Once Me and my friend gathered after giving our final paper. We decided to go on a tour in our holidays. But none of us could decide where to go. Since none of us had knowledge about the best tourist places of India. So they told me to gather information about 10 best tourist destinations in India.
When I took a view over the map of India it was just unbelievable there were several places in India which are incredible. Then I collected information about top 10 tourist destinations in India.
Give a look on 10 best tourist places in India:
1. Taj Mahal [Agra, UP]
Taj Mahal is a white marble memorial which was built by mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. The name Taj Mahal was put after her name. Mumtaj was Shah Jahan third wife. She died after the death of her thirteenth child. After the death of Mumtaj Mahal in her memory Shah Jahan decided to make Taj Mahal. Which is now forefront as a best tourist place in India.
The construction of Taj Mahal started around 1632’s and was completed in 1653.
Taj Mahal is surrounded by beautiful gardens around it. The thing which makes it more beautiful is that it is built on the beach of river Yamuna. Just behind the Taj Mahal the beautiful Yamuna flows.
Basically Taj Mahal was built on the graveyard of Mumtaj. Later after the death of Shah Jahan his graveyard was also placed just beside the Mumtaj Mahal.
2. Golden Temple [Amritsar, Punjab]
Golden Temple is situated in Amritsar that is in Panjab. Golden Temple is also known as Harmandir which stands for “Temple Of God”. Golden Temple is called Darbar Harmandir Sahib. Golden Temple is the central gurudwara for Sikhs from all over India. People from other caste and from all over the India are also devoted to Golden Temple.
Golden Temple is built with white marble and is coated with golden plate. It is situated on the center of the pond. This pond is filled with the water of Ganga.
The construction of Golden Temple was done by Guru Raam Das in 1577. In 1604 since the construction of temple was completed but the golden plating was done by Maharaj Ranjit Singh in 1830’s. This is how Golden Temple completed its construction and became a most favorite tourist place of Indian or worldwide tourists.
3. Fatehpur Sikri [Agra, UP]
Fatehpur Sikri is another tourist place situated in Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It was founded by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1569 and was the capital city of Mughal Empire. It is one of the best collections of mughal architecture in India.
Fatehpur Sikri is made up of red stone. It is covered by 6 kilometer of wall from its three sides. And on one of it three walls Buland Darwaza was made on the south wall.
Buland Darwaza is about 550 meter high. It was build around late 1576’s which showed the victory of Akbar.
4. Ooty [Tamil Nadu]
Otty is situated in Tamil Nadu which is the southernmost part and a popular tourist destination of India. It is situated in the Nilgiri Hills. It is the most famous hill station of India. The economy of Ooty depends on agriculture and tourism.
Ooty is also known as Udhagamandalam. It is the capital of Nilgiri district. It is also called “Queen Of Hill station”. Ooty is famous for its climate. It is better to visit Ooty between Novembers to April.
The places that we can see in Ooty are Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, HPF (Hindustan Photo Film), Glenmorgan, Emerald Lake, Kalhatty Water Fall, Ketti Valley View and etc.
5. Darjeeling [West Bengal]
Darjeeling is situated in West Bengal. Darjeeling is very famous for its tea garden and its natural beauty. It is one of the famous hill stations and that’s why a popular tourist destination of northern India. It is also famous for educational purposes since it contains different British style public schools.
Darjeeling is famous for its sunrise. People from all around the world come here to see the famous sunrise. This is very pleasant to be viewed from the Tiger Hill. It is best to visit Darjeeling between Aprils to November, since after these month savior winter starts.
There are many more places to visit in Darjeeling. These are Rock Garden, St Andrew Church, Tea garden, Mahakal Temple and etc.
6. Dal Lake [Kashmir]
Dal Lake is situated in the Srinagar, which is a city of Kashmir. Srinagar is the summer capital of Kashmir. It is also known as the “Heaven On Earth”.
It is surrounded by Himalayas and is very famous for its house boats also known as shikaras. Dal Lake gives a very pleasant view of floating garden and floating vegetable market. It looks so colorful and attracts many visitors.
The depth of lake varies from 20 ft to 8.2 ft. and is surrounded by mountain from its three sides.
7. Ajanta And Ellora Caves [Maharashtra]
Ajanta And Ellora are the famous caves of the Maharashtra. Ajanta caves are famous for its painting and Ellora caves are famous for its sculptures. The rock cuts of these caves are world famous and show the artistic of people hundred years ago. So, it also can be a great tourist destination for all Indians.
These caves were discovered in the 19th century. There are 30 caves Ajanta. Whole carving work completed in 600 years. Ellora contained 34 caves. It contains the Buddhist Chaityas temple.
8. Valley Of Flower [Uttrakhand]
Valley Of Flower is located in Himalayas. It is famous for its natural beauty and colorful surrounding. Now it has been converted into the national park. It is 3,500m above the sea level. The waterfall and snow capped mountain make it more beautiful.
The whole valley is covered with the flower that is the region why it is called “Valley Of Flower”. In this valley there are about 500 varieties of flowers.
9. Jantar Mantar [New Delhi]
Jantar Mantar is widely popular tourist destination which situated at the capital city of India, New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomical instrument. These instrument specifies the movement of sun, moon and planets.
There are various instruments in Jantar Mantar among these some of them are:-
A# Samrat Yantra
B# Jayaprakash Yantra
C# Mishra Yantra
10. Lotus Temple [New Delhi]
Along with the Jantar Mantar, Lotus Temple is also located in New Delhi as a best tourist destination. It is also known as “House Of Worship”. It has been modeled in the shape of lotus flower. Thousands of visitors come and visit here every day. The people from all caste and creed come here for worship.
Along with these tourist destinations, there may be a many more out there such as Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Backwaters Kerala, Leh/Ladhak etc. So, if you liked this list of best tourist destinations of India, don’t forget to share it with your friends and give your feedback in comments about where you’re planning to go?