Top 5 Tourist Places In India

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!

Make Sure to Have The India Visa Upon Arrival

It is very important to have the India visa approved and printed upon arrival as most travelers will need this paperwork when they land in India. Currently, India has an electron system in place that can issue visas for tourism, business, and medical visits. This system makes the visa application process 100% online and does not require the traveler to visit the embassy or a visa office


  1. 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.

    1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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,

  5. “Hi Marcello..
    My passion for food has drawn me to most of the places in your list and I’m happy about it. Thank you for putting it simple with your style. Jaipur and Goa are yet to be striked in my list. Just looking for a perfect timing.”

  6. really these are the best places to visit in india . Once in your you must go to these places.
    defiantly you have a good experience of these places.

  7. Apart from Delhi and Mumbai.. don’t forget to get a trip to Lucknow…. You will feel that you have come to the past itself.. the monuments are so awesome and the food is just oh my God…!!!

      1. You all forgot Andhra Pradesh and karnataka including mangalore and udipi. Charminar in hyderabad, sravanabelagola in karnataka,beaches in mangalore, and Krishna temple are the places must see in India.

  8. Why Mumbai? Its just another dirty city. Too many people cramped in miniscule place. There are much better places. Go to Ellora, go to Himalayas and go to North East. Why waste your time in some film studios and crowdy sweaty places!!!

  9. Really informative blog on the tourists places in India. But i think you have missed the most popular tourist destination for weekend getaways from Delhi which is Neemrana Fort Palace where you can enjoy the thrilling zip line adventure activity.

  10. Hey, Nice Captures of Amazing Places. I visited India once and Golden Temple looks wonderful at sunrise. Kerala is the most beautiful place and one of my favorite in India. Can you please suggest me some other destinations in India as I already visited which places you have mentioned.

  11. Wonderful List ! It was very useful for me. I was confused on visiting some places in September. By visiting your blog, I have got many useful information.

    Thanks for sharing the information.

  12. India is the best place in the world.india like place is not anywhere.i am lucky because I am born in India. India is glut of culture.

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