Most Popular Attractions of 2019
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The most cosmopolitan city in the country is Mumbai, India's economic hub. This fascinating city is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea and is known for its architectural beauties, busy beaches and the film industry of India.The city is home to many of the most famous attractions such as the Gateway to India, the Caves of Kanheri, the Temple of Siddhivinayak, the Global Pagoda of Vipassana, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Sangraha. Some of the popular beaches in the city are Akka, Juhu, Girgaum Chowpatty, Versova and Marve, where you can taste great food on the street.
Kochi is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in South India,' The Gateway to Kerala.' This stunning seaside paradise, popular as a city port, is the birthplace of ancient forts and houses, synagogues, basilicas and palaces and is an ideal place for snorkelling and kitesurfing. Here you will find the Fort Kochi, Museum of Folklore Kerala, Indo Portuguese Museum, Paradesi Synagogue, Church of St Francis and Basilique of Santa Cruz, Hill Palace and Kerala History Museum.
Known as Pondicherry for its old world and modern beauty, it is another lovely coastal town in South India. It's known locally as' Pondy,' and this magnificent city is renowned for its abundant culture and colonial architecture, its pristine beaches, its forts, its basilicas, its castles from the pre-colonial period.
Gokarna remains a renowned holiday resort in southern India, known for its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. This beautiful city is located on the coast of Karwar in the state of Karnataka and is perfect for enjoying the best of sun and water. The areas where tourist inflows are highest are Om Beach, Mahabaleshwara Temple, Kudle Beach, Gokarna Beach, Paradise Beach and Koti Tirtha.
There are dreamy coastal towns in Kerala and Kovalam is another. Famous for its peaceful beaches, beautiful landscapes and architectural wonders, Kovalam has a perfect mix of wind, sand and sea. There are many visitors throughout the entire year on the city's most popular beaches such as Hawa, Lighthouse, Samudra and Grove because most of the year the weather in this part of the country is pleasant. Don't miss the Castle of Halcyon and the Temple of Siva of Aazhimalah. A must in Kovalam is the popular Malabari cuisine. Another major attraction to the city is the Great Elephant Festival, held in January.
Diu is an old fishing town situated on the eastern end of Diu Island and is surrounded by Portuguese heritage and flaunting a vibrant culture. This small district is known for its fortifications and quiet beaches. The most popular beaches here are Nagao and Jallandhar, great to practice water sports and adventures. The town's must-see attractions include Diu Fort, Saint Thomas Church, Diu Museum and Naida Caves.