It is estimated that there were human settlements in India for the last 55,000 years. A land with a suitable climate, India was the fertile ground for civilizations to grow and flourish. Many relics of the Indus valley civilization, which dates back to 2500-1900 BC, have been uncovered from the land. The Vedic period (2000-500 BC) saw a spiritual renaissance in the land and many spiritual texts called Vedas were written during the time. Religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism flourished after this era. The medieval period is marked by the emergence of powerful kingdoms which led to the construction of stupendous structures in the form of palaces, religious centers, and sculptures.

India has a diverse culture that was enriched by the invasions and colonization from different European and Arab nations. With 7 racial types, 9 recognized religions and 23 official languages, India is now a blend of different cultures. It is divided into 29 states and 7 union territories. Each state has something special to offer to the tourist. Be it festivals, ancient monuments, lifestyle, biodiversity, landscape or adventure activities, each tourist destination in India preserves their uniqueness. Hence a tour through the land never feels bland.

Visitors love to see, learn and experience India and its heterogeneity. The country offers a multitude of different sights and experiences to the guests, each with a distinct nature. But it is quite impossible to travel to all the tourist destinations in India — the seventh-largest country in the world. So when you are planning a travel to India, make sure to visit at least the exceptional places listed below. They are sure to enthrall you.