The cities of India that you must visit to appreciate all its beauty

India is a dream destination for many. Due to its exotic beauty and its cultural, religious and ethnic diversity, the country attracts more than nine million tourists a year.

The Republic of India is organized into 29 states and 7 Union Territories. Its capital is Delhi, but the largest city in terms of population is mumbaithe economic capital of India and the second most populous city in the world.

Many cities in India are big tourist centers like Agra, Jaipur and Bangalore. Others offer travelers a less touristy vision of the country, allowing them to discover those natural corners that make it unique.

If you are planning your trip to India, keep in mind these 12 cities, their characteristics and essential points to add to your itinerary:

New Delhi: the city where cows roam the streets and one of the gateways for travellers. Among the most recommended points are: the Lotus Temple, the Akshardham Temple, the India Gate and the Indian Gate.

Agra: the land of the Taj Mahal, an essential visit. Other places in the city have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: the sandstone Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

Rishikesh: If you are interested in the world of yoga, you will love Rishikesh, famous for its large number of meditation and yoga centers. It is known as “the gateway to the Himalayas”.

Udaipur: Called the “Venice of the East”, it is home to several lakes that stand out among the Aravalli mountains. It has famous palaces like the magical Lake Palace, and the colossal City Palace on one of its banks.

varanasi: called the “City of Temples” is an archetype of culture and a sacred city for Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Thousands of people come on pilgrimage to bathe in the Ganges, the holy river.

Varanasi, India.

Jaipur: The Jaipur Palace, the Hawa Mahal and the Amber and Jaigarh Forts are the most beautiful spots in this city, full of ancient palaces, markets and museums.

kolkata: In this city, history and modernity are mixed, which is why it is known as a shopper’s paradise. Exotic markets await you!

Varanasi: it is the most exotic destination in India, spiritual center and cradle of mysticism. Here you will find ancient temples, exotic markets and a lot of culture and spirituality.

mumbai: Also called Mumbai, many travelers choose this city as their first stop, known as the heart of the Bollywood film industry.

Chennai: It is the third most visited city by tourists, due to its beautiful beaches and ancient synagogues.

Chennai, India.

Mathura: is the hometown of Krishna, the Hindu deity. Do not miss its sacred festivals and wonderful rituals to see and participate in.

kayakumari: in this city you can see the sunrise at the peak of India, where its three seas meet.

have you visited India? Which place did you like the most?

Sources:

Travel Intelligence

vix