For those who love to travel and experience different cultures, there is good news for you. As Covid becomes less dangerous thanks to vaccinations, a lot of countries are again opening up their borders for tourism. India is included in that list and just a few days back. It announced that it will once again allow tourists to visit India. if they are vaccinated.
So, if you enjoy Indian culture, and like to travel then this might be the best time to visit. As there will be fewer fellow tourists to contend with. With and the locals will be more appreciative of visitors. After the long hiatus. As for where to go, the list is long and every place in that list is worth visiting. But we have selected five places for you, which you must see if you are ever in India.
Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur
This imposing fortress on a 123-meter-high rock overlooks the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. To which it is connected by a five-kilometer-long road. Construction began as early as the 15th century. And the structure that is still preserved today dates from. The period of Maharajas Jaswant Singh (17th century). The fortress is still privately owned by the descendants today, and the Princely Family even lived in it until 1943. There are three distinct areas in the fortress plateau. The palace in the northwest, a large terrace east of the palace. And the heavily fortified port in the south.
Jantar Mantar in Jaipur
Jaipur was the new capital in the 18th century. The Jantar Mantar observatory in the royal “City Palace” is a monument from this period. Jantar Mantar houses 14 buildings designed according to astronomical aspects. These are used, for example, to measure time. Predict eclipses. Observe the orbits of the planets. Determine astronomical altitude and declination and create ephemeris. The most imposing building is the Samrat Jantar. A sundial with a height of 27 meters. Which can show the time to about 2 seconds. The complex, restored in 1901. Has been a National Monument of India since 1948. And on the famous UNESCO World Heritage List since 2010. Other attractions in this area: Ram Niwas Park, Amber Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal (Water Palace) and many others.
Nicknamed “Manchester of India”, Ahmedabad is a city buzzing with life. It is a city of colors, of art, of culture. A mix of history and modernism. It caters to people from all walks of life. Whether you are a fan of art and literature or historical sights. Ahmedabad has all for you and more. The city holds many major works of famed writer Rabindranath Tagore. And as for historical sights. You can visit Dada Harir Stepwell or Hutheesing Jain temple and experience Islamic. Hindu and Jain architectural beauty. Moreover, the city’s annual festival of Navratri is also a great way to experience Indian culture and style of celebration.
“The Golden City” Jaisalmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan. With a remarkable fortress palace and several temples stands on a ridge with yellowish sandstone. In the middle of the Thar desert, Jaisalmer presents itself with finely shaped houses and temples. The sandstone buildings glitter like gold in the sun – a fantastic sight. In the narrow streets with tall buildings on both sides. Whose bay windows and balconies protrude over the streets. Visitors will find enough shade. Also, of interest are the so-called Havelis. The former residential and commercial buildings of the wealthy. Traders and the temples of the Jains.
Backwaters in Kerala
This extensive network of waterways between Kochi and Kollam includes 29 larger lakes. 44 rivers and 1,500 kilometers of canals. Some of which were artificially created. Today, due to the high population density. The backwaters are a human-shaped ecosystem. With coconut and rubber plants instead of wet forests and mangroves. There are quite different opinions about the predicate. “worth seeing” among the holidaymakers who have been there. Because the man-made environmental problems in the bakery cannot be overlooked.