100 Top Places to Explore the Beauty of India


1. The Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, that resembles a ‘Crown Palace’ is one of the highly notable and marvelous monuments in India. This monument is built in the mid-17th century. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built it in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Built-in Agra city, the beautiful white marble of this monument and pleasant surroundings keep everyone spellbound.

Best Time To Visit: Winter months from November to February.

How To Reach: You can reach this fort from the Agra Cantonment, Agra Fort and Raja-ki-Mandi railway stations. You can catch trains like Shatabdi, Palace on Wheels, Taj Express and Rajdhani that connects Delhi to Agra city.  There are bus services also available from Agra to various key cities.

2. The Red Fort, Delhi

Red Fort, Delhi

The Red Fort, Delhi was built as Shahjahanabad in 1648. This ancient monument was also popularly known as the “capital of the Mughal Empire” in India. Shah Jahan who built the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra constructed this fort. In earlier days, the Red Fort was known as Quila Mubarak. It has been the home of the Mughal Imperial rulers for around twenty decades.

Best Time To Visit: October to February

How To Reach: Tourists can visit Red Fort via auto-rickshaws, local buses, and taxis. You can also catch a metro train from Chandni Chowk station that is 1.5km far from the fort.

3. Pangong Lake, Ladakh

Pangong Lake in Ladakh

Pangong Lake is located between India and Tibet. It is an alluring saltwater lake that lies in the Himalayas in Ladakh. This lake can be easily reached through a four to five hours drive from Leh through the picturesque Changla Pass. A glimpse of blue waters and flocks of migratory birds at Pangong Tso will make you mesmerized.

Best Time To Visit: Summer (April – June)

How To Reach: You can reach this lake from Leh via road through Chang La pass.

4. Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort

The Jaisalmer Fort lies amid the golden sands of the expansive Thar Desert. It was constructed by the Bhati Rajput King Rawal Jaisal. This fort has served as a critical trade center at the time of the medieval era before maritime trade centers like Calcutta and Bombay. Today, The Jaisalmer Fort is considered to be the strategic and significant tourist center in Rajasthan. Its gorgeous Rajput Architecture and stunning beauty appeal to everyone.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

How To Reach: Jaisalmer Fort lies at a walking distance from Jaisalmer city.

5. Backwaters, Kerala

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The Backwaters of Kerala is a group of five lagoons that are associated with man-made and natural canals. These waterways served as a strategic medium for trade since ancient times. Kerala backwaters are famous for their spectacular beauty and a wide range of fauna, flora, avi fauna, marine life.

Best Time To Visit: August to March

How To Reach: You will get regular ships from Lakshadweep Island to Kochi. Speedboats, houseboats or public ferries, can also be used to reach the state.

6. Ruins of Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi is the capital of the former Vijayanagar Empire. It was regarded as one of the affluent cities of its period. This place lies on the coasts of the Tungabhadra River in Karnataka. It is noteworthy for its brilliant stone carved structures, that showcases marvelous Dravidian style architecture, monuments, and temples. Hampi is listed as a “UNESCO World Heritage Site”.

Best Time To Visit: October to February

How to Reach: You can reach Hampi via Belgaum airport (270 km from Hampi). Another means to reach Hampi is by catching road transport from key cities of Karnataka.

7. Valley of Flowers, Nainital

As the name suggests, the Valley of Flowers displays extensive varieties of alpine flowering shrubs. This beautiful place is situated in the western Himalayas. It is a part of the greater Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Nainital. The Valley of Flowers remains snow-clad during the winter season from October till March. With the onset of the summer season, it gets transformed into a palette of lovely colorful flowers that covers the whole landscape.

Best Time To Visit: Mid-July to Mid-August is the time when flowers bloom after the first monsoon rain

How To Reach: Govind Ghat is the closest place to reach the Valley of Flowers via road.

8. Jama Masjid, Delhi

Jama Masjid was formally known as ‘Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa’. It was constructed by the famous Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the mid-17th century. This mosque was constructed in a regal Indian-Islamic style in marble and Red Sandstone. Jama Masjid comprises 3 gateways, 4 towers and 2 minarets that offer an imposing look.

Best Time To Visit: September to May

How To Reach: Board a bus operating from Old Delhi railway station or ISBT Kashmere Gate.

9. Ghats at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi is one of the most religious places in India. It is also popularly known by a few other names like Benares and Kashi. Tourist is mesmerized looking at the numerous Ghats located in this city. Varanasi is built in the 18th century. It is also called the “spiritual capital” of India. Varanasi is reserved since the eleventh century BC. The city is renowned for the Ghats that are situated on the shores of the Ganges River. Presently, the Ghats at the city is worldwide famous to allure a large number of tourists and devotees who visit Pradeep Kumbhashi to attain spiritual salvation.

Best Time To Visit: Onset of the winter season

How To Reach:  You can catch a flight from Mumbai or Delhi to Varanasi airport. Take state-run buses from key cities of UP and neighboring states or take a train from major Indian cities to reach the Varanasi railway station.

10. Old Goa, Goa

Located in the Northern district of Goa, Old Goa is a historic town that was regarded as the home of the Portuguese till the 18th century. Due to its distinctive Baroque style architecture, and several other churches, this city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best Time To Visit: October to December

How To Reach: Old Goa is nine km far from Panjim. You can reach there via a bus, auto-rickshaw or a cab.

11. Old Bombay, Mumbai

Before the primitive port city got relinquished to the Britishers, it was a group of seven islands. These islands were connected to each other through a single landmass via land reclamation surrounding the late eighteenth century. Post the construction of the Suez Canal, the Old Bombay city was developed as a chief port town in the country. This town is recognized for its exemplary historic architecture and several tourist attractions in Mumbai.

Best Time To Visit: Winter season from October to February.

How To Reach: Board a train to the Akshardham Metro Station that is only 750 m far from the temple.

12. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

Meenakshi Amman is one of the highly revered ancient temples in India. This temple is devoted to the Hindu deities Lord Shiva, and Parvati. The temple represents a typical Dravidian style architecture with a major Gopuram of approx. 50 meters in height. Though the temple had been there since ancient times, its existing structure was constructed during the seventeenth century.

Best Time To Visit: Winter season

How To Reach: Reach Madurai Junction railway station. From there you can take a cab or an auto to the temple (1.70 km)

13. Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

The Mahabodhi Temple is a noteworthy pilgrim site for the Buddhists. It is the place where Lord Buddha got enlightened. This temple is situated 96 kilometers far from Patna. It is an amazing sight of the Bodhi Tree, that is the place where Siddhartha Gautama contemplated in 589 BC.

Best Time To Visit: November and February.

How To Reach: Board a train from the “Gaya”, the closest railway station. It is a 2 and half hour journey.

14. Elephanta Caves, Mumbai

The Elephanta Caves are situated on the Elephanta Island that is 11 kilometers away from the Apollo pier in Mumbai. These caves are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are popular for their primitive rock-cut temples devoted to the Buddhist and Hindu traditions.

Best Time To Visit: Winter months from November to February

How To Reach: To reach these caves, you will have to reach the Gateway of India in Mumbai city. Get a ferry from there. It will take one hour to reach this beautiful island.

15. Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Akshardham Temple got inaugurated in the year 2005 in New Delhi city. This temple is considered to be as one of the chief Hindu temples present in India. Its structure is constructed using sculpted sandstone. This temple took around seven thousand artisans to complete it. This complex was adorned with sculptures displaying deities, sculpted pillars, animals and sadhus with sections from the Hindu mythology.

Best Time To Visit: October to February

How To Reach: Take a metro from Akshardham railway station on the blue line. From there the temple is at 5 mins walking distance.

16. The Golden Temple, Amritsar

Golden Temple

The Golden Temple has been previously known as Harmandir Sahib. It is one of the most admired places of worship majorly for the Sikh community in India. This temple lies in the scared town of Amritsar in Punjab. Its exquisite architecture and gilded façade is a sight to behold.

Best Time To Visit: October and March.

How To Reach: Board a Golden Temple express train from Mumbai to reach Amritsar railway station. From the station, it is just 2 km/ 8 min drive by cab/car/ or taxi.

17. Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur

Umaid Bhavan Palace jodhpur

Umaid Bhavan Palace is a perfect example of Indian-European architecture. It was constructed during the 1920s by the 37th Rathore King Umaid Singh.  Umaid Bhavan Palace is acknowledged as one of the major private residences throughout the world. This palace is noted for its luxurious architecture. It has also assisted the locals of Jodhpur to sustain their livelihood during a three-year famine.

Best Time To Visit: October and March.

How To Reach: Umaid Bhawan Palace, is seven km far from Jodhpur. You can reach it via bus, autorickshaw or a cab.

18. Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort is the primitive town of Amer. It has also been the past capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs. The Amber fort is counted in the most royal monuments in India. Its conservation and picturesque location make it a key tourist destination in Jaipur.

Best Time To Visit: Winter months from November to February

How To Reach: The fort is 11 km away from the Jaipur city. You can board a public bus to Amber Fort from MI Road or Ajmeri Gate.

19. Charminar, Hyderabad

The Charminar is a historical monument that got constructed by the Qutub Shahi Dynasty in the late 16th century. This “4 Minaret” was built by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah to honor the establishment of the Hyderabad city as a significant trade route. The entire structure comprises of the signature four minarets, that are made in a wonderful Indian-Islamic style. The 2nd floor of this structure houses a mosque, that is a remarkable piece of work of old-fashioned architecture.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

How To Reach: Charminar is situated 5 km away from the Hyderabad Bus Station. Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation runs buses from different parts of the city. It can also be reached via hiring a taxi or an autorickshaw from any area in the city.

20. Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

Ajanta and Ellora Caves are located in Aurangabad. These caves are made from rocks. These caves are built in the second century BC to 800 AD. The Ajanta Caves consist of monuments in rock-cut that are dedicated to the primitive Buddhist traditions. Ellora cave contains Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monuments that are constructed during the “Rashtrakuta Kingdom”.

Best Time To Visit: June to March

How To Reach: Aurangabad is 30 km from Ellora and 100 km from Ajanta. You can reach the caves via a local taxi or the state-run buses. You can also board a train from Pune or Mumbai to reach the Jalgaon Station that is nearest to Ellora.

21. Havelock Island, Andamans

Havelock islands are situated in the Andamans. This island is very close to Port Blair at a distance of only 57 kilometers. Havelock islands are regarded as one of the largest islands in the Andamans. It is notable for its gorgeous beaches and silvery sands. The coastline is amazingly different from other beaches in India. Havelock islands are one of the must-visit interesting locations in India.

Best Time To Visit: Winter months from December to February

How To Reach: Take a government ferry service (2.5 hours) or an air-conditioned catamaran ferry (1.5 hours) from Port Blair to reach this island.

22. City Palace, Udaipur

Udaipur City Palace

Due to strategic disadvantage, the Sisodiya Rajputs left Chittor and established their kingdom in the Udaipur city. They also made this city, the capital of Mewar. Maharana Udai Singh began the construction work of the City Palace in 1559. It was later enhanced by his inheritors for the subsequent three hundred years. The City palace is amongst the most visited Indian monuments. It is best known for its lavish Hindu Rajput Architecture.

Best Time To Visit:  October to March

How To Reach: You can reach City Palace via air, road, and rail. Take a flight to the closest Dabok airport in Udaipur. From there, you can take a cab or taxi to the palace.

23. Tawang Monastery, Tawang

Tawang Monastery is popular as the largest Indian monastery. It was created in the 17th century, following the instructions from the 5th Dalai Lama of the Tibetan Buddhist sect. Tawang Monastery is located at a height of three thousand meters above sea level. This place is admired for its remarkable architecture and scenic views.

Best Time To Visit: Summers season and the onset of the monsoon season.

How To Reach:  Board a flight to reach the closest international airport “Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport” in Guwahati. You can also take a state-run train from Rangapara Railway Station to reach the monastery.

24. Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi is called the Viceroy’s House during the British rule. This place is regarded as the residence of the Indian President. The entire structure was constructed in a vast land that covers 320 acres of land. Its amazing style is an integration of European and Indian architecture styles.

Best Time To Visit: During the winter season, from November to March.

How To Reach: Board a metro train from the closest Central Secretariat station to Rashtrapati Bhavan or hire a taxi from there to reach the place.

25. Khajuraho Temples, Chattarpur

Khajuraho

The Khajuraho Group of Temples is located at 175 kilometers from the city of Jhansi. These temples are regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They were constructed by the Chandela Rajputs around the first century AD. These temples are widely famous for remarkable Hindu Nagara style architecture. You will amazing sculptures in the temple that depicts various animals, deities, erotica, and mythical creatures.

Best Time To Visit: Winter season

How To Reach: Take a flight to Khajuraho airport. From there it is just two minutes’ drive to the temple. Else, take a bus from Chhatarpur that is 44 km far from district Khajuraho.

26. Kesaria Stupa, Kesaria

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Kesaria Stupa is situated in Bihar. It is amongst the largest Buddhist stupas present all over the world. This stupa got built around the second and seventh century AD. It stands at a height of 300 feet. The locals of the people believe that Lord Buddha had visited the Kesaria Stupa. It is also cited in the works of Chinese traveler Heiun Tsang that indicates its historic significance.

Best Time To Visit: October till March-end.

How To Reach: Kesaria Stupa is situated at 110 kilometers from Patna in the Champaran district of Bihar. You can reach Patna via rail, road, or train. From there you can take a bus or a taxi to reach this stupa.

27. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

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The Kaziranga National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is regarded as one of the places to find them near to extinct one-horned rhinoceros. This park spans an area of 430 sq. kilometers. It is also popular for its varied vegetation and terrain that houses various species of wildlife species.

Best Time To Visit: November to the mid-December

How To Reach: Kaziranga National Park is at 217 km far from the Guwahati city that can be reached via a bus or a taxi. Tourists and visitors can board a train or flight to reach Guwahati city.

28. Palitana Temples, Bhavnagar

Palitana is acknowledged for its world-famous Jain temples. These temples are located in the Bhavnagar town of Gujarat. All the temples are best-known their stunning rock sculpted exteriors. The group of these temples makes it one of the most sacred pilgrimages for the entire Jain community. These temples are situated at a height of 603 meters. They can be accessed via climbing around four hundred steps.

Best Time To Visit: January to February and October to December

How To Reach: You can reach Palitana railway station from Bhavnagar station (56 km) and Ahmedabad station. Trains from several cities of Gujarat and other major states also halt at both these stations.

29. Borra Caves, Vishakhapatnam

The Borra Caves is the deepest cave in India. Its depth reaches to a depth of eighty meters. All the caves are covered with stalactites and stalagmites due to the presence of limestone content in its walls. The caves are even honored as a Hindu pilgrimage spot due to various stalagmite lingams. These lingams denote the presence of Lord Shiva in the cave.

Best Time To Visit: October and March

How To Reach: Borra Caves can be reached from both Borra Railway station, and Vizag city via road.

30. Mysore Palace, Mysore

The Mysore palace got constructed between 1897 and 1912. It was built by the Wodeyar Kings of Mysore. This palace is known for its remarkable architectural design, which receives more than six million visitors every year. This palace design beautifully blends elements from Mughal, Gothic and Hindu, architecture adorned with ornamental designs.

Best Time To Visit:  July and March.

How To Reach: The Mysore palace is located close to Mysore railway station so you can reach there via an auto-rickshaw. You can also catch a bus to the palace. Mysore city is connected to other key cities and towns of Karnataka via bus and train.

31. City Palace, Jaipur

city palace jaipur

Jaipur was built as the capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs. The City palace lies in the core of the walled city. It was built during the 18th century. This palace is a remarkable illustration of Rajput architecture. It combines conventional Hindu architecture along with European elements. This historical architecture houses a museum and a section that is used as a residence by the former royal family.

Best Time To Visit: September to March

How To Reach: The complex lies 12 km from Jaipur Airport. It is also 4.5 km away from Jaipur railway station. You can reach this palace via road, local bus or taxis from anywhere in the Jaipur city.

32. Tirupati, Chittoor

Tirupati is a highly visited temple by tourists from all over India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, who is believed to be a form of the Lord Vishnu. Tirupati temple is recognized to be the richest Hindu temple throughout the globe. Its state-of-the-art Dravidian architecture impresses whoever visits the place. The temple is located on the Tirumala hill at an altitude of 853 meters above sea level.

Best Time To Visit: September to February

How To Reach: There are five direct trains that run from Chittoor to Tirupati. These are Venkatadri Exp, Sabari Express, and Kerala Express.

33. Rani Ki Vav, Patan

Rani Ki Vav was built by the emperor of the Solanki Dynasty. This is a stone step-well in Patan, Gujarat that is well-known for its elaborate carvings and mesmerizing architecture. The entire construction of this place dates back to the eleventh century AD. Rani Ki Vav is counted amongst the largest step-wells in the country.

Best Time To Visit: October and March

How To Reach:  Take intercity buses or shared jeeps from Ahmedabad to Patan. You can also board a train to Mehsana and catch a bus to Patan. Another way is to reach Patan is from Ahmedabad airport.

34. Sun Temple, Konark

Sun temple is another highly visited temple by tourists all over the world. It is built in Konark city during the 13th century. Sun Temple is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This temple was built by the rulers of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. Sun temple is globally recognized for its extraordinary antiquity and architecture. It is constructed by carving huge boulders of rock. It looks like a large chariot of stones and believed to be the location where the son of Lord Krishna “Sambha” contemplated to treat his leprosy.

Best Time To Visit: September-March.

How To Reach: You can book a train from Bhubaneswar to Puri station and hire a cab to reach Konark. You can also reach Biju Patnaik International Airport or Bhubaneswar Airport and take a taxi to reach Konark from the airport.

35. Cellular Jail, Port Blair

The Cellular Jail, also called Kala Pani is an ancient Jail that was used for the imprisonment of political prisoners at the time of the British Rule in the country. This jail was built in the late 19th century to express resentment against the 1857 revolt. The Cellular jail is designed such that prisoners could not communicate amongst themselves.

Best Time To Visit: October to May

How To Reach: Cellular jail is located at major locations in Port Blair. You can easily reach via a taxi, an auto-rickshaw, bus or a minibus.

36. Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha

Chaturbhujtemple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. It was developed by the Bundela Rajputs around the 16th century AD. It is recognized for its impeccable architecture with tall spires, that gives an imposing look to the place. The exteriors, as well as interiors of this place, are extensively decorated with stone carvings that depict petals, geometric patterns and flowers.

Best Time To Visit: September to May.

How To Reach: You can reach Orccha district from Gwalior airport (119 km from Orchha). Regular flights also operate from Bhopal and Delhi to reach Gwalior airport.

37. Tso Moriri Lake, Ladakh

The Tso Moriri is an alluring glacial lake that is situated in the high mountain adventures of Ladakh. It is located at an altitude of 4522 meters above sea level. This lake can be easily accessed from Leh and Pangong Tso. The place is also known for unspoiled blue waters and Himalayas views.

Best Time To Visit: Summer season

How To Reach: Tso Moriri lake can be reached from Manali Leh Highway through Tso Kar – Puga – Sumdo route.

38. Gwalior Fort, Gwalior

Gwalior

The Gwalior Fort is a home for various empires and dynasties. This fort is built by Suraj Sen Kachwaha in the fifth century. Located in Gwalior, this fort comprises of two major palaces and various temples that are devoted to Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu traditions.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

How To Reach: You can reach Gwalior fort from domestic Rajmata Vijaya Raje airport that is connected to major cities of the country. There are several trains such as Rajdhani, Superfast, Express, Mail and Shatabdi trains that can be boarded from Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, etc. You can also reach the fort via bus for Agra, Bhopal, New Delhi, Ajmer, Jaipur, and other places.

39. The Ridge, Shimla

If you are on a tour to the alluring city of Shimla, you must visit not miss to visit ‘The Ridge’. The is an open space situated in the heart of Shimla. Its tourist and commercial activities connect various locations of interest in Shimla.

Best Time To Visit: December to January

How To Reach: You can reach this place from Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, via rail and road.

40. Victoria Terminus (Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus), Mumbai

Victoria Terminus is the finest example of Indian-Gothic Revival architecture. This terminus is regarded as one of the crowded and busiest railway stations in the country. The construction work of Victoria Terminus got finished in 1888. The design of this building is credited to Fredrick William Stevens. This railway station is an iconic place and regarded amongst the most familiar landmarks in the Mumbai city.

Best Time To Visit: Anytime

How To Reach: Victoria Terminus can be reached from suburban or central railway stations or through local transport systems in Mumbai.

41. Bada Imambara, Lucknow

Bada Imambara is built in the late eighteenth century in Lucknow. It is regarded as one of the major Shia monuments in the country. Its congregation hall was custom-built by the Nawab of Awadh. Bada Imambara reflects an outstanding Mughal encouraged architecture. Bada Imambara monument is also popular for its labyrinth known as ‘Bhulbhulaiya’ that contains four hundred and eighty-nine matching doorways.

Best Time To Visit: In summers till March and April

How To Reach: You can reach Bara Imambara via taxis, and auto from any area of Lucknow. The local bus service is also available from the Alambagh bus stand to the Imambara.

42. Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur

Ranakpur Jain Temple is one of the locations where you can get to see the impressive Maru-Gurjara Architecture. This temple is situated in Pali town of Rajasthan. Ranakpur Jain temple was built in 1437, under the backing of the ruler of Mewar. This temple is built from white marble throughout and ornated with detailed carvings.

Best Time To Visit: October – February

How To Reach: Ranakpur Jain Temple can be easily reached by Ranakpur city that is close to Dabok Airport in Udaipur. If you are coming via train, then Falna Railway station, Rajasthan is the closest from Ranakpur. Also, you can catch a bus from Sanderao Bus Stand to reach Ranakpur.

43. Ghats and Old City of Pushkar, Pushkar

The sacred district of Pushkar is regarded amongst the most admired locations by the Hindus. This place is also called as the ‘Ruler of pilgrimage location’. Our ancient people have believed that Pushkar lake has been formed by the benedictions of Lord Brahma. Pushkar is one of the most primitive cities in India. This city is also recognized for its Brahma temple, that is one of the places in the world that is devoted to the Hindu God of creation.

Best Time To Visit: October – November.

How To Reach: Pushkar Lake is situated at the heart of Pushkar city. You can reach it by hiring a bus or taxi from Ajmer. You can even reach the lake via Ajmer Railway station and Jaipur Airport.

44. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Raisen

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters is another significant place in India listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is regarded as one of the primitive archeological places in the world. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters is believed to be used since the period of Homo erectus. The caves present in the place contains incredible ancient cave illustrations that date back to 30,000 years old.

Best Time To Visit:  October to May.

How To Reach: Bhimbetka Rock Shelter can be reached from Bhopal by taxi or a bus.

45. Lingaraja Temple Complex, Khurda

The Lingaraja Temple is a well-known temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is noted as one of the largest temples in Bhubaneswar that was developed during the eleventh century. This temple one of the last few specimens that showcase the Kalinga style architecture. The Lingaraja Temple is built by the emperors of the Ganga dynasty.

Best Time To Visit: October to February

How To Reach: You can reach the Lingaraja Temple that is at just 1.6 km from Biju Patnaik Airport. One can also reach the Lingaraja Temple from Bhubaneswar Train Station (3.3 km).

46. Jagannath Temple, Puri

Jagannath temple is used as a place of worship since the time immemorial. The existing structure was constructed by the Emperor of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in the 12th century AD. Jagannath Temple is located in Puri as a key Hindu pilgrimage location. It is also a part of the “Char Dham” pilgrimage tour in Hindu traditions.

Best Time To Visit: July-March

How To Reach: Jagannath temple can be reached from Bhubaneswar airport that is at sixty kilometers. You can even reach this place by Puri railway station that has superfast and direct express train links with Mumbai, New Delhi, Okha, Kolkata, Tirupati, and Ahmedabad.

47. Bangalore Palace and Grounds, Bangalore

Bangalore Palace is amongst those buildings that are built in India in Tudor Style. Maharaja of Mysore had constructed this palace during the 20th century. It is one of the highly visited tourist spots in Bangalore. This palace got began as the seat for the Central High School’s principal, but later it was bought by the Maharaja. The lands of this palace are known to host several cultural appearances and events by music icons like Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Metallica, Roger Waters, Elton John, and Mark Knopfler.

Best Time To Visit: October to February

How To Reach: You can reach Bangalore Palace by taking a metro, hired cars or bus, from Bangalore station.

48. Udayagiri Caves, Bhopal

The Udayagiri Caves are renowned as an old Hindu construction in India. These caves have been built by the Gupta Empire in the fifth century AD. The Udayagiri caves are highly visited tourist destinations throughout Bhopal. The mesmerizing rock cut at these caves displays several Hindu deities along with their incarnations.

Best Time To Visit: October and March.

How To Reach: You can reach these caves from the nearest Bhopal airport.

49. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, Mumbai

The building was constructed as the home to the Prince of Wales, who visited India in 1904. After when he departed, this building got transformed into a museum. It became a place to advertise the remarkable arts and crafts. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay is also ranked among one of the largest museums in India. It is worldwide known for archeological findings and existing collection of artifacts that provide finest view of India history.

Best Time To Visit: Winters

How To Reach: Mumbai Central and Chattrapati Shivaji Terminals are two main stations to reach the destination.

50. Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar

Jallianwala Bagh is one of those major historic places of the Indian struggle for Independence. This monument is known for its national significance. At Jallianwala Bagh, the British officials attacked the innocent and peaceful Indian crowd through ammunition. A lot of children and women became victim of this massacre. The garden spans across an area of 6.5 acres and still contains several bullet marks left by the British. Jallianwala Bagh is located near to theGolden Temple that is the sacred shrine of the Sikhs.

Best Time To Visit: November to March

How To Reach: Take a train to Amritsar railway station. From the station, you can reach the destination by cab/car/ or taxi.

51. Qila Mubarak, Bhatinda

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Qila Mubarak is constructed by the Kushan Emperor Kanishka in the first century AD. This fort is considered to be one of the ancient monuments throughout the country. The fort is noteworthy for being the last resting location of Razia Sultan, who was the 1st female monarch of Delhi. She was imprisoned in this fort.

Best Time To Visit:  Anytime

How To Reach: You can reach Qila Mubarak from Bhatinda city that is quickly accessible via flight, bus or train. The closest airport is in Chandigarh. From there, catch a bus or train to reach Bhatinda. You can even reach Qila Mubarak from Bhatinda railway junction that is connected to various key cities in India.

52. Lake Palace, Udaipur

Lake Palace is one of the very romantic luxury hotels in the country. This Palace got built in the mid-18th century by Maharana Jagat Singh II of Mewar. Lake palace got its name from the remarkable location, in the center of the mesmerizing Lake Pichola. This monument can be reached through a speed boat that functions from a closeby jetty.

Best Time To Visit: Winter season from September to March.

How To Reach: The Lake Palace is situated at 3kms from the Udaipur railway station and 26kms from the Udaipur airport. You can reach Udaipur city by rail, road, and air from prominent states of India.

53. Cave Temples, Badami

Cave temples are situated in Badami, Karnataka. These temples are constructed by the Badami Chalukyas during the sixth and eighth centuries. There is a total of five cave temples, with three of them devoted to the Hindu sacred trinity Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma. The fourth cave is devoted to Jain traditions. All five cave temples form a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. They also form a key tourist attraction zone in Karnataka.

Best Time To Visit: July to March

How To Reach: You can reach Badami from Belgaum airport. From there, you can reach the cave temples via taxis. Various tourist coaches and buses are also provided throughout the Karnataka state.

54. Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh

Agra Fort is also called the red fort of Agra city. This fort was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan when presided over the Mughal throne. There is an old invigorated building as the “Badalgarh” situated at this place. This fort came under the rule of various northern Indian empires like the Delhi Sultanate, Maratha, the Mughals, and Afghans. Agra fort has also seen as the last resting place of Shah Jahan who was detained by his son Aurangzeb.

Best Time To Visit: November to February,

How To Reach: Take a train from Agra Fort Railway Station and (2 km) and Agra Cantonment railway station (5 km) to reach the Agra Fort. You can even take bus service from Idgah Bus Stand (4 km from the Fort).

55. Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Similar to other fortresses in Rajasthan, Junagarh Fort is built atop a hill. It is located in the core of the ancient Bikaner city. This fort was constructed during the rule of Rao Bika who had established the Bikaner city in the fifteenth century. Bikaner palace was later renovated during the British Rule. It also displayed an extraordinary Rajput architecture.

56. Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

Fatehpur Sikri is a significant town close to Agra in the Uttar Pradesh state. This town is built by the acclaimed Mughal Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri was considered as the capital of the Mughal empire. This city got uninhibited later due to a shortage of water and fear of attack by the close by Rajput states. The place is one of the finest examples of the Mughal Architecture, that encompasses various Persian and Indian styles.

Best Time To Visit: Autumn and winter season

How To Reach: The Agra cantonment is closest to Fatehpur Sikri. Also, this town is just three km from the bus stand at Idgah.

57. Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur

jantar mantar jaipur

Jantar Mantar Observatory has the world’s largest stone sundial. It is amongst the five astronomical observatories in the country that are constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur. This observatory lies in the heart of the walled city, near the Hawa Mahal and the City Palace.

Best Time To Visit: April to September

How To Reach: Jaipur has a railway station and an international airport to reach Jantar Mantar. This monument is 5.2 km away from Jaipur Railway Station and within walking distance from City Palace.

58. The Great Stupa, Sanchi

The Great Stupa is an example of the Mauryan era construction. It is situated in Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh. Being constructed over the remnants of Lord Buddha, the Great Stupa was also a chief pilgrimage location for the Buddhists. The Great Stupa was constructed during the third century BC by the Ashoka The Great. This monument was later extended by the Satavahana and the Shunga empires.

Best Time To Visit: October and March

How To Reach:  You can reach the Great Stupa from ‘Raja Bhoj’ Airport, or via train and road from Bhopal.

59. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb is regarded as the popular architectural predecessor to the Taj Mahal. This tomb was constructed in 1572 by the Mughal Queen Beda Begum. This monument was supervised by Akbar. It is one of the garden mausoleums in the country. The design of this tomb integrates several styles from the Turkic, Rajput and Persian architecture that showcases exquisite lattice and stone carving work.

Best Time To Visit: October till March

How To Reach: The nearest metro station to the Humayun monument is “Jor Bagh” metro station. From there, an auto or a taxi can be taken.

60. The Great Living Chola Temples, Thanjavur

The Great Living Chola temples were constructed in the eleventh and the twelfth century. These temples are also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tamil Nadu. The rulers of the Chola dynasty constructed these temples. They ruled entire southern India from 200AD to 1246 AD. These temples are devoted to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. The remarkable Dravidian architecture will surely leave you spellbound.

Best Time To Visit: November to March

How To Reach: The Great Living Chola Temples can be reached by Tiruchirappalli International Airport or the Trichy railway junction.

61. Cooch Behar Palace, Cooch Behar

Cooch Behar Palace is exhibited after the Buckingham Palace of London. This palace lies in Cooch Behar, West Bengal. Its construction is custom-built in 1887 by the Maharaja of Cooch Behar. Though it is an Indian palace, the design of this building has an extravagant renaissance style architecture.

Best Time To Visit: October and March

How To Reach: You can reach Cooch Behar from Kolkata via twelve different trains.

62. Belur Math, Belur

Belur Math combines artistic elements from Islamic, European and Hindu, traditions. This place is also the place where headquarter of the Ramakrishna Mission are located. Belur Math was started by Swami Vivekananda. It is one of the highly significant institutions for spiritual education.

Best Time To Visit: September and October

How To Reach: The closest railhead to Belur Math in Howrah junction. You can also get buses, taxis or cabs from Howrah station.

63. Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajsamand

The Kumbhalgarh Fort is surrounded by the 2nd largest wall of the world after the “Great wall in China”.  The Kumbhalgarh Fort is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was constructed during the 15th century. This invigorated complex was built by Rana Kumbha who was the chief of the Sisodiya Rajputs and ruled Mewar city. The fort comprises of more than three hundred temples, that are surrounded by a thirty-six-km long wall. This wall is around 15 feet wide. It is often called ‘The Great Wall of India’.

Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit this place is October to March.

How To Reach: You can easily reach Kumbhalgarh fort by Dabok airport that is 85km from Kumbhalgarh. From there you can reach Kumbhalgarh fort via taxi, bus or cab.

64. Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

Ramanathaswamy Temple is devoted to the Hindu deity Shiva. One of the most appealing features of this temple is that it houses one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. This temple marks the location where Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva after his triumph over Ravan, the king of Lanka. Ramanathaswamy Temple is also world-famous for its long corridors that comprise of more than twelve hundred pillars.

Best Time To Visit: October to April

How To Reach: You can reach Rameshwaram from Madurai Airport and Tuticorin Airport. You can take a bus, cab or rented taxis from the airport to reach the destination.

65. Gagron Fort, Jhalawar

Gagron fort is surrounded by rivers on all its three sides. This fort is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in Jhalawar town, Rajasthan. The fort was built by the chiefs of the Doda Rajput fraternity in the eighth century. It was ruled and dominated several times by monarchs it was presented as a gift by Aurangzeb to the Maharaja of Kota.

Best Time To Visit: Jan to Mar, and Oct to Nov

How To Reach: You need to reach Bhawani Mandi railway station. From there you can get a taxi or a cab to reach the destination.

66. Nizamat Imambara, Murshidabad

Nizamat Imambara is the largest Shia congregation hall in the country. It was constructed in 1847 by the Nawab of Bengal in Murshidabad. Nizamat Imambara building was built on an older Imambara, that got demolished by fire in 1846. The design of this building expresses a fine distinction between European and Islamic styles.

Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year

How To Reach: Murshidabad can be reached by Kolkata airport, Murshidabad railway station and state-run buses or taxi from Burdwan, Kolkata, Suri, Rampurhat, Malda, Bolpur, Durgapur and Krishnagar.

67. Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram

Mahabalipuram is a primitive port city that has several buildings and monuments from the Pallava Era. These groups of monuments are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mahabalipuram is one of the best places to see several temples, megaliths, cave temples and rock-cut sculptures between 1st and 9th century AD.

Best Time To Visit: Winters months between November to February.

How To Reach: Kanchipuram is the closest place to Mahabalipuram. There are taxi and bus services available from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram.

Best Time To Visit: November and February

How To Reach: You can reach Bikaner via train, road or air from major cities in India. From there you can reach Junagarh fort via a local bus, or a taxi.

68. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata

The St. Paul’s Cathedral was developed in 1847. It displays an incredible Gothic Revival architectural design. Unfortunately, this building suffered enormous damage due to an earthquake that occurred in 1934. Efforts were made to reconstruct this building with a brand-new design. The construction of the church is accredited to the rule of Britishers in Kolkata. It is one of the selected buildings with Indian-Gothic Architecture.

Best Time To Visit: April and December.

How To Reach: This cathedral is opposite to the popular Birla Planetarium, the Racket Club and the Victoria Memorial. It can be accessed via bus, taxi or metro.

69. Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad

Makkah Masjid is one of the primitive mosques located in India. It is also regarded as one of the major Islamic places of worship in the country. The bricks of this mosque are constructed with the soil that is brought by the monarchs of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty. The building got over in 1694. It is highly decorated in an Indian-Islamic style.

Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year

How To Reach: This the Makkah Masjid can easily be reached from different parts of Hyderabad city via taxi, or cab. The closest landmark is Charminar.

70. Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National Park has an area of approx. 1,330 sq. km. This park is a major habitat of the Bengal Tiger. You will be amazed to see a large species of plants and wildlife. The terrain at Sundarbans comprises of river channels and deltas that are completely covered with mangrove forests. The vast Sundarbans forests are called for a huge population of saltwater crocodiles.

Best Time To Visit: October and March

How To Reach: Sunderbans has located 100 km from Kolkata and is well connected by road and rail.

71. Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni

The Roman Catholic Basilica is in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu. It is also popularly called as the ‘Lourdes of the East’. People have seen various types of miracles at this place, especially in the 16th century. This has made the Roman Catholic Basilica as a key pilgrimage center for all Christians in the country. The church is developed with extraordinary gothic architecture, that was added during the twentieth century.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

How To Reach: Velankanni can be reached by Tiruchirapalli airport and Nagapattinam railway station. Once you get to these destinations, you need to take a taxi to reach Velankanni.

72. Akbar’s Tomb, Agra

This fort is recognized as the place where the Mughal emperor Akbar took his last breath. The construction of this tomb started in 1605 and was ended in 1613. The construction got began by Akbar himself. It was completed by his son Jahangir. He succeeded Akbar and became the Mughal Emperor. The design resembles a lot like the Buland Darwaza, that was the main entrance of ancient Mughal town “Fatehpur Sikri”.

Best Time To Visit: Winter months are the best time to visit the place

How To Reach: Reach Agra via rail, road or train and then take a cab to Akbar’s Tomb.

73. Chota Imambara, Lucknow

Chota Imambara is also called as Hussainabad Imambara. It was developed by the Nawab of Awadh. This monument is in Lucknow city near to the larger Bara Imambara. Due to the alluring decorations and gilded dome that take place at the time of Moharram, the Chota Imambara is referred to as the ”Palace of Lights”.

Best Time To Visit: March and April

How To Reach: Chota Imambara can be reached by taking a cab or rickshaw from any location in the Lucknow city.

74. Marina Beach, Chennai

Mariana beach is the longest beaches all over the world. This beach is the prime tourist attraction located in Chennai. This place sees a thousand visitors daily. The beach was constructed after building the Madras Harbor in 1881 when the British Governor custom-built the structure of a walkway close to the coastline.

Best Time To Visit: November to February

How To Reach: Marina beach can be reached from the Park railway station to the beach.

75. Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar

Sariska Tiger Reserve lies close to the foothills of the Aravalli Range. This reserve is popular for its vast population of the Bengal Tiger and various other species of flora and fauna. Sariska Tiger Reserve is also close to the Sariska Palace, that was used as a shooting cottage by the Maharaja of Alwar. This forested area has other tourist attractions such as the Kankwadi Fort and the Pandupol temple.

Best Time To Visit: October to June

How To Reach: You can get regular bus services or tourist taxis from Jaipur to Sariska Tiger Reserve. Another way to reach is via road from Alwar, Delhi, and Jaipur.

76. Gateway of India, Mumbai

City of Mumbai

This is one of the popular places to see in Mumbai city. Gateway of India was constructed during the British Raj. It marked the visit of Queen Mary and King George V in 1911. The design of this building presents distinctive architecture elements from the Mughal, European and Hindu times. The gateway of India is 26 meters in height. It is located at the top of the Apollo Jetty and a prominent building seen while entering the country by sea.

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Best Time To Visit: October and March

How To Reach: Hire a taxi or bus from the Churchgate railway station or Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station to reach the place.

77. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

This fort was constructed in 1459 as the new capital of Marwar. The Mehrangarh Fort lies on the top of the hill in the historic Jodhpur city in Rajasthan. This is one of the fortresses that never fell to the attacking armies. It shows the grand strength of the Rathore Rajputs. Its thick walls also contain various palatial structures that exhibit a plethora of weapons, artifacts, paintings, and armor.

Best Time To Visit: Mid-October to Mid-March

How To Reach: You can reach Mehrangarh fort via auto, bus or cab from any part of Jodhpur.

78. Purana Qila, Delhi

Purana Quila is a primitive city constructed by the Pandavas. This place came under the supremacy of the Mughal King Humayun. He was later detained by Sher Shah Suri, who constructed and expanded the fortifications to its current condition. Purana Quila is now known as the sixth historic empire of Delhi.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

How To Reach: The closest metro station to reach Purana Quila is Pragati Maidan Metro (2 km) on the blue line. You can take a rickshaw from the metro to reach the destination.

79. Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Lake is situated in the center of the beautiful hill district of Kodaikanal. This place serves as a key tourist spot in Kodaikanal. This lake is built by the ex-collector of Madurai “Sir Vere Henry Levinge”. He custom-built the construction in 1863. Kodaikanal Lake contains a boat and a ferry service, regular flower shows, exhibitions, and a boat club.

Best Time To Visit: October and March.

How To Reach: You can reach Kodaikanal By Madurai International Airport. Kodaikanal is also connected by road with various major cities, that includes Bangalore, Trichy, Chennai, Ooty, Coimbatore, and Kumili.

80. Loktak Lake, Moirang

Loktak Lake is located close to the district of Moirang in Manipur. It is the major freshwater lake in North-Eastern India. This lake is recognized for its various floating islands. This nature reserve is recognized for its attractive locations and several species of plants and wildlife.

Best Time To Visit: In the winter season

How To Reach: The closest airport is Imphal (48 km from Loktak Lake). You can board a train at Dimapur railway station (215 km from Imphal) or take Dimapur buses to Imphal. Drive via NH53 to reach Imphal.

81. Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

Jaigarh fort houses the largest cannon on wheels in the world. It is constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1726. This fort is built to safeguard the Amber fortress from the attacking army. Jaigarh fort lies 400 meters above the Amber fort. It also serves as a “cannon foundry” for the Mughals and Rajputs. Jaigarh Palace houses an attractive museum and a garden.

Best Time To Visit: Winter season

How To Reach: Jaigarh Fort can be reached from Jaipur city easily by road. One can even take buses operated by Rajasthan Road Transport Corporation.

82. Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur

jeep safari in Ranthambore
Jeep Safari at Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is a popular place for wildlife and nature lovers. This place provides a large population of tigers. This park is located in the Sawai Madhopur town of Rajasthan state. It is enclosed by the river Chambal and the Banas. It contains the significant fort of Ranthambore that was developed during the tenth century. This forest was used earlier for game shooting by the noble families of Jaipur. Later, when India gained independence, this place got declared as a protected area.

Best Time To Visit: October – December

How To Reach: Hire a local bus, cab or taxi from the Sawai Madhopur station to reach the Ranthambore Park. You can reach Sawai Madhopur station via train from the key cities of India like Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, and others.

83. Kakatiya Temple, Warangal

The Kakatiyatemple is also called as the ‘Thousand Pillar Temple’. It is constructed by the Kakatiya Dynasty in the twelfth century AD. This temple complex is located in Warangal. It houses various lingams and three shrines that are devoted to the Hindu deities Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. The Kakatiyatemple surrounds a picturesque garden. Tughlaqs desecrated this temple that was later restored by the government efforts.

Best Time To Visit: October to the month of March.

How To Reach: Board a bus to Mulug and take another bus to Palampet that will drop you at the temple’s entrance.

84. Srirangapatna, Mandya

Srirangapatna is one of the noteworthy sites in Mysore, Karnataka that houses the primitive Ranganathaswamy Temple. This temple is a key pilgrimage center for the Hindus. The construction of this temple building is accredited to the Ganga Dynasty. It was then enhanced and extended by the Vijaynagar and Hoysala empires. While your stay at the Mandya city, you must watch the amazing Shivansamudra waterfalls, that are recognized as the second-largest waterfalls in the country.

Best Time To Visit:  October – March.

How To Reach: The easiest, quickest and affordable way to reach Srirangapatna to Mandya is by taking a taxi or a cab.

85. Munnar Hills, Idukki

Munnar is a prime hill station in Kerala. The picturesque green Munnar hills are situated in the Idukki town of Kerala amid in the Western Ghats Mountains. Located at an altitude of approx. 1,600 m above sea level. This hill town is admired for its sprawling green hills, that are covered with spice and tea plantations.

Best Time To Visit: September to March

How To Reach: The closest airport to the Munnar city is Cochin International airport. It is situated 125 km far from Munnar.

86. Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital

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Jim Corbett National Park is regarded as one of the ancient protected counties in India. It is a key stronghold of the Bengal Tiger. This park is sponsored by the “World Wildlife Fund”.  It is popular for the vast species of fauna and flora. Jim Corbett National Park is located in Nainital, Uttarakhand. It got established in 1936.

Best Time To Visit: November and February

How To Reach: Jim Corbett Park can be reached from Ramnagar railway station (12 km from the park). Ranikhet Express is a direct train that runs between Ramnagar and Delhi. From Ramnagar, you can reach the park via a cab.

87. Gir National Park, Junagarh

The Gir National Park is popular for its increasing number of Asiatic Lions. This park is a key protected wildlife reserve in Gujarat. In the past, the forests of Gir National Park were used as the hunting ground by the royal family of Junagarh. This reserve played a key role in the preservation of lions in this region. Besides the Lions, the Gir forests are also abode to various species of birds, reptiles, and animals.

Best Time To Visit: December to March

How To Reach:  Gir National Park can be reached by Keshod airport (70 km). You can even reach the park by Junagadh railway station (80 km) and Veraval railway station (72 km). It is also well-connected to a few major cities of Gujarat via roadways.

88. Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch

Marine National Park is popular for being the first National Marine Park in the country. The Marine National Park is situated in the Gulf of Kutch close to Jamnagar district in Gujarat. This park spans across approx. 150 sq. kilometers. It is recognized for its plentiful coral reefs that surround the forty-two islands that create the protected area. Besides the corals, you will be amazed by looking at the various other marine species.

Best Time To Visit: October to February.

How To Reach: You can hire a taxi or auto to reach the park from Jamnagar station. Another way is to take a ferry from Nava port or Bedi port in Jamnagar to reach the park.

89. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

Laxmi Vilas Palace is amongst the largest private residences all over the world. It was constructed in 1890 by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. He has been the King of Baroda and a chief Maratha ruler. He custom-built the building that is a true merger of European and Hindu architecture. Laxmi Vilas Palace contains a garden, a museum, a zoo, and an assembly hall. The zoo has now reduced to a crocodile pit.

Best Time To Visit: Oct to March

How To Reach:  The Lakshmi Vilas Palace can be reached from Vadodara Airport (4.8 km) and

Vadodara Junction Train Station (2.2 km).

90. Pattadakal, Bagalkot

Pattadakal is renowned as the house of the Chalukya Dynasty. The group of memorials built in this city classifies as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Though it was constructed by the South Indian rulers,  the architectural style of these monuments showcase different styles such as Dravidian, Nagara, Prasada, and Rekha in their designs. The temples are mostly constructed between the 6th to the 8th century that provided them a lot of historic significance.

Best Time To Visit: July to September

How To Reach: You can reach Pattadakal from Bagalkot via private or government bus or train.

91. Nainital Lake, Nainital

Nainital Lake is situated in the Nainital town of Uttarakhand. This lake serves as a prime tourist spot in the hill district. One can indulge in various interesting activities here. A few of them being yachting and boating. You can even enjoy various festivals and exhibitions that are organized close to the coasts of Nainital Lake.

Best Time To Visit: March to June

How To Reach: Kathgodham Railway Station is situated approx. 34 km from the closest Nainital railway station. You can even hire a shared taxi or cab for Nainital.

92. Dharamshala, Kangra

Dharamshala is one of the popular places located in Kangra town, Himachal Pradesh. It is known to be the residence of the Dalai Lama. The headquarters of the Tibetan Government is also located in Dharamshala. As a vast section of the population comprises of the Tibetan refugees, Dharamshala is also called as a mini Tibet. This town has various monasteries, picturesque views of the enchanting Himalayas and several other tourist destinations.

Best Time To Visit: February to June

How To Reach: To reach Dharamshala, you need to take a train from the closest railway station in Pathankot.

93. Bishnupur Temples, Bankura

Bishnupur is a small region that was earlier ruled by the Gupta Empire. This town thrived in the eighteenth century under the supremacy of the Malla Kings. One of the significant illustrations of their benefaction is a large number of terracotta temples built in this town. All the temples are built by the Malla kings who took the assistance of several local craftsmen and artisans to construct a series of Hindu temples.

Best Time To Visit: October, November, December and February and March

How To Reach: You can board Howrah Prr Exp from Kolkata to Bishnupur (2hours 46m) or hire a taxi from Kolkata to Bishnupur.

94. Lotus Temple, Delhi

Lotus Temple delhi

The Lotus temple is the only Baha’i place of worship all over India. This temple showcases an exquisite architecture constructed in 1986. The temple has a design that looks like a budding lotus flower. Due to this reason, it was named the Lotus Temple. This monument is situated in the Fahapur suburb of Delhi. The Lotus temple attracts lacs of visitors annually.

Best Time To Visit:  October to March

How To Reach: Lotus Temple can be reached via Kalkaji Mandir metro station, New Delhi.

95. Tughlaqabad Fort, Delhi

The Tughlaqabad fort is in the Delhi city. It was constructed in 1321 by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq. He was the King who established the Tughlaq dynasty. The structure of this fort was planned to keep the prowling Mongolian raiders at distance. The Tughlaqabad fort was called as the third historic empire of Delhi. This fort is connected to the Ghiyas ud-din Tughlaq tomb, that lies at a picturesque location adjacent to a highly ornamental causeway.

Best Time To Visit: November

How To Reach: You can reach Tughlaqabad Fort from Delhi airport (20 Km) and Delhi railway station (25 Km). Take an auto to reach this fort from the airport and station.

96. Monuments at Mandu, Dhar

Mandu, also called Mandavgarh is situated in the Dhar town of Madhya Pradesh. This place is known to have established in the sixth century BC. It was ruled by the Parmara Kings. The city got fortified by Emperor Bhoj in the tenth century. Later, the Mughals and Delhi Sultanate took over the supremacy of this place. Mandu comprises of various monuments that include various mosques, Jain temples, and regal palaces. A sight of these monuments presents an exemplary view of the varied cultural impact in India.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

How To Reach: The closest railway station to reach Mandu is Ratlam. Another option is the Indore railway station (99 km from Mandu)

97. Nalanda University, Bihar Sharif

Nalanda University is recognized as an old Buddhist learning center. This university was constructed between 5th and 12th centuries. Nalanda university is considered to be the “Archeological Gems” of India.  This place has been associated with The Great Ashoka, Gautama Buddha, and Lord Mahavira. It has been a thriving learning center under the rule of Gupta Empire. Unluckily, the university got despoiled by Turkish chief Bhaktiyar Khilji in the twelfth AD.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

How To Reach: You can reach from Patna airport (89km), Rajgir railway station (12 km) or Gaya railway station (95 km). You can also reach via road from Rajgir, Gaya, Pawan Puri, Bihar Sharif, and Patna.

98. Shalimar Bagh, Jammu, and Kashmir

The Shalimar Bagh is regarded as the largest terraced gardens in India. This garden was constructed by the Mughals. It is situated in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir. The Shalimar Bagh garden lies close to the scenic Dal Lake. It was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the seventeenth century. The design of these gardens got expanded and enhanced by the subsequent rulers. The Shalimar Bagh is now seen as a key tourist attraction in Srinagar.

Best Time To Visit: April to October

How To Reach: J&K is connected to various prominent places in India such as Chandigarh, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata by air, road, and rail.

99. Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad

This is a great forest that was mentioned in the Indian epic Mahabharata. These forests of Palakkad are conserved as “the Silent Valley National Park” in the Kerala state. Located in the Western Ghats, these forests come under the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. They are also famous for their extensive collection of fauna and flora.

Best Time To Visit: December and April.

How to Reach: Palghat Junction is the closest railway station to the Silent Valley National Park. You can also reach Palghat by private buses.

100. Chittorgarh Fort, Chittaur

Chittorgarh Fort is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fort is known to be the largest fort in the country. It was constructed by the king of the Mauryan dynasty. Later, the Rajputs of Mewar ruled this place for nearly eight hundred years and expanded the fort to its present condition. Unfortunately, this fort got abandoned for the new Udaipur city and was renovated during the reign of Britishers in India.

Best Time To Visit: Winter and Monsoon season

How To Reach: You can reach the Chittorgarh Fort from Chittorgarh railway station (6 km) or Chanderiya Railway Station (11 km).

Conclusion

All these attractions are the best places in India, that provide you a profound insight into the rich culture and history of India. Ensure that you visit a few places from this list, during your journey to this magical country.



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