India is an awesome place to visit, to travel, to discover, to learn, to eat and to make friends with the varied local population. You get to see and experience more variety per square kilometre than any other place on earth; languages, cuisines, dressing norms, colours and geographical topography change as you travel every few kilometres! It is the seventh largest country in the world and one needs to understand it a little bit to better prepare to enjoy incredible India.
A typical visit to India lasts about 2-3 weeks. And in this time frame, it is impossible to see the entire country. We divide India into various parts to make it easier to visit;
A. North India.
B. South India.
C. East India.
D. West India.
E. Central India.
For a first-time visitor planning to visit India, we suggest beginning with North India for the simple reason that you have arguably one of the finest monuments in the world in North India at Agra, the famed Taj Mahal!
In this article we talk about 7 of the most important “Must Visit” places of North India. In subsequent articles, we would be talking about the other parts of this magnificent country!
To visit North India, you can essentially start with the famed royal state of Rajasthan with its forts and palaces, the state of Uttar Pradesh with the Taj Mahal and the Himalayan state of Kashmir with Ladakh and the magnificent Buddhist monasteries and fantastic high altitude lakes and lunar landscapes.
7 of the most awesome visits and must-dos in North India
1. Taj Mahal
Undoubtedly one of the finest monuments ever built at the end of the Middle Ages, the brilliant representation of love for his wife ever constructed in marble is a must visit in your lifetime! You must visit the Taj Mahal to see the perfect harmony of architectural beauty.
2. Lake Palace
If you are visiting the princely state of Rajasthan, spending two nights at a marvellous palace and experiencing the life of Royalty is a must. And the best place where you can experience this is the Lake Palace in Udaipur. This palace built for the pleasure of a Maharaja or a King is situated in the middle of a beautiful lake in the romantic city of Udaipur surrounded by hills.
3. Jaipur Balloon ride
Jaipur is the pink city capital of the state of Rajasthan with two UNESCO world heritage sites. And there is no better way to experience the city than flying over it in a hot air balloon. It is an experience that will live with you forever.
4. Ranthambore Forest
If you are a wildlife lover and you are coming to the state of Rajasthan, look no further than the wildlife reserve forest of Ranthambore where you can see hundreds of wild animals roaming freely in the wild. With some luck and patience, you can also see the Royal Bengal Tiger, one of the finest specimens of wildcat which is a highly endangered species.
5. Pangong Lake
Nestled at a mindboggling height of 4500 metres is a magnificent blue lake that is 135 kilometres long by the name of Pangong Tso in the higher Himalayas in the Buddhist land of Ladakh. Having a camping night along this Blue Lake is an outstanding experience. If you are seeking true adventure, this is going to be one of the most memorable moments in your life.
6. Marwari Horse rides
If you love horses, then you must try and ride a well trained Marwari horse. Marwari horses are typical of Rajasthan. They are the Ferrari of horses and you would love this experience of having a horse riding safari over several days visiting and staying in the desert palaces and camps.
7. Qutb Minar, Delhi
New Delhi is the city that you would be landing in. There are several important visits in New Delhi. The most important visit of New Delhi being that of Qutb Minar, a UNESCO world heritage site. Qutb Minar is an archaeological site dating back nearly one thousand years and is the turning point in India in terms of history, architecture, religion and culture. India started changing from that moment. This is a must visit.
To get visas for India, it is a simple process of applying online.
Further details in this regard may be checked on the e-Tourist Visa