Best Tourist Places to Visit in India: Ooty is at 10th

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Top 10 Best Places to Visit in India that is the best tourist places in India

India, which is Bharat- a great and incredible nation with mountains, beaches, backwaters, wildlife, national parks, adventure activities, secluded islands, bustling metropolitan, culinary delights, local drinks, spiritual holidays, romantic vacations and more fascinate differ type of people across the globe. There are so many tremendous and best tourist places to visit in India.

We have listed the best tourist places in India as per the choices of travellers, couples and families:

1. Kerala-God’s Own Country:

A mysterious place, offbeat dense rainforest, unique culture, tea estate which is established in the heart of the mountains. Portuguese Engineering and Architecture, Rare Species, Palm Trees along with Backwater, Blue Paradise Beaches, Churches and Island around Kerala are the highlights of this beautiful and attractive destinations.  Literacy and hospitality is in the blood of every Keralites. Due to its kind of people, culture and the beauty of nature, Kerala is one of the most beautiful and highly preferred tourist’s destinations by travellers. 

Kerala is also titled as “God’s Own Country”. The beautiful Beaches, Green Grassland Landscape boosts as a scene tick pictures. Due to its diversified natural beauty, most of the movies have shot in Kerala. 

Long rivers, Waterfalls and beautiful Curvy Roads make it as a perfect destination. Here, Basic education is completely free and most of the village has its own hospitals, banks and school. Even all basic requirements which a “Hybrid Modern Village” have, are in the villages of Kerala. 

With other various reasons, surveys and opinions, “YOUR TRAVELLING STORY” put beautiful Kerala at the top and it ranks #1 in the best places to visit in India.

Kerala: best places to visit in India
Kerala-God’s Own Country-best places to visit in India

Perfect Destinations and best places to visit in Kerala:

  • Manner Valley
  • Alleppey Backwater 
  • Wayanad Forest

How to Reach:

  • Flight: Kachin international airport has direct domestic and international daily flight connectivity.
  • Via Train: Direct train connectivity for the rest of India.
  • Via Road: Direct daily bus service within 1000km/ Taxi, Car and own can also be the great option.

Beautiful Places to Stay in Kerala:

  1. Camelot Hotel
  2. Lake Palace resort
  3. Citrus Retreat
  4. EL Oceano beach villa

Where to Eat: The Rice Boat, Paragon restaurant.

2. Kashmir: Heaven of India (best places to visit in India)

Heartland of India, full with Green Lush Mountains where white snows are covering every layer of heavenly body Kashmir. Valley of Kashmir, Gulmarg and Karakoram Range makes this beautiful Union Territory even more beautiful. Freshwater Lake, High rise Mountains, Spiritual Temples, Kashmir Willow Large Trees are covering every corner of the state. It is also one of the best places to visit in India and the best honeymoon destinations in India. Also, with its beauty, it is the best tourist places not only in India but across the world as well.


Almighty Himalayan Mountains and local delicious Kashmiri Dishes will make you feel superior while your trip. Dishes are enriched in nutrition and damn healthy. Local Kashmiri are polite and eco-friendly. 

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Kashmir is safe to travel but landslide and water crossing is dangerous in the mountains. “Dal- Lake” is very popular and known as “Lake of Flowers”. Floating Market in the Lake make you even more curious to visit and buy something. India’s most dangerous treks are organized by many Adventure companies. 

Kashmir: Heaven of India- best places to visit in India
Kashmir: Heaven of India

Most Fascinating Destinations in Kashmir:

  • Gulmarg Snow Valley
  • Katra Vaishno Devi temple
  • Jammu 
  • Srinagar

How to Reach:

Via Air: Domestic Flight connectivity for New Delhi Mumbai Chandigarh.

Train: Jammu Kashmir is connected via rail routes and having daily connectivity.


Via Road: Local Bus Service for Delhi-HP-Punjab and Haryana Runs every day from Jammu and Katra.

Where to Stay:

  • Radisson Blu Hotel
  • Ramada by Wyndham Hotel 
  • The Chinar Resort
  • Fortune Hotel

Where to Eat:

  • Lhasa Garden Restaurant
  •  The Chinar
  • The Hunters Bar
  • Ahdoos Restaurant

3. Andaman Nicobar Island-Captivating Paradise Beaches (best honeymoon destinations in India) :

Andaman Nicobar Island is comprised of more than 500 Islands and situated 1000 km from mainland India. This place holds clean blue water beaches along with palm trees. Many islands hold many rare communities and tribal people, who are completely separate from the rest of the world. The Government of India helps the local community to develop their lifestyles. Andaman Nicobar Island is the best honeymoon destinations in India.

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But, still there are so many islands which are still untouched from the rest of the world. One of the well-known islands, “North Sentinel Island” is still untouched from the rest of the world and considered one of the most dangerous islands in the world. 

Port Blair is the biggest island and the capital city of this state. It is the primary trade gateway for the local and national trader as well. The beaches are entirely offbeat, and that is the main reason people use to travel or dream of visiting Andaman once in life. It is the best tourist places to visit in India.

Andaman Nicobar Island-Captivating Paradise Beaches and the best honeymoon destinations in India
Andaman Nicobar Island-Captivating Paradise Beaches

Perfectly Amazing Destinations  In Andaman:

  • Port Blair
  • Mayabander
  • Goracharna
  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Cellular Jail
  • Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex in Port Blair
  • Watersports & Water activities: Banana boat rides, snorkelling, parasailing, jet-skiing, undersea walking, speed boating, scuba diving and sportfishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, & parasailing

How to Reach: 

Via Air: Port Blair has direct flight from Delhi-Mumbai-Chennai-Kolkata


No Train Connectivity!!

Ferry: Direct ferry ride from Chennai but it takes week to reach.

Where to Stay In this Heaven:

  • Taj Exotica Resort
  • Coral-Reef Resort
  • Seashell Port Blair
  • Fortune resort bay island
  • Summer sand

Where to Eat:

  • Bonova Cafe And Pub
  • The restaurant at Barefoot At Havelock
  • Full Moon Cafe
  • The Bayview at Sinclairs Bayview Port Blair
  • Amaya Lounge Bar

4. Leh-Ladakh– Most Dreamed Destination for Bike Riders: 

Ladakh a little Tibet of India, most trending and preferred destination among the youths. Most of the travellers who are looking for something unique offbeat and adventurous trip especially with Bike, Ladakh is their destiny. It is the deadly combination of cold desert, mountains, spiritual place, culture and community which makes us to list Ladakh under top #10 best places in India. 

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Riding on the road of Leh-Ladakh is itself a beautiful destination for any travellers. Reaching Ladakh via road itself a savage. Most of the people travel via road and reaches from one of the highest passes “Rohtang Pass”. Crystal Clear Blue Lake Pangong Lake, Tso Morori Lake Buddhist Monastery, Shanti Stupa, War Museum, Tracking, Cold River Swimming are some of the things which people explore. Night SKY view from the camping site makes you feel so cherish and blissful. 

Local foods: Rogan Josh, Chang, Paba Tangtur and Khambir, Phirni which you might like the most.

Leh-Ladakh- Dreamed Destination for Bike Riders- One of the best tourist places in India
Dreamed destination for bikers: best places to visit in India


Captivating and Most Amazing Destinations in Leh-Ladakh Are;

  • Nubra Valley
  • Thiksey monastery
  • Pangong Lake
  • Siachen Glacier  
  • Kargil

How to Reach: 

Via Air: Direct flight from New Delhi and Jammu Kashmir

No Train Connectivity!!

Via Road: Bus service from Jammu and Manali takes 20 hours or probably the whole day. 6-month roads are closed. So, plan accordingly. The flight is the only medium to reach in winter.

Where to stay:

  • The Grand Dragon Ladakh
  • The Zen Ladakh
  • Hotel Shaolin
  • Singge Palace

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5. Goa– The Party Hub & Best NightLife:

“Little Portugal” of India or “Hippie Land” Goa, one of the most popular tourist destination and centre of attraction of the tourists across the world.  Goa is popular for Beaches, Forts, Churches, Trekking, Backwater Cruise Ride and obviously for Casinos.

Oldest Churches in India, World-Class Casino, Bar, Mix-Up of Konkan and Portuguese Culture, Remote Forts and Light House gives you the ultimate joy and lifetime memory. Lots of Backwater advancers ride in Mandovi river, Local Wine, Dry Fruit, Palm Water, Sea-Food are the best things to have in Goa.

Goa- Youngsters dream life and the party hub- One of the best tourist places in India
Goa- The Party Hub & Best NightLife

Fabulous Destinations and best places to visit in Goa:

  • Vasco Da Gama
  • Panjim
  • Margao beach
  • Dabolim
  • Vagator
  • Calangute
  • Anjuna
  • Colva
  • Benaulim
  • Dudh Sagar Waterfall

How to Reach:

Via Air: Domestic as well as international direct flight connectivity

Train: Konkan and western railway connects Goa from rest of the Indian states.

Road: Buses from Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune overnight journey. You can choose your own Vehicle.

Via Water: Cruise Ride.

Where to Stay:

  • Cidade de Goa
  • The Lalit Golf 
  • Grand Hyatt
  • Vivanta by Taj
  • Bogmallo Beach Resort

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6. Jaisalmer- Golden Kingdom (best places to visit in India):

It is entitled as “Kingdom of Gold” or “Golden City” of India. This Place is most commonly known and popular for Mighty Thar Desert, Fort, Architecture, Culture, Folk Music and Remote Village Lifestyle. The Rajasthani Villagers Lifestyle make you fall in love with beautiful surrounding and their delicious dishes.


People from every corner of the world come and be the witness of this place. They collect their lifetime memories. Beautiful Fort, Haveli, Architecture, Temple, Sand Dune Light Folk Music, Hunted Village and Humble People will give the everlasting lifetime exposure and memories. Less crowded and large landscape area helps you to explore every corner of the city.

Jaisalmer- Golden Kingdom- best places to visit in India
Jaisalmer-Golden Kingdom

Best Destinations and places to visit in Jaisalmer:

  • Sam-dune desert
  • Kuldhara haunted village
  • Longewala border
  • Tanot Devi Temple
  • Golden city’s Haveli
  • How to reach
  • Flight- Nearest Airport Jodhpur Airport has domestic flight connectivity
  • Rail- Well connected with trains cover major states as well
  • Bus- direct bus from Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

Beautiful Stays In Jaisalmer:

  • Jaisalmer Marriott
  • Suryagarh Palace
  • Hotel Jaisalkot
  • Desert Tulip
  • Saira fort Portico

Where to Eat- Traditional and Delicious Food:

  • Suryagarh Restaurant
  •  Wyra – The Rooftop Restaurant
  • Fotiya’s Restaurant
  • Gaji’s Restaurant

7. Tawang- Birthplace of Dalai Lama:

Charming, enchanting, peaceful and small city “Tawang” is situated in Arunachal Pradesh; one of the Northeastern state of India. It has a completely different culture from the rest of India. Arunachal Pradesh is surrounded by Tall Mountains covering Snow and Freshwater lake, rare species and wild animals, monastery at the height of 10000 ft to the east of Bhutan. 

Special Inner Line permit requires to enter in this region but it is worth to spend and must go. Strategically, politically and diplomatically this mysterious place is very important for India. There is a long-disputed location between India and China border. Crossing Sela pass is one of the difficult tasks in itself. This place is also very important for Indo-Bhutan Relationship. Buddhist Monastery is the main attraction and one of the main spiritual centre to travel.

Tawang- one of the most beautiful places in India
Tawang- Birthplace of Dalai Lama

Most Attractive Destinations: 

  • Sela Pass
  • Gorichen Peak
  • War Memorial
  • Nuranang Falls 
  • Nagula Peak

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How to Reach:

Via Air: Tezpur/Guwahati Airport direct flight for West Bengal and Delhi.

No train connectivity in Tawang!!

Bus/Taxi- Tezpur and Bomdilla where you can get direct bus for Tawang.

Where to Stay: 

  • Taktsang Hotel
  • Donburi Homestay
  • Twang Holiday

8. Varanasi- Holy City of the World:

Religious town of India, entitled with one of the “oldest cities in the world” and “Holiest City” This city of Ganga is famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture.

Varanasi is surrounded by Ghats in holy river Ganga (India’s spiritual river). Kashi Vishwanath Temple is very famous and the centre of attraction for the tourists. Most of the Indians and many foreigners from every corner of the world visit this spiritual and holy place in his life. Varanasi is popular with many names such as Kashi, Banaras etc. Sadhus (spiritual Leader) and yogi can be found in the street of Varanasi and riverside of Ganga. Varanasi has to be your first choice if you are looking to travel in Diwali where the entire city covers with clay lamps.

Varanasi: Holy City of the World- beautiful places in India
Varanasi- Holy City of the World

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Attractive Destinations and Interesting Things to do in Varanasi: 

  • Ramnagar Fort
  • Kasha Vishwanath temple
  • BHU campus
  • Mansarovar Ghat
  • Riverside Pray
  • Boat Ride in Ganges River
  • Take Bath in Ganges
  • Rendezvous with Gods at temples of Varanasi
  • A Sunset Stroll Along The Ghats
  • Evening Aarti Ceremony at Ganges River
  • Go for a Sightseeing Tour of Sarnath

How to Reach Varanasi:

  • Via Air: Direct flight from popular cities across India.
  • Train: Daily train connectivity for rest of India.
  • Via Road: You can use your own vehicle, as roads are well connected  

Favourite Stays:

  • Taj Ganges
  • Radisson
  • Brijrama Palace
  • Taj Nadesar Palace
  • Amritara Suryauday Haveli

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9. Cherrapunji- Worth to Capture:

Second wettest place in the world and 1st in India, situated in the state of Meghalaya; covered with dense rain forest. The plateau of Cherrapunji has completely unique horizon. The multi-layers of hills and sun rays can not be seen in this part of India. Instead, beautiful and captivating rocky hills, lush green surroundings, valleys and clouds are there to delight you. 

Unlike other parts of India, this region has another specific characteristic of their social system. Meghalaya practices matrilineal system where the women hold the most important position in the family with all social, cultural and political rights. Interestingly, it’s the groom who comes to live with the bride’s family after marriage. Women are in charge of business outside while men end up doing household chores. That’s why you will see more women in the market and selling goods than men in Meghalaya.

Cherrapunji- Perfect destination for travellers and tourists
Cherrapunji- Worth to Capture

Top Destination in Cherrapunji: 

  • Nohkaliki waterfall
  • Living root bridge
  • Dainthlen waterfalls
  • The 7 Sisters Waterfall
  • Nokrek National Park
  • Thangkharang Park
  • Dainthlen Falls
  • Krem Phyllut

How to Reach:

Via Road: Guwahati nearest airport and direct flight from Delhi- Kolkata

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Train: Guwahati nearest Railway station which 160km

Via Road: You can choose your own vehicle and plan a trip. Else, Inter-city bus service from Shillong and private taxi service is the only option if you don’t have own vehicle.

Where to Stay:

  • Polo Orchid 
  • 7 Sister Falls View Inn
  • The Crescent 
  • Coniferous Retreat

10. Ooty- Nature’s Incredible Wonder: 

Nestled amidst the Nilgiris, is blessed with opulent nature and a pleasant climate throughout the year. With all the staples of a charismatic hill station, it offers a picturesque and peaceful landscape that pleases the body, mind and soul

Kodaikanal is located on another hand and fondly known as the princess of the hills. An escape to such destinations is like living in dreams the sights of quaint bungalows and heritage buildings are sure to leave you mesmerized. An escape to Ooty and Kodaikanal can be rejuvenating as it takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced city life.

Ooty- Nature’s Incredible Wonder- honeymoon destinations in India and one of the most beautiful places in India
Ooty-Nature’s Incredible Wonder

Heart Touching, Captivating Destinations- Tranquillity: 

  • Mudumalai
  • Botanical garden
  • Doddabetta Peak
  • Avalanche Lake
  • Rose Garden
  • Tea estate garden
  • Ooty Lake
  • Emerald Lake
  • Kalhatty Waterfalls
  • Kamraj Sagar Dam

How to Reach Ooty:

Via Air: Coimbatore airport is nearest and domestic flight from Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Train: Mettupalayam is the nearest major railway station 

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Via Road: Can plan a beautiful Road Trip. Direct bus services are also available

Memorable and Beautiful Stays:

  • Gem Park Ooty
  • Savoy Ooty
  • Sterling Ooty fern
  • Greenwood 
  • Vinca West Down Heritage Resort


Now, let us know, which place you like the most and if I missed out something to add in the list of the best visiting places in India, let us know in the comment box.

If anyone has experienced any listed destinations, then share your best crazy memory with us.


And if you are planning to travel India, what will be your travel map and which places would you like to experience first.

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