[PDF Notes] Some important facts on Important tourist destinations in India

Jammu and Kashmir

No state in India is more captivating than Kashmir. The beauty of this state surpasses all imagination and the Mughals called it the ‘Terrestial Paradise of the Earth’. Kashmir offers the most spectacular sceneries, owing to the breathtaking view of towering mountains with their white peaks beautifully contrasting with the green valleys and meadows.

important monuments

(a) Raghunath Temple (b) Ranbireshwar Temple (c) Mansar Lake.


Today, New Delhi is the capital of India and the seat of administration. Monuments, which tell the saga of a bygone era, stand in this cosmopolitan city. The main tourist spots are :

(a) The Red Fort (b) The India Gate (c) The Lotus Temple.

(d) The Qutub Minar (e) The Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House.

(f) The Chandni Chowk.


It is situated quite close to Delhi and is one of the most sought after places in India by the tourists because it has one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. The main tourist spots are :

(a) The Taj Mahal (b) The Agra Fort.


It is popularity known as the pink city and was founded in 1727 AD by the King Sawai Jai Singh.

The important tourist spots are :

(a) The Hawa Mahal (b) Amer Fort.

Jaipur is well known for its bandni, mirror, and Lac work.


It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture. There are a number of cotton, woollen and synthetic

textile factories here. The milk processing plant at Verka about six kms from Amritsar is the second biggest

project of its kind in the country. It has many historical and religious sites.

Some of the important places of interest are :

(a) The Golden Temple (b) The Jallianwala Bagh.


It was formerly known as Calcutta. Kolkata is India’s second largest city. The means of transport here varies from hand-pulled rickshaws to India’s first Metro Train. It is well known for its leather and cotton handloom.

Some of the important places of interest are :

(a) The Howrah Bridge (b) Victoria Memorial.


Puri being a coastal district of Orissa is famous for its historic antiquities religious sanctuaries, architectural grandeurs sea-scape beauty and moderate climate. The tourists flock here to see :

(a) The Sun Temple (b) Chilka Lake (c) The Jagannath Temple.


Mumbai is India’s major business centre and an important seaport. The famous Bollywood industry is located here.

Important places of interest for tourists are :

(a) Gateway of India (b) Marine Drive (c) Bollywood Industry

(d) Beaches – Juhu etc (e) The Prince of Wales Museum


Thiruvananthapuram, the city of the Snake God is the capital of Kerala state ‘God’s own country’. It is a blend of modern and traditional architecture. Its famous beaches and backwaters are one of the top tourist destinations of India. The places to be seen are :

(a) Kovalam Beach (b) Kanakakunnu Palace


Goa is one of the prime tourist destinations of India, thanks to its picturesque location on the Mandc River. It was earlier ruled over by the Portuguese. It has many historical monuments.

(a) Arjuna and Calangute Beaches

(b) Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St. Cajetar and the Royal Chapel of St. Anthony.

Andaman and Nicobar islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands situated in the Bay of Bengal are volcanic islands tourist destinations.

(a) Long Island (b) Diglipur.

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