India is a huge Asian country that extends from the Thar Desert in the west to the Northeastern hilly states in the east, from the beautiful mountainous valley of Kashmir in the north to the pilgrimage site of Kanyakumari on the extreme south of this country. People of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds live for many centuries in this ancient land, which is also widely known for its numerous historic spots and the religious sites.
While Delhi is the capital city of India; Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai are the other three prime metropolitan cities that are inhabited by millions of people. Plenty of foreigners also visit these world-famous cities for spending their vacations or on professional trips. Now, a few other cities, like Hyderabad, Bangalore or Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat and Visakhapatnam have occupied vital places on the lists of important Indian cities, among the tourist guides of the foreigners.
Few interesting Indian cities that are widely visited by the tourists
- Srinagar is a popular hill-station that is located in the picturesque Kashmir valley of northern India. The tourists love their boating experiences in Dal Lake and Wular Lake; while many tourists prefer to stay in the houseboats. The awesome gardens and parks of this city also add to the natural beauty, among which Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh are most remarkable.
- Jaipur is another famous tourist destination that is also known as Pink City, due to its lovely pink coloured buildings all over the city. The tourists visit different forts and palaces of this city, built centuries ago by the local kings. Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Central Museum are the other notable tourist attractions.
- Agra is a city in Uttar Pradesh that is mainly famous for housing Taj Mahal, the marble monument that is considered as one of the 7 Wonders of the world. The tourists also love to visit Agra Fort just opposite to this mausoleum that was built during the rule of Mughal dynasty.
- Kochi is a famous South Indian city that is mainly visited by the tourists for the backwater lagoons. Apart from the remarkable scenic beauty of this coastal city, the tourists like to see the splendid architecture of the St. Francis Church and the other ancient buildings, most of which were built around 16th century.
The above-mentioned cities are only a few examples among the numerous cities that serve as prime destinations for the foreign tourists visiting India.