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5 Places Not to Miss on a Tour of India

India is a country full of many different kinds of tourist attractions including temples, mountains, deserts, natural wonders, caves, national parks, beaches and palaces. India is renowned for its delectable and diverse cuisines, colorful festivals, captivating history, vibrant culture and unparallel hospitality. Exploring the most popular places in India is like a dream come true for any avid traveler. Here are 5 of the top places not to miss on a tour of India:

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a treasure of archeological sites. If you want to have a complete understanding of the richest cultural traditions of India, Rajasthan should be the place to visit. Jaipur, known as pink city for the homogenous color of its buildings, is home to famous Hawa Mahal, which is also known as ‘Palace of Winds’. It is believed that Hawa Mahal was built in form of the crown of Lord Krishna and is ideal for a luxury holiday to India. The Lake Place of Udaipur is another beautiful palace that will surprise you with its architectural beauty. So, Rajasthan is a must-visit place in a tour of India.

Agra

There is hardly anybody who misses visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal of Agra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, when touring India. The Taj Mahal is a symbol of eternal love and is one of the most visited architectural structures around the world. One of the most fascinating Taj Mahal facts is that it is made entirely out of marble. An Agra tour should not be limited to the Taj Mahal alone as the other Agra attractions such as Akbar’s tomb, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra fort and Ram Bagh are highly popular among tourists visiting India. All these tourist attractions make Agra the most visited city in India.

Agra

Agra

Kerala

Kerala is the destination that every nature lover will love to visit. It is known for its serene atmosphere, rolling hills, mesmerizing waterfalls and most importantly its enchanting backwaters. Staying in one of the floating hotels in enchanting backwaters of Kerala can be an experience of lifetime. Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Varkala beach, Athirapally, Wayanad, Munnar, and Thekkady waterfalls are the most popular attractions in Kerala.

Goa

Goa is the smallest of all Indian state, it is known for its stunning beaches with golden sand, marvelous sunset views. If you are looking to visit some of the most popular beaches in India, you should definitely visit Goa for your holiday in India. You can expect to take part in many beach activities including water-skiing, wind surfing, and. Parasailing. Around the most popular Goa beaches you can find wide range of appetizing seafood along with traditional Indian foods. The most popular attractions in Goa include Calangute beach, Chapora Fort, Arvalam Waterfalls, Ancestral Goa Museum, and Alorna Fort.

Goa

Goa

Kashmir

Kashmir is commonly known as the Paradise on Earth for its scenic beauty, cascading waterfalls, Alpine villages, lush green valleys, snow clad peaks, and flower gardens. Winter is perhaps the best time to visit Kashmir as you can expect to behold the best of Kashmir as its nature gets the most beautiful during the winter. A boat ride on the renowned Dal Lake can be an experience of lifetime for any avid nature lover. Other than Dal Lake, Pehalgam, Shankracharya shrine, Pari Mahal, Nagin Lake, Sonmarg, Gulmarg, and Srinagar are among the most popular attractions in Kashmir.

Photos: Michael Baun, Eustaquio Santamano.

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