Visit 15 Tourist Destinations of India for FREE – Tourism Ministry

Tourism Ministry of India will fund the expenses of Travellers visiting 15 domestic tourists destinations of the country in a year and as a proof, submit the photos to our website.

Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel said, It’s very good initiative by the government and it will give a fillip to the domestic tourism sector as
well as an opportunity to those Indian tourists travelling abroad – by Dekho Apna Desh – MyGov Pledge

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15 Places to Visit in India by 2020

Here are the 15 best places to visit in India by 2022 but the Ministry of Tourism will only reward those Travellers and Tourists who complete the task within a year plus the person should travel out of own state.

Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple is the holiest Hindu shrines of Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The temple is located at a height of 3,583 m (11,755 ft) in Garhwal Himalayan range and not directly accessible by road
Open to the general public only between April and November. Incredible India – https://www.incredibleindia.org/content/incredible-india-v2/en/blogs/2019/around-india-in-12-jyotirlingas.html

Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

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Ayodhya (जय श्री राम) is the birthplace of Lord Ram and one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus, known as Saptapuri. The present-day, must visit place in Ayodhya includes Hanuman Garhi Fort, Ramkot, Nageshwarnath Temple and Vijayaraghavaji Temple.

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

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Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is located in Chengalpattu district, At a distance of 57 km from Chennai via State Highway 49, also known as East Coast Road.

Arjuna’s Penance, Pancha Rathas, Shore Temple, Descent of the Ganges are the group of royal monuments of Pallava kingdom along with Kanchipuram. PM Narendra Modi visited the Mamallapuram with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019.

Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya

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Living root bridges are plant roots been created across a stream or river by Khasi people of Meghalaya. These living root bridges are also observed in Nagaland but most commonly found in and around the villages of Shnongpdeng, Cherrapunji, Khonglah and Mawlynnong. Image source unknown, please share the details and will add the source.

Guruvayur Temple, Kerala

Guruvayur Temple is one of the most important temple of Hindus in Kerala, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and worshipped in the form of his avatar Krishna. The temple has strict dress code for people who wish to enter and also home to the largest population of captive male Asian elephants.

Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra

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Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra are among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art along with nearby Ellora Caves. The caves are the major tourist attractions of Maharashtra and other sites such as Elephanta Caves, Shivleni Caves, Aurangabad Caves,Karla Caves and Bhaja Caves are also very popular.

Ladakh – Union Territory

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Ladakh is the youngest union territory of India and a must visit tourist destinations of the country, renowned for remote mountain, high passes beauty and culture. The Union territory of Ladakh (Article 370) is situated at the height of 11,400 ft and also home to second largest district of India – Leh district.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

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Kaziranga National Park of Assam is a World Heritage Site, World famous for the large population of Indian rhinoceros and also only home of Big Five of Kaziranga. The park is best place in India to see breeding populations of species like swamp deer, wild water buffalo, gaur, sambar, Royal Bengal Tiger and Asian elephant.

Statue of Unity, Gujarat

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Statue of Unity is the prime destination of Incredible India in 2020, visited by large number of tourists around 10,000 daily visitors on average. The statue is the world’s tallest statue at 182 metres and previous tallest statue of India was Paritala Anjaneya Hanuman statue.

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

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Jim Corbett National Park is the first Project Tiger park and An ecotourism destination in India, that protect the endangered Bengal tiger as well as 488 different species of wildlife. PM Narendra Modi was appeared in Man vs Wild with Bear Grylls episode of Discovery Channel’s in 2019.

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Mysore, Karnataka

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Mysore of Karnataka is located at the foothills of the Chamundi Hills and well known for list of heritage structures and palaces. Mysore Palace is the second most visited monuments in India and the place is famous for most unique GI tagged products like Mysore Pak, Mysore Painting, Mysore Silk, Mysore Sandal Soap and Mysore Agarbathi.

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Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

Mandu in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh is known for best example of Pashtun architecture, beautiful man made lake, Jahaz Mahal, 12 major gates and a lesser known but an impressive baobab trees, There are several unique and large baobabs trees in Mandu.

Pushkar, Rajasthan

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Pushkar is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and one of the only few place in India with Brahma Temple. The sacred city is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair, visited by large number of domestic and international tourists over the year.

Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh

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Gandikota fort and village is located on the right bank of the Penna river in Andhra Pradesh, There is a gorge between the Erramala hills and river Pennar, known as the Grand Canyon of India, A popular weekend getaway from Bengaluru.

Chilika Lake, Odisha

Chilika Lake of Odisha is a wintering ground in India for large number of migratory birds and also home to an unique ecosystem with large fishery resources.

The lake is largest coastal lagoon in India and best place to see Irrawaddy dolphin in India along with Bottlenose dolphins, dugong, green sea turtle and very rare fishing cat.

Must Visit Monuments of India by 2020

There are many more places in India you should visit as a Tourist or explore as Travellers, such as Krimchi Temples Of Jammu And Kashmir, Ramappa Temple in Telangana,Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple in Tamil Nadu, Hoysaleswara Temple in Karnataka,Sirpur of Chhattisgarh, Golden Temple in Punjab, Ranakpur Jain temple and Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar.

Sanchi (200 Note), Madhya Pradesh

Sanchi Buddhist Stupa is one of the most visited Buddhist stone structures in India, commissioned by the emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Empire and RBI introduced new 200 Indian Rupees notes with Sanchi Stupa.

Rani ki Vav (100 Note), Gujarat

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Rani ki vav stepwell is located on the banks of Saraswati river and divided into seven levels of stairs, has been listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and now printed on Rs 100 bank note on the rear side.

Hampi (50 Note), Karnataka

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Hampi monuments are located near the Tungabhadra river in Karnataka, was the capital of Vijayanagara Empire and now a World Heritage Site in Karnataka, also famous for stone chariot at Vitthala temple, Yoga-Narasimha statue and Virupaksha temple.

Ellora Caves (20 Note), Maharashtra

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Kailasa temple of Ellora is the most remarkable cave temple in India, notable for its vertical excavation and the central shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Ellora Caves along with Ajanta Caves and Grishneshwar Temple are must visit places in Aurangabad district.

Konark Sun Temple (10 Note), Odisha

Sun Temple at Konark is dedicated to the Hindu Sun God Surya, located on the coastline of Odisha about 36 km from Puri. Eastern Ganga dynasty was the builders of the Konark Sun Temple, which ruled the southern part of Kalinga.

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Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

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Lepakshi complex is home to statues and temples of Lord Vishnu, Virabhadra, Lord Shiva and large granite Nandi bull, built during the Vijayanagara Kings. The Veerabhadra temple features list of exquisite statues and sculptures over the walls, also the mystery of the hanging pillars. Image source Google.

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

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Khajuraho group of temples in Chhatarpur district are famous for their nagara-style and erotic sculptures. The temples were built during the Chandela dynasty and the temples belong to Jainism, Vaishnavism and Saivism school of Hinduism.

Modhera Sun Temple, Gujarat

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Modhera Sun Temple is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati and a protected monument in Mehsana district. The temple complex is located 106 km from Ahmedabad and venue of Modhera dance festival under Uttarardha Mahotsav.

Bhoramdeo Temple, Chhattisgarh

Bhoramdeo complex is known as Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh, Famous for erotic sculptures just like on Khajuraho temple and the Konarak Sun Temple. Bhoramdeo temple built with stone and has a unique Shiva Linga erected over 16 pillars.

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh fort is one of the six hill forts of royal Rajasthan spread across the state on Aravalli Range,and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort is second largest fort in India after Chittor Fort and also has longest walls in India on a hilltop 1,100 m (3,600 ft).

Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu

Great Living Chola Temples are UNESCO World Heritage Site and the monuments include Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Airavatesvara Temple and the big Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur. Chola dynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in India and has done some great works of Tamil architecture.

Varanasi/Banaras/Kashi

Varanasi city is located on the banks of the holiest river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, holiest of the seven sacred cities of India. The must visit places in Varanasi are Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Lord Shiva, Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat and nearby Sarnath – an important pilgrimage site of Buddhist.

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