From the mystical Yogic corridor of Himalayas to the intellectual territory of Kanyakumari with the 133 ft statue of Thiruvalluvar, India is spiritual happiness for travellers from the UK and European Countries. With hundreds of heartwarming cultures, thousands of beautiful temple architecture, millions of historical tales, and more than one billion people, India is an unbelievable spectrum of countless colours and amalgamation of interesting traditions. Given below is a list of the best places to visit in India for the UK and European travellers.
The stardom of Rajasthan, the royal land is evident in its medieval forts like the “Fort of the Sun”, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, second-longest fort walls in the world of Kumbhalgarh Fort, and UNESCO World Heritage site, Jaipur having Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and Nahargarh Fort. Udaipur, the city of lakes is famous for its city palace building and beautiful sunset hues while Jaisalmer with its luxurious tents invites the mega open grounds loving European travellers. The cultural corridors of Bikaner, Pushkar, and Alwar are famous for their camel trades, moustache cascading men, colourfully dressed women and haunted forts like Bhangarh Fort. Jaipur – Pink City, Jodhpur – Blue City, Udaipur – White City, and Jaisalmer – Golden City.
The most visited state in India, Tamil Nadu is famous for its vibrant festivals, magnificent temple architectures like the Great Living Chola Temples, Mamallapuram monuments which became the recent sensation after the informal summit of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The palatial buildings of Chettinad, Tanjore murals and dancing dolls, 133 feet Thiruvalluvar statue in Kanyakumari, British buildings in Chennai, spiritually adored Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram, Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, silk sarees of Kanchipuram, Tamil civilization hotbeds Keeladi between Madurai and Sivagangai districts, and foreigner’s friendly private beaches in Pondicherry are a few things to mention out of the zillion existing traditions, practices, and destinations in Tamil Nadu.
As soon as a traveller hears this name, their imaginations will run wild supported by beautiful images of backwaters in Alleppey, a romantic hill station covered in the mist like Munnar, and a herd of elephants drinking water from Periyar River. Kochi is the best place in India to visit in 2020 and one of the top 10 cities in the world according to Lonely Planet. Festivals like Onam, Theyyam and Thrissur Pooram are a treat to watch for the banana leaf feasts, orchestration of caparisoned elephants, powerful Chenda Melam beats, and other bizarre traditions. The world’s richest Padmanabaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, the oldest church in India – St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Palayur, and the oldest mosque in India – Cheramaan Juma Mosque in Thrissur are beautiful destinations to visit in Kerala.
The acoustic technologies of the Golkonda Fort, the divine beauty – Birla Mandir, the antique collections of Salar Jung Museum, spiralling antique steps of Charminar, the famous bangle street – Laad Bazaar, and lip-smacking Hyderabadi Biryani will make travellers undergo a wholesome tour experience. Hyderabad has served as the capital of Andhra Pradesh from 1956 to 2014. The Qutb Shai Sultans of the Golconda had discovered Hyderabad. The old buzzing bazaars, vintage landmarks, amusement parks, and chai shops of Hyderabad are the most important attractions. On the other side of the coin, hi-tech zones like Cyberabad with IT firms, and malls in Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills make Hyderabad a complete city of everything.
The seven sister states of North-East India consists of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. Every state has a unique character and attraction – Arunachal Pradesh is famous for its eternal hero Jaswant Singh Rawat who single-handedly saved AP from the Chinese Army. His memorial is a famous landmark while Manipur is famous for the endangered Sangai, Loktak Lake, and World’s Only Floating National Park – Keibul Lamjao National Park. Likewise, mega rock-cut structures of Unakoti in Tripura, the wettest place in the world, Cherrapunji and the living root bridges of Meghalaya, hornbill festival of Nagaland, and Kaziranga National Park and tea leaves of Assam are the noteworthy attractions in NorthEast India.
The splendid beach destination of Goa, the aquatic paradise of India is famous for its Baga Beach, Arambol Beach, Palolem Beach, delicious seafood, Portuguese churches, Yoga classes, and cycling tours. Basilica De Bom Jesus is an important UNESCO World Heritage Site to visit in Goa. Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Church of our lady of Immaculate Conception, Mangueshi Temple, the 18th June Road, the picturesque Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort offering best views of the Arabian Sea, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary for birdwatchers and ornithologists, Naval Aviation Museum, and Shakari Spice Plantations. South Goa is for private beach lovers and North Goa is for travellers who’d love to explore the markets and eateries.
The best place in India for UK tourists is Kolkatta or Calcutta since this vintage city served as the erstwhile capital of British India. The colonial architecture, Bengali sarees and cuisine, predominant hipster vibes, heritage holding chaotic streets of North Kolkata, and suburbs like Hoogly and famous Howrah Bridge in Kolkatta are noteworthy attractions. The Writer’s Building, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Victoria Memorial are amusing examples of the city’s great culture and past. Uk travellers can visit the city’s impeccable museums, Belur Math, Kalighat Temple, Princep Ghat, and take a leisurely stroll down the Botanical Garden. This city of charm is a must-visit destination for the UK tourists for the long-established connection with India.
The above-listed destinations are just a snippet of the potent tourism territory of India. It’ll be a nostalgic experience to connect with India on good terms for UK tourists. As the third most tourists come to India from the UK after Bangladesh and the USA, places like Tamil Nadu for its Temples and Culture, Uttar Pradesh for Taj Mahal, the Backwaters of Kerala, Erotic Carvings and Forts of Madhya Pradesh, and luxury stays in Rajasthan for their significant contribution to Indian architecture, art, culture, food are the most highly visited states by UK travellers in India.
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