Home > Big Push For Domestic Tourism by Tourism Department of India in prominent 15 Tourist Places
On Independence Day, 2022, the honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, requested Indian citizens to visit at least 15 tourist destinations in India before the country celebrates its 75th year of Independence. The PM added, “I know people travel abroad for holidays, but can we think of visiting at least 15 tourist destinations across India before 2022 when we mark 75 years of freedom.” India has an abode of tourist places within. This blog will look at 15 tourist destinations you can explore before August 2023.
Along with the list of major tourist destinations in India, we have also mentioned their resemblance with a foreign destinations so that you can plan the best for yourself.
Popularly known as “the city of lakes”, Udaipur is known for its rich Rajasthani traditions and heritage. There are several lakes in the city including Pichola lake, Fateh Sagar, and Udai Sagar.
Famous For: Lakes
Resembles With: Venice
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Fateh Sagar Dam, City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Monsoon Place and Vintage Cars Museum.
Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar
You can also plan your next solo trip to Andaman’s beautiful marine World. The place is famous for water adventure activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and much more. Here you can explore a variety of water animals under crystal blue water.
Famous For: Snorkeling (which you can enjoy at Havelock Island and Elephant Beach)
Resembles With: Singapore
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Radhanagar Beach, Saddle beach, and Marine National Park.
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
The heaven of India, Kashmir, has everything one can ask for. With snow-capped mountains and Dal Lake, Srinagar is the top destination to visit in Kashmir. Just like Bangkok, the place is famous for floating markets, Shikaras, and houseboats.
Famous For: Floating Markets
Resembles With: Bangkok
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Shalimar Mughal Garden. Tulip Garden, and Pari Palace.
Pink City of India, is another beautiful destination that you can add in your list to visit before 2023. The city is known for its handicraft market and blue pottery.
Famous For: Pink Architecture
Resembles With: Brussels
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, City Palace, and Jaigarh Fort.
The beach state of India, Goa, is known worldwide for its fun cruises and beaches. Sandy beaches, a party atmosphere, and a friendly crowd turn Goa into one of the best tourist destinations in India.
Famous For: Beaches
Resembles With: Brazil
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Aguada fort, Baga Beach, Palolem Beach, and Dudsagar falls.
Also called the “Venice of the East,” Alappuzha is famous for its backwaters. Here you can experience the exotic beauty of nature and the charm of backwaters. You can even book a backwaters cruise to mark your trip.
Famous For: Backwaters
Resembles With: Venice
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Vembanad, Marari Beach
Old Delhi, Delhi
Old Delhi was built and set by several Mughal emperors like Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb, Jahangir, etc. The glory of art and architecture of the Mughal period can still be traced in Delhi. In fact, the Jama Masjid of Delhi is considered the best Mughal architecture in the World, along with Lahore’s Badshahi Mosque.
Famous For: Mughal Architecture
Resembles With: Lahore
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, and many tombs.
The Great Indian Desert, Jaisalmer Rajasthan
Giving tough competition to the Thar desert, the Great Indian Desert remains crowded throughout the year by tourists and production houses. You will be thrilled to know that the Great Indian Desert of India is a part of the Thar Desert only.
Famous For: Safaris
Resembles With: Thar Desert, Africa
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Jaisalmer Fort
Another tourist attraction from Kerala, Munnar, is filled with India’s most scenic tea plantations. Tea plantations are spread miles in Munnar that calm the eyes and fill happiness in the soul. Tata Tea site is the top tea plantation site in Munnar.
Famous For: Tea plantations
Resembles With: Fujian, China
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Anamudi mountains and Eravikulam National Park.
Kolkata, West bengal
Known for its rich heritage and silk sarees, Kolkata is also famous for its Mother’s Wax Museum. Even visitors comment that it is similar to Madame Tussauds Museum. Here you can find the 19-wax statue of eminent personalities from sports, politics, and entertainment. The best part is that it is a duplicate of the originals regarding height and body features.
Famous For: Mother’s Wax Museum
Resembles With: Madame Tussauds Museum, London
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Kalighat, Victoria Memorial, and Howrah Bridge.
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Popularly called the “white desert of India,” Rann of Kutch is the best destination in India to witness the splendid work of nature. At the end of the Gulf of Kutch, you can find salt flats that appear as shimmering diamonds under the sun.
Famous For: Salt Flats
Resembles With: Utah, US
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Kutch fossil park
The God’s Own Country, Kerala, has many destinations to amaze you. Athirapally falls in Thrissur is one of those. It is one of the most visited waterfalls in Southern India. Bird watchers and adventurous sports worldwide often come to see the 80 feet waterfall.
Famous For: Athirapally Waterfalls
Resembles With: Niagara Falls, Canada
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Thrissur Zoo and Sakthan Palace.
Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand
In the months of July and August, around 300 species of flowers bloom in the Valley of Flowers, Garhwal Hills. Tourists from worldwide come here to witness the beauty of Devbhoomi. You can also take your next trip here in India.
Famous For: Valley of Flowers
Resembles With: Antelope Valley of Flowers, USA
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Badrinath, Jim Corbett National Park, and Bhimtal
Coorg is called the “SCOTLAND OF INDIA,” a little hill town in Karnataka. It is popular for its majestic waterfalls, coffee plantations, mountain tops, and rich species of flora and fauna.
Famous For: Hills and waterfalls
Resembles With: Scotland
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Iruppu Falls and Bylakuppe
(Also read, 5 things not to miss in Coorg)
Lakshadweep , Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep attracts travelers around the World with its beautiful beaches and crystal sand. Exploring rich marine life, you can also enjoy all kinds of water sports here.
Famous For: Water Sports
Resembles With: Thailand
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Minicoy and Kavaratti
If domestic tourism in India increases, it will automatically pave the way for international tourism. Thus, strengthening and developing the Indian tourism sector. Tell us in the comment below which bucket destination is in India.