Amazing things to see in India
There are an impressive 32 world Heritage sights in India recognized by UNESCO making India a thriving destination on the map, as well as its blend of spirituality, sounds and smells. Find yourself exploring world famous sights and discovering hidden gems, India invites the opportunity to experience the local lifestyle through its bustling medieval trade markets and everyday traditions. Read on to find out some of our amazing things to see in India for the curious explorer.
The Taj Mahal is a magnificent building, made entirely from white marble, the exquisite symmetry mirrored by the reflecting pool that runs down the center of its gardens adds to its striking appearance. The true beauty is held in the details of the Taj Mahal from the intricate carvings and calligraphic verses from the Koran that grace the main mausoleum.
Ghats on River Ganges
The Ghats are areas in holy riverside cities such as Varanasi and Haridwar with steps that reach down the Ganges. Most often you will see locals using the Ghats for bathing and performing puja and cremation.
Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site, just a kilometer upstream from the Taj Mahal. Known as the walled city, the Agra Fort is the imperial city of the Mughal ruler. Its fairy-tale-like exterior with sandstone walls is a truly once in a lifetime sight to experience when in India. Inside you will get to explore majestic palaces, halls and mosques enveloped with lush landscaped gardens.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is home to a large variety of wildlife for an exotic intrepid safari. From the famous diurnal tigers, striped hyenas, sloth bears and leopards to a host of marsh crocs reptiles including the snub nosed marsh crocodiles, north Indian flap shelled turtles, Indian pythons and Cobras.
Become a local in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is where you will find the local life, from buzzing markets selling handmade shoes, leather satchels and items of jewelley. You’ll find cows and camels aimlessly wandering the streets of Jaisalmer. The true wonder of Jaisalmer is the dominating skyline from the Thar Desert. It’s highly rated to hail down a camel for a romantic ride as the sunset colours the sky a golden orange that reflects beautifully on the sandstone architecture of Jaisalmer.
Discover the lost treasure in Buddhist culture at the Ajanta Caves, which were unknown for more than 1,000 years except to wild animals around the land. The 29 impressive caves showcase heritage unlike no other, with carvings and paintings.
See the Elephants at Elefantastic Farm
This unique farm offers a fresh and authentic approach to meeting elephants in a more personal manner. Spend your day introducing yourself to the friendly elephants as well as a chance to stroke; feed and shower play with them. If you’re feeling arty you can partake in a crafts session in which you use natural colours to paint the elephant, a safe and friendly way to get to know your new friend! Once you’ve got to know the elephants you can take a short ride atop the elephant through the elephant.
Happy Valley Tea Estate
The Happy Valley Tea Estate is one of the highest tea plantations in the world and the views simply speak for themselves. The best time to head here will be at morning where you can see the workers picking the leaves, a guided tour will allow you to see the manufacturing process.
Enjoy a quiet spot on the white sands of Agonda Beach in Goa. The beach is enveloped with tropical verdant and views of the hills and forests. This idyllic beach is the perfect place for a quiet and secluded beach experience in India.