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Tourism in India

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
Arunachal Pradesh Jharkhand Punjab
Assam Karnataka Rajasthan
Bihar Kerala Sikkim
Chhattisgarh Madhya Pradesh Tamil Nadu
Delhi Maharashtra Tripura
Goa Manipur Uttarakhand
Gujarat Meghalaya Uttar Pradesh
Haryana Mizoram  West Bengal
Himachal Pradesh Odisha

 

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:

Bharatpur Kaziranga Raiganj
Corbett Manas Sariska
Kanha Periyar

 

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:

Araku Khajiyar Ooty
Coorg Mahabaleshwar Pachmarhi
Darjeeling Manali Shillong
Gangtok Mount Abu Shimla
Gulmarg Munnar Tawang
Haflong Mussoorie
Jampui Hills Nainital

Lakes

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

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