1 – Indian food
The Indian cuisine has no match! No other country can offer such a wide range delectable as India. Part of a reason for that typical Indian food is not really a thing; from Bengal’s mishti doi to Rajasthan’s daal baati churma, apart from the familiar favorites of malai kofta, chicken tikka masala, palak paneer and tandoori butter naan, which cannot be found in their customary gravies in any place other than India.
2 – Seventh wonder of the world
Still standing in all its grandeur, Taj Mahal, India is one of the best places to visit in India and the most historically significant Mughal architectural marvels. It is made of white marble by Shah Jahan in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal, his wife and is seen as a jewel of Islamic art in a predominantly Hindu nation. As if to display the swathe Islamic architecture, Taj Mahal combines designs from all corners of the whole Empire including Persian, Islamic, Indian and Ottoman Turkish styles. It was built by an astonishing number of 22,000 laborers, stonecutters, painters and embroidery artists and took 17 years to complete.
The changing color hues of the Taj Mahal at different times of a day is perfectly symbolic of Mumtaz’s moods. In the morning it takes on a pinkish hue, a milky white in the evenings and at night it becomes Golden when the moonlight illuminates it at night. You must not miss it on your trip to India.
3 – The Delhi Madness
Being the capital city of India, Delhi is revered as the heart of India. It is enriched with heritage and culture. It is developing everyday with Delhi Metro plays host to very famous historical monuments.
The cultural vestiges of the impact of the British, the ancient Indian and the Mughal can still be seen in Delhi’s culture. It is divided into Purani Dilli or Old Delhi and Nayi Dilli or New Delhi. Both are popular for their culture, leafy parks and lavish Hindu temples.
4 – The Wagah border ceremony
The Wagah Border Ceremony is also called the Beating Retreat Ceremony that started in 1959 upon being agreed by both the governments of India and Pakistan. This military practice is carried out by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers. The ceremony is symbolic of the combination of rivalry and cooperation between these two nations. Upon the setting of the sun, the Iron Gate opens, the Indian and Pakistan flags are lowered simultaneously; then folded. The end of the ceremony involves a retreat, a brusque handshake between both country’s soldiers and then by the closing of the Iron Gate.
5 – You can stay in a palace
Like a Mughal king, one can avail the life of an Indian Palace because now, many of them have been converted into ravishing hotels.
A few of them are:
Raj Palace Hotel, Jai Mahal Palace, Rambagh Palace, Samode Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Bal Samand Lake Palace, Ajit Bhawan, Fort Chanwa Luni.
6 – The wildlife is incredible
Notable national parks include Pench, Kanha, Ranthambore and Bandhavgarh. India prides itself for a wide range of animals that are native to it. From Indochinese tigers and leopards to Asiatic lions, snow and clouded leopards and numerous Deer species, India’s rich wildlife is sustainably preserved in 500+ wildlife sanctuaries, 120+ national parks and 18 Bio-reserves across the country.
7 – Traditional Indian art
The beautiful Indian arts consists of art forms like pottery, sculptures, visual arts, paintings and textile arts. Indian art is characteristic of a strong sense of design that are evident in its traditional forms. There have been cultural influences over Indian art from religions of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism. The prevailing artistic fashion at all times has been shared by these major religions.
8 – There are wonderful railway journeys
Travelling India by train compares with nothing. It is a wonder eliciting experience that is coupled with nervous anticipation and exhilaration at the same time and in equal measure. An obvious highlight is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway that has been recognized as a Unesco World Heritage site. This ride winds breezily the narrow Darjeeling streets. And there are many more still.