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Best Places to Visit in India

Updated on March 29, 2012
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India is a land of diversity in terms of language, food, economy, historic sites, and people. People around the world refer to this beautiful subcontinent as a land of “Unity in Diversity.“ The best places to visit in India are steeped in history. This beautiful land is home to many sacred places, ancient temples, and beautiful hill stations. And last but not the least, India has the Taj Mahal which is one of the seven wonders of the world.

The following are a few of the best places to visit in India:


This beautiful place is located at the peak of India which can be called heaven on earth. After visiting Kashmir, the tourists don't have any words to describe the beauty of Kashmir which is surrounded by the Himalayas. The landscape of Kashmir is enhanced with fresh water streams, apples orchards, ice-capped mountains. Fresh non-polluted air and the beautiful landscapes make this place a best place to visit in India.



Goa is the smallest state in India, but the size does not deter it from attracting over two million visitors every year. It attracts that many visitors because of its tasty seafood, churches, water sports, and beautiful beaches. Anjuna and Baga are the most beautiful beaches that attract a lot of visitors to Goa.


This state in India is called the "gods' own country" because of its natural beauty, ayurvedic health centers, backwaters, magical festivals, and white sand beaches. Houseboats that navigate in the backwaters provide the visitors with amazing views and a sense of peace that rejuvenates their body and mind. Some places to see along the backwaters include the largest fresh water lake called Astamudi, the scenic beauty of Valiyaparambu, and the Kumarakom bird sanctuary.


If the people travelling in India are looking for a place that can transport them to a bygone era, then Rajasthan is the best place for them to see. The must-see places in Rajasthan are the lakes, Udaipur palace, Bikaner deserts, and Mt. Abu.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal


Three of UNESCO’s world heritage sites are located in Agra. It is located at the banks of the river Yamuna and is 200 kms away from the national capital, New Delhi. This city is filled with buildings that are built beautifully based on the Mughal Architecture. One of the wonders of world, the Taj Mahal, is located in Agra which should be seen if possible while travelling in India.


Kodaikanal, which is situated 120 kms away from Madurai, is one of the most popular and peaceful hill stations located in India. In the local language Tamil, "Kodaikanal" refers to "The Gift of the Forest." Wherever you go in Kodaikanal, you can see scenic beauty and amazing waterfalls. A few of the most popular places are the star-shaped, man-made Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker’s walk, Bear Shola waterfall, and Guna Caves.

These are just some of the best places to visit in India. Other than the above mentioned places, there are many other tourist attractions in India which include Meenakshi Amman Temple, the Thanjavur Peruvudaiyaar Temple built by the mighty Chola king Raja Raja Chola, and the region of Ladakh.


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      reviewne 6 years ago from Bangalore, India

      India is indeed a beautiful country. These are really the most popular hotspots in India. The northeastern states of India are also great places to explore ethnic cultures and traditions.

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      acewebdesign 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Also visit the Northern side of Punjab and Himachal to experience the true India.

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      Bob Zermop 6 years ago from California, USA

      Helpful brief summary of India. Interesting to read; thx!