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Best Romantic Experiences in India

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India beckons travellers with incredible experiences, and for the couples there is a lot on offer. From the icon of love-Taj to romantic houseboat tours on backwaters, India presents some loving romantic experiences that makes your vacation one that you shall never forget. Be it boat rides, stay at royal suites or special dinner dates, India offers some memorable romantic experiences.

When thinking of an unforgettable time, here are some of the best experiences in India.

Taj Mahal in its eternal beauty

Couple in Taj Mahal

Houseboat Cruise on Kerala Backwaters

Houseboat ride on Kerala backwaters

Houseboat cruise on backwaters

Couple Ayurveda Massage

Ayurveda massage

Shikara ride on Lake Pichola

Couple Ayurveda massage

Royal stay at Heritage Hotels of Rajasthan

Royal stay at heritage hotels of Rajasthan

Luxury Train Tour

Relaxing at Beach Resort

Yatch ride on the high seas

Toy Train Ride to the hills

Stay amid lush tea estates

Pray at Ancient Churches of Goa

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Wildlife safaris & stay in luxury resorts

Repeating wedding vows

Wedding at Umaid Bhavan Palace


Rajasthan Tourism: Exotic Architecture, Incredible Sights, Royal Pleasures and More

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Tucked in the north-western part of India, Rajasthan, symbolizes the country’s opulence and grandeur from the bygone days. An integral part of India's famous Golden Triangle Tour circuit, Rajasthan beckons with its incredible charms. The land of Maharajas boasts a rich history, cultural heritage, kaleidoscopic festivals, folk music, traditional art & crafts, delectable cuisine, religious sites, magnificent forts and beautiful havelis. The state’s representative melodic tune, ‘Padharo mhare des’, beckons the spirit of a traveler to blend with its magnificence and charm.

Amer Fort

Rajasthan tours is considered to be the essence of exploring India. Without exploring its amazing places, things to do and experiences, any India tour remains incomplete. When planning a Rajasthan trip itinerary, here is all that you need to know.

Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Forts:

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, and Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur, Bhangarh Fort, Anupgarh Fort, Bala Quila, Badnore Fort, Barmer Fort, Bhatner Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Dev Giri Fort, Gagron Fort, Hill Fort Kesroli, Gugor Fort, Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer, Jaigarh Fort, Jalore Fort, Jhalawar Fort, Juna Fort, Junagarh Fort, Khejarla Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Lohagarh Fort, Taragarh Fort, Neemrana Fort

Palaces

Rambagh Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, City Palace Udaipur, Alwar City Palace, Garh Palace, Bhamashah ki Haveli, Bhanwar Vilas Palace, City Palace Karauli, City Palace Jaipur, City Palace Dholpur, Jal Mahal, Juna Mahal, Lalgarh Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Maan Mahal, Moti Mahal

Lakes

Lake Pichola

Anand Sagar Lake, Anasagar Lake, Balsamand Lake, Diablab Lake, Doodh Talai Lake, Gadisar Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Kaylana Lake, Gaib Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Lake Jait Sagar, Lake Foy Sagar, Pichola Lake, Sambhar Lake, Pushkar Lake, Udaisagar Lake, Nakki Lake, Man Sagar Lake

Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks

Jeep safari in Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park, Desert National Sanctuary, Sariska National Park, Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Abu Sanctuary, National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary

Museums: Ahar Archaeological Museum, Ajmer Government Museum, Albert Hall Museum, Alwar Government Museum, Amer Archaeological Museum, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Maharao Madho Singh Museum, Government Museum Jaisalmer, Dolls Museum, Prachina Museum, Fateh Prakash Palace MuseumThings to Do in Rajasthan

Attend the Pushkar Camel Fair

Pushkar Fair

Go for a Thar Desert Safari

Thar Desert Safari

Visit Ranthambore National Park

Enjoy folk music and dance

Rajasthani Folk Music

Enjoy local Rajasthani Cuisine

Rajasthani cuisine

The royal heritage and the geographic features of Rajasthan have influenced the cuisine of the region. Traditional food items like Dal-Baati-Churma and Bikaneri Bhujia are appreciated by foodies across the globe. Popular dishes of Rajasthan also include Kabuli Pulao, Laal Maas, Mohan Mass, Panchkuta/Ker Sangri, Pittod Ki Sabji, Besan Gatta Sabji, Ker-Dakh Sabji, Lacha Pakori, Govind Gatte, Bajra Roti, Lahsun Ki Chatni, Mogor Ki Sabji, and Haldi Ki Sabji. Some of the must-try sweets are Balushahi, Ghevar, Alwar Ka Mawa, and Gujia.

Shopping at local bazaars in Rajasthan

Shopping in Rajasthan

Shopping in Rajasthan is one of the much loved activities for travellers in the city. The bright bustling markets tempt with handmade items that preserve their heritage and clebrated their skilled craftsmanship. The most popular bargains are Jewelry and gemstones, Paintings, Carpets, Pottery, Puppets and stuffed toys, Fabric, Metalwork, Spices, Jodhpuri juttis, Sweets

Watch a puppet show

How to Reach Rajasthan

By Air: There are seven airports in Rajasthan, which connect the state to major Indian cities and foreign countries. There are direct flights from destinations all over India.

By Rail: Rajasthan is well-connected by rail. Luxury trains in India cover Rajasthan in their journeys. Superfast trains like Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express run through the state.    

By Road: There about 20 national highways passing through the state. A four-lane highway, NH-8 connects from Delhi.


Best National Parks for Bird Watching in India

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India is a bird watching haven. The lush jungles are home to all species of the animal kingdom including birds of colourful shades. The vast country is a habitat to birds including migratory ones flying in from far parts of the world.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo National Park)

Binsar National Park

Kaziranga National Park

 


Must-Try Experiences in Jaipur

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We are nothing without our past, and in India it is the same. The golden yesteryears are a source of some incredible tourism moments in the country. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, the royal Rajputana is one among the must-visit places in India. A point on the Golden Triangle circuit, the "Pink City" is a city that has preserved its past.

To learn more about the glorious history, culture, traditions and hospitality, here is a list of the must-try experiences in Jaipur.

City Palace Tour

City Palace in Jaipur

The City Palace is still the dwelling of the former royalty H.H Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur. This Palace still has an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons.

Early Morning Visit to the Amer Fort

Amer Fort

The Amber Fort is located 11 km away from Jaipur. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur. The Fort is an excellent illustration of Rajput architecture, impressively situated on a hillside facing a lake, which reflects its walkways and walls.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa MahalHawa Mahal (Palace of winds): Constructed by Maharaja Sawaj Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is one of the Jaipur’s main landmarks, the front of the Mahal has pink windows and latticework screens. This mahal was initially constructed for the ladies of the imperial household to watch the ordinary life and parades of the city.

Heritage Walking tour of Jaipur

A walk through the colourful and vibrant bazaars of the Pink city of Jaipur. The walk starts at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) , which is one of Jaipur’s most famous and photographed landmarks, and ends at the Tripolia Gate, one of the entry points to the Jaipur City Palace.  On this fascinating walk  mingle and talk with the locals whilst sampling some of the regions culinary delights, like Pakoras, Aloo Tikki, Samosa and local sweets from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors. Observe local artisans in their workshops, Jewellers and Silversmiths, Gold painters and Bangle making experts.

Cooking Class at Ikaki Niwas Homestay

A journey to India can never be complete without a culinary experience with a local family. This is an opportunity to learn about the secret home recipes and the culture of Rajasthan, while cooking and eating either Lunch or Dinner at the Ikaki Niwas Homestay.  The hostesses Mrs. Devika Rathore and Ms. Chandrika Rathore deliver the cooking sessions , where you learn about spices and participate in the preparation of the meal and then sit down to lunch or dinner with your hosts, learning about Indian lifestyle, as well as cuisines.

Jantar Mantar- UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jantar Mantar

Built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Jantar Mantar appears to be an inquisitive collection of sculptures but in fact each construction has a detailed purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths, and calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial which is 27 meter tall gnomon. The shadow this casts moves up to 4 meters an hour.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Experience Jaipur  from a Hot Air Ballon on this unforgettable 1 hour  Balloon flight.  You will drift slowly over the historical forts and hidden palaces nestled amongst the countryside on Jaipur's outskirts, watch the sun rise and enjoy a unique view of traditional Rajasthani life. Don't forget to exchange smiles & waves with the friendly villagers below!

Evening at Chokhi Dhani

Jaipur cultural programs

Taste Rajasthani Delicacy in Jaipur

Rajasthani food inJaipur

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal


Top Experiences to Try in Agra

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Soak in the beauty of the Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Agra Food Trail

Agra food

Heritage Walk in Agra

Explore Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri

Light and Sound Show at Agra Fort after walking through the Mughal wonder

Agra Fort

Savor the flavors of Mughlai cuisine

 

Visit the Shilpgram for the arts & crafts

Boat Ride in Yamuna River

Boat Ride in Yamuna River