India: 10 Best Places you NEED to Visit

India is a versatile South Asian country with rich history. It is a colorful country where people of various religions live, mainly popular for ranges of Himalayas, landscapes and colorful Indian culture but India has a lot to offer to the tourists. It almost has everything from religious places to the best hill stations as well as historic locations. Here is a list of the best Indian cities that you just can’t afford to miss! Have a look below!

1. Delhi

Delhi, the capital city of India, is an enchanted tourist location. Apart from a history that dates back several centuries, the city offers mesmerizing sites that have beautiful architectural base. These places are ideal spots for a jovial family picnic. Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb are some of the must visit attractions in Delhi.

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2. Mumbai

Mumbai is situated on India’s west coast and it is one of the main financial centers in India. Also, Mumbai is popular as the largest Indian city. Every year this city attracts huge number of visitors. Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Bandra-Worli Sea Link and Marine Drive are some interesting attractions in the city.

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3. Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a well-known city in the South India. Hyderabad is the capital  of Telangana state. This city is situated along the banks of the Musi river. The city is a very good destination for the tourists. There are some of the wonderful lakes, beautiful gardens, historic locations and various other attractive spots to visit. Also, the cuisine of this city is popular in India, so people even enjoy the some of the nice dishes in Hyderabad.

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4. Bhopal

Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh. It is known as City Of Lakes because Bhopal is hub of both natural and artificial lakes. Renowned 30000 years old rock paintings also attract large number of tourists from all over the world.

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5. Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is a big city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is located in the East of Andhra Pradesh. Beautiful beaches and carious wildlife sanctuaries attracts the tourists here greatly. There are different of the hill stations here which perfectly suites for the trekking purpose. Also, the awesome beaches are very best destination here where one really have great enjoyment.

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6. Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneshwar is the capital city of the Odisha state. The city is very well-developed both culturally and economically. Bhubaneshwar is also called as the temple city of India, as this city has most of the temples here. The temples built here are architecturally wonderful and has been built very nicely. The climate of the Bhubaneshwar city is very beautiful and comfortable.

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7. Agra

Agra is the land of Taj Mahal which is one of the seven wonders of the world. Taj Mahal showcases the best Mughal architectures in India. Indeed Agra is an important city to explore history and architectural structures. Agra Fort, Jama Mosque, Itmad Ud Daula, Soor Sarovar and Mariam’s Tomb are some of the most popular tourism attractions in Agra.

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8. Mathura and Vrindavan

Mathura and Vrindavan are two different cities in the state of Bihar. Vrindavan is situated near Mathura so tourists should cover both these places together and both are important sacred places for Hindus. The holy city Mathura is believed to be the birthplace of Krishna so it is referred to as “Krishnabhoomi”.

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9. Jaipur

Being the largest city of Indian state of Rajasthan, Jaipur city was formed in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh 2. The city was formed following the vastu shastra. Jaipur is a popular tourist destination and serve as a doorway to visit the other cities such as Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer etc. Houses and avenues were painted pink and that is why the city is widely known as the “Pink city of India”.

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10. Kolkata

Kolkata- the capital of India’s West Bengal state is one of the best cities to visit. The tourist should definitely visit this place to have a glance of colonial architecture, art galleries as well as cultural festivals. There are some amazing points of interests in Kolkata, such as Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial Hall, Fort William and Rabindra Sarovar  etc.

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It is impossible to list out all of the tourist’s favorites cities in single post because every Indian state is unique and has very unique climate, traditions, food and culture but we have tried to list out the best of best places in this post. Hope you liked it!

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