Top 10 Places to Visit in India
India is a huge country with a rich history and diverse cultural traditions. The country remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But it attracts not only tourists, but also a huge number of people seeking their new refuge. And if you decide to make a trip to India, then it is guaranteed to become one of the most unforgettable events in your life.

In this article we will give our recommendations of places that you should definitely visit in India, and we will do it in the form of a small list of 10 positions.

1. Agra

Making a sightseeing tour in India, you can’t miss a stop in Agra. There are many places of interest for travelers in this city. But one of the most famous, of course, is the amazing Taj Mahal. This mausoleum-mosque, built by the Indian emperor in memory of his third wife and listed subsequently on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is a symbol of eternal love.

Along with the Taj Mahal in Agra worth visiting the famous red fort. It was significantly reconstructed in 1500 for use as a palace. At 13 kilometers from the fort you can find the tomb of Akbar - an architectural masterpiece, a memorial mausoleum of red sandstone.

2. Shimla

Shimla, a mountain climate resort located in the north-west of India, is very popular among tourists. Here the region’s colonial past is very clearly felt. For the city is characterized by the presence of buildings in the "neo-Gothic" style, surrounded by dense forest, which provides a unique look. On the main shopping street "Mall" for tourists there are many different shops, retail stores, as well as a large number of bars and restaurants, working around the clock.

Christchurch, the second oldest temple in northern India, is also worth a visit. His stained glass windows are made in a special style that you will not see anywhere else. Do not forget to visit Jacques Hill, the highest point of which is a haven of monkeys, which you can not only watch, but even feed.

3. Goa

The state of Goa, formerly a Portuguese colony, is the smallest state in India. Here are the most beautiful beaches. Many say that here is just a tropical paradise! Here you can enjoy plenty of warm and clear water, and relax in the shade of beautiful palm trees. And in February, there is a great three-day carnival with a sea of music, light, dance and various delicacies. The first time this carnival was held in 1800.

4. Mumbai

Formally known as Bombay, Mumbai is the capital of India and the most populous city in the state of Maharashtra. Mumbai is a mixture of different cultures and religions. Although the city is growing rapidly, you will still see many shocking scenes of poverty. The city is also the birthplace of Indian cinema and there are many cinemas here to watch movies from around the world (including the world's largest domed IMAX theater). Mumbai is similar to New York in its architectural features, but at the same time it has an eclectic mix of colonial buildings, stylish bars, colorful bazaars and brilliant new shopping centers.

5. Auroville

Auroville is an amazing place. This is an international settlement created by the international community. Here people from all over the world come to live in peace and harmony, regardless of their religions, nationalities or political views. The sole purpose of Auroville is the realization of human unity. In the center of this city is a huge sphere of gilded discs surrounded by ramps that go back to it. This structure is called Matrimandir and serves for practicing meditation and yoga. There are no organizational events. Of the other features of the Matrimandir, we note that it has its own solar power station. The city, surrounded by untouched nature, with beautiful gardens around, is one of the most interesting places in India.

6. Pondicherry

Near Auroville is the city of Pondicherry, one of the most famous places in the south of India, attractive for tourists. The city is full of colonial buildings, statues, churches and temples. The best places here are the most beautiful beaches of Paradise Beach, Auroville Beach, Serenity. You will also find here many large and interesting churches to visit, founded back in the early 1900s.

7. Plant Kerala

Kerala refineries are beautiful chains of lakes and lagoons along the Arabian coast and, of course, should not be removed from the traveler’s route - they are considered a must-see destination for tourists in India. Ferries operate here around the clock and move in any direction. Here you can attend the unusual boat races that can accommodate up to one hundred rowers. Thousands of fans come to cheer for their favorite teams, which, combined with amazing landscapes, makes the atmosphere of the competition unique. Here you can find dozens of villages and towns in the area, which you can visit and see the real daily life and culture of the inhabitants in this interesting place.

8. Kodaikanale

In the mountains of the Ghats you can enjoy amazingly beautiful mountain landscapes and clouds far below your feet. Kodaikanal has many places of interest for travelers and tourists, such as the star-shaped Lake Kodaikanal. Here you can rent horses or a bike to ride around the coast. To the east of the lake is a large botanical garden.

9. Ginji Village

Near the regional center of Tiruvanamali, you can find the village of Ginji (Gingee). Although the village itself is common in India, there is an amazing Fort here. It consists of three massive stone hills with a stunning view of the surrounding landscape. The fort was built in the 13th century, and it will be interesting to visit lovers of anthropology here. If you want to see the best panoramas, then be prepared to overcome at least 270 meters of ascent. Believe that you won’t be disappointed.

10. Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a popular tourist town in the Indian state of West Bengal. Known for its tea plantations, it is considered one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Lush green vegetation, cool wind and an amazing view makes this place unique. In fact, Darjeeling is the only place in East India that attracts a large number of tourists. In these places it is interesting to organize trips, to take a trip down the river, or just to leisurely stroll through picturesque places.

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