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Top 10 Tourist Destinations in India for Tourism

India is one of the fastest growing travel destinations in the world among the international tourists. It is totally depend on your interest whether you are interested in beaches, shopping, heritage places and so on.

It is a very difficult task to create Top 10 Tourist Destinations in India because India has a lot of tourist attractions. Still, we have figured out the list of top 10 tourist destinations in India for tourism. So, let’s see and enjoy!

Top 10 Tourist Destinations in India for Tourism

1. Goa

Goa is one of the most visited states in India. Goa is specially known for its beautiful beaches and the best travel destination for woman security in India. It has a large number of tourist attractions to enjoy your journey in the state. Goa is also one of the most popular new years eve destinations in India. Goa is also one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India.

Popular Tourist Attractions

  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Goa
  • Shanta Durga Temple
  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Goa Chitra Museum
  • Chapora Beach
Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel, Goa
Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel, Goa

2. Kerala

Kerala is widely known as “Gods own country”. Kerala is similar to Goa. The state attracts million of tourists each year due to its beautiful and well managed beaches. Kerala is also one of the most educated states of India which will helps you to travel easily if any helps needed.

Traditional bot races, temples of Kerala, Royal Palaces of Kerala and lots of other attractions in the state makes perfect destination for your vacation as well as leisure tour.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Kerala

  • Thekkady
  • Vembanad
  • Padmanabhaswamy Temple
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Muzhappilangad Beach
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Cherai Beach
Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Kovalam Beach, Kerala

3. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is the Kashmir of West Bengal which attracts thousand of tourists across the country and around the world each year. This beautiful destination has many beautiful mountains, hills, tea gardens and a lot more.

Some beautiful attractions in Darjeeling are 1. Peace Pagoda 2. Tea Garden 3. Darjeeling Toy train journey 4. Kanchenjunga Mountains and so many others.

MayFair Darjeeling
MayFair Darjeeling

4. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla was once India’s summer capital during British rule. Shimla is the perfect destination if you are not able to spend your vacation in Switzerland and Europe due to budgetary limits. Shimla provides same experience and enjoyment like Switzerland within your budget.

Shimla is also the most popularly known as Queen of Hills. It is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in North India after Kullu Manali. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and most attractive places as honeymoon destination in India.

Clarkes Hotel, Shimla
Clarkes Hotel, Shimla

5. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra is the most historical city in India due to various historical sites. Agra’s most popular historical place is ‘Taj Mahal‘, visited by almost millions of people every year from around the world. There are lots of places which attracts tourists in the city of Agra besides Taj Mahal. For example, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Diwan-I-Khas and much more.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Agra

  • Taj Mahal
  • Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah
  • Agra Fort
  • Mehtab Bagh
  • Jama Masjid, Agra
  • Guru ka Tal
  • Tomb of Akbar the Great
  • Chini Ka Rauza
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

6. Rajasthan

Rajasthan state is widely popular for its Royal Palaces. Rajasthan has a large number of beautiful and heritage royal palaces of India. In every city, you will find beautiful royal palaces with marvellous architecture.

Rajasthan’s Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Dungarpur, Kota and Udaipur has a large number of historical forts, and royal palaces. Rajasthan is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in India for vacation and wedding.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Rajasthan

  • Amer Fort
  • City Palace, Jaipur
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Lake Pichola
  • City Palace, Udaipur
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Lake Palace, Udaipur
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

7. Delhi

If you haven’t visited Delhi, then your trip will be uncompleted. Delhi is one of the oldest capitals which attracts thousand of tourists each day. Delhi has many beautiful places to spend your vacation. There are lots of historical places in Delhi to make your tour much more memorable.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Delhi

  • India Gate
  • The Red Fort
  • Indian Parliament
  • Chandani Chowk
  • Qutub Minar
  • Akshardham Temple
Akshardham Temple Delhi
Akshardham Temple Delhi

8. Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mumbai is India’s most popular cosmopolitan city with best night life and life style. Mumbai is the hub of entertainment industry as well as financial capital of India. Mumbai is the first choice for the most of travellers due to its cosmopolitan life.

There is a tale that Mumbai never sleeps at any time. Mumbai is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. You should not miss a chance to visit this beautiful city.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Mumbai

  • Haji Ali Dargah
  • Gateway of India
  • Colaba
  • Marine Drive
  • Water Kingdom
  • EsselWorld
  • Adlabs Imagica
Mumbai International Airport
Mumbai International Airport

9. Gujarat

Gujarat is the land of many beautiful tourists places and royal palaces of India. The state has a wide variety of places for every types of tourists. You should first visit Gujarat’s Royal Palaces and then other historical places in gujarat as well as hindu temples in gujarat to make your perfect holiday.

Gujarat is also one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. There are countless reasons available to visit this beautiful state once in your life.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Gujarat

  • Kirti Mandir (Mahatma Gandhi’s birth place)
  • Somnath Temple
  • Dwarka
  • Wankaner Palace
  • Jamnagar
  • Kutch
Kevadia Colony, Gujarat

10. Kashmir

Kashmir is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Kashmir is known as “Switzerland of India” and it is also the perfect budget destination if you are not able to visit Europe’s best holiday destinations.

Kashmir is most popularly known as ‘Heaven on the Earth’. Due to security reasons, Kashmir is not a safe place sometime for tourists. For precaution, take local tourist guide before visiting any place in the state of Kashmir.


Article last re-published on February 25, 2020.

John Mathew is a travel writer and travel enthusiastic, primarily interested in how to get to any place, hotels guide, resorts guide, destination guide, and worldwide travel tips.