Top 10 tourist attractions in India ( Northern Part)
- Taj Mahal
- Amber palace
- Red Fort
- Jim Corbett National Park
- India Gate
- Sri Harmandir Sahib
- Agra Fort
- Jama Masjid
- Qutub Minar
- City Palace
1. Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built in 1631 and it is 73 meters tall with white marble. Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and it was built in Mughal Architectural style occupying 42 acres of land. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved favorite wife Mumtaz who died in childbirth. The Taj is one of the Seven Wonder of the World and also a UNESCO world heritage site. Taj attracts visitors from all across the world and it is one of the major tourist attractions in India with millions of monthly visitors.
There is an admission fee to enter the Taj Mahal. If you are an Indian, It will cost you around INR 245 to explore the Taj and the memorial of Mumtaz. For Foreigners, It will cost you around INR 1,250 to explore the Taj and also the main Mumtaz memorial. Free Children below age 15 will not be charged.
2. Amber Palace
Amber Palace is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was built by Raja Man Singh. The Palace was built in Mughal Architectural style and several buildings in the same style. It also became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Raja Man Singh built 12 rooms in the palace, and he had 12 wives, one room for each queen and there are 27 pillars raised from the ground having an elephant-shaped column.
There is an admission fee to enter the Amber Palace. If you are an Indian you will be charged INR 100 and INR 200 for foreigners. You can able to find luxury hotels to stay near the attraction and restaurants to eat delicious food.
3. Red Fort
Red Fort is located in New Delhi, India. It was built 373 years ago in 1648 by Shah Jahan and is 75 meters tall. The fort was built using indo-Islamic, and Mughal architectural styles using Red Sandstone. On every August 15, Independence Day is celebrated and the prime minister of India hoists the National flag above the Lahore Gate of Red Fort. Now the Red Fort is used as the Entertainment halls, Projecting balconies, Geometric gardens, and also as Ornate Mosque. You can able to find a lot of luxury hotels to stay near the restaurants to experience the delicious food. Red Fort is one of the famous tourist attractions in India and it is considered the major visiting place in India.
There is an admission fee to enter Red Fort. For foreigners, it will cost you around INR 500 ( about $7) and for children, it will cost you around INR 35 for Indians. If you are interested to explore light and sound shows, You will be charged INR 60 for adults and INR 20 for children.
4. Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is located in Uttarakhand, India. It is a National park that consists of both the flora and fauna. This national park is famous for the Bengal Tiger’s ( National animal of India), Including Leopards, Wild Elephants, and also home to many birds. Jim Corbett National Park houses more than 110 tree species, 580 bird species, 25 reptile species, and 488 different species of plant a diverse variety of Fauna. Enjoy the nature of the animals and birds in the park. Jim Corbett National Park is one of the famous tourist attractions in India with tons of daily visitors.
There is an admission fee to enter the National Park. For foreigners it will cost you around INR 1000 ( about $ 14) per person for 4 hours of time duration, You should finish your trip within the given time and you and also extend the timing but the allotted 4 hours will be enough for this National Park. For Natives ( Indians) it will cost you around INR 200 ( about $3).
5. India Gate
India Gate is located in New Delhi, India. It is a war memorial and an important monument of India built in Commemoration of more than 80,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War 1. The monument is 42 meters tall and it was designed by Edwin Lutyens a famous architect in 1931, Earlier the India gate was named as All India War Memorial. Republic day is celebrated at India gate, The parade starts from the Rashtrapati Bhavan and ends at India Gate. India Gate is one of the major tourist attractions which drives millions of visitors annually.
There is no entry fee to enter the India gate. It will be open morning till the evening every day and you can find rooms to stay near the attraction and also restaurants to experience the delicious food.
6. Sri Harmandir Sahib
Sri Harmandir Sahib is located in Amritsar, Punjab, India. It is a spiritual site of Sikhism. Harmandir is famous for its domed and it was built on the 67 ft square of marble. The upper part of the mandir is built with approx 400 kg of gold leaf. Sri Harmandir is also called Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple and it is one of the major tourist attraction spot in India with tons of daily visitors.
There is no entry fee to enter Sri Harmandir Sahib. All you cost is time and pray from your heart peacefully.
7. Agra Fort
Agra Fort is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the main residence of emperors of the Mughal dynasty. Agra Fort was commissioned by Akbar the king and it took eight years to construct the walls which were raised 21 meters tall 2.5 km long surrounded by a moat. It became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1984 using Islamic architectural style.
There is an admission fee to enter the Agra Fort. For Foreigner, it cost around INR 550 ( about $7) and for Indians, it costs around INR 35 and free for children aged below 15 years.
8. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is located in New Delhi, India. It is one of the largest mosques in India built between 1650 to 1656 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The mosque was constructed using three architectural styles Mughal architecture, Islamic architecture, and Indo-Islamic architectural style. It occupies 23 acres of land and 41 meters tall built with the help of Red Sandstone and marble. Visitors are allowed to enter Jama Masjid on all days except the prayer intervals and visitors are requested to leave their shoes out covering their feet and arms before entering the mosque. It is done as an act of reverence for the Muslim faith.
There is no entry fee to enter Jama Masjid. Visitors are not allowed during the praying hours. There is an admission fee to enter Minaret and it will cost you around INR 100 ( about $ 1). You are not allowed to take a picture in the mosque and there will be checking while entering the mosque.
9. Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar is located in New Delhi, India. It is a national monument built in AD.1199 by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak. Qutub Minar one of the highest minarets in India and is 73 meters tall. It is the UNESCO world heritage site and tallest brick minarets in the world making it one of the major tourist destinations with tons of daily visitors in the spot.
There is an admission fee to enter the Qutub Minar. For natives, it will cost you around INR 35 and for foreigners, it will cost you around INR 550 ( about $ 8). The spot will be open from 7 am to 5 pm.
10. City Palace
City Palace is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It was built in 1727 and one of the finest architectural palaces. Due to the scarcity of water the ruler, Amer Sawai Jai Singh shifted his capital from Jaipur to Amer, and this City Palace was used for hunting by Amer Kachwaha Kings. Events such as Religious, cultural, Patron of arts, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2 museum take place in the palace, and it is also the home to the Jaipur royal family. City Palace is one of the famous tourist attractions in India with millions of visitors. You can able to find top luxury hotels near the attraction to stay and amazing restaurants to eat delicious food.
There is an admission fee to enter the City Palace. To enter the museum will cost you around INR 200 ( about $ 3) for adults, INR 100 ( about $ 1.50) for children aged 5-12 years old also for a student with valid ID, and free for children below 5 years old. INR 100 ( about $1.50) to Senior citizens and physically challenged people.