People always seem to talk about travelling to the natural hotspots of India – but there is so much more to this subcontinent that its geographical beauty. India lives and breathes in its cultural heartland and there is much to experience from it.
Understanding the real nation will become a lot easier once you take a trip to the cities we will list in your blog. These are the places that are breathing, heaving, sweating, bustling – just like the heart inside us.
But if you want to know a nation, you must listen to the rhythm that beats within! Now let’s take a look at our top picks that will help you see the real India.
1.Agra in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh is in many ways right in the centre of the Indian heartland. Sharing its border with the National Capital Region, this state is known for its importance in deciding the political landscape of the country.
And what can anyone say about Agra? The erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire is known for its magnificent forts and monuments – and most of all for being home to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
Visiting the mausoleum on a full moon night with your India group tour is an experience that will rival any natural landscape you will find. Getting to Agra is easy and you could take a train ride from New Delhi to reach in around 2 hours!
2.Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh
Located in the very heart of UP itself, Lucknow is the princely capital of the Awadhi Nawabs. Filled with street shops that serve delectable Mughlai cuisine, the city is also home to fabulous monuments like the Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, and Rumi Darwaza.
Part of the UP heritage arc along with Agra, and Benaras, which is also hailed the oldest city in the country, visiting Lucknow is a real experience compared to any other.
In fact, visiting this city will give you a breathing look into the heartland of this wonderful nation.
3.Jaipur in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is one of the western most states in the country and shares its border with the neighbouring country Pakistan. Jaipur is the capital of this state, and is known for its pink color scheme – which gives it the name Pink City.
Part of the erstwhile kingdom of Amer, this city is home to majestic forts, havelis, and a Rajputi culture that dates back centuries. From understanding the code of conduct of these valiant warriors in history, to trying out their cuisine, there is a lot to experience here.
Getting flights to and from Jaipur is easy enough since it is the capital and you can also travel to nearby locations like Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, and Birla Mandir. And these are just a few – the lanes of Jaipur have stories of long lost times waiting to be discovered.
Make a visit with Kolkata travel agencies during your next vacation!