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Must Visit Tourist Places in India

India is a thriving country with striking contrasts where the old and new worlds merge. India is the world's seventh-largest country by area and second-largest by people. It has a rich history that is the result of centuries of influence from a variety of civilizations and beliefs. Visiting religious sites and having spiritual experiences, admiring the sun-kissed beaches, abundant wildlife sanctuaries, and fascinating monuments are just a few of the many tourist attractions in India. Tourists who visit our unique country discover a plethora of spiritual, cultural, and historical treasures, allowing them to create beautiful, personal photo albums and lasting memories. We give you a peek in tourist Places that India is known for both domestically and internationally and are definitely worth visiting.

Glittering Dal Lake - Srinagar

Dal is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The ‘Lake of Flowers’ is also known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir’ and is the second largest metropolitan lake in the state capital. It serves as a major draw for the tourists from all across the country and the world because of its natural beauty. Dal Lake's ethereal appeal and beautiful surroundings makes it one of the top most tourist places in Kashmir. Boating in the Lake offers visitors a stunning and enchanting view of the jagged peaks and the romantic environment. There are several other tourist attractions to visit in Srinagar besides Dal Lake like Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, Sonamarg, Shankaracharya Hill, Nishat Garden, Nigeen Lake, Yousmarg. Flights to Srinagar from all major cities are available like Delhi to Srinagar, Mumbai to Srinagar, and Chandigarh to Srinagar.

Srinagar is a favourite with tourists for its natural surroundings, landscapes, waterways, and houseboats Traditional Kashmiri handicrafts such as Kashmir shawls and dried fruits are also quite popular. Being one of the most beautiful tourist places of Kashmir, which is famously referred to as "Paradise on Earth."  Srinagar looks like it popped out directly from a postcard. The glittering lakes, luscious fruit groves, grassy meadows, pine and deodar woods, all enveloped by Himalayan and Pir-Panjal chain of mountains makes it a visual delight for the tourists.  Many sites in the lovely Kashmir Valley are suitable for nature enthusiasts, family vacations, honeymooners, and even a group of friends. It offers adventure activities such as trekking, skiing, and river rafting, as well as recreational activities such as fishing and angling, and even spa and wellness. Shopaholics and foodies will have a field day in Srinagar, which offers a plethora of possibilities. Attractive tourist spots to visit in Srinagar are Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, Nishat Bagh, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Nigeen Lake, Chashme Shahi, Shankaracharya Hill, Yousmarg.

Best Time to Visit: Between March to May and May to August

How to Reach Srinagar 

Sheikh ul Alam International Airport in Srinagar has regular flights from Delhi to Srinagar, Mumbai to Srinagar, Bengaluru to Srinagar, Leh to Srinagar, and Chennai to Srinagar.

Historic Red Fort – Delhi

Red Fort is a mediaeval fort in Old Delhi that functioned as the Mughal Emperors' principal palace. Built by Shah Jahan in 1648 as the centre of Mughal sovereignty, the majestic crescent-shaped Red Fort derives its name from the gorgeous red sandstone used in its construction. It occupies a massive area of more than two square kilometres, all encircled by a wide moat. The fort's two largest gates are the majestic Lahore Gate (main entry gate) and the ornately built Delhi Gate, which was originally utilised by the emperor for formal parades. It draws large amounts of tourists from all over the world. An interesting part about visiting Red Fort is exploring Chatta Chowk, a 17th-century covered market that offers everything from jewellery to silk clothes, souvenirs and culinary items. Guided tours are also available for the tourists providing an intriguing glimpse into the lifestyle of Shah Jahan, including a  peek into the awe inspiring white marble Hall of Public Audiences (Diwan-i-Am) where he greeted his citizens. While visiting you should not miss the spectacular sound and light show that is conducted every evening to depict significant events in the fort's history. Direct flights to Agra are available from all major cities like Delhi to Agra, Mumbai to Agra, Kolkata to Agra,

Delhi is India's capital and is considered as the lifeline of the country. The city is well-known for its rich cultural and historical legacy and is home to numerous well-known historical sites. A blend of religious plurality, as well as the cultural influences of the Mughals, ancient Indians, and the British, can all be seen in the city. Despite being a crowded and busy city, it is full of greenery and lush environments. The significance of the capital continues to grow with the passage of time. Places like India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Humanyu’s Tomb, Lodhi Gardens are some of the other top tourist sites to be seen in Delhi.

Best Time to Visit: September to December

How to Reach Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport is based in New Delhi. Tourists can use taxis, and local buses to reach the fort. Metro trains also run in the city and the nearest metro station to the fort is Chandni Chowk from where Red Fort is only 1.5km away. Cheap Flights are available to Delhi like Calcutta to Delhi, Mumbai to Delhi, Bangalore to Delhi, and Hyderabad to Delhi.

The Love Monument Taj Mahal - Agra

Probably, India's most iconic structure, is also the world's most renowned testament to the manifestation of love and proudly stands as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The construction of the most exquisite of mausoleums, named after Mumtaz Mahal, Emperor Shah Jahan's beloved wife, started after her death in 1631 and 20,000 artisans worked to finish this masterpiece after 17 long years in 1648. Beautiful white marble was used to make most of this edifice carved with intricate Islamic design, such as arches, minarets, an onion-shaped dome, and black calligraphy inlaid around the entry. The delicately engraved floral designs together with the use of dazzling stones and crystals like jade, lapis lazuli, diamonds, emeralds etc. made the monument into an unparalleled work of art.  Even Shah Jahan's remains were interred next to the Tomb of Mumtaz to eternalise the love between them. To witness the Taj Mahal in the prime of its beauty, tourists should visit it at the time of dawn or dusk when the altered lighting dramatically changes the mood of the place. Many flights serve the city. Delhi to Agra, Chennai to Agra, Chandigarh to Agra are just a few of them.

Located on western Yamuna’s banks, Agra stands at a distance of 200 kms from New Delhi. Originally Mughal Empire's capital, Agra is a city that offers a glimpse into a bygone age. Agra has a long and illustrious history, which is evident in its various monuments and lovely gardens.  Other interesting tourist places to visit are Agra Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Sikandra Fort.

Best Time to Visit: Between October to March

How to Reach Agra

Nearest Airport is Agra airport that stands only 13km from the monument. Delhi to Agra, Mumbai to Agra, Chandigarh to Agra flights are available at cheap rates. You can take a cab from the airport to reach Taj Mahal.

The Iconic Golden Fort - Jaisalmer

The fort of Jaisalmer is the hub of imperial heritage and one of the few surviving forts as the fort still houses roughly one-fourth of the ancient city's inhabitants. The fort itself comprises the city of Jaisalmer for the majority of its 8 centuries of existence. The earliest dwellings beyond the fort walls are reported to have appeared in the 17th century to accommodate Jaisalmer's expanding population. The disintegrating structure stands atop Trikuta Hill, among large portions of the beautiful Thar Desert. The huge yellow sandstone walls of the fort are a brownish colour during the day, fading to golden honey hues when the sun sets, merging the fort into the golden desert. As a result, it's also known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort. Due to its prominent highland location, the expansive towers of its defences can be seen for kilometres around. The fort was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the ‘Hill Forts of Rajasthan’ category. The fort houses gateways, royal palace, handicraft shops, temples and even restaurants that offer a variety of Italian, French, and indigenous cuisines. The Golden fort welcomes tourists with aesthetically appealing views and enables them to immerse themselves in this outstanding masterpiece. Jaisalmer is connected to other cities like Delhi to Jaisalmer, Jaipur to Jaisalmer, Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer, popularly known as the Golden City, has been a focal point of India's illustrious history. The city's architecture is characterized by yellow sandstone, which gives it a golden yellow colour, hence the name. Some of the other tourist places to see in Jaisalmer are Longewala War Memorial, Jain Temples, Kothari's Patwa-Ki-Haveli, Tanot Mata Temple, Gadisar Lake, Desert National Park

Best Time to Visit: September to December

How to Reach Jaisalmer

Cheap Flights to Jaisalmer Airport are available. It’s about 17 kms from the city centre. Choose to fly from Delhi to Jaisalmer, Jaipur to Jaisalmer, Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

Divine Kashi Vishwanath  - Varanasi

The ancient Kashi Vishwanath temple is a renowned Hindu temple that stands on the bank of the sacred river Ganga. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and the holiest of them all whereby Shiva is referred to Shri Vishwanath and Vishweshwara which means 'the ruler of the universe'. Stretching across a massive area of 500, 000 square feet, The Kashi Vishwanath is a temple compound that has a number of minor temples and its tower is plated with 800 kilograms of gold. Built-in the shape of a quadrangle, The Kashi Vishwanath Temple finds a mention even in the Vedas & Skanda Purana suggesting it to be more than 3000 years old. It shines brightly in the night with innumerable lights making it look glorious. Many major cities are connected to Delhi to Varanasi, Hyderabad to Varanasi, Mumbai to Varanasi.

Located along the banks of the Ganges River, in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is not just a place, it is an experience. Famous as the most ancient city in the world, Varanasi is a popular tourist attraction for being a famous Hindu pilgrim site where the devotees flock from all across the country to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. Taking a dip in the Holy River Ganges is said to lead to atonement of their sins by. The whole city has a laid back yet chaotic charm which has been best described by poets, authors and foreigners in their journals who are besotted by the vibes of the place. The Benares Gharana form of Hindustani classical music was developed in Varanasi, and many of the Indian writers, musicians, and philosophers have lived here, giving the city a rich cultural fabric. Even the renowned Hindu saint and poet Tulsidas wrote the epic Ramcharitmanas in this land. As per the age old legend Varanasi is the place at which the first Jyotirlinga, erupted from the Earth's crust. The city has 88 Ghats that include stair passages leading to the river, used for bathing and prayer ceremonies. The convolution of endless passages, the crowds at the Ghats, the prayer Aartis in the evening–all of this makes Varanasi worth visiting for the tourists. Other tourist places include Dashashwamedh Ghat, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Assi Ghat, New Vishwanath Temple.

Best Time to Visit: September to October, February to March. These months are pleasant and free from extreme heat and cold.

How to Reach Varanasi

Varanasi airport is well connected to some of the major cities in India. Delhi to Varanasi and Mumbai to Varanasi flights, Chandigarh to Varanasi, Lucknow to Varanasi are available. Foreign tourists can board connecting flights.

Holy Shrine Harmandir Sahib - Amritsar

The golden temple derives its name from the fact that its entire upper half is made of copper and then covered with gold plating. The gold colour stands out shining beautifully. It is also famous by the name of Harimandir Sahib which means the temple of Hari (God). 

Inspired by Indo-Islamic Mughal and Hindu Rajput architecture, Golden Temple is a stunning sight to behold. Today it is a walled, two-storey courtyard with four entrances. This is the most sacred shrine for those who follow Sikhism and even Hindus who worship the place with complete reverence, as this is the place where the first Guru and founder of Sikhism Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, lived and meditated. The manmade Lake is a sacred pool known as the Amrit Sarovar meaning, ‘Pool of Nectar and its waters are considered pious. After being destroyed by the Mughals several times it was finally rebuilt and laminated with gold foil and finally got its name of ‘The Golden Temple’. Tourists from all faiths and religions visit the place to seek blessings.

The temple complex has two walls and a two-storey courtyard with four entrances that preserve three Jujube trees that are considered sacred for different reasons respectively. There is also a small Gurdwara underneath the tree by the name of Ath Sath Tirath, which means 68 pilgrimages and as per belief bathing in the pool delivers the same result as visiting 68 pilgrimage places in India. The Holy Scripture of Guru Granth Sahib also rests here which contains poems, prayers and soul stirring hymns that are chanted day and night to the melodious tunes of flutes and sounds of drums. As the music echoes across the tranquil lake it creates a spell binding aura with devotees strolling around the marble foyer and taking a dip in the holy waters. Huge pilgrims' dormitories and dining halls close to the temple complex are also arranged for everyone to stay and eat free of cost as a sign of service to humanity. Flights run from Delhi to Amritsar, Mumbai to Amritsar, Indore to Amritsar flight, Jammu to Amritsar.

Amritsar is the capital of the State of and the spiritual abode of Sikhism. Located in the heart of the city is the ethereal Golden Temple. There is so much history, spirituality, peace and power attached to this place that lakhs of devotees come flocking different parts of the country and tourists from all across the world to offer heartfelt prayers and witness this spectacular marvel. Other tourist attractions to see in Amritsar are Wagah Border, Akal Takht, Gobindgarh Fort and Jallianwala Bagh.

Best Time to Visit: September to December 

How to Reach Amritsar

The closest international airport is located in Raja Sansi around 11 km away from Amritsar.  There are regular cheap flights to Amritsar from major cities in the country like Ahmedabad to Amritsar flights, Hyderabad to Amritsar flights, Chennai to Amritsar flights. Cabs and buses run from there till the city. 

Colonial Gateway of India - Mumbai

The renowned Gateway of India stands an amazing height of 26 metres overlooking the Arabian Sea, is one of the prime tourist attractions in India and while people are in Mumbai they usually don’t miss visiting this place. It was built to commemorate King-Emperor George V's landing in India, who was the first British monarch to do so. Following its completion, the Gateway served as a figurative official gateway to India for prominent colonial officers. It is a historical landmark since it is from here that the last set of British troops left India in 1948.  The intricate craftsmanship on the arch with the motifs is stunning. The spectacular sea-side view of the Gateway offers special sunset boat rides and ferries for the tourists. Sunsets and monsoons make it particularly beautiful because of the magnificent colours reflected in the sea and the gushing high-tide waves respectively. Illuminated at night, the huge archway makes for a striking backdrop. Mumbai is connected to all the cities like Delhi to Mumbai, Hyderabad to Mumbai, Kolkata to Mumbai.

Mumbai is one of Maharashtra's most inhabited and largest cities and also known as the entertainment and financial centre of India. Also referred to as the "City of Dreams.", Mumbai is a city bursting with energy and has a fast-paced environment. The core of Mumbai features some of the best and most magnificent colonial buildings, and if you wander out into the backstreets, you'll find various unique bazaars, temples, fine restaurants, and a unique nightlife.

Tourist attractions are namely Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Red Carpet Wax Museum, Haji Ali Dargah, Elephanta Caves, Siddhivinayak Temple, Marine Drive, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Powai Lake, Kidzania etc.

Best Time to Visit: Between October and March.

How to Reach Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai is about 19 kms from Gateway of India. All major cities are connected like Amritsar to Mumbai, Jaipur to Mumbai, Indore to Mumbai, Lucknow to Mumbai. Cabs are available from there. Flights are available to Mumbai from all major cities of the country.

The Royal Mysore Palace - Mysore

Mysore Palace is located in the centre of the Mysore city of Karnataka and Also known as the Amba Vilas, it is also one of the most visited tourist places and also one of the biggest palaces in the country. It is a palace edifice that recounts numerous stories about India's varied and fascinating past. Tourists are permitted to tour certain areas of the palace that have been transformed into a museum. This palace was formerly the royal residence of Mysore's powerful Wodeyar monarchs, who ruled for seven centuries.  The Wodeyars' mansion, built and refurbished over five centuries, is a veritable collection of ancient artifacts. Due to its various renovations, the building features a combination of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput, and Gothic influences. This beautiful three-story palace possesses features such as its exquisite square towers and domes; the many ornamental ceilings and columns in Durbar Hall; and the splendid Wedding Atrium, with its glossy floor tiles, dazzling stained glass, artworks, and jewellery displays.  During the ten-day-long Dussehra festival, renowned musicians perform on a stage erected on the grounds of the palace and a parade of decorated elephants departs from the palace grounds on the tenth day of the celebration Vijaya Dashami which is a spectacular delight for the tourists. Mysore Palace exhibits the magnificent Golden Throne on important occasions. Each Sunday and on holidays, the palace is lit by almost 90,000 lights in a spell-binding light show. Mysore Palace is among India's most popular structures and attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Chennai to Mysore, Hyderabad to Mysore,

Mysore's huge city is a treat to visit, with its diverse mix of excellent old British buildings, royal Indian palaces, and rich, well-kept gardens. Mysore is well-known for its celebration of Dussehra festival, which takes place in October and being the city's most major event, it lasts for over ten days. Mysore is especially renowned for its sweet, Mysore Pak, which is a must try along with south Indian food like Idlis, sambar, and masala dosas. The city is also highly appreciated by the tourists for silk sarees, sandalwood crafts, and multiple varieties of fragrant incense sticks, yet the major attraction remains the most beautiful, Mysore Palace.

Other tourist places to visit in Mysore are Brindavan Gardens, Somanathapura Temple, Mysore Zoo, Chamundeshwari Temple, St Philomena’s church.

Best Time to Visit: From July to February

How to Reach Mandakali

Mandakalli airport is the domestic airport of Mysore with continuous flights from Delhi to Mysore, Mumbai to Mysore, Kolkata to Mysore.

The Awakening Mahabodhi Temple - Bodh Gaya

The beautiful Mahabodhi Temple also referred to as ‘Great Awakening Temple’ is one of four sacred locations associated with the life of Lord Buddha and especially to the enlightenment. Mahabodhi is erected in Gaya, exactly near the place where Buddha attained Enlightenment and developed his life philosophy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple was built in the sixth century and has been repaired several times since. It is capped with a stunning pyramidal dome and holds a huge glittering figure of Buddha where senior monks come together to meditate. This temple boasts a 180-foot-tall ‘Shikhara tower’ with pretty and intricate designs carved on its exterior. The temple also has a yellow sandstone Buddha statue inside a glass enclosure. The great 50m high Mahabodhi Temple of the 5th-6th century is of enormous importance since it is one of the first temple buildings in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the few examples of the Indian people's aesthetic brilliance in creating fully developed brick temples during that time period. The Temple is one of the few remaining examples of early brick constructions in India, and has had a profound impact on architectural evolution over the years. Buddhists and tourists from around the world hold this temple in great reverence and it sees millions of them visiting the shrine to offer their prayers every year

Bodhgaya, is regarded as the world's holiest Buddhist shrine and receives thousands of tourists every year, all driven to participate in prayer ceremonies and with the Buddhist monks. Other tourist places to visit in Gaya are Thai Monastery, Great Buddha Statue, Royal Bhutan Monastery, Dungeshwari Hills, Sujatha Temple, Root Institute.

Best Time to Visit: Between October and March

How to Reach Gaya

Gaya Airport stands at a distance of 17kms from Bodhgaya.  Cheap Flights are available to Patna like Delhi to Patna, Kolkata to Patna, Ahmedabad to Patna, and Mumbai to Patna.

The Rhino Hub Kaziranga National Park - Guwahati

The mention of Guwahati always brings the mention of Kaziranga for this National park is the pride of whole Assam. The park, which is located on the outskirts of the Eastern Himalaya biosphere reserve, has a wide variety of species and visibility. Kaziranga National Park is a large stretch of towering elephant grass, marshes, and deep humid broadleaf forests traversed by four large rivers, including the Brahmaputra, as well as multiple small pools of water. World renowned, this sanctuary is home to the largest number of one horned rhinos in the world. The park is a huge breeding place also for the elephants, swamp deer, wild water buffalo, birds, reptiles, mammals etc. The park is home to two of the world's largest snakes, the calcified python and rock python, as well as the world's longest poisonous snake, the king cobra. The Indian cobra, Russell's viper, and common krait are among the other snakes found here. Prominent biosphere services in the park include shelter and refuge for wildlife, genomic conservation, bio control and removal of carbon from the atmosphere. Tourists can enjoy elephant and jungle jeep safaris respectively. Boat rides are also available for you to explore the north-eastern side of the park. Kaziranga can be reached through National Highway 37 that is connected to the tea estates and park. It has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It’s easy to reach Kaziranga as many flights go till Guwahati. A few of them are Mumbai to Guwahati, Delhi Guwahati, Kolkata to Guwahati.

Guwahati is the amalgamation of history, nature and religion and hence a delight for the tourists.  The state of Assam brings together the scenic beauty of nature, historical places, wildlife sanctuaries and religious shrines. Assam is now famous all over the world for its tea, petroleum resources, silk and bright cultural festivals. It also supports a diverse range of wildlife and flora. The sight of the dominant Brahmaputra River along with the enormous bounty spread throughout the place makes Guwahati a must see tourist place in Assam. Top tourist places to visit in Guwahati are Kamakhya Temple, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Umananda Temple, Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, Assam State Zoo, Fancy Bazar.

The Mesmerising Beaches -Goa

Goa's magnificent western coastline, which overlooks the Arabian Sea, has only recently been discovered by tourists from abroad. It has long been renowned within India as the "go-to" location for anyone wanting a great beach holiday. Goa's 60-mile shoreline is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, each with its own distinct attraction. Agonda Beach is a fantastic alternative for people seeking peace and quiet, while Calangute Beach is by far the most commercialized and busy. The beaches of Mandrem, Morjim, and Ashwem are popular among wealthy Indians and Westerners looking for upscale resorts, yoga retreats, and spa vacations. Palolem is another prominent beach in Goa with a lovely location. Located at the coastline of the Arabian Sea, Baga beach is one of the most sought-after beaches to indulge in thrilling water sports. If you are an adventure junkie then you ought to go Parasailing, take Bumper rides, Boat rides, Banana rides and go Jet Skiing,

Goa is another name for fun and more fun. It doesn’t disappoint anyone ever. Goa is a hot favourite entertainment destination across the globe for the variety of lifestyles it offers to all kinds of tourists. Goa is home to over and above 7000 bars. Known for its golden beaches, palm groves, delicious seafood and thrilling water sports, it’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and party. There are unlimited interesting activities to do in Goa and there is something exciting for each age group. Tourists can do plenty of things you can do there whether they go solo, with family or with friends. It has a coastal climate and can be visited throughout the year. Other major tourist attractions besides all the beaches of Goa include Dudhsagar Falls, Fort Aguada, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Tambdi Surla Temple and Waterfalls, Anjuna Flea Market, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.

The Legendary Ellora Caves - Aurangabad

The Ellora caves in Maharashtra's Aurangabad area are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These renowned Ellora Caves caves are the earliest structures of Ellora. They were created by Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monks and priests during the period of the 5th to 10th centuries and prove to be a great day trip for the tourists visiting Mumbai as it is only 300 kms from the city. This remarkable ensemble of 34 carved monasteries, chapels, and temples – Twelve Buddhist, Seventeen Hindu, and Five Jain – was created in close vicinity of one another to serve as a reminder of the religious diversity that existed throughout this period of Indian history for generations to come. The Buddhist caves hold a variety of shrines depicting engravings of Lord Buddha and monks dating from the 5th to 7th century. Viharas, or Buddhist monasteries, make up the majority of Ellora's Buddhist caves. Viharas are multi-story structures cut into the mountain face that house living quarters, living areas, kitchens, and other amenities. Cave number 10 is the most well-known Buddhist cave as it consists of a stupa hall, known as the chaityas, where the 15 foot tall statue of Lord Buddha rests. It is also called the ‘Carpenter's Cave’ because the rock has been carved in such a manner that it gives the appearance of wooden beams. One of the prime attractions of Ellora Caves is the Hindu temple of Kailashnath which is a fine demonstration of Dravidian architecture. This massive edifice resembles a multi-storey standalone temple complex and its most outstanding feature is that it was carved out of a single rock. Other prominent Hindu caves at Ellora consist of Dasha Avatara cave representing the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, and the Rameshvara cave, which features statues of river Goddesses at the entrance. The Ellora Jain caves discuss Jain philosophy and tradition and show a strong sense of discipline. They are smaller than the Buddhist or Hindu caves. The 32nd cave, a shrine has a beautiful carving of the lotus flower on the roof which is an ideal illustration of this. The Jain caves are notable for their meticulous decoration and richly painted ceilings.

Flights like Chennai to Aurangabad, Kolkata to Aurangabad, and Gaya to Aurangabad are easily available.

Aurangabad is Maharashtra's fifth-most populated city, situated on a steep highland environment in the Deccan Traps. Other top tourist attractions of Aurangabad include Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Aurangabad Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Bhadra Maruti.

Best Time to Visit: Between October to March

How to Reach Aurangabad

Aurangabad Airport is located about 5.5 km east of the city centre and is connected with major cities of the country through regular flights. Cheap flights are available from Delhi to Aurangabad, Mumbai to Aurangabad, and Hyderabad to Aurangabad.

Colossal Mehrangarh Fort - Jodhpur

On a vertical cliff, four hundred feet above ‘Blue City’ Jodhpur's skyline, stands the regal Mehrangarh Fort spreading across an enormous 1200 acres of land. Built with Polished red sandstone, this massive, impenetrable fort has a unique lingering haunting beauty that draws multitudes of tourists from all across the country and the world. Mehrangarh fort was erected by Rao Jodha in 1459 and is regarded as one of Rajasthan's most robust and spectacular forts. Its grandeur is so immense that English author cum poet Rudyard Kipling termed it as ‘the creation of giants.’ It is today recognized as one of India's best-preserved forts. There are many palaces within its walls that are notable for their beautiful carvings and vast courtyards namely Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Zenana Dude, Takht Vilas and Jhanki Mahal. There is also a museum that houses various treasures like palanquins, musical equipment, clothes, arms etc. Furthermore, the fort houses two temples Chamundi Devi Mandir and Nagnechiaji Mandir which are dedicated to Goddess Durga and Kuldevi. There are seven gates to enter the fort and they were constructed to commemorate a victory over the forces of Bikaner and Jaipur. The city below is reached through a twisting route. The concussion of cannonballs fired by Jaipur's assaulting army can still be seen on the second gate. The chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who died protecting Mehrangarh, is located to the left of the fort. Tourists can catch a breathtaking view of the Jodhpur city from there which appears to be like a blue carpet spread across the bottom of a hill. The fort features a museum, cafés, displays, and craft bazaars, as well as musicians practising folk music at the gate. Because of its magnificent design and rich history, Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort is a very popular tourist destination. The airways are connected from Jodhpur to all prime cities in the country by flights from Jaipur to Jodhpur, Udaipur to Jodhpur, Kolkata to Jodhpur, Ajmer to Jodhpur.

Jodhpur is the second-largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan major. The place is a major tourist destination with numerous palaces, forts, and temples nestled amidst the harsh Thar Desert setting. People from Rajasthan and all around India fondly refer to it as Blue City and ‘Sun City’. Previously it was the princely seat of the kingdom of Jodhpur and also the capital of the Marwar Kingdom in earlier times. Jodhpur is also renowned for its furniture industry, handicrafts, glass bangles, cutlery, carpets and marble items. Not only that, Jodhpur also has a distinct cuisine.

Other best tourist attractions to visit are Umaid Bhawan Palace, Ghanta Ghar, Bishnoi Village, Toorji Ka Jhalra, Jaswant Thada

Best Time to Visit: November to February

How to Reach Jodhpur

Jodhpur Airport is located at a distance of 3Km from the city centre. Many domestic flights operate from Delhi to Jodhpur, Ahmedabad to Jodhpur, Bengaluru to Jodhpur, Mumbai to Jodhpur.

India is a kaleidoscope of various cultural traditions. The country is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the world with a unique legacy and innumerable interesting places to visit. It stretches from the snow-capped Himalayan peaks to the tropical rain forests of the south, from the forts to the beaches, from the metropolitan glamour of the cities to the simple rustic charm of the villages. These classic examples of ancient India attract a fan base of tourists from different parts of the world and lend an International appeal to the country.

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