India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
India is a country which comprises of different cultures, languages, rituals, religions, festivals, languages and much more. The country has tons of destinations and they are categorised according to the travellers. India is the second largest country in the world so; definitely you might get confused from where to start. In every traveller’s list, at some point India is mentioned as it has beautiful Mughal architecture in Agra, amazing party culture in Goa, and snow-capped and unclimbable mountains of Himachal Pradesh, an extensive number of temples in Kerala like outstanding and popular places. These places have won the hearts of many tourists that’s why we see a large number of tourists around us.
The hardest part of exploring India is, figuring out what exactly to see on your journey. If we are in India and travelling how can we forget to mention food though it is about the masala (spice) that plays a major role in every Indian life. There are some “most demanded” magnificent places where you can enjoy food along with exploring. It will give you countless memories and surely make your brain plan to visit India all over again.
Top 5 Things to See and Do
So, here’s a list of famous and eye-popping tourist spots which you cannot afford to skip or miss, let’s go through the list:
Agra is one of the popular tourist spots because of the huge white marble mausoleum, which stated as a symbol of eternal love by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife called Taj Mahal. It is being admired as a masterpiece of the Mughal period that will take you to the beautiful era. After taking the tour of the monument there are markets (Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar, Shah Ganj, Raja Ki Mandi) of Agra are very well known among the tourists.
Rajasthan is all about bright and colourful culture. It has many things to offer to tourists like Rajasthani food, folk music and dance, traditional puppet shows. It is said to be “The Land of Forts” and there are more than 45 forts. The place can give you the amazing view of sand dunes and oasis, also enjoy the camel ride in the Great Indian Desert, which has grabbed the attention of everyone.
The oldest and holiest place in India is Varanasi. It is home for many worshippers to bathe and mourners cremate their deceased relatives as they believe that the soul will rest in peace. The Ghats of the place is famous and Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main in Varanasi on the Ganga River. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat.
Amritsar is well known for the Golden Temple, a holy place for Sikhs. Every year a heavy mob of people including locals and tourists come to visit and plan to spend an afternoon at the border of Pakistan to see the Beating Retreat Ceremony. The second popular spot is Jallianwala Bagh as we all are familiar with the incident that took place on Baisakhi festival. It has turned into an amazing museum and built a park in it, where you can take a moment for all those who lost their lives.
The heart of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is full of liveliness and one can make their ways towards life. It has been given the title of India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City in 2017 for its architecture, walls and gates and significant Hindu and Jain temples. There’s also a museum based on Indian hero, they have displayed his iconic spectacles and spinning wheel.
While exploring India there are many merits but the most important virtue is that it offers experiences at prices for any type of traveller, backpackers and luxurious vacationists alike. India has every category like the value of money, accommodations, transportation, food everything is available and affordable. The budget range has been given below and you can go through it and check which is suitable for you:
- If you are a backpacker traveller then your budget should be around INR 1500 (USD 20) per day.
- If you are a mid-range traveller then at least the budget should be set around INR 2500 (USD 35) per day.
- If you are a luxurious traveller then the budget margin should be INR 4500/- to 5000 (USD 60) per day.
When to Go to
You can visit India around the year but the best time to visit India is between October and March. At that time the weather is more likely to be warm, sunny, and dry. Also during this time, the north offers clear blue skies.
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