Due to the seemingly endless choices, deciding on which destinations to visit in India can be rather difficult. A few popular destinations amongst Muslim travellers have been compiled below to help with travel planning.
Being home to over 177 million Muslims and with Islam being the second-largest region in the country, facilities for Muslim travellers such as Halal food and prayer facilities will be readily available across India. India is also the non-Muslim-majority country with the world’s largest Muslim population and Muslim travellers to India will feel right at home.
Kerala is one of India’s most popular destinations amongst tourists. With attractions ranging from beautiful beaches to stunning cliffs to elephant and tiger reserves, Kerala has something to offer every traveller. Must-visit places in Kerala include Kochi City, Kerala Backwaters - where houseboat trips along the Kerala canals are a must-try for any traveller, Munnar – the perfect place for tea lovers, the stunning Varkala beach, the hilly region of Wayanad and the Periyar National Park. Access to Halal food and prayer facilities will be readily available across the region.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Kashmir will be paradise for all nature lovers. Boasting a diverse range of landscapes and terrain, Kashmir is often referred to as the "Switzerland of India" and has a lot to offer tourists. Some of its highlights include the scenic area of Sonamarg, Charar-i-Sharief and Yousmarg, Gulmarg - considered by many to be India's ‘ski resort’ as well as the scenic regions of Pahalgam and Sinthan Top.
The states of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are home to the largest populations of Muslims in the country. Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state of India, home to a population of nearly 167 million - including 30 million Muslims. It is home to Agra - the tourist capital of India which is famed for the Taj Mahal as well as two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī.
West Bengal offers a blend of rich culture and modern city life. Darjeeling is amongst its most popular attractions and is famed for its beautiful tea gardens, magnificent waterfalls and wealth of flora and fauna. It is ideal for travellers and families seeking relaxation and offers an atmosphere of absolute peace and calm.
Rajasthan is yet another popular family destination when travelling to India. The state preserves much of India's heritage and royalty and offers both natural and man-made attractions for travellers. Some of its must-visit spots include the Amber Fort in Jaipur, Camel fair in Pushkar, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Junagarh Fort in Bikaner, Pichola Lake in Udaipur and Bundi Fort in Bundi.
The destination choices are endless when travelling to India. The country of rich culture and heritage often leaves a lasting impression on any type of visitor.