In most cases, India is said to be a continent, rather than a country. It stretches from the freezing summits of the Himalayas, as you head down to the tropical green fields of Kerala. It has expansive borders that encompass an excellent range of landscapes, people, and culture. When you walk the streets of Indian streets, you will rub shoulders with people of different faiths. In India, you can encounter temple traditions and rituals performed since the ancient times of the Egyptian Pharaohs. There are onion-shaped mosques set up centuries before the Taj Mahal.
To a larger extent, where to visit in India depends on your interests or experiences of traveling in Asia. The plains of the Northern India are dusty and dry. On the other hand, there is a lot of life along the lush green hills and valleys of Southern India. If you are a timid traveler, then the best option is to go for an escorted tour. If you join a large group, you will travel on the main roads in a couch, and stay in modern business hotels. There are also large forts ready with Western-style facilities.
You can also tour India with private cars, with the driver letting you set the pace. Whichever method you choose, here are notable places worth your visit;
Taj Mahal in Agra is one of the seven wonders of the world. The famous Mughal Emperor built it in memory of his wife. His wife, Mumtaz Mahal died in 1631 after giving birth to his 14th child. While she was dying, she urged Shah to build a mausoleum for her memory, that would be more beautiful than any that the world had ever seen. In 1962, construction begun, aimed at constructing of the biggest and greatest monument in her memory.
Varanasi is arguably one of the most holy cities in India. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims make a tour to the temples and take a bath in the Ganges River to ignite religious merit. You can take a boat ride and head down to see scores of people entering these waters with the aim of purifying themselves. There is a backdrop of incredible temples and ancient buildings. In Varanasi, there is a record 2,000 temples and shrines including the holiest one of Vishvanatha.
Goa is located in Mandovi River between the Arabia Sea and the Western Ghats. It is a large stretch of magnificent palm-lined beaches making the location one of India’s hot spots. Goa boasts of incredible Portuguese architecture in its Plazas and cathedrals. The surrounding is decorated with luxurious old estates including the famous Braganza Place.