India is an eternal and diverse destination. Bordered by China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar, not to mention the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, means that there are various aspects of the country.

No less than 20 official languages, various cuisines, and multiple religions live within India’s boundaries. To truly encounter the greatness of Indian history and culture, travel is key. Book India tours to Travel to as many of these most desirable places in India.

1. Agra

Found on the bank of Yamuna in UP, Agra is a famous traveller destination as it houses one of the 7 wonders on the earth, the Taj Mahal. It’s a sneak look into the architectural past of two other UNESCO World Heritage places, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort.

Apart from its masterpieces, the city has some impressive delicacies for foodies. It is as well-known for its Petha (a sweet prepared from pumpkin and seasoned with saffron and rose water) as it is for the Taj Mahal.

With its vast and deep history, it is no surprise that Agra makes part of the famous Golden Triangle Circuit for travellers along with Jaipur and Delhi. Taj Mahal is undoubtedly one of the best places to travel with our India tour packages.

Best Time To Visit: October To March

2. New Delhi

Delhi has various personalities, from ancient monuments to packed shopping malls, from the Delhi University campus to a vast chain of the modern metro system.

Delhi has popular temples spread all over the city, some remarkable ones being the Akshardham Temple, the ISKON Temple, and the Lotus Temple (also recognised as the Bahai Temple).

Spend time to explore ancient monuments such as the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, and Jama Masjid if you desire to witness Mughal History.

Central Delhi is the nation’s political power concentration, and the must-see sites here include the India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Raisina Hill, and the Rajpath.

Locals in Delhi love to eat, and travellers will see themselves spoilt for selection between the various dishes on offer at each turn of every street.

Best Time To Visit: October To March

3. Mumbai

Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra, is a magnificent paradox of hope and chaos, beauty and poverty, tradition and modernity. Mumbai is a wonderfully blended melting pot of lifestyles and cultures, famously known as the City of Dreams.

Some of the Attractions in Mumbai are Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves & island, Siddhivinayak Temple, Kanheri Caves, Essel World, Haji Ali Dargah, Rajabai Clock Tower, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Kamala Nehru Park, Worli Fort, and Marine Drive.

Best Time To Visit: October To February

4. Rajasthan

Among India’s most vibrant and colourful states, with a rich mixture of history, culture, cuisine, and music, falling in love with this state doesn’t take much time.

Rajasthan has more history than the whole nation put together. Golden-sand deserts, authentic cuisine, traditional handicrafts, and jaw-dropping palaces all make Rajasthan a perfect holiday destination.

The three must-visit forts in Rajasthan are the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Amber Fort in Jaipur, and Jaisalmer Fort, generally recognised as Sonar Quila. Also, pay a visit to the Umaid Bhawan Palace and the Jaipur City Palace.

Best Time to visit: October To March

5. Rishikesh

Rishikesh (also called Hrishikesh) is recognised for its old temples, adventure sports, modern cafes, and the “Yoga Capital of the World”. It’s also a pilgrimage town and among the most religious places for Hindus.

The peaceful town has long been a holy centre but is equally famous for mountain biking, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, and camping along the quick-flowing Holy Ganges. It also acts as the gateway to various Himalayan treks.

Since it is a sacred town, alcohol and non-veg food are strictly banned here. The Worldwide Yoga Festival is hosted here in the opening week of March, which seeks yoga fans from all over the earth.

Best Time To Visit: Throughout The Year

6. Varanasi

One of our best cities from India tour packages , Varanasi – also recognised as Banaras and Kashi (City of Life), is the holy capital of India.

Temples engulf Varanasi at nearly every turn, but the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the most visited and the most beloved of the lot. The city is recognised as the town of Lord Shiva for a reason, and truly so.

Be prepared for the sounds, sights, and smells! Don’t forget the fresh lassi and hot chaat. All noise and chaos on the ghats stop at sunset when the Ganga Aarti starts, a ritual of eternal glory.

This sacred city is also a well-known destination for Buddhists. Gautam Buddha taught his initial sermon in Benaras, a portion which is presently in Sarnath.

Best Time To Visit: October To March

7. Amritsar

Home of the famed Golden Temple, the remarkable town of Amritsar, depicts the fearless character of Punjab. A day in this friendly city begins with the holy devotions from Gurudwaras.

Amritsar is the holy and cultural capital of Sikhism. Baisakhi festival brings out Amritsar’s shining appearance with its most delicate food, merry-making, and clothes. This site is also renowned for its Jallianwala Bagh massacre and its closeness to Wagah Border.

The delicious food and lavish touches of traditional Punjabi hospitality further add charm to the tourist. Amritsar presently is a flourishing city with bustling trade and travel industries.

One of India’s most agriculturally productive towns, Amritsar is strongly attached with most of the major towns of India.

Best Time To Visit: October To March

8. Goa

Goa is India’s smallest state and prized for its infinite beaches, diverse seafood, heavenly nightlife, world-heritage listed structure. Scattered over just 3,703 km, Goa rests in the Konkan area.

The Goans are pretty friendly towards visitors and celebrate various festivals, the most popular being the Goa Carnival and New Year.

While the seafood is outstanding, Goa has one of the most enjoyable nightlife in India with beach shacks, stylish bars, chic cafes and various discotheques and clubs. Thanks to cheaper alcohol costs, Goa is also best for younger visitors with almost tighter pockets.

While North Goa is the nightlife heart where all the visitor beaches, beach shacks, and flea markets are found, South Goa is the home of deluxe resorts and relaxed beach vibes.

Best Time To Visit: October To March