India is a land of sheer beauty, wide spanning culture and tradition, and has some of the finest cuisine known to man. If you have never been before, it is something that you need to do. Whether you have been to India before or are planning on going to tick items off your bucket list, there are places you might not be aware of. There may be some that are overly familiar to you but have never experienced it in person. If you are tired of your usual city breaks, here are some places you need to see to make sure you have experienced the wonder that is India.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Andaman and Nicobar islands are located in the Bay of Bengal. There are approximately 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests.
Things to do while you are there are underwater activities like scuba diving and snorkelling. There are many sites there to help you do this, so if you want to see the coral reefs and marine life like sharks and various rays, you can see them up close and personal.
The Taj Mahal, Agra
If you haven’t seen it in person, you haven’t lived. Officially the Seventh Wonder of the World, the Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor. It was built to house the tomb of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Never has a mausoleum looked so awe inspiring, and the surrounding areas aren’t too bad either! Take a walk in the majestic 300 metre garden containing numerous trees and fountains. Or examine the sublime and intricate architecture of the exterior decorations. Certainly one not to miss.
Qutub Minar, New Delhi
Constructed after 1199 AD, the Minar is made of bricks which has intricate iron carvings and verses from the Koran etched onto it. The Minar is made out of several superposed flanged and cylindrical shafts, separated by balconies. The storeys are made of red sandstone and marble and sandstone. At the base of the tower is the Quwwat ul Islam Mosque, one of the earliest surviving mosques in the subcontinent of India. India has some of the most wonderful pieces of architecture in the world, and this is truly one of them.
A natural bay surrounded by headlands on either sides, Palolem is the most southerly of Goa’s developed beaches. It is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches too. If you are looking for a calm place to indulge in tranquility, you cannot go far wrong by staring at a calm sea on a beautiful warm and sandy beach. In addition to the peace and quiet, if you are looking for a thriving nightlife to balance out the calmness of your day, there are lots of cheap restaurants and good hotels. Palolem is the place to be if you are looking for the holiday package with like minded people!