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Taj Mahal, Agra: When you are in India, you should not miss visiting the Taj Mahal. It is one of the seven wonders of the world and a symbol of love created by Shahjahan in fond memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Best time to visit Agra is from October until February. There are ample markets around Tajmahal where you can buy locally made stuff. There are a variety of high-end and moderate accommodations are available in Agra. You have a choice to enjoy street food and dhabas, as well as authentic cuisines, available in high-end restaurants.

Jaipur, Rajasthan: Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is known as the Pink City and famous for its jewelry, handicrafts, and leather items. If you want to buy Jaipuri authentic stuff, Johri Bazaar is best for shopping jewelry, clothes, and Jaipuri Juttis. Some of the must visit places in Jaipur are: Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), The Amer Fort, City Palace,  Nahargarh Fort are some of other must visit Forts. If you want to have a good experience of Jaipur, we recommend you to spend minimum two days.

Udaipur, Rajasthan: Yet another beautiful destination in Rajasthan, Udaipur is known as the City of Lakes. With magnificent palaces and lakes in its kitty, Udaipur lures a number of visitors every year. City Palace and Lake Palace are famous attractions worth visiting in Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh Fort has the second highest wall after Great Wall of China. Minimum four days are required to explore the place owing to its long distances.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: often called a Golden City, due to the vast deserts it hosts. The Golden Fort of Rajasthan or the Jaisalmer fort gives a magical look because of golden and yellow mixed sandstones and its 99 turrets. The Bada Bagh , Gadisar lake, Thar heritage museum and Sam sand dunes or Desert Safari are also of interest. Night Safari is a must experience in Jaisalmer. Don’t miss sand dunes there while taking precautions to visit deserts. Best time to visit Jaisalmer is between October till mid-February.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan: is home to Majestic Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India and is a major attraction of Jodhpur. It also is known as the Sun City, and blue city where rooftops of all houses are painted in blue and view from Mehrangarh fort, which is 400 feet above the city is just breathtaking. Also, one must plan to visit Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Rao Jodha Desert rock park, Mandore gardens, Balsamand and Kailana lakes.

Gujarat: is a beautiful destination in itself. Rann Utsav with White Rann demands minimum one day stay. Traditional dances, mehndi, local performances sweep you away from your worries. You will love white Rann! It looks like a snow ground and provides brilliant view during a full moon. Mandvi beach is nice and clear. Your itinerary should also include a visit to Vijay Vilas Palace to see the contemporary palace of India. It’s marvelous! Best time to attend Rann Utsav is December till January.

Goa: The beautiful state of Goa is famous for its beaches, temples, and the world heritage architectures.  There are several serene and cleaner beaches along the coastlines of Arabian Sea. Nightlife in Goa is fascinating. There are many interstreing restaurants, bars, and clubs all over the coastline of Goa. There are many five star properties in South Goa whereas North Goa is home to Vagator, Anjuna, Calangute, Sinquerim Beaches. The adventure enthusiasts enjoy water sports activities such as Scuba diving, wind surfing, water skiing in North Goa. The lesser known beaches of North Goa such as Candolim, Arambol, and Manrem beaches are perfect for bonfire party with music and friends. The flea market in Goa is known for a variety of casual clothing and cotton type linen available at a reasonable price.

Kashmir  is said to be heaven on Earth. Every season in Kashmir has its own beauty and worth visiting any time of the year. During the Spring, the whole Kashmir blossoms with flowers. Winters are beautiful with snow clad mountains and icy Dall Lake. Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Kashmir are must visit.

Leh Ladakh is another beautiful destination which one must visit while in India. Its beautiful landscapes, magnetic hills, splendid lakes and nature mesmerize and refreshes your senses. Leh Ladakh is a destination where you would find the Lake, the confluence of rivers, hills, sand dunes, Stupa, monasteries, Khardung La peak is the highest motorable road in the world,  hot water streams, Museums. When visiting Leh Ladakh, one needs to rest in the hotel room for 48 hours to adjust the body according to the high altitude and oxygen levels. Your planning should be thorough while visiting as there is so much to do that cannot be completed even in 7 days.

Sikkim  is a state in North-East housing beautiful hill stations. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, has Tsango lake which provides spectacular views amongst snow clad mountains. Nathula Pass is at an altitude where breathing can be a problem due to low oxygen levels owing to its high altitudes. People with asthma or heart problems should avoid going there. Kindly study precautions before going there. Government permits are required to visit Nathula Pass and Tsongo lake. There are many monasteries in Gangtok. Kallinpong, Lacheng, and Lachung are other beautiful hill stations that one can travel while in Sikkim. Shopping at Gangtok can be done at MG road to buy Tibetan clothes and artwork.

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