They say smile when you still have teeth, travel while you are still young, live like there is no tomorrow for whatever you explore today will last a lifetime. If this is your life’s motto, then India has got to be at the top of your bucket list. India is a country which is geographically rich with lush valleys, large deserts, beautiful beaches and diverse culture making trips to India memorable and a must-visit once in a lifetime.
What are you then waiting for? Its time to pack your bags and set on a journey of discovery and among the best destinations in India are listed as below;
Delhi - the Gem of India
Delhi is the capital of India and is very rich in history, culture, exotic delicacies and a shopper's paradise. The points of attractions for visitors to this bustling, vibrant city include its diverse arts and crafts industry, it’s many magnificent monuments, countless performing arts venues and excellent cuisine.
Some of the major attractions in this city are the red fort, Qutub Minar, the Lotus temple, India’s gate, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s tomb, national zoological park amongst others.
Goa - India's Party Hub
Goa is one of the best holiday destinations in India characterized by sparkling waters, white sand beaches and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Goa is the smallest state in the western coast of India crowded with local and foreign tourists, especially during the high season. It’s is famous for its world heritage architecture and the amazing old churches.
Goa is home to the Dudhsagar waterfalls and some famous beaches such as Calangute, Candolim, Arjuna, Baga, and Arambol on the north of Goa. The Agonda, Colva, Mobor and Majorda beaches are also found on the south.
Mumbai - the City That Never Sleeps
This city formerly known as Bombay is popularly known as the city that never sleeps. Mumbai is India’s financial powerhouse, fashion epicenter and a pulse point of religious tension. It has India’s most prolific film industry and some of Asia’s biggest slums. Mumbai is about its people, the spirit of enjoying the nightclubs and of course Bollywood.
The main attractions in Mumbai are Gateway of India, Haji Ali Dargah, Elephanta Caves & island, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel World, Kanheri Caves, Rajabai Clock Tower, Kamala Nehru Park, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Nehru Planetarium, Worli Fort and Marine Drive.
Kolkata - City of Charm and Creative Minds
Kolkata is famously known as the City of Joy and is India’s third-largest city. It is a very artistic, cultural and intellectual city. Kolkata's streets are vivid, hectic, chaotic yet brimming with life and creativity. The city has created a beautiful juxtaposition of the old colonial-era charm with the upcoming hipster culture that thrives amongst the city's millennial residents.
Kolkata’s harbors various attractions such as Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium, Kalighat Kali Temple, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Birla Planetarium, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Agra - the Land of Taj
Agra holds an important place in history as it is home to many architectural wonders from the Mughal era the famous one being the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is the epitome of love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World besides. For many tourists, India is synonymous to the Taj Mahal and has contributed greatly to Agra’s tourism.
Other attractions found in Agra are Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Jama Masjid, Guru ka Tal, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Moti Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, Dilli Gate, Great gate, Amar Singh Gate, Kaanch Mahal, and Sikandra.
Amritsar - the Blend of Culture, History and Food
Amritsar is a major commercial, spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion and is home to the Harmandir Sahib popularly known as the Golden Temple. The iconic city of Amritsar portrays the heroic character of Punjab. It has all the markings of a well-rounded tourist destination such as ancient legends, historical monuments, places of worship, old bazaars, theatre traditions, and colorful festivals.
The Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Partition Museum, and Central Sikh Museum are amongst other attractions found in this city.