Best Cities to Explore on Your First Trip to India

The number of beautiful places in India is uncountable but still if you can’t cover every place on a single trip. The country is rich in heritage, culture, art and history. This attracts millions of tourists every year. From stunning gardens to spread landscape vistas, from sky-touching mountains to underground caves you will see everything. The harmonic sound of flowing rivers and freshwater lakes will provide you with the perfect amusement. So make your holidays more special and explore this beautiful country to add a new experience in your travel diary. Check the best deals on USA to India flight  and book your flights to India and on Trippact. To make your journey easier we are providing you with a list of best places to visit on your first trip to India.



Agra is especially famous for Taj Mahal – The symbol of love.  The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this historical monument in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. She died while giving birth to her child. You must know that it is one of the seven wonders in India. This beautiful monument is worth visiting once in your lifetime.  The ivory-white marvelous building will make your eyes stunning. You will want to capture this sight in your eyes for a lifetime. Besides that, you can visit the Agra-Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Jama Masjid and Taj Museum.

Things to do

Enjoy street food. Agra is famous for its delicious street food. Bhalla, Dalmoth and Swarma are famous street food in Agra.

You can click many pictures to capture the memories for a lifetime.

You can also do bird watching at Chambal River which is at the distance of 80 Km from Agra.

Don’t miss shopping at Kinnari Bazaar IN Agra.

Best Time to go

You should visit this place in winter season to avoid the heat in summers. A rainy season is definitely not good to visit this place.



Delhi is the capital of India. It is also known as “Heart of the country”. It is a most visited place visited by the tourists who come to India for the first time. If you are a history lover then this place will make your trip. There is several historical monuments that you can visit in Delhi. Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb are the best example of this.

Best Time to go

October to March is the best time to visit Delhi. The weather is pleasant during this time.

Things to do

Enjoy famous fast food, Chole bhatura, Dahi Bhalla, Rolls and Kachori in Delhi.

Visit Lotus Temple.

Take a walk to India Gate.

Experience different cultures in Jama Masjid

You can also party at Cannaught Place.



Mumbai is also known as the Bollywood city or film city of India. This is one of the biggest cities in India. The city is open 24*7 and famous for its nightlife. There are many famous places to visit in Mumbai. Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, and Siddhi Vinayak Temple are one of these. You can also enjoy an evening walk on Marine Drive. Besides that, you can seek blessings from famous Haji Ali Dargah. These are some major locations in Mumbai. Otherwise, there are a lot of other places that you can visit in Mumbai.

Things to do

You can explore beautiful elephant caves.

You can also visit Vasai Fort.

You should never miss the beautiful view of sunset in Bandra.

At the gateway of India, you can take a ferry ride.

Mumbai is famous for its street food like Keema Paw, white Biryani, Tava Samosa and Vodka Panipuri. So enjoy the street food in Mumbai.

Best Time to go

November to February is the most pleasant time to visit Mumbai.



Goa is a beautiful beach place. There are more than 50 beaches in Goa. You can enjoy the beautiful natural scenes on the beaches. Beaches are also famous for water sports. Baga Beach, Morjim Beach and Palolem beach are one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. However the number of beaches in Goa is not less, you can also go there too. You can also visit Vagator Beach; it is the most stunning beach of Goa, though it is a private beach.

Things to do

Chorizo Paw, Gadbag Ice-cream, Missal Paw and Poi are some famous food items in Goa. Don’t miss to have them.

You can enjoy rafting in Goa.

Goa is also famous for Bungee Jumping.

The hot-air balloon ride is another activity that you can do in Goa.

Scuba diving is another thing that you can do in Goa.

Best Time to go

October to February is the best time to visit Goa.



Kerala is another scenic state in India. It is especially famous for its backwater locations. If you are a nature lover then the beautiful views of the state will fill your heart with amusement. It is considered as the best tourist place in South India. If you love photography then this is the best place to be considered for natural photography. Kovalam, Vagamon, Bekal, Kozhikode, Thekkady, Varkala, Kannur, Kasargod, Kizhunna Beach, Idukki, Munroe Island, Kavvayi Backwaters, Kuttanad, Thrissur are some famous places to visit in Kerala. This state is also famous for its beautiful waterfalls.

Things to do

Kerela is famous for Dosa, Idli, Channa Chat and Uttpum, you must try these.

You can do Elephant bathing in Kerala.

Besides that bird-watching is another wonderful thing that you can do in Kerala.

You can also do snake boat racing in Kerala.

As every state of India has something new in cuisines, so you must not miss the special local food of Kerala.

Best Time to go

March to September is the best time to visit Kerala.



Jaipur is also known as the Pink city of India. It is the capital of Indian state Rajasthan. The city is famous among the tourists for its historical forts and colourful culture. Jaipur is also famous for its folk dance. Amber fort, Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, Palace of Wind, Jantar-Mantar and Jal Mahal is the most famous tourist places in Jaipur. You must visit these places during your trip to India. 

Things to do

Jaipur is famous for its Gol Gappa, Pyaaz Kachori, Kathi Roll and Muthon Tika.

You can enjoy Safari in Jhalana.

Jaipur is also famous for shopping, so you can enjoy that too.

Village jeep safari is another worth doing thing in Jaipur.

Best Time to go

October to March is the best time to go to Jaipur.



Varanasi is more of a sacred place to visit in India. The place has Hindu community majorly. Kashi, Vishwanath temple, Panch Ganga ghat and St. Marry church are some major places of Varanasi. The city is located on the banks of river Ganga. The Ganga is an Indian holy river. People worship this river and Ganga Arti is a major event in the evening. You will feel very positive and energetic after taking part in this event.

Things to do

The place is famous for Kachori Sabzi, Choora Matar and Baati Chokha. Taste this delicious food at least once in your trip.

You can enjoy boat riding in Varanasi.

Besides that, you should take a bath in the holy river, Ganga.

The wonderful view of the sunset will make you surprised.

In Sarnath, you can do sightseeing.

Best Time to go

November to February is the best time to travel in Varanasi.



This place is famous for its ancient temples. These temples are made years back and are the best example of history & heritage. You will get impressed by seeing the art of the temples. Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Matangeshwar Temple, Adinath Temple, Javari Temple and Lakshmana Temple are some major temple in Khajuraho. Besides that, you can also explore Panna national park, Ken Gharial Sanctuary, Ajaigarh Fort, Beni Sagar Dam, Jain Museum and Archaeological Museum in Khajuraho.

Things to do

You can enjoy various folk-dance shows in the temples.

Street food is another best thing you can enjoy in Khajuraho.

Enjoy the local food. Kima and Korma are special cuisines in Khajuraho.

Best Time to go

October to February is considered as the best time to visit in Khajuraho.

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