Top Six Places to Visit in India

Updated: Jun 5, 2021

Here are the top six places, you can visit in India.

 

Go to:

1.Manali

2. Delhi

3. Jodhpur

4.Kolkata

5.Bengaluru

6. Kochi

 

1) Manali

Besides natural charm and unparalleled beauty, Manali is known for its unlimited adventure opportunities, the famous Hadimba Temple, the scenic Rohtang Pass, the snow-laden Solang Valley and its delightful culinary scene.Manali is a beautiful hill station in Kullu District in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It has an average altitude of 6,427 feets above mean sea level. Manali is located on the bank of Beas River about 39 km away from Kullu City hub and 268 km away from Shimla. Due to the high altitude location in the foothills of the Himalayas, Manali enjoys a moderately cool temperature all year round. During the winter months, one can often enjoy heavy snowfall in Manali making the town a popular ski resort. According to known history, the kingdom of Kullu was founded in the first century A.D. by Behangamani Pal, who is speculated to have come from Prayag near Allahabad. Manali remains fairly hot and humid with the average high temperature of 25°C during the summer months, from late

 

2) Delhi

India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops and spice stalls. The name "New Delhi" was given in 1927, and the new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931. New Delhi, also known as Lutyens' Delhi, was officially declared as the capital of the Union of India after the country gained independence on 15 August 1947. New Delhi is located on the Indo-Gangetic Plain in northern India. Since it sits on this plain, most of the city is relatively flat. It is also located in the floodplains of several large rivers, but none of them actually flow through the city.

 

3) Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue. Nestled right in the middle of Rajasthan, a deeply cultural state where inhabitants still wear the traditional garb of their ancestors, Jodhpur is called the “Blue City” thanks to the vibrant egg-blue homes that surround its famous Mehrangarh Fort.Jodhpur is a pretty safe place to be in but don't stay out till too late at night and don't get too friendly with the locals either. Keep your distance and be alert at all times and appear confident and don't look afraid or lost, irrespective of whom you meet.

 

4) Kolkata

Formerly Calcutta, this is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa. Calcutta was established in the year 1686 as a result of the expansion plans of the British Raj. On August 24, 1686, Job Charnock, who was believed to be the founder of Calcutta first came to the village of Sutanuti as a representative of the British East India Company to establish a factory. The third largest metropolitan in the country, Kolkata was the capital of British India before Delhi assumed this position. Kolkata developed from a fishermens' village to become one of the largest cities in the world.

 

5) Bengaluru

Also called Bangalore, it is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife. By Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha is a Neo-Dravidian legislative building. Former royal residences include 19th-century Bangalore Palace, modeled after England’s Windsor Castle, and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, an 18th-century teak structure.Bangalore (previously Bendakaluru), as a city, was founded by Kempe Gowda I, who built a mud fort at the site in 1537. But the earliest evidence for the existence of a place called Bangalore dates back to c. 890.Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation's leading IT exporter.

 

6) Kochi

Also known as Cochin, Kochi is a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries. Living in Kochi just got a lot better with the coming of the Metro. Interestingly, it is Kerala that has plenty of good places to live when surveyed on various counts like infrastructure, growth of industries, opportunity of further growth, potential for further education and so on. Unarguably, Kochi is one of the most beautiful places in India. After all, it is home to lakes, backwaters, beaches, ancient monuments, lush greenery and hills.


 


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