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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. 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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