If you are planning a trip somewhere in India in winter or summer, then it may be the hardest job to find out the most popular tourist destinations in India for holidays. As India is blended with the unbeatable attractions and beautiful places that can be visited any time of the year, so picking a right tourist destination might be a bit confusing task for anyone.
So today I am sharing with you the top 10 best tourist destination in India which I shortlisted after closely reading the travelers reviews from the leading travel website ‘TripAdvisor’. Just check it –
Best Places to Visit in India
1. Kullu Manali
It will not be any surprise if I recommend Kullu Manali as the top tourist place in India. And why not, every year huge number of travelers from all across the world visit to Manali for make their holidays memories unforgettable. Located at top point of the mountains of Himanchal, Manali is best known as the gateway of romance in North India. It offers pleasant chilled climate, snow covered mountains, green lush natural beauties, snow fall views, and a big natural green land which bring to you the best destination to do some adventure activities.
These awesome collections of charming experiences and sterling beauty attract huge numbers of honeymoon traveler from all across the world, and makes Manali the most visiting tourist spot in North India.
So it doesn’t matter whether you are visiting Manali for romance or some adventure sport, Manali will offer you the best throughout the year. Recently Manali has become the first choice for honeymoon in India. So I believe you have now all the reasons to visit there. Take your time but must visit Manali.
Best time to go to Kullu Manali: October to February
Located at the foothills of Himalaya in West Bengal, Darjeeling is one of most visiting places in India. Blended with the best natural beauties and exciting activities, Darjeeling offers the unlimited attractive places for travelers to enjoy and make their honeymoon and vacations remarkable. There is lot of things to do and see in Darjeeling. Just check it below-
- Kanchenjunga Mountains
- Darjeeling toy-train Journey
- Tiger Hill
- Passenger Rope-way
- Tea Garden
- Peace Pagoda
Best time to go to Darjeeling: September to January
If you are an adventure traveler who is looking for long beaches, boating, and want a skydive over the blue sea, then Goa will be the best tourist destination in India for your holidays. The green lush garden, long sky-blue beaches, natural beauties, foreigner crowd, historical churches & forts, vibrant nightlife, and some thrilling experience of Casino Royale Cruise; makes Goa one of the best tourist destination in the world.
I know it is very little info according to the popularity of Goa but keep visiting here, I’ll post another blog very shortly about Goa popular tourist places.
Edited: Now the post has been published. You can check here some of the best visiting places and top 10 things to do in Goa with very detailed info.
Best time to visit Goa: October to February (winter), March to May (summer)
Also find here brief info about top 10 5 star hotels in Goa.
As all of us know Kerala is the best state in India for tourism, so you can easily assume what is the secret behind this attractiveness. Yes…Munnar! Situated in the belt of Western Ghats in Kerala. Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India, and also the most visiting tourist destination in South India for weekend breaks and honeymoon. Fantastic climate, the beauty of wide spread tea gardens, clean & clear environment, high likely hills, beautiful lakes, and the ultimate destination for romance, make Munnar the top choice for vacation. There are lots of places to visit and things to do as well.
So whenever you visit Kerala, don’t miss Munnar. It is the must see tourist attraction in India. These are also some famous attraction where you should definitely visit during Munnar tourism-
- Munnar Tea Gardens
- Top Station
- Attukal Waterfalls
- Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
- Mattupetty Dam
- Echo Point
Best time to visit Munnar: December to February (winter), March to May (summer)
Located at the hills of beautiful Himanchal, Shimla (Queen of hills) is one of the best tourist places to visit in North India after Kullu Manali. It is the landmark of hill stations in India and also the evidence of the uncountable honeymoons celebrated by new married couples. The colonial architecture, dreamy climate, striking lime valleys, and the numbers of visiting sites, recognize Shimla as the top destination in entire Himanchal.
Apart from this, Shimla is also famous for its local markets and eating out where you can experience the lifestyle, food and the culture of local Himachali people. It is a must to enjoy activity in Shimla which every tourist loves to do.
So here is the list of some suggested places of Shimla where you should definitely visit whenever you’re travelling in Queen of hills-
- The Ridge
- Viceregal Lodge
- Green Valley
- The Mall
- Shimla-Kalka Railway
- Jakhu Hill
Best time to go to Shimla: October to February (winter), April to July (summer)
Agra is the evidence of the true love and the art of Mughals emperors which changed the architecture of lifestyle in India. A historical city that is blended with world’s top wonder places and some famous mosque & monuments, represents the best example of the architecturing of Mughals period. Agra is famous in the world for the heritage site Taj Mahal, which is also the symbol of immortal love and sacrifices. It is also one of the top 10 most visiting tourist places in the world which attract millions of traveler every-year to show the power and depth of inspirational true love.
There are also few others famous destinations as well where you should go after go after visiting Taj Mahal-
- Agra Fort
- Fatehpur Sikri
- Sikandra Fort
Best time to visit Agra: November to February
Jaipur, again a prominent destination in India which is famous for its art, culture, monuments, foods, lifestyle, and Rajputana history in India. It is located in Rajasthan that is the hometown of tourism in India, even the best place to find out the most luxurious hotels in India.
So below are the top places which claim here why should you must visit Jaipur whenever you’re planning to travel the best historical monuments of India-
- City Palace: City Palace is the evidence of alternately combination of architectural engineering of Mughals, Rajput and Europeans.
- Hawa Mahel: It is the most recognized travel destination in Jaipur for its attractive architecture which known as the place of wind.
- Amer Fort and Palace: An originally home of Rajput of Rajasthan’s where you can see the glimpse of the art of old engineering everywhere in the palace.
- Nahargarh Fort OR Tiger Fort: It is located at the hills of Aravali which is best known for its sunset scene, and a clear view of entire Jaipur city from the top terrace of the fort.
- Jal Mahal: It is the architecture of today’s engineering where palace is situated in the middle of Water Lake.
Below are the more famous places to visit during tourism in Jaipur-
- Jaigarh Fort
- Sisodia Rani Garden
- Jantar Mantar
Best time to visit Jaipur: October to March
Well known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, Kochi/Cochin is the gift to India from the nature as a green & blue scenery place. After Munnar, Kochi is another beautiful destinations in Kerala for tourism and also a top place in India to enjoy the water sports and related activities. Cochin is famous for its sandy beaches, island, houseboats, and sea food, where you can take a ride of world famous Kerala backwaters.
Below is the list of must go places where you have to visit during your Cochin/Kerala tour-
- Kochi/Cochin Backwaters
- Marine Drive
- Fort Cochin
- St. Francis Church
- Jew Synagogue – Jew Town
Best time to visit Kochi/Cochin: March to June (summer), July to September (monsoon), October to February (winter)
Delhi is one of the oldest and the most visiting tourist spots in India. A great combination of old & new places, historical monuments, fast lifestyle, busy nightlife, land of delicious/traditional foods, biggest shopping center & streets, and well connected with other famous travel places in India, make Delhi one of the most recommended tourist places to visit in India. There are lot of things to see, do, buy, eat, and learn from this historical as well as metro city.
So whenever you plan to travel all around Delhi, must check this list of most popular tourist spots in Delhi with detailed info.
Best time to visit Delhi: Winter (October to March)
There is not any destination in India that can replace Mumbai when it comes as a holiday destination. The excellent infrastructure, yearly peasant climate, and the beautiful nature beauty makes Mumbai a special and unique tourist place compared to any other destination. A city which never sleep and offers something for everyone – from beaches to clubs and monuments to pubs!
But Mumbai tourism will not be completed if you’ve missed these places which I am listing below-
- Gateway of India
- Haji Ali
- Bollywood (Film City)
- Juhu – Marine Drive
- Water Kingdom
- Chowpatty Beach
Best time to visit Mumbai: October to March, But avoid in Monsoons (June to September)
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