities. Here's how to get a visa to visit India. Dec 20, 2023 • 7 min read ... covering maps, itineraries, and expert guidance. Shop Our Guidebooks. Go Beyond India and beyond. Beyond India. South India. Rajasthan. Goa.

  9. 20 Best Places to Visit in India

    20. McLeod Ganj. Map of Places to Visit in India. 1. Agra. Taj Mahal in Agra. If there was just one symbol to represent all of India, it would be the Taj Mahal. The monument inspires millions of tourists to make the trip to Agra every year, waking up before dawn to see magnificent structure radiate at sunrise.

  10. India Travel Maps

    Golden Triangle Tour - 6 Days View article Magical Kerala Tour - 6 Days View article Best of Rajasthan Tour - 10 Days

  11. 75 Tourist Places in India

    Here is the list of 75 Best Places to Visit in India - Tourist Places in India 1. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth 4.5 /5 View 38+ photos Known For : Dal Lake Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden Shankaracharya Temple Famously known as 'Heaven on Earth', Srinagar is every bit the epitome of paradise on earth.

  12. 15 Best Places to Visit in India, According to Travel Experts

    Nicknamed the City of Lakes, thanks to its seven lakes, this gorgeous destination is home to some of India's finest luxury hotels plus historic whitewashed palaces, including the magnificent City ...

  13. 16 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in India

    Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Mumbai. 7. Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad. Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad. Construction of Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid, one of the world's largest mosques - and one of the oldest in India - began in 1614 during Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah's reign and took almost 80 years to complete.

  14. MAPS of INDIA

    Best places to visit in India Largest Cities in India City maps: Agra • Bengaluru • Chennai • Delhi • Goa • Kolkata • Jaipur • Mumbai States and Capitals in India Climate Zones in India Rain & Monsoons in India UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Flights to India

  15. Tourist Map of India

    Free Download Close India map showing all the major tourist destinations of India.

  16. Places to visit India: tourist maps and must-see attractions

    Hotels Flight Car TheTraveller.co.uk India Maps of India Our tourist maps Discover India as you've never seen it before! Here are 3 brand new tourist maps that you can print out and use now! Journey into an extraordinary culture marked by sacred temples and World Heritage sites.

  17. Travel to India: Destinations, Hotels, Food, Transport and Tour Guide

    Budhist Pilgrimage Tour Honeymoon Destination Religious Places Golden Triangle Tour Historical Places Beaches Adventure Destination Wildlife Sanctuaries India Travel India is known as a...

  18. Tourist map of India: tourist attractions and monuments of India

    Print Download The India attractions map shows all monuments and sightseeing of India. This tourist attractions map of India will allow you to easily discover monuments, museums ans places to visit of India in Asia. The India attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

  19. India Travel Map, Travel Map Of India

    India has emerged as one of the best global tourism destinations in the past few decades. Its diverse natural resources, amazing flora and fauna, a panorama of colorful cultural attractions along… Description :India travel map showing major placs to visit in India. 1

  20. India Itineraries

    India, a land of diverse cultures, landscapes, and histories, offers an array of experiences, from the majestic Himalayas in the north to the serene backwaters of Kerala in the south. Our local travel expert, Ravi, says, 'India is not just a destination; it's a vibrant tapestry of experiences waiting to be discovered. With our tailor-made trips ...

  21. India Tourist Map • Tourist Places in India Map

    Home Maps India Tourist Map • Tourist Places in India Map Updated on Fri, Jan 22 2016 17:42 IST Here is an India Tourist Map for tourists. This Tourism Map of India shows all the major India Tourist Places and tourism destinations in India. A map with tourist destinations will serve as a guide if you're planning a trip to India.

  22. India Maps, India Travel Maps, India Weather Map

    India Tourist Maps. India is a big country. The major tourist cities include Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, which may take about 7 days for a trip. If you want to explore more, you can go Rajasthan in the west or Goa, Kerala, and Mumbai in the south. For more information, you can see our How Long to Spend in India (for First Timers): Itineraries from ...

  23. Maps of India- Travel & Tourism Map for Various Cities of India

    Maps of India- Travel & Tourism Map for Various Cities of India Destinations Holiday Ideas Packages Places to Stay Weekend Getaways NEW International Home Maps of Indian Cities Maps of Indian Cities Maps of Indian Cities Agra Map Mumbai Map Jaipur Map Cochin Map Bangalore Map Udaipur Map Kolkata Map Goa Map Ahmedabad Map Mysore Map Jaisalmer Map

  24. India Map, India map with states, India Easy Trip Pvt Ltd

    India Map. India is a well-known tourist destination in the world for its most well-liked tourist places in all over India. Well-known Temples, adventure sports, pilgrimage attractions, wildlife national parks, monuments and historical forts, beaches around India, wildlife sanctuaries, Hills and waterfalls, and places are some of the main tourist attractions in India that represents India as ...