Travel to India is incomplete without visiting these 7 places

India is a huge country and a small world lyes itself in this country. It has got everything that a tourist looks for. From nature to wildlife, modernity to village, snow to desert, etc.

From my point of view and advise, one should visit every state of this country as there is so much to see in it. Every state has different point of interest, history and culture. But what about the tourists which come from abroad with limited period of time and wants to cover the best of India. The below listed 7 places is a must to visit for every Indian or a foreigner in order to complete your journey for India.

1. Kashmir

This is located in north of India and Kashmir has been termed as Paradise on earth and indeed it is. For several years Kashmir was closed for tourists due to civil war in the state. However, it has opened for tourists since 8-10 years.

Stay in Shikara (House Boat) – Though there are lots of hotels in Srinagar but it’s best advisable to stay in a house boat to enjoy the place. All houseboats are nicely maintained with all facilities. You can get a luxury houseboat as well.

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Important tourist spots: Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Srinagar, Pahalgam etc.

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2. Delhi
Delhi, the capital of India has a rich history and culture. Visitors are always awed by the amazing juxtaposition of modernity and rich Indian culture of Delhi. It has remnants of mosques, forts, gardens of Mughal era. And the best places where you will find the multicultural flavor of Delhi are the markets.

Delhi has a lot of historical and heritage sites because it was the capital of the mughals when they ruled India. You will find all political and historical places here as well.

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Important tourist spots: India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Gath etc.

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3. Agra
When we talk about Agra, our mind automatically wanders to The Taj Mahal. Indeed, this is one of the most beautiful man made structures in the world and all the people from all over the world come and visit this monument which is the symbol of Love.

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Important tourist spots: Apart from Taj Mahal, There is much more historical fort and tomb to visit in this city.

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4. Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is located in west side of India and it is a former medieval trading center in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City”. It is located in West of Rajasthan state. Some of the attractions are as follows.

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Important tourist spots: Desert Safari, Jaisalmer fort, patwaon ki haveli and maharaja palace etc.

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5. kerala
Kerala is termed as Gods own country and it is beautiful state located in south of India.

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Kerala’s famous backwaters are here. “India’s Venice”. You must take a houseboat here. Sitting in a boat viewing the backwaters is just amazing. People residing on both the sides and travelling from one side to another via boats is all you will get to see here and also the rice plantations. It is so relaxing and peaceful that you will re-connect with yourself.

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6. Varanasi
The spiritual capital of India, it is the holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. The city’s religious importance continued to grow in the 8th century, when Adi Shankara established the worship of Shiva as an official sect of Varanasi.

Varanasi has been a cultural center of North India for several thousand years, and is closely associated with the Ganges. Hindus believe that death in the city will bring salvation, making it a major center for pilgrimage.

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Important tourist spots: Ganges, Ramnagar Fort, Manikarnika Ghat etc.

7. Mumbai
The financial capital of India, the hub of modernization in India, the hustling and bustling metropolitan city of Mumbai has it all. From high rises to the biggest slum of Asia Mumbai has it all and it is the perfect mix of diverse cultures, living standards and ethnicities

A city where thousands of migrants pour in daily to try their chance at destiny, Approximately a whooping 20,000 people visit Mumbai on a daily basis and 20 percent of these people visit Mumbai with the soul intention of making it big in the Hindi film industry aka Bollywood.

Yes the city housing the biggest slum of Asia, also owns the biggest film studious and film city in India, and has almost all big celebrities and actors as its residence. Film city is where most of the action takes place, and almost all renowned television series of India are shot here.

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Important tourist spots: Gateway of India, marine drive, Juhu beach, Film city etc.

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Best Time to Visit : August to February

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