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Top 5 Tourist Places In India

in India Travel Blog

India has one of the most exotic and ancient cultures in human history (which makes it very exciting for India sightseeing).  It’s more than just a country it’s a subcontinent with many different languages, religions, and cultural differences.

This gives India many different tourist places for everyone.  India has long been a region whose products have been coveted by people the world over (don’t forget to buy A LOT of stuff when your completing all your tourist attractions in India.

From its spices, textiles, rugs, and dishware, it has long been known to be an area to purchase luxury goods.  It is home to some of the world’s first universities and also home to the modern Western number system (numbers zero – nine).  Here are the top 5 tourist places in India:

taj mahal agra india

Taj Mahal

New Delhi, Taj Mahal, and Red Fort

New Delhi is the capital of northern India after the Muslim invasion and also the political capital.  The Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum for the emperor Shan Jahan’s wife.  He was considered the wealthiest man in the world at the time (early 17th century).

The Taj Mahal is actually a complext not just one building, you should look around the entire complex which provides impressive views and structures.  Nearby is the Red Fort which is an extravagant palace of the foreign Mughals (Indian for Mongols) empire.

gateway to india

Gateway to India in Mumbai, India

Mumbai India

The New York City of India, it’s the cultural, business, and entertainment capital of the country.  You can stroll through Bollywood which is India’s Hollywood.  Due to India’s rich history there are bountiful museums and endless structures to see.

Make sure you support the Indian economy with the New York style shopping (one of the most popular things to do in Mumbai): custom tailored silk shirts for under $30, unique jewelry only found in India, luxury leathered goods, and anything else you could possibly think of (prepare your taste buds for a tumultuous ride because they will be burned off with the spicy food).

Night Time Golden Temple

Night Time Golden Temple in Amritsar

Hindu Temples India

Many people don’t realize that India is an incredibly diverse nation.  While the official languages of India are English and Hindi, the government recognizes 22 languages.  A lot of history comes with all that diversity and this is why you see all the different temples throughout India.

The Gold temple of Amristar is a one of the popular tourist attractions in India and the Temples of Mahabalipuram and Chola Temples in are also that list.  If you are only able to visit just one area then focus on the temples in South India.

hawa mahal (palace of the winds) in jaipur

Place of the winds in Jaipur


Another city for many India tourist attractions you are able to shop, go sightseeing, and take excursions.  Hawa Mahal, the Amber Fort, and the City Palace are great areas to go sightseeing in India.  As with the shopping in New Delhi, Jaipur has great malls and also great specialty markets.  Camel rides are very popular as well.

Colva Beach, Goa

Colva Beach in Goa, India

Safari’s and Outdoor activities

Languages and India tourist attractions are not where the diversity stops.  India is home to mountains, desert, and beaches.  The country offers great safari’s through the jungle to see the varied animals including the Bengal Tigers and desert safaris as well.

Camping, rafting, trekking mountain sides, and skiing can also be placed on this list.  Dont forget that India has over 4,500 miles of coastline on the Indian Ocean.  An incredible coastline is a must add to your tourist places in india.

Check out our Top 5 section for more things to do around the world!


{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

vedaant May 19, 2012 at 2:09 am

Wow that are very cool places


vedaant May 19, 2012 at 2:10 am



Wilson July 25, 2012 at 4:49 am

After my business trip to New Delhi this year, I certainly would agree that India has one of the most exotic cultures in the world. Had the chance to experience various aspects of this unique culture through the people, food, monuments, language, paintings, and many more. Stayed in corporate apartments, Fraser Suites New Delhi. Quite decent leisure facilities such as gym, pool, jacuzzi, golf simulator for me to enjoy after my work. Wish to go back to India and soak in its rich culture someday.


Marcello July 28, 2012 at 2:08 am

Thanks for the feedback Wilson… definitely plan on looking at New Delhi or Mumbia.. plan on staying in a local neighborhood though :-)


samual August 13, 2012 at 6:55 am

Nice post …! I think you mised kerala. forgot about kerala in next post. plzzzz……


Marcello August 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

lol will do :-)


d surender reddy September 11, 2012 at 6:56 am

y u r nt taking worlds largest film cit(ramoji flm city)into account???????????/


Marcello September 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

When people think of India they don’t think of visiting the largest film city Suredner, they typically think about Bollywood. I do plan on updating the list once I arrive in India and get to explore the entire country


bob October 10, 2012 at 10:54 am

i cant beleive the golden temple had reall gold plating


Mary November 15, 2012 at 3:23 am

India is one of the best tourist place. It’s culture differentiate from other culture. It is a spiritual country. You will feel something different in India in terms of culture, language and climates.


sharath January 3, 2013 at 4:37 am

Ramoji filmcity and charminar,its one of the best of tourism in india you dont forget urgently post it


pankaj singh February 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

When people think of India they don’t think of visiting the largest film city Suredner, they typically think about Bollywood. I do plan on updating the list once I arrive in India and get to explore the entire country


Kartik Narang March 21, 2013 at 5:27 am

the one who want to go in tourist place is Ahmedabad.


nithi April 30, 2013 at 3:23 am

Thanks for sharing the post.
Its nice place to visit in india. Last month i visited goa with my friends for that i booked Bus Ticket through ticketgoose.
Thank you,


rose August 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

how cud u frget kerala, tamil nadu, Gujarat ?????
well……..but a very nyc pst


Travel Pillow July 30, 2014 at 6:25 am

Best places indeed to visit in India! Great post, keep it up.


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