Travel Guide: India - Top Attractions

India is home to one of the most famous buildings in the world. The Taj Mahal is the country’s most popular tourist spot, and this palace was built as a memorial by an emperor for his late wife. The Agra Fort is another distinctive spot with remarkable architecture, and it features a number of mosques and palaces. The country’s religious buildings are spectacular, which include both the Golden Temple and the beautifully-shaped Lotus Temple. The statue of Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola is massive, and an important site in the Jain faith. In this video, WatchMojo.com checks out some of the top attractions you need to see while visiting India. Footage courtesy of India Tourism.
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Taj Mahal


Undoubtedly the most popular and well-known tourist attraction in India is the Taj Mahal. This attraction pulls in between two and four million visitors each year, and it was built by an emperor in memory of his late wife.

Agra Fort


The Agra Fort is a walled city built using red sandstone in the sixteenth century. Within it are a number of spectacular palaces and mosques, and the varied architectural styles makes it a distinctive spot.

Golden Temple


The Harmandir Sahib, otherwise known as the Golden Temple, is another spectacular building in India. In Sikhism, this golden building is the holiest shrine in the religion, and its name translates to Temple of God. Another house of worship, the Baha’i Lotus Temple is popular for its remarkable architecture.

India Gate


Meanwhile, the India Gate is a war memorial that is found at the crossroads of a number of Delhi’s main streets.

Statue of Gomateshwara


Next, the statue of Gomateshwara was built in the tenth century, and was voted by residents as one of the Seven Wonders of India. Found at Shravanabelagola, this statue is an important site for members of the Jain faith. At 57-feet high, it is one of the world’s largest stone statues and was created out of one block of granite.

India's Railways


The country is filled with cultural diversity and a wealth of natural and historical attractions to see. What helps unite these sites for visitors are the country’s extensive railways. Take a luxury train tour for the perfect way to see the country. Rush past the countryside, through valleys and lush green spaces, and see city life. A relaxing way to travel from destination to destination, a luxury train trip is also filled with gourmet food and views of beautiful pastures.

The Himalayas


The highest mountain system on Earth, the Himalayas are another site not to miss in India. One of the world’s most popular destinations for adventure, this mountain range is home to a beautiful landscape, exotic birds and wildlife, fertile valleys, rivers and meadows. From treks through the mountains, to ski trips and other snow activities, and even train rides to view the splendid panoramas, the Himalayas are definitely one place not to miss.

With one of the most famous buildings in the world, a rich culture and history, as well as a varied landscape and climate, it’s no wonder India draws tourists from all around the globe.
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