Top 12 Most Popular Destinations of Incredible India

Incredible India slogan was adopted by the Ministry of Tourism for the promotion of popular tourist destination in India. The international tourism campaign of Incredible India with the aim of promoting India as a country of wildlife destination, yoga, spirituality and showcasing different aspects of Indian culture for traveller.

Tourism in India is a rapidly growing industry that supports 41 million jobs and large number of Foreign tourist arrivals for niche tourism products such as rural, cruise, medical and eco-tourism. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Agra and Jaipur are the top 5 most visited cities of India by foreign tourists along with Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh as the most popular states for international tourist.

Delhi

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Delhi is a union territory and the second most populous city in India, also the second wealthiest city in India after Mumbai. List of tourist attractions in Delhi are Government buildings, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple and other places of worship such as Lotus Temple, Lal Mandir, Jama Masjid,Viceroy Church and famous Hindu mandir.

Mumbai

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Mumbai Aka Bombay city offers great list of attraction for tourist including stone structure, Gateway of India,Taj Mahal Palace, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Elephanta Caves and island beaches. Maharashtra is the second most visited Indian state by foreigners and the city of Aurangabad is known as tourism capital of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra state is also a popular tourism destination for by Indian and the major tourist cities and places include Hazur Sahib Nanded, Shirdi temple of Sai Baba, Deekshabhoomi largest stupa, famous Grapes and Vineyards of Nashik and Kailasa temple, Ellora and Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad.

Chennai

Chennai was known as Madras is a notable tourist destination in South India and famous for list of historic landmarks, buildings, sea beaches and ancient temples. The city of Chennai is third most visited city in India by foreign tourists and the state of Tamil Nadu is the most popular states for tourism in India.

Tourism and tourist attractions in Chennai include long urban Marina Beach, historical monuments, Fort St George, Ripon Building, Santhome Basilica and stone carvings temples of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram.

Agra

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Agra is the part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit and also Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc tourist circuit. The city famous for list of Mughal-era buildings such as World Heritage Sites of Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah.

Jaipur

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The pink city of Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan and tenth most populous city in India. Jaipur is popular tourist destination in India and home to Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Rambagh Palace and Amer Fort.

The city is also gateway to most famous tourist destinations in Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Ranthambore National Park, about 180 km from Jaipur.

Goa

Goa is India’s smallest state by area but has highest GDP per capita among all Indian states and ranked first place to live quality of life in India. The coastal areas of Goa were visited by more than 2 million tourists and best destination of choice for Indian and foreign tourists.

The state of Goa is famous for its white sand beaches,Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, museum of Indian culture and heritage, places of worship and Churches and Convents of Goa, Heritage Sites Basilica of Bom Jesus, Ruins of the Church of St. Augustine, Se Catedral and Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

Mysore

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Mysore officially Mysuru is located at the foothills of the Chamundi Hills and noted for list of palaces and heritage structures including world famous Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari Temple, Brindavan Gardens, Lalitha Mahal and Mysore Cathedral.

Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the must visit place of Incredible India and oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The city of Varanasi or Banaras also known as Kashi is located on the bank of the river Ganges and is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in India.

Ghats and Temples in Varanasi such as Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Durga Mandir and Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat and near by Sarnath are the few must visit places of pilgrimage in Varanasi.

Kochi

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Kochi or Cochin is the port city and most densely populated city in Kerala, also an important center for spice trading as well as for tourism and hospitality. The city of Kochi host the largest number of tourists visiting Kerala and houses several historical monuments, Vembanad lake backwaters, Kochi International Marina and fishing ports.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas of Uttarakhand is known as Yoga Capital of the World, located close to city Haridwar and a Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas of India.

Rishikesh and Haridwar are first twin national heritage cities in India, one of the holiest places to Hindus as well as famous for ayurvedic treatments, Yoga, Meditation, spirituality and list of adventures spots like River rafting, Bungee Jumping and Flying Fox.

Udaipur

The city of Udaipur is the historic capital of Rajasthan and surrounded by Aravali Range, Thar Desert and five of the major lakes. Udaipur ranked most romantic cities on the continent of India and the most popular tourist destination for both domestic and foreign nationals.

Tourist attractions in Udaipur includes Jag Mandir, Lake Palace, Monsoon Palace, Lake Pichola artificial fresh water lake, Jagdish Temple and Bagore ki Haveli, Ahar Cenotaphs and City Palace.

Kolkata

Kolkata or Calcutta on the east bank of the Hooghly river is one of the most populous city in India and was the capital of British India and today known for list of heritage structures and buildings such as Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, Indian Museum and Great Eastern Hotel.

List of tourist attractions in Kolkata also include famous bridge of Howrah,cable-stayed bridge,St. Paul’s Cathedral, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Shaheed Minar, Eden Gardens, Howrah station and Belur Math.