Top 15 Must Visit Places in India For First Time Traveler

India is one of the fastest growing tourism destination in the world, known for culture, Yoga, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and unique wildlife. The land of diversity also has its own importance of fair and festival, folk arts, culture, tradition, language, food and history.

Delhi – Historic and Heritage

The historic city of Delhi attracts large number of tourist and provides huge list of sightseeing place to tourist. List of tourist attractions in Delhi includes India Gate, National War Memorial, Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar,Garden of Five Senses, and the third largest Hindu temple, Akshardham.

Places of worship in Delhi also include Laxminarayan Temple, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Cathedral Church of Redemption, ISKCON Temple, Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Kalka Ji Mandir, Chhatarpur Temple and Jama Masjid.

Agra – Jewel of Uttar Pradesh

Agra city on the banks of Yamuna river is the most famous tourist destination in India, known for three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, near by Fatehpur Sikri, Guru ka Tal and Mankameshwar temple of Lord Shiva.

Jaipur – The Pink City

Jaipur city is part of the India’s Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra, Now the city listed into the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its iconic and prominent World Heritage Sites of Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar. The pink city of Jaipur serves as a tourist gateway to most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan, including Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Mumbai – Lalbaugcha Ganapati

Tourism in Mumbai attracts largest number of foreign tourist in India after Delhi, making it on top 30 most visited cities worldwide. Mumbai offers historical monuments, number of beautiful Hindu temples, and beach side destinations along with Elephanta Caves, Bandra Fort and the world famous Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapati Pandal.

Chennai – Gateway to Ancient Temples

Chennai city of Tamil Nadu is the safest city in India and also ranked the best city with historical and cultural significance. The city of Chennai is one the top five most visited Indian city by foreign tourist, serves as the gateway to the ancient temple towns and heritage sites in Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.

Kolkata – Colonial Era Buildings

Kolkata or Calcutta is the third most populous metropolitan area and known as the cultural capital of India. The City of Joy house largest number of colonial era structures and major buildings of that period and the list of tourist attractions in Kolkata includes Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Marble Palace, Kalighat Kali Temple and Birla Planetarium.

Khajuraho – Erotic Stone Sculptures

Khajuraho Group of temples are the most visited temples in Madhya Pradesh, famous for their erotic sculptures on the wall and architectural symbolism. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the tallest one made of superior quality of sandstone and carved precisely.

Goa – Party All Night and Life

Goa state along the Arabian Sea is India’s smallest state by area but offers best quality of life in India, visited by highest numbers of Foreign Tourist and domestic tourists along with Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

The state of Goa is wold famous for its beaches, party, casino and nightlife also a destination of choice for many rich Indian who wanted to party all night. Tourism is a prime industry in the state and major tourist attraction in Goa includes Fort Aguada, Bom Jesus Basilica,Churches and Convents of Goa and
places of worship.

Kerala – Beautiful Backwaters

Kerala state of India is visited by 15.76 million tourist every year, and the statistics have made the state as one of the top 10 most popular tourist destinations in India. The state is famous especially for beautiful backwaters, ecotourism destinations, floating houseboat on Vembanad Lake and
wildlife sanctuaries.

Varanasi – Banaras – Kashi – Vishwanath

Varanasi Or Kashi also known as Banaras is the holiest place in India on the banks of the holy river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. The city is a major center for pilgrimage and also known worldwide for Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Lord Shiva, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Durga Temple and its river ghats.

Rishikesh – World’s Yoga Capital

Rishikesh or Hrishikesh at the foothills of the Himalayas is known as Yoga Capital of the World, Also known for religious significance along with Haridwar with title twin national heritage cities of Uttarakhand.

Amritsar – The Harmandir Sahib

Amritsar city is selected for the heritage cities for HRIDAY, home to the most visited gurudwaras in the world. The Harmandir Sahib also known as the Golden Temple is the prominent pilgrimage site of Sikhism and the city
known for Wagah border and Jallianwala Bagh as well.

Bodh Gaya – Buddhist Tourism

Bodh Gaya is the most important part of the Buddhist Tourism circuit in India along with Kushinagar and Sarnath. The religious site on bank of river Neranjana is the holy place for Buddhists and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mahabodhi Temple.

Mysore – Palace and Palace

Mysore receives a large number of tourist and also home to second most visited monuments in India, after Taj Mahal. Mysore Palace is the prime tourist attraction of the city along with other palaces in the city also the centre of the Dasara festivities as well as house 15 products with GI Tags.

Statue of Unity – World’s Tallest Statue

Statue of Unity in the Gujarat state of India is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 metres and also featured by the Time magazine as TIME’s 2019 list of the World’s 100 greatest places to visit. The statue was visited by 1.9 million tourists and divided into five zones but only three are accessible to the public.

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