Places See India
By virtue of geographical location, natural landscapes and 5000 years long history of civilization, India has thousands of attractions that fascinate tourists from all over the world. It is pretty interesting to share that the country India has thousands of years old history that divided into various periods. The country had been governed by various dynasties; starting from the Haryanka dynasty (second dynasty succeeded the Barhadratha dynasty) to British rule; India has had hundreds of dynasties that ruled the various regions of India. Likewise, most of these dynasties had given some unique features to the country in the forms of forts, palaces, temples, shrines and various other structures, which later on became the places to see in India for the tourists of the world. Many of them are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Interestingly, all these attractions are located throughout the country.
On the other hand, the geographical features also adorned the country in such a way that there are many places in the vicinity of natural landscapes attract people such as Mountain Ranges, Waterfalls, Rivers, Desert, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Since, there are too much diversity in terms of the characteristics of the places of attractions and as well as their location (because they are located in different parts of the country); hence, Discovery Full Circle Tours customizes the Tour Packages in such a fashion that you can make tour of most of the places of your choice in your limited holiday tours. Our experts help you to pick the major tourists’ points of your interest and then plan tour package for you, fitting into your budget. All you need to do is fill up a small query form and let us serve you.
Places to see in India at a Glance
However, among the thousands of places to see in India, the most significant are:
Major states to visit in India:
Located in Southern Part of India, Andhra Pradesh is a coastal state with its capital at Hyderabad. Along with the rich culture and tradition, it has various scenic hills, temples, forests and beaches.
The state has following major places to visit:
Tirupati: It is the abode of Lord Venkateswara.
Birla Mandir: Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, Birla Mandir is located in Hyderabad.
Nagarjuna Konda: Located at Bhattiprolu, Nagarjuna Konda is a Buddhist centre.
Mangalagiri: Located at Vijaywada City, Mangalagiri is a Buddhist centre.
Other attractions are:
Charminar: Located in Hyderabad Old City.
Golkonda Fort: The 400 years old fort is the largest fort in the state.
Makka Masjid: Located in Hyderabad City.
Ramoji Film City: Located in Hyderabad City, Ramoji Film City is the largest Film City of the world.
Borra Caves: Located nearby Vizag City, it is one of the oldest caves of the world.
Bhimili Beach: A nice place to pass the leisure time nearby Vizag City.
Golden Beaches: Beautiful place at Visakhapatnam.
Located in north-east region of India, Assam has various places along with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Manas National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
Besides, it has scenic tea-estates, Mountain View landscapes and some historic places i.e. Sivasagar. There is also an island namely Majuli in Brahmaputra River.
Surprisingly, Bihar is one of the oldest places in the world known for its 3000 years continuously inhabited feature. Hence, it has very rich culture and tradition along with some historic centres i.e.
Patna (earlier it was Patliputra), the capital city of Magadha Empire & at present capital of Bihar.
Bodh Gaya: The place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment.
Nalanda: Location of world’s oldest university.
Delhi is a Union Territory that divided into two parts as Old Delhi and New Delhi. New Delhi is the National Capital City of the country. Delhi has dozens of places to see; important of them are: Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Purana Quila, Lodhi Gardens, Tughlaqabad Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb, and Safdarjung's Tomb. Modern monuments include India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Jantar Mantar, Raj Ghat, Laxminarayan Temple, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and there are many other places such as Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place and various Parks & Museums to visit.
Located at the western coast of India, Goa is small but one of the most popular tourist states specially for the foreigners. Goa is largely known for its pristine and fascinating beaches. Besides, Goa Carnival is one of the most world famous events in which people enjoy music and dance.
Located in the western region of India, Gujarat is one of the most popular states for the tourists. Largely, the state is known for its scenic beauty at Great Rann of Kutch and Asiatic Lions. Besides, the state is birth place of India’s national father Mahatma Gandhi; hence, it is also offer tourists to see various handicrafts. Above all, there are also historic structures constructed in Islamic architecture and Indo-Saracenic.
Jammu & Kashmir
Located in the north most region of India, Jammu & Kashmir is one of the most beautiful states of India; it has plenty of scenic landscapes. The great mountain rages like Himalaya, Karakoram and smaller one like Ladakh range additionally beautify the region. In the lap of natural landscapes, there are some Hindu shrines namely Amarnath (located in Kashmir Valley) and Vaishno Devi (located in Jammu) attract millions of people every year.
Besides, tourists also visit the Ladakh region, Kashmir Valley, Mughal Garden, love to boat in Dal Lake and many more.
Located in the southern part of India, Karnataka is one of the most popular states for the tourists. The state has old history; along with the capital Bengaluru, it has several historic places to visit; significant of them are Badami, Hampi, Aihole, Pattadakal, Lakshmeshwar, Sudi, Hooli, Mahakuta, Mahadeva Temple (Itagi), Dambal, Sringeri, Lakkundi, Gadag, Galaganatha, Hangal, Halasi, Chaudayyadanapura, Banavasi, Belur, Halebidu, Shravanabelagola, Sannati, Nanjangud, Mysore, Nandi Hills, Kuruvatti, Kolar, Mudabidri, Gokarna, Bagali, and many more. In addition, it has also Islamic monuments at Bijapur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur and at some other parts of the state.
In addition, it is surprising to share that Karnataka has two World Heritage sites namely Hampi and Pattadakal. One of the highest waterfalls of Asia and highest waterfall of India i.e. ‘Jog falls’ is located at Shimoga District of Karnataka. There are also 5 National Parks and 21 wildlife sanctuaries.
Located in the south-western part of India along the Arabian Sea, Kerala is wonderful place to visit. The state is more popularly known as ’10 paradises of the world’. These days, Kerala is becoming popular for Eco-tourism and Medical Tourism. However, Kerala is popular for its backwaters and pristine beaches including Kovalam Beach. The important places are Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Alleppey, Kannur and many more. Besides, Kerala has also National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Located in the central part of India, Madhya Pradesh is the heart of India. There are plenty of places to visit including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Khajuraho Temples and capital city Bhopal. Gwalior city is quite popular for its forts such as Jai Vilas Palace, the Tomb of Rani Lakshmibai etc. The state has also important National Parks namely Kanha National Park, Bandhavgadh National Park, Kuno, Shivpuri and many more. The state has also spectacular natural landscapes comprising of mountains and rivers.
Located in the western part of India along the Arabian Sea, Maharashtra is the most visited place of India by the foreign tourists. The capital city Mumbai, more popularly known as the film city and financial capital of India is the largest city of India.
The state has three UNESCO World Heritage sites i.e. Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Other popular sites are Bibi Ka Maqbara at Aurangabad, Mahalakshmi Temple at Kolhapur and the cities like Nashik and Trimbak are religious famous places. Pune is another very much important city of the state; largely it is known for the meditation centre. People from all over the world come here for joining meditation classes.
Located in the eastern part of India along the Bay of Bengal, Odisha is one of the historic places that attracts lakhs of religious tourists every year. The state is true representation of spirituality, religion, culture, art and as well as natural beauty including pristine beaches. Important places of attractions are Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site Konark Sun Temple, World famous Jagnnath Temple (located at Puri) and the Leaning Temple of Huma.
Located in the western part of India, Rajasthan is more popularly known as ‘Land of the Kings’. Major western region of the state is covered by the Great India Desert or Thar Desert. Interestingly, the dunes of desert attract millions of tourist from all over the world every year. However, the major attractions of the state are: Jaipur: popularly known as ‘Pink City of India’, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. It is famous for its rich history, traditions and royal architecture. Jodhpur: It is famous for its blue homes and architecture.
Udaipur: Popularly Known as the "Venice" of India.
Jaisalmer: Located in the western part of Rajasthan amidst Thar Desert, it is famous for its golden fortress.
Barmer: People love to visit this place to experience the tradition and culture of typical Rajasthani villages.
Mount Abu: – By virtue of being the highest peak of Aravalli Range, Mount Abu is poplar hill station of Rajasthan.
Pushkar: Popular for the first and one of the very Brahma temples in the world.
Keoladeo National Park: The Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ranthambore: Popular for one of the largest national parks in India.
Located at the south-eastern part of India along the Bay of Bengal, Tamil Nadu is largely known as the religious place; there are hundreds of historic temples that attract tourists most. In addition, it has one of the oldest archaeological sites and hence made record of having the maximum numbers of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Major temples of Tamil Nadu are: Great Living Chola Temples, Mahabalipuram, Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Brihadeeswarar Temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Other attractions are Kanyakumari largely known for its scenic beauty; it is the southernmost tip of India, people love to see the sun set and sun rise from this place. Kodaikanal, Ooty, Yercaud, Valparai etc are the important hill stations of Tamil Nadu. World’s second largest mangrove forest i.e. Pichavaram is located in the state.
Located in the northern part of India, Uttarakhand is more popularly known as “the abode of the Gods”. The state has dozens of natural landscapes that attract people most such as glaciers, snow-clad mountains, valley of flowers, national parks, temples, pilgrimage centres and many more.
Major places for the tourists’ attractions are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath along with the hill stations such as Mussorie, Almora, Nainital etc. In addition, Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, Nanda Devi National Park, Valley of Flowers etc are the major attraction along with Pindari Glacier, Milam Glacier, Gangotri Glacier etc.
Located in the north-central Part of India, Uttar Pradesh is one of the Heartlands of India. Geographically, the state is largely located in the plane region of India; because of this region, the place is remains popular place for the civilization from the ancient times. Hence, the state has rich history and tradition along with various religious places.
The major places of attraction in the state are Varanasi, Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Ayodhya, Sarnath and many more.
Located in the eastern part of India, West Bengal is one of the favourite tourists’ places in India. More popularly known as “City of Joy”, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of West Bengal. It has various places including Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Kumartuli, Indian Botanical Garden, B.B.D.Bagh, Science City, Dakshineswar Kali Temple and many more.
Other sites must visit in West Bengal are: Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Dooars, Digha, Bishnupur, Malda, Mukutmanipur and many more. In addition, the important National Parks are Sundarbans National Park, Gorumara National Park, Singalila National Park, Neora Valley National Park and Buxa Tiger Reserve.
Major Cities to visit in India:
Major Hill Stations to visit in India:
Gulmarg, Srinagar and Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Shimla, Kullu-Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Ooty, Kodaikanal and Yercaud Tamil Nadu
Major UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in India:
Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam
Manas Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
Red Fort Complex, Delhi
Churches and Convents, Goa
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat
Group of Monuments at Hampi, Karnataka
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh
Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
Ellora Caves, Maharashtra
Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (previously Victoria Terminus), Maharashtra
Sun Temple, Konârak, Odisha
Keoladeo National Park at Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Jantar Mantar at Jaipur, Rajasthan
Great Living Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
Taj Mahal at Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks, Uttarakhand
Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal