Tourism is one of the important factors of economic growth. India is a unique country to visit in terms of culturally and geographically. It is a land of different diversity. According to World Travel and Tourism, in India, 16.91 lakh crore rupees (US$240 billion) were generated through tourism which was 9.2% of GDP in 2018. And it is predicted that this sector would grow at an annual rate of 6.9% to 32.05 lakh crore rupees (US$450 billion) by 2028 (9.9% of GDP). The most popular state for tourism in 2014 was Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu. In 2015, Jaipur, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi were the top five most visited cities in India. In worldwide, Delhi is ranked 28th, Mumbai 30th, Chennai 43rd, Agra 45th, Jaipur 52nd, and Kolkata 90th by the number of foreign tourist arrivals. Travelers wait and come from across the world to visit the beauty of these places. India has countless beautiful places to visit. But still, we have made a list of top 5 beautiful places in India which you can surely visit, and spend and enjoy your vacation.
If you are planning to visit India, and you are getting confused about which places are good to visit. So you are in the right place, this article helps you to solve your confusion. There are many places to visit but the top 5 beautiful places are listed below:
Top 5 Most Beautiful Places In India
1. Leh, Ladakh
Leh is the most beautiful country in the country. It is located in Ladakh. This place is the most surreal. Ladakh is also known as High Passes. It comes under the most beautiful road trip in India. Pangong Lake is famous there, this lake is also known as Pangong Tso and Hollow Lake. It is about 154km from Leh, Ladakh. The cool blue lakes and the nature of Ladakh surely get mesmerized by its beauty. Many movies have been shot there, such as, “3 idiots” (Hindi), “The Fall” (English), “Taur Mittran Di” (Punjabi), “Aagadu” (Telugu), “Waqt: The Race Against Time” (Hindi).
2. Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, and it is one of the most beautiful tourist places in India. Jaipur is known as “Pink City” due to its pink wall. Maharaja Ram Singh painted the entire city pink for the visit of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria in 1876. The pink color represents hospitality. There are many places to visit, such as the Hawa Mahal – known for the Palace of the Winds, Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, and Albert Museum. Jaisalmer is a beautiful desert in Rajasthan, popular for tourist destinations in India. It is also known as Golden City, as it is surrounded by the “Thar Desert”.
3. Taj Mahal
India’s most beautiful iconic piece of art is the “Taj Mahal”. It is located on the bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan builds this masterpiece in the 1600s as a monument of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Seven Wonders of the World. You can see its amazing view at Sunrise, Sunset, and Full night. It attracts millions of visitors every year.
Kerala is located in the southern state of India. It is famous for its Ayurveda centers and natural treatment for a neurological disorder, heart, skin, and digestive disorder. It is very famous for Yoga, Meditation, and ayurvedic treatments are the attraction of many tourists. There are many interesting tourist places in Kerala, such as Alappuzha (Alleppey) and Kovalam beaches. Athirappally waterfall, Munnar and Vagamon hills, Kuttanad and Kumarakom backwaters, Thommankoothu and Thusharagiri. Famous for its pilgrim centers, such as Sree Padmanabha Temple, Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple, and Sabarimala Temple. The Tata Tea Museum is famous for tea-lovers.
5. Shimla and Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is a beautiful hill station surrounded by mountains and dense forests. Scottish baronial mansion and “The Kalka-Shimla railway” is one of the main attractions. Shimla is also known as “Queen of Hill Station” and “Summer Refuge”. Earlier Shimla was the capital of Punjab, later it became the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Manali is a part of the Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh and 250km away from Shimla. It is situated on the bank of the river Vyas. Manali is the first choice of every tourist for paragliding, trekking, rafting, and hiking. This hill station is famous for its beautiful hills and lush green forest.