Top 10 Places To See In India

India is a land of diversity in every sense. It has so much to offer; so many options at hand. So how do you decide the must see places while on your sojourn to India? Let me give you a sneak peek into some of the jewels in the crown of this wonderful country; which may help you prioritize your ‘Must Visit’ list.

Agra:

‘The Taj is described by the Indian classical poet Rabindranath Tagore as a “tear on the face of eternity” and more often termed as a “symbol of eternal love.’

A trip to India is incomplete without a visit to the land of the magnificent marble structure on the banks of the River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz. Among the finest examples of Mughal Architecture, the Taj Mahal is a treat to the eyes. The dome, minarets, Finial, Main iwan and side pishtaqs and the calligraphy to this day are still fragrant with the tales of eternal love. See it to believe it and I am sure you’ll treasure the experience forever.

Udaipur:

The city of Lakes in the beautiful desert state of Rajasthan is among the most popular destinations in India. The Lake Palace on Lake Pichola, City Palace, Jagdish Temple are just a few among a long list of lakes and palaces that offer a glimpse into the glorious past of the land. Udaipur is a wonderful window to breathe in the culture and colourful tradition of India. The Romance of experiencing the beautiful palaces with the cool breeze of the various lakes has a regal allure and is something that stays with you for a lifetime.

Tomb of Humayun
Tomb of Humayun | Source

Kashmir:

As a moghul emperor once said ‘If there is a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here’ a visit to India hence is hard to visualize without a trip to the breathtaking valley of surrounded by the Himalayas, Kashmir. The weather, the scenic beauty, the astounding Dal Lake, Shikara Rides, Houseboating and much more await you in this land of virgin beauty; a land which continues to weave magic with its old world charm.

Goa:

If sun, sand, beaches and carnival are on your list for a perfect vacation then Goa is the right place for you. Situated in the Western Coast of India, Goa is known for being a haven of fun, entertainment and gorgeous beaches. Though among the smallest states in India, Goa is known as a land which has a spirit of its own with people with among the most generous hearts; a guarantee of making your stay there an unfading memory.

Varanasi:

Situated along the banks of the Ganges in the north Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, is among the oldest cities in the world. A city of temples, learning and pilgrimage for the Hindus; it is a city which is a kaleidoscope of culture and tradition. The evening hymns along the ghats create an aura of being in a magical land with lights emanating from small traditional earthen pots floating on the river Ganges. Visit Varanasi for its temples, ghats, ancient monasteries and much more.

Kanyakumari:

Spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset viewed from Kanyakumari elevates the senses and takes you through a mesmerising experience; one of the reasons to include it in your itinerary. Confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea; something that is unique and a must see. It is said that on certain evenings you could see the sunset and moon rise simultaneously on either side of the horizon; something that must be reason enough for spending few days in this southern town of India.

Palolem beach Goa
Palolem beach Goa | Source

Kerala:

‘God’s own country’ or as many have included it in the top ten paradises on earth; Kerala, is a gem situated in India’s Malabar Coast. Beautiful Backwaters, ecotourism initiatives, exotic cuisines, waterfalls, and wildlife and ayurvedic health centres are among the varied and much sought out options available in the land of spices, the sea and the beaches. Visit this tropical paradise to experience a fine blend of scenery and some of the finest beaches.

Delhi:

The capital of India, Delhi, is a plethora of both modern and old world charms. Some of the best examples of Moghul architecture offer a peek into the history if India. The Red Fort, various Government buildings and embassies are just among a list of mosques, forts that one must visit while on a trip to Delhi.

Mysore:

A tourism hot spot in the southern state of Karnataka, Mysore, is among the most visited cities in India. The Mysore Palace attracts tourists from all over the world and is the main attraction for the city. It also serves as a base for many other tourist spots in the vicinity; hence a trip to Mysore is definitely worth a visit.

Corbett National Park:

A walk through the wild is what is on offer at the Corbett National park; world renowned as the 'Land of the trumpet, roar and song'. A connoisseur of nature surely mustn’t miss out on this kaleidoscope of flora and fauna. Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Corbett National Park awaits you for an up close and personal experience with nature.

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