20 Pictures of India that will make your visit now

20 Pictures from India that will make your visit now

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India has a lot to offer in terms of monuments, forts, history and rich heritage. There are many unique places in India from Ladakh to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to seven sisters in the northeast of India. Every place has something special to showcase. Our culture is diverse and that’s what makes us a special country.

Also read Travel tips for India, How to plan a trip & travel in India and All about train travel in India

Here are 20 pictures from India that will make you visit now.

Thiksey Monastery Ladakh

This high altitude desert is one of its own kind in the world. There are barren mountains, world’s highest saltwater lake, and beautiful monasteries. The landscapes of Ladakh region are a sight to behold. Thiksey is one of the oldest Buddist monasteries in India. Pictures from India - Thiksey Monastery Ladakh

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Golden Temple Amritsar

Amritsar in Punjab is next to Pakistan border and considered as holiest place in Sikkhism. The Golden Temple in Amritsar is unique in its own way. This temple is made of Gold and is open to people from all religions & sections of society. Pictures from India - Golden Temple Amritsar

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Qutab Minar Delhi

This 900 years old minaret is made of red and buff sandstone. This architectural marvel has intricate carvings and calligraphy on its outer walls. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an interesting place to see pre-Mughal architecture. Pictures from India - Qutab Minar Delhi

Also read about Must visit places in Delhi and Offbeat places in Delhi

Bara Imambara Lucknow

This monument was built by Nawab of Awadh to provide employment to people of his state during the famine. The Bhul Bhulaiya (Labyrinth), Asfi mosque and Bowli in Bara Imambara are unique in terms of concept and construction. Pictures from India - Bara Imamabara Lucknow

Read for more information for Places to see in Lucknow.

Ghats of Varanasi

Varanasi is also known as Banaras and Kashi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. There are 88 ghats on the banks of holy Ganga River and life revolves around these ghats. In Mark Twain words “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Pictures from India - Varanasi Ghats on Ganga

Also check for information on Varanasi Ghats, Things to know before visiting Varanasi and Dev Deepavali in Varanasi.

Taj Mahal in Agra

There is so much written and said about Taj Mahal that it doesn’t require any introduction. This is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most visited monument in India. Pictures from India - Taj Mahal Agra

Also check Taj Mahal and other places to visit in Agra

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal is also known as Palace of Wind and is constructed of red and pink sandstone lined with white color to make it vibrant. This beautiful five-story building was made to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city. Jaipur is first planned city of India and due to its pink color is also known as pink city.Pictures from India - Hawa Mahal Jaipur

For more information on Jaipur click Jaipur Forts, Jaipur other monuments, and Jaipur by night.

Temples of Khajuraho

These medieval Hindu and Jain temples are the largest group of temples in state of Madhya Pradesh. The Western Group of temples contains some stunning sculptures. Khajuraho’s temples are popularly known for their erotic sculptures. Pictures from India - Khajuraho Temples

Check the Photo blog of Khajuraho.

Pushkar in Rajasthan

This temple town is situated on the banks of Pushkar Sarovar. Pushkar has spirituality and a different kind of magnetism. Annual Pushkar camel fair is very popular among Indian and foreign tourists.Pictures from India - Pushkar Lake

For more information on Pushkar click Pushkar and Ajmer and Pushkar Camel Fair.

City Palace Udaipur in Rajasthan

Udaipur is the city of lakes and also known as Venice of the East. The Lake Pichola is very popular among the people and many good hotels are located on its banks. Other then this there are many beautiful monuments in Udaipur but City Palace is one of the most beautiful places in town. Pictures from India - City Palace Udaipur

Also check Must visit places in Udaipur.

Mehrangarh fort Jodhpur

The blue city of Jodhpur is also known as sun city of Rajasthan as the sun is visible here first every morning. There are some majestic buildings like Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan and clock tower in Jodhpur but Mehrangarh fort is the most imposing & beautiful building in Jodhpur.Pictures from India - Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur

For more information on Jodhpur check Places to Visit in Blue city Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort,and Jaswant Thada.

Frescos and Haveli’s of Shekhawati in Rajasthan

This beautiful region is also known as an open art gallery of Rajasthan and India. Hundreds of Havelis and temples were made in this region between 18th to 20th centuries. The frescos in these buildings depict mythological and historical stories. There are beautiful frescos in every other lane of this region.Pictures from India - Frescos and Haveli's of Shekhawati

For more information on Havelis of Shekhawati click here.

Ajanta Caves in Maharastra

These 29 Buddhist caves are one of the oldest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. These rock-cut caves were made during the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. The beautiful paintings on the walls and ceilings or statues in caves depict the life of the Buddha.Pictures from India - Ajanta Caves

For more information on Ajanta caves click here.

Gateway of India Mumbai

This imposing structure is relatively new in comparison to other monuments. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary on their visit to India in 1911 but it was completed in 1924.Pictures from India - Gateway of India Mumbai

Matrimandir Pondicherry

Pondicherry was the largest French colony in India. Auroville is 11 km from city center. The Matrimandir is the “temple of the mother” and is situated in a large open area known as ‘Peace’, in the center of Auroville village. Matrimandir is fondly known as the ‘soul of the city’.Pictures from India - Matrimandir Pondicherry

Group of Monuments at Hampi

It is one of the biggest old city in South of India. There are temples, ruins of palaces, ancient market, streets, royal pavilions, royal platforms, and remains of many other structures built in the 14th Century. There are old building or ruins scattered all over the Hampi town. It is one of the biggest UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.Pictures from India - Group of Monuments at Hampi

For more information on Hampi click Monuments of Hampi, and Hampi Village.

Mountain Railways of India

These are also popularly known as “Toy Trains” of India. These trains run on “Narrow-gauge” railway tracks on slow speed providing a scenic drive through the mountains and natural landscapes.

There are four such railways across India, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, the Kalka–Shimla Railway, and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. These three are UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The fourth railway is the Matheran Hill Railway.Pictures from India - Kalka Shimla Mountain Railways

For more information on Mountain railways click Nilgiri Mountain Railway,and Kalka Shimla train.

Backwaters of Kerala

The lakes, lagoons, and canals lying parallel to the Arabian sea coast consist of Backwaters. The backwaters run from Allepy to Kollam in Kerala. Backwaters have 900 Km of water highways and have a diverse ecosystem. These are one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.Pictures from India - Backwaters of Kerala

For more information on Kerala Backwaters check How to explore Alleppey backwaters economically and Travel in Tourist boat from Alleppey to Kollam

Madurai Meenakshi Temple

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The temple complex is spread over about 14 acres and has 14 big or small gopurams. The colorful sculptures on temple’s exterior narrate legendary scenes from Hindu texts. These colorful sculptures make this temple unique and are the main attraction of this temple complex.Pictures from India - Madurai Meenakshi Temple

Also check in detail about Meenakashi Temple and Other places to visit in Madurai

Vivekananda Rock Memorial Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is located on the southernmost lands end of India. Kanyakumari is synonymous with the Vivekanand Rock Memorial situated on a small island, here Swami Vivekanand attained enlightenment. Next to this memorial on another island is the statue of famous Tamil philosopher Tiruvalluvar. These structures together make a sight to behold during the day and during sunrise of Kanyakumari.Pictures from India - Kanyakumari Vivekanand rock and Thiruvalluvar Statue

For more information check Places to Visit in and around Kanyakumari and Sunrise & Sunset in Kanyakumari

There is so much to see and experience in India other than these. I am sure these few selected pictures from India will inspire your next vacation or they will simply give you some reason to think about India.

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40 thoughts on “20 Pictures from India that will make your visit now”

  1. Wonderful photos. I had no idea there were so many great places in India. I’ve mostly only seen pictures of loads of people. I really love the town of Pushkar. So many colors. Beautiful.

  2. Amazing pictures! I’ve been to India a couple of times but not explored much; I’d love to get the chance to see some of these places in real life!

  3. Okay, these pictures are breathtaking! Thank you for sharing!! I’ve never been to India and it’s definitely on my list. Great to see pictures of things other than the Taj Mahal 🙂

  4. Love this post & love this country! Quite pleased to say I’ve been to 6 of these… I always say I’ll do each one next time! Golden temple is my ultimate goal though – it sounds incredible.

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