Ten Indian Holiday Destinations That Attracts Millions of Tourists

India is the seventh largest country in the world has every form of landforms starting from marshlands to cold desert. Starting from national parks to bungee jumping, there are numerous activities that you can enjoy here. There are 29 states in the country and numerous holiday destinations in each state. This article has filtered the top ten holiday destinations in the country that are attracting millions of tourists every year.

1. Kerala

Kerala is the Venice of East. It is located in the southern part of the country and enveloped by water on two sides. This state is completely a tourist destination and top honeymoon destination. Kerala is very famous for its backwaters. A houseboat ride on the backwaters is the most romantic activity. Apart from this, there are national parks, Ayurvedic massages, boat races, cultural events, elephant parade, elephant camp, spice plantation, hill station and many others.

Kerala Backwaters Houseboats

Suggested Tour : 7 Days – Kerala Houseboat Tour

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2. Udaipur

Rajasthan is overall a tourist destination. Udaipur is the top one of all tourist places in Rajasthan like Bharatpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur and others. This place is the land of palace. You ought to enjoy boating, staying at the lake palace, sightseeing and a lot more. Apart from these, there are numerous temples like Jagdish Mandir, Bohra Ganesh temple, Someshwar Mahadev temple and many others; numerous palaces like monsoon palace, city palaces and others; and, so on.

City Palace, Udaipur

Suggested Tour : 10 Days – Luxury Rajasthan

Read More : Top 10 Historical Places in Rajasthan

3. Goa

Goa is a place for gambling, beach life and partying. There are 31 beaches in this union territory and each one is different from others. You can find almost all kinds of water and land based adventure activities like hot air ballooning, windsurfing and so on. If you are done with beaches, there are many pubs and restaurants for some snack time and a lot of nightlife excitement. There are numerous places for sightseeing, picnicking and trekking. All these are available in this small place called Goa.

Goa Water Sports

Suggested Tour : 4 Days – Goa Beaches Tour

Read More : 20 Amazing Things To Do In Goa Trip

4. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is another place in Rajasthan. Rajasthan is a state where you can find desert and hill station. Jaisalmer is the desert area of Rajasthan. The Desert does not mean thorny bushes and cactus. There are numerous forts made with sandstone, monuments and others for sightseeing. Camel safari, midnight moonlight dinner in luxury tents in the desert and cultural events are some of the activities that you can enjoy the desert. Do you want a vacation like Arabian Nights? This is the right place.

Jaisalmer Camel Safari

Suggested Tour : 7 Days – Rajasthan Tour From Delhi

5. Ajanta and Ellora caves

These are grand caves that were used by Buddhist and other religion monks to get away from rainfall during monsoon season. In the 2nd century BC, these monks used their very primitive tools to build grand palaces, monoliths and murals which include sculptures and carvings of princesses, battlefield, ships, animals and so on. There are numerous temples, forts and courts inside these caves. The tools used for building these astonishing masterpieces are also on display. If you are up for some exploration with architectural sightseeing, this is the right place.

Ajanta Caves

Suggested Tour : 6 Days – Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tours

Read More : Ajanta & Ellora Caves Information

6. Varanasi

It is true that most of the tourists who visit this holy city of Hindus are pilgrims. There are numerous temples and ghats for worshipping in Varanasi.  You can always find some sort of rituals and celebrations happening in this ancient city. But, if you are a tourist of fun, you ought to visit this place for a boat ride on the Ganges, sunrise sighting from ancient temples, Arti festival of Ganges and so on. Photography is an important activity for tourists in this place.

Aarti Festival

Suggested Tour : 2 Days – Varanasi Private Tour

Read More : How to cover Varanasi tour in one day?

7. Agra

There is a definite reason to why millions of people visit Agra every year. It is one of the top places visited by international and local tourists every year. The reason is the world wonder, Taj Mahal. It is a marble mausoleum built for a Mughal queen, Mumtaz Mahal by her husband, Shah Jehan. It is famous for its architectural beauty and peace inducing environment. There is a museum inside the Mahal where you can find interesting items like a blueprint of the monument, signed manuscripts, sculptures, royal utensils that turn colour when poison is added and so on.  Apart from Taj Mahal, there are numerous temples, Agra Fort, mausoleum of other Mughal emperors and queens, gardens and so on.

Taj Mahal

Suggested Tour : 4 Days – Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour

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8. Kashmir

This state has numerous tourist hotspots. This includes the adventure capital, Ladakh. Ladakh is famous for all kinds of adventure activities includes mountain pass bike ride as it has the top three highest mountain passes in the world. The valleys of Kashmir, floating post office, boating and many other attractions bring peace to the tourists. Though certain parts of Kashmir are not allowed to tourists, the rest of the state is attracting tourists in millions.

Floating Post Office Kashmir

Suggested Tour : 16 Days – Taj Mahal with Leh Ladakh & Kashmir

9. Darjeeling

This is the honeymoon capital of the country. Starting from heritage toy train to mesmerizing valleys, this place has everything that any cliche hill station posses. Apart from those, this place is filled with natural attractions, snowy mountain backdrop, exotic plantations and so on. The place is an over-all magnificent creation of God.

Toy Train Darjeeling

Suggested Tour : 5 Days – Darjeeling Holiday Packages

Read More : Tips for First Time Darjeeling Travellers

10. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Though these groups of islands do not geographically fall in the land of the country, they are a part of this peninsular. These islands are very famous for their milky white sand beaches, crystal clear bluish green waters, warm lagoons and wide range of exotic water activities including elephant snorkeling where you would be diving along with an elephant. There are numerous places and natural attractions for picnicking and sightseeing. There are a few monuments and numerous activities to enjoy in these small islands.

Elephant Snorkeling Andaman Destinations

These are just the top ten places to visit in India. There are numerous tourist hotspots in the country like Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Assam, Delhi, Ooty, Coorg, Mysore, and Hyderabad and so on. India is a total paradise and no matter when you visit this place; there will be numerous tourist destinations which will be in their prime beauty.

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Alina Jack

Alina Jack

I am a passionate writer with five years of experience in tourism in India. I have a keen interest in writing about offbeat destinations and travel tips across worldwide.
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