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Top 30 of the most amazing places in India

We present to your attention, the top 30 most beautiful places in India (the choice of the editorial site pagetravel.ru).

1. Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand

Discovered by a mountaineer in 1931, the valley, hidden among the high Himalayan mountains with the Zanskar Ranges in the background, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley is covered in flowers during the hot months. The best time to visit is from July to October.

2. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Built in 1799 as an extension of the Royal City Palace in Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace was originally designed so that the royal women could see the street scenes without being seen by the people.

3. Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Nubra Valley, Ladakh

One of India’s most spectacular areas, Ladakh is home to high mountains and deep valleys. The Shek River cuts through the Nubra Valley, which lies in the northernmost part of Ladakh.

4. Adalaj Stepwell, Adalaj, Ahmedabad

Adalaj Stepwell, Adalaj, Ahmedabad

The epitome of Indo-Islamic architecture and design, Adalaj Stepwell is a five-story staircase built in 1499. All the walls are intricately decorated with patterns such as flowers and birds as well as mythological scenes.

5. Agatti, Lakshadweep.

Adalaj Stepwell, Adalaj, Ahmedabad

Located 460 kilometers off the coast of Kochi, the tiny island of Agatti is part of Lakshadweep, India’s smallest union territory. Its white sands, varied coral reefs, and turquoise waters make it an ideal beach vacation spot, although tourists need a special permit to visit.

6. Dal Lake, Srinagar.

Adalaj Stepwell, Adalaj, Ahmedabad

Known as the “jewel in the crown” of India-ruled Kashmir, Lake Dal is worth a visit in Srinagar. The lake surrounded by beautiful gardens and snow-capped mountains. The best way to travel here is by riding the traditional wooden shikara, the gondola version of Srinagar.

7. Sam sand dunes, Jaiselmer, Rajasthan

Adalaj Stepwell, Adalaj, Ahmedabad

The sand dunes, which lie on the outskirts of Jaiselmer, are one of the most accessible parts of the Great Thar – or Indian Sahara desert. A camel tour during the golden hours – sunrise or sunset – offers the best views and experiences.

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8. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

The picturesque Kanyakumari, formerly known as Cape Comorin, is located on the edge of mainland India in the far south. Here is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, located on a small rocky island near Swami Vivekananda, the saintly saint.

9. Munnar, Kerala.

Munnar, Kerala

Known for its hilly terrain and tea plantations, Munnar is a tranquil hill station in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is also home to Anamudi Peak, the highest peak in southern India and the largest population of Nilgiri Tara sheep, an endangered species.

10. Lotus Temple, New Delhi

The Lotus Temple, New Delhi

This elegant lotus-shaped temple has welcomed more than 70 million worshippers since its opening in 1986. It is one of several Bahá’í Houses of Worship, the religious center of the Bahá’í Faith.

11. the Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

No beautiful list of places in India would be complete without the Taj Mahal. The ivory mausoleum was built in the 1600s by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who is buried there with Jahan.

12. shekhawati, Rajasthan

Shekhawati, Rajasthan

Some of the best preserved Havelis, ornate Indian mansions, can be found in Rajasthan in the Shekhawati region. Once built as a means of boasting of their wealth, the facades and interiors of havelis are covered with exquisite and colorful wall paintings depicting everything from the owner’s memoirs to folk mythology.

13. Chadar Trek, Ladakh.

Chadar Track, Ladakh

The wildest hike in the world, the Chadar Trek is a route formed by the frozen Zanskar River that connects the isolated village of Zanskar to Leh, the capital of the Ladakh region, in winter. The perilous path is lined with dramatic scenery, from frozen waterfalls to half-frozen rapids and caves.

14. Humayun’s Tomb (Humayun Mausoleum), New Delhi

Humayun's Tomb (Mausoleum of Humayun), New Delhi

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1993, the tomb is the final resting place of the 16th century Mughal emperor Humayun. It was India’s first garden tomb and inspired the construction of other great mausoleums in the country, including the Taj Mahal.

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15. The Stone Garden at Chandigarh

Stone Garden in Chandigarh

Created as a secret project by Indian self-taught artist Neek Chand Saini, the Chandigarh Stone Garden is now an expansive 40-acre park that attracts visitors from around the world. Built over 18 years, the park is adorned with sculptures made from recycled industrial and municipal waste.

16. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi, Karnataka State

The ruins of the last capital of the great Hindu empire, Vijayanagar, remain an interesting landmark today. In 1986 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than 1,600 remains in the Hampi complex, including forts, temples, royal complexes and columned halls.

17. Basgo Monastery, Ladakh

Basgo Monastery, Ladakh

With its unassuming clay brick facade, the Basgo Monastery is not as popular as other monasteries in Leh. But those who try to visit will find colorful 16th-century wall paintings and a 14-foot tall copper idol of Maitreya Buddha. It is the oldest surviving religious structure of its kind.

18. Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, Hyderabad

Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, Hyderabad

This collection of beautiful monuments is the resting place of the awe-inspiring Qutb Shahi family who ruled the kingdom of Golconda in the Hyderabad region of southern India for 169 years in the 16th and 17th centuries.

19. Red Fort, New Delhi

Red Fort, New Delhi

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Delhi’s Red Fort was the primary home of the Mughal dynasty emperors for nearly 200 years. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city and is home to many museums.

20. Sundarbans, West Bengal

Sundarbans, West Bengal

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world and lies in the delta at the mouth of the Ganges River. The forest is spread through areas of West Bengal as well as Bangladesh.

21. Chand Baori, Abhaneri, Rajasthan

Chand Baori, Abhaneri, Rajasthan

With 3,500 steps in a perfect geometric design, Chand Baori is one of the most beautiful steps in India. The 1,200-year-old place is open to locals for hours each day.

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22. Bara Imambara, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Bara Imambara, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Bara Imambara, built in 1784, is an architectural marvel. It was built with a system of interlocking bricks–without the use of beams. The massive arched hall is one of the largest in the world with a roof supported by no columns. From the top of the iconic landmark is a panoramic view of the city.

23. Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab

Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab

Harmandir Sahib is a sacred complex for Sikhs that includes the signature Golden Temple, which is located in the center of a large lake. Reflections of its gold-covered dome shimmer in the clear water of the Amrit Sarovar (Nektar Pool), which greets those who enter from the northern gate.

24. Pangong Tso, Ladakh

Pangong Tso, Ladakh

Visiting Pangong Tso is not easy-it’s about a five-hour drive from Leh and a permit is required. But the breathtaking views of the blue lake at the foot of the Himalayas make the trip worthwhile. The lake, which covers 134 kilometers and is 4,350 meters high, is the natural border between China and India.

25. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal, Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal, Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Station is Mumbai’s main railway station. First opened in 1888, it is considered a perfect example of Victorian Gothic architecture.

26. Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The blue houses of Jodhpur and the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort (in the background) make Rajasthan Blue City one of the most attractive places in India.

27. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

This sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh covers more than 100 square kilometers and is home to more than 50 tigers. The park is open from October to June, but the best time to see tigers is from April to June.

28. Kerala Backwaters, Kerala.

Kerala Backwaters, Kerala

Kerala backwaters consist of lakes, canals, and rivers that stretch along the coast. Traditional houseboats are a great way to experience the local way of life.

29. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

The former summer capital of British India, Shimla sits in the foothills of the Himalayas. With views like these, it’s easy to see why it remains a popular vacation destination today.

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30. Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu

Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu

Also called Ooty for short, the town of Udhagamandalam offers easy access to the Nilgiri Hills, which are filled with coffee and tea plantations. One of the best ways to explore the region is by rail. The stunning Nilgiri Mountain Railroad connects Ooty and Mettupalayam.

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