Top Historical and Holiday Destinations in India for Foreign Tourist

If you wish to visit  India and enjoy the beauty of historical places  and holiday destinations then I have shared such best historical places list and holiday destinations list where most of foreigner tourist like to visit and enjoy their India holiday trip. Million of foreigner tourist visit India per year and enjoy the Indian Cultures, Natural beaches , Mountains, forest, Historical places and India foods. Mostly tourist comes from UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Nigeria, South Africa,  Russia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and some others countries. Hope you are one of them and wish to visit India this year to enjoy the India Tourist places.

Indian Historical places for foreigner tourist

So let's read about following  historical places and holiday destinations where you must visit if you come India to enjoy your holiday.  

Note : We have shared the historical places and holiday pics, Name and some short description here, You can read more about all on Wikipedia. Thanks

1. Tajmahal -  The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Wikipedia


Address: Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Height: 73 m
Opened: 1648
Architectural style: Mughal architecture
Architects: Ustad Ahmad Lahouri, Ustad Isa

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2. Red Fort - The Red Fort is a historical fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums. Wikipedia

Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Built: 12 May 1639 – 6 April 1648; (8 years 10 months & 25 days)
Built by: Shah Jahan
State Party: India
Architectural styles: Indo-Islamic architecture, Mughal architecture

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3. Akshardham Temple - Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu mandir, and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi, India. Wikipedia

Address: Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092
Phone: 011 4344 2344
Built by: Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Primary deity: Swaminarayan
Creator: Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Locale: New Delhi, Noida

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4. Lotus Temple - The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, India, is a Bahá'í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Wikipedia

Address: Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Height: 34 m
Opened: 13 November 1986
Architectural style: Expressionist architecture
Architect: Fariborz Sahba

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5.  Qutub Minar - The minar's topmost storey was damaged by lightning in 1368 and was rebuilt by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, who added another storey. In 1505, an earthquake damaged Qutb Minar; it was repaired by Sikander Lodi. Wikipedia

Address: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
Height: 73 m
Closed: 1981
Hours: Open today · 7AM–5PM
Architectural style: Indo-Islamic architecture

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6. India Gate -  The India Gate, is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway. Wikipedia

Address: Rajpath Marg, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Height: 42 m
Opened: 12 February 1931
Construction started: 10 February 1921
Phone: 011 2336 5358
Architect: Edwin Lutyens

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7. Rashtrapati Bhavan - The Rashtrapati Bhavan, formerly known as Viceroy's House, is the official home of the President of India, located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Wikipedia

Address: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004
Opened: 1929
Architectural style: Delhi Order
Hours: Monday to Saturday 
Architect: Edwin Lutyens

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8. Humayun's Tomb - (Maqbara e Humayun) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum) Wikipedia

Type: Tomb
Architectural style: Mughal
Location:  Mathura road, Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India
Construction started: 1565
Completed: 1572
Design and construction Architect: Mirak Mirza Ghiyath

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9. Chhatarpur Temple - Chhatarpur Temple is located in a down town area in south of Delhi - Chhatarpur. This is the second largest temple complex in India, and is dedicated to Goddess, Katyayani. Wikipedia

Address: Chhatarpur, Near Chhatarpur Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110074
Primary deity: Katyayini (Durga)
Year built: 1970
Phone: 011 2680 2360
Architectural style: Hindu temple architecture
Creator: Baba Sant Nagpal


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10. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib - It is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the ... Wikipedia

Address: Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, Next to Grand Post Office, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Opened: 1783
Phone: 011 2334 0174
Architectural style: Sikh architecture

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11. Gateway of India -  The Gateway of India is a monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai City of Maharashtra state in Western India. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. Wikipedia

Address: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Height: 26 m
Opened: 4 December 1924
Built by: George Wittet
Architectural style: Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture
Inaugurated: 4 December 1924
Architect: George Wittet

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12. Mount Mary Church - The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic Basilica located in Bandra, Mumbai. Wikipedia

Address: Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount,, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
Opened: 1760
Phone: 022 2642 3152
Status: Minor basilica
Dedication: Mary
Archbishop: Oswald Gracias
Number of spires: 2

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13. Water Kingdom -  Family-friendly water park featuring high-speed slides, wave pools, lazy river & kiddie attractions.

Address: Borivali (West), Near Bay View Hotel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091
Phone: 022 2845 2222
Hours: Open today · 10AM–8:30PM


14. Worli Sea Face - Worli is a part of South Mumbai which extends from Haji Ali to Prabhadevi. It is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the neighborhoods of Haji Ali to the south, Mahalaxmi to the east and Prabhadevi to the north. The nearest railway station to the neighbourhood is Mahalaxmi, while Elphinstone and Lower Parel are also the nearest railway station from Worli. With the commissioning of the Sea-link, Worli Sea-Face is now better connected with Western Suburbs.  Read more 

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15. Marine Drive -  Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai, which was constructed by Late.Philanthropist Bhaktibhushan Shreeman Bhagojisheth Keer & Shree Palonji Mistry. Wikipedia

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16.  Nariman Point - Nariman Point is a business district in Downtown Mumbai. Formerly the prominent business district on India's west coast, Nariman Point yielded that status to Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla Complex in 2010. Wikipedia

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17.  Shree Siddhivinayak Temple - The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Wikipedia

Address: S.K.Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028
Phone: 022 2422 4438
Year built: 19 November 1801
Primary deity: Ganesha
District: Mumbai

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18. Calangute Goa -  Calangute is a town in the western Indian state of Goa. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, it’s home to long, sandy Calangute Beach, lined with restaurants and bars. Farther north, Baga Beach is a popular spot for water sports. To the south, the sturdy walls of Aguada Fort, built in the early 1600s under Portuguese colonial rule, surround a 19th-century lighthouse.

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19 . Fort Aguada - Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea. Wikipedia

Address: Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Goa 403515

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20.  Basilica of Bom Jesus - The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Wikipedia

Address: Old Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403402
Opened: 1605
Architectural style: Baroque architecture
Phone: 0832 228 5790
Architects: Julião Simão, Domingos Fernandes

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21. Nalanda University - Nalanda University is located in Rajgir, near Nalanda, Bihar, India. The University began its first academic session on September 1, 2014 with 15 students including five women. Wikipedia

Address: Rajgir, Nalanda, Bihar 803116
Chancellor: Vijay P. Bhatkar
Founded: 25 November 2010
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Sunaina Singh
Founders: Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha

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22. Gaya - The Mahabodhi Vihar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is about 96 km from Patna, Bihar state, India.  You can visit in  Gaya for Following - Mahabodhi Temple, Vishnupad Temple, Dungeshwari Cave Temples , Bodhi Tree, Chinese Temple And Monastery, Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum, Muchalinda Lake, Thai Temple And Monastery, Royal Bhutan Monastery etc Wikipedia



23. Rajgir -  Rajgir is a city and a notified area in Nalanda district in the Indian state of Bihar. The city of Rajgir was the first capital of the kingdom of Magadha, a state that would eventually evolve into the Mauryan Empire.  There are following Historical Places in Rajgir -  Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall, Griddhakuta Peak, Ashoka Stupa Peak, Venu Vana Kalandakanivapa, Rajgir Hot Springs, Ghora Katora Lake, Bimbisar Jail, Swarna Bhandar, Veerayatan Museum, Pandu Pokhar, Ajatshatru Fort, Sonabhandara Caves, Saptaparni Cave, Jarasandha ka Akhara, Maniyar Math Wikipedia
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