Top 10 most visited states in India

India is one of the most visited countries in Asia. Every state/UT of India has its own charm and uniqueness that attracts tourists. In this article, we will see the top 10 most visited states/UTs in India by domestic and foreign tourists separately. Let’s begin.

Top 10 most visited states/UTs in India by foreign tourists

India is growing as a travel destination. In a few decades’ time, India is set to become one of the most visited countries in the world. The majority of tourists visit India for holidays and leisure. A large number of foreign tourists also visit India for medical and business purposes. A large country with great cultural and geographical diversity, India has so many places to see and explore. There are a total of 40 UNESCO World Heritage sites in India.

Top 10 most visited states/UTs in India by foreign tourists

State/UTTop tourist destinations
1Tamil NaduMahabalipuram, Madurai, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Rameshwaram, etc.
2MaharashtraKailasa temple, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar, etc.
3Uttar PradeshVaranasi, Taj Mahal, Sarnath, Prayagraj, Vrindavan, Kushinagar, etc.
4DelhiRed Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Akshardham, Lotus Temple, etc
5West BengalSunderbans National Park, Darjeeling, Kolkata, etc.
6RajasthanUdaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, etc.
7KeralaMunnar, Kochi, Alleppey, Kovalam, etc.
8PunjabAmritsar, Wagah border, Chandigarh, etc.
9BiharBodh Gaya, Nalanda, Vaishali, Sitamarhi, etc.
10GoaPanaji, Anjuna, Agonda, Margao, etc.

Top 10 most visited states/UTs in India by domestic tourists

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Karnataka
  5. Maharashtra
  6. West Bengal
  7. Madhya Pradesh
  8. Telangana
  9. Gujarat
  10. Rajasthan

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a state in Southern India famous for its culture, ancient temples, beaches, and various spiritual sites. The most famous tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu are Mahabalipuram, Madurai, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Rameshwaram, etc.

Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal
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Uttar Pradesh is a state in Northern India famous for its religious sites and monuments. The most famous tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh are Varanasi, Taj Mahal, Sarnath, Prayagraj, etc.

Maharashtra

Mumbai city

Maharashtra is a coastal state with a multitude of tourist destinations. From beautiful beaches to scenic hill stations to ancient temples, there is so much to see and experience in Maharashtra. Key destinations in Maharashtra are Kailasa temple, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar, etc.

Rajasthan

Jodhpur
Jodhpur

Rajasthan is a state in Western India. Famous for its forts and palaces, Rajasthan attracts a lot of domestic as well as foreign tourists. Top destinations in Rajasthan are Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, etc.

West Bengal

Kolkata Tram

West Bengal is visited by both domestic and foreign tourists in numbers. The most visited places in West Bengal are- Sunderbans National Park, Darjeeling, Kolkata, etc.

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