The beauty and splendor of architecture, the experience of a new and exciting culture, delicious and diverse cuisine and wonderful wildlife. It all sounds like the perfect vacation, doesn’t it?
If you’re looking for a new, out-of-the-ordinary experience, it’s best to go to new places where you really feel you’re embracing a new culture. We really recommend you to choose India, specifically for this reason. This beautiful country feeds the curious hearts of tourists who have a lust for wandering and discovering new places.
The Golden Triangle
You may have heard about the Golden Triangle in reference to India, but let’s get one thing straight: the Golden Triangle is a must when visiting India. The name refers to the three most visited cities in India in the northwest – Delhi, Accra, Jaipur. The road between these three cities is one of the most important tourist routes, filled with spectacular sights.
India’s capital, Delhi, is a true contrast between old and new, from its turbulent past to its booming present and future. It hosts a great variety of fascinating historical monuments as well as modern-day symbols such as the India Gate and the Parliament House. Jaipur has some of the best bazaars in the whole Asia, a busy city nicknamed the “Pink City” because of the color of its buildings. Anyone arriving in this city should visit the Amber Fort on the outskirts of the city.
One of the eight most wonders of the world, a trip to the Taj Mahal, the largest white marble mausoleum in the world, is mandatory when visiting India. Built in Accra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan on the anniversary of his third and favorite wife, who died during the birth of their 14th child. This iconic building is a true symbol of eternal love and romance.
Considered one of the world’s most upscale architectural antiques, up to 28 different gemstones have been used to adorn the Taj Mahal — making it more than just an architectural gem, but an unprecedented painting. The best time to visit is early in the morning, or in the evening. At these times both amateur and professional photographers gather here to capture the most spectacular images of the Taj Mahal.
There are a lot of impressive tourist attractions in the city of Accra, and not only the Taj Mahal. Perhaps the most important of them is the Agra Fort, made of sandstone and marble. Stretching along 2.5 km from the Yamuna River, it has been built as a military fortress by Emperor Akbar. It was rebuilt by Shah Jahan, who spent his last years under house arrest by his son, Aurangzeb.
This magnificent landmark has a marble terrace, where Shah Jahan spent his last days close to his late wife, as this castle overlooks the Taj Mahal. The walls include a number of stunning structures, such as the Pearl Mosque, and many hidden rooms. Visiting this castle is a great experience to learn about the great heritage of the Mughals in India.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore is one of the most famous parks in India, and is famous for its many Bengal tigers. The Project Tiger, formerly a hunting ground, is now one of the most famous conservation projects in India. It was launched to protect the decline of tiger populations throughout India. With only nine tigers in its care at the time the project was started, and with the help of tiger protection plans across the country, India now hosts an amazing 70% of the world’s tiger population. It should be noted that the conservation of tigers in India is more than stopping a species from going extinct — tigers play a very important role in the health and diversity of the ecosystem.
The Ranthambore Park offers more than a chance to see the tigers up close — it is a true glimpse inside India’s wildlife.