Top 5 places in India

Making of list of top 5 places in India to visit is not that easy. India is a huge and diverse country with so many beautiful and historical places to see. We tried our best and after much debate this is the list of our favorite top 5 places in India...

1. Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal India

You may accuse us of being biased but this is the obvious choice as this wonder white marble monument is among the first thing in most of travellers to India's list of things to see.

2. Goa

Goa beach

Not many of you would disagree... Goa offers best of Indian beaches studded with great beach side shacks and clubs, mixed with relaxed local lifestyle, delicious variety of food and drinks.

Goa is also renowed for its world heritage sites - Bom Jesus Basilica and churches and convents of old Goa.

East meets west in goa with Goa-Portugese style architecture and lifestyle, it's easy to go but so hard to leave this place.

3. The Golden Temple, Amritsar

The Golgen temple at Amritsar

Amritsar meaning "holy pool of nectar" derives its name from the pool around the Golden Temple which is believed to have healing powers.

Amritsar is one of major cities of Punjab, it is the spiritual centre of Sikhs and is home to Harmandir sahib( meaning "temple of God"), also known as the Golden Temple.

People from all walks of life and of all religions come to the Golden Temple to worship.

The Golden Temple was founded by the fouth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das and completed by his son, Guru Arjan Dev.
The famed golden dome was added later by Maharaja Ranjit Singh between 1803-1830.

4. Haridwar

The Ganga at Haridwar

Haridwar meaning "gateway to God" is one of oldest living places in the world. It is located in foothills of the mighty himalayas and is one of holiest places in India.

It is the first town where the holy river Ganga emerges after flowing for 253 kms from its source at Gaumukh at the Gangotri glacier.

One can't help but be drawn in to the intense spirituality and faith that this place generates.

5. Shimla


Shimla, the "queen of hills", is a famous summer holiday station that used to be the summer capital of the British Indian Empire.

It is now the capital of mountain state of India, Himachal pradesh. Shimla is surrounded by snow capped himalayan peaks and green pastures.

Shimla is famous for its heritage buildings, reminding one of the colonial era.

Shimla is connected to Kalka by a heritage narrow gauge mountain train track which has 103 tunnels on route.

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Recently I had a chance to visit Udaipur in Rajastan, it was one of the memorable trips of my life. Udaipur is known as the city of lakes(and grand …

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