Top 21 Cities To Visit In India

Top 21 Cities To Visit In India

India is the land of various diverse destinations from hill stations to beaches to white deserts and spiritual places and so much more. India ranks as the 7th largest country in area wise and second-largest country in terms of population. You can witness the Himalayan ranges in the northern part and a vast coastline in the southern part on both sides. It is a peninsular country which has Indian ocean in the south, the Arabian Sea on the east and the Bay of Bengal on the west side. The massive Thar Desert in Rajasthan and there are wildlife, forests, spiritual places and religious places of different religions such as Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians. Variety of food culture and different traditions in each region will make you fall in love with this country. It has many languages, cultures, monuments, palaces, backwaters, waterfalls and other spectacular. Any travel enthusiast will love this exotic country with so many places to visit in India, here are a few handpicked best cities to visit in India from Sushant Travels:

1) AGRA - Agra is a world-famous destination as it houses the most fascinating beauty Taj Mahal. It is a visual treat with a magnanimous architecture, museum and a garden draws numerous tourists every year. Not only that Agra is famous for a lot of other historic monuments and forts such as Agra Fort, Ram Bagh, Akbar's tomb, Sikandra Fort, etc.

2) GOA - Goa is the most popular place to visit in India. Myriad of party freaks and beach lovers love visiting this place as it has 30 beaches. Goa is the party capital of the country from sunburn DJ’s to famous artists across the world can be seen performing here. Apart from that Goa is famous for plenty of water sports, spice plantations, nightlife and places for sightseeing. From hot air ballooning to water skiing,  this city is a must visit place once in a lifetime. Popular places to visit in Goa include Calangute Beach, Arvalem waterfalls, Goa museum, Alorna fort, Chapora fort, etc.

3) KANYAKUMARIThis place lies at the southern tip of the country. It is a triple coloured sea along the Vivekanada rock memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue. These places are the major tourist spots here. With all these amazing views that gives thrills there are also a lot of water sport activities that you can try. Numerous tourists visit this beach every year to enjoy sunset, temples and farm life.

4) JAIPURJaipur is popular for its historical forts, majestic palaces, museums and so much more. 

Apart from being famously known as the Pink City, it is also known as the City of Palaces. You get to witness the exquisite architectural beauty all around the city, along with beautiful temples and thrilling wildlife. This place is one of the best cities of India to visit.

5) DARJEELINGDarjeeling is one of the famous honeymoon destinations in India. It is a beautiful place with all the scenic views, a stunning hill stations that gives you chills with the pleasant  climate and the vivid sunrise views. The green tea plantations, hill stations, Kanchenjunga(the third-highest peak in the world) and a cup a tea are the things that you should never miss when you are at Darjeeling.

6) MYSOREMysore also known as Mysore is the popular destination in India to visit. It attracts thousands of travellers as the city is filled with beautiful attractions and spots. From Mysore Palace to Chamundi Hills, this place fascinates every traveller with its beauty. 

Mysore Palace is ranked as the second most visited monument in India after Taj Mahal. 

Best time to visit Mysore is during Dussehra celebration which is the state festival where you get to witness the Royal family and the elephant procession with a lot of cultural and traditional activities happening. Popular places to visit in Mysore include Chamundeshwari Temple, Brindavan Gardens, St. Philomena Church, Chamarajendra Zoo and many others.

7) UDAIPURIt is known as the city of lakes and also the Venice of India. This place is one of the best places to visit in India. It shows the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan with the royal touch and greenery. This city houses a floating city palace that has 11 palaces inside it. Udaipur is famous for its palaces and museums with antique displays of jewels and artefacts of Rajput kings and queens, forts and wildlife sanctuaries. 

8) KODAIKANALThis is a popular vacation destination in South India. Famously known as Queen of Mountains, spectator the best of nature here at Kodai. From the rarest fruit orchards to the flower that blooms once in twelve years - experience the true nature at Kodaikanal.

The popular places to visit in Kodai include Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, dolphin’s nose, Bryant Park, Green Valley, observatory, Kodaikanal Lake, this place is furnished with many water activities too and many other interesting places to explore are here.  The climate is so pleasing and pleasant it would not cross above 20 degree celsius throughout the year. Witness the paranomic view of the city from the peak of the hills here.

9) ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDTurquoise beach waters, dense vegetation and gleaming white sands make this island a paradise on earth. The best thing to do at Andaman and Nicobar Island is to try the thrilling water activities such as coral reef exploring, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, diving and many other water based activities. Popular places to visit at Andaman and Nicobar Island include Havelock Island,  Mahatma Gandhi Marine Park, Andaman Beach, Andaman Bubbles, Radhanagar Beach, Neil Island, Mount Harriet, Elephant Beach and so much more. It attracts thousands of tourists every year and this is one of the best places to visit in India.

10) KHAJJIAR - This place is the best hill station destination in Himachal Pradesh and in India. This city is situated on a tiny plateau and small stream that are covered with dense weeds always. This place is known as the Switzerland of India. The is an amazing green paradise on earth with mesmerizing views at hill stations, with pleasant mild temperatures throughout the year. Places to visit in Khajjiar include Golden Devi temple, Khajjiar Lake, majestic bronze statue of Lord Shiva, Nag temple, etc.

11) AURANGABADThis city is located in Maharashtra state of India. Aurangabad is popular for temples, caves and forts that personifies the aesthetic beauty of the city. The most significant attraction in Aurangabad is Ajanta Ellora Caves. It was built back in the 2nd century BC. This city is packed with unique temples and mosques. This city is one of the best cities of India to visit. 

12) VARANASI - This is one of the oldest places that is being inhabited in the whole world. It is a significant pilgrimage place for Hindus and Lord Shiva Bhakaths. Not only Hindus, this place attracts myriads of tourists for its amazing Ganges, Ghats that are known to cure leprosy and splendid architecture of centuries old temples. A Boat ride on the Ganges and evening aarti event are not to be missed. 

13) AMRITSAR - This is known as the historical city of Punjab. It houses the world famous Golden Temple and its magnificent architecture. The major attractions of the city include museums, temples, gardens and the famous Jallianwala Bagh site and Wagah Border(witness the lower of flags here during the sunset).  

14) DELHI - Delhi is the capital city of India, it is also the city that exhibits rich Indian culture and traditions. The city owns centuries of heritage and historicals monuments, this is one of the best cities to visit in India. Delhi is famous for forts, museums, monuments, exotic food, temples, mosques. Check out 50 places to visit in Delhi by Sushant Travels for more info on Delhi.

15) KOCHI - You will find the European architectural touch all around the city. Witness the fourteenth century Chinese fishing nets that are still in use. Behold the beauty of colonial buildings in Mattancherry. Visit the oldest church in the country in this city. Kochi is famous for Mattancherry museum, Ayurvedic spa centres, Kochi beach and backwaters. 

16) MUMBAI - Mumbai is known as the city of dreams. It's famous for the Bollywood, textile industries, Dharavi, Beaches, temples, forts, museums, hanging gardens, elephanta caves, Wankhede Stadium and so many things. Enjoy the street food at its best in Mumbai and try Marine Drive at this Commercial capital of India.

17) SRINAGAR It is the most wonderful place in India. Located amidst snow-capped mountains, this beauty is one of the best places to visit in India. The enchanting beauty of this place cannot be expressed through words. Popular places to visit in SriNagar include Mughal gardens, Pari Mahal, Dal Lake and Shalimar Bagh. 

18) SHIMLA - It is a perfect honeymoon destination since ages in India. This place assures a heaven on earth kind of beauty. Even in the Summer this place remains cold and is ideal to visit at this time. If you want to witness and play with snow you should try visiting this place in winter. Popular places to visit in Shimla include Jakhu Temple, Christ Church and Mall road. 

19) HYDERABAD - It is a city with a rich heritage and many architectural structures, monuments, religious places, lakes and many others. Hyderabad is famous for Charminar, Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid, Hussain Sagar, Falaknuma Palace and biryani. 

Birla Mandir, Taramati Baradari, Nehru Park, Chow Mohalla Palace and Osmansagar Lake are other famous places to visit in Hyderabad.

20) CHENNAI Capital city of Tamil Nadu, which is famous for medical tourism. Chennai is famous for  Marina beach, Mahabalipuram sculptures, exquisite temples and many things.

Popular places to visit in Chennai include Anna zoological park, pondy bazaar, malls, religious places, theme parks, Vivekanadar Illam, Valluvar Kottam, Covelong, Golden beach, Puzhal Lake and Elliot’s beach. 

21) PONDICHERRYThis place isn’t a city, it is a union territory. Yet the best place to visit in India, well known for its french style architecture. Pondicherry Aurobindo ashram is famous for its tranquility. Apart from this Pondicherry is famous for The Pondicherry lake, boathouse, Auroville, Ousteri Wetland, museums and beaches. 

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