Tourist Attractions in India

By: David Gower

Diverse topography, amazing history, fascinating art,culture and religion make India one of the most visited tourist destinations ofAsia. The gamut of wonderful tourist attractions in India cater to thevaried interests of tourists. Be it natural bounties like pristine beaches oremerald forests, snow covered peaks or meandering rivers or epitomes of humanachievements ranging from impressive monuments to religious shrines, Indianattractions encompass all categories.

The topographical features of India has bestowed the countrywith a plethora of tourist attractions. The various categories of naturaltourist spots of India include the following:

??????????Mountain ranges- Whether it is the snow cappedHimalayas in the north or the terraced Nilgiris in the south, the mountains ofIndia offer dramatic views. The picturesque hill stations of Mussoorie, Almora,Gulmarg, Ooty, Kodaikanal and others are nestled in the mountains. The scenicrivers and white glaciers also form parts of the tourist attractions of India.

??????????Beaches- The stretches of soft sands, the caressingbreeze, the frolicking waves and the beautiful vista of the beaches in Goa,Kerala, Mumbai, Chennai and Orissa offers scope of relaxation as well asadventure.

??????????Forests- The verdant greens housing the varied fauna ofIndia is also a major tourist attraction. The Wildlife Sanctuaries and NatureParks of India include Gir National Park & Sanctuary of Gujarat, BharatpurWildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, CorbettNational Park, U. P., Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala, Chilka Lake BirdSanctuary and many others.

??????????Wonderful Backwaters- The labyrinth of interlinkedwaterways set in a backdrop of unspoilt natural surroundings, the Backwaters ofKerala and Tamil Nadu gives tourists an experience of a lifetime.

The architectural marvels constructed during various pointsof time enhance the aesthetic charm of the country. The different dynastiesruling over India have left an indelible impression with their signaturearchitectural styles. The monuments of India display the influences of thesevaried phases of history.

The famous monuments symbolizing the artistic excellence ofIndia include the following:

??????????Ajanta and Ellora Caves

??????????Taj Mahal

??????????Sun Temple, Konârak

??????????Agra Fort

??????????Red Fort Complex

??????????Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

??????????Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

??????????Churches and Convents of Goa

??????????Fatehpur Sikri

??????????Qutb Minar

??????????Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

??????????Khajuraho Group of Monuments

??????????Elephanta Caves

??????????Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

??????????Great Living Chola Temples

??????????Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

??????????Group of Monuments at Hampi

??????????Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

??????????Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

The art and culture of India showcase an amazing variety.Along with numerous tourist attractions associated with the diverse aspects ofIndia, the country also offers varied distinctive moods and ambiance ideal forall sorts of vacations, be it a romantic getaway or an adventurous tripBusiness Management Articles, a familyvacation or relaxing trip.

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