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Famous Tourist Places in India State Wise

Updated on February 2, 2019
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Babuji Memorial Ashram

India is a vast nation comprising 29 states and 7 union territories. Each of these 36 entities are uniquely wonderful. In this hub, I will write about various tourist attractions in all these entities.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

This union territory is famous for its exotic-looking beaches and pristine islands. Radhanagar Beach, Jolly Buoy Island, Laxmanpur Beach, Cellular Jail, Howrah Bridge, Bharatpur Beach, Ross Island, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach and Makruzz are major tourist attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Jolly Buoy Island

Andhra Pradesh

The Venkateswara Temple, a Vaishnavite temple located in the hill town of Tirumala, is a major cultural landmark of India. Srivari Mettu, Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, Kanaka Durga Temple, Sri Varahaswami Temple, Simhachalam Temple, Borra Caves, Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple, INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, Lepakshi Bull and Gandikota Fort are other major tourist attractions in this unique state.

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is known as the land of dawn-lit mountains. The Golden Pagoda Monastery, a large, beautiful Buddhist monastery, is a major tourist attraction in the state.

Namdapha National Park, Lake Roing, Taktsang Gompa, Craft Centre & Emporium in Itanagar, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Ziro Puto and Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary are among the main tourist attractions in Arunachal Pradesh.

Assam

Assam is famous for its wildlife, archeological sites, silk bazaars, hospitable population, exotic dance forms, picturesque golden-green vista of rice fields, temples and tea plantations.

Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve is a major tourist attraction in Assam. This UNESCO world heritage site was opened for visitors in 1937. It is home to tigers, elephants and the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses.

Kamakhya Temple, Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji Temple, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Umananda Temple, ISKCON Temple, Saraighat Bridge and The Maati Center are other main tourist attractions in this beautiful state.

Bihar

Bihar is famous for its Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The Mahabodhi Temple, which is located in Bodh Gaya, is an ancient, but much rebuilt and restored, Buddhist temple. It marks the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ruins of Nalanda University, Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Hanuman Mandir, Royal Bhutan Monastery, Great Buddha Statue, Thai Monastery, Buddha Smiriti Park and Patna Museum are other major tourist attractions in Bihar.

Chandigarh

Designed by Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier, Chandigarh is a well-planned union territory.

The Open Hand monument is the official emblem of Chandigarh. This giant public sculpture looks like a cross between a flying dove and an open hand.

Chandi-Devi Mandir, Nek Chand's Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Sukhna Lake are other major tourist attractions in Chandigarh.

Chhattisgarh

Chitrakote Falls, which is located in Bastar district, is a beautiful natural waterfall. This 29-meter-tall wonder of nature is formed by River Indravati.

Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Shri Rajiv Lochan Mandir, Mahakoshal Art Gallery and Purkhauti Muktangan are other major tourist attractions in this heavily forested state.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Located in Western India, this union territory is well-known for its health resorts, gardens and parks.

The Vanganga Lake Garden, which is spread over 7.58 hectares, is a popular shooting spot. Here you will find Japanese style bridges, jogging tracks, fountains and restaurants.

Hirwavan Garden, Dudhni, Tribal Museum, Khanvel Garden, Portuguese Church and Lion Safari are popular among tourists.

Daman and Diu

You will find many churches in this western Indian union territory. The St. Paul’s Church in Diu is in baroque architecture. This 400-year-old Catholic church is dedicated to Lady of Immaculate Conception.

Jampore Beach, Mirasol Water Park, Jetty Garden, Fort Diu and Naida Caves are other major tourist attractions in this region.

National Capital Territory of Delhi

This vibrant city and union territory houses three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Red Fort is one among them.

Red Fort was the main residence of Mughal emperors for around two centuries. Its planning is based on Islamic prototypes, but each pavilion reveals architectural elements typical of Mughal building, reflecting a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions.

Bahai Temple, Swaminarayan Akshardham, Humayun's Tomb, Gandhi Smriti and Qutab Minar are other major tourist attractions in this region.

Goa

This western Indian state is famous for its churches and beaches. Calangute beach is the largest beach in North Goa. You will find many shops, boutiques, hotels and resorts here.

Church of St. Francis of Assissi, Naval Aviation Museum, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Sinquerim Beach and Saturday Night Market are other major tourist attractions in this small state.

Gujarat

The Statue of Unity, which is located near Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat, is a statue of Indian statesman, first Deputy Prime Minister of India, senior leader of the Indian National Congress and founding father, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is the tallest statue (182 meters) in the world.

Gir National Park, Dwarkadhish Temple, White Desert, Sabarmati Ashram and Swaminarayan Akshardham are other popular tourist attractions in Gujarat.

Haryana

Located in Thanesar, Brahma Sarovar is a large (3600 ft long, 1500 ft broad and 45 ft) man-made pond. It is an exquisite and breathtaking tourist attraction in the region.

Pinjore Gardens, Le Corbusier Center, Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park and Begum Samru Palace are among the main tourist attractions in this beautiful North Indian state.

Himachal Pradesh

Namgyal Monastery in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, is the personal monastery of the 14th Dalai Lama. It houses around 200 Tibetan monks, who help preserve the its ancient rituals, artistic skills and traditions.

Rohtang Pass, Ridge in Shimla, Hidimba Devi Temple, Dalhousie and Spiti Valley are among many popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh.

Jammu and Kashmir

Verinag spring is the source of River Jhelum. This large spring has a circumference of 80 meters. It is located at a height of 1,876 meters.

Shankarcharya Temple, Floating Vegetable Market, Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, Spituk Monastery and Dehra Ki Gali are among many popular tourist attractions in this North Indian state.

Jharkhand

The Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple, which houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, is located in Deoghar. It is also known as Baba Baidyanath Dham and Baidyanath Dham.

Ranchi Lake, Tata Steel Zoological Park, Canary Hill, Bokaro Steel City, Rikhia Yogashram, Usri Fall and Teliagarhi Fort are other major tourist attractions in Jarkhand.

Karnataka

The Virupaksha temple, which is in constant worship, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in Hampi. One amazing feature of this temple is the usage of mathematical concepts to build and decorate it. Its repeated patterns demonstrate the concept of fractals. It is a triangle shaped temple.

Jog Falls, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Kapu Beach, Bhagawan Bahubali Statue and Lalbagh are other major tourist attractions in Karnataka.

Kerala

Hawa beach in Kovalam is a beautiful beach that is well-known for its adventure activities, tranquility and scenic beauty. It is also known as Eve's beach.

Alappuzha Beach, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Thusharagiri Waterfalls and Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden are among main tourist attractions in Kerala.

Lakshadweep

Agatti Island is a 7.6 km long island. It is located on a coral atoll known as Agatti atoll. It is famous for crystal clear water and beautiful marine life. Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities here.

Bangaram Atoll, Kadmat Island, Kalpeni and Kavaratti are other major tourist attractions in Lakshadweep.

Madhya Pradesh

The unexplored Sailani Island enables you to discover the splendour of Madhya Pradesh. It is located in the backwaters of Indira Sagar Dam in Khandwa district, near Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga shrine.

Kanha Tiger Reserve, Bhimbetka rock shelters, Gwalior Fort, Khajuraho Temples and Kandariya Mahadev Temple are other major tourist attractions in Madhya Pradesh.

Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves are rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments. The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. They have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.

Gateway Of India, Nishiland Water Park, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple and Ellora Caves are other tourist attractions in Maharashtra.

Gateway of India

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Manipur

Shri Shri Govindaji Temple is in Imphal. Located next to the palace, it is the largest Hindu temple in Imphal.

Kangla Fort, Khwairamband Bazar, Khuga Dam, Koubru Peak and Manipur Zoological Garden are other major tourist attractions in Manipur.

Meghalaya

Meghalaya, which means "The abode of clouds" in Sanskrit, is a beautiful, cool, pine-fresh mountain state in Northeast India.

Located in Cherrapunjee, the magnificent Jingkieng Nongriat Double Decker Living Root Bridge is made of Indian Rubber Tree.

It is 3 kilometers long and placed at a height of 2400 feet. It is an innovative mix of nature and engineering. The Umshiang River flows beneath the bridge.

Shillong Peak, Elephanta Falls, Wards Lake, Lady Hydari Park and Barapani are other major attractions in Meghalaya.

Mizoram

Phawngpui Peak (2157 meters), which is located in Saiha district, is famous for orchids and rhododendrons. It is also known as Blue Mountain.

Durtlang Hills, Solomon's Temple, Mizoram State Museum, Reiek Heritage Village and Tamdil Lake also attract tourists to this Northeast Indian state.

Nagaland

Shilloi Lake is a picturesque foot-shaped lake. It is located in the heart of the Patkai range, bordering Myanmar. It has an area of 0.5 to 0.30 square kilometers.

Diezephe Craft Village, Pulebadze Peak, Changtongya, Chui Village and Doyang River are other prominent tourist attractions in this amazing state.

Odisha

Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, which was built in 1161 CE, is a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus. It is a part of the “Char Dham” pilgrimages.

Lingaraj Temple, Sun Temple, Paradeep Beach, Simlipal Nature Park and Gopalpur Beach are other major tourist destinations in Odisha.

Puducherry

Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual community located in Pondicherry, grew out of a group of disciples who had gathered around Sri Aurobindo after he retired from politics and settled in Pondicherry in 1910. It is located along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.

Paradise Beach, Old Lighthouse, Raj Niwas, Pondy Bazaar and French War Memorial are other popular tourist attractions in Puducherry.

Punjab

Darbar Sahib, which is also known as the Golden Temple, is a Gurdwara located in Amritsar. It is the focus of a complex of buildings that form the heart of Sikhism.

Leisure Valley, Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum, Deer Park, Qila Mubarak Complex and Lakhi Jungle are other major tourist attractions in Punjab.

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Rajasthan

Lake Pichola, an artificial fresh water lake in Udaipur, was created in 1362 CE. It is famous for its scenic beauty.

Amer Fort, Mehrangarh, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Ranthambore National Park are other popular tourist attractions in Rajasthan.

Sikkim

The SRCM Heartfulness Meditation Center is an excellent place to relax and rejuvenate. Here you can learn various techniques like meditation for free.

Gurudongmar Lake, Nathula Pass, Buddha Park, Yume Samdong (Zero Point) and Yumthang Valley are other popular tourist attractions in this Himalayan state.

Tamil Nadu

Babuji Memorial Ashram in Chennai is world famous for its subtle, positive vibrations. It is as if this place is charged with Divinity.

If you are sensitive you will feel the difference in your heart as soon as you enter the main gate.

Here you can learn meditation and other techniques that go a long way in improving your personal and professional relationships.

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Marina Beach, Brihadisvara Temple, Doddabetta and Kodaikanal Lake are among main tourist attractions in this South Indian state.

Telangana

Kanha Shanti Vanam is a spiritual retreat that beckons everyone with its green environs and peaceful vibes.

Located near Chegur village, Ranga Reddy District (25 km from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad), Kanha is an integrated township with a Spiritual Retreat Centre at its heart.

Many people regard it as “The high place in Telangana, which is charged with vibrations capable of working wonders.”

Charminar, Nehru Zoological Park, Ramoji Film City, Birla Mandir, SRCM Heartfulness Meditation Center and Salar Jung Museum are other main tourist attractions in Telangana.


Tripura

The Ujjayanta Palace in Agartala is the former palace of the Kingdom of Tripura. Currently it is a museum open to the public.

It is also known as Tripura Government Museum or the Tripura State Museum. The name 'Ujjayanta Palace' was given by Rabindranath Tagore.

Built using Indo-saracenic style of architecture, this stunning structure stands on the banks of a small river, with lush green Mughal gardens surrounding it.

Neermahal, Tripura Sundari Temple, Rudrasagar Lake, Unakoti and Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary are other must see places in Tripura.

Uttar Pradesh

Shri Ram Chandra Mission has a beautiful, spiritually charged Ashram in Shahjahanpur, which is the birth place of special personality, Raja Yoga master, Babuji.

Here you can learn various self development techniques like meditation, which help you in your spiritual life and material life.

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Manikarnika Ghat are other major tourist attractions in Uttar Pradesh.

Shri Ram Chandra Mission

Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers National Park is located in North Chamoli. Established in 1982, it is famous for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers.

Yamunotri, Nanda Devi, Tungnath, Roopkund and Har Ki Pauri are other main tourist attractions in this North Indian state.

West Bengal

Sahaj Marg Retreat Center in Kharagpur is essentially for you to retreat into yourself and introspect.

You may do some writing if you wish. Most of the people who come here go back into life spiritually fresh, mentally refreshed, and fit in body and mind.

Victoria Memorial, Batasia Loop, Sundarban National Park and Dakshineswar Kali Temple are other prominent tourist attractions in West Bengal.


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      Srikanth R 

      3 months ago

      Thank you.

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      Liz Westwood 

      3 months ago from UK

      This is a very impressive list of interesting places. Alphabetical order helps.

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