INDIA TRAVEL GUIDE
Welcome to India, The Land Of Divine!
Acquaint yourself with the mysteries of nature and allow your soul to mingle with the beauty, zest and magnificence of the country.
Delve in the soul of India and attain an eye-opening spiritual awareness that will transform your life. Following are just few of the hot destinations of India that are hailed as most-sought after places:-
Below is a selection of ten of India's most notable cities. Other cities can be found under their specific regions.
Delhi — the capital of India and the heart of Northern India.
Bangalore — The garden city, once the sleepy home of pensioners now transformed into the city of pubs, technology and companies.
Hyderabad — The City of Pearls.
Chennai (formerly Madras) — main port in Southern India, cradle of Carnatic Music and Bharatanatyam, home of the famous Marina beach, Automobile Capital of India and a fast emerging IT hub.
Jaipur — the Pink City is a major exhibit of the Hindu Rajput culture of medieval Northern India.
Kochi (formerly Cochin) — the Queen of Arabian Sea, historically, a centre of international trade, now the gateway to the sandy beaches and backwaters.
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) — the cultural capital of India, Kolkata is home to numerous colonial buildings. It is known as The City of Joy.
Mumbai (formerly 'Bombay) — the financial capital of India, "Bollywood" (Indian Hindi Film Industry) hub.
Shimla — the former summer capital of British India located in the Himalayan foothills with a large legacy of Victorian architecture.
Varanasi — considered the most sacred Hindu city, located on the banks of the Ganges, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of the world.
India has many outstanding landmarks and areas of outstanding beauty. Below is a list of nine of the most notable:
Bodh Gaya — the place where the Buddha Sakyamuni attained enlightenment.
Ellora/Ajanta — spectacular rock-cut cave monasteries and temples, holy place for the Buddhists,Jains and Hindus.
Goa — an east-west mix, beaches and syncretic culture.
Golden Temple — Sikh holy site located in Amritsar.
Hampi — the awesome ruins of the empire of Vijayanagara.
Khajuraho — famed for its erotic sculptures.
Konark — Sun Temple, unique example of Kalingan Architecture, an UNESCO World Heritage.
Lake Palace — the Lake Palace of Octopussy fame, located in Udaipur.
Meenakshi Temple — a spectacular Hindu temple in Madurai.
Taj Mahal — the incomparable marble tomb in Agra.