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Taj Mahal, Agra, IndiaFrom the breathtaking views of the Himalayas to the huge monuments around Delhi and Agra, the beauty of India stays with you forever. With a travel to India you will experience an array of colors and picturesque images, pristine backwaters and rich wildlife... The land where the old and the new blend. India is home to myriad landscapes, mystical spirituality, wealthy cultural heritage, brilliant flora and fauna, diverse cuisines, motley and exotic cultures, and outstanding ancient architecture that has stood the test of time. With its clamor and diversity, sensual overload and convoluted cosmologies, India is the most elaborate and rewarding dramas unfolding on earth, and you'll easily develop an enduring intense emotion for it.

India lies in South Asia at 21°N latitude 78°E longitude and consists of 28 states and 7 union territories. It shares its border with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Myanmar and to Sri Lanka through the Palk Strait. The huge Arabian Sea lies to its west and the majestic Bay of Bengal is to its east. The topography of the country is a unique combination in itself with mountain ranges in the north & northeast, desert area in the north-west, plains in the east and plateaus in the west. India has a very pleasant climate round the year and hence it is a good grab for travelers visiting the country anytime.

India has a remarkable history of French, Portuguese, Mogul and British invasions to the country. It has witnessed both glory and doom in the war-torn years of the past. Nevertheless, today, India shines brightly on the world map in all respects of politics, industrialization, education, as well as terrorism.

New Delhi, the capital of India, is a hub of all the political activities in the country. With the grandeur of the city's places of tourist interest and the warm and loving nature of the people, this city hugs you with loads of affection. New Delhi has an aura of nostalgia that doesn't fail to remind you of the pre-independence India. You can visit places like India Gate, Parliament House, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and many more and fill your time by shopping at Connaught Place, Palika Bazaar and Khan Market.

Even though New Delhi is the capital of India, the city that grabs the attention of tourists is Mumbai – a city always on the move. Mumbai has innumerable options of travelling, fun, shopping & eating and once you are in this city, you feel that the day never ends and the night never falls over here. You can enjoy yourself at places like Essel World, Juhu Chowpati, Gateway of India, Rani Baug, the shrine of Hajji Ali Baba, etc. and shop till you drop at the famous markets at the Mohammed Ali Road, Gandhi Market, Queen's Road and many other small markets where you will find everything in shopping. One more thing...when in Mumbai, don't forget to relish the famous street food like 'Golgappas', 'Bhelpuri' and 'Pav-Bhaji' at the 'Chaat Street'. One can bet you will never forget the unique flavors of India.

A trip to India is a memorable experience for every visitor. The snow-clad mountain ranges in Jammu & Kashmir and in Shimla, Manali and Darjeeling refresh the soul. The green and yellow fields of Punjab and the famous 'Golden Temple of Amritsar are a must watch for every visitor. The magnificent and immensely beautiful Taj Mahal – the epitome of true & undying love and one of the wonders of the world – is one place that you can never afford to miss. The majestic temples of Benaras situated on the banks of river Ganges, known for its holy water, religious importance and colorful festivals, call visitors from far-off to witness the sanctity of this place. The northeastern hilly regions are famous for their tea plantations and the tribal life of the locals. Take a trip to see high peaks of the Himalayas or consider a tiger safari in one of the wildlife sanctuaries where this rare but beautiful big cat still roams.

South India is a place showered with a unique natural beauty. The beautiful blue seashores, the lazy-breezy beaches lined with coconut trees and innumerable tourist spots – you find them all over here. The place is famous for its divine offering of the 'Kerala body massage', which is renowned for curing a number of deathly ailments. Tamil Nadu in Southern India is blessed with an array of fascinating destinations and tourist spots, which ensures that a trip to this southern Indian odyssey is always an enchanting experience. The opulent temples, serene hill stations, tranquil beaches and vibrant Tamilian culture beckons tourists from all over the world.

Gujarat on the western frontiers of India is a land of unique topography. The beaches of the Arabian Sea and the dry arid beauty of Rann of Kutch are the assets of its natural beauty. The fervor of festivity runs high in Gujarati. Home of the “Sabarmati Ke Sant”. Gujarat beckons with its exotic beaches, vibrant culture and zesty festivals in India.

India is renowned for its curry dishes and highly-spiced food the sheer variety of local cuisines means that every day provides you with an opportunity to discover exotic and mouth-watering recipes. Visiting India is definitely a boon for those who wish to satisfy their culinary desires. Indian cuisine, which is a rich blend of authentic spices, is broadly divided into two types – North-Indian cuisine with specialties like 'Punjabi', 'Bihari', 'Rajasthani' and 'Gujrati' delicacies and the South-Indian cuisine which consists of 'Idlis', 'Dosas', 'Uttapans', 'Rasam', etc. No doubt, millions across the globe for its authenticity and variety love Indian cuisine.

There are so many more places to visit in India like Kolkata, Bangalore, Ooty, Hyderabad, Mount Abu and the list would go endless. Every place has a unique offering for tourists. For a glorious mix of Indian culture and historic influences, Goa has it all. With sandy beaches, superb sunshine records and colorful markets, it is truly a picturesque resort.

When visiting Bangalore, India do not miss the Bandipur National Park, BR Hills Sanctuary, Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Dandeli Sanctuary and Cauvery Wildlife, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Dubare Elephant Camp and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

India has international airport terminals in all the major cities and metros. The hospitality offered by the tourism industry is unmatched, declaring the slogan of 'Atithi Devo Bhava', which means 'Guests are like God'. Luxury hotels are available at comparatively lower prices, thus tourists can have a comfortable yet affordable stay.

Come to this land of magic and mystery and dwell in the beauty of the rich heritage offered by the country. You will be more than satisfied in India and will certainly have a longing to come again!


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