Most Visited Places in India by Foreign Tourists

India is the land of many attractions that not only attracts Indians but also attracts many foreign visitors towards the country. Other key attractions can be considered as its traditions and culture, as it is a land of most colorful, varied cultural, traditions and Spirituality.

Among foreign tourists, Many places are Popular but no doubt, Golden Triangle Tours are more fabulous attractions that foreign tourists are enjoying from years. Places covered in this Golden Triangle are mainly Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.  We customize tour according to visitors requirements.

Check out the list of places which attracts many foreign visitors in India. Among below list, eight places are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other are rated as most visited places and best tourist attractions in India.

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal Agra

Taj Mahal is most famous historical monuments of India and one of the Seven Wonders of the World situated in Agra on the banks of the Yamuna River. It is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list.The monument was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. It is considered as one of the finest Mughal architectural style and the entire building is built with white marbles. It attracts large number of foreign tourists in India.

Don’t Miss:– Mohabbat The Taj Show

Qutub Minar, Delhi

qutub minar delhi

The Qutub Minar and its historical monuments are one of the major attractions of New Delhi and listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It attracts many foreign travellers. It is situated in Mehrauli area of Delhi, and known as tallest brick minaret in the world. Its diameter is 14.32 meters at the base and about 2.75 meters on the top with a height of 72.5 meters. It is one of the famous tourist destinations and many foreigners come to Delhi to visit this incredible structure.

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Akshardham Temple Delhi

Swaminarayan Akshardham is the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple in Delhi. This Akshardham displays the traditional Hindu and Indian culture that has been followed by 1000s of years. This complex was inspired and developed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, who was the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. It attracts about 70 percent of all the tourists who visit Delhi.

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur

The Majestic Mehrangarh fort is situated in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It is one of the largest forts in India and famous tourist place in Royal Rajasthan. It is about 400 ft above the city and at top you will get breathtaking views of Jodhpur city. This Fort encloses many palaces, which are known for their intricate carvings and sprawling courtyards.

Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is one of UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered to be one of the seven wonders of India. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India, located in Chhatarpur District of Madhya Pradesh. Temples are popularly known for their nagara style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. The Khajuraho group of temples were built together but dedicated to two religions – namely Hinduism and Jainism.

Don’t Miss: Khajuraho Sound and Light Show

Amer Fort or palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Amber Fort Jaipur

Jaipur “The pink City” is famous among foreign tourists. The famous Amer Fort or palace attracts large number of foreign tourists. It is one of the oldest forts, which is built by the Raja Man Singh in 1592.  It is known for its artistic style of Hindu elements such as Ganesh Gate, Temples, mirror palace and Jai Mandir. This fort is close to Maotha Lake that adds more charm to the fort. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.

City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan

City Palace Udaipur Front

Udaipur City Palace is located on the bank of the Lake Pichola and most visited place in Rajasthan. It is one of the largest city palace in the Rajasthan. The City Palace in Udaipur offer awesome view of surrounding city, wonderful Lake Palace, Jag Mandir and many more.

Don’t Miss:- Boat Ride at Lake Pichola Udaipur

Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra

Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah Agra

Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is another most visited monument in the city of Agra. Sometime it also referred to locally as The Baby Taj. The tomb is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River and the complex also consists of numerous outbuildings and gardens criss-crossed by water courses and walkways. White marbles are used in construction of this tomb.

Agra Fort (Red Fort), Agra

Jahangiri Mahal in Agra Fort

The Red fort of Agra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Agra near to the world famous the Taj Mahal. The present-day structure was built by the Mughals. This fort is mostly visited by the foreign tourist as it is one of the famous tourist destinations in India. Agra Fort complex consist Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Anguri Bagh, Pearl Mosque and so many other sites and structures. The fort has river facing and has crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long and straight wall.

Red Fort (Lal Quila), Delhi

Red Fort Delhi

The Red Fort is one of the most famous monuments in Delhi listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of most popular tourist destinations and attracts thousands of visitors every year. It was the residence of the Mughal emperor of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It was constructed in 1648 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The fort is octagonal, with the north-south axis longer than the east-west axis. A sound and light show describing Mughal history is a tourist attraction in the evenings.

Don’t Miss:– Sound and Light Show at Red Fort

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Humayun Tomb Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb was one of the most beautiful Mughal garden visited by foreign tourists in India. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road. It was built in 1565 nine years after the death of Humayun. The tomb stands in the centre of a square garden, and causeways (charbagh) separate this Mughal Tomb into four main gardens. Further, there are water-channels in the centre. This magnificent tomb garden is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer

In the list of top destinations in India for foreign visitors Jaisalmer is one of them. Jaisalmer Fort is major tourist attractions of Rajasthan among the foreign tourists. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The fort is built by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal on the top of the Trikuta Hill in 12th century. It was also known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort for its gleaming golden sandstone walls and buildings. You will surely relish the fusion of Rajput and Islamic architectural styles that are quite visible in this fort.

Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab

Golden Temple Amritsar

Golden Temple also known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism, located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab. It is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. The fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan, designed the Golden Temple to be built in the center of this holy tank, and upon its construction, installed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, inside the Golden Temple. The extreme beauty of Golden Temple attracts pilgrims from all over the world.

Gandhi Smriti, Delhi

Gandhi Smriti Delhi

Gandhi Smriti that was formerly called as ‘Birla House’ or the ‘Birla Bhavan’ is primarily a museum that is dedicated to the ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi, situated on Tees January Road, in New Delhi. Mahatma Gandhi spent his last 144 days of his life before he got assassinated on January 30th, 1948. It was also called as ‘Birla House‘ the house of the Indian business tycoons, the Birla family. But from 2005, the house has been called as ‘Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum‘. This place is one of the major Indian Attractions among the foreign tourist, as it has a lot to say about the well-known personality across the world, Mahatma Gandhi.

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