Places to See in India
Top 10 Places to See in India
These particular tours came into being after much elaborate debates amongst our experts, for the subcontinent has so much to offer, it is anything but easy to compose a tour of some of the most popular destinations. But we have to say, the tours they came up with, all the arguing was well worth it.
Taj Mahal in Agra is synonymous with India. The eternal beauty of the monument lies in its location, architecture and the feeling that went behind its construction. For times immemorial the Taj will stand as a symbol of eternal love. The Taj Mahal in India is a must visit for everyone at least once in a lifetime.
Legend goes that King Veeraballa of Vijayanagara once lost his way in forest. Hungry and tired, he came upon a lone hut in the thick forest where he met an old woman. When he asked for food, she gave him baked beans ('Benda Kalu' in Karnataka).The King found this humble meal taste better than his royal kitchen menu. To commemorate this incident, he called the place "Benda Kalu Ooru" (place of baked beans).
Kerala is the God's own country in India. Total literacy in Kerala is one of its many claims to fame. The kaleidoscopic Kerala is full of good things. So often dressed in white the people of Kerala are renowned for infinity of intriguing customs and high-intensity cultural life. The great mind-blowing landscape of Kerala makes it a natural wonder to be visited time and again.
Delhi, the administrative and political capital of India has been a major tourist destination and is the perfect holiday option for your tours to India. The rich heritage and cultural past of this metropolitan city gets revealed in many ways. Amongst the must visit places during your tours to Delhi are its monuments, museums, galleries and other places of interest.
Rajasthan’s folklore is full of love stories-and romance fits beautifully into the elegant and tranquil surroundings of Devi Garh. Clinging to the rocky hill like a fairy tale fortress, the Palace casts an enchanting spell with its innumerable bay windows, canopies, terraces, and balconies. Dine by candlelit warmth where the silence of the stars is broken only by the sounds of distant music floating through the night sky. The magic of romance at Devi Garh is sublime, the effect staggering.
Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan a romantic realm of resplendent palaces, mighty fortresses and regal Maharajahs that lies in the western deserts and is an utterly unique part of India. Proudly belonging to the KSHATRIYA warrior caste and fiercely independent, the Rajput princes made fearsome foes. However, many of them realized that to maintain their wealth and authority locally, it was expedient to proclaim allegiance to the central power. Thus, many enjoyed a privileged position under the Mughal emperors and also the British Raj that followed.
Popularly known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is located in the western state of Rajasthan in India and is a major tourist destination in India.
Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city.
The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord Krishna – the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would build his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill.
Its young, its lively and a confluence of varied cultural currents and cross currents have given Mumbai a unique position of the most multi-ethnic city of India. The capital city of Maharashtra State formerly known as Bombay lies in the southwestern part of India and occupies a peninsular site originally composed of seven islets lying off the KONKAN COAST of western India. Oozing with the cocksure self-confidence of a maverick moneymaker and "Bindass" (carefree) attitude, Mumbai is also country's financial and commercial hub and has a principal port on the Arabian Sea. Yet, there's another face of Mumbai too that is of the most densely populated cities in the world. Mumbai is located on a site of ancient settlement and took its name from the local Goddess "Mumba" - a form of Parvati, the consort of Shiva, one of the principal Gods of Hinduism - whose temple once stood in what is now the southeastern section of the Mumbai city.
Ranthambore is unique destination that endorses one of the most important National park of India, the Ranthambore National Park. The city also endorses the elegant Ranthambore fort. The abode is basically surrounded with exceptional flora and fauna.
Situated 24 Km upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga, Rishikesh has long been a spiritual Centre. It is said that the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance here and as a reward, God appeared to him in the form of Hrishikesh, hence the name. Rishikesh has numerous ashrams that serve as centres of philosophical studies, yoga and meditation. Rishikesh is not only an attraction for pilgrims but it also attracts foreigners who want to know about Hinduism, who want to spend some time close to the Lord. People who love rafting come here to conquer the rapids of Ganga. Rishikesh is also an ideal base camp for trekking in the nearby Himalayas.
Popularly Known as the Jewel of Mewar, the city was founded by Maharajah Jai Singh in 16th century. The city of Udaipur endorse three major lake, Pichhola, Fatehsagar and Udaisagar. The three lakes adds to the magic of the city. On Pichhola lake stands the Jag mandir, a famous palace of royal era.
Places to See in South India
Taj Safaris is a partnership between the Taj Hotels Group and & Beyond and the accommodation currently comprises four luxury lodges, Bagh Van, Banjar Tola, Pashan Garh and Mahua Kothi, which are situated on the borders of well known tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh, making an exclusive wilderness circuit. The parks can also be combined with other cultural sites such as the erotic temples of Khajuraho or the enigmatic Taj Mahal.
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|Kerala Backwater Tour|
Destinations: Kochi - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Marari - Kochi
|India and Rajasthan Tour|
|Duration: 19 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Gwalior - Agra - Jaipur - Chhatrasagar - Deogarh - Udaipur - Jodhpur
|Beach Tour of India|
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mumbai - Cochin - Marari