The Indian subcontinent is home to numerous attractions and a rich cultural diversity replete with anachronistic lifestyle. The attractions that stretch beyond Indian borders extend through Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. In the northern part of the country, the foothills and valleys of the great Himalayas cover most of this corridor. Besides the Himalayas, the other places of interest in the north include the cities of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Srinagar. The shining city of Jaipur in Rajasthan was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II. Tourists will be charmed by the city’s rich parade of royal Rajput heritage that is expressed through magnificent palaces and imposing forts. Visitors will also find the hospitality of the people here, particularly enticing. Luxury Hideaways organises tailor made holidays for tourists who are looking to explore India.
Agra is the home of Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Standing pretty in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a very popular tourist destination. This land of the palaces is also home to many architectural spectacles, including elaborately decorated mausoleums and temples. The other attraction in Agra is the famous heritage of the Mughal Dynasty. Srinagar is literally known as the “Paradise on Earth”. The city is idyllically located on the river banks of River Jhelum and the beautiful Kashmir valley. The main attractions in Srinagar include the Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, Dal Lake and Shankaracharya temple. In the city of Delhi, the main allure includes; India gate, the National Zoological Park and the Garden of Five Senses.
In the eastern side of Delhi, you can follow River Ganges as it snakes across some of the most densely populated regions of India up until it reaches the “Holy City” of Varanasi. On the east of India is the charming city of Kolkata also known as the city of joy and the capital of the last century British Raj. Ever since this western Bengal city was created in 1960, it has grown in leaps and bound; something that has seen it become one of India’s main tourist destinations. The main attractions in Kolkata include the Rabindra Sarovar Lake, the serene Prinse Ghat, Hangseswari temple and the city’s numerous amusement parks and museums. To the west of India is Mumbai and Pune. Mumbai or Bombay is a city consisting of 7 islands. This city has a rich past spanning from the time of Emperor Ashoka to the Portuguese conquest and the British rule.
Bangalore is a popular destination for tourists and business travellers in the southern part of India. This blog post covers the best places to visit in Bangalore. The Paul Bangalore offers luxury accommodation to travellers who are visiting Bangalore.