There are 28 states and 9 Union territories in the Republic of India, directly governed by the central government and 2 of the territories are different from the other nine in terms of partial statehood status.
Officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi is the second largest city of India in terms of population after Mumbai. Delhi is the capital of India and a union territory with partial statehood status, second wealthiest Indian city, has the second highest GDP in India and home to list of billionaires.
Delhi is the most visited city in India by foreign visitors and house list of world famous tourist attractions such as Qutb Complex, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Akshardham, Lotus Temple and also a hub for shopping in India at Chandni Chowk and Connaught Place.
There are list of Historical monouments in Delhi such as marble mausoleum, Mughal tomb, minaret and Lodi Gardens. Here is the list must see historical monuments in Delhi.
National Museum of Delhi is one of the largest museums in India, house gallery of Artefacts, miniature paintings and sculptures from the Medieval Period, a must visit place in Delhi.
Chandigarh union territory serves as the capital city for the states of Punjab and Haryana. The city of Chandigarh is unique not only in terms of planning but also known for its architecture, urban design,quality of life, water management, highest per capita incomes and one of the cleanest in India.
The city of Chandigarh is in the list of every tourist and Traveler for list of attractions such as Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Pinjore Garden, Terrarced Garden and Sukhna Lake.
Puducherry was known as Pondicherry, lies in the southern belt of the Indian Peninsula and bound by the Tamil Nadu state. The Union Territory of Puducherry is the most popular tourist spot in southern coastal region of India for national and international tourists.
There are list of Hindu temples, colonial buildings, churches, statues and monuments in Pondicherry which attracts large number of tourist from Chennai and Bangalore, rated as most popular tourist destinations in South India.
There are 6 best beaches in Pondicherry known as Auroville Beach, Paradise Beach and Promenade Beach is the most popular with long stretch of beachfront and also host near by attractions such as War Memorial, Mahatma Gandhi statue and The Promenade.
Daman and Diu are separated by the Gulf of Khambhat but administered as a single union territory. There are list of most popular place to visit in Diu such as Diu Fort, Nagoa Beach where Hokka Trees are found and Daman house various monuments plus Deltin Daman Casino.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli is located between Gujarat and Maharashtra, known for tribal heritage, Western Ghats greenery and Vanganga Garden.
Silvassa is the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, host large number of factories and one of the Indian city of Smart Cities Mission.
Lakshadweep group of islands in the Laccadive Sea of India are known as best honeymoon destination and a must visit tourist attraction for Indian.
Bangaram and Kadmat islands of Lakshadweep are being actively promoted for tourism by Indian government to become a major destination for international tourism.
Lakshadweep Islands are located far away from the mainland India into the Laccadive Sea, There are only two way to reach Lakshadweep, By Airways and By Waterways.
Agatti islands of Lakshadweep are directly connect by flights from Kochi.
Passenger ships like MV Kavaratti, MV Lakshadweep Sea operate between Cochin port to Lakshadweep.
September to May is the best time to visit Lakshadweep and one can enjoy list of water sports activities like surfing, swimming, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving and coral safari.
The smallest Union Territory of India, Lakshadweep is home to group of 36 islands, Bangaram, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Minicoy ,Kavaratti and Agatti islands are allowed to visit for various water sports and coral reef safari.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are group of 572 islands at the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. Port Blair serves as the entry point for visiting the Andaman islands and only connected with mainland India by air and sea.
Air connectivity to Port Blair is available from Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bhubaneshwar and Visakhapatnam. Sea connectivity to Port Blair is available from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam.
Tourism is a growing sectors and major industry in Andaman for water sports, snorkeling, scuba diving and adventure tourism in the islands of Havelock, Ross, Viper and Neill Island plus home to Sentinelese people and only active volcano in India.
Jammu and Kashmir was a state of India, now geographically and culturally divide the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
Ladakh is now the most beautiful union territory of India, renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. Leh is the largest town in Ladakh followed by Kargil and tourism in Ladakh is the most important industry.