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Top 10 Tourist Places in India

If you are planning a trip somewhere in India, it may be the hardest job for you to choose one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. As India is blended with the unbeatable attractions and beautiful places that can be visited any time of the year, so picking a right destination might be a bit confusing task for anyone.

So today I am sharing with you the list of top 10 tourist destination in India which I’ve 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

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

2. Darjeeling


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

3. Goa


If you are an adventure traveler who is looking for beautiful beaches in Goa, adventurous water sports, boating, and a skydive over the blue sea, then Goa will be the best destination for your holidays.  The green lush garden, long sky-blue beaches, nature beauties, foreigner crowd, historical churches & forts, vibrant  nightlife, and some thrilling experience of Casino Royale Cruise make 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 places to visit in Goa with 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.

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 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)

5. Shimla


Located at the hills of beautiful Himachal, 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 Himachal.

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 the 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)

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 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
  • Diwan-I-Am
  • Diwan-I-Khas

Best time to visit Agra: November to February

7. Jaipur


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

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 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)

9. Delhi


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)

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 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
  • Colaba
  • Water Kingdom
  • Chowpatty Beach

Best time to visit Mumbai: October to March, But avoid in Monsoons (June to September)

That’s it!

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  1. Hi. Me, my husband, and a kid of 3 year is planning holiday between 26th Feb to 2nd march. Please suggest good options in India. I am thinking Kerala. What places I can cover. I will travel via Mumbai. Please reply asap. Thanks in advance.

    • Hello Mrs. Jaiswal. As you want to travel from Mumbai, so I believe you’re looking for any nearby holiday destinations for vacation. And I also believe it would be best if I suggest you any near by destinations in south India or any near by holiday places from Mumbai.

      You can plan for Goa, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Bhandardara, or Khandala Lonavla if you haven’t traveled these destinations. And the best thing is that all these beautiful destinations are well connected from Mumbai. So you may also think about these places according to your choice and comfortability.

      But of-course, Kerala is truly an unbeaten choice for vacations in Feb to March. And yes, it is the peak season too for Kerala tourism. So, go Kerala if you’re not interested with other places.


  2. Nice Post Gaurav. But it will be better if you provide the travel guidance in another post or in this post.It will help people like me who don’t know how to reach the place.What hotels available there.How much it cost.Nice Blog.I have also gathered some information from your Blog.

    • You can check different sections in blog about hotels and visiting place. However, I am writing more to add more-n-more tourist places information. Additionally, I also revert each and every comment where travelers ask me to help them.

      Thanks for your input!

  3. Nice blog and thanks for sharing such a beautiful article, i was just wondering where to travel in india for summer holidays.

  4. Dear Gaurav, there is very less informative blogs in India which share accurate info.

    I visited makemytrip, yatra, etc….for travel information, but there is no one who can serve customers first. Everyone is busy to make customers fool and just make money.

    I’m visiting this blog from last 1 year, and today I say…It is the best travel website/blog in India where I can trust..

    Keep up this great job continue Gaurav!

    U r terrafic! ☺

  5. India is richest country in India in terms of culture this is very useful post to know tourist destination.

  6. India has a variety of tourist places that should definitely be visited. Places like Kullu-Manali and Goa are some of the best places for an amazing family trip. Thanks for sharing this amazing list of popular tourist destinations of India. Really liked reading your post. Nice Work!!

  7. Hello, Thanks for sharing such a fantastic blog.I really appreciate your blog to share information about India …Visiting in India is amazing experience. This is amazing place with historical monuments and rich traditional culture.great blog….

  8. It is a my dream place to visit and after reading you blog my willingness to go Darjeeling is increasing so much . i must try to go Darjeeling as much soon as possible. thanks for sharing us that type of information.

  9. There are lots of tourism places to visit in India. Taj Mahal, Jammu and Kashmir, Forts in Rajasthan, Palace in Jaipur, Ajantha and Ellora Caves, Chowpathy Beach, Golden Temple, etc. The list is endless.

  10. Hi,
    Planning to visit kerala this summer…i have read that it would be nice if we visit till March
    ..how it would be in summer…and how many days trip can we plan and wht r the places…kindly guide me

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