India had an incredible culture and is well known for its heritage sites, tasty cuisines and scenic beauty. It is the 7th biggest country in the world. India is a land of numerous palaces, languages, ethnic groups, monuments, waterfalls and many more. Every corner of India contains many natural attractions and unexplored destinations.
Here is the list of 5 most beautiful cities in India:
Varanasi is also known as Benaras, which is located in the bank of river Ganga. It is located in northern India and is one of the historical, beautiful and spiritual cities. It is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world built around the 11th century BC. It is the home for a varied range of sadhus, vendors, priests, pilgrims, entrepreneurs.
Varanasi is a sacred place for both Jains and Hindus. The devotional scene on the river, set against a stunning temple backdrop, is certainly some of the most impressive in the world. Kashi Vishwanath temple is the famous Hindu god Shiva temple in Varanasi. It contains 2000 temples with winding streets. Explore Varanasi with Maharajas Express train and experience the rich culture of India.
Best time to visit: November to February.
Mumbai is the cosmopolitan and biggest city in India. It is India’s commercial capital and is the famous tourist destination spot.’ Dharavi’, the biggest slum in Asia is located in this city. There are many attractions in Mumbai like beach, forts, temples, elephant caves, Imperial towers, Wankhede stadium and many more. Gateway of India is an architectural work and a landmark built in 1924. India’s most prolific film industry is located here.
Best time to visit: October to March.
The world famous Taj Mahal is located in Agra and is a little far away from Delhi. Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are the two UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Agra. Taj Mahal is a marble mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaj.
Many cultural and religious festivals are held in Agra. Taj Annual celebrations, the birthday of Lord Krishna, a 10-day craft, music carnival, crafts are some of them. Agra is the main crossroads and railways and the commercial and industrial centre which is famous for its leather goods, cut stones, and hand-woven carpets. Explore Taj Mahal with India’s Palace on Wheels which is the famous luxury train in the World.
Best time to visit: November to March
Jaipur is also known as ‘pink city’, is the biggest city in Rajasthan. All the buildings in Jaipur are painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria in 1876. It is the capital of Rajasthan. Together with Delhi and Agra, it is part of the famous ‘Golden Triangle’ that attracts thousands of Indian and international tourists every year.
Mesmerizing city palace, impressive Rajput forts and many temples are the most visit places in Jaipur. Jaipur also has all the modern facilities with some of the most exotic hotels and resorts in the world. The international kite festival, Teej festival celebration, Sitla Mata Fair, The Donkey Festival are some of the festivals celebrated here.
Best time to visit: October to March
Srinagar is the largest city of Jammu and Kashmir, located in the northernmost part of India. It is located in the banks of Jhelum River and in the valley of Kashmir. Dry fruits are the major production here and famous for Kashmiri handicrafts.
Anchar Lake and Dal Lake are located in the heart of the city. It is also known as Venice of India. Over a million population lives here. Srinagar contains terraced hillsides of the 400-years old Gardens, created by Mughal emperor Jehangir for his wife.
Best time to visit: April to October