India offers such a magical experience that one can only described it as the ultimate sensory experience. The country offers amazing colours, sounds and the exquisite tastes that is exclusive to this part of the world. Be awed by India’s juxtaposition between ancient cultures and sleek modernity which seamlessly transport visitors from one world to the next and back again. India is an ever-changing cultural Mecca that offers unending pleasure. Here are the 8 spectacular reasons to travel, visit and explore India for your next holiday.
The Taj Mahal
One of the most magnificent monuments ever constructed in the world. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, completely befallen with grief after his beloved wife died, decreed the monument built in honour of her memory and also serves as her eternal tomb.
The Lake Palace
Once used as a place of worship to the Sun God because of its position facing east, this former palace is now one of the most luxurious hotels in India, and has attracted stars of the silver screen and well known political figures.
The Red Fort
Another remnant of Emperor Shah Jahan’s rule which once served as his palace fort, The Red Fort now stands as a landmark within Delhi. In recent times it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and on India’s Independence Day every year the national Flag will be raised at the site follow by the President’s speech.
The Holy Ganges River of Varanasi
Touted the holiest city in all the land, Varanasi is a must stop on any trip to India. There are a total of 87 ghats (river front steps) leading down into the Ganges which is said to be the most sacred river in all of India. It is also believed to have self-purifying qualities.
The Palace of the Winds
This honeycomb window structure was built at the turn of the century by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and was used as a point for the ladies of the house to observe the outside without being seen. Is it best viewed during the early hours of sunrise.
The Exotic Dances
Indian dance has long had its historical significance, even dating back to times preceding BC. There are 8 recognised traditional dance forms in India, and to feast your eyes on a performance is truly magical.
The outdoor markets and spice vendors impart the experiences of gracious cultural warmth and awesome beauty combined. Cumin, Cardamon, Coriander, or Fenugreek, take home some of these aromatic spices back to your own kitchen and create a dish that will enlighten all the senses.
Among the various cuisines in India, the world-class vegetarian gourmet food is some of the best imaginable. All of the flavours of India astound the senses and invigorate one’s enthusiasm for fine cuisine. Even the street food is interesting and delicious.
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