India is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. India is known for its Hinduism culture, spicy food, and also for plenty of beautiful places with a wonderful architecture. And don’t forget Bollywood, the biggest movie industry in India!
Here are 10 must-visit places in India that you have to see at least once in your life.
1. Taj Mahal
Of course, the first place is for the famous “Taj Mahal” which is an iconic building in India. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658) to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. It is widely regarded as a monument of love! It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history.
2. Ghats of Varanasi
This is a major religious hub in India, it is the holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism and Jainism. With almost 3,000 temples and shrines dotting the city’s landscape, Varanasi is often referred to as the City of Temples. In fact, each lane of this ancient city houses one or more temples.
3. Ladakh Lakes
Ladakh has beautiful landscapes including its glistening crystal-clear lakes. The high-altitude lakes of Ladakh are all of a really stunning beauty and, hence, Ladakh’s best destinations! The lakes are located at an altitude of around 4,200 m… They definitively have something unique! The best time to visit these lakes is between May and September as, during the winter months, these high-altitude lakes get frozen.
4. Nohkalikai Falls
With a height of 340 meters, Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Surrounded by amazing view, this waterfall is certainly the place to visit in India. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.
5. Mysore Palace
The Mysore Palace is a historical palace and the royal residence at Mysore, in the Indian State of Karnataka. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. The palace is in the center of Mysore and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward. If you have the chance to visit this palace don’t forget to visit also the Devaraja Market in this area.
6. Harmandir Sahib
Built in the 16th century, the Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple is the holiest temple of the Sikh Religion. The Golden Temple is an open house of worship for all men and women, from all walks of life and faith.
7. Goa Beach
If you like beaches, Goa is certainly the right place for you. The area includes many beautiful beaches, but the best one is probably Candolim Beach. This place is visited by a lot of tourists, who go there to enjoy the sun.
8. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is one of the many countless palaces and beautiful historic buildings that shows the magnificent and rich history of this city.
During the sunset or in the evening, this place gives you a beautiful view of the city light.
9. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal means “The Palace of Winds” or “The Palace of Breeze”. It is located in Jaipur and is built from red and pink sandstone. The five-stores palace was built in 1799 in the form of Krishna’s crown because Sarai Pratap Singh was devoted to Krishna, the Hindu god. The Mahal has a total of 953 small casements.
10. City Palace
The City Palace is one of the most important places in the city of Jaipur. This heritage monument boasts a blend of Mughal, European, and Rajputana architecture together. It stands out as a symbol of the richness and royalty of the long Indian history. The City Palace is a big complex located inside a portentous building with other halls, palaces, gardens, gateways, and holy shrines.