Tourism in India

Tourism in India: India is bestowed with one of the pristine and ravishing natural landscape as varied as mighty Himalayas to deserts in Rajasthan, thick virgin forests which are home to Royal Bengal tiger to the River basins of mighty Ganges on the banks of which many holy places such as Varanasi, Haridwar,    Rishikesh are located, long coastal lines along the east and the west coast of India to backwaters of Allepy in Kerala.

India is also well known for its ancient temples and monuments with breath taking architecture built many centuries ago.  India is home to many such landmark temples and monuments such as Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Humayuns Tomb, Red Fort in Delhi and Agra, Forts of Jaisalmer in North of India to famous temples of South India such as Bhahubali at Shravanabelagola, Madurai temples, Hampi, Beluru, Halebedu and many such temples built by many kings like Cholas, Chalukayas and Krishna Devaraya.

Places of interest with adventure sports and lovely beaches 

There are many places of interest with adventurous sports which attract many tourists worldwide to India.  From mighty Himalayans to beautiful beaches of Goa and rough rivers India provides many such destinations for adventurous sports.  Following are some of the destinations:

1.       Skiing in Gulmarg, Manali, Narkanda

2.       River rafting in Rishikesh, River Indus in Ladakh, Teesta river in Sikkim, Darjeeling.

3.       Rock climbing Sar Pass in Himachal Pradesh, Savandurga in Karnataka

4.       Trekking at Kumara Parvatha in Karnataka, Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, Dzongri Trek in West Sikkim.

There are many famous beaches in India. Perfect places to enjoy the sun and water.  Some of the important beaches in India are Chowrad Beach, Somnath beach in Gujarat,  Alibhag beach, Divegar beach, Juhu beach in Maharastra Anjuna Beach, Baga beach, Colva beach in Goa, Allepey Beach, kovalam Beach in Kerala,  Marina beach, Elliots beach in Chennai

Places of interest for worship/ pilgrimage

India has places of worship/ pilgrimage catering to all religions.  India is a land of holy places and holy rivers. 

For Hindu religion there are many such famous destinations.  The char dham in North (Gangotri,Yamunotri, Kedarnath  and Badrinath) in Uttarakhand.  Some famous temples in Rameshwarm, Varanasi, Vaishno Devi temple, Balaji temple in Tirumala, Mantralayam, Ayodhya, Shirdi Sai Baba, Dwarka many more.  There are many religious congregations of people such as Kumbh Mela or Godavari Puskar or Krishna Pushkara etc.

For Islam religion some of the key places of worship are Ajmer, Nizamudin in Delhi, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal in Srinagar

For Skihs the key places of worship are Golden temple in Amritsar and Hemkund Sahib in Uttarakand.

For Jains the key religious place of worship is Shravana Belagola in Karnataka

Wildlife tourism in India 

For those who love wild life, India has plenty to offer.  India is the home for many world famous bird sanctuaries as well as national parks.  India is a home to many animals like apes, Asiatic lions, tigers, one horn Rhino, different varieties of Deer’s.   Some national parks are:

1.       Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

2.       Kaziranga National Park, Assam

3.       Bandipur National Park, Karnataka

4.       Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

5.       Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

6.       Gir National Park and Sasan Gir Sanctuary, Gujarat.

Famous forts and monuments

India is known for its astounding and stunning forts and temples. These were built during the pre British era. The forts and monuments built by Moghuls are mind blowing and are world famous even today. The famous temples built during chola’s and chalukya’s depict the intelligence and architecture during that period. Some major forts, monuments and temples are.......

Affiliate Disclosure:

If you make any purchase via a link on this site, I may receive a small commission with no added cost to you.

As an Amazon Associate I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. Other links on this site may lead to other companies that I am associated with