Things to do in India

The number of things you can do and the experiences you can have in India are uncountable. There are thousands of things that can be done within a small region in India.

 

We have listed the mojor things to do in India which are a must for getting a feel of real India. Move away from the usual hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries. Though they are great to visit, there is so much more to be explored in this fascinating land.

 

India Tour Packages

 

1. Taj Mahal - The Epitome of Love

When listing the things one must do in India, you can’t leave Taj Mahal out. Built in the 17th century, this white marble monument attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. It is the epitome of love as the world knows it. While a visit to Taj Mahal at any time of the day is exciting, consider visiting it during night, preferably on a full moon night. The charges are a little higher for night visits, but it is worth the experience.

2. Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi - City Walk

In the 17th century, the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, made his capital in the area that broadly covers present-day Old Delhi—he called it Shahjahanabad. Today, it is one of the city’s most crowded, chaotic. and captivating areas, with a bamboozling orchestra of sights, smells, and sounds. This walk takes you through the rambunctious bazaars and historic shrines around Old Delhi’s main strip, Chandni Chowk.

3. Elephant Ride - At Amber Fort, Jaipur

One of the highlights of a visit to the stunning Amer Fort is the chance to ride an elephant up the hill to the main entrance. These wonderful animals are painted with traditional designs and almost effortlessly transport visitors up the steep slope to the fort. The Amber Fort elephant ride is fantastic experience but visitors must arrive early.

4. Old Havelis - Open Art Gallery of Rajasthan

Shekhawati has earned the sobriquet "open art gallery of Rajasthan" as the region has the largest concentration of frescos in the world. Situated in northeastern Rajasthan, Shekhawati is a semi-arid historical region rich in culture and history.

5. Karni Mata Temple - Rats Worshipped

At Karni Mata temple in Rajasthan, rats aren't shooed away — they're worshipped. Thousands of the rodents scurry across the temple's checkerboard floors, getting tangled in each other's tails and fighting for access to huge saucers of milk. Far from being regarded as vermin, the rats are venerated as the holy descendants of Karni Mata, who was worshipped as an incarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga during the 15th century.

6. Visit Indian Desert - Night stay in Sand Dunes

Visit SAM or KHURI SAND DUNES for brief Camel safari & a typical Rajasthani Desert Village. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes. Stay overnight at the SWISS TENT CAMP.

7. Most Romantic - Visit Udaipur

The natural setting of the place is actually perfect to justify the “Most Romantic” epithet that has been bestowed on the city. The shimmering tranquil lakes, the majestic hills, the flora, the fauna in the hilly forested areas and the colorful markets add magic and offer a romantic destination, par excellence.

8. Pushkar Camel Fair - Greatest Tribal Gathering

The dramatic collage of diversified pictures of Pushkar mirrors the vibrancy for which this gracious state of Rajasthan is lionized. And the sprawling annual festivities of Pushkar Camel Fair take its horizons to one another level. Portraying the marvelous cocktail of wonderful art and architecture from the bygone era, the Pushkar Fair creates a stir among the travelers with its awe-inspiring celebrations good enough to make everyone wide eyed.

9. Keoladeo Ghana - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

In the nesting season the sound of birds can be so loud as to drown out human conversation! And the buzz of insects pervades the air, always. Grass grows out from the still waters of the many wetlands, together with lotus, duckweed, water fern and sedge – food for countless living things such as frogs, snails, mosquitoes, dragonflies, fish, water snakes and birds that collectively conspire to make the Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, a World Heritage and Ramsar Site.

10.Khajuraho - Temple of Love

The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Only about 20 temples remain; they fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions – Hinduism and Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The Temple of Kandariya is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art.

11.Holy River Ganges - Varanasi Ghats

Talking of spirituality, you just cannot leave the beautiful Varanasi out. While here, consider taking a walk from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Assi Ghat. The Dashashwamedh Ghat remains crowded most times of the day. In fact, watching the religious ceremony which happens every evening at 7 is a must have experience. As you walk from Dashashwamedh to Assi, you come across several small ghats, where people are seen revering the Ganges.

12.Fairs & Festivals - Experience the Cultural Events

India is worldly known as a land vibrant celebration; one can see the culture and life of India during the celebrations of various fair and festivals, celebrated with high sprit in each and every town in India. By and large the flow of festivals continues through out the year in India. There are noble cause and meaningful identity behind each fair and festival, based upon rituals, traditions, legends, monsoon, history, while many express devotion to the deities of different religions.

13.Both Gaya - Enlighten your life too

As Gautama sat in deep meditation, Mara, Lord of Illusion, perceiving that his power was about to be broken, rushed to distract him from his purpose. The Bodhisattva touched the earth, calling it to bear witness the countless lifetimes of virtue that had led him to this place of enlightenment. "Bodh Gaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. It is a place which should be visited or seen by a person of devotion and which would cause awareness and apprehension of the nature of impermanence".

14.Hemis Festival - Witness the Colors of Ladakh

Come summers, and the place comes alive with the Hemis Festival. Hemis Monastery is one of the oldest and the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh. In summers, it plays host to a 2 day festival, which sees traditional dances, and beautiful paintings being drawn by the villagers. The sound of drums, cymbals and trumpets which echo off the Himalayas is a treat for the ears.

15.Kerala Backwaters - Stay in House Boat

The backwaters of Kerala are unique and unlike anything else in the world. In essence, the backwaters are a network of lakes, canals, estuaries and deltas of 44 rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The backwaters of Kerala are a self supporting eco-system teeming with aquatic life. The canals connect the villages together and are still used for local transport. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine water world is navigable.

16.Snake Boat Race - Backwater Special Events

Backwaters host many special events during August to September. The electrifying races by carved wooden boats set the backwaters on fire. Traditional fishing Kumarakom Boat races are held in connection with Onam, the harvest festival in August/September. Scores of long snake boats and other smaller crafts participate in these events. The largest team sport in the world, the snake boat races are preceded by colourful water parades. Usually a snake boat is manned by four helmsmen, 25 singers and 100 - 125 oarsmen who row in unison to the fast rhythm of thevanchipattu (song of the boatman). Thousands of people crowd the water's edge to cheer the huge black crafts as they slice through the waters to a spectacular finish.

17.Kalaripayattu Martial Art - Live Performance

Kalaripayattu the martial art form of Kerala is regarded as the oldest and most scientific of its kind in the world, dating back more than 2000 years and said to be the forerunner of popularly known Chinese martial arts, as the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma took this knowledge from India to China.

18.Trek to Valley of Flowers - Can you believe it

Valley of Flowers is a fairy-land situated high in the Himalayas of the Uttaranchal, at an altitude of 3,600 meters above sea-level, protected by snowy mountains. Unknown to humans, for centuries this enchanting valley lay frozen during the colder months, and burst into its youthful beauty every year, as the snow melted with the advent of summer. Every year, the valley was splashed with color as it bloomed with hundreds of kinds of flowers, taking on various shades of colors as months progressed. Finally one day, nature condescended to bless humans with this heavenly sight.

Prime Time (May to Oct)

Valley of Flower - Trek Tour


19.Beaches of Goa - Its relaxing in leisure

There might be no better place in the world to be lazy than on one of Goa’s spectacular beaches. With palm-tree groves on one side of the white sands and gently lapping waves on the other, the best of the beaches live up to your image of a tropical paradise. Whether time is of the essence or you’ve weeks (or even months) to spend in Goa, locating the perfect beach is the secret to making the best of your stay.

20.Meenakshi Temple - 33,000 Sculptures

The enormous temple complex is dedicated to Shiva, known here as Sundareshvara and his consort Parvati or Meenakshi. The original temple was built by Kulasekara Pandya, but the entire credit for making the temple as splendid as it is today goes to the Nayaks. The temple dates back to 1623 CE and is an architectural masterpiece, with an estimated number of 33,000 sculptures.

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