“If there is one place on the face of this Earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when Man began the dream of existence, it is India.” – Romain Rolland.
India is one of the tourism rich countries of the world. India is a land of colour and diverse cultures. There are lots of tourist places in India where tourist can enjoy the scenic beauty of nature and great tourist facilities.
The Republic of India, which lies across the Tropic of Cancer, comprises most of the Indian sub-continent. India is, by area, the seventh largest country in the world with the Indian mainland covering an area of 3,287,782 sq.km. From north to south, the country measures 3,214 km and from east to west 2,933 km. India’s land frontiers are approximately 15,200 km long and its coastline is about 6,100 km.
BEACHES: - India’s coastline is about 6.100 km long. It is surrounded by bay of Bengal from east and by Arabian sea from west. Hence India has great and splendid beaches to visit. Indian beaches are one of the most visited tourist places of India. One can visit Goa, Daman, Diu, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Island to enjoy the sea bathing, sun-basking, underwater marine life and corals and many other dream-views of the rare gifts of nature.
Hill Stations: - Hill stations of India are known for its abundant nature beauty, cool and healthy climate. Kullu Manali, Mussoorie, Gangtok, Kodaikanal, Mahabaleshwar, Ooty, Nanital, Shillong etc are the popular destinations for domestic and foreign tourists.
Historical places: - Among historical places Agra, Jaipur, Delhi, Gwalior fort,Mysore Palace, Golconda fort are the popular tourist places in India.
Wildlife Sanctuaries: - One can visit Corbett National Park, Gir National Park, kanha national park to enjoy the wildlife adventure and nature’s picturesque beauty.
Festivals: - Pongal (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in Jan/Feb), Bihu (Assam in Jan), Jagannath Rath Yatra ( Orissa in June/July), Amarnath Yatra (Kashmir in July/August), Ganesh Chaturthi (Pune, Orissa, Bombay, Madras in Aug/Sept), Durga Puja (West Bengal in Sept/Oct), Navratri Fair (Gujarat in Sept/Oct), Pushkar Fair (Pushkar (Ajmer) in Oct/Nov) ore some of the famous and the most popular festivals of India.
Architectural wonders: - India has large numbers of ancient temples, churches, mosques, Budda and Jaina pilgrimage which are incredibly beautiful and explaining the prosperous architectural efficiency of their era. The caves of Ajanta and Ellora, Bodhgaya, Khajuraho, Hampi, Konark, Taj Mahal, Red fort, Gwalior fort etc are the great examples for architectural wonders among tourist places in India.