When it comes to 'Aamchi Mumbai', the city that never sleeps. Eminent monuments like the Gateway of India (pictured), the Taj Mahal palace hotel are thronging spots for tourists and even Mumbaikars. Although the city receives footfall around the year, best time to visit the bustling city is between October to March. The nightlife in the Mumbai comes alive thanks to the various restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Considered the best travel destination to unwind and get some rest and relaxation, Goa is ideal for tourists worldwide. Goa's Gothic churches, crumbling forts, palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, ferry rides and bubbly folk music, is enough to entice the average travel junkie. It's many beach resorts also add to the fun and it's an ideal haven for those, who want to take a break from their busy routine.
The 'Pink City' of Rajasthan, land of historic forts and palaces like Amber, Jaigarh, Hawa Mahal (pictured) and City Palace, built during the reign of Rajputs, make it ideal for those who like to explore such interesting places. Brightly turbaned mustached men and women wearing twinkling anklets in colourful swirling ghagras add colour to the amazing city.
Known as, 'The Queen of hill-stations', beautiful and scenic Ooty or Udhagamandalam, is a perfect destination for those, who like to escape the sweltering heat. It is located amidst lush green vegetation and lavender blue mountains in southern India. It's a frequent haunt of locals and foreign tourists. Ooty is also famous of its tea plantations (pictured) and the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
Kolkata, the City of Joy, which also hosts the Eden Gardens, India's largest cricket stadium, draws tourists from India and abroad throughout the year. It is home to beautiful temples, monuments like the Victoria Memorial Hall (pictured) among others.
Considered the fourth largest metropolitan city in India, Chennai is world famous for its beaches, museums, parks and several places of historical significance. Marina Beach, Government Museum (pictured), Parthasarathy Temple, Kapaleeswaraar Temple, San Thome Cathedral are some of the many places thronged by Indian and foreign visitors. The city is also called, "The Cultural Capital of India."
'The City of Pearls', Hyderabad, is home to tourist attractions like, The Charminar, The Mecca Masjid, and the historic Golconda Fort (pictured) among other places. The popular Ramoji Film City, where blockbuster films like, 'Baahubali' and many beautiful temples are also located here.
Agra, located near Delhi, is the home to the beautiful Taj Mahal (pictured), which is considered one of the seven wonders of the world and is classified as a heritage monument. Other histoic monuments like the Agra Fort and the Tomb of Akbar are also located there. UNESCO World Heritage site, Fatehpur Sikri, happens to be located nearby.
The Himalayan capital Shimla, is the base for excellent treks. It is truly a tranquil and peaceful place and each season brings out its unique beauty. Pleasant summers in Shimla last from May to June and the entire landscape gets draped in powdery snow during winters. The lush green, scenic valleys of Shimla are excellent for those who seek adventure.
The Karnataka capital, which is the centre of India's high-tech industry, is also home to great temples, parks, lakes and architectural landmarks. Notable mentions include former royal residences like the 19th century Bangalore Palace (pictured), which has been modeled after England's Windsor Castle, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, an 18th-century teak structure.
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India has many amazing places to visit, by both Indian and foreign tourists. Doing a Google search before a trip has become the norm. Here's a list of 10 such places that ranked on Google last year