India is mostly known for its natural beauty, wildlife, rich cultural diversity, and countless historical monuments. When it comes to the best tourist attractions in India, we start thinking about some of the world-famous monuments like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, India Gate, Victoria Memorial and many other historical structures. However, apart from these beautiful structures representing India’s past, there are a number of new and upcoming modern attractions that are worth exploring. It is expected that these new attractions will manage to draw the attention of both domestic and international tourists. Some of these tourist attractions are:
India has recently created history by unveiling the world’s tallest statue in Gujarat. The statue was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018. This 600 feet statue of India’s great statesman Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is almost four times taller than the Statue of Liberty, and it is located on a river island besides the river Narmada. The Statue of Unity is already quite popular amongst domestic tourists, and it is definitely worth exploring.
Delhi has its own Madame Tussauds Museum, where you can see life-like representations of more than 50 celebrities. The museum opened in December 2017, and it paved the way for the public to come close to their favourite celebrities, leaders and sportsperson. The museum houses wax figures of famous personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sachin Tendulkar, Lionel Messi, Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi and many more.
This wonderful man-made structure was inaugurated on December 2017 in Kerala’s Kollam district. The area has become a popular tourist spot. The park is spread across 65+ acres and it is said that the sculpture has been built in the spot where the mythological bird Jatayu took his last breath. Here, tourists can enjoy a number of activities, as there is a 6D theatre, a digital museum and many more. The park has recently started the cable car facility, which is the first of its kind in South India.
India is gearing up to visit the much awaited National War Memorial. The project is under construction and is scheduled to be inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister on 15th August 2019. This will be a major tourist attraction in Delhi. The museum will highlight the glorious moments of Indian military history.
It is being built in the honour of more than 22,000 soldiers who lost their lives while serving their country. The museum will have RCL gun used by soldier Abdul Hamid, who destroyed three Pakistani tanks with it during the 1965 war.
IT giant Infosys has decided to build the world’s tallest tower in Mysore, Karnataka. According to the plan, the 135-metre tower will be built within the area of the Global Education Centre. The tower will have a touch of gothic and classic styles. It will be higher than Big Ben and California’s Hoover Tower. The project is expected to be completed by 2019 and once completed, it will definitely be a major tourist attraction.
Popular South Indian city Mysore will soon have the Cauvery River Gallery, and it is going to be a major tourist attraction in the state of Karnataka. The gallery will be attributed to the river Cauvery and it will highlight the life of the river, its biodiversity and its importance for the people of Karnataka and other states.
The gallery will have multimedia and electronic display that will highlight the ecological and geological characteristics of the river. The gallery will be built in association with the National Academy of Science and Karnataka Tourism Department.
India is home to nearly one million temples and the number is increasing. A marvellous temple is now being built in West Bengal’s Mayapur, which is the global headquarters of ISKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness). Once completed, the temple will be one of the largest religious structures of the world.
The temple will have a hall that will spread across the 1.5-acre area, and it is expected that more than 10,000 devotees will be able to sit and pray together. Alfred Ford, the grandson of Henry Ford is the president of the temple construction committee and according to him; the temple will be completed by the end of 2022. West Bengal’s Mayapur has been a popular tourist destination and the presence of such a huge and marvellous structure will attract more tourists in the future.
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Lakshadweep is a cluster of many beautiful islands situated in the Arabian Sea nearly 400 kilometres away from India’s mainland. The islands are mystical and beautiful and remain untouched by hordes of tourists. The Ministry of Tourism has taken a number of initiatives to make the island a hot favourite destination for domestic and international tourists.
As of now, tourists require a permit to visit the islands. Kochi is the main gateway to visit Lakshadweep and tourists can avail permission from there. Foreign tourists are allowed to visit Kadmat, Bangaram and Agatti islands. It is believed that Lakshadweep is going to be one of the major tourist destinations in the near future, as it has all the elements to attract lovers of sun, sand and water.
The state of Maharashtra has included another wildlife sanctuary in the list of major tourist attractions in the state. The new Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Chandrapur district, and it is spread across 159 square kilometres. Tigers are definitely the main attraction here but other wild animals can also be encountered here. The new sanctuary can provide an amazing wildlife safari experience.
These are some of the major upcoming tourist attractions in India. Some of the places have already started pulling the domestic and international crowd. If you get a chance, you must surely visit them.