Best Tourist Place in India

Best Tourist Place in India

Agra for the iconic Taj Mahal


Agra is home to India's most famous attraction, the Taj Mahal, and is part of the famous Golden Triangle route, making it one of the most visited cities in India. The magnificent Taj Mahal, built by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, is considered a symbol of love and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Every year millions of visitors come to admire this beautiful tomb and hear the fascinating story behind it. Notable visitors include Princess Diana, Hillary Clinton, and Mark Zuckerberg. Before you go, find the more information you need in our other two publications about the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know about the Taj Mahal and what you need to do to visit the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal in Agra The magnificent Taj Mahal

As the official capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra has other interesting sights worth visiting such as Agra Fort, one of the best Mughal forts, and the Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daula often referred to as the Baby Taj. Also worth a visit is Fatehpur Sikri, the capital of the short-lived Mughal Empire, where you'll find some of the finest examples of Mughal architecture.

Best time to visit Agra: October to March. The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is sunrise or sunset.

 

Rajasthan for forts and palaces

 


Literally meaning "Land of the Kings", the northern Indian state of Rajasthan is the most colorful state in the country and boasts some of the most Instagrammable places in India. It surprises visitors with its magnificent forts and palaces built by Rajput knights (members of the Hindu warrior caste in northern India) hundreds of years ago. Many palaces and forts have been converted into luxury hotels and impressive museums.

Jaipur, the capital and gateway to the state, is nicknamed the "Pink City" because of the pink walls and buildings of the old city. In 2019, the city was voted one of the top 25 places to visit in the world on TripAdvisor, awarded by millions of true travelers. If interested, you can spend days exploring historical sites such as the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Istana Angin), Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, and Jantar Mantar, a well-preserved observatory. Find out more about what to see and do in Jaipur.