India is a beautiful land which has great history and many cultural backgrounds. A trip away to India can be very unique compared to any other place you could visit around the world. India’s traditions have been referred to by most of the travellers who have taken a trip to the country and the large range of geographical locations in India has made it one of the best tourist destinations. India can be considered more of a backpacker destination, as it can be considered cheap to travel.
Before travelling to India it is best to make lots of plans as there is a huge amount to see and do. So below is a list of some of Questor Insurance’s top things to see and do in India.
The Taj Mahal
Take a visit to one of India’s most known tourist destinations, The Taj Mahal, this wonderful building was built by an emperor called Shah Jahan in the 1600s as a memorial to his third wife. If you can spare a few extra Indian Rupee’s, then consider taking a visit to the Taj Mahal at night, preferably a full moon night as the view will take your breath away.
Visit a Temple
India has many temples and many of these have outstanding architecture, with so much detail. Some of the most well know temples to visit that don’t require a contribution include The Jama Masjid in Delhi, The Haji Ali mosque in Mumbai and The Galta Monkey Temple in Jaipur. If you are to choose only one temple to visit on your travels, then make sure you see The Golden Temple in Amritsar as this legendary temple is only just a small part of a huge gurdwara complex, this is known to Sikhs as Harmandir Sahib.
Take a Trip On the Rails
The rail system in India is more than just a way to get around, it’s an experience in its own right. Each carriage is full of many different people, the carriages are noisy, busy, friendly and vibrant. Take a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway known as the Toy Train. The railway was built around 1880, the narrow line runs 86km from New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, you will experience some amazing views, so don’t forget to bring your camera for some breath taking images.
Festivals and Fairs
India is home to a huge number of people who belong to many different cultural backgrounds, the Indian calendar is full of various festivals and is famous for its elaborate and colourful fairs. Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India, held every year between October and November, this festival is also known as the festival of lights, the reason it is known as this is because over a million lamps light up houses, streets and temples all around India. Holi is one of the most colourful festivals held in March, the festival is home to people throwing all different coloured powders, this festival is to celebrate the victory of good over evil.
Goa is famous for its clear pristine beaches, 90% of all tourism in Goa happens only for its beautiful beaches. Some of the main beaches to visit in Goa are Anjuna beach, home to one of the biggest flea markets, Benaulim beach which is known for its fishing, Palolem beach which is a wonderful beach that is covered with palm trees and soft sand, this beach is great for back packers to visit.
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Date Created: 14/07/2016