Top 10 Tourist Places in India 2021
Whenever a person thinks of getting rid of his hectic life, he thinks to go and visit some places where he feels free from the tensions of society, work load of business and many more or if in a normal family whenever a person has some holidays, he might think to go somewhere and visit a tourist place.
Tourist places are something whose center of attraction is unlimited just because of their location and the attractiveness of the monuments. Still, there is much more than this because a normal place or site became a tourist place because of its historical, social, and scientific significance. Tourist places need not necessarily be a monument or heritage sites; most probably, they may be a Temple or religious sites or places. India is the epicenter for such tourist places or heritage sites with religious, scientific, social, geometric, and historical importance. In this article, we are discussing the top 10 tourist places in India and not only the tourist places but also the places which have historical, scientific, and social importance. Moreover, they are the center of attraction for not only Indians but also foreigners.
Uttarakhand is a beautiful place in the north part of India that shares its border with Nepal and Tibet, China; this is considered one of the top tourist places in India because of its Geographical, climatic, and religious reasons and significance.
Uttarakhand is the center of attraction because of its various aspects, as discussed earlier, and also for "Kedarnath Temple," which is the center of attraction for tourists not only from India but also from other countries as well. Kedarnath is a Shiv Mandir that is very ancient according to the Hindu culture, and its Yatra begins in April and ends in November every year.
Kedarnath Temple faced a natural disaster a few years back, and even then, the Temple is firm in its place without a single damage. Uttarakhand is also known as Dev Bhoomi and is also considered the Land of Deities.
Mussoorie is another famous tourist spot in Uttarakhand which is adjacent to Dehradun. During the whole year, it is the center of attraction for the Tourister to come and visit this place. Many mountain ranges, especially the Himalayan ranges, give a panoramic view to it, especially the winter line or the yellow line, which is usually seen in Mussoorie and is the main center of attraction for the Tourister.
Rishikesh is a beautiful heaven located in the foothills of the Himalayas. It has a wide range of mountains and is close to Haridwar. The main attraction of this place is Laxman Jhula, Trayambakeshwar Temple, known as Terah Manzil Temple, Neelkantha Mahadev, and Mata Baal Kunwari Temple. Rishikesh is also a foreign attraction for many because of Rafting and Benjie Jumping, like sports activities. This is not all about Uttarakhand's beauty and attractions; there is even more about it, like many other tourist places like Badrinath, Gangotri, Auli, Nainital, Dehradun, Robber's Cave, Sahastradhara, Tapkeshwar Temple, Paltan Bazar, Mindrolling Monastery, and Forest Research Institute.
2. Taj Mahal
It is not only a historical monument but a lot more than this; it is a monument of Love that signifies the Love through each of its bricks; this beautiful monument is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Which was built under the direction of Shah Jahan, a Mughal Emperor who built this in pleasant memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whom he loved more than him; after her death, he felt so lonely and tensed that he decided to make his Love immortal by making such a monument that will signify his Love to the upcoming generation. For making this monument, the piece of marble came from around the world, its construction began in 1632 and finished in 1653, and even after the completion, its work continued. The cost of its making was approximately 32 million at that time. The Taj Mahal is one of the World's Seven Wonders and is on the list of World Heritage Sites.
Every year Taj Mahal contributes a lot to the Indian economy, as it is the center of attraction for people globally. Everyone considered it a great mosque that depicts Love even now. Here are a few more interesting facts about the Taj Mahal are as follows:
Amritsar is a beautiful city in Punjab. Golden Temple is the main center of attraction for outsiders and tourists from around the world. Golden Temple is also named "Harmandir Sahib" and "Darbar Sahib," which is considered the Spiritual site in the Sikh religion. Moreover, it has an artificial pool built under the order of the fourth Sikh Guru, "Guru Ram Das Ji," in 1577, and Guru Arjan Ji placed the Guru Granth Sahib inside the Golden Table.
"Harmandir Sahib" often became the target of Mughal persecution; as a result, it was rebuilt from time to time by various Sikh rulers. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was a famous Sikh ruler of his era; under his rule, Punjab was considered the richest of all. Moreover, he was the biggest hurdle for all the North invaders, and under his regime in 1809, he again started the construction of "Harmandir Sahib." This time they used Marble and Copper, and this time they came up with a unique idea to build an overlaid Gold Sanctum with a gold leaf from where it gets its unique name, "Golden Temple," this time, it was made exceptionally good. It became the meeting place for various movements like the "Singh Sabha Movement" and "Punjabi Suba Movements." Still, unfortunately, in the year 1984, the Gurudwara became the center of conflict between Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a militant, and the Indian Government. To neutralize their militant activity, Indian Army led a "Blue Star" operation that mistakenly destroyed some part of "Gurudwara," After that, the Government sanctioned a grant for its reconstruction. Golden Temple is the main source of tourism for the Punjab government, and various other tourist places have historical importance, like "Jaliyah Wala Bagh" and many more.
A beautiful place to visit; situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, that is often known for its paranoic and scenic views; various tourist places in Himachal Pradesh are famous among tourist, but among them, all tourist places; Shimla hold its unique place in that list. Moreover, it is the capital of Himachal.
A few interactive places in Shimla are The Mall, Ridge, Jakhoo, Kali Bari, Annandale, Himachal Pradesh state Museum, Summer Hill, Sankat Mochal temple, Tara Devi Temple, and Jugoth.
It also provides the ropeway facility that passes over Ridge and Mall Road, giving the Tourister a wonderful experience.
5. Jagannath Temple
Jagannath Temple is one of the most famous temples in India. It is located in the Puri in the state of Odisha. Moreover, it is one of the Char Dham pilgrimages in India. It is a Hindu temple of Lord "Vishnu," which is famous for its divine "Rath Yatra," which is very famous throughout the world, and every year, many people come to witness this grand "Rath Yatra,"
There are various facts and exceptions for which Jagannath temple is famous few of those are listed below:
In India, whenever a couple, friends, and family thinks of going for an outing, the first place that comes up is to visit Goa; it is a very beautiful place known for its beaches, Hotels, Restaurants, and worship. This place was earlier known as the Portuguese society. Moreover, Goa tourism alone contributes a major part to the state economy. In 2011, more than 2.28 percent of the foreign population was entertained by Goa tourism.
A few famous places in Goa are as follows:
7. Red Fort
If a foreigner comes to India and he forgets to visit Red Fort, then his trip is not supposed to be completed because it is something related to Indian History; this is a great monument constructed by the Mughal Emperor "Shah Jahan," it took over ten years to complete its construction, the monument is famous for its huge red walls that are considered as the center of attraction for many tourists.
Since the country's Independence, Red Fort has been selected for the National Flag Hosting ceremony. Every year on the occasion of Independence Day and Republic Day, the march pass, and the country's defense forces offer the salute to the Prime Minister.
It also has the Historical Museum of modern Indian History, where the historic Swords and shields of the Britishers and the Indian kings and freedom fighters and other belongings of some great personalities are preserved in a much more efficient manner.
8. Konark Sun Temple
Konark's Sun Temple is one of the famous heritages and a tourist site in India; it is situated in the Puri district of Odisha. This famous Temple was constructed by the Eastern Ganga Monarch "Gajapati Langula Narasingha," who ruled from 1238 CE to 1264 CE; they are often known as Prachya Gangas, Rudhi Gangas, and Purba Gangas.
The Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity "Surya," worshipped as one of the major deities in Hindu culture. This Temple was built so grand and big at that time that even after facing many Mughal perceptions, the Temple still survived; during the British era in India, the Britishers also tried to conserve the remains of Konark Sun Temple. The Temple was considered the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
Every year the Temple becomes the site of attraction for all people worldwide because of its famous "Chandrabhaga Mela" in February. Even on the back side of the Indian currency 10 rupee note, the picture of the giant wheel is depicted; this signifies its importance in Indian History and culture. The Konark Sun temple is the backbone of tourism in Odisha; every year, millions of people visit the place and witness the excellency of the Art and Artifacts of the people of that time.
9. Hawa Mahal
This amazing artifact was built under the order of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh by a fine architect Lal Chand Ustaad; this stunning artifact was completely built in the year 1799.
The Hawa Mahal is located in the city of Jaipur, often known as Pink City; the monument is made of red and pink sandstone, and the Honeycomb design gives it a very amazing look; the purpose behind building the structure like a honeycomb is to let Royal ladies enjoy the festivals being celebrated on the street where the physical entry of the royal ladies is denied, one more reason behind this Honeycomb design is to make the entire palace ventilated which is beneficial at the time of high temperature.
This stunning monument catches the attention of not only Indian visitors but also foreign visitors. The Hawa Mahal has five floors, and its structure is pyramidical. Nowadays, the Hawa Mahal is maintained by the Archaeological department of the Government of Rajasthan. Every year, millions of visitors worldwide witness this great artifact's beauty. This monument alone contributes a lot to the economy of Rajasthan through tourism.
10. Kullu Manali
Kullu Manali is considered one of the busiest places throughout the year, especially in winter; this place is the center of attraction among tourists because of its scenic view, and the winter line is seen from the high mountains there. Tourism is considered one of the vital sources of income for the Himachal Pradesh Government, and we can consider it the backbone of Himachal Pradesh.
A few of the famous tourist places in Kullu Manali are as follows: