Are you planning a visit in India? Here are 10 destinations that you can’t miss out!
10. Mahabodhi Temple
The first entry on this list is considered by many to be the world’s holiest Buddhist site. The Mahabodhi Temple is built next to the very spot that the Buddha attained Supreme Enlightenment, and is popular tourist attraction for anyone interested in the Buddhist religion.
9. Khajuraho Temples
The ancient temples in Khajuraho display some of the finest temple art in the world. Of the original 85 temples, only about 20 remain, and they belong to both the Hindu and Jain religions. The carvings and sculptures often depict erotic art, which makes for a fascinating view into Indian history.
8. Kanha National Park
The Kanha National Park offers some of the most beautiful experiences of Indian untouched natural resources. This wildlife reserve shows off lush bamboo forests, deep ravines, and the best opportunity to see a tiger in India.
7. Virupaksha Temple
Another temple appears on the list, and this one is the most impressive of them all. In what started out as a small shrine, the Virupaksha Temple grew into a massive temple which still functions as a Hindu temple to this day.
6. The Red Fort
Considered to be Delhi’s most iconic monument, the Red Fort is an awe inspiring fort that was constructed with stunning red sandstone. It covers over two square kilometers of land, all of which is surrounded by a large moat.
5. Ellora Caves
The Ellora Caves is a religious treasure trove, consisting of monasteries, chapels, and temples from multiple different faiths. Of the over 100 caves, there are 34 that are accessible to the public.
4. The Gateway of India
One of the more recent landmarks on this list, the Gateway of India was constructed in 1924 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. Standing over 26 meters tall, it looks over the Arabian Sea, and is a stunning backdrop to Mumbai that is a must-see.
3. The Golden City
Dubbed “The Golden City”, Jaisalmer is named after the yellow sandstone used in the construction of most of its buildings. The city is surrounded by desert, which makes its unique palaces, temples, and other beautiful structures even more striking.
The holy city of Varanasi is a place of pilgrimage for many Hindus. One of the oldest cities in the world that is still inhabited, viewing the pilgrims going to the River Ganges to wash their sins away in the water is just one of the amazing experiences of this city.
1. Taj Mahal
As India’s most famous building, the Taj Mahal is the most visited tourist attraction in the country, and there is good reason for that. The beautiful building is a masterpiece of Islamic design, and is a huge mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife.