50 Tourist Places To Visit In India BEFORE YOU TURN 30

Agra

North Indian city with Mughal Empire landmarks like the Taj Mahal mausoleum & red-walled Agra Fort.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 1,827

Delhi

India’s capital has Mughal-era Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque & national monuments along the Rajpath.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,407

Jaipur

Known as “Pink City” for colored palaces & other 18th-century structures, including an observatory.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,550

Varanasi

Sacred Ganges River city with some 2,000 Hindu temples (including Kashi Vishwanath) & Ramnagar Fort.
8 – 15 Oct suggested for good value
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₹ 8,203
₹ 1,971

New Delhi

Temples, tombs, monuments, shopping, and zoos
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,349

Mumbai

Massive city, home to Bollywood, grand colonial buildings & bazaars packed with antiques & textiles.
2 – 9 Mar suggested for good value
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₹ 4,423
₹ 4,189

Udaipur

Rajasthan city known for lavish palaces, Jagdish Temple & artificial lakes, including Lake Pichola.
15 – 22 Nov suggested for good value
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₹ 7,847
₹ 3,060

Jodhpur

Indian city in Rajasthan known for light-blue buildings, clifftop Mehrangarh Fort & grand palaces.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,505

Goa

State in India known for Arabian Sea beaches & European-style churches like Se Cathedral in Old Goa.
2 – 9 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 3,566
₹ 4,258

Kochi

Indian port with colonial Fort Kochi, plus 16th-century Portuguese churches & Paradesi Synagogue.
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Jaisalmer

Rajasthani city dominated by Jaisalmer Fort, a sandstone citadel that’s home to many Jain temples.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,675

Rishikesh

Renowned yoga & meditation center, a base for Himalayan trekking & rafting on the Ganges River.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,115

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Himalayan resort town & backpacking center with nearby skiing & hot springs, plus Old Manali.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,389

Amritsar

Sikh cultural & spiritual center, home to the Golden Temple complex & pilgrimage site.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 6,166
₹ 1,982

Bengaluru

India tech hub known for parks, nightlife, Bangalore Palace & Lalbagh Botanical Garden.
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Shimla

Himachal Pradesh capital known for colonial architecture, Himalayan views & shopping on The Mall.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 3,500

Chennai

City known for Tamil classical music & dance, plus Kapaleeshwarar Temple & colonial Fort St. George.
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Kolkata

West Bengal capital home to Mother Teresa’s tomb, British-colonial architecture & art galleries.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 7,066
₹ 3,045

Darjeeling

Indian hill town known for tea plantations, Himalayan views & “Toy Train” narrow-gauge railway.
1 – 8 Mar suggested for good value
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₹ 9,095
₹ 3,597

Mysore

Indian city with ornate Wodeyar palaces like Mysore Palace, plus Hindu temples & Devaraja Market.
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Alappuzha

Coastal city in Kerala state with backwater houseboat cruises & the beachfront Alappuzha Lighthouse.
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Munnar

Indian hill town with Nallathanni tea museum, waterfalls & Eravikulam National Park.
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Dharamshala

Hillside city in Himachal Pradesh, home to the Dalai Lama, rich Tibetan culture & mountain trails.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 3,899

Fatehpur Sikri

Indian city with red sandstone Mughal architecture, from Jama Masjid mosque to Salim Chishti’s tomb.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 3,971

Haridwar

Ancient city on the River Ganges, known for Hindu festivals, hilltop temples & Har Ki Pauri ghat.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,125

Chandigarh

Indian city known for its themed gardens, Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex, plus art & doll museums.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,812

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Temples, sculpture, tigers, and safaris
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,658

Hampi

Ancient Indian village dotted with Vijayanagara ruins & known for Virupaksha Temple & Hampi Bazaar.
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Pushkar

Hindu pilgrimage town on a sacred lake, with hundreds of temples, including one devoted to Brahma.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,477

Gangtok

Sikkim capital & Himalayan trekking base also home to Buddhist sites & Gangtok Ropeway gondola.
1 – 8 Mar suggested for good value
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₹ 9,095
₹ 3,430

Thiruvananthapuram

Capital of Kerala, known for Kuthira Malika Palace, beaches, Napier Museum & fine-art collections.
4 – 11 Oct suggested for good value
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₹ 4,571
₹ 1,902

Pondicherry

Indian coastal town known for its French Quarter, seaside promenade & Paradise Beach.
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Madurai

South Indian city known for Dravidian temples, including Meenakshi Amman, plus palaces & festivals.
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Ahmedabad

Large Gujarat city known for the Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum of Textiles & distinctive pols.
21 – 28 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 4,278
₹ 3,050

Hyderabad

Southern Indian city with landmarks like Golconda Fort & Chowmahalla Palace, plus Salar Jung Museum.
16 – 23 Nov suggested for good value
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₹ 2,366
₹ 1,983

Kovalam

South Indian coastal town known for Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach & Vizhinjam Juma Masjid mosque.
4 – 11 Oct suggested for good value
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₹ 4,571
₹ 1,912

Aurangabad

Indian city known for the Bibi ka Maqbara shrine, Aurangabad Caves & medieval Daulatabad Fort.
2 – 9 Mar suggested for good value
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₹ 4,423
₹ 2,632

Ajmer

Indian city known for the Sharif Dargah Sufi shrine, Ajmer Government Museum & Mayo College.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,084

Nainital

British Raj-era mountain resort town with Nainital Lake boating, scenic viewpoints & hiking.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 5,031

Pune

Sprawling city in Maharashtra with Hindu temples, Maratha Empire landmarks & Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 2,765
₹ 2,919

Port Blair

Capital city of India’s Andaman & Nicobar Islands, known for museums & the Cellular Jail memorial.
6 – 13 Dec suggested for good value
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₹ 10,405
₹ 5,527

Pangong Tso

Remote lake with migratory birds
17 – 24 Jan suggested for good value
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₹ 16,546
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Jim Corbett National Park

Northern Indian wildlife sanctuary with Ramganga Reservoir, Bengal tigers, leopards & elephants.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 4,899

Mamallapuram

Indian town known for huge stone Krishna’s Butter Ball & rock architecture like the Shore Temple.
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Bikaner

Ancient city in Rajasthan, India, known for the Junagarh Fort, Prachina Museum & Karni Mata Temple.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 1,900

Andaman Islands

Indian archipelago known for Havelock Island beaches, Gandhi Marine Park & Cellular Jail.
6 – 13 Dec suggested for good value
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₹ 10,405
₹ 5,005

Kodaikanal

Hill town set around a man-made lake, home to Bryant Park, Pillar Rocks & Kurinji Andavar temple.
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Dehradun

Indian city by the Himalayan foothills, home to Ghanta Ghar clock tower, religious sites & wildlife.
31 Jan – 7 Feb suggested for good value
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₹ 5,767
₹ 2,742