Top Places to see in India Backpacking diaries
Through my travels in India, I have come across towering forts, and myriad lakes. Sparkling jewel studded palaces, each seem to outdo one another. It is tough to pick and call a certain place ‘better than another. Here is my humble attempt.
Unarguably the Taj Mahal tops each list. The most majestic of the royal and heritage sites of India, this gigantic and flawless white marble beauty sits in its grandeur, speaking volumes of eternal love.
Maximum city madness is what awaits you in the largest city in the world. The queen’s necklace by twilight, the crazy crowds in bazaars and a silhouette of downtown Bombay across a setting sun horizon, is like an amazing slap on the face. For those who land in Mumbai, you are about to be wow-slapped into India!
The Kama Sutra sculptures
1,000 year old erotic stone sculptures etched in the walls of temples across Khajuraho, these orgy scenes are sure to leave you gaping mouthed.
Golden Temple, Amritsar
Golden Temple is to Sikhs, as Haj is to Muslims; the journey of a lifetime lived. Here. You will find people deep in prayer, some praying for hope and others for redemption. In this gorgeous golden temple, worship takes an elegant pose, and prayers it seems reach heaven.
The 800 year old, 99 bastions of Jaisalmer Fort are a wondrous structure, housing a quarter of the city’s population. Encasing hundreds of temples and people still living in havelis (traditional, lavish residences); Jaisalmer Fort a thriving centre of live history.
Hundreds and thousands more places deserve a mention, and browse t The many colours of India await you to discover them. One thing I can say with some surety; you are in for the trip of a lifetime!