Best Places to Visit in India

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If you are planning a holiday to India, here is the list of best tourist places encompassing centuries-old World Heritage Sites, wildlife sanctuaries and beaches, natural landscapes, cultural festivals and event venues, marketplaces, and beyond.

1. Best place to visit in India – Delhi

Whether it’s a discourse on the best places to visit in India or beautiful places in India, Delhi is bound to be there. Delhi, India’s throbbing capital, is not just an epicenter of administration but a cradle of diverse empires, cultures, arts, and cuisines.

Top attractions include.

  1. Akshardham Temple
  2. Red Fort
  3. Qutub Minar
  4. India Gate
  5. Raj Ghat
  6. Humayun’s Tomb
  7. Parliament House
  8. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
  9. Tughlaqabad
  10. Bahai Lotus Temple

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2. Best place to visit in India – Agra

A visit to India sounds incomplete without visiting Agra. Agra is an inalienable part of India’s golden triangle, the popular tourist circuit with the other two cities being Delhi and Jaipur. Taj Mahal in Agra was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. It was also a winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.

Distance between Delhi and Agra

By road: 131 miles/211 km (Approx. travel time: 03 hours 9 minutes)
By flight: 114 miles/184 km (Approx. 44 minutes)
Departure Airport: Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport
Arrival Airport: Agra Airport (AGR)

Top attractions include

  1. Taj Mahal
  2. Agra Fort
  3. Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb
  4. Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra

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3. Best place to visit in India – Jaipur

Nicknamed the Pink City, Jaipur was founded in AD 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthan jewelry, fabric, and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are a treasure-trove for the shoppers.

Distance between Delhi and Jaipur

By road: 164 miles/264 km (Approx. travel time: 04 hours 44 minutes)
By flight: 150miles/242 km (Approx. flight time: 48 minutes)
Departure Airport: Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport
Arrival airport: Jaipur Intl. Airport (JAI)

Top attractions include

  1. Hawa Mahal
  2. City Palace Jaipur
  3. Abhaneri
  4. Albert Hall
  5. Amber Fort
  6. Arabic Persian Research Institute
  7. Jaigarh Fort
  8. Jantar Mantar
  9. Kanak Brindavan
  10. Mandawa

4. Best place to visit in India – Alwar

Surrounded by the Aravali hills, Alwar is one of the most beautiful places in India, preferably, known for its rich culture and heritage. Alwar has retained its majestic fort, beautiful City Palace, and colorful markets. Alwar has been one of the oldest Rajasthani Kingdoms and one of the first Rajput states to align itself with the British Empire. Once there, do not miss to savor the famous ‘Alwar-ka-mawa’.

Distance between Delhi and Alwar

By road: 105 miles/169 km (Approx. travel time: 02 hours 17 minutes)
By flight: 86 miles/138 km
Departure Airport: Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport
Arrival airport: Jaipur Intl. Airport (JAI)

Top attractions include

  1. Bairat Monastery
  2. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Bala Quila
  4. Bhangarh Fort
  5. Kesroli

5. Best place to visit in India – Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra is a place of great historical and religious importance, revered all over the country for its sacred association with the Vedas and Vedic culture. According to the holy Bhagwad-Gita, the battle of Mahabharata was fought here and Lord Krishna preached his philosophy of ‘Karma’ to Arjuna at Jyotisar.

Distance between Kurukshetra and Delhi

By road: 100.5 miles/162 km (Approx. travel time: 02 hours 17 minutes)
By flight: No flight route available

Top attractions include

  1. Bairat Monastery
  2. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Bala Quila
  4. Bhangarh Fort
  5. Kesroli

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6. Best place to visit in India – Hissar

Hissar is a city of forts (In Arabic, Hissar means fort). It was founded by a Muslim ruler Firozshah Tughlaq in 1354 A.D. The city, which we know today as ‘Hisar’, was originally called ‘Hisar Firoza (also Hisar-e-Firoza) or in other words, the ‘Fort of Firoz’. But as the days rolled by, the very word ‘Firoza’ was dropped from its original name.

Distance between Hissar and Delhi

By road: 106 miles/171 km (Approx. travel time: 02 hours 01 minute)
By flight: No flight route available

Top attractions include

  1. Ancient Site Of Agroha
  2. Ancient Site Of Rakhigarhi
  3. Feroz Shah’s Palace And Tahakha
  4. Lat Ki Masjid

7. Best place to visit in India – Mathura

An hour’s drive from Agra takes you to Mathura. The destination sits on the banks of the river Yamuna. Mathura is a quaint small town on the western bank of the Yamuna River and is a sacred place for the Hindus. The place is associated with the birth of Lord Krishna.

Ground distance between Mathura and Delhi: 101 miles/163 km (Approx. travel time: 02 hours 34 minutes)

Top attractions include

  1. Barsana
  2. Dwarkadheesh Temple
  3. Gokul
  4. Govardhan
  5. Iskcon Temple
  6. Prem Mandir
  7. Radha Raman Temple
  8. Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple
  9. Shri Rangji Temple
  10. Vishram Ghat
  11. Vrindavan

8. Best place to visit in India – Amritsar

Amritsar (literally a Pool of Nectar) has borrowed its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy pool that surrounds the magnificent Golden Temple. Guru Ramdas, the fourth Guru of the Sikh faith, founded Amritsar in 1579. He constructed a pool on land gifted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and called it Amritsar. One of the most pristine cities with Guru-vaani humming from the Gurudwaras, Amritsar is renowned the world over for the Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara – the holiest Gurdwara.

Distance between Amritsar and Delhi

By road: 283 miles/455 km (Approx. travel time: 07 hours 27 minutes)
By flight: 247 miles/398 km (Approx. travel time: 01 hour)
Departure Airport: Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport
Arrival airport: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ)

Top attractions include

  1. Baba Atal Rai Tower
  2. Durgiana Temple
  3. Golden Temple
  4. Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib
  5. Harike Wetland And Bird Sanctuary
  6. Jallianwala Bagh
  7. Ram Tirath
  8. Serai Amanath Khan
  9. The Akal Takht
  10. Wagah Border

9. Best place to visit in India – Dalhousie

Nestled in the beautiful snow-capped mountains in the district of Chamba at an elevation of 1854 mts, Dalhousie is one of the most beautiful places in India. Victorian-style mansions, Scottish architecture, and other charming colonial buildings will make you feel like England. Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this quaint town has bright green pastures of land, and the evergreen beauty of mountains draped in snow and tranquility.

Distance between Dalhousie and Delhi

By road: 359 miles/578 km (Approx. travel time: 07 hours 46 minutes)
By flight: 276 miles/444 km (Approx. travel time: 1 hour 03 minutes)
Departure Airport: Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport
Arrival airport: Gaggal Airport (DHM)

Top attractions include

  1. Bakrota Hills
  2. Daikund
  3. Panjpulla
  4. Kalatope
  5. St. Patrick’S Church
  6. Bakrota Hills And Around
  7. St. Andrew’s church
  8. St. Francis’ Church
  9. St. Jonh’S Church

10. Best place to visit in India – Kangra

Situated at the convergence of the Bener and Majhi streams, Kangra is the town of temples and one of the best places to visit in India. The shrine dedicated to the goddess Brajreshwari is the most popular place. Kangra is steeped in history and the ruins of its fort, Nagarkot, stand testimony to its glorious history.

Distance between Kangra and Delhi

By road: 287 miles/462 km (Approx. travel time: 08 hours 3 minutes)
By flight: 242 miles/390 km (Approx. travel time: 59 minutes)
Departure Airport: Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport
Arrival airport: Gaggal Airport (DHM)

Top attractions include

  1. Bajreshwari Temple
  2. Kangra Fort
  3. Masrur Temple
  4. Bir Billing

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