What are the top 5 tourist destinations in India?

India has one of the most exotic and ancient cultures in human history which makes it very exciting for sightseeing. We know India for the vast number of tourist places across its territory. It has a mix of everything, from cultures to natural beauty and adventure activities to beautiful beaches. Selecting a place for holiday destinations in India seems to be difficult and infinite–from scenic destinations to historically and culturally soaked sites, from cities bustling with chaos and confusion to destinations offering laid-back and relaxed stays. Let us look at five attractive tourist places which would be perfect tourist destinations.


Agra is one of the most visited places and famous tourist spots in India. We consider it to be the home for many historical monuments. Taj Mahal, which is one of the seven monumental wonders in the world, tops the list. This beautiful building is a perfect example of Mughal Architecture. There are many other historical buildings like Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, and Fatehpur Sikri. Agra is a great place to have the best Mughlai Cuisine. UNESCO recognizes as World Heritage Sites Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri. Many people across the globe travel every year to Agra to visit these wonderful monuments.


Goa is one of the best, beautiful, and favorite tourist destinations in India not only because of beaches but also for its pleasant weather, happening nightlife, delicious seafood, thrilling water activities, and more. There are 51 beaches in Goa and over 100 kms of coastline. Because of its pristine beaches, tourists enjoy and relax in the Sun. Every beach has its specialty, beauty, and serenity where tourists enjoy their best. Some of the famous beaches are Baga, Candolim, Calangute, Morjim, Arambol, Anjuna, etc. It offers ample opportunities to adventure enthusiasts to enjoy water sports like Jet skiing, Flyboarding, Kayaking, windsurfing, Banana riding, Bumper riding, Speed Boating, Parasailing, scuba diving, etc. Goa carnival is famous worldwide and every February, Goa is flooded by thousands of Indian and foreign tourists to enjoy the carnival festival. Apart from this, its nightlife is surely not something you should miss. Goa comprises hundreds of clubs that allow you to dance, drink, eat, and party all night. So, overall Goa is a best tourist spot to spend your vacation.


Rajasthan attracts tourists for its historical forts, palaces, art, and culture with its slogan “Padharo mhare desh’. We consider Hawa Mahal in Jaipur to be one of the best architectural sites in India. Jaisalmer, which is also called as Land of Golden Sands, is known for its rich cultural heritage and tales of brave Rajput rulers. The expansive Thar Desert flanked this popular tourist destination. It offers a unique experience of Rajasthani culture, traditions, and heritage with its magnificent Sonar Quila or the Jaisalmer Fort, havelis, delectable food, and camel safari opportunity in the desert. Some of the must visit places in Rajasthan are Hawa Mahal, Albert Museum, Amer Fort in Jaipur, City Palace of Udaipur, Lake Pichola, Jaisalmer Fort, Nahargarh Fort and so on. Every third foreign tourist visiting India travels to Rajasthan, as it is part of the Golden Triangle for tourists visiting India.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Group of islands covering a total area of 8,073 sq kilometers, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a union territory of the Republic of India. Despite the horrid reputation during the colonial period, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are some of the most sought-after tourist destinations of India. The islands are famous for their serene, white sandy beaches characterized by sparkling blue waters. The Cellular jail here is perhaps one of the most infamous remnants of India’s struggle for independence. The primary motive of the establishment of this prison was the solitary confinement of the prisoners. Haverock Island is one of the most popular beaches in India and also awarded the best beach in Asia by TIME magazine in 2004. There are a huge number of activities that one can do like scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing, etc. Neil Island is famous for its coral reefs and white shores. There are many other places like Baratang Island, Ross Island, Rangat Island, Indira Gandhi point, Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, Campbell Bay, etc. It is a wonderful place to spend your vacation.


Darjeeling is one of the best hill stations in West Bengal, India. It stands at a height of 2,050 meters above sea level and has beautiful tea gardens on mountain slopes, a wonderful toy train, and mouth-watering Tibetian cuisine. It has mesmerizing scenery, beautiful sunrises make Darjeeling one of the best tourist places to visit in India. Toy Train is now a famous UNESCO Heritage Site. The tea produced at the lash plantations here is famous the world over. It is also famous for being one of the few places in the country to offer views of Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga together from Tiger Hill. Some of the tourist places in Darjeeling are Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Peace Pagoda, Ghoom Monastery, Rock garden, and so on. Overall, it is a beautiful and attractive place to make a trip with your friends or family.

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