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In Pictures: These are the top tourist attractions in India

Updated : 2020-10-23 10:58:26

India attracts lakhs of foreign tourists every year who visit the country to explore its rich cultural and historical heritage and adventure sites. Here is a look at the top attractions in the country, as per Lonely Planet.

 Taj Mahal : One of the seven wonders on the planet, Taj Mahal is located in Agra. The white marble structure, seen as a symbol of love, attracts millions of people every year. (PTI Photo)
Taj Mahal: One of the seven wonders on the planet, Taj Mahal is located in Agra. The white marble structure, seen as a symbol of love, attracts millions of people every year. (PTI Photo)
 Jaipur City Palace:  Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is home to many palaces and monuments. Of these numerous sites, nothing attracts more travellers than the palace situated right in the middle of the old city.
Jaipur City Palace: Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is home to many palaces and monuments. Of these numerous sites, nothing attracts more travellers than the palace situated right in the middle of the old city.
 Amber Fort:  Another Jaipur wonder to make it to the list is the old fort of Amber. Located on the outskirts of the city overlooking the Maota Lake, the fort is constructed mainly using red sandstone and marble and bears the influence of Mughal architecture. (Image: Jakub Hałun/ Wikimedia Commons)
Amber Fort: Another Jaipur wonder to make it to the list is the old fort of Amber. Located on the outskirts of the city overlooking the Maota Lake, the fort is constructed mainly using red sandstone and marble and bears the influence of Mughal architecture. (Image: Jakub Hałun/ Wikimedia Commons)
 Sun Temple of Konark:  The 13th-century temple located in Odisha is believed to be built by King Narasimhadeva I  and is dedicated to Hindu Sun God Surya. What makes the temple unique is the design of the temple which looks similar to a chariot.
Sun Temple of Konark: The 13th-century temple located in Odisha is believed to be built by King Narasimhadeva I  and is dedicated to Hindu Sun God Surya. What makes the temple unique is the design of the temple which looks similar to a chariot.
 Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur:  Located in Tamil Nadu, this Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Besides being one of the largest temples in the region, the site is one of the best examples of the Dravidian style of architecture. (Image: Gabriele Giuseppini/ Wikimedia Commons)
Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur: Located in Tamil Nadu, this Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Besides being one of the largest temples in the region, the site is one of the best examples of the Dravidian style of architecture. (Image: Gabriele Giuseppini/ Wikimedia Commons)
 Golden Temple, Amritsar:  The golden temple is a structure within the Harmandir Sahib complex-- the most important religious site for Sikhs. The gurdwara is built around a man-made pool (Sarovar) that was completed by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das in 16th century and is visited by millions across religious barriers.
Golden Temple, Amritsar: The golden temple is a structure within the Harmandir Sahib complex-- the most important religious site for Sikhs. The gurdwara is built around a man-made pool (Sarovar) that was completed by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das in 16th century and is visited by millions across religious barriers.
 Mehrauli Archaeological Park:  Located in Delhi near the Qutub Minar complex, the site is spread across 200 acres and is home to hundreds of historical sites from Rajput era to the British period. From the ruins of Lal Kot, the Rajput stronghold to the tomb of Emperor Balban, the site gives you a glimpse into the great history of Delhi. (Image: Sanjay van Mehrauli/ Wikimedia Commons)
Mehrauli Archaeological Park: Located in Delhi near the Qutub Minar complex, the site is spread across 200 acres and is home to hundreds of historical sites from Rajput era to the British period. From the ruins of Lal Kot, the Rajput stronghold to the tomb of Emperor Balban, the site gives you a glimpse into the great history of Delhi. (Image: Sanjay van Mehrauli/ Wikimedia Commons)
 Kanha Tiger Reserve:  Located in Madhya Pradesh, the reserve is home to Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, sloth bears, barasinghas and dhole. (Representative image by Subhadeep Bhattacharjee.)
Kanha Tiger Reserve: Located in Madhya Pradesh, the reserve is home to Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, sloth bears, barasinghas and dhole. (Representative image by Subhadeep Bhattacharjee.)
 Purana Qila:  One of the oldest forts in Delhi, the site has been continuously inhabited for over 2,500 years. Now a popular picnic spot, the site is believed by some to be the exact location of the legendary city of Indraprastha. (Image: J. Miers/ Wikimedia Commons)
Purana Qila: One of the oldest forts in Delhi, the site has been continuously inhabited for over 2,500 years. Now a popular picnic spot, the site is believed by some to be the exact location of the legendary city of Indraprastha. (Image: J. Miers/ Wikimedia Commons)
 Bandhavgarh National Park : Another wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, the park is well known for its abundance of wildlife. What makes the part standout is that it has reportedly the highest tiger density in the world. (Representative image by Suriajay88/Wikimedia Commons.)
Bandhavgarh National Park: Another wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, the park is well known for its abundance of wildlife. What makes the part standout is that it has reportedly the highest tiger density in the world. (Representative image by Suriajay88/Wikimedia Commons.)
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