10 Most Beautiful Places in India

Stretching from the high mountains of the Himalayas to the tropical greenery of Kerala, and from the sacred Ganges to the sands of the Thar desert, India is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It offers a multitude of choices from mountains to beaches, ancient ruins, fascinating religious structures, exotic cities and diverse landscape. India has an endless collection of tourist attractions from an almost endless variety of cultures, landscapes, monuments and places. It has so many beautiful places that it is really a tough job to make a list of 10 most beautiful places. However, I have tried my best to present you the best choices. Here is the 10 most beautiful places in India. Enjoy.

1. Agra:

Agra is possibly the most beautiful place in India since it is home to one of the greatest eternal symbols of love - The Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is one of the finest buildings of the world and is among the seven wonders of the world. Agra is world famous for its Taj Mahal and is the most visited city in India. Other beautiful places in Agra include the beautiful marble worked tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and the imposing Agra Fort.

2. Kashmir:

Kashmir is possibly the most beautiful natural landscape in India. Kashmir is regarded as the Haven on Earth, and it is rightly so. Possessing some of the highest and most beautiful mountain peaks, massive glaciers, blue lakes, rivers, forests, and meadows, Kashmir has been referred to a paradise on earth since ancient times. It is home to Himalayan Ranges.

3. Goa:

Goa is the smallest state of India and is known for its exotic beaches with amazing sunset view, golden sand and coconut palms playing with the wind. Goa’s landscape is remarkably varied, ranging from the thickly forested Western Ghats mountain range on its interior border through lush river valleys to the beaches of its long coast. Tasty seafood, parasailing, wind surfing and water-skiing facilities make the beaches of Goa a core fun place.

4. Kanyakumari:

Kanyakumari, which is also known as Cape Comorin, is popular for the unique sunshine and sunset. However, sunset is more spectacular than a sunrise here and witnessing the setting of the sun makes up for a serene holiday. The confluence of three ocean bodies – the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea – makes the sunrise and sunset even more special. People cannot stop gazing at the darkening horizon and enjoy the moments of solitude.

5. Jaisalmer:

Located in Rajasthan’s remote westernmost corner close to the border with Pakistan, Jaisalmer is the quintessential desert town. The ancient fort set amidst the sand dunes gives a spectacular view of the city. The yellow sandstone walls of the Golden City rise from the Thar desert like a scene from the Arabian Nights while the Jaisalmer Fort crowns the city.

6. Jaipur and Udaipur:

Located in Rajasthan, Jaipur and Udaipur give us an insight into the rich cultural and artistic traditions of the state. Jaipur is a very famous tourist destination in Inida. Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, located in Jaipur, is a beautiful construction and is the main attraction here. The Lake Place of Udaipur is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. Today it is a luxury 5 Star hotel, operating under the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.

7. Darjeeling:

Nestled among the rolling mountains, Darjeeling is fondly called the Queen of the Hills. Located at an altitude of 2134 meters above sea level, it is one of the best tourist spot of the world as well as of India because of its natural beauty. Darjeeling hosts some of the most popular hill resorts in India and the sight of sunrise is simply spectacular.

8. Kerala:

The enchanting backwaters of Kerala, the mesmerizing waterfalls, the hill stations and the serene atmosphere make the state one of the most preferred tourist destinations. Traveling by boat in the rivers is also one of the main attractions of Kerala. This place is also famous for its traditional and cultural festivals.

9. Mysore:

Located in the state of Karnataka, Mysore is one of the most popular tourist spots of India. Mysore is located at the base of Chamundi Hills and is noted for its palaces, mainly the Mysore Palace. The city receives the maximum number of tourists during the period of the Dasara festival when festivities take place for a period of 10 days. Chamundeswari Temple, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, St. Philomena's Church and Brindhavan garden are the popular landmarks of Mysore.

10. Ajantha Ellora:

The Ajanta Caves are rock-cut cave monuments dating from the 2th century BC. The magnificent Ajanta caves were abandoned around 650 AD and forgotten until 1819, when a British hunting party stumbled upon them. These splendid architectural wonders portray the rich heritage of India. The city of Aurangabad is the gateway to the Ajanta Caves as well as the equally spectacular Ellora Caves. Since 1983, the Ajanta & Ellora Caves have been a UNSCO Wrold Heritage site.

3 Responses to “10 Most Beautiful Places in India”

Trip Planner said...
March 18, 2014 at 3:19 PM

After reading your article I am feeling so fortunate that I have been to all places you listed. Goa, Ajanta and Agra are my favorite among them and it was really a very lovely traveling experience. I would request to every travel lover to visit here at least once.

SeeIndiaNow said...
September 18, 2014 at 5:56 PM

a very nice article!

Mansarovar Yatra said...
September 20, 2014 at 6:36 AM

These are outstanding places in India among These Taj Mahal and Kashmir is my favorite . Thanks for this awesome post .

Original Material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License. All Contents Copyright © 2012-2013 Apex Planet.