“Atithi devo bhav” meaning “guests are god”. This is the motto of tourism in India and Indians believe in this completely by treating foreign tourists in the right way.
As much Indians like to visit the foreign places, foreigners too have shown interests in many places of India. The number of foreign tourists in India has increased rapidly among the past few years. Indians may be adding the foreign tourist destinations in their bucket list but there are many foreigners that have been visiting and longing to visit India. The capital city of India, Delhi, receives the maximum number of foreign visitors which is totally justified as the capital of India has a lot of attractions that are enjoyed by the domestic tourists as well as foreign travelers. Apart from Delhi, tourists also step in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Let me give you a list of specific locations that foreigners are most interested in and the reasons behind each of them.
The Taj Mahal, Agra
It is no surprise that Taj Mahal is among the top tourists places of India. Agra receives most of its tourists channeled from Delhi. People from all over the world are really curious to see this crown shaped architectural wonder on Earth. Not only it inspires travelers and bloggers but it also attracts a lot of couples and people believing in love. Taj Mahal as a very romantic story associated with it which is an example of the extent of a king’s love for her queen. The white crown structure made up of white marble looks breathtakingly beautiful in daylight as well as moonlight and everyone should visit this place with their partner at least once.
Goa is visited by many tourists, locals as well as foreigners. They say that the way Goa celebrates life, water and waves is unmatched at any other spot in India. The beaches, water sports, churches, and night life of Goa has turned many paths towards itself. Many cultural and musical fests keep being organized in Goa near the beaches and people love the sounds of waves mixing with the sounds of musical parties happening along. The warm climate of Indian beaches make it even better.
Khajuraho Temple, Madhya Pradesh:
Khajuraho Temple is very different from other temples of India in terms of its architecture and paintings. The wall carvings on the temple wall are erotic and are said to be preserving Medieval Heritage. These temple are very old as well as very unique in their designs. Other temples in India do not resemble these temples are erotics carvings are not meant for the places of worship but Khajurao is a different case which make the foreigners visit here.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur:
The royalty of Rajasthan has never failed to attract anyone. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest palaces of India and hence is one of the most visited one. The palace is at a height of 400 feet from the city grounds and so as you reach the top of the palace, you get the most amazing and most surreal view of the city. The palace is full of stories associated with brave, powerful, respected and inspirational Rathores and their lifestyles.
This is a hill station but is one of the most visited ones in India. The greenery will soothe your eyes and soul and the beautiful scenery will calm your mind. The weather here so pleasant that it makes everyone want to stay there a bit longer. It is a complete hill station package that offers you trekking, waterfalls, wildlife reserves and much more that pleases a lot of foreign tourists. This is the reason why it is also popularly known as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’.
Amber Fort, Jaipur:
This is another palace which amazes the tourists and specially the foreign tourists are more awestruck by this as compared to the locals. This is huge fort built near Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The fort has a great architecture and has received many praises for the same. Being at a height, it gives you view of the entire pink city which is so clam and peaceful for the eyes and ears. The elephants and the royalness of the place will take you to another different world all together.
Delhi, being the capital city, has stolen the maximum tourists. The tourists visiting Delhi can have the best of both worlds of architecture – historic and modern. The city itself on a whole is a tourist destination. But yeah, there are a few specific sites that are the reasons for the large footfall of tourists every year in India. Red Fort is one marvelous building made of red sandstones. The credit for Red fort goes to Shah Jahan who is the same king that is behind the construction of Taj Mahal. Qutub Minar is another such spot. The historical pillar built by the Mughal Emperors is huge and is one of the tallest structures on earth. The Akshardham temple, Lotus temple and many such places also receive many tourists.
At all these places and many others in India, we can witness many bunches of foreign groups and individuals that are happily enjoying their visit and clicking many pictures to preserve their memorable trip. Foreigners take away with them the warmth of India and the rich historical knowledge of the monarchy and colonial periods as well as the abundant diversity in culture.