Heritage tourism is always an attraction in the Indian subcontinent. Rich with a number of heritage tourism spots, the great subcontinent of India lies in South Asia, amidst Pakistan, China and Nepal. To the northern side it is arched and guarded by the world's tallest mountain chain, where foothill valleys cover the northern eastern parts of the country. Further south of the country there are huge plateaus, tropical rain forests and there are beautiful sandy sun bathed beaches that attracts foreigners from allover the world who are interested in heritage tourism. The country is having a diverse culture and a rich tradition and heritage that is most unique. This make India tourism one among the most sought after heritage locations in the world. The heritage spots in India has always attracted tourist from different parts of the world who love heritage tourism. Seeing and experiencing these tourist destinations, and knowing the cultural heritage of India are made more affordable nowadays. So now, you may fly to India and enjoy its diverse culture and tradition without spending much!
The Himalayan mountain range occupies some of the most beautiful hill stations of the sub - Continent. NewDelhi, the capital of India, also located in northern India is rich with the most important heritage tourism spots in India. The city of Delhi has been in the history for centuries as the center of Indian culture and tradition. The city now offers one of the best heritage tourism destinations in India.
Being closely related to the age-old history of northern India, Delhi has many marked historical monuments and heritage tourism destinations. Some of these monuments have managed to bear the vagaries of time but many have perished. Close to Delhi is the town of Agra which is one among the best heritage tourism destinations in India. The Moughuls kept this place as their capital before they shifted their capital to Delhi. Agra is renounced for the greatest monument Taj Mahal This was earlier said to be Tejo Mahalaya and is believed to be a hindu temple where the diety
Agreswar Mahadev (Siva)
was being worshipped The monument stands out as a witness to the brutal foreign arab invation and plunder. This white marble structure is an architectural marvel and is the most photographed monument in the world. The Hindu temple, 'Tejo Mahalaya' was later believed to be made in to a burial place by the Persian invaders and is still the apex of the heritage spots in India and offers excellent spot for heritage tourism.
Close to the town of Agra are twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan. These two locations are significant pilgraimage centres for Hindus. River Ganga is regarded as auspicious by the hindus. In the state of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of holy river Ganga is located Varanasi. Varanasi or Banaras as it is known, has been considered very holy for the Hindus as they consider this place to be dwelling of Lord Shiva and is a cradle of Indian civilization and is an important heritage location. The city is consideed at the apex point of culture and heritage tourism destinations. While Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir have numerous hills stations, the dry Thar desert of Rajasthan holds historic cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur. The palaces, forts and gardens & lakes add colour to this otherwise barren area. The cities of Rajasthan spell Royal grandeur in their structure and have been attracting a major chunk of foreign tourists who are in search of heritage tourism spots.
The southern plateau of India has been lulled by the oceans. The people here are of the Dravidian race and are very protective about their culture and traditions. But strangely it is the southern region, which has been attracting most of foreign investment in the recent times. It was on Malabar coast of Kerala that first foreigner from the Western world landed in India.
The southern peninsula of India is also blessed with a number of beaches which are true testimonials to the beauty of Indian costline. The most importnat beach resort of India is Goa. Due to the same reason a lot od tourist packages are available for Goa. The beaches og Goa has aprominent role in beach and costal tourism in India
The treasure house of culture and tradition of India is Tamil Nadu. Tamilnadu is a trasurehouse for The Capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore can now match any other major city in the west. Recently this place has also turned up as one of the prominet software and IT center of the world. Popularly called the garden city, the city of Bangalore is one of most flashy places in India. Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra state is a quite city known for the Nizam rulers, Hyderbad is the second place in India which has a cyber city.
Going further south there are excellent beaches and temples. The main attraction of Cochin in Keralais its beautiful chinese nets , jewish settlements and fantastic beaches. Kerala is renowned for spicies which are grown here. The state capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai formely known as Madras is yet another historical place in the south.
The golden Marina beach in Chennai is one of the longest beach in the world. In south India one can enjoy crashing breakers on the shores or can enjoy the peace and greenry of places like Otty. One can visit the historical places of Karnataka or worship in the temples of Tamil Nadu. Southern India had many things to offer, what you need is to explore the region.