10 Best Tourist Places to Visit in India

It is hard to choose the best places to visit in India you should not miss. But for first-time travelers or people who do not have enough time to travel through many places, you need to know the top 10 tourist places in India most people will go.


1. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, India

It is an iconic landmark in Agra symbolizing the eternal love between the king and his beloved wife. For most of tourists, this exquisite Mughal complex is a must-see tourist place in India. 

Ticket Price: Rs1,100 for foreigners; Rs1,050 for cashless payments
Opening Time: 6:00 - 19:30 (except Friday)
Transportation: By Tutu or charted car
Time Reference: 2 - 3 hours


2. Ganges River

Ganges River, India

Located in Varanasi, it is the mother river of India and a holy place for Hindus. Indians believe Ganges River can cleanse away sins of their soul. You can see flocks of locals and foreigners gathering here every day. It is recommended to walk along the river or rent a boat flowing on the river at sunrise or dusk. There are more than 80 Ghats around along the river and people can watch the prayer ceremony in the evening. It is also a must-see tourist place in India. 

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
Transportation: By foot or by boat
Time Reference: 2 hours


3. Red Fort, Delhi

Red Fort, Delhi

Located in Delhi, it is a World Heritage Site, a meaning historical place to visit in India. It is a red stone building built in Mughal era and then occupied by British. 

Ticket Price: Rs500 for foreigners; Rs30 for locals; free for children under 15 years
Opening Time: sunrise to sunset except on Monday
Transportation: By taxi or bus
Time Reference: 2 - 3 hours


4. Qutub Minar, Delhi

Qutab Minar

Located in south of Delhi, it is a popular tourist place in India. It is famed for one of the “seven wonders of India” and also is a World Heritage Site. The tower is engraved with Arabic Quran and various patterns. It is recommended to understand related history before visiting this brick minaret.

Ticket Price: Rs600 for foreigners or Rs550 cashless; Rs40 for locals or Rs35 cashless; free for children under 15 years.
Opening Time: sunrise to sunset
Transportation: By taxi/bus/subway
Time Reference: 2 hours


5. Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Located in Delhi, it is famous for the magnificent garden design. It is a treasure of Indian architecture history. 
Ticket Price: Rs250
Opening Time: sunrise to sunset
Transportation: Take subway then walk to the destination or take tutu
Time Reference: 1 - 2 hours


6. Chhatrapati-Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

Chhatrapati-Shivaji Terminus

Built to mark the 50 anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign, the train station is a magnificent Gothic building that blends traditional Indian style. It is one of the most beautiful architecture in Mumbai and a renowned tourist place in India. 

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
Transportation: By bus
Time Reference: 1 hour


7. Amer Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Located in Jaipur, it is a famous forts in India featuring the blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. The most amazing building in it is Sheesh Mahal, which is also called “hall of mirrors”. 
Ticket Price: Rs500 for foreigners; Rs100 for locals
Opening Time: 8:00 - 17:30
Transportation: walk, ride on elephant or by taxi, bus, jeep
Time Reference: 2 - 3 hours


8. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

It is the most distinctive landmark in Jaipur, a fascinating tourist attraction in India. It is also called “wind palace” because of its pink walls and numerous little windows. 
Ticket Price: Rs50 for locals; Rs200 for foreigners
Opening Time: 9:00 - 16:30
Transportation: By Tutu or taxi, walk
Time Reference: 1 hour


9. Agra Fort

Agra Fort, India

It is the king’s palace of Mughal Royal and was listed in the World Heritage Sites in 1983. It once has more than 500 buildings within it and the main attractions are Jehangir’s Palace, Diwan-i-khas, etc. It is famous for magnificent walls, exquisite carvings and is a famous tourist attraction in India. 
Ticket Price: Rs300 ($4.3)
Opening Time: From sunrise to sunset
Transportation: By Tutu or charted car
Time Reference: 3 hours


10. Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

It is a religious site consisting of two parts of mosque and royal palace buildings. Tourists can appreciate many excellent temples and palace complex.

Ticket Price: Rs510 for foreigners; Rs40 for locals; free for children under 15 years

Opening Time: From sunrise until sunset

Transportation: By bus or taxi

Time Reference: 2 - 3 hours


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