India is also a best tourist destination for foreigners and visitors. India is a land of history, culture, festivities mediation, adventurous, wildlife, beaches and more. It explore the various pilgrimage centers, temples, churches, mosques and other religious institutions. So here we list India’s top 10 tourist destination travelled most to this year.
1.Darjeeling: Gem of North East India:-
Darjeeling is one of the most popular hill station in the world, it is also known as the Queen Of The Hills. It is situated in the eastern state of West Bengal and it is the gem of North East India. The spectacular sunrise and sunsets are unforgettable sights at Darjeeling. It is famous for the magnificent mountains of Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu. Among the attractions must visit destinations are the Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling Museum, Botanical Garden, Observatory Hills, Monasteries, Batasia Loop, Tiger Hills, Japanese Temple, Ropeway etc. Apart from the major religious festivals of Dashain (Durga puja), Tihar (Diwali) and Christmas the diverse ethnic popular festivals that are celebrates in Darjeeling. Darjeeling Carnival initiated by a civil society movement known as The Darjeeling Initiative. It is a ten day carnival held every year during the winter with Darjeeling Hill’s musical and cultural heritage as its central theme. If we talk about what to eat in Darjeeling then you can taste momo, thukpa, sael roti (made up of a mixture of rice and water into a paste into hot oil and deep fried), niguru with churpi (traditional cottage cheese), gundruk (fermented vegetables), chang (thomba). You can also buy in Darjeeling beautiful sweaters, cardigans, pullovers and the trendiest winter garments, there is also a vast array of curios and handicrafts. The handicrafts of Darjeeling are very famous and people usually buy them for gifting as souvenirs. Tea forms the most important item of Darjeeling and it is world famous, so one must not forget to pack in some tea varieties on their way back home.
Agra is located at the bank of river Yamuna on Northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Agra’s Taj Mahal is one of the most famous building in the world. As it is one of the Seven Wonders of the world and one of three World Heritage Sites in Agra. Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal king Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Finished in marble, it is perhaps India’s most fascinating and beautiful monument. This perfectly symmetrical monument took 22 years (1630-1652) of hard labour and 20,000 workers, masons and jewelers to build and is set amidst landscaped gardens.
Goa is India’s smallest state by area and fourth smallest by population. It is located at South West of India. Goa is Famous for its fresh beaches, about 90% of all the tourism in Goa happens only for its beautiful beaches in Coastal Areas. Goa has two main tourist seasons: winter and summer. In the winter time, tourists from abroad (mainly Europe) come to Goa to enjoy the splendid climate. In the summertime (which, in Goa, is the rainy season), tourists from across India come to spend the holidays. Many foreigners have made Goa as there home for its laid-back and relaxed lifestyle.
Kerala is located on the Malabar coast of South West India. It is one of the most popular tourist destination of India. Kerala is especially known for its ecotourism initiatives, beautiful backwaters and Alternative healing massages.
Delhi is capital of India. Delhi was founded by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1639. It has many attractions like mosques, forts and other monuments that represent India’s history. The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort. New Delhi on the other hand houses many government buildings and embassies, apart from places of historical interest. The Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb have been declared World Heritage Sites.
6.Ajanta Ellora Caves:-
Ajanta Ellora Caves is located at Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. Ajanta Ellora Caves are 29 rock cut caves monuments, which date from the 2nd century BCE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art and universal pictorial art. Since 1983, the Ajanta & Ellora Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kanyakumari is situated at Southern most tip of the Indian Peninsula. It is a town in the state of Tamil Nadu. Kanyakumari is especially popular in India for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset. The confluence of three ocean bodies the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea makes the sunrise and sunset even more special.
Kashmir is situated at Northern part of India. Kashmir is a valley and it is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape. Kashmir was once called Heaven on Earth and once of the most beautiful places in the world.
9.Kodaikanal – Princess of Hill Stations:-
Kodaikanal is also known as princess of hill station. Kodaikanal is located in the hills of the Palani division of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu. The meaning of Kodaikanal in Tamil is ” The gift of the forest”. Kodaikanal has many places of interest. It is surrounded with enchanting waterfalls and scenic beauty. It has beautiful tourist attractions Kodaikanal Lake (star-shaped man-made lake), Bryant Park or the Botanical Garden, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola waterfall, Green valley view, Shembaganur museum and Guna caves are some of the other major attractions of Kodaikanal.
10.Andaman Nicobar Island:-
Andaman Nicobar Island is situated in the Indian Ocean, in the southern part of the Bay of Bengal. Capital of Andaman Nicobar is Port Blair. It is acclaimed as one of the finest tourist destinations in India. Now Andaman and Nicobar islands become one of the major tourist attractions. The Andaman tropical evergreen rain forests, beautiful silver sandy beaches, serpentine mangrove-lines creeks, marine life abounding in rare species of plants, animals, corals, etc. It provide a memorable cherished experience to the tourists. There is tremendous scope for enjoying nature in the beach resorts, water sports and adventure water sports, adventure tourism like trekking, Island camping, Nature trail, Scuba Diving, etc.