India has a rich culture with a blend of diverse traditions and cultures of many faiths. Its rich heritage has made India a great tourist destination to visit. There are many tourist attractions that reflect the history and heritage of India.
We have compiled a list of the 9 best tourist attractions that are worth visiting at least once during your stay in India.
The top of our list includes one of the most famous monuments in India which is almost always on the itinerary of every tourist who visits India. The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and is known as the symbol of love. Its beautiful architecture and its intricate design patterns engraved in marble are truly unique. Located in the city of Agra and in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
The city of Varanasi is situated on the banks of the river Ganges and it is considered holy by the people of the Hindu faith. This ancient city is full of sights and sounds that are quite unique for foreign tourists. The many ‘ghats’ of Varanasi along with its famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple are one of the major attractions of the city.
There are many schools that teach Sanskrit, Indian classical music, Classical dances, and Yoga in Varanasi. Every day hundreds of people are cremated at Varanasi.
Bodhgaya is considered the holiest Buddhist site in India. Every year thousands of people from all over the world visit Bodhgaya to participate in meditations and prayer ceremonies. The Mahabodhi temple was built in the 6th century and it is built at the spot where Buddha gained enlightenment.
This famous Sikh temple is a place of pilgrimage for many. It is a temple plated in gold and it is considered a sacred place where thousands of people come every single day to pray. Also, all visitors are offered meals in the community kitchen that is run by the donations offered by the visitors. All visitors are expected to cover their heads with a cloth and be respectful of the place when they enter the premises.
These caves were known to be built by monks of three different faiths. The Buddhists, Jains, and Hindus all have their monasteries and temples built here. There are a total of 36 places of worship including monasteries, chapels, and temples. Ellora caves have been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites list.
This national park is the best tourist attraction in South India. The Periyar National Park and Sanctuary is home to many birds and animals. There are many spots here to watch rare birds and animals. The scenic beauty of the park with opportunities to take Jungle walks and cruises on the lake are major attractions of the park.
Jaisalmer is known as the Golden City because of the many buildings built using yellow sandstone. The city of Jaisalmer is one of the best tourist attractions that is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The city has a rich heritage with many forts, palaces, and temples with intricate carvings and connection with its Royal past.
Mysore Palace is located in the bustling city of Mysore with its fine architectural design and beautiful gardens. Tourists visit this place to admire the traditional architecture and many opportunities to shop for authentic traditional textiles, artwork, and jewelry. The Palace is a beautiful piece of art in itself and it is worth visiting if you are traveling through Mysore.
Red Fort is known for its construction in red sandstone which goes back to the year 1648. This historical site is very popular among tourists as they can also experience the hustle and chaos of Old Delhi. The famous market of the Chatta Chowk is quite famous for its textiles, jewelry, and souvenirs.