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top 10 tourist places to visit in India

India is a country in South Asia, it is the seventh-largest and second-largest population county in the world. It is a land of unexpected contrasts where both the traditional and modern worlds connect. India is a great country for budget travel, it is famous for its forts, forests, deserts, beaches, and palaces.

There are the Himalayas, the highest mountain in northern India, a vast coastline in southern India, on west massive Thar desert in Rajasthan, and opportunities to experience an adventure like bungee jumping, while nature lovers will enjoy visiting beaches, national parks, road trips, and thrilling wildlife sanctuaries. 

India can be mesmerized by the ancient temples, mosques, and monuments. The crowded bazaars, roads full of traffic, music, and exciting and memorable offerings. Some top 10 places in India are:


Ladakh is a capital of Leh. It is most famous for its awesome landscape, crystal clear sky, freezing wind, high mountain passes, Buddhist monasteries, and thrilling adventure activities. It is an ideal place to visit for adventure addicts and nature lovers.

Ladakh is far from any place to visit in India. Here you can witness some world’s highest mountain passes and foreign wildlife species in India’s largest national park. This is a must-visit destination in India which is perfect for camping, white water river rafting, trekking, mountain biking, peak climbing, etc.

Top places to visit in Ladakh:

  • Leh 
  • Pangong valley
  • Nubra valley
  • Zanskar valley


Goa is considered one of the best tourist places to visit in India. It has 51 beaches along the coastline. It is a wonderful tourist place because of its white sandy beaches, amazing coastal cuisine, and palm trees.

The best time to visit this place is the winter because that time weather is just perfect. Aside from beaches, you can find spice plantations, and places for sightseeing and its nightlife is something someone should never miss.  

Top places to visit in Goa:

  • Baga beach
  • Calangute beach
  • Fort Aguada
  • Dudhsagar waterfalls
  • Dona Paula
  • Chapora fort
  • Church of our lady Immaculate conception



Delhi is the capital of India. It is the most visited travel destination in the country. There are a lot of attractions in this city anyone can enjoy. Delhi is a city of heritage, and monuments such as the Red Fort, or Lal Qila, it is made up of sandstone and built in the 17th century.

Things to do in Delhi are trying street food, going shopping in Sarojini Nagar, and Chandni Chowk, listening to qawwalis at Nizamuddin, and architecture photography.

Places to visit in Delhi:

  • Jama Masjid
  • Humayun’s tom
  • Red Fort
  • Qutub Minar 
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Lotus temple
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • Dilli ghat


Amritsar was founded by Guru Ram Das in the year 1577, it is known as the spiritual capital of Sikhism. It is home to the gorgeous Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib. Things to do in Amritsar are shopping for phulkari and jutis, eating at guru ka langar, watch light and sound shows at Gobindgarh.

Amritsar is the reflection of India’s independence struggle and is close to the Indo-Pak border. This city allows witnessing the lowering of the flag ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border by the military of both India and Pakistan.

Top attractions in Amritsar are:

  • Golden temple
  • Wagah border
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Hall bazaar
  • Gobindgarh Fort


Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is also known as the Land of the Golden Sand. It is a beautiful city for its rich culture and tales of brave Rajput rulers. These popular tourist destinations are bounded by the Thar Desert. It offers an amazing experience of Rajasthani culture and traditions with its Sonar Qila or the Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis, and camel safari.

The annual Jaisalmer Desert Festival is very popular where we can witness folk dances, musical and cultural performances, campfires, and selling beautiful jewelry and handicrafts. 

The top attraction in Jaisalmer:

  • Sam sand dunes
  • Patwon ki haveli
  • Kuldhara village
  • Jain temples
  • Desert national park
  • Gadisar lake
  • Bada Bagh
  • Tanot Mata Mandir


Sikkim is a northeast Indian destination that is popular for the third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga. It is one of the most beautiful places in India. Sikkim is a gem of the northeast Himalayas. It is one of the best destinations for spending peace and relaxation as well as enjoying adventure activities.

Sikkim is a land of Buddhist monasteries, you will fall in love with this land, with its super clean and green roads, valley, and mountains. It is a sanctuary of wildlife, such as snow leopards, wild goats, black bears, etc. 

The top places to visit in Sikkim are:

  • Gangtok
  • Nathu La
  • Pelling
  • Lachung
  • Namchi
  • Tsomgo lake
  • Yumthang valley
  • Yuksom 


Kerela is famous for its spotless water, rejuvenating ayurvedic massage, and coconut-palm beaches. One of the most beautiful places in India with impressions of thousand of visitors every year. 

Kerela is lie between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats and is blessed with natural beauty. It is home to scenic hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries. You can enjoy trekking, houseboat stay, Ayurveda massage, scuba diving, cycling and biking, and wildlife safari.

The top places to visit in Kerala are:

  • Munnar
  • Cochin
  • Kasargod
  • Wayanad
  • Thrissur
  • Kovalam
  • Periyar national park
  • Thiruvananthpuram
  • Kumarakom


Agra in Uttar Pradesh is known for several historic monuments, it is the most visited tourist place in India. Once Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire. Taj mahal is top of the list of places to see in Agra and it is one of the most famous buildings in the world.

Taj Mahal is a beautiful building which is made up of white marble in the 17th century, it is regarded as a monument of love. It is also a perfect example of Mughal architecture, such as Agra Fort and Akbar’s tomb. Taj Mahal is famous for night visits, romantic outings, relaxation, and photography. 

Top attractions In Agra are:

  • Akbar’s tomb
  • Agra Fort
  • Ram Bagh
  • Fatehpur Sikri


Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh, it is the most famous hill station in India. It is decorated with green hills at an altitude of 2205 meters. Shimla is bounded by snow which is a great thing for snow lovers. Here you will witness the stunning lamp posts, steep hillsides, colorful markets, and the beauty of pine and oak forest. 

It opens the gate for adventure sports like ice skating, rafting at tattapani, toy train rides, trekking, paragliding, gorgeous views of summer hill, skiing, and many more.

Top places to visit in Shimla:

  • The mall road
  • Kalka Shimla toy train
  • Visceral lodge
  • Green valley
  • Christ church
  • Tara Devi temple
  • Himachal state museum
  • Lakkar bazaar
  • Jakhoo hill



Andaman and Nicobar are a group of more than 300 islands situated in the outlay of the Bay of Bengal. It is known for its attractive landscape comprising natural beaches, blue waters, and lush forests. You can visit Andaman any time of the year, if you want to avoid the monsoon rains then visit from September to May.

Top places to visit in Andaman:

  • Havelock island
  • Radhanagar beach
  • Cellular jail
  • Ross island
  • Neil island
  • Barren land
  • Long island
  • Viper island


Here we have mentioned the top 10 tourist places to visit in India but there are many more left. Let me know which tourist places are missed. And tell us which tourist place you like the most in the comment section given below.

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