India offers best destinations to travel and explore but tourism industry of India is still behind the other Asian countries. India ranks 38th country in the world for foreign tourists and Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Agra are the most visited cities of India by foreign travellers and tourists. Apart from the ultimate list of India’s wonder’s, The region of north-east India is the latest hot spot for foreign tourist as well as for domestic, that list will be include in a different article.
India’s smallest state hold the maximum number of foreign tourists, its white sandy beaches, Climate,culture and heritage along with night-life makes it primary destination of choice by foreign tourists.
The city of Agra is a major tourist destination in India for its notable three World Heritage Sites The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Agra is one of the favorite and most popular Indian attractions among foreign tourists and travelers.
The National Capital Territory of India is the world’s second most populous city and sometimes called as City of cities. Delhi is one of the must visit city in India, offers great collection of Indian monuments and World Heritage Site such as India Gate, Red fort,Humayun’s Tomb,Qutub Minar,Lotus temple and Akshardham temple.
The Group of Monuments at Hampi are the major tourist attraction in India and one of the World Heritage Site. Hampi is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara city, an important religious center in Karnataka.
Manali is a famous hill station nestled in the majestic mountains of Himachal Pradesh,Its one of the primary attraction for the tourists along with very much popular Rohtang Pass and also offers one of the best Indian skiing destination.
The land of high passes is a region between the Kunlun mountain range and Great Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh region is known for Hemis Monastery,Thikse Monastery,Indus valley,Lakes and flora and fauna.
The city of Pushkar is one of the five sacred dhams, famous for its annual fair Pushkar Camel Fair, Brahma Temple and Pushkar lake. Pushkar city has become a popular destination for foreign tourists arrival in India.
Madurai is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world,located in Tamil Nadu. The city of Madurai is home to number of historical monuments such as Meenakshi Amman Temple,one of the seven listed wonders of India,Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam and Tirumalai Nayak Palace.
The City of Lakes is one of the most visited tourist destination in the state of Rajasthan. Udaipur is alos called as Venice of the East and known for its beautiful lakes,Palace,Forts and temples.
Alleppey or Alappuzha is the most beautiful town in Kerala, with picturesque canals, backwaters, beautiful beaches and lagoons. Alappuzha is an important tourist destination in India and most popular tourist attraction in Kerala.
Varanasi also known as Banaras and Kashi is the holiest Indain city,situated on the banks of the Ganges river in Uttar Pradesh. Banaras is one of the India’s oldest living city and spiritual capital of India, known for its Ghats,Temples and Music.
Srinagar is the heaven on this earth,nested in the beautiful Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum river in Jammu and Kashmir. The city is famous for its lakes, houseboats or shikara,gardens and traditional Kashmiri handicrafts. Photo Credit: Sharell Cook.
Rishikesh, The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas,Located in the foothills of the Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It is near to the holy city of Haridwar and a popular spot for white water rafting, and other Adventure sports along with bungee jumping,the first and only bungee jumping camp in India.
The Golden city and the jewel of desert is lies in the heart of the great Indian Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer Fort is one of the prime and most popular destination among the foreign travellers along with its Sand dunes,camel safari and other major attractions of Thar desert.
The former capital city of Gujarat is famous for its Gandhi Ashram or Sabarmati Ashram,Museums,Festivals and Cuisines. Ahmedabad is also considered as the best city to live in India and the fastest developing city in India, also listed as third fastest-growing in the world.
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments are the prime attractions among the foreign tourist arrives in India, Khajuraho also includes medieval Hindu and Jain temples along with famous erotic sculptures, which makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh.
Aurangabad is one of the tourist hub of Maharashtra with many historical monuments such as the most popular Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves,Bibi Ka Maqbara and Prozone Mall,one of the largest and the first horizontally designed shopping mall in India.