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TOP 10 TOURIST PLACES IN INDIA 2022

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India, the world's seventh-largest country by territory and second-largest by people, has a rich legacy that has been shaped by centuries of different civilizations and religions. With its enormous number of tourist attractions spread over its vast landmass, India offers a diverse range of experiences, from cultures to natural beauty, adventurous activities, and stunning beaches.

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India offers an unlimited range of tourist attractions that will never cease to awe and enchant visitors from ancient ruins to fascinating religious buildings, unique towns, and diverse scenery. In this post, we've covered the top ten tourist destinations in India, as well as culture and much more, to help you get the most out of your trip to India.

Top 10 tourists place in India with details:

1. Taj Mahal - It is located on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

The Taj Mahal in Agra is a massive white marble monument erected by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to remember his favourite wife between 1632 and 1653. It is known as "a teardrop on the cheek of eternity" and is one of India's most popular tourist destinations. The Taj Mahal has several other lovely buildings, reflecting pools, and substantial scenic gardens with flowering trees and plants in addition to the white-domed marble monument.

2. Hawa Mahal - The Hawa Mahal is a palace in the Rajasthani city of Jaipur.

A stunning five-story red sandstone building is in the heart of Jaipur. One of the city's most prominent tourist attractions, the Hawa Mahal serves a unique purpose. It was also known as the Palace of the Wind, and it was a spot where royal women could watch street life while remaining hidden. To that purpose, the pyramid-shaped castle contains 953 intricately designed windows. Hawa Mahal, built-in 1799, is regarded as a fine example of Rajputana architecture.

3. Qutb Minar - The Qutb Minar complexes in Mehrauli, Delhi, India, are monuments and buildings from the Delhi Sultanate.

The Qutb Minar is the world's second-highest brick minaret. The minaret stands 80 metres (270 feet) tall is composed of marble and red sandstone bricks etched with Koranic verses. Starting in 1193, construction took four years. The top is reached through a 379-step circular stairway that is not open to the public. The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, India's earliest mosque, is located at the minaret's base. The Iron Pillar is nearby, and it's named because it's built of non-rusting metals.

4. Jim Corbett National Park – It is located in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand.

Everyone enjoys seeing animals in their natural habitat. The endangered Bengal tiger can be seen in Jim Corbett National Park, India's oldest national park. The park was renamed in 1954 to honour Jim Corbett, an author and wildlife conservationist who assisted in the creation of this natural reserve. It's tough to see the tiger because of the vast foliage, which includes jungles and woodlands — April to June is best – but visitors can see elephants, leopards, rhinoceros, and Himalayan black bears.

5. Harmandir Sahib – It is located in Amritsar, Punjab.

The Golden Temple, also known as the Harmandir Sahib, is the most important sacred site for Sikhs and the main tourist attraction in Amritsar. Guru Ramdas Ji began construction on the temple in the 16th century. Maharaja Ranjit Singh decked the upper levels of the temple in gold in the nineteenth century. It's a beautiful temple that's always bustling with pilgrims from all across India who are delighted to visit a location they've only seen on television.

6. Sun Temple – It is located in Konark, Odisha. 

The Sun Temple is a popular tourist destination on India's eastern coast. Built-in the 13th century, this temple is devoted to Lord Surya Dev, the Sun King. Due to its architecture and inscriptions, this temple is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The shadows of giraffes, snakes, elephants, and mythological creatures, among other things, can be seen on the walls of the Sun Temple of Konark when the first rays of light reach the main entrance.

7. Ellora Caves – It is located in Aurangabad, a city in Maharashtra, India. 

This is a well-known Maharashtra UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the sixth through the twelfth centuries, rock-cutting occurred in three stages. The 34 monasteries and temples in the area cover a distance of more than 2 kilometres. The sculpture depicts Ravana attempting to lift Mount Kailasa, Siva's, particularly notable sanctuary.

8. Ajanta Caves - It is located in Aurangabad is a city in Maharashtra, India. 

During the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C., the first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta were constructed. During the Gupta period, which lasted from the 5th to the 6th centuries A.D., further caverns were added to the original group. Ajanta's paintings and sculptures, which are considered Buddhist holy art masterpieces, have had a great aesthetic influence.

9. Khajuraho Temples – It is located in Madhya Pradesh.

The temples of Khajuraho are split into three groups based on their locations: the Western, Eastern, and Southern group temples. Exotic sculptures are well-known here. This temple complex dates from the 11th century. Due to their architectural splendour, the Khajuraho temples have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

10. Tomb of Humayun - It is located in New Delhi. 

In 1570 AD, Humayun's tomb was completed. It is unusual because it was the Indian subcontinent's first garden tomb. This tomb inspired several key architectural advancements, culminating in the Taj Mahal's creation. The earliest large dynasty mausoleums that became synonymous with Mughal architecture was Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. The construction is made of dressed stone with red sandstone cladding and white and black marble inlaid borders.

 

Here is the list of the top 10 tourists in India:

 

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Name

Year

Location

 

Taj Mahal

1648

Agra

 

Hawa Mahal

1799

Jaipur

 

Qutb Minar

1193

Delhi

 

Jim Corbett National Park

1936

Ramnagar

 

Harmandir Sahib

16th century

Amritsar

 

Sun Temple

13th century

Konark

 

Ellora Caves

6th-12th century

Aurangabad

 

Ajanta Caves

5th-6th century

Aurangabad

 

Khajuraho Temples

11th century

Khajuraho, MP

 

Humayun’s Tomb

1570 AD

New Delhi

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