India - the Land of Mysticism, the Land of Maharajas, the Land of Unity in Diversity, the Land of Breathtaking Natural Beauty, the Land of Spirituality… There is no end to the adjectives you can use to describe the majestic country that is called India. The diversity that India has can hardly be offered by any other country of the world. Right from beaches to sand dunes, hills to waterfalls, rivers to backwaters, historical monuments to religious shrines and blooming gardens to rich wildlife sanctuaries, the country has it all.
It is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal - the Epitome of Love and Architectural Beauty. Apart from that, India is the proud possessor of some of the most popular World Heritage Sites in the world. The country also boasts of a large number Buddhist sites, like the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Amravati, etc. Being home to one of the richest temples of the world - Tirupati Balaji Temple and one of the largest temples in the world - Akshardham Temple, it is definitely a place worth exploring!
Must-see Places in India
Delhi - the Capital of India!
Delhi, the capital city of India, is definitely one of the must-see places, which should be included in the itinerary of any tourist coming here. The city is home to such a large number as well as wide variety of tourist places that most of the tourists find it very difficult to visit each one of them in a single visit. Akshardham Temple, Birla Mandir, ISKCON Temple, Red Fort, Old Fort, Qutub Minar, Lodi Tomb, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, President’s House, etc are some of the most popular attractions of Delhi. Tour operators promoting India heritage and culture provide customized Travel packages to Delhi, depending on the needs of the visitors.
Agra - City of Taj!
Agra, along with Delhi and Rajasthan, forms a part of the Golden Triangle of North India. The most popular as well as most magnificent attraction of the city is the Taj Mahal - the white structure that personifies the love of an emperor for his beloved wife! One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is the pride of India and has been luring visitors since decades. Apart from the white beauty, Agra also boasts of a number of other splendid monuments, like Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, etc. Taj Mahal Travel packages are amongst the most popular packages in India and are available with almost all India tour operators.
Rajasthan - Land of Royal Past!
Rajasthan is the land of the Maharajas - the land of forts, palaces, havelis and other historical monuments! Jaipur, the Pink city, boasts of the famous City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, etc. Then, we have Jodhpur - the Sun City, where the majestic Mehrangarh Fort stands proudly along with the Umaid Bhawan Place. Not to miss is Udaipur, called the Venice of the East, where the impressive Lake Palace is sure to take away your heart. Pushkar city is home to the only Lord Brahma Temple in the whole world. Apart from these cities, Mount Abu, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, etc are also worth visiting. Last but not the least; the numerous national parks are wildlife sanctuaries in the state make it an absolute treat for nature lovers. Many tour operators offer Rajasthan travel packages, including cities as per the wishes of the tourists. So get ready and explore the cultural heritage and forts and palaces of Rajasthan, the land of Rajputs!
Kerala - God’s Own Country!
The lush greenery, serene backwaters, glorious monuments, picturesque beaches and beautiful temples of Kerala has it made it one of the most popular destinations for the tourist visiting South India. The beauty of the state is so great that it has earned the title of ‘God’s Own Country’. Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, will entice you with its ancient temples and tranquil beaches. Do not miss Alleppey/Alappuzha, the ideal place for exploring backwaters. Other cities that are a must-visit on a tour of the state are Cochin, Idukki, Thrissur, etc. When in Kerala, do not forget to visit its refreshing Ayurvedic spas and rejuvenate your body and soul. Be it Kerala Ayurveda, Kerala backwaters or Kerala Houseboat travel you can book your Kerala travel packages either through online operators who provide India travel packages or contact local Kerala tour operators according to the various places you want to visit.
Goa - Land of Beaches!
Do you love to laze around in the sun, play around in water or take long walks on sandy shore? If your answer is yes, then Goa is one place that you should definitely visit, whenever in India. The state is full of serene and tranquil beaches, which boast of scenic locales and shacks offering mouth-watering Goan cuisine. Along with that, Goa also has many ancient churches with exquisite architecture and rich history. The Basilica of Bom Jesus still houses the mortal remains of Saint Francis Xavier. Make sure to visit Dona Paula Beach, Calangute Beach, Varca Beach and Benaulim Beach, amongst others. So get ready and book a tour with your India travel agent before all the packages to Goa sell out.
Kashmir - Paradise on Earth!
Kashmir, truly known as the ‘Paradise on Earth’, boasts of such natural brilliance that can hardly be described through mere words. Infact, words can never do justice to the splendor of the valley. The snow-capped peaks, peaceful lakes, blooming gardens and exotic wildlife of the state have given it the top place amongst the tourist destinations in India. One ride on the charming Dal Lake, in the traditional houseboats, and you will never feel like going back to your place. For the adventure lovers, there are numerous options like mountaineering, paragliding, skiing, trekking, etc. Ladakh, situated very close to Kashmir, boasts of numerous Buddhist monasteries and is one of the popular excursions of tourists visiting the Kashmir valley. You will find numerous tour operators offering tailored packages for Kashmir travel, including the popular excursions located nearby.
Mumbai - City of Bollywood!
Mumbai is the City of Bollywood, City of Dreams, Commercial Capital of India, Financial Capital of India, and so on. Acknowledged as one of the major gateways to India, this capital of Maharashtra has loads to offer to the tourists. Right from the Gateway of India to Juhu Beach to Rajabai Clock Tower to Prince of Wales Museum to Elephanta Caves to Fashion Street to Marine Drive, there are so many places worth seeing in the city that you will tire from visiting them in a single visit. The beautiful hill stations offered by Mumbai as excursions, only add to the list. It is best if you visit the city through well known tour operators, who can organize your trip in the best way.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves - Buddhist Spirituality in Paintings!
‘A painting speaks a thousand words’ and standing as a testimony to this statement are the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, adorned with painting depicting the history of Buddhism in India. The rich beauty of these paintings brings out the excellent skills and dexterity of the artisans of those times. Both the caves have been declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and serve as one of the best ways for exploring the life of Lord Buddha, along with Buddhism and its past in India. Ajanta and Ellora Caves bring out the rich cultural heritage of India, before the visitors, in the best possible way. Most of the tour operators offer Ajanta Ellora tour which can be either booked online or otherwise.
Khajuraho Temples - Enchanting Sculptures!
Khajuraho Temples personify sensuality in the form of sculptures that depict heavenly beings, engaged in passionate physical activities. They symbolize the erotic pleasures enjoyed by human beings, in a very divine way. The temples have been divided into three groups, based on their location, and basically celebrate womanhood and its various facets. Khajuraho temples have been constructed out of sandstone and boast of awe-inspiring architecture. One of the World Heritage Sites in India, these temples have become a popular destination, especially amongst foreign tourists. For exploring Khajuraho temples you can contact either online India travel companies or the local tour operators who offer various Khajuraho tour packages.