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67 Wonderful Sights of India ...

By Neecey

There are so many glorious sights of India. The country is huge (it's the 7th largest in the World), and it has a population of 1.2 billion and an incredible history. It has held a fascination for travelers for centuries, people who are drawn to it for its mysticism and soul. It is a land of colors, religions, monuments and diverse people. If the land is calling you to visit, here are some of the main sights of India you can expect to see.

1 Taj Mahal

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Surely one of the most well known attractions of India.

2 Shiv Mandir, Bangalore

Shiv Mandir, BangaloreVia Hindu Temple - India

The statue of Shiva at this Hindu temple is 65 feet tall.

3 The Golden Temple, Amritsar

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Its formal name is Harmandir Sahib and it's a Sikh temple.

4 Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway of India, MumbaiVia This is India

The monument was built by the British when India was "The Raj" and Mumbai was called Bombay.

5 Mohabbat Maqbara, Junagadh

Mohabbat Maqbara, JunagadhVia The Messes of Men

The mausoleum is the tomb of Nawabs - semi-autonomous rulers who served the Mughal emperors.

6 Agra Fort, Agra

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort's aspect today is a result of modifications made by Shah Jahan - the same man who built the Taj Mahal.

7 Holi Festival

Holi FestivalVia Places to visit

The land of colors becomes even more colorful during the festival of Holi, the celebration of spring.

8 Jain Temple, Ranakpur

Jain Temple, RanakpurVia Unbelievably intricate Temples (Must see!!)

The Ranakpur Jain temple - built from marble - is considered to be the most magnificent of all Jain temples.

9 Vegetable Market in Udaipur

Vegetable Market in UdaipurVia L1003052.jpg

Markets are among the most exciting ethnographical attractions of India.

10 Colva Beach, Goa

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The beaches of Goa are stunning and the reason why it is the party capital of India.

11 Jog Falls, near Bangalore

Jog Falls, near BangaloreVia jOg falls

One of the most popular natural attractions in India, Jog Falls is the country's 2nd highest waterfall.

12 Light of the Gods, Khajuraho

Light of the Gods, KhajurahoVia Light of the Gods ( ...

The Western world knows this as the Kama Sutra temple. It features hundreds of erotic sculptures and carvings but there are also some of the most revered Gods of Hinduism among them. It's another of the magnificent sights of India with UNESCO World Heritage status.

13 Aquaria Grande, Mumbai

Aquaria Grande, MumbaiSource: amazingsnapz.com
Mumbai has some of the most amazing modern architecture in India. Each room here has a floating balcony swimming pool.

14 RANTHAMBORE National Park

RANTHAMBORE National ParkVia It's a beautiful world

Don't you just love how the old fort gate has become part of the 500+ year old Banyan tree?

15 Mandore Gardens, Jodhpur

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The Mandore gardens are made up of charmingly landscaped areas and high rock terraces that are home to a collection of temples and memorials, a museum and the Hall of Heroes.

16 Descent of the Ganges, Mahabalipuram

Descent of the Ganges, MahabalipuramAnother World Heritage site, The Descent of the Ganges is a massive carved rock monument. It faces east towards the ocean on the Coromandel Coast.

17 Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad

Mecca Masjid, HyderabadVia some times...past reflects in future....

One of the largest mosques in India.

18 Kashmir, India

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This beautiful mountainous region is subject to disputed ownership between India and Pakistan.

19 Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve, Ladakh

High altitude Tsomoriri Lake is fed by the spring snow melt waters of the Himalayas.

20 Hawa Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal Palace, JaipurVia Once Upon A Story...

Also known as The Palace of the Winds or The Pink Palace, its distinctive shape represents the crown of Krishna, the Hindu God.

21 Meenakshi AMMAN Temple, Madurai

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The ancient temple is of huge significance to the Tamil people and is located in a city that's 2,500 years old.

22 Vidyasagar Setu Bridge, Kolkata

Vidyasagar Setu Bridge, KolkataVia The Light Bridge

Bridging the Hooghly River, it connects the cities of Kolkata and Howrah.

23 Decorated Elephant

Decorated ElephantVia Desired Destinations

Elephants are decorated for many of the festivals in India.

24 Lotus Temple, New Delhi

Lotus Temple, New DelhiVia Baha'i House of Worship (Lotus ...

The première house of Baha'i worship in India. Baha'i temples are open to all denominations.

25 Gadi Sagar Lake, Jaisalmer

Gadi Sagar Lake, JaisalmerVia Jaisalmer: Gadi Sagar Lake: Cenotaph

Gadi Sagar is home to a large number of shrines and cenotaphs. Located in a remote city in the Thar Desert, the lake is a popular leisure destination.

26 Camel Fair, Pushkar

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The Camel Fair began as a livestock sale but now is one of the state of Rajasthan’s great tourist attractions. The five day festival is full of camels but also so much other entertainment.

27 Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, New Delhi

Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, New DelhiVia Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

The elaborate decorations of the oldest and most well known Jain temple in India. Thanks to an avian veterinary center in its grounds, it is also known as the Jain Bird's Hospital.

28 Chand Baori, Abhaneri

Chand Baori, AbhaneriVia grace(ful things)

Built in the 9th century, the well has 13 storeys, 3500 narrow steps and descends 100 feet, making it one of the deepest step wells in India.

29 Panorama Point, Matheran

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Just one of 38 scenic lookouts at the Matheran hill station.

30 Phugtal Monastery, Jammu

Phugtal Monastery, JammuSource: twitter.com
The monastery was built into the honeycomb caves in the 12th century.

31 Train Station, Mumbai

Train Station, MumbaiVia Train Station

Not many train stations around the world are this interesting.

32 Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh, UttarakhandVia Rishikesh, India, 2011

"The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas" is a place of pilgrimage and where the Beatles came in the 1960s to write their "White" album.

33 Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata

Victoria Memorial Hall, KolkataSource: flickr.com
The hall is a essentially a museum and art gallery to the history of India and Kolkata in particular. It holds regular special exhibitions.

34 Tea Plantation

Tea PlantationSource: 500px.com
No list of sights of India would be complete without a tea plantation.

35 Cliffs, Varkala

Cliffs, VarkalaVia Varkala cliffs

The cliffs at Varkala are unique for being the only cliffs on the southern Kerala Coast on the Arabian Sea.

36 Galtaji Temple, Khania-Balaji

Galtaji Temple, Khania-BalajiVia Galtaji Temple - Jaipur

Galtaji is an ancient pilgrimage site for Hindus.

37 Spices

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Piles of spices in the markets add to the heady aromas of India's streets.

38 Downtown Mumbai

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The antique architecture is such a contrast to Mumbai's modern skyscrapers.

39 Indian Sunset

Indian SunsetSource: 500px.com
Don't know where it is but it's simply stunning (possibly Kerala).

40 City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace, UdaipurVia Udaipur, India, 2011

Udaipur was the historic and last capital of the former kingdom of Mewar. The palace was built over a period of 400 years by several rulers.

41 Kedartal, Garhwal Himalayas

Kedartal, Garhwal HimalayasVia Upon the wings of dancing ...

The lake is also known as Shiva's Lake. The gold tipped mountain in the background is Thalay Sagar.

42 Backwater Taxis, Kerala

Backwater Taxis, KeralaVia Authentic Colors

The Kerala backwaters form 8% of India's total waterways. They provide a living for farmers, fishermen and traders and are a popular tourist destination.

43 Red Fort, Delhi

Red Fort, DelhiSource: panoramio.com
Delhi's Red Fort is another of the magnificent sights of India attributed to Shah Jahan, the 5th Mughal Emperor and the man behind the Taj Mahal. It was built in 1648 as the fortified palace of Shahjahanabad, his capital.

44 Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai

Dhobi Ghat, MumbaiVia India-7835

Millions of clothes are washed every day in this open air laundry.

45 Peruvudaiyar Kovil, Thanjavur

Peruvudaiyar Kovil, ThanjavurVia Elephant in front of Tanjore ...

This is one of the largest Hindu temples and is made entirely from granite. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Great Living Chola Temples.

46 Mehrauli Archeological Park, New Delhi

Mehrauli Archeological Park, New DelhiVia Leap of faith

The 200 acre area is adjacent to the Qutub Minar World Heritage site and the Qutb complex and is home to tombs, temples, mosques and a step well.

47 Anjuna Market, Goa

Anjuna Market, GoaVia Cloth. Anjuna Flee Market. Goa, ...

Colorful sari fabrics stacked at the market.

48 Akshardham, DELHI

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A tribute to millennia of Hindu culture opened in 2010.

49 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, RajasthanSource: joguru.com
Built from yellow sandstone, Jaisalmer is known as the "Golden City" and is a World Heritage Site.

50 Manali Leh Highway, Himachal Pradesh

Manali Leh Highway, Himachal PradeshVia All that's left

Highways and trails follow the natural geography of the Himalayas.

51 Traffic in JODHPUR

Traffic in JODHPURVia 2011_12_Indien_7_Jodhpur_20111213_161416.jpg

Imagine New York traffic jams at the height of the rush hour. It doesn't come anywhere close to a busy Indian street - anytime.

52 Backwaters, Kerala

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The peace and quiet of life on the water.

53 Street Scene, Bikaner

Street Scene, BikanerVia Bikaner, Rajasthan.

Gaudily-colored buildings, men playing cards and sacred cow lying in the road - it could only be India.

54 Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

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The tomb was the first "garden-tomb" on the Indian sub-continent and was also the first to use red sandstone on such a scale.

55 Lodhi Gardens, New Delhi

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With tombs dating back to 1444, the gardens are a pleasant place to take respite from the heat and dust of the city.

56 Qutub Minar, Delhi

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This is the 2nd tallest minar in India. It was built between 1192 and 1368.

57 Darjeeling

DarjeelingVia indiaincredible: ”Darjeeling”

The "Tea City" sits at an elevation of 6,710 feet in the Himalayas.

58 Charminar, Hyderabad

Charminar, HyderabadVia Charminar

One of the most recognizable sights of India, the accepted theory for the construction was as a commemoration to the end of a plague.

59 Asfi Mosque, Lucknow

Asfi Mosque, LucknowVia DSCN0303

Built by Shia Muslims, the mosque is in the Bara Imambara complex and is among the most grandiose buildings of Lucknow.

60 River Ganges

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India's sacred river.

61 Sunset, Kovalam

Sunset, KovalamVia A Serene Sunrise

Kovalam is one of Kerala's beach towns and its name reflects the endless lines of coconut palms.

62 Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

Ellora Caves, AurangabadSource: blog.travelpod.com
There's a total of 34 monasteries built side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff. Interestingly, the monasteries are a mix of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain.

63 Kailashnath Temple Maharashtra

Kailashnath Temple MaharashtraVia Rock-solid dwellings carved from cliffs

What's so incredible about this temple, other than that is more than 1,200 years old, is that it was carved from the top downwards.

64 Lord Shiva, Murudeshwara

Lord Shiva, MurudeshwaraVia Shiva in deep peaceful funk ...

This is the world's 2nd tallest statue of Shiva and stands at 123 feet.

65 The Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri

The Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur SikriVia The Largest Gate in the ...

The tallest gateway in the world. Also known as the Gate of Magnificence, it stands 54 meters high.

66 THIKSE Monastery, Ladakh

THIKSE Monastery, LadakhVia india - ladakh

Huge status are among the many great sights of India. This statue of Maitreya stands 49 feet tall.

67 Namaste Tower, Mumbai

Namaste Tower, MumbaiVia Namaste Hotel, India — Architecture

Currently under construction, Namaste Tower is one of many futuristic skyscrapers in Mumbai. The city has more high-rise buildings than any other city in India and there are always plans for new, high-design towers.

There are so many fabulous sights in India. Wherever you choose to travel in the country, you can guarantee a packed itinerary. What would interest you most to visit there - the religious monuments, the architecture or the natural attractions?

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