14 Places to Visit in India

By on March 17, 2015

Tourist attractions in India are umpteen. The country is blessed with natural beauty and the rulers in the past have left their mark by having some of the strongest monuments for the world to see. This is the reason why people from far and wide come to visit the forts and palaces of India and the other places too. The country is a tourist haven and that is mainly because of the varying cultural and natural diversity that it possesses. If you are planning a holiday, then visiting parts of India is a prudent idea, as the holidays are not exorbitantly priced and at the same time, the experience is thrilling in the superlative. There is no specific best time to visit India as that solely depends on the place in India that you are planning to visit.

Magnificent Forts & Palaces

If you are one of those who has a thing for forts and palaces, then the ones in India and sure to keep you engaged while you are holidaying here. There are countless forts and palaces that are present in the country and every one of them has their own distinctive style. If you are in North India, you will get a touch of the Mughal sensibilities in the architecture, while in the south the Dravidian style will be witnesses.

Though the Taj Mahal does not fall under the category of forts and palaces, a visit to India is incomplete without a visit to this historical site, which is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is situated in Agra and the Taj Mahal tourist attractions are really high. You may choose to go there at any time of the year and you will see that the place is thronging with people. The entire monument is made of white marble and it was built as a symbol of love by emperor Shah Jahaan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal timings: tickets are available at the entry gate from sunrise to sunset.

Jhansi Fort

Jhansi Fort

The Jhansi fort is situated in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh and was built in the 17thcentury by Raja Bir Singh Deo Orchha. It was built for the protection of the city from invaders. It is spread over an area of 15 acres and the walls of the fort are around 18ft thick. There is a major event that is held in the months of January-February which is known as the Jhansi Mahotsava, where the local people pay tribute to the important people of the city. It is surely one of the must-visit tourist places in India.

City Palace (Udaipur)

City Palace (Udaipur)

This palace is the one of the grandest that you would get to see in Rajasthan. It overlooks the Pichola lake. It is not just a palace, but also a museum, where there are ancient relics and artefacts of the rulers on display. The two-pronged sword is the main attraction of the museum.

Hill Stations

The hill stations in India are an absolute traveler’s delight. They are mostly present in the Northern region, but there are quite a few in the South as well. When “hill station” is mentioned the one name that any knowledgeable person will suggest is Shimla. Shimla is located in Himachal Pradesh. Most of the architecture that you come across here is of the Victorian era. You can get a view of the frozen peaks of the Himalayan range.

Shimla

There is the Gaiety Heritage Culture Complex is probably the last theatre of its kind, in the country. It has the gothic architecture. There are a couple of local markets where you can purchase the local handicrafts of the place. The best time to visit Shimla is during March to May and in the months of October and November.

Leh & Ladakh

Leh & Ladakh

Leh & Ladakh cannot be termed as a hill station, but it definitely is a place that you need to visit at least once. Leh tourish attractions are basically the foothills where extreme sports are performed. It is a treat for all the adrenaline junkies around. That’s not all, as there are many other sites such as the Leh Palace and the valley of Ladakh that will take your breath away. Wild flowers grow here and you can see the serene animals grazing on the pastures. The Dras valley is the most famous among the many valleys that are present.

Spiritual Places in India

As we know, that Indians are very staunch when it comes to their faith in God and colossal temples, churches and other places of worship are very elaborately built. There are many ancient places of worship that the country has and some of them are world heritage sites as well.

Golden Temple

Golden Temple

The Golden Temple is the place of worship for the Sikhs. It is also a symbol of brotherhood and it visited by people of different faiths. The temple is in Amritsar, Punjab and the most alluring feature of the temple is that the cupola is made of pure gold.

Puri

puri jagannath temple

Puri is situated in Orissa and is famous for the Jaggannath temple. The quiet and peaceful atmosphere will grow on you when you are there and the architecture of the temple is really intriguing. The temple was built back in the 11th century.

Sanchi

sanchi buddha stupa

Located in MP, Sanchi is basically a Buddhist stupa site. The place is not very far from Bhopal and you can take a cab from Bhopal as it is well connected by roads. There is a temple that is present in the vicinity that holds the relics of an old Buddhist monk, while the others were carried away to England long back.

Somnath

somnath temple

The place is located in Gujarat and attracts a lot of travelers. It is supposed to be the place where the River Saraswathy merges with the sea. The place has been mentioned in the Mahabharata. The Somnath temple is of major importance to Hindus and there are fairs that are held every here at the site.

Khajuraho

Khajuraho

Khajuraho tourist attractions is mainly because of the temples that it has and most of them have erotic murals. The place is located in Madhya Pradesh. There is a cluster of temples that are present and they are many stone carvings that you will get a view of, while you are here.

Places with flaura and fauna

Kerala

Kerala

Kerala is known as God’s own country and the title is well deserved. The place is teeming with flora and fauna. There are different places to visit in Kerala depending on what you are looking for. It has some of the best beaches in India and the back waters are equally enticing. Kerala is the home of Ayurveda and thus you can get great massages from the masters of art. There are house-boats that can stay at and visit the tea gardens at Munnar, while you are there.

The best time to visit Kerala is between December and February.

Goa

Goa

Goa is a small state in India and one of the liveliest ones. It was one of the states that still has the influences of the countries that invaded us in the past. There are old churches that are made entirely of stone and also, there are numerous other places to visit in Goa, including the beaches and alcoves such as Anjuna beach, Baga beach, Calungate beach etc. Goa boasts of a very happening nightlife. The best time to visit Goa is between October and late April.

Jim Corbett national park

Jim Corbett national park

The Jim Corbett National park is the first tiger reserve of the country. It is located in Nainital, which is a hill station in itself. The national park is not just home to giant felines but also many another exotic birds and animals. There is the jungle expedition that is carried out on elephant back that most people look forward to. There isn’t a “best time to visit Jim Corbett” as there it has something different to offer during the different seasons of the year.

These are the best tourist places in India. As I mentioned before, there is something for everyone to enjoy, you just need to take your pick depending on the kind of holiday you are looking for.

 

One Comment

  1. Sangeetha

    April 7, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Great! Definitely these are the places to visit ever. Some other places like Coonoor, Darjeeling, Kodai Kanal are best to spend your summer vacation at your budget.

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