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10 best places to visit for a vacation in India

Updated on August 30, 2015
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India is one of the destinations which is least explored by tourists from all over the world. Due to the large geographical diversity as well as the cultural diversity, you would find each and every destination type which you want to visit within India. We would be discussing about the 10 best places to visit for a vacation in India.


This is one of the favorite tourist destinations and is compared to other popular tourist destinations like Bali due to its numerous beaches and affordable accommodation along with great nightlife. If you're heading for the beaches, then this is your perfect destination in India.

Goa Beach
Goa Beach


Mumbai is the financial capital of India and also home to the second biggest movie industry in the world known as Bollywood. It has a brilliant nightlife and the street food of Mumbai is famous all over the world. There are plenty of historic destinations nearby as well.

Mumbai Bridge
Mumbai Bridge

New Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of India and has been the venue of power for centuries and therefore it contains abundant historical sites as well. There are three UNESCO Heritage sites in Delhi and they are the Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. There are many other tourist attractions as well like the Lotus Temple, Jantar Mantar(Nature's Clock),India gate Etc. If you want to explore the history of India then this is the best destination.

The Red Fort in Delhi
The Red Fort in Delhi


Jaipur is also known as the pink city due to the large number of pink architectures in the city. Some of the tourist attractions in the city are Birla Mandir, Hawa Mahal, Amber fort, Nahargarh Fort etc. All of these were built by various dynasties since this was a prominent city when the kingdoms ruled India.

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
Hawa Mahal in Jaipur


Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal, in addition to that you can also see the Agra red Fort and the Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are Heritage site according to UNESCO.

Taj Mahal in Agra
Taj Mahal in Agra


Khajuraho is another UNESCO monument which consist of a large temple complex and sculptures in it. The sculptures are of erotic nature made within the caves and outside the case.

Khajuraho Erotic Sculptures
Khajuraho Erotic Sculptures

Ajanta & Ellora Caves

Ajanta & Ellora caves are situated in the state of Maharashtra near the city of Aurangabad and are UNESCO heritage site as well and the sculptures in the caves depict the cultural heritage of India. They are truly exceptional for they were made centuries ago when the modern technology did not exist.

Ajanta & Ellora Caves
Ajanta & Ellora Caves


Varanasi is one of the most prominent religious places for Hindus and is situated in Uttar Pradesh. There are various temples and bathing places along the banks of River Ganges known as Ghats. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and therefore boasts of plenty of cultural and architectural heritage.

Varanasi Ganga Ghat
Varanasi Ganga Ghat


The state of kerala is also known as God's Own country because of its beautiful coast line. It is one of the very few states in India where you can actually live in a houseboat and travel the entire state.

Kerala Lake
Kerala Lake

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh as a state boasts of plenty of beautiful destinations including one which is compared to Switzerland and therefore if you're looking for a hill station and to be in the natural beauty, you can travel to this estate.

Tirthan Valley Himachal Pradesh
Tirthan Valley Himachal Pradesh


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    • Nadeem Koudsi profile imageAUTHOR

      Nadeem Koudsi 

      3 years ago from Saudi Arabia - Jeddah

      I'm really glad you liked the article, India has a great variety for all tastes.

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      Aleksey Donets 

      3 years ago from Cherkassy, Ukraine

      The article is really great! As I 'm fond or travelling, I couldn’t but read it and I'm fascinated by those photos and descriptions you added to it. Unfortunately, I have never been to Asia before, but I would like to visit at least any of those places (if not all of them!) you mentioned in the post! Thanks for the Hub And I'm waiting for other traveling articles you will write for the resource! Thanks a lot!

    • Nadeem Koudsi profile imageAUTHOR

      Nadeem Koudsi 

      3 years ago from Saudi Arabia - Jeddah

      Thank you Crusador for visiting. I will sure follow your advice in my next hubs.

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      3 years ago from India

      Thanks for projecting a beautiful face of India. Congrats for well written and a nice hub. There is scope to add more narration about places where photos belong to.


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