Defining the 10 must-see attractions in India is extremely difficult: few countries boast such a rich wealth of history, monuments, temples, and nature. But if you really have to make a choice for your trip to India, here are the 10 must-see destinations.
Symbol of eternal love, the Taj Mahal mausoleum was built in Agra by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, his favorite wife. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. As you will well understand: it is absolutely unmissable!
Udaipur, better known as the Venice of the East, is considered the most romantic city in all of India! The numerous lakes that surround it and the luxurious palaces of the Rajput era offer beautiful panoramas. The most famous building in Udaipur is the Palazzo del Lago, the ancient summer residence of the Indian emperors, now a luxury 5-star hotel.
The Golden Temple
Harmandir Sahib is the most important temple in the Sikh state and second only to the Taj Mahal. Each year the Golden Temple attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over India, eager to visit it and make donations. Come and watch it in the evening, when the lights that illuminate it reflect its image on the water and highlight the gold that covers it.
If you go to Varanasi, you cannot fail to feel overwhelmed by the mystical aura that permeates the city. Considered by Hindus as the gateway to the divine world, it is a symbol of life and death. Every day thousands of pilgrims pour into the banks of the Ganges to cleanse themselves from their sins. It is not uncommon to also see funeral ceremonies, during which the bodies of loved ones are cremated and the ashes scattered among the waters of the Ganges.
Unique in the world, the Ajanta caves date back to 300 BC Despite their millennial history, the paintings and sculptures perfectly preserved. Dig entirely into the hill, to access it you will have to pass through the town of Aurangabad. That is not far from the caves of Ellora, which are also beautiful motorcycles.
Delhi the capital of India, fascinates thanks to the strong contrast between the old city and the new city, New Dehli. Chaotic, noisy, stressful … at first glance Delhi leaves you bewildered with all its energy. But discover it in depth because here you can find splendid mosques, monuments, forts, colonial buildings, museums …
Jaisalmer nicknamed the Golden City thanks to the sand color of its houses that recall that of the Thar desert that surrounds it. A beautiful fortress dominates the city. Inside there are the palaces of ancient merchants and finely carved temples. That gives a legendary aura to the city. Absolutely a stop not to be missed from your trip to India!
The state of Kerala is famous above all for its backwaters, a network of lakes, waterfalls, and rivers that make it the ideal destination for a river cruise. Let yourself be enchanted by the green and luxuriant jungle. That grows along the banks, interspersed with small villages of peasants and fishermen. You will really feel like you have entered the world of Sandokan!
At an altitude of 2200m, the slopes of Darjeeling produce one of the best qualities of tea in the world. Coming to this area of India, however, is not only a way to admire the green plantations. But also to get in touch with the mountain populations of India which differ greatly from other ethnic groups. Much closer to the communities of Nepal and Tibet, it is not uncommon to meet Buddhist monks dressed in red.
The smallest state of India offers the most beautiful sea. In the whole country: golden beaches, romantic sunsets, crystal clear waters … Goa is the perfect place to relax after a long journey. Here you can also practice many water sports, such as parasailing, windsurfing or water skiing.
Now that you have all the main stops for your tour in India. You just have to prepare a tailor-made trip to India. !