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7 Reasons to Visit India

India is a place that everyone should visit once in their lives. It is a country filled with remarkable diversity and rich with history, cuisine and artistic heritage that’s most vivid in color. India is home to one of the most ancient civilizations where religion, spirituality and medicine have always played vital and intertwined roles.

Here are just a few reasons why.

A Historical Gem

History buffs will fall in love with this historical gem. There are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in India. Be it’s historic forts, ancient rock sculptures, archaeological sites or famous monolith statues, all these great attractions are imbued with historical significance. One of the most famous is the Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marble mausoleum built by a Mughal emperor.

♦ Places To Visit: Taj Mahal in Agra, Jama Masjid Mosque in Delhi, Amber Fort in Jaipur, Elephanta Caves in Mumbai, Charminar in Hyderabad, Group of Monuments in Hampi, Ajanta & Ellora Caves and more.

Taj Mahal, Agra

Excellent Hospitality

Warm hospitality and personalized service are a common trait in India. From warm and friendly service at an eatery and gentle yet rejuvenating ayurvedic massages to world class silver service at a palace hotel.

♦ Places to visit: Seek out heritage hotels and luxury hotels for top of the class service. And resorts in Kerala for a leisure stay.

Afternoon tea delivered by the boat

The Gastronome’s Heaven

In this vast country, each state has its own mouth-watering cuisine.  While Mumbai is well known for both delicious street food and fine dining, it is also the Gastronomic center of India. Rajasthani cuisine is influenced by its rich heritage and dry climatic conditions. South India dishes showcase seafood, steamed dumplings with coconut and fresh herbs.

Parsi Cuisine

The Shopaholic’s Favorite

Shopaholics will find pieces of heaven in India wherever they go. From the grand malls to bustling bazaars, you can shop for studded bangles, antiques, colorful textiles and jewelry.

Block printing on fabric

Sighting the Incredible Wildlife

You can spot rhinos, tigers, ostriches and so much more in protected forest zones, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.

♦ Places to visit: Ranthambore National Park, Pench National Park, Jim Corbett National Park and Periyar Wildlife Reserve in Kerala.

Partake a Jeep safari, enjoy bird-watching or hiking in parks across the country.

Deers in wildlife sanctuary

Bengal Tiger, Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

The Cruising Backwaters Of Kerala

The backwaters of Kerala is an idyllic destination. The traditional rice houseboats offer a unique experience of the countryside taking you through mazes of winding lakes, canals and rivers.

♦ Places to visit: Kumarakom.

House boat in backwaters at palms background in Alappuzha, Kerala, India

Enjoy the Best Tea

The colonial British established many large estates and acres of plantations on hill stations across India. Visit a tea plantation and factory to learn the finer points of tea growing and processing. Get a quick lesson in different teas and how to brew a perfect cup.

♦ Places to visit: Darjeeling in West Bengal, Munnar in Kerala and Nilgiri Plantations are some of the best.

Kerala tea plantation

Recommended Journeys To India

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Golden Triangle of India: Signature
8 Days
This compact trip is a great introduction to India through Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Explore the heritage journey through amazing ancient forts, beautiful palaces and the magnificent Taj Mahal.
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Tigers & Taj Mahal
11 Days
Embark on an introduction tour to India and kick it up a notch with wildlife safaris. Explore the heritage journey through amazing ancient forts, beautiful palaces and the magnificent Taj Mahal. Venture into Ranthambore National Park to search for the Bengal tiger, sambar, leopard and more.
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Spice Trails of Kerala
9 Days
Visit Kerala which is rated one of the top ten paradises in the world by National Geographic Traveler. From coconut palm-lined coasts and rolling hills of tea to diverse wildlife, a trip to Kerala is as easy and rewarding as a glide through its famous backwaters.
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