Around the world, India is seen as an exotic land, a melting pot of diverse cultures and communities. The bustling liveliness, the tempting sights, sounds and colors of India’s cities attract tons of tourists from abroad every year. Our cities are a beautiful blend of the old and new, where monuments built by kings ages ago stand as testimony to our glorious past, and you are also as likely to find swanky malls, themed cafes and posh hotels here. No wonder foreign tourists are simply in awe of our rich land and want to come back for more.
So here are 7 Indian cites that list as the top favorites of foreign backpackers.
No list could begin without the top destination for travelers in India who want to experience the wonderful and rich heritage of India. Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Taj Mahal, Agra is visited by millions of people every year. The pristine white marble structure standing as a testimony to the eternal love of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz, is on the must visit list of people from countries around the world. The Agra Fort, The Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s tomb, Dayal Bagh are the other monuments in Agra that are reminisces of the bygone age of the Mughal kingdom. A city seeped in history, it enthralls all those who visit it.
Taj Mahal is also known as ‘Crown Palace’ and it is the most beautiful architecture building in India. The design of Taj Mahal is different and unique in its own. the specialty of this building is its design and they way it is build. The building is known for its extensive use of white marble and was completed in the mid-17th century.
A city filled with history of the glorious era of the Rajput kingdom, Jaipur is another favorite of travellers.The Hawa Mahal, Amber fort, Jaigarh fort, Nahargarh fort, Albert museum, and Jantar Mantar are the most popular sites here where you are sure to find loads of foreign tourists any time of the day. One can experience the traditional and authentic Rajasthani culture at Chokhi Dhani. Jaipur is also a shopper’s paradise where one can buy beautiful handloom and ethnic artefacts at reasonable prices. If you love adventures and curious about spending your holidays by visiting royal palaces Jaipur is the best place. Jaipur is also known as pink city as you can see most of the walls are painted with pink color. Each wall is painted with some kind of drawings with gives a rajasthani touch.
Will any trip to India ever be complete without exploring the heart of India, its capital city Delhi? From tasting the renowned Delhi street food at Chandni Chowk, to experiencing the iconic Red Fort, The India Gate, The Qutub Minar; shopping in Sarojini Nagar, there are endless things to do in Delhi. Or you could even go out to explore the charm of old Delhi, traversing its narrow gallis, immersing in the vibrant culture the city has to offer.
Mention even the name of Goa and one gets into vacation mood! Goa has become synonymous with fun, frolic and partying. The Ocean, beautiful beaches lined with palm trees, the amazing sea food, top it up with the friendly welcoming nature of the Goans. No wonder Goa has such a huge influx of tourists every year. You are sure to find tourists of all nationalities here although Israelis and Russians are in majority. Goa remains a popular and affordable destination for all people.
The city of Nizams and pearls and diamonds, Hyderabad is frequented by foreign travelers. Its unique Indo-Islamic-Persian architecture symbolized by The Charminar, The Golconda Fort lend this place a unique charm. Many of the Nizam’s palaces have now been converted into luxurious resorts such as the Paigah Palace, Asman Garh Palace and Basheer Bagh Palace. Also, can anything ever substitute the taste of authentic Biryani made in Hyderabad itself!
This quaint and cozy small town, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas used to be a relatively unknown place. Only recently it has caught the eye of tourists and has emerged as a major travel destination. Away from the hustle and bustle of crowded cities, Kasol offers the best of Mother Nature. Trekking is a really popular activity here. People come here to leave behind the stress of their everyday lives and indulge in the comfort of Mother Nature. Kasol’s many themed cafes add another level of charm to this already picturesque city.
The Southern delight that is Chennai is unlike any other Indian city you will ever visit.
Home to the second longest beach in the world, the Marina beach, Chennai will leave you spellbound with its amazing vibe. Most tourists come here to experience the traditional Dravidian temples such as Marundeeswarar Temple, Ashtalakshmi Temple and the awe-inspiring cathedrals and churches like the St. George’s Cathedral, St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica etc. Chennai offers the best of both world with its new age metropolitan culture blended with its traditional roots.
Many cultures and religions are born in India this is why India is the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. People from different countries come to see the historic monuments, Palaces, Temples etc here. In India you will find more than thousands of tourist destinations and also there are several world heritage sites which make India the most visited holiday destination among all countries.
India’s cities continue to fascinate and allure tourists with their old world charm and their new age outlook on life. Plan a trip to these cities and experience the beauty, wonder and aura they have to offer.