Travel Guide: Top 16 Places to visit in India

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur
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Top 16 Places to visit in India

One should tick off traveling to India in their bucket list. There’s nothing quite like India, they say. You can taste its colors, range of cuisine, tradition, cultural splendor, lavishly decorated buildings, and the warm hospitality of its people.

Brahma Temple in Pushkar
Brahma Temple in Pushkar

People from all over the world have fallen in love with this country – and there’s plenty of reasons why.

Check out these 16 touristy places you must visit when you happen to travel to India:

1. Delhi

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Travel through time when you visit some of the most historical architectures and landmarks in Delhi such as the Red Fort and Humayan’s Tomb which were both designated as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

There are also free entrance sites in Delhi such as the Lodi Gardens and magnificent Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, named as the World’s Largest Hindu Temple. Delhi’s culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India, Although a strong Punjabi influence can be seen in language, Dress and Cuisine brought by a large number of refugees who came following the partition in 1947 the recent migration from other parts of India has made it a melting pot.

Humayuns Tomb Delhi
Humayuns Tomb Delhi

2. Agra

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

You can see the majestic and India’s iconic symbol in Agra – the Taj Mahal. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful architectural wonders ever built. We suggest you also take a tour around the Old City located behind Jama Masjid, it’s a place where a variety of ware, arts and crafts, clothes, spices, are being sold.

3. Jaipur

Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal

The picture-worthy Hawa Mahal or what they called as the “Palace of the Wind” can be found in Jaipur. This building is originally designed to allow royal women to see street scenes without being seen. Tourists also visit the 5-storey Water Palace where the rest of the palace is submerged in the water.

4. Kochi

Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi
Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi

Here at Kochi, you’ll see the Hill Palace Museum which houses the collection of the royal familes, painting, and jewelries. Take note that photography is prohibited.

5. Thekkady

Periyar National Park in Thekaddy
Periyar National Park in Thekaddy

Located 190 kms east of Kochi, you can experience the wildlife in this part of India. This is where you can find the rich plantation, jungle, and the sanctuary of the wild animals roaming in the land. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary can also be visited in Thekhady.

6. Thanjavur

Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur
Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur

Some of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites are located in Thanjavur. You’ll feel what it’s like to be royalty when you visit the Royal Palace. Make sure you also visit the Art Gallery and the Saraswati Mahal Library Museum

7. Alappuzha

Alleppey Deluxe Houseboat Tour
Alleppey Deluxe Houseboat Tour

There’s a certain charm in Alappuzha. Aside from its temples and church, you can also found here the serene beaches like the Pathiramanal where you need to hire a speedboat in order to reach the location.

8. Madurai

Meenakshi Temple in Madurai
Meenakshi Temple in Madurai

Make sure to visit Madurai when you’re in India. This 2500 years old city is the location of the famous Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple and the Gandhi Museum where you can see Gandhi’s personal belongings.

9. Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram

Dubbed as one of the oldest cities in India, Mahabalipuram houses the 8 Rock-Cut Cave Temples which is considered as the finest masterpieces of Indian art.

10. Pushkar

Pushkar Lake Visit in India
Pushkar Lake – Visit in India

There are endless things and places to capture in one of the most ancient city of India. Pushkar will provide you a spiritual getaway through exploring the Brahma Temple, Savitri Temple, and Mahadeva Temple to name a few. You can also take a dip at the Pushkar river, known to be a way of offering prayer according to the locals.

11. Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a must-visit city in India. Mehrangarh Fort tops the list of the top places loved by most tourists. It rises 400 feet above the city, and its grandiose architecture will blow you away.

12. Udaipur

Jain Temple Ranakpur in Udaipur
Jain Temple Ranakpur in Udaipur

Udaipur is named as the Most Romantic City of India because of its outstanding landscapes, lakes, and regal beauty. Here, palaces are turned into hotel and tourist attractions. Few kilometers away is a red cable car or the Mansapurna Karna Mata Ropeway which carries tourist from Deen Dayal Park at Doodh Talai – the perfect platform to watch the sunset at Udaipur.

13. Khajuraho

Khajuraho Temples
Khajuraho Temples
Khajuraho
Khajuraho
khajuraho western group temple
khajuraho western group temple

Famous temples can also be found in the city of Khajuraho. A UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Kandariya Mahadev temple with remarkable carvings – is worth the visit.

14. Varanasi

Man in Vishwanath Temple
Man in Vishwanath Temple

Varanasi is regarded as the holiest city in India, therefore visited by pilgrims all year round. Vishwanath Temple is the famous spot in the city.

15. Kumarakom

Kumarakom
Kumarakom

Aside from the temples and palaces that can found in the nearby cities of India – Kumarakom begs to differ. A scenic and picturesque view of the sea makes this city the go-to spot of tourist who loves to spend time with nature. You can spend your time here by visiting the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Vembanad Lake, said to be the longest lake in India.

16. Mararikulam

Marari beach resort in Mararikulam
Marari beach resort in Mararikulam

If you love the beach, then Mararikulam is the best place for you. It is a village in the district of Alappuzha. There are lots of hotels nearby where you can relax and enjoy the best of Indian hospitality.

It’s better to do some research and be creative on planning, but also remember that the safest and more convenient way to travel around India is booking at India Travel Packages. Happy traveling, folks!

Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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