Also known as the “Pink City”, Jaipur is renowned for its stunning forts, magnificent monuments, art & culture and lip-smacking cuisine. Travellers can enjoy the city’s splendour and savour some famous Rajasthani delicacies including daal baati, lal maas, ghewar etc. In addition to this, travellers can also attend popular events such as the Jaipur Literature Festival and the kite festival among others.
With a blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, beautiful beaches, pristine water, breath-taking landscapes and lively nightlife, Goa is definitely India’s pocket-sized paradise. Travellers can experience the beautiful Portuguese colonial architecture and heritage in churches, forts and stunning cathedrals and savour Goa’s local dishes at numerous shacks and restaurants. Indulge in various sports activities like paragliding, jet skiing, snorkelling etc. or just laze around on some of the most beautiful beaches including Palolem, Ashwem, Morjim, Agonda and Mandrem. If you happen to be there in December, don’t miss out on the music festivals and year-end parties.
3. New Delhi
Known as the “heart of the nation”, New Delhi is immersed in rich culture and heritage while overflowing with modern life. The capital city of India is like a country in itself where travellers can enjoy magnificent Mughal minarets, splendid colonial-era buildings, thriving culture and dig into mouth-watering cuisines and street foods. Don’t miss walking around the busiest streets of Old Delhi that still carry an old world charm and relish lip-smacking food along with shopping for various handicraft items and jewellery.
Located in the lap of the great Himalayas with picturesque views of snow-capped peaks, hippie vibes and delectable hilly cuisine, Manali is one of the most versatile tourist destinations in the country. Known as the “queen of hills”, this little gem is great for adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking, skiing and sightseeing attractions like Hadimba Temple and Buddhist Monasteries.
Flanked by the gorgeous Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, is a significant commercial and industrial hub for Kerala. Known as the “queen of Arabian Sea”, this city has been an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India since the 14th century. Travellers can immerse themselves in soaking up the beautiful backwaters experience, the beautiful beaches, the first church in India – St. Francis Church, the hexagonal shaped Pallipuram Fort and the European township enriched with Dutch, Portuguese and Jewish heritage.