The country of India is the seventh largest country in the world. Rich in history, wildlife, culture and incredible scenery, this beautiful country has a lot to offer for any tourist looking to travel here. With over 10 Million foreign tourists visiting India last year, this vast and dynamic country has become one of the Worlds top destinations to travel to. Due to the sheer size and amount of incredible things to see and do, it can be difficult to narrow down a list of adventures. To make things easier, below are some recommendations on places to explore on a tour of India.
This vibrant, diverse and sometimes chaotic city with a population greater than Australia has many attractions to see. You will be surrounded by stunning architecture, consuming wonderful food that will leave you wanting more and find yourself fully immersed into Indian culture from day one. The Red Fort, Humayun´s Tomb and Qutb Minar complex are a few of many fantastic attractions to visit. Depending on how much time you have to spend in New Delhi, there are plenty more top historical sites to visit.
The Taj Mahal
After New Delhi, head down to Agra, where more beautiful sights await you. As one of the modern wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, is a must see when you visit India. This mausoleum of white marble, surrounded by reflecting pools and lush gardens will take your breath away with its beauty and make you appreciate the craftmanship gone in to creating such a magnificent building.
As well as huge vibrant cities, India holds an abundance of wildlife ranging from elephants to tigers. Escape the chaos by heading further south into fabulous nature. The Kanha National Park is one of the top wildlife reserves in the whole of Asia. This stunning park is also home to a major population of Tigers, which gives you a good chance of seeing these rare and incredible cats in their natural habitat. India is the ideal location for any traveler who loves nature, the mountains, jungle, desert and oceans that provide the perfect home for the array of wildlife situated here.
Head back up to Jaipur where yet another intriguing city awaits. Less populated than New Delhi, Jaipur offers a combination of ancient heritage mixed with modern day civilisation. As well as beautiful architecture, there are museums, galleries and traditional Indian shops offering handcrafts and antique shops to wander around. Among the highly recommended sights are the Hathroi Fort, City Palace and Hawa Mahal. Again, depending on how much time you have will dictate how much you will be able to see. You certainly will not run out of things to see or do that is for sure!
India is a truly beautiful country, with an almost unlimited amount of fascinating moments to capture, it may take multiple trips or a long trip to really absorb all that this country has to offer. This tour of India is simply a snippet of what it has to offer.