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Top 10 Tourist Destinations in India

If you are planning for travel to India, it is the hardest job to find out the top 10 most popular tourist places in India for holidays, breaks and honeymoon because India is blended with some of the unbeatable tourist attractions and most beautiful places which can be visited any time of the year; summer to winter. So, decide about which destination is best to visit or what place you should go first, is always little bit confusing, tricky ,and hard.

But now, it is not so hard! :)  I am sharing with you some of the most beautiful and must visiting travel destination of India which I shortlisted after measuring the real reviews of Indian and abroad travelers from the leading travel website ‘TripAdvisor’, and  I’ll also suggest you what is the best time to visit these destinations.

So, below are the list of top 10 destinations of India with Wikipedia travel guide. Just check it –

Best Tourist Places To Visit in India

1. Kullu Manali

It will’t be any surprise if I recommended Kullu Manali as the top tourist place in India. And why not, every year huge number of travelers from all across the world comes here to make their holidays memorable and unforgettable. Located at top point of the mountains of Himanchal, Manali is best known as the gateway of romance in North India. It offers the pleasant chilled climate, snow fall views, snow covered mountains, green lush natural beauties, and a big natural green land which provides the best place to do some adventure activities. These awesome collections of charming experiences and  sterling beauty attracts huge numbers of honeymoon travelers from across the world, and makes Manali one of the most visiting tourist spot in entire India.

So, it doesn’t matter you are visiting Manali for romance, break, or some adventure sports; Manali offers best to every traveler. Recently, Manali become the first choice as a honeymoon place in India and a top visiting hill station too!

So, I believe you have now all the reasons to visit there. Take your time, but visit there.

Best time to go to Kullu Manali: October to February

2. Darjeeling

Located at the foothills of Himalaya in West Bengal, Darjeeling is one of most visiting places of India which is blended with the best natural beauties and exciting activities, which offers 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 out-

Best time to go to Darjeeling: September to January

3. Goa

If you are adventure traveler who is looking for long beaches, sea boating and dare to skydiving over blue sea, then Goa is the ultimate tourist destination for you to spend the holidays and honeymoon.  The green lush garden, long sky-blue beaches, natural beauties, foreigner crowd, historical churches & forts, Goa best nightlife, and some thrilling experience of Casino Royale Cruise makes it one of the most recommended 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 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(winters), March, April, May(summer)

Also find here brief info about top 10 five star hotels of  Goa.

4. Munnar

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 of Kerala, Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations of India.  It is 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 of romance makes Munnar the top recommended choice among Indian as well as abroad travelers. There are lots of places to visit and things to do.

So, whenever you go to Kerala, don’t miss Munnar. It is the must visit attraction of India.

These are some recommendations where you should definitely visit during Munnar tourism-

Best time to visit Munnar: December to February(winters), March to May(summer)

5. Shimla

Located at the hills of beautiful Himanchal, Shimla (Queen of hills) is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in North India after Kullu Manali. It is the landmark of hill stations in India and the evidence of the uncountable honeymoons celebrated by new married couples. :)  The colonial architecture, dreamy climate, striking lime valleys, and the numbers of unmatchable tourist places design Shimla as top destination of entire Himanchal which attracts and impress every traveler for a while.

Apart from this, Shimla is also famous for its local markets and eating out where you can experience the lifestyle, food and 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 be when you’re travelling to Queen of hills-

Best time to go to Shimla: October to February(winter), April to July(summer)

6. Agra

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 engineering of Mughals period. Agra is famous in the world for its heritage site Taj Mahal,which is the symbol of immortal love and sacrifices, and emerges as the world’s top wonder. It is also one of the top 10 tourist places in the world which attracts millions of travelers to feel the power and depth of inspirational true love.

There are also some others famous destinations where you should go after visit from Taj Mahal-

Best time to visit Agra: November, December, January, February

7. Jaipur

Jaipur, again a prominent destination of India that 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 best place to find out the most luxurious hotels in India.

So, below are some top places which claim here why should you must visit Jaipur whenever you’re planning to travel the best historical state of India, Rajasthan-

  • 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 that known as a 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 more recommendations to visit during tourism in Jaipur-

Best time to visit Jaipur: October to March

8. Kochi/Cochin

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 one of the most beautiful destinations of Kerala for tourism, and a top place in India to enjoy the water sports and related activities. It is worlds famed for its sandy beaches, island, houseboats, sea foods, and backwaters (especially) where you can ride unlimited across the infinite expanses of world famous Kerala backwaters.

So, below is the list of must go places whenever you are in Cochin for tourism-

Best time to visit Kochi/Cochin: March to June(summer), July to September(monsoon), October to February(winters)

9. Delhi

Delhi is one of the oldest and the most visiting tourism location in North 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 of India, makes Delhi one of the most recommended travel destination in the world. There are lot of things to see, do, buy, eat, and learn from this historical as well as this metro city.

So whenever you plan to travel all around Delhi, must check the list of most popular tourist spots in Delhi with detailed info.

Best time to visit Delhi: Winters(October to March)

10. Mumbai

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 across India compare to others. A city which never sleep, offers something for everyone; from beaches to clubs and monuments to pubs.

Mumbai tourism can’t complete without visiting these top tourist places which I am discussing below-

Best time to visit Mumbai: October, November, December, January, February & March, Avoid in Monsoons(June, July, August, September)

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  1. Geart Work Gaurav. Really Good Tourism Destination List In India..

  2. Nice Website. Very Informative.

  3. Thanks for sharing your info.

  4. Hey,
    Nice Blog, Thanks a lot for sharing with us this interesting post through this blog. such a lovely collection which you are posted.

    Thank You

  5. These tourist destinations are amazing. A must visit specially kullu !

  6. I would definitely recommend this place for family weekend getaways. The amazing scenery and the amazing water sport makes this place ultimate place for fun and adventure.


    thanks a lot, all these were very much informative, as i was finalysing
    my north india tour next week. gud luck. sudheer chandran-cochin.

  8. I have visited most of them but never heard about “Munnar” thinking to hit that too but after some of the interest research :)

  9. India is obviously a rich travel destination. I have visited many places in India and I think Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Indian beaches are the top tourist places in India.

  10. hi ..information in your blog was very useful..am planning for a 3 night and a 4 day tour of daarjeeling..and surrounding places.suggest me the best package With air conditioning accommodation in 3 star hotel that is economical and best value for money

    • Gaurav Kumar Srivastava

      @Srikanth: I best suggest you to visit hotels booking website for all the info about hotel booking and accommodation. You can also search online about cheap hotels in Darjeeling, and I believe you will get there lots of budget hotels information as well as online advance booking facility. Thanks.

  11. Hi Gavrav,

    Nice Blog.

    But I have been to Cochin and most of Kerala, I guess Alleppey is mind-blowing than Cochin. What do you think Gaurav?

  12. Current season and weather is very good to visit Delhi In and Around in India although north reason is very cool and cozy for new traveler.

  13. Hi Gaurav,

    The info is really nice, this clears for tourist when & where to go and easy to understand the climate situations.

    Thanks for the info, kindly add Nashik, Maharashtra (Best to visit in Winter & Rainy) to see water falls.

    • Gaurav Kumar Srivastava

      Disha, thanks for valid suggestion. I accept Maharashtra has some very good tourist places like Khandala, Mahabaleshwar etc.., but it isn’t possible to add every destinations in top 10 list. Hope, you got my point.

  14. its amazing
    you can give all types of tourist attractions information
    My advice is that – you should be a travel agent or open a website like GOIBIBO.com

    • Gaurav Kumar Srivastava

      Hi Khyati, thanks for your advice. But, neither I am any travel agent nor going to start any huge website like goibibo and some others. I am single owner/author/admin on this small travel blog who just love to write about travel and other related information.


  15. It is really very informative and helpful post. can you please suggest some good places to visit in first week of October for family with small kids. we want to have a 4 night trip from Delhi. don;t want to go to Shimla/Mansoori/Nainital/haridwar/Jaipur/Agra/Udaipur (already visited). can go by Air. Goa also visited.

    Is Darjelling or Kerala is good option for us or some other place. please advice.

    • Gaurav Kumar Srivastava

      It’s good to know you already visited some of the most beautiful destinations of India. That’s great. I believe you still have some good options for your next family trip. You may plan for Mount Abu, Rishikesh, Coorg or Wayanad(in Kerala). These all destinations are best to visit in October month. Darjeeling is also a good option after monsoon, and if you visit Darjeeling after mid of oct it will great.

  16. No Doubt, India is the most beautiful travel destination. Many many thanks to Gaurav Kumar Srivastava for listed most polular tourist destination in India.

    Thanks for sharing this list.

  17. Gaurav, i think you missed Ladakh. It is amazing place and must be in the list

  18. why agra 6th?
    anyway i dont know much about this

    • Gaurav Kumar Srivastava

      Hi Gilbert. Actually destination list is not sorted in ascending to descending order. It is the recommendations of best 10 destinations of India which you can’t miss if you’re planning to travel across India.


  19. fabulous india ya
    thank you Gaurav i do most of my home works because of you

  20. Hello friends,

    i want to go for holiday in March 2nd week for a 5-7days, can anyone suggest which place is good. I’m much interested in Kashmir.
    if this is not right place (March 2nd week), please suggest alternative place like cool or chill place.


    • Gaurav Kumar Srivastava

      Of-course, Kashmir is good to visit in March but still I shall not recommend Kashmir to anyone as Kashmir faced very bad natural disaster in last couples of months, so it will take much time to recover, and I hope after sometime it will again offer a precious natural beauty. So ignore Kashmir for at-least one year. However, there are numbers of beautiful tourist destinations in India where you may go for holidays in march month. Manali, Coorg (Kodagu), Shimla, Sikkim, Wayanad, or Mussoorie can be visited for experience the chill climate.

      However, you can also plan to visit Lakshadweep Islands or Andaman & Nicobar for vacations in summer if you wanna enjoy sunny weather & beautiful blue ocean.

      Hope, it is enough.

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