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100 Must See Indian Tourist Places

Updated on April 3, 2020

Top 100 Must See Indian Tourist Places

India is a nation of endless wonders. It is a country with so much diversities, but at the same time, it bonds the people by a very strong cultural and historical tradition. The geography, nature, climate as well as culture of India offer amazing and incredible experience to the visitors.

The Top 100 Must See Places of India include places of fascinating scenic beauty, awe inspiring wild life, gigantic waterfalls, the gems of history and culture, colorful festivals, captivating lakes, appealing beaches, forests, places of historical and religious importance, wonderful deserts, spots for trekking and mountaineering, charming hill stations, and the great wonders of India.


It is very difficult to select the top 100 Green Spots of India as thousands of spots of enchanting scenic beauty are competing to be included in this list. There is no doubt that some great places may not be included in this list, but all the places of this list can not be avoided and they are spots that one must see in his lifetime to know the splendors of India, one of the greatest civilization in the world.


Famous Historical Monuments, India

The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Madhya Pradesh - It is known as Palace of Winds.

The Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, built during the British Raj.

Bijapur, Karnataka - Islamic monuments

Taj Mahal, Agra

Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur - The second largest pre-modern dome in the world

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

Charminar, Andhra Pradesh – Center of the Hyderabad Old City.

Golkonda Fort, Andhra Pradesh – Largest and 400 years oldest fort.

Nalanda, Bihar – Location of one of the world's oldest university.

Badami, Karnataka – Historical Importance

Aihole, , Karnataka – Historical Importance

Pattadakal, , Karnataka – Historical Importance

Hampi, , Karnataka – Historical Importance

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh -.his UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for their sculptures

Jog Falls

Jog Falls
Jog Falls | Source

Famous Waterfalls, India

Jog falls, Karnataka - One of the highest waterfalls in Asia.

Chitrakot Waterfalls, Chhattisgarh

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Elephant Falls, Meghalaya

Vazhachal water fall,Kerala

Shadthum Falls, , Meghalaya

Weinia falls, Mehalaya

Athirapally water fall, Kerala

Bishop Falls, Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

Langshiang Falls, Meghalaya


Wild Life Wonders, India

Kaziranga National Park, Assam - The Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros are protected here.

Manas National Park, Assam - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam

Thekkadi, Kerala

Kanha, Madhya Pradesh – Wild life and National park

Bandhavgadh, Madhya Pradesh – Wild life and National park

Kuno Palpur, Madhya Pradesh – Wild life and National park

Tadoba wildlife destination, Maharashtra

Koyna Wild Life Sanctuary, Maharashtra

The Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Nanda Devi National Parks Uttarakhand - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Famous Beaches, India

Kilash giri, Andhra Pradesh

Bhimili Beach, Andhra Pradesh

Karwar, Karnataka

Kovalam, Kerala

Alappuzha Beach, Kerala

Shankhumugham, Kerala

Fort Kochi Beach, Kerala

Gokarna, , Karnataka

Murdeshwara, Karnataka

Surathkal. Karnataka

Pookalam, Onam Festival, Kerala

Pookalam, Onam Festival, Kerala.
Pookalam, Onam Festival, Kerala. | Source

Famous Festivals of India

Goa carnival, Goa

Ganesh Chaturthi, Mahrashtra

Onam Festival, Kerala

The Sitalsasthi Carnival, Orissa

Snake Boat Race, Kerala

Famous Religious Places of India

Dharamshala,Himachal Pradesh - Dalai Lama's Abode

Tawang Monestry, Arunanchal Pradesh

Lotus temple, Delhi

Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Gaya , Bihar– Known for Bodh Gaya the place at which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment.

Kurukshetra , Haryana - Religious and historical importance

Sringeri, Karnataka,

Shravanabelagola, Karnataka

Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

The Airavateswara temple, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.

The Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu - UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Harmandir Sahib, Punjab

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

Konark Sun Temple ,Orissa - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Majuli Island

Majuli Island
Majuli Island | Source

Wonders of India

Ramoji Film City – Largest Film City in the world situated.

Sonepur Cattle Fair – The Sonepur cattle fair or Sonepur Mela, it is the biggest c attle fair of Asia and stretches on from fifteen days to one month.

Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat – Desert

Thar Desert, Rajasthan

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway,Tamil Nadu - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Majuli - the largest river island

Tezpur - and tea-estates

Famous Mountaineering and Trekking Spots of India

Saputara Hills

Yana, Karnataka

Fort in Chitradurga, Karnataka

Agasthyakoodam, Kerala- It is one of the highest peak of Sahya mountains which is suitable for mountaineering

Vagamon, Kerala - Vagamon is most suitable place for mountaineering.

Ramnagara near Bangalore district, Karnataka

Shivagange in Tumkur district, Karnataka

Tekal in Kolar district, Karnataka

Nandi Hills, Karnataka

Dal Lake, Kashmir

Dal Lake, Kashmir
Dal Lake, Kashmir | Source

Famous Lake and backwaters of India

Loktak Lake, Manipur

Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir

Umiam Lake, Meghalaya

Chilka Lake, Orissa

Pookkode Lake, Kerala

Sasthamkotta Lake, Kerala

Famous Caves, India

Borra Caves, Andhra Pradesh – caves formed 1 million years ago

Kutumsar Caves,Chhattisgarh

Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra - UNESCO World Heritage sites

Ellora Caves , Maharashtra - UNESCO World Heritage sites

Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra

Udayagiri Caves, Orissa

Khandagiri Caves, Orissa

Shimla, India

Shimla, Himachal, India
Shimla, Himachal, India | Source

Famous Hill Stations, India

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - hill station,

Manali hill stations,Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli hill stations,Himachal Pradesh

Araku Valley – known as Andhra Ooty near to Vizag City.

ercaud, Tamil Nadu, Hill stations

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, Hill stations

Ooty, Tamil Nadu, Hill stations

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