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10 Places to Go Visit in India

Updated on August 15, 2011
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The brain behind this hub – Ravi Singh is an computer graduate from Chennai, India and has presently worked as a Technical Specialist

Qutub Minar at Delhi India
Qutub Minar at Delhi India

Top 10 places in India you must visit

This is the eve of India's Independence day.I am feeling proud to write about 10 best places in India to visit.India which comes in south asia, seventh largest city in the world with over 1.2 billion population.But what makes it different is unity in diversity.At every 5 km in India you can see different culture,food,music,songs.Its full of life in short.

This country has a great history and it attracts travelers all around the world specially those who are interested in spiritual and cultural history.Your trip to India will be surely a memorable experience.I will describe my favourite 10 destination you must visit in India.

1. Agra

Tajmahal, Agra
Tajmahal, Agra

If you are on visit to India, this is a place you should not miss.There are various places in Agra to visit but the most beautiful is Tajmahal (A UNESCO world heritage).It was built by Shahjahan in love of his third wife Mumtaj begam.It is a sign of love.This structure was built completely by white marble and inside it contains tomb of Shahjahan and his wife.It has a amazing garden near tajmahal which is also must watch.

Other places in Agra includes Akba 's tomb which is13 km from Agra and it is completely made up of red stone and it is also a masterpiece.

2. Shimla

Shimla
Shimla

Situated at north-east Himalayas, Shimla is also known as Queen of hills.It is surrounded by thick forest and has exotic location.

The Mall is central point of Shimla where you can find markets,clubs,restaurant,bars, and tourist offices.It is main part of city where people meets, shops and buy food.The best place here is trishul bakery which is known for pastriesAlso don;t forget to visit christ church, the second oldest church in northern India. at a height of 8000ft, it gives a beautiful view of the city.you can see snow covered tree and hills from here.

2km from Shimla there is a place called jakhu hills,which is highest pointer here, you can find many monkeys to fed here.

3. Goa

Goa
Goa

If you like partying,dance,clubs,beaches,water sport,and boats this is the place you don't want to miss.Goa is smallest city of India and better known as tropical paradise.If you are a fan of beers and wines, you will get it all cheaper as there is no tax of these here.

There is also a Goa carnival organized every year for 3 days in February where you can have dance,music,lights and mouth watering food.

4. Mumbai

Mumbai
Mumbai

Mumbai is also known as city of dreams.An economic capital and film city of India.you can find every color and culture here.Tall story building a biggest slums both present here.This city is most costlist in India has has a beautiful marine drive , which in night looks like a necklace.Gateway of India,hotel Taj is must watch here.And yes local trains are also famous here.

5. Auroville

Matrimandir, Auroville

Well I remembered I went here back in 2007, that time there was some construction going on, but now it is fully ready.It is an amazing place which consist of people from all over world community.Here people from all over world comes to find peace and harmony.

The sole purpose of this place is unity.In the center of town you will find a place called 'Matrimandir' ( shown in the picture) its a god sphere surrounded by ramps.Its put there as a sign of Divine's answer to men perfection.This place has a marble room where you can sit quietly.I love its garden.

6. Pondicherry

I went to Pondicherry some 3 years back.The things which I love most is its beaches,beers,and temples.I had seen more people from outside India here.We have a separate french colony here.I love its beaches, many Hindi movies have been shoot here.

Serenity Beach and Promenade Beach, and paradise beach is very famous here.This city has many churches too.A highly recommend place to visit.

7. Kerala Backwater

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Kerala is most popular tourist destination in the world.Also better known as God's Own Country.It is situated at lust and tropical Malabar coast.The backwaters and chains of lake is place which should not be missed.You can hire a ferries or even rent a boat house to spend a day.

There will be function every year where a boat race will be organized where hundreds oarsman row the boat and thousands of fans cheers for this moment.If you come to India you don't want to miss this place.

8. Bodhgaya

BodhGaya
BodhGaya

Bodhgaya is a religious and pilgrimage place situated at easterpart of India near Gaya.Its a famous placw where Gautam Budha is said to obtained enlightenment.

Mahabodhi temple:Budhist people from all over the world visit this place.This place has a tree under which Gautam Budha believed to englightement.This place has a big statue of Budha.Visitor mostly sit under that tree and and pray.I felt so much peace at this place.

9. Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal is beautiful hill station situated at sounthern part of India.you can expect mountain view,beautiful waterfall here.Its has a man made lake which is star shaped and a must watch.You can also rent a bicycle or horse here to roam round the city.It has a 20 acre botanical garden which is a big attractionof the city.

10.Darjeeling

Darjeeling toy train

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Darjeeling is situated at eastern part of India and is very attractive location for tourists.It is widely famous for tea production and beautiful scenery.It has beautiful valleys,green environment and amazing views.It has beautiful places to take pictures.

If you are adventurous, you can enjoy trekking and river rafting, and also don't miss Darjeeling toy trains.You can roam round a city with the train.

Incredible India

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      Matt Doran 4 years ago from Manchester, UK

      I like this hub and I like the way you write with such enthusiasm towards these places. I visited some of the places last year and had a great time. I would say I prefer Souther India to the north though. Nice pictures too.

      Matt

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Done a fine job. Congrats!

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      Ravi Singh 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Der for your comments.you are most welcome to India.

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      Der Meister 5 years ago from Virgo Supercluster

      At first, I was going to pick a must place to visit, but they are all so attractive. I'll just have to visit them all someday.

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      Rajdeep Singh 5 years ago

      All of them are rally worth visiting !

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      Ravi Singh 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for your comment halola1999 - India is a must visit place . @Urmila - there are lot of places in India to vist, but don't miss above. thanks for your comment.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      I have only visited Tajmahal. I yet to visit other places. May be some day! Nice hub.

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      halola1999 5 years ago from cairo

      india is one of my fav places' i wish to visit it one day.

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      Sneha Sunny 5 years ago from India

      I have been to some of the places.... Nice hub... :-)

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      Ravi Singh 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for your comment Riviera.

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      Riviera Rose 5 years ago from South of France

      Some interesting places here - would love to go to Shimla, Darjeeling and Pondicherry...several trips, I think! But India's one of those places that, no matter how many times you go, there's always somewhere else entirely new. Thanks for inspiring me!

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      Ravi Singh 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Thelma for your comments.Yes indeed Kerala is famous for Ayurveda massage.you should visit it.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Great hub and beautiful photos! I would love to visit Kerala and have a very relaxing ayurvedic massage. And of course to the places near by. Thanks for your sharing and for your following me.

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      Ravi Singh 5 years ago from India

      @Eiddwen Thanks for your comment. I will keep adding stuff like it ..

      @lord de cross thanks.. yes Mumbai is a nice place.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Mumbai and several places, are the second priority..i mean first! if I ever come to India. excellente guide!

      LORD

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      What a great hub and I bookmark into my 'Armchair Travelling'slot.

      Plus I vote up.

      I anow look forward to reading many more by you.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Ravi Singh 6 years ago from India

      Thanks for comment Twilight Lawns.

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      Twilight Lawns 6 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      An enjoyable hub. Thank you.

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      Ravi Singh 6 years ago from India

      Thanks for your comment glassvisage.. I will keep it updated.

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      glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

      This is a very helpful Hub! I've heard so many wonderful things about visiting India, and these tips supplement what I've heard. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Ravi Singh 6 years ago from India

      Thanks for your comment Apostle.

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      The place to go .I agree.