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Top 6 places to visit in India – Discover the wonder of magical India!

India is a melting pot of culture and traditions, with a rich history that dates back to thousands of years. Endless discoveries await you in the sub-continent, but if you are pressed for time make sure to visit these amazing places.

1

Varanasi

One of the longest inhabited cities in the world and one of the most spiritual. The holy city is also known as 'Moksha' holds religious significance for Hindus. The city lies near the banks of the Ganges, the holy river which is over 6000 years old. People flock here to pay homage to gods, to pay farewell to the dead and take a dip in the waters to purify their souls. Immerse in the amazing spirituality of the city and explore vibrant streets bursting with life and colour.

2

Kashmir

Nicknamed as 'Heaven on Earth' the beauty of the state will capture you forever. Surrounded by the imposing Himalayas the beautiful lakes, green meadows, gardens, flowering fields and fruit orchards it cannot be far from heaven. Buy some of the exquisite traditional arts and crafts of Kashmir while exploring this beauty.

3

Agra

Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal, the symbol of eternal love and the heart of Mughal architecture in India. Other amazing sites to explore while there include the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Discover mouth-watering Mughal cuisine and the many lively markets teeming with marble handicrafts. Get adventurous and go off the tourist trail and explore the winding alleyways of this ancient city filled with beautiful architecture and temples.

4

Leh- Ladakh

If you want a different pace and atmosphere journey to this region and be engulfed in peace and serenity. The land is capped with snow-white mountains, baby blue glacial lakes, Buddhist monasteries and picturesque valleys. Some of the most scenic and highest hiking trails can be found here such as the Zanskar River, which is a frozen river and the Nubra Valley. Visit Hemis Monastery to listen to the chants of the lamas and immerse in the spirituality of the land. The beauty of the Pangong Lake and peace that surrounds this magical place is once in a lifetime experience.

5

Mahabalipuram

This coastal town is on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake and is a World Heritage Site. The town is home to the ruins of the ancient Pallava Kingdom. Explore the rock-hewn temples, monuments and the intricate architecture of this ruling dynasty. If you are planning to stay at an accommodation option that offers a relaxing family stay in Chennai, there are lavish accommodation options the likes of Somerset Greenways Chennai.to choose from.

6

Jaipur

The glorious 'pink city' is the capital of Rajasthan and evokes the grand splendour of the Rajput kings of India. Explore the uniquely grid-style streets and the collonaded palaces. The green courtyards, art, architecture, museums and the imposing Amar Fort will enthral you with the magic of Jaipur.