All over the world India is known as “unity in diversity” in many ways – for food, travel, people, economy. With a population of over one million people, India is a mixture of different cultures. It combines stunning beaches, sacred sites, glittering temples, cold mountains, carnivals, towns illuminated by lanterns and large cities. This country has everything to make your trip to it unique. Every corner of India offers something exciting for visitors.
Kerala – the land of god
The most famous destination in South India. Kerala offers natural beauty, amazing beaches of white sand, delicious seafood, health resorts, festivals and cultural monuments.
Attraction in Kerala are swamps formed a maze of canals that cross the city and crossed by boats. The view of the city invigorates the mind and soothes the senses. In the surroundings you san see amazing tea plantations. The destination is suitable for your honeymoon, vacation, cultural and medical tourism, yoga and meditation.
Agra – the city of Taj
There is no way destination with three UNESCO monuments not to fall into our list. Located on the banks of the river. Yamuna, Agra is 200 km from New Delhi. In ancient history, mentioned already in the “Mahabharata”, the capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra shines with Mughal architecture. Taj Mahal is probably described the best by Rabindranath Tagore as “a teardrop on the cheek of eternity.”
Attracting thousands of tourists every day, Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The construction works took 23 years and over 20 000 workers. The structure is perfect – appears equally from all four sides. Masters from Italy and Persia were hired to create the magnificent tomb.
Besides the inspiring Taj Mahal in Agra there are many other attractions – the fortress, Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah. The city offers a craft market with lots of jewelry and stone figures. However, beware of being robbed and bargain hard as you can be sold something that is fake.
Agra has its bad sides – pollution and insolent hucksters. However, because its historical importance and tourist attractions you should not miss it.
Rajasthan – the land of the rulers
The very name evokes images of Maharaj, fearless warriors Rajputs, stunning palaces and forts with royal hospitality and luxury. If there is a place to take you back to a bygone era, it is certainly Rajasthan. It is full of places full of history: the capital Jaipur, the lakes and the palace in Udaipur , the beautiful desert landscapes of Bikaner and many others – there is no end of the surprises! Theh istorical monuments seem encapsulated in time. If you are confused by the huge number of sights, get the so-called Palace on Wheels. This is the one kind of a train – a luxurious interior, delicious meals, class wines and personal service. Combining ancient charm with modern amenities, the “Palace” will make you feel like a real Maharaja. Besides everything else the area is a temptation for the buyer looking for fabric, semi-precious stones and crafts. The lovers of exotic cultures will find beautiful local music and dance.
Mumbai – the city of dreams
Mumbai reminds you of a shine, film art, fashion and money. As a cosmopolitan city, Mumbai is quite diverse. Dotted with prominent places such as architectural marvel hotel “Taj Mahal”, famous skyscrapers and airport Chhatrapati Shivaji, the city is full of temptations. Food in Mumbai is worth trying, though sometimes the hygiene may not be first class. The most attractive destinations include the Gates of India, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach, Ajanta Alora caves, Haji Ali mosque. Mumbai definitely impresses with a combination of old-fashioned monuments, futuristic view, Bollywood movies, big markets, romantic coastline and much more. In Mumbai everything seems possible!
Ladakh – The Moon Land
Located on 3000 meters altitude in the Himalayas, Ladakh is a plateau in the valley of the Indus River between the Karakoram mountains in the north and Big Ladakh in the south. Ladakh is known for its secluded mountain beauty and culture. It is called “Moon Land” and “Little Tibet” because of the natural beauty respectively of the landscape and population of Tibetans. This place is attractive with its inaccessibility – I recommend the transition by car, bus or bike to enjoy the view! So this will not be the usual walk. If you reach Ladakh do visit the many monasteries in the district Leh Palace and Lake Tso Moriri.
Kodaikanal – Princess of the mountain towns
One more wonderful destination in South India. This is one of the most peaceful and well-known mountain towns in India, located on the hills of Palani in Tamil Nadu, about 120 km from Madurai. Originally served as a refuge for British aristocrats, and today is a thriving summer resort.
Kashmir – heaven on earth
Visitors are wrong when describe it as “beautiful”. For lack of a better word, Kashmir is referred to as “Paradise on Earth”. It is an extreme northern point of India. The valley is adorned by lakes, clear streams, lush orchards, lush pastures, distant snowy peaks. The air is clean and fresh. For lovers of extreme sports in Kashmir offer water rafting, winter sports and abundant wild game. Kashmir is surely something for everyone.
Goa – Indian nights
Goa is the smallest state of India, which does not stop it from attracting about 2 million visitors a year with beautiful beaches, seafood, wild nightlife. For adventurers it offers extreme water sports. Although part of India, Goa has a unique look – a combination of national and international cultures, endless parties, golden beaches – some of the best in whole of India.