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Top India Attractions

The first time you visit India, or any new destination, the question asked isn’t usually what attractions should be scene but what attraction to see first, what to expect, how to get there, and how much time is needed. We’ve provided tips, advice, and other information about the top tourist attractions in India to help with your itinerary planning.

Tirupati Tirupati
Anjuna Beach Anjuna Beach
The Nehru Planetarium The Nehru Planetarium
Taraporewala Aquarium Taraporewala Aquarium
Prince of Wales Museum Prince of Wales Museum


 Location Andhra Pradesh

How can any one visit India without seeing their breath taking temples? Tirupati, the richest temple in India, is the most active religious pilgrimage destination on earth, drawing more than 10 million devoted pilgrims every year. Get ready to put on your sneakers and a couple of bottles of water because the lines here will make you wait for hours, even days, just to see the diamond decorated black stone idol of Lord Venkateshwara. Tirumala Tirupati is known for the lovely idol of the presiding deity that is located in the main sanctum of this temple. There is a tiny museum that is located within the Tirumala Tirupati temple that houses a fascinating collection of musical instruments and other religious exhibits. If all the jewel incrusted idols and deities don’t leave you breathless, the long waiting on line will!


Anjuna Beach

 Location Goa

India has many beautiful beaches, but one of the most popular beaches in India is the Anjuna Beach. With palm trees surrounding the area, it is no wonder why people come to the Anjuna Beach. Lie on the sand as you have a tropical fruit to quench your thirst, or play around in the water all day. Whatever you do, you are sure to have a memorable moment. One of the prettiest sites on this beach is when the sunsets. Then you can have a cool calm stroll under the moon as you watch the stars come out. Anjuna is the beach to relax in for any beach lover and water sport adventurer.


The Nehru Planetarium

 Admission Adult - Rs.35/- Child (4 to 12 years) - Rs.20/-
 Phone 24920510

The Nehru Planetarium is a great place to visit if you are interested in science, learning about astronomy, or just want a day away from the sun and beaches in India. The Nehru Planetarium was built on 3rd March, 1977. The planetarium is designed to motivate people as well as inspiring students on the importance of scientific study of astronomy. Programs at the planetarium include, science quiz concerts, Astro-painting, Science elocution, Astro-poetry and Astro-quiz competitions. Special arrangements are made to watch, study and photograph Solar & Lunar eclipses, and many other events. Telescopes are installed outside the planetarium for eager visitors to watch various Stellar and astronomical events. Hey you never know you might see a shooting star, or an extraterrestrial creature? The Planetarium also has a mini planetarium that projects special shows for children and parents teach them about space. Call in advance to make sure what shows and special events are playing during your visit. All in all, this is a fun and relaxing atmosphere to spend the day at!


Taraporewala Aquarium

 Admission 15Rs
 Hours Open everyday except Monday. 10am-7 pm

Take some time out from your busy journey through India and enjoy the underwater creatures that live in Taraporewala Aquarium. Located on the Marine Drive facing the Arabian Sea, Taraporewala Aquarium has a great collection of fresh water and sea water fish. Dr. Rajendra Prasad formally opened this Aquarium in the late 1950’s. The aquarium has three large rooms where exotic fish and rare species are displayed to highlight the attractiveness of their appearance. The large tanks at the aquarium have shark, octopus, and kite fish. The smaller tanks display corals, worms, sea flower and sea horses. Pearls, shells and articles crafted from shells are also displayed here. You can even purchase your own pearl jewelry at the aquarium. The Taraporewala Aquarium is a great place for families as well as solo underwater lovers.


Prince of Wales Museum of Western India

 Address Mahatma Gandhi Road Fort, Bombay 400 023
 Hours 10:15 am to 5:00 pm; Closed on Mondays, 26 January and 15 August

The Prince of Wales Museum of Western India was established to commemorate the Crown Prince's visit to Bombay in 1905. The museum includes collections of Tibetan art, Chinese porcelain, Mughal, and Rajput miniatures. The attempt of the museums art section was to develop its collection of Indian paintings so that it represents the many different styles and phases of Indian history. Due to this emphasize, the collections at the museum represent the evolution of painting in India ranging between the 11th and 12th century. In addition the museum also has some art work illustrating palm leaf manuscripts of the early 19th century Pahari paintings. The museum has a beautiful garden that is set in a crescent shaped piece of land, which makes this museum a classy elegant place to spend your afternoon at. The museum is a cultural and educational centre, where learning and viewing come together as one and create fun for the whole family.


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