Streamlining a list of the ten best places to visit in India is pretty difficult. India has lots of exciting places to visit and every location promises a different experience. However, some places in India have become popular tourist destination more than the others, simply because they see more tourists. This does not necessarily mean that they offer a better experience than any of the other places.
India stands as the seventh-largest country in the world in terms of landmass; it has a diverse landscape, ranging from the tropical greenery of Kerala to the mountains of the Himalayas. India has a population of over one billion inhabitants who are divided into two thousand ethnic groups with over two hundred languages spoken.
It comes as no surprise that India has diverse cultures, monuments, landscapes and places to explore. Less cannot be expected from a country of its size. India has a collection of tourist attractions that will never cease to awe its visitors. Here are the ten places you simply have to visit while touring India.
1. Monuments Of New Delhi
First-time travelers to India would likely end up in its capital, New Delhi. The flamboyant lifestyle of this city is likely to derail tourists from sticking to their itinerary. The top attractions of Delhi include the forts, the spellbinding mosques and the monuments left behind by the Mughal rulers that once occupied the area. Many of the ancient relics are found in landscaped gardens that can also serve as relaxation spots. Travelers in search of a vibrant nightlife will feel like they have struck gold upon arrival in Delhi.
2. Sunset On Brahmaputra River
Tourists who are seeking companionship with nature will find Brahmaputra River provides them with a burst of excitement. Brahmaputra is one of the major rivers in northeast India. Its origin can be traced to Tibet. It flows through Arunachal gorges and the Valley of Assam before making a fall into Bengal. Sunset on the Brahmaputra is one of the fascinations of Northeast India, and an absolute must visit.
3. Taj Mahal
Many of the world’s architectures can be attributed to love and the Taj Mahal is one of them. Mumtaz Mahal’s last request from her husband, Shah Jahan, before she died after the delivery of her 14th child, was to have a mausoleum built in her name. Construction of the Taj Mahal, the world’s greatest love monument, began in 1632. There is no better place to share beautiful moments with your partner when you travel to India than a place built on the foundations of love.
4. Havelock Island
Havelock Island is the largest of its kind in Ritchie’s Archipelago. It makes the perfect location for eco-tourism. Havelock Island now sees more visitors because of its great beaches, snorkeling, scuba diving opportunities and casual atmosphere.
5. Bandhavgarh National Park
Seeing wildlife is always a thrilling experience, more so if they are in their natural habitat. Tourists who want to take a look at the indigenous wildlife will not be disappointed when they visit Bandhavgarh National Park. Animals such as barking deer, leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, and Indian bison can be found in this area. Bengal tigers remain the most talked about. Early in the morning or late in the evening are the best times to see the wildlife.
6. Ranakpur Temple
India is famous for having an array of temples, but Ranakpur Temple really stands out. Its fame stems from its art and architectural creativity. The origin of Ranakpur can be traced back to the 15th century and it took half a century to erect.
7. Amber Fort
If your trip should take you to Jaipur, then you have no reason not to take a detour to Amber Fort. This area is famous for its outstanding architecture. Amber Fort has a collection of the marble, pink and red sandstones featured in Bollywood films.
8. Ajanta Caves
Ajanta Caves dates back to the second century BC. They became isolated around 1819 which has helped to preserve some of their paintings. The preserved murals have everything from sailing ships to the animal-filled forest and city streets.
9. Kanha National Park
This is one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves, where you can also catch a glimpse of a tiger. It is thought that the author, Rudyard Kipling got inspiration for his novel, Jungle Book. It also has grassy meadows, bamboo forests and ravines.
10. The Frozen Lakes Of Himalayas
The Great Himalayas Mountain with its surrounding lakes is a great vacation location. Some of the best-frozen lakes in India can be found between Himalayan terrain of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. This makes it a great location for outdoor games. The beauty of the Himalayas is enshrined in its frozen lakes.