India is more than beautiful in a mysterious yet mesmerizing manner. There is a strange mixture of various and vivid cultures, heritage and religions that leave you asking for more. For those who want to experience few of the most beautiful destinations of the country, here is a list of 10 must visit tourist places in India that you just cannot miss out!
- TajMahal, Agra
The TajMahal is considered one of the most romantic monuments in the world. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had TajMahal built after the death of his beloved wife MumtazMahal. It is considered a monument of eternal love. Exquisite and Enticing are not enough words to describe TajMahal.
Leh, the most common entry point to this region, is enclosed by two of the world’s largest mountain ranges and fenced by colossal desert. Buddhist monasteries and hiking opportunities are the main attractions. Leh is best experienced via road trips from New Delhi.
- The Valley Of Kashmir
Kashmir, the crowning jewel of India is called paradise on Earth. The reality far transcends expectations. A dazzling change of scenery, gold tapestry of fields and meadows, waterways and canals, gives you a fairytale experience.
- Amer Fort, Jaipur
Set with the Aravalli hills at the backdrop, Amer Fort could not have been built in a better position strategically. The grand exterior coupled with an even grander interior is a must for every visitor of Jaipur.
- Nathu La Pass, Gangtok
Nathula Pass is located at an altitude of 14,140 feet and is 52km from Gangtok, Sikkim. Long ago, this used to be a trade route between India and Tibet. The barbed wired Indo-China border is also few meters away and you can have a good view of both Indian and Chinese soldiers guarding the border. Mails are delivered across the border on certain days of the week even today.
- Backwaters of Kerala
One of the most popular attractions in India, a tour in a houseboat along the Kerala backwaters is more than serene and relaxing. The lush green painting-like landscape along with houses and villages that lie along the backwaters make a journey along these waterways seem like out of this world.
- Kanha National Park
Aside from its diverse wildlife and bird population, the recurring sightings of Tigers wandering in the wild at Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary are the popular attraction. The national park is declared as one of the finest wildlife areas in the world.
- Ajanta and Ellora Caves
India’s most popular and widely recognized caves, the Ajanta Ellora caves are carved into hillside rock quite in the middle of nowhere. The caves located near Aurangabad, in northern Maharashtra, are simply awe-inspiring and magnificent.
- Ghats of Varanasi
Varanasi, one of the top spiritual places in India, is a city quite like no other. This magical holy city has its riverside Ghats being used for everything from bathing to burning the bodies of the dead.
- Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Key Gompa, a Tibetian Buddhist Monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 13,668 feet above sea level, close to the SpitiRiver in Himachal Pradesh, is the main attraction here. It reportedly was started by 100 monks in 1855.