India is a country that is known for the vast number of tourist spots it attracts across its expanses. India is a mixture of everything .It is a vast land where the traditional and modern worlds meet. Indian tourism is a rapidly growing industry. Over 17.9 million tourists arrived in India in 2019. In 2014,Tamilnadu,Maharashtra and Uttar pradesh were the most popular states for tourists. Tourism, as a form of soft power, helps in promoting cultural diplomacy, people-to-people connections, and thereby promotes friendship and cooperation between India and other countries. More than 20 official languages, multiple religions, and a variety of cuisines exist within India’s boundaries. Travel is the only key to truly experiencing the beauty of Indian culture and history. Here are the best five places to visit in india.
1. Agra-the Taj mahal
Agra is home to several historic monuments. Year after year, the majority of people from all over the world visit Agra. Agra is considered one of the important tourist destinations in India. Among those, Taj mahal is one of the important tourist spots that attracts more people, encouraging them to visit the place again and again. The Taj Mahal , is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.” It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts more than 6 million visitors a year, and in 2007, it was declared a winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.
2. The golden city, Jaislaimer
Situated in the heart of the Thar desert in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer city, built on the foundation of yellow sandstone, justifies its tag as the “Golden City” of India. The yellow stone monuments glittering in the sunlight are indeed a sight to behold. Jaisalmer offers many places to visit, ranging from yellowed forts to golden palaces and even deserted towns! The unique beauty of the place, represented in the contrasting hues of gold against vivid shades of blue and green, makes Jaisalmer an unforgettable experience. Built by the Bahti Rajputs, the town of Jaisalmer showcases interesting architecture, intricately carved sculptures, and strategically built forts. Here is a list of places to visit in Jaisalmer, covering the major tourist attractions in the region.
3. Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is located in our “God’s own country,” Kerala. There are a lot of tourist destinations in Kearala, and Munnar is one of them. Real natural beauty is visible in Munnar. Munnar has a plethora of tourable tea plantations and orchards.Munnar is located in the Western Ghats mountain range in India’s Kerala state.One of the main attractions near Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park. This park is famous for its endangered inhabitant, the Nilgiri Tahr. Spread over an area of 97 sq. km., this park is also home to several species of rare butterflies, animals, and birds.Set at an altitude of 6000 feet in the Idukki district, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days.
There is an endless expanse of tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, and the aroma of spice-scented cool air.This beautiful destination has all of these and more. It’s the place you would love to visit; it’s the place you would wish never to leave.Munnar is such a beautiful place in Kerala that it cannot be portrayed on a single canvas. Everything and anything here will make us excited. The hills, the mist, the valleys, the streams, the waterfalls, tea plantations, rare flora and fauna. It is a beautiful tea town in the Idukki district of Kerala, easily accessible from Kochi and Coimbatore. The gorgeous hill station is ideally placed in the South Western Ghats of India. With an area of around 557 sq km,
4. Chitharal Jain monument, Tamilnadu
Chitharal is located about 45 kilometres away from Kaniyakumari. It is famous for its rock-cut temple. The hillock at Chitharal has a cave containing sculptures of Thirthankaras and attendant deities carved inside and outside dating back to the 9th century A.D. King Mahendra Varman I was responsible for the Jainism influence in this region. It was converted into the Bagavathy Temple in the 13th century. In those bygone days, one had to walk for about 10 minutes to reach the temple, but now vehicles are allowed up to the foot of the hill. There are a lot of tourist spots in Kanniyakumari other than the Jain temple. Some of them are the Thirparappu waterfalls, hanging bridges, etc. Inscriptions found at the site and elsewhere, such as the Kalugumalai Jain Beds, suggest that the history of these monuments extends over the 1st millennium CE, with some inscriptions in the Hindu temple dateable to the 13th century. In these historical inscriptions and literature, this site is also referred to as Thirucharanathupalli or just Tiruccaranam. The hillock is also referred to as Tiruchcharanattu malai, which means “the hill holy to the charanas”.
5. Goa-beaches, sunset and crazy nights
Goa is a wonderful tourist destination for those seeking a great beach holiday. For those looking for peace and quiet, isolated Agonda Beach is a good choice, while Calangute Beach is by far the most commercial and crowded. One of the important spots to visit in Goa is the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Scantuary. This wonderful attraction is home to a thick forest and plenty of fauna, including deer, monkeys, etc., and 200 species of birds.