TripAdvisor is one of the biggest travel booking websites in India and it relies heavily on users voting and reviewing places and hotels. It even has user forums where people can ask others to help plan their itinerary. And with so much data at its disposal, it keeps conducting surveys and polls to put together some amazing travel advice that is from its users. In its best of 2016 list, they picked the top 25 travel destinations in India as voted for by its users. Here’s where people traveled to and loved this year. Take a look at is 25 best destinations in India for travel. Also Read - Going by Centre’s Guidelines, Bihar Extends Coronavirus Lockdown Till June 30
1. New Delhi
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If you want a taste of India’s history and a view of some amazing architecture and monuments, pay a visit to India’s capital. New Delhi is known for several things that include historical monuments, political power, food joints, nightlife, shopping district among other things. India Gate, Lotus Temple, Red Fort and Qutub Minar are some of its prime attractions. Also Read - Indian Railways News: 200 Special Trains From Tomorrow, TTEs Not Allowed to Touch Tickets | Check New Rules
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The city of Jaipur was nicknamed the Pink City during British Raj and the name stuck since then even though the actual color of the buildings is ochre and not pink. However, a glance from a vantage point and you will see streets lined with houses and monuments alike in the same color. The City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort are what draw tourists to Jaipur.
The Portuguese influence, the endless stretch of beaches and the relaxed vibe make Goa one of the top tourist attractions in the country. Head north if you want a taste of the hippie culture and to the south if you are looking for spending time alone on unspoiled beaches. Goa also offers white water rafting and treks in its hinterlands.
The city of dreams, Mumbai is a melting pot of cultures and attracts tourists who come here to explore the glitzy life of this metro. Bollywood dreams, the cramped shopping streets, the views of the Arabian Sea and a number of religious sites like Haji Ali, Siddhivinayak and Babulnath make Mumbai a dream destination for travelers.
Another city from Rajasthan, Udaipur is one of the best tourist destinations for honeymooners who love the ambience of the city. Surrounded by the Aravali hills with Lake Pichola in the center, Udaipur’s prime attractions include the Lake Palace which is now a heritage hotel, Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas.
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Rajasthan sure has several gems to offer to tourists and Jaisalmer is certainly one of them. The city is known for its fortress, rolling sand dunes and ornate havelis. A perfect place for travelers who want to feel Rajasthan’s royalty as well as culture, Jaisalmer is a destination that surely deserves a mention.
For those who want a well-rounded trip, Banglore has several things to offer. It has the biggest IT hub in the country but it is also home to a number of gardens making it the Garden City. Bangalore is also known for its cafes and pubs that make for the perfect place to hangout with friends.
The city that is known for having India’s contribution to the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal, Agra is perfect for honeymooners, family trips and even solo journeys. The city’s prime attraction is definitely the Taj Mahal in all its grandeur but it is home to other monuments of historical importance as well.
Kerala’s Kochi is one of the tourist attractions in the sate. The city is known for its fishing nets, spicy cuisine and Fort Kochi. Tourists can sample a meal on a banana leaf and down coconut water to douse the heat of the spicy of the food.
Adventure sports lovers should flock to Manali to fulfil their fantasies of trekking, rafting, paragliding, zorbing and more. The city has one of the best terrains for these sports but there are also temples and hot springs for other tourists. Manali offers breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys.
The beautiful hill station with sprawling tea plantations and rolling hills is perfect for nature lovers. Lush greenery and misty air surrounds you at Munnar. It is no wonder that this destination is picked by users. Munnar promises the tranquillity of a hill station in the lap of nature.
Chennai may not come to mind when you talk about sightseeing but there sure are several things to do here barring temple visits. The humble filter coffee is something that you must try in Chennai. Tamil Nadu has some interesting things to see such as the Marina Beach, Fort St John San Thome Basilica.
A foodie’s paradise, Hyderabad has some amazing dishes to offer the recipes of which have been passed down from the Nizams. The most famous dish is the biryani here and you will find tourists queuing up simply to savor the dish every day. The Charminar, Husain Sagar Lake and Golkonda Fortress are its prime sightseeing attractions.
From yoga lovers to adventure sports enthusiasts, Rishikesh offers something for every traveler. Even the Beetles fell in love with the vibe here and wrote several songs in an ashram. The spiritual journey aside, Rishikesh is famed for its white water rafting and hosting the biggest yoga festival in the country.
One of the most beautiful destinations in the country, Srinagar is famed for its shikara rides on the Dal Lake, its handicraft and pashmina shawls. The local Kashmiri cuisine is a must-try and the Mughal Gardens are a must-visit when in Srinagar. Its beauty will captivate your senses.
Pune is as known for its historical monuments like the Shaniwar Wada and Mastani Mahal as it is for its food and drink joints. From food trucks to microbreweries, Pune has an eclectic mix of things to see and try for the avid traveler. Its proximity to Mumbai makes it a great weekend getaway.
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Gurgaon, Delhi’s upcoming district has a host of malls, restaurants and hotels thanks to the en number of multinationals in the area. You will probably have to head back to Delhi for sightseeing but if your agenda is to visit malls and stay in a plush hotel, Gurgaon is perfect for you.
Another city from Rajasthan that makes the cut for being tourist-friendly is Jodhpur. The city is known for its fortress walls and the blue-colored buildings making it Blue City. Apparently, it is a rule here to paint your house only blue and this is ensured by the government too. The local bazaars selling carpets, handicrafts, ornaments, antiques, etc are also worth a visit.
A crowded metro city with crumbling buildings and rich art and culture scene, Kolkata is a former British colony and the influence is visible even today in its Victorian architecture. The locals are self-confessed foodies and so, you will find local delicacies in every part of the city.
Home to the Golden Temple, Amritsar is the cultural hub of Punjab. The community kitchen at the temple is one of the biggest and feeds almost a lakh people every day. The Jallianwala Bagh is another historical place to visit and so is the Wagah Border where you are bound to feel patriotic as you watch the beating retreat ceremony.
A favorite of families, solo travelers as well as honeymooners, Shimla is one of the most famous hill stations that offers a breathtaking view of snow-covered peaks. You will not have a problem finding accommodation of every budget here even during peak season.
The city of temples, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered revered by Hindus who come here to find their spiritual self. Situated along the banks of the Ganga, Varanasi is known for its ghats and the aarti that takes place here every morning and evening. Do try the local food that includes some lip-smacking sweets and street food.
The sleepy coastal town in Kerala is a haven for beach lovers who’d rather opt for a secluded one than the popular ones in Goa. Varkala is also known for its wellness and Ayurvedic treatments and host of spa resorts that line the area. Visit this place if you are looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday.
The new, emerging destination this year is Leh in Jammu and Kashmir that is attracting tourists from all over the country for its breathtaking landscape and natural beauty. Adventure lovers are in for a treat as the destination offers sports like white water rafting, trekking, off roading and mountaineering. On the other hand there are also peaceful monasteries that you can visit.
The last but not the least is Pondicherry that takes us back to a sleepy, quiet French colony. You can cycle around town, laze on white sand beaches and enjoy some delicious French baguettes. There are also ashrams where you can stay and finish your trip by attending one of the many colorful festivals that take place here throughout the year.
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