India, a land epitomized by its bountiful diversity, gives you hundreds of reasons to plan your next vacation soon. With unblemished mountain getaways flanking its corridors in the north; fairytale castles (dominating unending desert dunes) welcoming you to the west; rare one-horned rhinos and dense rainforests showcasing a land vastly unexplored and untouched in the far-east; and yes, turquoise waters, chiming temples and white sandy beaches beckoning you to its southernmost tip…. Need you really ask for more?
The geographic riches, commercial hubs, manmade architectural wonders and a treasure trove of festivals, culture, art forms and a lot more make this sub-continent serve an exotic entrée. Spiritual, colorful, vibrant and delicious are just some of the many adjectives that best describe India–a thriving tourist destination for high end travelers and backpackers alike. So, if you are one of those for whom money is no great concern, then gear up to experience its mélange of many offerings. Improved travel options, world-class hotels, benchmarked amities and best cuisines await you in India, which is far more appealing today than ever before.
These amazing destinations take you beyond metros and help you savor India’s finest.
Timeless Romantic Moments at Taj Mahal
Easily the most iconic monument of this nation, Taj Mahal is a must see for one and all. Situated close to the nation’s capital, it’s makes the prospect of visiting Agra all the more attractive. Lounge in the royal ambience of one of the finest hotels in the country, relive the opulence of the past and steep your senses in the marbled beauty and lush landscapes of The Taj-which dominates this historic city in more ways than one. This symbol of eternal love is best viewed on a full moon night and is indeed a sight to behold. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Taj Mahal attracts lovers, art enthusiasts, architect enthusiasts and photographers too-indeed; it’s a true symbol of the unique architectural skills of the Mughals!(image by Nathan Jones)
Tropical Backwaters in Kerala
Situated in the southern precincts of India, Kerala is oft referred to as “God’s own Country” and is a popular vacation spot for luxury travelers looking for peace and tranquility on crystalline beaches and tucked away places by the sea. The intricate maze of backwaters promise a rejuvenating trip: well -equipped houseboats, Ayurvedic spa treatments, delectable sea fare and regional cuisines and more await you here. Whether you desire to experience the many riches offered by the City of Kochi or would like to steep your senses in the delights of tropical rainforests in the Western Ghats, tea plantations of Munnar or the beaches of Alleppey -there is a lot to do and see here!
Andaman & Nicobar Islands-Seclusion Personified
The right mix of adventure, amazing beaches and stunning marine life-that’s Andaman & Nicobar Islands for you. The waters of Bay of Bengal separate this sparsely populated group of islands from India and transform the same into a lovely honeymoon spot for people looking for luxurious moments of tranquil peace. Scuba diving, snorkeling, thriving marine ecosystems and some rare coral reefs; this and a lot more are in store for you here. (image by Lois Bridenback)
The largeness of India cannot be explored on a single trip……just keep coming back for more!
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