Whether you are looking for a laid-back vacation with friends, spiritual escapade from the humdrum of life, sites reach in history and culture or relaxed stays in the lap of nature, India offers destinations for every kind of traveler. The choices of Luxury Tours to India are infinite. In fact, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that you would find yourself in a dilemma when it comes to picking up the top tourist places to visit in India. To help you out, we have prepared a list of ten destinations which must be visited by every globetrotter at least once in a lifetime.
Here you go!
Delhi, the capital city, makes the quintessential tourist destination for North India Tour. The city is a strange amalgam of cultures and traditions. Its heritage monuments will take you back to the age-old history while its mouth-watering delicacies will please your every sense. Stroll through the ‘Chandani Chowk’ and old Delhi on a rickshaw. Admire the stunning architectural marvels of the city. Whether you are a curious traveler, foodie or history buff, Delhi offers everything to please you.
One of the most celebrated tourist destinations of India, Agra needs no introduction. Home to ‘Eternal symbol of love,’ it is swarmed by visitors from all across the world. Apart from iconic beauty ‘Taj Mahal,’ the city houses two more impressive heritage sites – Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Other interesting things to do – feast yourself with Mughlai food, shop in lively markets, bargain for marble handicrafts and leather items and click plenty of pictures to take back home.
An Indian exploration in incomplete without witnessing its spiritual side and thereby visiting the holiest city of Varanasi is a must. The city of ‘Moksha’ tops the Pilgrimages Tourism in India. The city that is believed to be 5000 years old attracts tourists from all over the world for varied reasons. There are more than a single way to immerse yourself in the divinity and charm of the place. Stroll around the Ghats (the lifeline of Varanasi), revel in the spiritual aura of divine Ganga Aarti, adore the beauty of Ganges, and gorge on tangy street food.
Dubbed as the official party hub of India, Goa amazes travelers for its energy and beauty. One of the best holiday destinations of the country, it is home to some of the serene beaches. The place offers everything required for a laid-back vacation. Visit the age-old cathedrals in Velha Goa, take part in the amazing parties, taste a variety of booze or sunbathe in any of the beach shacks.
Jaisalmer strangely pulls travelers from different corners of the world for multiple reasons. Known as ‘Land of Golden Sand,’ the beautiful city is best known for its rich cultural heritage and chivalrous story of Rajput rulers. Watch the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort in its full glory. A paradise for shutterbugs, the fort has multiple havelis with ancient charisma intact. Go glamping under the starlit sky and enjoy a luxurious stay. Taste the authentic Rajasthani cuisine, do some sand dune bashing and most important don’t forget a camel safari and explore the rustic beauty of the desert.
The quaint, coastal town of Varkala promises a relaxed holiday. Its peaceful seaside cliffs adjoining the Arabian Sea is perfect for water sports and ayurvedic spas. You can also take part in a yoga session on the sandy shore or cook like a local with cooking classes.
Hampi, a city with a glorious past, dates back to the period between 14th and 16th century. The place reciprocates the glorious past of the Vijayanagara Empire. Though Hampi now only holds the ruins of the ancient city, the monuments, temples, palaces are still gorgeous with all grandeur and magnificence in one piece. The artistic splendor of the place is sure to leave you bewitched.
8. Leh Ladakh
Holds an esteemed place in every traveler’s bucket list, visiting Leh Ladakh is like a dream come true. The land is home to majestic snow-capped mountains, alpine glacial lakes, panoramic valleys, and serene Buddhist monasteries. It is a paradise for adventure freaks and nature lovers. Trek on the frozen ‘Zanskar River,’ experience the tranquility of ‘Pangong Lake’ and listen to the chants of lamas in ‘Hemis Monastery.’ Don’t miss to explore the rugged terrains of ‘Nubra Valley’ and experience the safari on the back of a Bactrian camel.
Pondicherry – the quaint little French beach town promises a relaxing beach vacation. Known as the French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry or Puducherry is perfect for witnessing the culture of little French town and admiring the beauty of – Paradise beach, Auroville Ashram, Chunnambar Boat House, and Basilica of Sacred Heart of Jesus.
10. Andaman and Nicobar Island
Known for its pristine beaches, azure waters and lush forests, Andaman lures thousands of tourists every year. Laced with an array of interesting activities, Andaman is a paradise for beach vacationers. Take part is an array of water sports, explore the azure waters and eyewitness the diverse marine life and coral reefs. The place gives tourists a chance to indulge in world-class scuba diving and sea-walking experience.
India is peppered with innumerable tourist destinations. The above list only offers a short glimpse of quintessential places everyone must visit in India. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comment section below.
Author Bio- Shalu Prajesh is a passionate Traveler. She loves to read articles related to travel, and Holidays. She works with the best Outbound Tour Operator in India. She also has a strong passion for writing creative blogs and articles about Travel and Holidays.