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Top 10 must-visit attractions of India

Updated at Jan 2, 2022by Jyoti Adhikari

Would you like to participate in the remarkable India tour package? If so, then don't just set off your steps without any planning and preparation. To enjoy the most out of your tour in India, you must include the country's major attractions in your list.

With its borders shared by seven different nations, including Nepal, China, and Bhutan, India is a favourite travel spot for people of all kinds of interests. From the deserts of Rajasthan to the snow-covered roads of Manali, Kashmir and Shimla, from the backwaters of Kerala to the lavish nightlife of Goa, this country repletes the need of all travellers seeking a novel experience. Further, art and history lovers can make their trip to the cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur to have a glimpse into these cities’ old history.

Many reasons exist for anyone to choose India for a holiday trip. Exploring all of India during a short vacation is not going to happen in anyone’s life. Thus below we have listed the top 10 must-visit attractions of India

1. Ladakh-Explore Deceiving Trails and Scenery

Ladakh is a destination that convenes you to the mesmerising piece of heaven. Each second spent in this stupendous portion of India gives your travel a new taste. From wildlife to the cultural richness, your tread to the land of Ladakh sate all your travel needs. Influenced highly by the Tibetan Buddhist Culture, what you will get to explore most in Ladakh is the vibrant Buddhist Monasteries.

Ladhak is known alternatively as Little Tibet or Mini Tibet. Just like its alternative name, the place is very much like a Tibet. The mystical land of Lhadak blesses the travellers with multiple recreational activities including white water rafting, trekking, mountain biking, and wildlife sightseeing. Festivals and monasteries in Ladhak give a wonderful taste to religious lovers. It's is no wonder if someone call's Ladakh the best India Tours and Treks destination.

To make your visit to Ladakh more fascinating do visit the following mentioned places.

Leh-The capital of Ladakh

Pangong Lake

Nubra Valley

Zanskar Valley

2. Varanasi- With a holy dip at Gangas find contentment

Brimmed with a plethora of rivers, ghats and devotes all around the city, Varanasi is a consequential travel destination in India. Especially befitting for the spiritual seekers, the spiritual and religious essence of this place never lags behind to provide eternal happiness to all the visitors arriving here. Situated at the bank of consecrated river Ganga, the city lets you admire the brightest side of India.

Whether to make a holy dip in the Ganga or to pay homage to Lord Shiva's Kashi Vishwanath temple, many pilgrims from India, as well as other different countries, appear here.

A special arati programme held on the largest Dasashvamedh Ghat on the bank of the river Ganga is another genuine reason why someone should visit Varanasi. Located in the vicinity of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the sacred Dasashvamedh Ghat has its own remarkable role to drag pilgrims here. People believe that, taking a holy dip at the water of the Ganga River washes out all the sins of a lifetime. Thus to achieve salvation by washing away all the sins of life, many pilgrims make their visit here.

Visit each of the Ghats in Varanasi and observe several religious rituals. Where the one side of the river lets you enjoy the mesmerising arati programme, the other side gives you a glimpse of, how Hindu cremation is done.

By joining the boat ride at River Ganga, look out the innocence of pilgrims and behold the beauty of Ghats, rivers and temples.

While at Vanarasi, if not for yourself, for your loved ones do the shopping for the worldwide popular Vanarasi Sari.

During your stroll on the streets of Varanasi try the street foods. Included in the list of top 10 attractions in India, the ancient city of Varanasi satiate for all your travel needs.

3. Kerala-Embrace Heavenly Beaches with a Houseboat Stay

Renowned mainly for its backwaters, Kerala has several luring factors inside its premise. While sailing the boat in the middle of the backwaters, the beaches, villages and amazing wildlife that line the backwaters of Kerala gives you the perfect view of Kerala. In addition, houseboats in the backwater hub of Alleppey of Kerala replete your lust for exploring something different in India. Each year, this city sees a sheer increase in the number of travellers visiting here. Knowing what the city has to offer for the visitors, no travellers can resist themself from visiting this God-blessed land.

Besides backwaters, the warm breeze, coconut palms and stupendous beaches are more than enough to take your travel experience to the next level. Furthermore, the benevolent and well-educated people of Kerala and their exceptional cuisines, ayurvedic massage centres and their festivals and celebrations let you explore the most from your India Tour.

4. Shimla- Best place for couples as well as singles

Capital of Himachal Pradesh, the astonishing town of Shimla is a popular hill station in India. A number of Indian families, honeymoon couples and International tourists flock to this region all year round. Similar to that Switzerland, it is the best holiday destination if you have no time or budget for a vacation in Switzerland.

With a mystical township in the middle of the city, this hill station lets you enjoy the grandeur of the mountains encircling this paradisical land.

If you are fond of Horse or Yak riding, this place favours your interest. Furthermore, Ziplining is also available for adventure lovers. The outstanding scenery and cool breeze of Shimla overwhelm you with tons of happiness.

5. Goa-Explore wonderful beaches and experience the best nightlife

Adorned with bountiful attractions Goa is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. Most of the tourists flock to this destination to spend a relaxing holiday on the sandy beaches of Goa. Palm-fringed beaches stretched along with the state up to the Arabian Sea Coast Line garner the needs of all types of travellers.

Teemed with abundant bars and hotels, Goa's nightlife is something beyond your imagination. Not just the beaches are the attractions of Goa, the ancient old cultural sites are also the places to behold. To name a few, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus, and Shanta Durga Temple are some of them.

For wildlife exploration, venture your steps toward the Bhagwan Mahavir National Park of Goa.

Calangute Beach, Agoda Beach and the Beaches of Mandrem, Ashwin and Mandrem are some of the most exotic places to spend your vacation in Goa.

6. Darjeeling- India's Hill amplifying best sunset and sunrise views

Popular Hill Station in the northeast of India, Darjeeling is famed mostly because of the wonderfully cultivated fascinating tea gardens. Not only the tea gardens, but the climate here is also so pleasing that anyone visiting here can't stop falling for this place.

Furthermore, what can be more mesmerising than the stunning sunrise views that can be observed from the spectacular hill station of Darjeeling? Taking the jeep ride along the criss-cross roads of this dazzling hill fills up your adrenaline rush to a certain level.

Most of the people living in Darjeeling are Mongolian and Vajrayana Buddhism and Hinduism are pre-dominantly followed here. During your ramble around the village of Darjeeling what languages you get to hear are Nepali, Hindi, Bengali and English.

Inhabited by the people of different cultures, Darjeeling also lets you enjoy the best toy trail travel experience. Besides, the alluring views of Kanchenjunga, Everest and some other mountains are the additional attractions to make your tour in India a memorable one.

7. Rajasthan- City of Colors

Rajasthan is the realm of different colours. Each of the cities of Rajasthan enthrals travellers with its warm colours and exquisite Palace, Forts and Havelis. Strolling around the cities of Rajasthan, you will get to relish the beauty of architectural masterpieces in each city. A visit to the land of Rajasthan gives you a glimpse of how luxuriously Maharajas used to live in the Palaces constructed over here in the land of Rajasthan.

Some of the major cities of Rajasthan are:

Jaipur

Engulf in the beauty of the Pink city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Jaipur is one of the three main cities which is included in India's Golden Triangle Tour. Also known as the capital of Rajasthan some of the attractions here are Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, and Nahargarh Fort.

Jodhpur

Popularly known as the Blue city, Jodhpur is famed for its astonishingly constructed structure of Mehrangarh Fort.

Jaisalmer

Eminent for the tales of erstwhile Rajput rulers, Jaisalmer allows you to experience the authentic culture and tradition of Rajasthan. from Sonar Quila or the Jaisalmer Fort and Havelis, each of the architecture depicts Jaisalmer as the Golden City of Rajasthan. Further experiencing the camel safari over the magnificent desert of Jaisalmer is just a wonderful experience for all the travellers visiting here.

8. Amritsar- Jewel of Punjab

Though you might not have heard most about Amritsar, it is still the top attraction in India due to its uniqueness. Thinking where Amritsar is located in India? Well, it is an enchanting city located in Punjab. Mainly revered as the site of Golden Temple, a Sikh temple, it is the jewel of Amritsar.

Apart from this top attraction, there are bountiful other places and activities which are worth trying here. It is here you can witness the lowering of the flag ceremony in the Wagah-Attari Border. Thus, to discover something unique out in this largely populated country, do ensure to visit this remarkable destination.

9. Manali- Feel the zen vibe amidst the cool breeze and incredible scenery

If you are travelling to India, you should definitely include lover's destination Manali on your bucket list. No matter whether you are with your loved ones or are travelling single, the alluring land of Manali has something to deliver for all the visitors.

Situated in the Kulli District, of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is embellished with spectacular peaks, mystical hills and emerald forests from all around. Definitely, snow-covered roads and beautiful apple orchards are the highlights of Manali. However, these are not the only fascinations of Manali. The old temples scattered over different villages of this valley including Manu temple, and Vashistha Temple are some deserving places.

Being situated in the Himalayan region, Manali gives you the perfect trekking options. White water rafting, Paragliding and Zorbing are some other heart-pounding activities you can opt for while visiting Manali.

10. Agra- Gem of India

Agra in Uttar Pradesh is the land of some of the popular landmarks of India due to which the country is receiving a plethora of visitors every year. Speaking of Agra and not to mention the Taj Mahal, it is quite unfair with this eye-catching structure.

Agra is widely popular for being the home to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Representing the astonishing work of white marble, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of the love of 5th Mughal King Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Begum.

Other than the Taj Mahal, the impressive structures of Agra Fort, Akbar's Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri, and Jama Masjid are some dwelling spots during your tour in Agra. As the river Yamuna, serves the travellers with the best boat riding experience, don't miss this wonderful opportunity.

Joining the tour in Agra, unravel the historic and architectural beauty settled here. With the presence of all such places and things to try in Agra, it mostly falls on the amazing top 10 must-visit attractions of India.

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