Saturday, 4 May 2013

10 must visit places on your first trip to India

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India's beauty is enigmatic since time immemorial. Amalgamation of cultures and religions, vast geography, appetizing delicacies and ancient monuments offer a marvel odyssey to people aiming to visit India. From sacred river Ganga to exotic beaches, from trekking in Himalayas to spectacular architecture, visit to every destination will surely enthrall and bewitch you with its charm. Below are ten must visit places in India:


KASHMIR: Known as the 'Paradise on Earth', Kashmir's picturesque beauty will leave you spellbound. Snow clad mountains, deep ravines, fresh water lake, flora and fauna are a major part of boundless panorama of Kashmir's valley. It is a heaven abode for any visitor and a best option to kick start your journey.

DELHI: Delhi is a mini india in itself. You get to see an amazing state of vibrancy as people from all backgrounds live there. A tour around Delhi will cover major ancient monuments like Red Fort, India Gate, political epitomes like Rajpath, Rashtrapati Bhavan, pilgrimages like Akshardham Temple, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Jama Masjid, shopping trip to local bazaars to enjoying street food.

AGRA: Standing majestically on the banks of Yamuna river, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world is a major tourist attraction in Agra. Build by an emperor in the memory of his beloved, this marble monument stands tall from centuries and is tagged as a 'World's Heritage Site' by UNESCO.

GOA: Enchanting beaches of Goa take you to a surreal world offering divine experience. It is not only an ultimate destination for beauty admirers, but Goa's carnival, sunburn festival and nightlife has been pleasing party animals to the fullest. Go Goa!!

RAJASTHAN: Marked by pristine heritage and architectural masterpieces, this 'Land of Royals' is a house to beautiful cities of Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and a lot more. Every look around Rajasthan is marked by ancient havelis, grand monuments, sandy hills, rich art and craft and Rajasthani cuisines. Famous for its camel rides, you also get to explore a number of Wildlife Reserves in the state.

MUMBAI: Marked by Gateway of India, this metropolitan city is a major hub for great business houses. Believed to be a city that never sleeps is famous for the second largest film industry in the world- Bollywood. More than anything, you can explore Mumbai's busy streets, chain of restaurants, nightlife and vistas of Hindi film industry.

KERELA: Waving tides, tall coconut trees, splendid backwaters, soothing breezes rightly define Kerala, rightly described as 'God's Own Country'. Gushes of tides, walking barefoot on the sand, soaking in the sun are certain things you hardly get to experience during your lifetime. But Kerala never lets you miss on it.

LADAKH: This is one place good to go for adventure seekers aiming to get thrilled with snow caped peaks sans proper facilities. Ladakh promises to flabbergast you at every stretch with its gorgeous mountains, valleys and lakes. You may get forced to survive under harsh weather conditions, but this expedition will surely be an extraordinary one.

DARJEELING: Under Buddhist influence, this place is surrounded with stunning view of Kanchenjunga Mountain, tea gardens and lovely landscapes. Away from regular hustle bustle, you get to see some unimaginable sights ready to captivate you by their charm. This 'Queen of Himalayas' will leave you rejuvenated.

MADHYA PRADESH: Situated at the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is famous for Khajuraho which again has been declared as a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO. Hindu temples here hold sculptures, architectures and exiting rock carvings of Indo Aryan era which are very fascinating and attract ample visitors each year.

Article originally posted on articlebase

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