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Top 10 Tourist Attractions in India


A tour to India can be a trip where you can explore a lot of things, with as much delight as excitement. The places here are very charming, which provides a pleasure to the traveler and also imbibe in him a satisfaction of cultural indulgence, which he can get through various historical monuments and natural splendors. These attractions have a major part in drawing the tourists' attention towards the land.

 The country is big on such places, and it is an extremely adventurous experience for the tourists to explore these mesmerizing attractions at various places of the country. Be it city or hill station, you will meet such splendors at every other step.

The top 10 tourist places to visit in India are :

  • The Golden Temple :

Harmandir Sahib or Darbar sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, is situated in the city of Amritsar in Punjab. The building is a Sikh Gurudwara, which got its name from the golden upper half of the structure. The building is surrounded by beautiful lake, and welcomes a lot of tourists, national and international, in all the seasons.

  • The Taj Mahal :

No one needs an introduction to the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, which is a mausoleum of Mughal King Shah Jahan 's wife, and later on his own as well. This building is considered as the symbol of love, and is designed beautifully in Persian style. Located in the city of Agra, on the banks of Yamuna river, it is a major tourist attraction.

  • India gate

This is an important building for the whole nation , as here lies the spirit, with which all the dead soldiers are greeted in the country. A gateway in Delhi, made in sandstone, also is a place where a continuous fire is lighted to pay respect to country's dead soldiers. The place surrounds amazing pathways and gardens, where the annual Republic Day parade takes place.

  • Red Fort

This building is also an important structure for country, as here the president hoist the national flag on every Independence Day. Located in the Old Delhi area of the country, this building is an example of Mughal splendor, built by the orders of Mughal king Akbar.

  • Kerala Backwaters :

The southern lands are an amazing rustic and beautiful place , where you can simply get lost in the magic of lakes, plantations and waterfalls. But Kerala's iconic backwaters are wonderful places, which tourists visit for a peaceful and adventurous experience. Enjoy a silent cruise here, and feel blissed in the middle of nature.

  • Goa Beaches :

Another amazing place for tourists in south India is the coastal place Goa, whose lovely and exciting beaches are the best place to have an adventurous time. Enjoy various water sports or even cruise ship rides to the ocean, and feel the thrill of adventure.

  • Qutub Minar

Another beautiful building in Delhi, Qutub Minar is one of the tallest structures in the world. Made in red sandstone, the art is inspired from Mughal architecture. And the nearby complex area also provides you a very exciting atmosphere to explore.

  • Khajuraho Temples

The beautiful exotic temples of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, are famous around the world, for their erotic sculptures, while the temples are also sacred for Hindu and Jain communities. A brilliance of art, this place is a top spot in tourists' list.

  • Hills of Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station in the state of Bengal, where you can explore the splendid tea plantations, a very woodsy area and some amazing trekking routes. Enjoy the adventure of the treks and have a lovely time in the lovely hills of India.

  • Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Another rock cut temples and caves of India, situated in Maharashtra, this place is also an arty treat to the tourists. The place derives very awed and wondrous feelings from the tourists and gets them going to explore the exotic charm of India tourist attractions.

Last updated : Jan 3, 2012.

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