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30 Most Amazing Tourist Places to Visit in India

India has infinite options when it comes to choosing the best destinations to travel in India. It is not very easy to shortlist only 30 places that you can visit in this country. From the world famous and mobbed heritage cities to quiet and peaceful hill stations, you can experience everything in India. So after a lot of thinking and slogging, here are the 30 best places to visit in India.

  1. Jammu & Kashmir –

Beauty of the Dal lake in Srinagar, Kashmir

A gem of a place, often considered as "Heaven on Earth". A heavenly abode where you can experience nature at its best. The vast green valleys and picturesque mountain villages, make Kashmir a top tourist destination throughout the year.

How to reach: You can opt for both train and aeroplane services with the international airport at Srinagar.

Where to stay: Apart from the fabulous hotels and guest houses staying on the houseboat has always been a memorable experience for the tourists.

Best time to visit: You can visit J&K throughout the year but especially we recommend end of March till June.

Key attractions

Jammu & Kashmir has several key attractions like
Anantnag etc.

Things to do: Make sure to explore the apple orchards, ride the ropeway at Gulmarg, take a boat ride in Dal Lake and witness the mesmerising flora at Mughal Gardens.

Special foods: You must taste the delicious local Kashmiri cuisine, especially the chicken and mutton preparations.

Famous festivals: Hemis is one of the most noteworthy festivals here. Other festivals are Tulip Festival, Shikara Festival, Gurez Festival, etc.

  1. Goa–

Foreigners seating beside a fort in Goa

The perfect destination for party freaks and those who want to relax by the beach. Goa has innumerable pristine beaches where you can probably spend a week without any worries. One of the most famous places in India.

How to reach: You can arrive at the Dabolim International Airport or Madgaon Railway Station.

Where to stay: You can stay at the numerous hotels and beach-side resorts.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year you can visit Goa as one of the spectacular tourist destinations in India.

Key attractions

Goa has bundle of key attractions like-
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception church
Aguada Fort
Panaji City
Dona Paula
Vasco Da Gama
Mapusa Market
Dudhsagar Waterfalls
Temple of Bodgeshwar
Shantadurga Temple etc.

Famous Beaches in Goa

Calangute beach
Baga beach
Anjuna beach
Sinqeurim beach
Anjuna beach
Colva beach
Benaulim beach

Things to do: Enjoy the dazzling nightlife, cheap booze and explore the countryside on a bike through the coconut tree-lined roads.

Special foods: Feijoada, Sorpotel, Goan Pork Vindaloo, Chicken Xacuti, Shark Ambot Tik.

Famous festivals: Christmas, Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Three Kings Feast, Sao Joao Festival.

  1. Andaman & Nicobor Islands–

Somewhere in Andaman

One of the must visit places in India, Andaman is the place where you should head for scuba diving and to explore the corals. For aqua lovers this is a must visit place especially with your friends.

How to reach: You can visit here via flight or ship. Vir Savarkar Airport at Port Blair and Haddo Wharf Port are the two main transportation hub.

Where to stay: You can find numerous hotels and resorts by the beaches.

Best time to visit: November to mid-May is the best time to visit this place.

Key attractions

Andaman & Nicobor Islands have several tourist places to offer-
The Cellular Jail National Memorial
Radhanagar Beach
Havelock Island
Neill Island
Barren Island
Nicobor Island
Henry Lawrence Island
Indira Point etc.

Things to Do: Snorkeling, boating are some of the most popular things to do here.

Special foods: Enjoy the deliciously cooked and exotic seafood throughout the day.

Famous festivals: Island Tourism Festival.

  1. Kerala–

Kerala backwaters houseboat in Alleppey

Undoubtedly one of the top 10 places to visit in India, Kerala is "God's own country". It is a must visit place if you want to indulge in an enchanting wilderness. The last greenery and pristine backwaters all over the state offer you with the most rejuvenating holiday ever.

How to reach: Calicut International Airport or Cochin International Airport or Trivandrum International Airport or the Trivandrum Central railway is the main train station for Kerala.

Where to stay: You must experience staying on the houseboat in backwater at Alleppey. For rest of the locations there are several hotels and resorts.

Best time to visit: You can witness Mother Nature at her finest from November to January and June to August.

Key attractions

The must-visit attractions in Kerala are-
Alappuzha Beach
Kovalam beach
Varkala beach
Marari beach
Poovar beach
Krishnapuram Palace
Athirapally Waterfalls
Bekal Fort
Kumarakom bird sanctuary

Things to do: You can also indulge in a soothing spa therapy or a stress relief treatment at the various Ayurvedic spas found here.

Special foods: Don't forget to try out the Puttu and Prawn curry famous here.

Famous festivals: Onam, Thrissur Pooram, Attukaal Pongal, Kalpathi Chariot Festival, Theyyam Festival.

  1. Kolkata–

Victoria memorial in Kolkata- one of the famous tourist places

Also known as Calcutta, once the capital of India, the City of Joy is a very popular Indian tourist place. Situated beside the Hooghly River the city offers some amazing cultural and heritage experience to the visitors.

How to reach: Howrah Railway Station and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport are the main transport hub in the city.

Where to stay: There are several luxury hotels and affordable homestays all over the city.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the city is probably during October when the Durga Puja is in its full fledge and also during the winters.

Key attractions

Some iconic attractions in Kolkata are
Howrah Bridge
Victoria Memorial
Kalighat Temple
Science City
Nicco Park
Indian museum
Indian National Library
Zoological Garden
Birla Planetarium
Eco Park and many more

Things to Do: Shopping, visiting historical monuments, experience live music programs.

Special foods: Don't forget to taste some Bengali cuisines, street foods and the world famous Roshogolla as a dessert.

Famous festivals: Durga puja, Saraswati puja, Poila baishakh (Bengali new year day), Diwali and Holi

  1. Leh-Ladakh–

Leh- top 3 tourist places in India

A biker's paradise, Leh-Ladakh is one of the fabulous places to visit in India in a lifetime. Hire a bike and explore the winding roads, cold weather, challenging terrain to make you feel more active.

How to reach: Tawi Railway Station in Jammu is the nearest station 700 km away and Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is in Leh.

Where to stay: Several campsites offer comfortable stay here.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Leh-Ladakh is April to mid-May and mid-September to mid-October.

Key attractions

Zanskar Valley
Nubra Valley
Pangong Tso Lake
Khardung-La Pass
Magnetic Hill
Hemis National Park
Some beautiful monasteries are the best attractions here.

Things to do: Bike riding, white water rafting and rock climbing are some of the most adventurous sports you can engage yourself in.

Special foods: One should not miss the tasty and delicious momo and dumplings served hot.

Famous festivals: Losar, Sindhu Darshan, Hemis Tsechu, Ladakh Festival, Yuru Kabgyat, etc.

  1. Agra–

Agra- A place in North India

One of the ancient tourist places in India which needs no introduction at all. Agra is the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

How to reach: Agra does not have an international airport but you can get down in Delhi and take a train or cab till there. Agra has direct railway access from many important cities.

Where to stay: The city has a variety of hotels to suit your budget perfectly.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this place is from September to November.

Key attractions

The Taj Mahal and Agra fort are the major attractions of the city.

Things to do: Make sure to explore the old markets and lanes of Agra to shop for various good and souvenirs.

Special foods: Indulge yourself in the delicious street food and indulge in a delightful experience.

Famous festivals: Taj Mahotsav, Ram Barat, Kailash Fair and Festival, Bateshwar Fair and Festival

  1. Mcleodganj –

Mcleodganj- beautiful places to visit in India

The top holiday destinations in India with pleasant weather in most part of the year, Mcleodganj is nestled in the Himachal Pradesh and calls for a mesmerising experience.

How to reach: You can reach Mcleodganj by halting at Dharmashala and then take an HSBT bus or cab.

Where to stay: There are several small homestays and good hotels in the town area.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Mcleodganj is from March to April and then again from September to Novembers.

Key attractions

Kangra Fort
Bhagsunath Temple
Bhagsu Falls
Indrahar Pass
Lahesh Cave
Minkaini Pass
Triund Hills are some of the attractions.

Things to do: One of the must-do activities in Mcleodganj is going for the Triund Trek and camp under the stars at the top of the peak.

Special foods: Indulge in the homemade confectionery items sold in the beautiful cafés.

Famous festivals: Himachal Winter Carnival, International Himalayan Festival, Butoh Dance Festival

  1. Binsar –

Binsar- An offbeat destination in India

If you trotting through the jungles and discover new wildlife at every corner, then Binsar should be your next destination in India for an offbeat holiday vacation. Situated at Kumaoni region of Almora, this magnificent area of wildlife, lush greenery and fauna enables you to indulge in an excellent experience.

How to reach: You can either take a flight to the domestic airport at Pantnagar or get down at Kathgodam Railway Station which is 170 km away.

Where to stay: Stay in the government and private lodges which are available around the sanctuary.

Best time to visit: You can visit here in October or November.

Key attractions

Zero Point
Pariyadeva Pashan
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Mary Budden Estate are the top attractions here.

Things to do: Adore the starry sky under a star-studded sky and eat some delicious local tribal cuisines.

  1. Coorg –

Coorg- Scotland of South India

If you cannot start your day without a cup of hot coffee, then you will love walking through the vast coffee plantations of Coorg. One of the most beautiful places in India and especially in the South, Coorg offers pristine weather conditions throughout the year and allows you to breathe some fresh air in the picturesque surroundings.

How to reach: Mangalore is the nearest domestic airport and the Mysore Station is just 100 km away.

Where to stay: There are several hotels in Coorg for comfortable stay. You can book those via online also. Apart from that you can avail home-stays or guest houses to stay here.

Best time to visit: You can visit here from October to March to enjoy the coffee harvest, trek through the forests and enjoy a plethora of different coffee in the cafes.

Key attractions

There are plenty of amazing places to roam around in Coorg (Kodagu):-
Madikeri Fort
Abbey Falls
Nalknad Palace
Raja’s Seat
Dubare Elephant camp
Barapole River
Brahmagiri peak etc.

Things to do: Cycling through the trails, visiting the watch points are some of the most famous activities here.

Special foods: Try the famous local pork curry recipe for a lustful dinner.

Famous festivals: Kaveri Sankramana, Puttari, Kailpodhu.

  1. Kasol–

Finest of places in Uttarakhand, India

Kasol is the place where you can refresh your mind and relax your body, all thanks to the mesmerising natural surroundings and exquisite weather conditions. A small town surrounded by the Himalayan ranges, Kasol attracts tourists from all over the world.

How to reach: Bhuntar Domestic Airport is only 36kms away from here and if you come by rail then Pathankot is the nearest station.

Where to stay: You can find numerous hotels and holiday homes in this place to stay. Although, you will spend very less time at hotel while in Kasol.

Best time to visit: October to June is the perfect time to visit and spend at least a week.

Key attractions

A few attractions which you cannot afford to miss at Kasol are:-
Kheerganga peak
Malana village
Parvati river
Rasol pass
Manikaran Sahib gurudwara.

Things to do: Take a fresh breath in the natural wellness. You can engage in Bungee jumping, bike riding if you want to make your trip more adventurous and memorable.

Special foods: Egg Paratha, Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Thukpa, Apple Crumble Pie with Coffee, rice beer,

Famous festivals: Dance and music festival of northern India.

  1. Kutch

Rann Utsav in Kutch

Kutch or some would say "The White Desert" is situated in Gujarat. This seasonal salt marsh area is spread as far as your eyes can see. You can see how the vibrant blue sky mixes with the angelic white landscape. Kutch has something different flavour to offer to its travellers.

How to reach: It is very close to Bhuj Airport and the Bhuj Railway Station.

Where to stay: If you visit at the time of Rann of Kutch then staying within the tent might be as exciting as you can think under the beautiful sky. Various resorts are available for staying in here.

Best time to visit: November to February is the ideal time to visit here.

Key attractions

Prag Mahal
Kalo Dungar
Kutch Museum
Archaeological Museum are some of the most popular destinations to visit here.

Things to do: Roaming the museums, visiting the desert are some of the most popular activities.

Special foods: Kutch is unarguably one of the best places to visit in India. Try delicious veg food like Gujarati Thali, Bajri no rotlo, Puran Poli that is widely available here and keep your stomach healthy.

Famous festivals: Generally people prefer to visit here during the Kite Festival to witness some of the most amazing and extraordinary kites being flown all over the desert.

  1. Bir Billing–

Bir Billing- Paragliding city in India

There is a reason why Bir Billing is known as the "Paragliding Hub of India" and that is why the place hosted the first paragliding world cup. It is surrounded by bewitching verdant green valleys and mountain peaks.

How to reach: Kangra is the nearest airport and Pathankot is the most convenient railway station from here.

Where to stay: Pretty home stays and lodge are found around the area.

Best time to visit: Bir Billing has a beautiful climate but it is perfect from April to June. As the monsoon season approaches, most of the camping and paragliding agencies shut shop.

Key attractions

Baijnath Shiv Temple
Billing Valley
Chamunda Devi Temple are some of the top attractions that are present here.

Things to do: Paragliding is one of the most favourite amongst tourist.

  1. Assam–

Witness the Rhinos in Assam

Home of the "One-horned rhinos", Assam is also famous for its vast and captivating tea estates. This state has an impressive natural fauna that provides long and shining rivers throughout the state and also the amazing wildlife that is present in its sanctuaries.

How to reach: By rail you can step down at Guwahati Railway station or book a flight to Guwahati

Where to stay: There are plenty of popular budget friendly hotels in Assam to have a stay.

Best time to visit: October to April is the ideal time to visit in Assam.

Key attractions

Manas National park
Guwahati planetarium
Basistha temple
Kaziranga National park
Kamakhya Devi Temple
Haflong and
Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra are some of the best attractions here and all of them place Assam on the list of best places to travel in India.

Things to do: You can visit the Dibru Saikhowa National Park for an exotic ride on Elephant back through the forests. Do ride a cruise tour on the river Brahmaputra.

Special foods: Khaar, Duck meat curry, Maasor Tenga, Aloo Pitika, and Xaak aru bhaji some special foods you can taste.

Famous festivals: Majuli Festival, Elephant Festival, Magh Bihu, Bohag Bihu, Ambubachi Mela 2019, Assam Tea Festival, Ali Ai Ligang and Dehing Patkai Festival.

  1. Rishikesh

Rishikesh- Popular travel destination in India

World’s "Yoga Capital pi", Rishikesh has become a more prominent name in the list of famous tourist places in India. Numerous waterfalls which make it a great place to relax and calm your mind.

How to reach: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport and Haridwar Junction is only 21kms away.

Where to stay: You can accommodate yourself in the cheap holiday homes or you can also book several budget friendly hotels for a pleasing staying experience.

Best time to visit: Try to visit here from September to November and between February to June.

Key attractions

Ram jhoola
Laksman jhoola
Triveni ghat
Beatles Ashram
Trayambakeshwar temple

Things to do: Rishikesh is also a favourite destination especially among the youngsters for exciting sports including bungee jumping and white water rafting on the fierce Ganges.

Special foods: Aloo Poori, Masala Chai, Sweets

Famous festivals: Kanwar Mela is one of the most famous festivals here.

  1. Shimla–

Shimla- The capital city of Himachal Pradesh

If you ask anyone about the top hill-station in India, Shimla will surely be present there. One of the most visited and important travel places in India, Shimla is considered as "the Queen of Northern Hills" for the spectacular natural beauty and Exotic Mountain views. At night the entire town changes into one of the best nightlife destinations.

How to reach: The nearest airport is only 20 minutes away and you could also buy the tickets for the famous Toy train from Kalka.

Where to stay: You can find brilliant hotels to stay in Shimla with your family and loved ones.

Best time to visit: There is no better time to visit Shimla than March to June and if you want to experience snow, then December is the ideal time to visit here.

Key attractions

The top attractions are:-
Mall Road
Chadwick Falls and
Jakhu Temple etc.

Things to do: You can participate in Forest camping, trekking, nature camping, shopping, river rafting, paragliding, cycling and so on.

Special foods: Try out the simple yet delicious foods like Madra, Dhaam, Sidu, Mash Daal and Chha Gosht that is found here.

Famous festivals: Bharara fair, Bhoj fair, Rohru fair, Mahasu Jatar and so on.

  1. Jim Corbett national park–

Inside the must visit tourist place in India- Jim Corbett

If you love to stay amidst the enchanting jungles and wildlife, then Jim Corbett will surely give you the feels. One of the best and most renowned national parks in India, Jim Corbett brings you so much closer to nature.

How to reach: You will have to either get down at Ramnagar Railway station or the Pantnagar Airport, both of which are situated close to this National Park.

Where to stay: Book a jungle lodge offered by the government or any other private place to stay near the park at affordable rates.

Best time to visit: Easily of the best places in India, the best time to visit this place in November to February or you can even visit during the summer months.

Key attractions

Garjiya Devi Temple
Jim Corbett Museum
Corbett Falls and Corbett Tiger Reserve are the must-see attractions here.

Things to do: If you are a photography enthusiast then, you will not at all be disappointed to visit here.

Special foods: Don’t forget to taste the barbeque chicken here

  1. Manali–

A special tourist place in India especially for couples

Considered as an exotic honeymoon location in India, Manali surely is romantic throughout the year. All the seasons blend well with the surroundings and the exquisite weather makes sure you get swayed away by the beauty. Situated at the heart of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is easily one of the most talked about Indian tourist places.

How to reach: Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station or you can also avail a flight till Kullu-Manali airport.

Where to stay: Comfortable stays are in ample number in Manali where you can find yourself a accommodation easily.

Best time to visit: October to February and March to May are some of the best time to visit Manali.

Key attractions

Bhrigu Lake
Rohtang Pass
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple
Manu Temple are the must-see attractions here.

Things to do: You can also engage in adventurous sports like paragliding and snow skiing to make your journey to Manali even more memorable.

Special foods: Red Rice, River Trout, Masala Omelette and Kadhi Chawal are most celebrated foods here.

Famous festivals: Doongri Forest Festival, Spring Festival and Winter Carnival

  1. Udaipur–

Finest of Indian tourist places

Udaipur also known as the "City of Lakes" Udaipur is one of the must visit places in India. The natural flora and fauna around this place will impress you in the best way possible. The serenity around the lakes and the tranquillity that you can experience in this city will surely help take a break from daily life.

How to reach: You can either get down at the city's own domestic airport or at the Udaipur Railway station.

Where to stay: The city boasts of having a few of the most luxurious hotels in India, some of them are even situated on the banks of the lakes.

Best time to visit: September to March is the ideal time to visit here.

Key attractions

Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple
City Palace
Jag Mandir and the Gangaur Ghat are the best attractions.

Things to do: Indulge in various boating and trekking activities in and around the city.

Special foods: If you are in Udaipur, don't forget to try the Rajasthani cuisine.

Famous festivals: Mewar Festival, Teej and Shilpgram Utsav are most noteworthy festivals here.

  1. Auli–

Auli- Top placs to visit in India

If you want to experience how it feels to ski through the snow, Auli is the perfect place. One of the most beautiful places in India and the "Skiing Capital of India" Auli offers a true resplendent experience. The entire place remains covered in snow in the winter and you will be able to experience some astounding sunset.

How to reach: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport and Haridwar Junction is the closest railway station.

Where to stay: There are several skiing lodges and luxury resorts available in this area.

Best time to visit: You can visit here at any time of the year, but during the winters it is the best for skiers.

Key attractions

Kuari Pass Trek
Kalpeshwar and the Sri Hemkunt Sahib are the best attractions here.

Things to do: The 360-degree view of the Himalayas will surely keep you captivated until next time.

Special foods: Don't forget to miss out on the Garhwali and Kumaoni dishes which are famous here.

Famous festivals: Skiing festival in the winter is the biggest one here.

  1. Valley of Flowers–

travel to the Valley of flowers in Uttarakhand

One of the places in India which can keep you enthralled throughout your journey is the Valley of Flowers. An off-beat yet popular tourist destination in India, Valley of Flowers offers the best of Mother Nature you have ever seen. Make your way through the 300 flower species that grow here, you will be overwhelmed at the resplendent aroma that lingers in every corner of this place.

How to reach: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport and Haridwar Junction is the closest railway station.

Where to stay: There are several mountainside lodges and small hotels available here. You can also carry your own camp and stay there.

Best time to visit: July to September is the ideal time to see most of the flowers blooming in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Key attractions

The National Park
Hemkund Sahib
Nanda Devi National Park are the top attractions here at Valley of Flowers.

Things to do: Make sure to trek through the forest up till the peak.

  1. Jaisalmer–

Jaisalmer- Explore the desert at its best here

Rajasthan has some of the most exotic desert locations in the country and Jaisalmer tops that list. Once the land of royal families and Maharajas, this fun and must visit holiday destination in India, is famous for its forts and culture.

How to reach: Jodhpur Airport is the nearest hub for those who are travelling via flight and Jaisalmer Station is the city's own railway junction.

Where to stay: The place has ample number of hotels, resorts and homestays for comfortable stay.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this desert city is between October to February when the weather is pleasant.

Key attractions

Jaisalmer Fort
Gadisar Lake
Tanot Rai Mata mandir
Bada Bagh
Folklore Museum and the Sam Sand Dunes are few of the major attractions in Jaisalmer.

Things to do: The most attractive activities that you can choose to enjoy are dune bashing, camel ride and camping in the desert. All these activities provide you with more than enough memories to take back home.

Special foods: Don't forget to eat Daal Baati Churma when you visit this city.

Famous festivals: Desert Festival Jaisalmer, Camel Fair Bikaner, Brij Festival Bharatpur, Winter Festival in Mount Abu, etc.

  1. Jodhpur–

Jodhpur- beautiful city in India

The Blue City of Rajasthan, the majority of the houses are painted in blue in this city. October to February is the best time to visit the place and you will be stunned to see the culture and heritage oozing out from every corner of this city.

How to reach: Undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist places in India, Jodhpur has its own domestic airport and main railway station.

Where to stay: Starting form boutique vintage hotels to 5 tar accommodations to lodges, there is no dearth of accommodations here.

Best time to visit: October to March is the best time to arrive in this city.

Key attractions

Umaid Bhavan Palace
Jaswant Thada
Mehrangarh Fort & museum
Umaid Bhawan palace
Jaswant Thada
Mandore Garden are the most popular attractions that are present in this city.

Things to do: If you want some aesthetic Instagram images, then no other city can offer you with such resplendent beauty in every lane or by lane you enter. Explore the streets and lanes of this city and discover the historic markets and eateries for an indulging experience.

Special foods: Delectable Rajasthani cuisine is the main attraction

Famous festivals: Marwar festival is the biggest one here. Apart from that there are festivals like Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival and Nagpur Fair too.

  1. Varanasi–

Varanasi- A holy destination to visit in India

If you make a list of best places to travel in India, you simply cannot miss out on Varanasi. The Spiritual Capital of India, this is the oldest city in the country and also the holiest. No matter which lane you enter or street you drop in, you will come across a temple for sure.

How to reach: Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport is the city's domestic airport and the nearest railway station is the Varanasi Junction.

Where to stay: Varanasi has a lot of staying places starting form luxury hotels to guests house.

Best time to visit: October to February is a much better time to visit here than most of the year when it's hot and sultry.

Key attractions

Assi Ghat
Dashashwamedh Ghat
Manmandir Ghat
Sanket Mochan Hanuman temple
Sarnath museum
Shri Viswanath mandir are the top places to explore here.

Things to do: Don't forget to witness the even aarati that is conducted regularly in the evening at the Ganga ghats to pay homage to Ganga Maa.

Special foods: Don't forget to taste to exotic vegetarian recipes that you can find here and especially the Rabdi as dessert.

Famous festivals: Makar Sankranti, Dev Diwali, Annakut, Diwali and Mahashivratri are celebrated here with great pomp.

  1. Mumbai–

Mumbai- the fastest city in India

Possibly the most popular city in India, Mumbai is the Land of Dreams for many. A classic yet modern city that has an appealing nightlife, luxurious hotels, celebrity houses and romantic locations which makes it one of the best places to see in India before you turn 30.

How to reach: For flights, you have to get down at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and CST is the main railway station.

Where to stay: From cheap hotels to 7-star hotels, Mumbai is the city where every budget works.

Best time to visit: You can visit the city at any time of the year but try to avoid the summers and visit between November to February.

Key attractions

There are a lot of places to visit in Mumbai by visiting amazing places like
The Gateway of India
Siddhivinayak Temple
Mariana Drive
Elephanta Caves & island
Juhu beach
Haji Ali Dargah
Essel World
Bandra-Worli sea link
Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount and
The Jehangir Art Gallery etc.

Things to do: Visiting historical monument to unwinding on Juhu Chowpati to taking a trip to the movie studios and enjoying high profile nightlife, you can do anything you want when you are in Mumbai.

Special foods: Don't miss the Pav Bhaji and ice goal at Juhu Beach and hopping around the city's heritage cafés for some amazing local dishes.

Famous festivals: Ganesh Chaturthi, Elephanta Festival, Mumbai International Film Festival, Banganga Festival and Kala Ghoda Festival are some of the famous ones here.

  1. Meghalaya

A nature's paradise to visit in India with friends

Surely of the best places to visit in India with friends, Meghalaya is no less than a paradise. Also known as the Scotland of the East, Meghalaya has mighty mountains, unexplored caves, lush greenery and peaks covered with snow throughout the year.

How to reach: The nearest airport is at Guwahati and Mendipathar station is the closest railway hub. March to July is the best time to visit the place when you will be able to go for clear sightseeing.

Where to stay: In Shillong, there are several luxurious hotels but for other locations you can try homestays here for a different experience.

Best time to visit: October to June is the most ideal time to visit here.

Key attractions

Umiam Lake
Nohkalikai Falls
Elephant Falls
Spread Eagle Falls
Seven Sisters Falls
Laitlum canyon
Shillong View Point
Double Decker Living Root bridge
Mawlynnong, Asia’s cleanest village
Dawki lake
Tura are some of the attractions which offer an excellent visual experience that will last with you forever.

Things to do: Caving, white water rafting, rock climbing, and various other sports activities are also available here.

Special foods: Make sure to try the exquisitely prepared mountain and tribal dishes that have a special blend of flavours and taste that sets the mood right.

Famous festivals: Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem festival, Behdeinkhlam festival, Strawberry festival & Bacardi NH7 Weekender are the most popular ones amongst tourists.

  1. Sikkim–

Sikkim- famous holiday destination in India

Easily one of the best places to see mountains covering by the glaciers in India, Sikkim is the land of monasteries and monks. Sikkim has a mystical atmosphere surrounding itself which will keep you in awe throughout your entire trip. The captivating mountain, gorging valleys and exotic fauna that is available throughout its entirety, Sikkim is also one of the cleanest regions in the country.

How to reach: Bagdogra is the nearest domestic airport and the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is 134kms from here.

Where to stay: In the main cities of skim like Gangtok, Pelling you can find numerous top quality hotels for accommodation.

Best time to visit: March to June and September to December are the best time to visit this place.

Key attractions

Baba Mandir
Nathu La Pass
Hanuman Tok
Rumtek Monastery
Yumthang Valley
Gurudongmar Lake
Nathang Valley
Khecheopalri Lake and the Tsomgo Lake are some of the most beautiful and gorgeous attractions in Sikkim.

Things to do: Rafting in Teesta, paragliding in Gangtok, trek to Nathula pass, riding a yak are most fond activities apart from shopping and monastery visit.

Special foods: Make sure to try out the home-made momos, dumplings and other special items like phablet and wanton.

Famous festivals: Losoong Harvest Festival, Drupka Teshi, Saga Dawa Festival , Phang Lhabsol of the Mount Kanchendzonga and Festivals of Lights Tihaar.

  1. Dalhousie–

Dalhousie- The mountains are calling

If you are looking to visit a place as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city life, Dalhousie is the best option that you have. A small hamlet in the heart of the Himalayan ranges in Himachal Pradesh; Dalhousie offers a refreshing and breathtaking experience to everyone.

How to reach: The nearest airport and railway station is at Pathankot, which is 85kms away from this town.

Where to stay: There are several hostels and dormitories available in this region for you to accommodate easily.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit here is from March to June. There are verdant greenery and angelic weather conditions.

Key attractions

Panch Pulla
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Satdhara Falls
Dainkund Peak
Khajjiar Lake
Bhuri Singh museum are some of the major attractions that you need to visit when you are in Dalhousie.

Things to do: You can explore the old markets and street shops for excellent woollen items. You can also engage in adventurous sports like paragliding and horse riding.

Special foods: Try various Garhwali delicacies here.

Famous festivals: Halda and Lohri are the main festivals in this place.

  1. Hyderabad–

Hyderabad- Popular tourists places in India

No other city in the country can offer a better experience and insight into the culture and heritage of the Nizams. It is one of the top Indian tourist places that have a lot to offer to the visitors.

How to reach: The city has an international airport and a major railway junction within its boundaries.

Where to stay: Being a cosmopolitan city and capital this place has ample number of staying options that can suit any budget easily.

Best time to visit: September to March is the best time to visit this historic city where the Nizams ruled for more than 200 years.

Key attractions

Golconda Fort
Salar Jung museum
Hussain Sagar
Birla Mandir
Ramoji Film City
Snow World
Lumbini Park
NTR Gardens
Chowmahalla Palace are the most important attractions that you need to visit here.

Things to do: Reliving the rich history of Nizams to going to the water parks to visiting the famous Ramoji film city are some of the most common things that people can do here other than shopping.

Special foods: As you must have heard already from many, don't forget to taste the Hyderabadi Biryani and fallout kebab when you are in the city of Hyderabad or you will later regret.

Famous festivals: Id-ul-Fitr, Shab-e-Qadr, Id-ul-Zuha, Shab-e-Barat, Ugadi, Dussehra, Holi, Diwali and Navroz are most famous festivals in Hyderabd.

  1. Ooty–

Ooty- The famous hill station in Tamilnadu

Another hill-station on this list which is also one of the most popular honeymoon getaways, Ooty ensures you have a wonderful time at this small town.

How to reach: Both the international airport and railway junction are available in Coimbatore.

Where to stay: There are several hotels and tourist lodge for the visitors to accommodate themselves.

Best time to visit: his region is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in India and you must visit here during the months of March to June.

Key attractions

Ooty Botanical Garden
Rose Garden
Ooty Lake
Ride the toy train
Doddabetta Peak
Madumalai National Park are the famous attractions here.

Things to do: You will be impressed with the beauty of the Nilgiri Hills and the vast tea and coffee plantations that are seen very often in this area.

Special foods: Make sure to enjoy some authentic South Indian dishes.

Famous festivals: The Summer Festival, Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival, Tea and Tourism Festival are the most exciting festivals that tourists can take part.

Here are the top 30 best places to visit in India. Make sure to read through all of them and check which one impresses you the most. All these places need a visit at least once in a lifetime and then you will be able to understand why it is so difficult to choose only 30 places in India when there are more than 200. Contact your nearest tour operator to provide with India holiday packages and pack your bags for one of these places. Have a nice holiday!

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