India is a treasure trove for those who are bold enough to plunge headfirst into the experience. From cultural diversity to wild life to cuisine to shopping to the amazingly hospitable people, there is just so much that you can gain from a holiday that is spent here. But because of how massive this country is, it can become somewhat challenging for you to actually cover the entire place in a week or a few days which is why knowing some of the most beautiful cities here can help you decide where you would like to go to.
Jaipur or the Pink City
Jaipur derives its nickname from the beautiful pink painted buildings that have stood there starting in 1876. This painting was apparently done to welcome the Prince of Wales and the Queen Victoria to the city according to history. Jaipur is the biggest city in the state of Rajasthan that forms the famous Golden Triangle when combined with Delhi and Agra.
While you are here you can also do some wildlife holidays in India at the Rathambore National Park and more. Jaipur is a city that will leave you enchanted for sure without any doubt. You can also visit places like the city palace, amber palace, hawa mahal, jantar mantar observatory, nahargarh fort, jhalana leopard conservation reserve, water valley, jal mahal, albert hall museum, chour ghati and the famous jaigarh fort.
Varanasi is a beautiful, historical and city of spirituality that lies in the northern region of India. The very first settlements here date back to the 11th century BC and it therefore is considered to be one of the oldest places in the world that was inhabited. This is also a rather scared place for Hindus and Jains alike and it also brings together a diverse array of vendors, businessmen, sadhus or holy men, priests, families that come to worship as well as pilgrims. The setting of the river against some of the most architecturally stunning temples that you will see where devotion overflows from the souls of all who come there, is something you will never forget.
Established as India’s most liveable city in the surveys that were conducted, it was also known as the pensioner’s paradise as well as the garden city of India. This is mostly due to the large greenery filled spaces that are scattered throughout the city. Even though the modern developments that have happened in the recent years mean that the amount of greenery in the city has seen a reduction, it still features enough of it to make this one of the prettiest cities in the country. The city is also dubbed the Silicon Valley of India as it happens to be an industrial centre.
Delhi – the modern living
Delhi as the capital of India is bustling all the time. It is also however, so much more than just that. This is a hotpot of a creative hub that has a large metropolis as its arena where there are a plethora of arts and cultural activities that you can enjoy. You can enjoy the best nightlife here along with some amazing dining opportunities and there are some stunning vistas of ancient temples that make for some of the best sightseeing opportunities in the city.