Best India tourist places for holidays, best family holiday places in India

Below is a list of top holiday places in India in alphabetical order. Clicking on any name on the list below will take you down to a short description and a link is provided to take you directly to the dedicated page for that tourist spot in India which can be some of the best family holiday places in india:

Agra best tourist places

Agra is the most visited tourist place in India and the star attraction of Agra is the Taj Mahal. Tourist places in Agra other than Taj Mahal are the Agra Red Fort and Fathepur Sikri. The Taj Mahal has been declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is also a UNESCO declared World Heritage site. Two more world heritage sites are there in Agra, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. A trip to India is not complete without a visit to Agra and seeing these wonders. The easiest way is for an Agra visit from Delhi, which can be a one day trip from Delhi to Agra or you can choose a leisurely week tour of Agra and Rajasthan on one of the luxury tourist trains like the Maharaja Express, Palace on Wheels or the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels .... More from our dedicated website page on Agra

Bangalore what to see and things to do

Bangalore has been officially renamed to Bengaloru or Bengalooru, its original name in the Kannada language. Official name change or not, Bangalore is still known as ‘Bangalore’ the world over – how can they change the famous phrase in America, “your job has been Bangaloored!!” coined when American software engineers were losing jobs to India because of outsourcing. Bangalore, the world famous as the software capital of the world, is also a tourist spot. Bangalore itself may not have many historical sites, but there are many important historical places near Bangalore- like Mysore, with Tippu Sultan's Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, etc. and the World Heritage site of Hampi Vijayanagara ruins. There is special tourist train called the 'The Golden Chariot' luxury train which starts from Bangalore for a weeklong tour, which goes all the way to Goa and brings you back to Bangalore and on the way lets you visit the most important tourist attractions of the region ..... More from our dedicated webpage on Bangalore

India map with best tourist places

We have an official map of India showing all the 28 States and the 7 Union Territories of India and using this map of India as guide to point out the most important tourist spots in India .......More from our website page with an India map with best tourist places.

Kolkata (Calcutta) places to see

Kolkata, or Calcutta as it used to be known earlier, is situated on the Eastern part of the country and is the capital of the state West Bengal. It is fondly called ‘The City of Joy’ and is the work place of Mother Teresa, the Saintly Nobel Peace Prize Winner. There are plenty of historical places in Kolkata. Calcutta was the Capital of British India till early 1900s. The British Empire in India took its foothold in Calcutta. The main attractions of Calcutta are its museums and parks ..... More from our dedicated web page on Calcutta

Chennai (Madras) best places to visit

Chennai, which was known as Madras before, is the capital of Tamil Nadu on the east coast of South India. Chennai city boasts of some lovely beaches and exotic south Indian food like piping hot idlis, crispy dosas, tangy tomato chutneys and spicy sambar. Some of the tourist attractions of Chennai are Marina Beach, Basilica of St. Thomas, Kapaleeshwar temple, Dakshinchitra and Fort St George. Tourist spots near Madras or Chennai are Mahabalipuram, Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Kanchipuram Silk City, Vailankanni Christian pilgrimage center. Chennai is the starting point of tours to Andaman and Nicobar Islands ..... More from our dedicated web page on Chennai / Madras

Cool Places in India for summer vacations holidays

The best places to cool off in India are in the 'Hill Stations' which were developed by the English colonists while they ruled India. They used to move to these Hill Stations when summer started in India and used to live there till the Indian Summer months finished. These hill stations of India are located high in the mountain ranges of India, like Darjeeling on the foothills of the Himalayas, Ooty, Kodaikanal and Munnar on the Western Ghats in South India. Most of these Hill Stations developed by the British in India were near big lakes high in the mountains were they used to have boating and recreational fishing facilities. The British made sure that these Hill Stations were well connected by roads and mountain railways. Now these same Hill Staions in India are the most popular tourist centers for summer vacation holidays ..... More from our dedicated web page

Delhi famous places to visit

Delhi is the capital of India and has some of the most interesting historical monuments in India like the Delhi Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Akshardham Temple, Qutub Minar, Connaught Place - Rajiv Chowk, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Lodhi Gardens, Lotus Temple and the Museums & Galleries of Delhi like the National Rail Museum. Delhi is one of the most visited tourist places in India and the gateway to Agra. Many tourists land in Delhi as the starting point of their holiday tours in India, especially on the luxury Train Tours from Delhi on the The Maharaja Express, The Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels ..... More from our dedicated web page on Delhi

Delhi sightseeing using Metro trains

Delhi Metro is the most convenient way to travel around in Delhi. It is so much better than travelling by road trying to get through the crowded streets and traffic jams. Fortunately for the tourist in Delhi, the Delhi Metro goes near most of the popular tourist spots in Delhi and also to the famous Delhi shopping areas. The Delhi Metro is fully air-conditioned and with fairly comfortable seats. There are six routes for the Delhi Metro - Red Line, Yellow Line, Blue Line, Green Line, Violet Line and the Delhi Airport Metro Express. The Delhi Metro operates from 6AM till 11PM ..... More from our dedicated web page on Delhi Metro Tours

Goa, where to go what to do

Goa is a tropical paradise and is world famous for its beaches. Popular beaches in Goa are Baga, Calangute, Colva and Anjuna. 'The Golden Chariot' Luxury Tourist Train starts from Goa or Bangalore and is a great way to see the important tourist spots of Goa, Mysore, Ruins of the Hampi Vijayanagra Empire and Bangalore ..... More from our dedicated page on Goa

Hyderabad famous for biryani

Hyderabad is the state capital of Andhra Pradesh. Secunderbad, which is a part of Hyderabad, is called its twin city. Hyderabad is known as the City of Pearls and the City of Nizams. Recently, it has emerged as a modern hub of Information Technology and was the home town of the infamous Satyam Computers software Company. Hyderabad also has the world's largest film studio, the 'Ramoji Film City'. Hyderabadi Biryani is a world famous dish of the region and people are known to travel to Hyderabad just to feast on this dish. Tourist attractions include Charminar, Golconda Fort, Salarjung Museum, Mecca Masjid, Nagarjuna Sagar (world's largest masonry dam on the Krishna river) and Tirupathi world famous for its pilgrims shaving their head there as an offering to their Gods ..... More from our dedicated page on Hyderabad

Kerala 'Paradise on earth' says National Geographic Magazine

Kerala located in the South-Western tip of India, attracts thousands of tourists every year. Kerala is considered the most scenic, non-polluted tourist spots not only in India but in the world. National Geographic Magazine named it as ‘one of the ten Paradises on the Earth’, and ‘one of the 50 must visit places on earth’. Kerala is a very clean place and the people of Kerala are very friendly and educated. The people of this state have a passion for cleanliness and do not intrude on foreigners, in such a way as to make them feel that they are the centre of attraction. If help is asked, they go out of their way to be of help. Kerala is famous for its backwaters and houseboats, on which you can take day long cruises or even stay on-board for days together in the most relaxing environment of the Kerala Backwaters. Some of the best places to visit in Kerala are Munnar, Thekkady, Alappuzha or Alleppey ..... More from our dedicated page on Kerala

Mumbai most visited places

Mumbai (Bombay) is the capital of Maharashtra State. With a population of about 14 million it is the second-most-populous city in the world. Mumbai or Bombay is made up of seven islands: Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman's Island (also known as Little Colaba). It is believed that the origin of the word ‘Bombay’ could have been a combination of the Portuguese word ‘Bom’ which means ‘Good’ and the English word ‘Bay’. In 1996 however the name ‘Bombay’ was officially changed to ‘Mumbai’. Places in Mumbai to visit are the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, the Nehru Planetarium, Haji Ali Mosque, the ISKCON temples. Two UNESCO world heritage sites in Mumbai are the 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus' - CST, formerly known as Victoria Terminus Railway Station and the Elephanta Caves about 10 Kilometers (6 miles) by boat. Also not to be missed in Bombay or Mumbai is the Bollywood Film City, the heart of the Indian film industry which produces more films every year than Hollywood ..... More from our dedicated page on Mumbai or Bombay

North East India Tourist Spots

In the Eastern Region of India are the States of Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. The islands of Andaman and Nicobar are also included. Please visit our dedicated page on the best places to visit and holiday in the eastern part of India ..... More from our dedicated page on tourist spots and holiday places in North East India

North Indian Tourist Spots

North India consists of the States Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttaranchil (Uttarakhand), Rajasthan, Utter Pradesh and the Union Territory of Delhi. In the Northern Region tourism is mainly centered around Delhi, the State of Rajasthan and the city of Agra. This tourism route is popularly referred to as the Golden Triangle. More from our dedicated page on the best places to visit in North India ..... More from our dedicated page on holiday places in North India

Famous Rajasthan forts and palaces

Rajasthan is known as the desert State of India with the Thar Desert in the State. Jaipur, known as the Pink City, is the capital of State. The Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan like Chittorgarh Fort and the Lake Palace in Rajasthan are all famous tourist spots. The cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Amber all bear witness to the splendor and extravagance of the old Maharajahs that once ruled Rajasthan. One of the oldest civilizations on earth, the Indus Valley Civilisation archaeological ruins of Kalibanga is in Rajasthan. Mount Abu is a city in the Aravalli Mountain Range of Rajasthan which is famous for the Jain temples of Dilwara. Other notable places of interest in Rajasthan are the world famous bird sanctuary at the Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur, a World Heritage Site and the Sariska Tiger Reserves in Alwar and Ranthambore ..... More from our dedicated page on visiting Rajasthan

South Indian Tourist Spots

The States of South India are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territories of Puducherry (Pondicherry), and the outlying Islands of Lakshadweep. Please visit our dedicated page explaining about all the important tourist places in South India ..... More from our dedicated page on the best places to visit in South India

Taj Mahal in Agra

The Taj Mahal in Agra being the most visited tourist spot in India has a dedicated page all to itself. Details like how and why it was built, etc. are given on our dedicated page on the Taj Mahal ..... More from our dedicated page on why visit Taj Mahal

Tourist Spots in India - Region wise

We have an official map of India showing all the 28 States and the 7 Union Territories of India and have a dedicated page to explain about all the Tour options in India. Please visit our dedicated page explaining about the best options for a holiday in India ..... More from our dedicated page on the best places in India for a vaction holiday

West of India Tourist Spots

The States in the Western Region of India are Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories of Damn and Diu. We have a dedicated page about all the important holiday spots in the western part of India ..... More from our dedicated page on tourist spots on the western coast of India

World Heritage Sites in India

India has a total of 27 declared World Heritage Sites, 22 are in the list of cultural sites and 5 in the list of natural sites. More details from our dedicated page on World Heritage Sites in India ..... More from our dedicated page with details of the World Heritage Sites in India

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