India (Bharat/Hindustan) is a country in South Asia. India is seventh largest country by area and second most populous country in the world.
India is surrounded by Indian Ocean in the south, the Arbian Sea on the south west and the Bay of Bengal in the south east.
India shares land borders with Pakistan to the west, Nepal, China, Bhutan to the north east and Burma and Bangladesh in the east. India’s rich history and its cultural and geographical diversity attracts a large number of tuorists from all over the world.
India presents heritage and cultural tourism along with medical, business, educational and sports tourism.
States of India
|Andhra Pradesh||Jammu and Kashmir||Pondicherry|
|Chhattisgarh||Madhya Pradesh||Tamil Nadu|
The most popular tourists destination in India:
The Taj Mahal: One of India’s best-known sites architectural achievements in India located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
Fatehpur Sikri: First planned city of the Mughals and also the first one designed in Mughal architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Varanasi: One of the oldest city of the world.
The Mahabodhi Temple: A 2000-year-old temple dedicated to Gautam Buddha in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. A UNESCO World Heritage Site also.
The Nalanda: Located in the Indian State of Bihar, One of the first great universities in recorded history.
The Brihadishwara Temple: Located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu built by the Cholas. One of India’s most prized architectural sites.
The Airavateswara Temple: In the town of Darasuram, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.
The Shore Temple: Located in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Harmandir Sahib: One of the most respected gurudwara in India and the most sacred place for Sikhs, Located in Amritsar, Punjab, India.
The Bahá’í Temple (Lotous Temple): Located in Delhi, won numerous architectural awards.
The Hawa Mahal: Located in Jaipur also known as Palace of Winds.
The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai. The Victoria Memorial: Located in Kolkata, built during the British Raj.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: Built for Queen Victoria in Mumbai.
Nature tourism in India With a wide geographical diversity, India has varieties of nature tourism. Some of them are: Water falls in Western Ghats & Himalayas including Jog falls (Highest in India)
Wildlife in India
India has a wide variety of protected wildlife. There are 75 National parks of India and 421 sanctuaries in India. The most popular national wildlife sanctuaries in India are:
Sundarbans, located in southern West Bengal is the world’s largest mangrove forest. Manas National Park in Assam, The Kaziranga National Park in the Golaghat & Nagaon districts in Assam, Sundarbans in Bangladesh and Keoladeo National Park(also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) in Bharatpur, Rajasthan are UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hill Stations Most famous hill stations are:
|Avalanche Lake||Loktak lake||Sheshnag Lake|
|Bhojtal||Nainital Lake||Suraj Tal|
|Chandra Taal||Pangong Tso||Tso Moriri|
|Dal Lake||Prashar lake||Tsongmo Lake|
|Emerald Lake||Rewalsar lake|
Beaches in Mumbai
Beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Beaches of Digha, West Bengal
Beaches of Diu
Beaches of Goa
Beaches of Lakshadweep Islands
Beaches of Mahabalipuram
Beaches of Midnapore, West Bengal
Beaches of Puri, Odisha
Beaches of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh
City Beach, Pondicherry
Elliot’s Beach, Chennai
Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Marina Beach, Chennai
Adventure Tourism in India
Boat racing in Bhopal
Mountain climbing in Himalayas
Paragliding in Maharashtra
River rafting and kayaking in Himalayas
Rock climbing in Madhya Pradesh
Skiing in Auli and Gulmarg