India City Resources



India city resources are an ideal guide for visitors to come, see, and cherish the wide variety of tourist destinations in the Indian subcontinent. Indian cities include tourist spots, hill stations, pilgrimage sites, and weekend destinations. An India city resources map makes you familiar with all of them.

Tourist Cities of India



Goa

Goa is depicted as a traveler's paradise. This erstwhile Portuguese settlement is famous for its pristine sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife. The city features a blend of Indian and Portuguese tradition. Given below are the most popular beaches in the state:

Morjim, Arambol, Vagator, Chapora, Baga, Anjuna, Candolim, Calangute, Bambolim, Sinquerim, Dona Paula, Miramar, Majorda, Bogmalo, Benaulim, Colva, Cavelossim, Varca, Canaguinim, Mobor, Palolem, and Agonda.

Kerala

Kerala is a state in the Southwestern region of India. For housing a wide variety of tourist destinations, it is fondly called as the God's Own Country. The state is famous for its culture and picturesque tourist attractions, particularly the backwaters. The capital of Kerala is Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram. The state is a major ecotourism and ayurvedic tourism hub in India. Other important cities in Kerala include Kozhikode and Cochin (Kochi). In terms of literacy, the state has achieved the top rank in India.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is an important state in the northwestern part of India. The capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur. In terms of area, it is the biggest state in the country. Its main attractions include but not limited to the Rajput heritage, the Thar Desert, mountain ranges, and forts and palaces. Some of the most famous tourist destinations in Rajasthan are as follows:

  • Bamnera
  • Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sariska Reserve and National Park
  • Ranthambhore National Park
  • Mount Abu
  • Keoladeo National Park- A world famous national park
  • Jaisamand Lake
Puri

Puri is a famous religious destination in India. It is located in Orissa and serves as the headquarters of the Puri district. Given below are the most popular tourist destinations in Puri:

  • Shankaracharya's Gobardhan Pitha
  • Shree Lokanath Temple
  • Shree Jagannath Puri Temple
  • Swargadwar
  • Sunara Gaurang
  • Shree Lokanath
  • Bedi Hanuman
  • Mausima
  • Chakra Tirtha
  • Chandrabhaga Sea Beach
  • Sun Temple of Konark
  • Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary
  • Chilika Lake
  • Pipili (renowned for appliqué art form)
  • Alarnath Temple
  • Raghurajpur - Known for Patta Chitra.
Coonoor

Coonoor is a town in the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. It is a popular hill station and is known for its Nilgiri tea production. With lush green landscapes, picturesque rivers, valleys, mountains, and waterfalls, it ranks as the second most popular hill station in the Nilgiris after Ooty (Ootacamund). Popular tourist attractions in Coonoor include:
  • Laws Falls
  • Sim's Park
  • The Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint
  • Lamb's Rock
  • Lady Canning's Seat
  • Droog Fort
  • Katary Falls
Hampi Hampi is a village in the Indian state of Karnataka. Previously, it served as the capital of the Vijayanagara Kingdom. The place houses the famous Hampi Group of Monuments, which has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a popular religious hub in South India. The Virupaksha Temple is a famous Hindu temple in this area. Other popular places in and around Hampi are as follows:
  • Akka Tangi Gudda
  • Tiruvengalanatha Temple/Achyutaraya Temple
  • Anjeyanadri Hill
  • Anegondi
  • Archaeological Museum at Kamalapura
  • Canals and bridges
  • Chandramauleshwar Temple
  • Badava Linga
  • The Underground Temple
  • The Kings' Balance
  • Uddana Veerabhadra Temple
  • Tungabhadra River
  • Ugra Narasimha
  • Yeduru Basavanna
  • Vittala Temple
  • Zenana Compound
  • Yentrodharaka Anjaneya Temple
  • Madhavan Palace with over 1,000,000 columns
  • Virupapura
  • Elephant Stables
  • Sasivekalu Ganesha
  • Lotus Temple
Jaipur

Fondly called the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital and biggest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh the Second. The city is a highly planned city and is famous for its remarkable architectural wonders and religious places. Jantar Mantar, a renowned astronomical observatory, is a World Heritage Site. The city houses many palaces that have been converted into hotels and resorts. Hawa Mahal Palace and Nahargarh Fort are two important places of interest in the city. Other popular tourist attractions in Jaipur include the following:
  • Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace
  • Central Museum (also known as Albert Hall Museum)
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Birla Temple, also called as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir
  • Raj Mandir Cinema
  • Ram Niwas Garden
  • Panchayati Hall, dedicated to Temples of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva
  • Vidyadhar Garden
  • Chand Baori (Stepwell)
  • Amber Fort
  • Kanak Vrindavan
  • Govind Dev Ji Temple
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Rambagh Palace
  • Chokhi Dhani
  • Jal Mahal
  • Galtaji
  • City Palace
  • Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple
Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is the most populated city in Andhra Pradesh and is popularly known in many names such as the City of Pearls and Cyberabad. Apart from the Hyderabadi Biryani and other sumptuous cuisines, the city is famous for the following tourist draws:
  • Charminar
  • Mecca Masjid
  • Chowmahalla Palace
  • Golconda Fort
  • Falaknuma Palace
  • Qutb Shahi Tombs
  • Paigah Tombs
  • Moula Ali Dargah
  • Raymond Tomb
  • Purani Haveli
  • Salar Jung Museum
  • Toli Masjid
  • Birla Mandir
  • B.M. Birla Planetarium and Science & Technological Museum
  • Nehru Zoological Park and the Natural History Museum
  • Jama Masjid Darushafa
  • Tank Bund or Hussain Sagar Lake
  • Osman Sagar Lake
  • Himayat Sagar Lake
  • Saroornagar Lake
Mysore Mysore lies in the state of Karnataka. It is the second biggest city of the state and is famous for the Mysore Palace and other tourist destinations. Fondly named as the cultural capital of Karnataka, the state houses the following tourist attractions:
  • Brindavan Gardens
  • Mysore Palace
  • Chamundi Hills
  • Jagmohan Palace and Art Gallery
  • Lalit Mahal Palace
  • St. Philomenas Church
  • Datta Peetham
  • Mysore Zoo
  • Jayalakshmivilas Mansion
  • Karanji Kere
  • Happy Man Park
  • Folk Art Museum
  • National Museum on Natural History
  • Rail Museum
Udaipur

Udaipur is popularly known as the City of Lakes. It was the former capital of the Mewar Kingdom. Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar, Udai Sagar, and Fateh Sagar Lake are the popular lakes in the city and the multiplicity of lakes in this historic city has made it the Venice of the East. Some of the popular tourist draws in Udaipur are as follows:
  • Udaipur City Palace
  • Amar Vilas
  • Fatehprakash Palace
  • Durbar Hall
  • Rang Bhawan
  • Sheesh Mahal
  • Mor Chowk or Peacock Square
  • Ahar Museum
  • Bagore-ki-Haveli
  • Nehru Garden
  • Doodh Talai
  • Gulab Bagh and Zoo
  • Udaipur Solar Observatory
  • Saheliyon ki Badi
  • Sukhadia Circle
  • Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal
  • Manak Mahal
Ajmer

Ajmer is located in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. It is famous for being the entrance to Pushkar and is a sacred hub for both Hindus and Muslims. Given below are the popular places of interest in Ajmer:
  • Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Mu'inuddin Chishti
  • Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda
  • Taragarh Fort
  • Pushkar
  • Magazine (the museum)
  • Soniji Ki Nasiyan
  • Anasagar Lake
  • Mayo College
  • Lake Foy Sagar
Bikaner

Bikaner is an important city in Rajasthan. The city is famous for the confectionaries and namkeens (refreshments). The city houses the following tourist attractions:
  • Junagarh Fort
  • Laxmi Niwas Palace
  • Lalgarh Palace
  • Bhandasar Jain Temple
  • Laxmi Nath Temple
  • Mukam Temple
  • Karni Mata Temple
  • Kolayat
  • Moolnayakji
  • Camel Festival
Tirupati

Tirupati is located in Andhra Pradesh. The city is famous for the Sri Venkateswara Temple, which is devoted to Sri Krishna. The temple lies atop the Tirumala Hills, which is quite closely located to the city. Tirupati is the busiest religious hub in the world. Places to see near Tirupati include the following:
  • Akasganga
  • Hastakalaramam Papanasanam
  • Shilathoranam
  • Gogarbham
  • S.V. Museum
  • View Point
  • Padmavati Temple
  • Alamelu Mangamma Shrine (Thiruchanoor) in Alamelumangapuram
  • Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple
  • Govindaraja Swamy Temple
  • Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park
  • ISKCON Lord Krishna Temple
  • Lord Shiva Temple
Kanyakumari

Situated in Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari is the southernmost place in India. Another name of Kanyakumari is Cape Comorin. The prominent tourist attractions in and around Kanyakumari are as follows:
  • Vivekananda Rock
  • Vivekanandapuram
  • Our Lady of Ransom Church
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace
  • Tsunami Monument
  • Mathur Hanging Trough
Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. The capital of this group of Islands is Port Blair. Some of the most visited attractions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are as follows:
  • Baratang
  • Cellular Jail
  • Havelock Island
  • Barren Island
  • Neil Island
  • Wandoor
  • Long Island
  • Jarwa Reserve
  • Little Andaman
Jodhpur

Jodhpur is the second biggest city in Rajasthan, India. Popularly called as the Sun City and the Blue City, the city houses many tourist attractions such as forts, palaces, and temples. The city is also famously called as the Gateway to Thar due to its proximity to the desert. Following are the popular tourist destinations in Jodhpur:
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Balsamand Lake
  • Ranisar Padamsar
  • Kailana Lake
  • Gulab Sagar Lake

Hill Stations in India

India also houses various hill stations in its different areas and some of the most popular hill stations are as follows:
  • Ooty (Tamil Nadu)
  • Dalhousie (Uttaranchal)
  • Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  • Dehradun (Uttaranchal)
  • Gangtok (Sikkim)
  • Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Mount Abu (Rajasthan)
  • Munnar (Kerala)
  • Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
  • Coorg (Karnataka)
  • Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Khajjiar (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Mussoorie (Uttaranchal)
  • Nainital (Uttaranchal)
  • Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)

Monuments and Pilgrimage Sites in India



Given below are the names of the popular monuments and pilgrimage sites situated in places like Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai, and Agra:
  • India Gate
  • Red Fort
  • Lotus Temple
  • Qutub Minar
  • Rajghat
  • Jama Masjid
  • Ajmer Fort
  • Hawa Mahal Palace
  • City Palace (Udaipur)
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Govind Devji Temple
  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Gateway of India
  • Haji Ali Dargah
  • Flora Fountain
  • Mahalaxmi Temple

Weekend Destinations in India



There are many popular weekend destinations in India that you can reach from places like Pune, Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore and they include the following:
  • Kikar Lodge
  • Park Woods Shoghi
  • The Terraces Kanatal
  • Timbar Trail Resort
  • The Nalagarh Fort
  • Mussoorie
  • Satara
  • Ratnagiri
  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Ahmednagar
  • Bandipur National Park
  • Ooty
  • Munnar
  • Belur
  • Goa
  • Ganpatipule
  • Karnala
  • Khandala
  • Lonavala
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Panchgani
  • Matheran
  • Pachmarhi


Last Updated on 9/2/2011

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