Most Visited Destinations of India - Dream Places to Visit

Decked with numerous, forts, palaces, temples, and wildlife, India is indeed home to some gorgeous attractions of the world. Exploring India is the most thrilling experience one can relish in a lifetime. With around 38 World Heritage Sites, India offers you much more than you expect. Unlike the western countries, India delights its travellers with its culture – be it a form of dance or a festival. You will definitely be surprised by the minute artistry, striking landscape or spirituality of India. Come and explore the evergreen charm of India.

Though the list of travel attraction is big, but I have compiled few that I found interesting for domestic as well overland travellers.

Taj Mahal

Reflecting the aeonian theme of love and exhibiting beauty through pure white marbles, Taj Mahal stands high on the banks of Yamuna river in Agra. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is an integral part of India, built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal by Shah Jahan in 1653 A.D. Around 20,000 and more labours gave their heart and soul for the royal imagination of Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal features some beautiful gardens, a mosque and a prayer house which exist within its premises and completes this grandiose structure.        

Read More: 7 Mysteries to Unfold Before You Plan Trip To Taj Mahal ?

 

Also Read: Things to See and Do in Agra, India

Golden Temple

In the serene climate of Amritsar is found the sacred shrine of Sikh gurus namely known as Harmandir Sahib or the Golden Temple. The temple is the sacred seat of Sikhism which is also a popular tourist destination for outsiders. The temple is immaculately situated amid sacred water Amrit Sarovar or the lake of Nectar where people bathe and also intake the holy water. The aura is extremely pleasing all round where devotees come and say their prayers. Within the temple is a jewel-studded platform where Adi Grantha the scared scripture of Sikhs is placed. To adore the essence of spirituality come and visit the Golden Temple at Amirtsar.      

Khajuraho Group of Temples  

India boasts classy history which is mainly famous for unique artistry and sculpture authenticity in various places. Khajuraho temples are counted among those structures that reveal a drastic and unrivaled mix of art, culture and creation. These group of temples at Khajuraho represent the real form of India which is visible in its ethnic craftship. The marvelous art carved on the walls of temples are immensely fascinating and captivating. Visit to Khajuraho temples in India can be a perfect worth for time and money.  

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Meenakshi Temple

Enlighten yourself at the religious abode of Meenakshi Temple at an imposing setting of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Also known as Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, the historical and mythological richness of sacred building dates back to ten years. Dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati, the temple imparts majestic beauty through its impeccable architecture which is quite a wonder to watch. It's a twin temple in Madurai, famous among Indian and International tourists for its remarkable appearance.  



Jim Corbett National Park

Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas, Jim Corbett National Park offers a terrible stock of endangered animal and plant species. Exotic wildlife surviving at natural habitat in Jim Corbett makes the park a perfect spot for tourism. Specially the presence of endangered Bengal Tigers is the main driving force for many tourists worldwide. Tourists can visit the region for unrivalled wildlife safari, Bird watching, canter safari and an outstanding experience.


Hawa Mahal, Rajasthan

Constructed in 1799 by Rajput Raja, Maharaja Sawai Pratap, the Hawa Mahal is a splendid structure, made of red and pink sandstone, and an example of amazing creativeness during the age of Rajput rulers. Hawa Mahal is a captivating mix of Rajput and Mughal styles of design. It was built at a time when 'purdah system’( i.e the Royal women should not be a subject to the public eye) was followed in India. Thereby, Hawa Mahal was made for the royal ladies to watch the clamoring city life and the dynamic celebrations, while avoiding them from general visibility. The five-storeyed Hawa Mahal was built to resemble the crown of Krishna, a Hindu god, as the Great Maharaja Sawai Pratap was his devotee.


  • Nearby Attractions of Hawa Mahal: Jantar Mantar | Johri Bazaar | City Palace
  • Get Directions to Reach Hawa Mahal
  • How To Reach Hawa Mahal
  • Hawa Mahal Timings: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Hawa Mahal Entry Fee: Indian Tourists: INR 50 per head | Foreign Tourists: INR 200 per head
  • Hawa Mahal Official Govt Website: http://www.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/hawa-mahal.html


 


Gateway of India, Mumbai

Built in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911. The structure is an arch made of basalt, 26 metres (85 feet) high. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924. The Gateway was later used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and the new Governors of Bombay.  It served to allow entry and access to India. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, it is often referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai.

 


Konark Sun Temple, Odissha

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the magnanimous sun temples in India and popular amongst domestic and overland travellers. According to stats, approximate 2.5 million people visit this monument every year. An absolute delightful figure for any non-Mughal monument in India. The temple is in form of chariot and its stone walls are engraved with thousands of images of deities, people, birds, animals, and mythological creatures.

 



Periyar National Park, Kerala

Also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, this national park is located in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala, Southern India. Apart from being a Home to Tigers and a substantial elephant population, you will also be able to see lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. Periyar Lake is also popular for boat rides.

 



India Gate, New Delhi

The India Gate is one of the primary attractions of New Delhi, located at the heart of India’s capital city. Built as a war memorial, India Gate is dedicated to honor the soldiers of the Undivided Indian Army who died during World War I between 1914 and 1921. People visit the India Gate to walk on the green lawns, surrounding the monument, for a leisurely evening, enjoying the light show at the fountains along with snacking on street food.

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