One of India’s largest services, tourism contributes 6.23 per cent to the national gross domestic product in the country in 2008. With the improving tourism sector, many people from the different parts of the world like to see the popular destinations. Featured in this article are the top 10 tourist spots in India.
The smallest state of the country, Goa is found at the west coast. Many foreigners visit the state because it plays home to several tourist sites including the Naval Aviation Museum and the Goa Science Center. In addition, the place features historic sites and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Taj Mahal is found at Agra City. Some of the attractions at the site are the Agra Fort and the Akbar’s Tomb. Inside the temple, people can see gemstones and artworks.
Jog Falls in the District of Shimoga has a height of 829 feet. The mean width of the falls is 1550 feet while the average flow rate is 5,387 cubic feet per square. Canoeing and kayaking can be tried at the bottom of the falls.
Known as the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sudarbans is found at the feet of Ganges. Some of the interesting places at the forest are the swamp forests, which include plant species like Bruguiera gymnorrhiza and Cereops decandra. The wildlife species inhabiting the forest include the river terrapin and the swamp deer.
Foreigners who want to try various water sports can spend time at the Kovalam Beach in Thiruvananthapuram. People can find numerous hotels and resorts at the place. In addition, there are different Ayurvedic salons at the site.
If you want to try mountain climbing or rock climbing, the best and most attractive place to go to is the Himalayas. Some of the attractive spots at the site are the lowland forests, the Shiwalik hills and the Greater Himalaya. Aside from these, people can also see grasslands and Alpine shrubs at the site.
Madhya Pradesh is considered the largest state of the country. The place features numerous rivers including the Yamuna River, the Maikal and Kaimur hills as well as the Hasdeo river. The place also features four forests including the Tropical Dry, the Tropical Moist and the Tropical Thorn.
Tourists who stay in Mumbai should see the popular Victoria Terminus. This railway station is historic because it served as the Central Railways headquarters. The station promotes Victorian Gothic architecture.
The Golden Temple is one of the most sacred places in the country. The structure is found at Amritsar City. Some of the places of interest at the temple are the Clock Tower, the Steps of God and the Langar Hall.
Also known as the Bahai House of Worship, the Bahai Temple is found at Delhi. The design of the temple is patterned after a lotus flower. The place has beautiful gardens and sacred worship halls. The total area covered by the temple is 26 acre.