1. Delhi and Agra.
Delhi is the absolute combination of tradition and modernity. A city with innumerable monuments on one hand and a world-class airport and metro on the other. Street food, shopping malls, thrifty shopping places, religious places, theatre; you name it and Delhi has it. The India Gate- the national monument of India, the Bahai House of Worship, commonly known as the Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid- the principal mosque of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan -the official residence of the President of India situated near Parliament House and Qutub Minar- a UNESCO World Heritage Site are the renowned and most visited destinations in New Delhi.
Agra, on the banks of Yamuna river, is a major tourist destination and part of Golden Triangle tourist circuit. The city has notably Mughal era buildings and also part of Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc.
Kerala is known as a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches. It is also known for its backwaters, mountains, coconuts, spices and art forms like Kathakali and Mohini Attam. It is the most literate state in India, and a land of diverse religions, where you can find Hindu temples, mosques, churches, and even synagogues. With world class tourist sporting options, ayurvedic spas and treatments, eco-tourism initiatives, a large number of visit options ranging from beautiful high altitude blue mountains to pristine rainforests to golden sun-sand beaches and an enormous range of accommodation, Kerala has much to offer the visitor. The tourism department of Kerala boasts that the state is God’s Own Country.
Goa, the smallest state of India is known for its exotic beaches with amazing sunset view, golden sand and coconut palms playing with the wind. Tasty seafood, parasailing, windsurfing and water-skiing facilities make the beaches of Goa a core fun place. Alorna Fort, Ancestral Goa Museum, Arvalam Waterfalls, Chapora Fort and Calangute beach are some of the popular destinations in Goa.
Mumbai is the most populous city in India and offers a higher standard of living. The dream city attracts migrants from all over India and foreign tourist across the world for Heritage structures, Elephanta Caves and Juhu beach. Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. The city houses India’s Hindi (Bollywood) and Marathi cinema industries.
5. Jaipur and Udaipur
Jaipur and Udaipur, located in Rajasthan give us an insight into the rich cultural and artistic traditions of the state. Hawa Mahal or ‘Palace of Winds’, located in Jaipur, designed in the form of the crown of Lord Krishna is a beautiful construction, which draws tourists from all over the country. This pyramid shaped monument with 953 small windows stands as the entrance to the City Palace, Jaipur and is a notable sight here. The Lake Palace of Udaipur is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, which is now converted into a hotel equipped with 66 rooms and 17 suites.