25 Must See Places to See in India before you die

25 Must See Places to See in India before you die

India is an epitome of culture and abode for many incredible tourist places to visit. It is a 7th largest country in the world and attracting numerous tourists every day from all corners of the world. Here, we have listed "25 best tourist places to visit in India" that you must visit at least once in your life time. 

"5 Wildlife Sanctuaries in India"
 

Wildlife sanctuaries in India


1. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

  • List of Animals in Jim Corbett national park :
    Leopard, Jungle Cat, Deer, Sloth, Himalayan black bears, Indian Grey mongoose, otters, Indian pangolins, Langur and Rhesus Monkeys, Owls and Nightjars
  • Other Attractions :
    Dhikuli, Jeeps Safari, Treks, Kalagarh Dam
  • Best Time to Visit :
    Mid November to Mid June
  • Location :
    Ramnagar, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park


2. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

  • List of Animals in Kaziranga National Park :
    One-Horned Rhinoceros, Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo, Indian Muntjac, Wild boar, Hog Deer, Indian Tigers, Leopards, Rock Python, King cobra, birds
  • Other Attractions :
    Birding, Hiking
  • Best Time to Visit :
    Sep – Oct, Feb – Mar
  • Location :
    Golaghat, Nagaon, Assam

Kaziranga National Park

3. Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat

  • List of Animals in Gir Forest National Park :
    Asiatic Lions, Indian Leopards, Sloth Bears, Indian Cobras, Jungle cats, Stripped Hyenas, Golden Jackals, Indian Mongoose and Indian Palm civets
  • Other Attractions :
    Uperkot Fort, Mahabat Maqbara and Somnath Temple
  • Best Time to Visit :
    Dec - March
  • Location :
    South east of Junagadh, Gujarat
  • Entry Fee :

INR. 400 on Weekdays,

INR. 500 on Weekends,

INR. 600 on Important Occasions

Gir Forest National Park

4. Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh

  • Other Attractions :
    Trekking and Camping
  • Best Time to Visit :
    May - June
  • Location :
    Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
  • Entry Fee :

Indians: INR. 50 

Foreigners: INR. 200 

Note: Additional fees for cameras, video and filming.

Great Himalayan National Park

5. Ranthambore national Park, Rajasthan

  • List of Animals in Great Himalayan National Park :
    Stripped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Macaques, Jackals, Jungle Cats, Caracals, Sloth Bears, Black bucks, Rufous tailed Hare
  • Other Attractions :
    Bakaula, Kachida Valley, Raj Bagh Ruins, Ranthombore Fort, Rajbagh Talao
  • Best Time to Visit :
    Oct - June
  • Location :
    Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park

"5 Adventure Places"
 

Adventure in India

 

1. Parasailing in Goa:

Parasailing is a popular water sport in Goa and it’s a hobby for many adventure lovers.

Parasailing in Goa

2. Trekking at Himalayas:

Himalayan Trekking gives a wonderful experience for those who really want to enjoy the frozen rivers and camping at high altitude places.

Trekking at Himalayas

3. Zipline or Flying Fox at Neemrana Fort:

Neemrana Flying Fox is the first zipline adventure sport in India, located in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

Zipline flying fox at neemrana fort

4. River Rafting at Rishikesh:

River Rafting at Rishikesh is an amazing adventure sport experience that you should do at least one time in your lifetime.

River Rafting in Rishikesh

5. Skiing at Auli:

Auli is one of the most favorite places for skiing lovers. You can enjoy snow falling and skiing if you go in a Nov – March season.

Skiing at Auli


"5 Historical Places"
 

Historical Places in India

1. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, a beautiful attraction located in Agra, renowned as a wonder of world, symbol of love and a heritage monument of India. 

Taj Mahal Night time view

Entry Fee:

Indian citizens:                                                              INR. 20

Foreign Tourist:                                                              INR. 750

Citizen of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries:                          INR. 510  

 

2. Rajasthan Forts

Rajasthan Forts

Rajasthan offers an amazing experience to the travelers with its historical forts, magnificent palaces and desert safaris and many more… Some of the oldest, attractive and historical forts in Rajasthan are listed below…

a. Chittorgarh Fort

b. Taraghar Fort

c. Neermana Fort

d. Junagarh Fort

e. Jaisalmer Fort

f. Amber Fort

g. Udaipur Fort 

Rajasthan Fort Palace

3. Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Khajuraho temples and other monuments near these temples show the greatness of Ancient Indian Architects. These temples made by sand stone and attract many visitors with its architect beauty. Temples in Khajuraho are grouped in three separate geo regions called eastern, western and southern.  

Khajuraho Temple Sculptures

4. Ajantha - Ellora Caves

Located in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, and attracting many visitors around the world. These monumental caves are recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Ajanta Ellora Caves

5. Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is also known as Mamallapuram, located in the state of Tamilnadu. Single rock monuments, carved stone on temples and beach attracts so many visitors to this place.

Mahabalipuram


"5 Hill Station Destinations"
 

Hill Stations in India

1. Mount Abu:

Mount Abu, Only hill station in Rajasthan, is famous hill station situated in “Aravalli Ranges” of Rajasthan. Mount Abu forms almost 9km wide, 22 km length rocky plateau. Highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar which is at an altitude of 5650 ft. Nearest Railway station to Mount Abu is ‘Abu Road’ which is at a distance of 27 km.

Another attraction near Mount Abu is, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary which has a variety of flora and fauna.

Mt. Abu WildLife Sanctuary

  • List of Animals in Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary:

Sambhar, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet, Wolf, Hyaena, Jackal, Indian Fox, Common Langur, Wild Boar, Bear, Pangolin, Common Mongoose, Indian Hare, Sloth Bear, Porcupine And Hedgehog.

Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary holds almost 250 different species of birds. 

 

2. Kullu Manali:

Kullu Manali, renowned for honeymoon spot, located in Himachal Pradesh, and attracting more and more visitors from all over the world. Snow fall, ice games, camping and skiing are the important activities you should not miss while visiting Kullu and Manali.

Kullu Manali Tourism

3. Ooty, Kodikanal:

Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam is a favorite place for those who love greenery, chilled weather, plantations and sanctuaries… Ooty is also popularly known as “Queen of Hill Stations”, which nestled deep within Nilgiri hills of Tamilnadu. It is also one of the famous among Best Honeymoon Spots of India. 

Ooty

Kodaikanal is also a popular hill station and a honeymoon spot that located in Dindigal district of Tamilnadu.  Most of the economy of Kodaikanal is based upon hospitality and tourism. Kodaikanal Lake, Berijam Lake and Palni hills are the important attractions in Kodaikanal.

4. Darjeeling and Gangtok:

Darjeeling is a popular tourist destination and a hill station, located in Mahabharat Range of lesser Himalayas at an altitude of 6710 ft.  

Darjeeling Toy Train

  • Popular dish:               Momo
  • Special Attraction:      Toy Train
  • Famous For:                 Hill Station / Honeymoon Spot 

5. Mussoorie:

Mussoorie is a wonderful hill station destination that located at an average altitude of 2000m, in the north Indian state, Uttarakhand. 

Mussoorie Tourism

  • Special Attraction: Lush Green hills, Variety of flora and fauna
  • Don’t miss: Rope way on the second highest peak of Mussoorie
  • Best time to visit: Summer


"5 Religious / Pilgrimage / Spiritual Destinations"
 

Spiritual Tourism Pilgrimage Religious

1. Hindu Pilgrimage Places

  • Char dham is the name of four Hindu temples in India. 

  North – Badrinath
  South – Rameswaram
  West – Dwarka
  East  - Puri Jagannath

Hindu Pilgrimage Places

  • 18 Shakthi Peetas
  • 12 Jyothirlingas
  • Other popular temples

  Tirumala
  Shiridi
  Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple
  Siddi vinayaka Temple – Mumbai

 

2. Bodhgaya – Buddism

Bodh Gaya is one of the most sacred buddhist pilgrimage in the world, located in the Indian state of Bihar. This is the place where Buddha attained supreme knowledge and enlightened under the Bodhi tree.

What to see: Mahabodhi Temple, Animesh Lochan Chaitya, Bodhi Tree, Chankramana and Ratnagarh

Bodhgaya

Timings: 

Mahabodhi Temple: 5AM to 9PM

Other Monasteries: 5AM to 12PM and 2PM to 6PM

3. Golden Temple – Sikhism

Harmandir Sahib is a world famous and biggest Sikh pilgrimage center located in Amritsar, India.  This largest sikh pilgrimage attracting more than 1 lakh visitors per day, which is more than the Taj Mahal’s daily visitors. This historical temple was constructed by 5th Sikh guru “Guru Arjan Sahib” during 16th century.

Golden Temple Amritsar

Click here for more details about timings, rooms and accommodation of Golden Temple. 

4. Jama Masjid , Delhi– Islam

Jama Masjid of Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India, built by Shah Jahan during 17th century. There are 3 entrances to the courtyard, on the east, north and south. This mosque is located on a hillock and it has almost 700 steps to enter into the mosque from eastern gate. 

Special Attraction: Pigeon Feeding Ground

Nearby attraction: Red Fort and Taj Mahal

Jama Masjid Delhi

5. Pawapuri, Rajasthan - Jainism

Also called as Pavapuri Tirth Jiv Metri Dham, is situated in Sirohi district of Rajasthan. The name of Tirth derived after Pavada Agriculture wealth in this region. 

Being a largest Jain temple in Rajasthan, this attraction attracts so many visitors around the world.

Places to see: 

  Jinalaya Mandir
  Jal Mandir
  Sachiya Mata

Pavapuri - Jainism 

Contact Details:

Shree Pavapuri Tirth - Jeev Maitridham
Krishnaganj, Kandla - Delhi Highway,
National Highway No.8,
Pavapuri, Dist. Sirohi
Rajasthan – 307001
Telephone: +91 2972-286866, +91 9799399111
Fax: +91 2972-286814
Email: pavapuri-rj@nic.in

How to reach:

By Train:  Abu Raod Railway Station - 57 km
By Air: Udaipur airport - 145 km
 
                                                                                             

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