Top 10 Most Visited Places in India

In this blog post, our guest author Rohit Agarwal is taking us to some of the most popular tourist destinations in India. How many of these have you been too?

Each year millions of tourists visit India. Amongst the variety of tourist destinations spread across the country, there are a few who see a greater amount of population than the others. These tourist sites are by default included in the bucket list of any traveller. One can say that without visiting these places, one’s travel to the country of such diversity is incomplete. Today we present to you most visited destinations in India by people coming to this Asian sub-continent.

Agra

taj-mahal
Taj mahal, Photo by wiganparky0, CC0 1.0

Agra is famous all over the world for its splendid Taj Mahal. This small city located in Uttar Pradesh each year sees millions of tourists coming here to see one of the seven wonders present in the world. Even the International celebrities such as Mark Zuckerberg, Princess Diana, etc. couldn’t keep themselves from seeing this wonderful work of marble carried out by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Apart from the wonderful Taj, tourists can visit the Agra Fort, Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah, as well as the Jama Masjid, made out of red marble.

Goa

Beach, Photo by abcdz2000, CC BY-SA 2.0 

Goa is one place in the Indian subcontinent each person whether a tourist or a local resident dreams of visiting one day. This small state which is famous for its beaches, as well as nightlife, attracts a crowd in huge numbers especially during the times of summer. Cheap accommodation, chilled lifestyle, as well as affordable booze, are three factors which have grown the tourism sector of Goa to a whole new level.

Jaipur

Amber Fort, Photo by PIVISO, Public Domain

Providing a glimpse of traditional India, Jaipur in no way is less than any of the above-mentioned destinations. With a plenitude of forts reflecting the Indian culture and lifestyle, ‘The Pink City’ of India manages to attract a number of foreign tourists coming here to get a glimpse of traditional lifestyle. The economy of Rajasthan in one way or the other is dependent on the tourism sector which is flourishing day by day. Some of the popular tourist destinations for people to visit, include the Hawa Mahal, the Amber Fort, City Palace as well as the Jaigarh Fort.

Kerala

Backwaters houseboat, Photo by ejakob,  CC0 1.0

A laid-back view in the lap of nature is what defines Kerala perfectly for any tourist. Located in the south of India, Kerala offers a relaxing ambience like no other place in the Indian subcontinent. Floating across the calm rivers in boathouses and enjoying the lush greenery alongside, what more can a person desire? Not only this, Kerala is famous for its South India cuisines. So what are you waiting for? Get hold of beer along with some traditional South India food and relax while the boat takes you to a tour amidst the natural beauty.

Leh Ladakh

Pangong lake, Photo by Jeevan, CC0 1.0

Talk to the biker, and once in a while, he will express his desire of traveling to Ladakh on his bike with a couple of friends. Such is the beauty of this place located in Jammu and Kashmir that not only locals but the foreigners desire to see this place once. A paradise for adventure lovers, Ladakh does offer you activities such as mountain climbing and white water rafting. Don’t forget to visit the silent and peaceful monasteries of Shey and Hemis in case you get a chance to be in this ‘white land’.

Darjeeling

Toy train, Photo by donvikro, CC0 1.0

Taking our view to a bit West of India, Darjeeling is one destination which sees plenty of tourists visiting this place in the months of winter. ‘Darjeeling Tea’ is a recommended beverage while you visit this place. Scenic beauty, as well as the pleasant and comfortable weather, does make it one of the perfect vacation destinations. There are sites such as the Tiger Hills, Kanchenjunga Mountains and the Darjeeling train ride which you should definitely try and enjoy.

Delhi

Red Fort, Photo by McKay Savage, CC BY 2.0

Many wouldn’t agree. However, Delhi is definitely one of the top 10 destinations visited by tourists. The capital of India, Delhi can be considered as the perfect mixture of complete India. One can easily experience the crowd of North, East, West and South India residing in this small territory. Delhi is divided into two parts: the New Delhi and the Old Delhi. While the New Delhi gives a glimpse of urbanization, it is the Old Delhi which attracts the visitors with monuments such as Red Fort and some of the popular and delicious eateries present within its boundaries.

Amritsar

Golden templePhoto by cascayoyo, CC0 1.0

Home to the magnificent Golden Temple, Amritsar is one destination which sees humongous amounts of tourists each year. This place is visited by the worshippers as well as the tourists who come here to witness this monument built completely by Gold. In order to visit this place, people need to cross the pond which is known as the ritual for purity and then enter this ‘Gurudwara’ to worship God. Visitors after worshipping the God can also visit the ‘Wagah Border’- a border between India and Pakistan and witness majestic events such as March past and parade.

Shimla

Sar pass, Photo by Chandramohan B V, CC BY-SA 2.0 

Talking about hill stations, Shimla is one district which automatically comes out of everyone’s mouth. This small city of Himachal Pradesh each year provides tourists with a break from the scorching heat of the sun. The place which is situated at the height of 2100 metres above the sea level consists of beautiful Mall road lined up with houses designed according to British architecture. It is one place where you can witness one of the best snowfalls if visiting during winters. In case you wish to enjoy the scenic beauty of Shimla prefer going through a toy train which you can easily get from Kalka.

Mysore

Mysore palacePhoto by Ankur P, CC BY-SA 2.0

Located in the southern state of Karnataka Mysore is the prime attraction of this state. Throughout the year this city witness moderate amount of tourist visiting this place in order to get hold of the traditional Indian culture. This city astounds them with some of the beautiful examples of ancient architecture such as the Mysore Palace. It is during the time of Dussehra that this place witnesses a huge number of people taking part in the celebration which usually lasts for more than a week.

So, these were the 10 most visited places in India. You can always expect a decent amount of crowd is visiting this place no matter what the weather or condition is. In case you feel there are any more such places do let us know in the comment section.

Author’s Bio:

Rohit is a travel blogger at Trans India Travels and an independent traveller who has covered almost the entire Indian subcontinent. Through his writing, he helps travellers plan their trips and provides them guidance in building itineraries or travel plans.

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