Top Holiday Destinations In India

by Nicola Williams

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The republic of India is a country located in south East Asia. Its home to the ancient Indus valley Civilization and being the seventh largest country in the world offers amazing scenery that attracts millions of tourists annually. The country is the second most populous country in the world and the third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity.

The country is home to a wide range of flora and fauna that exist in natural as well as protected habitats. This makes the country one of the top tourist and holiday destinations in not only Asia but the entire world as well.

India is naturally endowed with beautiful mountains, rivers, and hills that make it an international holiday destination. Some of the best holiday destinations of India are discussed below.

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal located in Agra is listed as part of “the Seven Wonders of the World.” It is considered the most beautiful structure in the world. It has a long history of having been constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The emperor constructed it to remember his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is considered a symbol of eternal love and its internal and external views are just spectacular. The marble stone of the building change in color depending on the time of the day and this makes the Taj Mahal a top holiday destination in India.


Kerala is another top holiday destination for any tourist visiting India. The world’s best Ayurvedic medical treatment is found in Kerala and that is why this area is a top holiday destination. In addition to this, Kerala is well known for its famous backwaters and evergreen vegetation. Among the popular destinations in Kerala, include Munnar, Kochi, Alappuzha, and Varkal.


Many tourists from within the country and from overseas visit Goa during the summers and winters. Though Goa is the smallest state in India, it has a wonderful climate and magnificent beaches that people from all over the world visit annually. It offers various adventure sports and relaxation centers that make people fall in love with the place.

The Himalayas

The Himalaya mountain ranges offer an excellent holiday destination in India. It has the world’s highest mountain peak (Everest) and offers a range of sporting activities in summer especially mountain climbing and whitewater rafting in the Ganges River. Apart from sporting activities that are popular in the Himalayas, the region also provides beautiful scenery and excellent weather especially in the summer season that makes it a popular holiday destination in India.

Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta caves provide another excellent holiday destination in India. The caves constitute 31 rock-cut monuments dating back to the 2nd century BC. The place is popular for sculptures, cave paintings, and the artistic nature of the caves.


There are many other popular tourist destinations in India such as Srinagar and Shimla. In order to visit these destinations it is important for tourists to obtain Indian visas if you are not a national of the country. It is easy to obtain Indian visas from employment bureaus, tourist agencies and embassies and consulates located in major cities of the world.

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