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Ten Different Things You Can Do When Visiting India

Feb 11, 2008
India happens to offer a whole range of activities for foreigners who are considering taking a vacation somewhere in Asia. You will be able to find a lot of things to see and do that are distinctly Indian. You see, they happen to host several religions and multiple cultures that will keep you wondering every time, and if you want to find out more about Bollywood, then here's your chance.

1.) Kolkata

Previously, this city was named Calcutta where one will find fabulous colonial buildings that will transport seem to transport you to another place and time. The place abounds with cultural samples of all that is Indian. It is also known as the City of Joy.

2.) Bangalore

This is another notable city which used to be home to pensioners. Now, this place has become populated with pubs and technological companies. These companies show advances in industrialization in the area, which used to be a place of slow leisure.

3.) Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is found in Agra and named as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Who can forget the story of the ruler who loved his wife so much that he built this building to keep her happy? And to actually see what this ruler built would make one gasp in awe at its majestic architecture. Imagine people during that time coming up with such structures despite the lack of modern equipment.

4.) Goa

This landmark happens to be a destination of a mixture of cultures where east meets west. Check out this place for great buys in an urbanized city which offers a whole gamut of merchandise. If you want to take a dip in a beach, then you will want to check out this place so you can cool off after a day's drive to other beautiful sites and landmarks.

5.) Bodh Gaya

Many times, people will only have literature to hold on to stories of our religion and culture. But at Bodh Gaya, one can find the place Indians believe is where Buddha Sakyamuni gained enlightenment. Buddha happens to be one of India's most revered gods on which Buddhism has come about.

6.) Hampi

It is always a pleasure to see the ruins of a building that have withstood the test of time, and Hampi happens to be the very place. This was where the center of the Vijayanagara Empire was once seated. You will find here the ruins of that empire, proof of its existence in India where it once flourished and ruled the land.

7.) Meenakshi Temple

We know Hinduism is one of the major religions of India. We know how churches of other religions look like, but ever wondered how a Hindu temple could be different from other temples? Wonder no more as this spectacular temple is open to all visitors in Madurai, India.

8.) Ellora

This place is also called Ajanta. It is popularly known as a holy place specifically for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. What makes this place extra special is that these are cave monasteries and temples that have been shaped and cut by rocks to its form.

9.) National Parks

India has no less than 20 national parks one could visit while there. There are three in Karnataka, two each in Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, and Rajasthan. There's one each in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujurat and Andman and Nicobar.

10.) Indian Cuisine

India is popular for its spicy foods because of their love for using chili in their meals. You will hear of kebab, kofta, Tandoori chicken, sarson da saag, and many more. In addition, wheat products abound in the place where roti (Indian bread) and other bread varieties like chapatti, paratha, naan and puri can be eaten with gusto.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/india to view or share India travel videos.
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