India is a country which is diverse in the culture unlike any other country, which is a major reason for the vast tourism attraction towards it. The culture of India refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present in India.
India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food, and customs differ from place to place within the country. The Indian culture spans across the Indian subcontinent and has been influenced by a history that is several millenniums old and is diverse in nature due to the number of cultures it is comprised of.
Tourism in India is economically important and is growing rapidly. The World Travel & Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated ₹14.02 lakh crore (US$220 billion) or 9.6% of the nation's GDP in 2016 and supported 40.343 million jobs, 9.3% of its total employment. The sector is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 6.8% to ₹28.49 lakh crore (US$440 billion) by 2027 (10% of GDP).
India has a number of places to explore in terms of tourism but some of them top the others to meet the "Top 5 tourism places to visit in India". These top 5 tourism places of India have been attracting a ton of people from all over the world since ages.
Top 5 tourism places include :
1) Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal meaning Crown of the Palace) is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in 1632 to house his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal's tomb. It is one of the seven wonders of the world and the topmost tourism attraction in India. The monument stands as a symbol of love of Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Goa is known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agenda. Goa has basically become a hub for the tourists over the years for its amazing views and vibes the place provides. Moreover, some of the major music festivals such as "SunBurn" are also hosted there.
Ladakh with its enormous landscapes and mountains is another major attraction for the people. It is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It is a very famous destination for the people who seek adventure, every year the place witnesses a ton of rider groups who seek adventure rides.
4) Kerala Backwaters
The Kerala backwaters are a beautiful chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying connected to each other including five large lakes linked by canals, both man-made and natural, fed by 38 rivers and extending virtually half the length of the state of Kerala in southern India. My recent visit to Kerela was definitely one of my best trips yet. The backwaters of Kerela are definitely one of the most amazing places to explore in India and is one of the topmost rated places for tourism in India.
India being a diverse religious state, therefore religious places are quite famous in our nation. The Ganges, also known as Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. Considered as one of the holiest rivers in the whole country, it has tons of people visiting from within and from different countries too.