10 World Famous Places to Visit in India

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All a traveler wants is a beautiful place to collect moments, not just things. India is such a place. The country is an assortment of world famous places, each carrying its own enigma, its own story behind it. The top landmarks in India include forts, palaces, monuments, wildlife, flora and so many more. These are some of the best places to visit in India.

While there are many tourist places in India, here are our picks for the top 10 famous places to visit in India for the next stop on your travel plan.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal (Photo by Dennis Jarvis, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Taj Mahal – An Epic Poem

They say love doesn’t speak but the story is altogether different when you are standing at the vast balcony chamber of Taj Mahal. The monument-cum-love story was carved in scintillating while marble in late 1632 and still carries the fragrance of Mughal courts and connoisseurship. Being an epitome each of interest, emotion and craftsmanship, Taj Mahal receives over 10 million visitors annually and is a must visit once in a lifetime.

The Sundarbans – Blend of Beauty

Sundarbans is the home to largest mangrove forests in the world. Resting itself on the Ganga-Brahmaputra Delta, Sunderban national park offers a protective lap to the Royal Bengal Tigers. A rich Bengali culture witnessed here makes it a must visit places at least once in lifetime.

Andaman Coral Reef
Andaman Coral Reef (Photo by Phuket@photographer.net, CC BY 2.0

Andaman Coral Reefs – Life Under Water

Andaman Islands exhibit world’s richest coral life with hundreds and hundreds of marine water species. Every day hundreds of tourists indulge in underwater wonder travel through snorkeling and scuba diving. If you are a lover of wildlife and aquatic alike, this is the place to be. Vibrant crayon shades and delicately soft creatures will indeed blow you away!

Thar Desert
Thar Desert (Photo by vil.sandi, CC BY-ND 2.0

Thar Desert – Or the Great Indian Veil of Stars

Where light of the dawn sets from and where the blush of dusk ends in, such is the lore of the Great Indian Desert. Thar is the 17th largest desert spread across various cities from Rajasthan to Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana. It’s a combination of solitude and the dense population of Rajasthan. So, whether you travel solo or with family, go ahead!

Leh Ladakh – Roller Coaster of Mountain Passes

Also, known as the ‘Land of Passes’, Ladakh along with its capital city Leh is one of the most prominent travel destinations for road trip aficionados and spiritual explorers. The snow-clad peaks, a peace almost eternal and a number of monasteries to dive in for knowledge are some but a few of the marvels Ladakh travel will endow you with.

Western Ghats
Western Ghats (Photo by Kumar’s Edit, CC BY 2.0)

Western Ghats – Peace in the Greens

This 1600-kilometer-wide mountain range extends its borders from Gujarat to Kanyakumari. It’s older than the Himalayas range and runs across the west coast of India. If you are a lover of flora and fauna alike, this place is perfect to give you lots of memories for your life.

Caves of Ajanta & Ellora – A Leap into Time

Situated in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Ajanta & Ellora Caves are the finest depictions of Buddhist art dating to 2nd century BC. Amidst the caves, there are murals, paintings and intricate carvings that imply many facts about ancient India. Owing to its historical significance, these caves attract a plethora of tourists to visit Aurangabad every year.

Golden Temple
Golden Temple (Photo by Meharban Singh Hundal, CC BY 2.0)

Golden Temple – In Lord’s Name

Who in the world hasn’t heard of the glorious glory of this God’s Place? Golden Temple, originally known as Sri Harmandir Sahib is the holiest of places revered by people of all religions. The Temple is the home to Akal Takht, the throne of the timeless one and is also the abode to many unique golden fish getting itself the title Golden.

Kerala Backwaters – The Emerald Waterscape

The endless stretches of backwaters, tall standing coconut trees and grandeur of greenery makes destinations in Kerala perfect location to sit back and relax. Also, if you are in for a romantic trip, this is a great place to spend some time with your better half. A number of houseboats, ferryboats and cruises are available for an amazing drive over.

Ghats of Banaras
Ghats of Banaras (Photo by Ryan, CC BY 2.0)

Ghats Of Banaras – Dive into Divine

Banaras, or the City of Temples receives swarms of tourists every day eager to take a dip in the holy Ganga waters of its Ghats. Furthermore, city’s sheer color and numerous temples is evident to bring alive the devotional spirit in you!

Getting here, these Top 10 world famous destinations in India truly deserve to be on your list whether you are an avid traveler or just starting your journey. So, why wait anymore, just pack your bags and give it a go!

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10 World Famous Places to Visit in India
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Rohit is a blogger at TransIndiaTravels.com. He writes about travel to and within India and has a strong passion for his country that he loves to share with his readers.

10 World Famous Places to Visit in India

7 thoughts on “10 World Famous Places to Visit in India

  1. Ademar Arau says:

    Sound like it will be an amazing trip, Nice post. Thanks for the great post. I think India is one of the most fascinating place in the world. India is so unique and full of surprises. I agree that every should visit India once in a lifetime. Pictures look amazing.

  2. David Jones says:

    Without any doubt India is a good country for travel. I did not go there yet. But after reading this I am curious to go there. Thanks for sharing your great experience with us.

  3. Anirudh Singh says:

    This is really a nice post. Living in India I can connect to all these places. The most peaceful place I like is Golden Temple.

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