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Top 10 Places to visit in India for First Time Traveler

Here we have some famous destinations in India for the tourists. I have summed up some detailed information regarding the places you must visit on your trip to India. The locations include Agra, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, Kerala, Jaipur, Amritsar, Varanasi, Khajuraho, and Kutch. All these locations have something special which is not found anywhere any make these locations unique among others.

1. Agra

Agra famous as the ‘Taj Nagri’ is famous for the love symbol Taj Mahal, is the only reason to visit Agra. Every year above than a million people comes from all over the world to see Taj Mahal. It was established in 1638, and white marble is used for its construction.

The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this monument in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj. Some other locations which you must visit in Agra includes the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itimad-ud-daula’s Tomb, Akbar’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Mehtab Bagh, Anguri Bagh, Taj Museum etc.

  • You can plan your trip any time to Agra for enjoying all these locations.
  • Must carry your camera to click the memories from here.

Read more – Complete Travel Guide to Agra

2. Delhi

Delhi is famous as the heart of India and the most visited city for the tourists who came first time to India.

The locations which you must see in Delhi includes the Red Fort, one of the Mughal’s famous architecture, India Gate, a monument in memory of the soldiers sacrificed during the world war first, Mughal Gardens, also known as the President’s House or Rashtrapati Bhawan, 73 meters tall Qutub Minar, Akshardham Temple, Iskon Temple,  Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid etc.

There are many more locations to visit in Delhi and the best part is that all the locations are connected directly or indirectly to the nearby metro stations which makes your journey convenient and comfortable.

  • Must carry your camera on your trip.
  • You can go via your own conveyance, metro or cab to reach the locations you want to visit.

3. Mumbai

Mumbai is the 24*7 running city and hub for all the Bollywood activities. There are many tourist places you can visit even the famous royal train Deccan Odessey starts its 7 days journey from Mumbai and ends up on the same location after a week.

The famous places which you must visit on your trip to Mumbai includes the famous beach Marine Drive, the famous monument of Mumbai: Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, to seek blessings the famous mosque Haji Ali Dargah, Sidhi Vinayaka Temple, Chowpatty, Elephanta Caves, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Essel World and many other locations.

There are many other famous locations which you can enjoy on your journey to Mumbai but you should not miss the above locations.

  • Prefer to go via cab to each location for your convenience
  • Visit the beaches in evening time or Morning time or in evening time, don’t forget to carry your camera to click some lovely clicks.

4. Kolkata

Kolkata is the capital of west Bengal and famous for the sweet voice of peoples. There are many locations which you must visit on your trip to Kolkata including Victoria Memorial, Fort William, Howrah Bridge, Belur Math, Birla Planetarium, Indian Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Science City, and Marble Place Mansion etc. Kolkata is the third most popular metropolitan city in India.

The biggest festival celebrated is Durga Pooja during which peoples of West Bengal enjoys  lot. Kolkata is also famous as most of the Noble Prize winners and talented peoples belong to this city including CV Raman, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen etc.

  • Surely you will enjoy this city and the locations you visited here; best time to go is during DurgaPooja.
  • Didn’t forget to enjoy the famous Bengali sweet ‘Rasgulla’.

5. Goa

Goa is one of the famous places to enjoy the sea side and most of the beautiful beaches.

It is the most visited place by the foreign tourists and the newly married couples. The locations which you can enjoy in Goa includes Calangute Beach, Fort Aguada to know the rich history, Deltin Royal Casino, Chapora Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Pandava Caves and Arvalem Waterfalls, Dudhsagar falls, Baga Beach, Candolim Beach, Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach, Arambol Beach and many other beaches etc. for adventure loving peoples.

There are a lot of activities to enjoy including Scuba Diving, Hot Air Balloon Flight, Banana Boat Ride, Snorkelling, White water rafting etc. so don’t miss anything while planning your trip to Goa.

  • Didn’t miss the sunrise and sunset daily during the trip, it’s the most beautiful part to enjoy near beaches.
  • Must enjoy the sea food and drinks, for which Goa is famous.
  • Don’t forget to carry your camera.

Know more Why Goa is Famous as India’s Most Popular Tourist Destination?

6. Kerala

Kerala is one of the beautiful states in South India and famous for backwater locations. It is one of beautiful tourist location in south India.

The main tourist’s attractions in Kerala includes Alleppey to enjoy the house boat vacations, Munnar to enjoy its weather and the tea fields, Kumarakom to enjoy for the sightseening places and for some natural photography, Wayand famous for the greenery and paddy field around you. Some other famous locations which you must visit in Kerala includes Thekkady, Kovalam, Vagamon, Bekal, Kozhikode, Varkala, Kannur, Kasargod, Kizhunna Beach, Idukki, Munroe Island, Kavvayi Backwaters, Kuttanad, Thrissur famous for the waterfalls.

Hopefully it will be one of the best moments for the first time travellers to India.

  • The best time to visit Kerala is in between March to September.
  • Didn’t forget to carry your camera for the beautiful clicks of the Kerala.

7. Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for the historical Forts and the colorful dresses and the famous folk dances.

There are most of the places which you must visit while planning your trip to Jaipur includes Amber Fort and Palace, Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds, City Palace, Alberts Hall Museum, Jantar Matar, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Sisodia Rani Garden and many other historical places.

You must have a travel guide on your trip to Jaipur because each place has some historical values and some untold stories of freedom fighters. Most of the places have been converted into museums or hotels, so as per your comforts you can spend a quality time with royal facilities.

  • There are all the ways to reach Jaipur like by bus, flight, your own conveyance.
  • Temperature is too high there during summers so carry your water bottles and sunglasses.

8. Amritsar

It is the capital of Punjab and also famous as the land of the brave soldiers. This city is also famous for the sacred place of Sikhs temple famous as Golden temple, at a time approx. 1.5 Lakh peoples can eat at a time.

One other famous place which you must visit is Wagah-Attari Border: Border of India and Pakistan, where the main attraction is the evening parade which is really a jaw dropping moment for any Indian to be a part of that.

Some other places which you must visit on your trip to Amritsar includes the Jalian Wala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Akal Takht, Tarn Taran, Harike Wet Land, Bhatinda Fort, PulKajari etc.

  • You can plan your trip in any month of the year.
  • Don’t miss your camera to click some unforgettable moments.

9. Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the beautiful destinations to visit and sacred place for the Hindu peoples. The tourists attractions in this city includes Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Panch Ganga Ghat, Dasaswamedha Ghat, Gyan Kupa, Durga Temple, St. Marry Church, Tulsi Manas Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Sarnath etc.

To spend some time near ghat and to be a part of Ganga Aarti in evening is also one of the best parts of your trip.

10. Khajuraho

Khajuraho is famous for the number of temples which were built long years back.

These temples includes Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Matangeshwar Temple, Adinath Temple, Javari Temple, Panna National Park, Raneh Falls, Ken Gharial Sanctuary, Ajaigarh Fort, Beni Sagar Dam, Archaeological Museum , Jain Museum etc. including all these things you can visit some street foods and the beautiful light show and the folk dances in Khajuraho Temples.

For first time travelers it will be one of the beautiful journeys to enjoy.


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