There are so many incredible places to visit in India that often the hardest part of planning a trip here is narrowing down where to go and deciding which places in India you simply can’t miss. In this huge and diverse country that’s no easy task so, after traversing this huge country many, many times over the years, I’ve put together a post with only the absolute best places to visit in India to make it easier for you!
India offers a lifetime of adventures and one of the best things about India, and something that keeps travelers returning again and again, is the diversity of this incredible country – from buzzing cities to ancient temples, palaces and forts, from the desert to the snow capped peaks of the mighty Himalayas, to the tropical beaches and backwaters of Kerala.
There are simply hundreds of places to visit in India but the one thing that remains the same wherever you choose to go in India is that you can be sure you will be in for an adventure, infused with the color, vibrancy, spirit and warmth of the incredible Indian hospitality that makes traveling here so captivating and memorable.
With so much to offer, it’s hard to choose which are the very best places to visit in India so I’ve narrowed it down to 5 of the most popular and iconic places in India that you’d be crazy to miss out on. These destinations are perfect for your first holiday to India because they allow you to tick off the famous sights and places to visit in India whilst also giving you an exciting insight into India’s rich culture and heritage.
The 5 best places to visit in India:
1- The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle consists of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The destinations that make up the Golden Triangle are only a short distance apart but contain some of the most famous and iconic sights in all of India making the Golden Triangle one of the most unmissable places to visit in India.
You can see the best of the Golden Triangle in just a few days, starting the capital, Delhi which is a fascinating and vibrant modern city littered with important historical relics of empires past. Next, the city of Agra is home to the most beautiful building in the world – the unmissable Taj Mahal and finally ‘the pink city’of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, India’s most flamboyant state, and home to elaborate palaces, colourful bazaars and imposing forts.
Whilst the Golden Triangle contains many of the most popular sights and places to visit in India these cities can be a little overwhelming for a first time visitor to India, luckily there are many great Golden Triangle tours that you can choose from to take the hassle out of your trip and allow you to enjoy these spectacular sights.