Things to do in India
No visit to India would be complete without first going to the Taj Mahal. This beautiful, white domed mausoleum is known as the "crown of palaces" and took 21 years to complete. You can't help but be awestruck when entering this gorgeous edifice. Delhi is nearby the Taj Mahal and has many historic ruins that travelers will want to checkout.
When planning your India travel during the winter months, make a trip to Gangtok when the Khecheopalri Lake is frozen. It is absolutely stunning, with the trees blanketed in thick white snow and the lights shining off the lake. The lake and surrounding land is considered sacred and wish-fulfilling.
Varanasi is another must-see location. It is considered the holy city and people come there to receive water from the Ganges River. Bombay is another city that has a lot of exciting attractions that you won’t want to miss. It is a modern city that is known for business and many business travelers land up there.
Indian-born travel agent Pallavi Shah has more than 20 years of experience organizing customized trips to her home country.
You go through a dusty warren of streets and arrive at the massive ramparts and stone walls. In the 17th century, the citadel was able to stave off the Moghul armies for months. The fort towers over a granite hill and is protected by massive gates with iron spikes to obstruct war elephants.
Built during the 1560s in honor of India’s second Moghul emperor, this magnificent monument is perhaps Delhi’s most awe-inspiring sight. Its architecture—with red sandstone arches and slender minarets topped by a soaring white marble dome—was, famously, the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.
The Museum: Who knew that toilet artifacts date back to 2500 B.C.?This museum displays those primitive relics and details the evolution of toilets across the globe. But the museum’s not just for laughs: founder Dr.
Best for: Giant Malabar squirrels, (wild) elephants, guar (giant bison), bird life
Super-boutique Samsaara stocks more than 65 designer labels, irresistible to everyone from Bollywood stars Preeti Jhangiani to Katrina Kaif.
A swap-meet-style market for spices and people-watching.
In Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, this gallery space allows a respite from the city's frenzy. Come to talk about art or microchips.
Love the jangling bangles you see on the wrists of every sari-clad lady in the capital?
The center is run by master textile painter J. Niranjan Shetty.
The city’s highest-priced retail district is initially unassuming: a warren of narrow lanes lined with drab old functional blocks, some of which appear to be on the verge of collapse. Step inside the shops, however, and you’ll find style incarnate.