To mark the 72th anniversary of Indian independence, here are a few good excuses for a visit. The food Perhaps no other country can offer the range of cuisine that India does. There’s no such thing as typical Indian food; from Kerala to Kolkata there’s a smorgasbord of fabulous regional dishes to be discovered, beyond

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Places to Visit in Agra  15. Soami Bagh 10 km north of Agra, Saomi Bagh is the headquarters of the Radhasaomi Faith. The construction of the samadhi began in 1905 by the third Sat Guru and is still under construction as every marble block has been funded and put in its place by Satsangis and

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  See the best of India on this 2-day private tour of Jaipur from Delhi. Get an up-close look at extravagant 18th-century architecture, historic forts, temples and palatial complexes. Learn about the early maharajas and the differences between Hindu-Rajput and Islamic-Mughal architecture from your guide as you tour Amber Fort and Jal Mahal. Private transportation,

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Delhi 1: Location is everything Low-built Delhi sprawls, and encompasses many fascinating areas from Raj-era Connaught Place, the commercial centre, to the crammed markets of Old Delhi; and from funky enclave Hauz Khas to the elegant bungalows of New Delhi. There are many places to stay, and many neighbourhoods to explore, but somehow most tourists

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Fatehpur Sikri – History Sikri an extension of the upper Vindhyan ranges is situated on the bank of a large natural lake, which has now mostly dried up. It is a pre-historic site and, with abundant water, forest and raw material, it was ideal for primitive man’s habitation. Rock shelters with paintings exist on the

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Agra Fort, built by the successive contribution of three Mughal generations – Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan – still fascinates the entire world with its majestic glory. The fort stared its journey in the days of Akbar under the supervision of Mohammed Quasim Khan, his commander-in-chief. Originally planned to build an invincible military structure by

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The thought of travelling India alone can seem scary at first. I’ve been living and travelling all over the country for four years now, and the funny thing is, it doesn’t ever get easier. Of the 36 countries I’ve travelled to, India is by far the most challenging. But it can also be the most rewarding. Now you’ve probably

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Karni Mata Temple, Deshnok, Bikaner Location: 30 km southwards of Bikaner Constructed in: Early 20th century (present structure) Dedicated to: Karni Mata Timings: 04:00 AM – 10:00 PM Fee on Camera / Video: INR 20 / 50 Highlight: Thousands of rats roam freely and are worshipped here Located at a distance of 30 km from

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1. India is a Huge Country India is a vast country that’s just over one-third of the size of the United States. Much of it is rural, and there are some incredible sights to be seen and discovered. To the north, there are the Himalayas. To the south, beaches. To the west, desert. And to

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