Making choices on where to spend your vacation or places that are worth your time can be so confusing sometimes. It’s not just about picking the most famous places but also having an amazing experience that would last a lifetime. If you are considering India for your vacation, then you should visit a few places listed below for an awesome experience.
The Taj Mahal, Agra
The Taj Mahal literally means “the crown palace”. Asides from being one of the seven wonders of the world, it’s also a visual testimony to the power of love. History has it that it was built to honour the death of Emperor Shah Jahan’s loving wife. It took 17 years and about 20,000 workers to perfect this structure. Apart from its large exterior with neatly laced white Mables on its wall, it has adoring interior designs, beautiful gardens, a reflecting pool etc. It’s one of the most visited tourist sites in India.
The Holy City of Varanasi
This holy city is not just a city but also a destination for pilgrims — especially the Hindus and the Buddhists. It’s one of the oldest and still inhabited cities in the world. Associated with this holy city is the Ganges River, where religious individuals take their spiritual baths before prayers. Also, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the oldest temples built in 1780, is situated close to the Ganges River for prayer. Other fascinating sites include Banaras Hindu University, established with its massive library, and the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum.
The Golden Temple of Amritsar
The golden temple, as the name denotes, is made of gold and is regarded as the holiest temple in India. The temple, asides from attracting visitors because of it being a historical figure, its religious and fascinating sight should be seen rather than just living on its description in books and papers. It has a glittering gold top and a shining marble lower part, all dating back to 1577.
The Golden City, Jaisalmer
Located amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert, this city is called golden. This isn’t because every building is of “real gold,” but most of them come from the yellow sand of the Thar desert. It’s situated in India — very close to the Pakistan border. Jaisalmer fort used to be a trade centre in earlier years, but currently, it’s a tourist site.
The gateway of India, Mumbai
The gateway of India is a tourist site in Mumbai. It was built to welcome King George V and his wife, Queen Mary, in 1911. Its structural configuration overlooks the Arabian sea. It’s a beautiful confluence and a must-see anytime you visit Mumbai.