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Places to Visit on Your First Trip to India

India is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It is filled with regions and destinations that are spectacular for those who want to immerse themselves in different cultures. It is therefore beneficial if you can do plenty of research on some of the most attractive sites and regions before arriving in India. Purchasing a guidebook will prove to be an invaluable resource to you and will help you pick the regions you want to travel to best make use of your time in India. You can also check out popular sites such as Lonely Planet Guide or other handbooks that are put out by well-known publishers.

Plan Out A Flexible Itinerary

India is a large country so you will have to spend a couple of weeks traveling if you are to enjoy most of the country’s beauty and varied cultures and diversity. However, it is important to keep in mind that the infrastructure in most parts of India is not of the best quality. So you must be flexible in terms of making alterations in your itinerary if the need arises as your trip progresses. For example, you can take private tours Kerala to visit certain cities in the south, but due to road blocks or construction, you may have to revise the route and visit the coastal areas in the south instead.

Visiting the Taj Mahal

An immense mausoleum of white marble, one of the 7 Wonders of the World and is one the most popular attractions in India. It is a site that you must visit if you are sightseeing in India, of course. It is located in the northern part of India, relatively close to Delhi. It is a beautiful, symmetrical building with a wonderful history behind it and is a popular tourist destination for this reason. Due to its popularity, it is likely to be very crowded almost any time you visit. You can visit on any day except on Fridays.

Forts and Monuments in Jaipur

Another popular destination is the north western region of India called Jaipur, which is popular for its beautiful architecture including the Amber Fort and the City Palace to name a few. Try to keep about 2 or 3 days to visit this area to fully immerse in the rich culture and vibrant city and its people. Jaipur is often called “Pink City” as most of the buildings in the city are shades of pink and red.

Goa and Its Beaches

Goa is located in the southwest coast of India and is yet another popular destination for its beaches and relaxed atmosphere. Make sure to plan your trip well as this region is fairly distant from the northern parts of India of Agra and Jaipur. The typical summers are usually the rainy or monsoon season in India so keep in mind that it may not always be sunny as you expect. However, the southern regions such as Chennai in Tamil Nadu are pleasant to visit during the summer as the rains are mild.

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