To really get to know India you have to become a part of it. Visit iconic points, meet the people, walk the streets, get a little lost, and let yourself experience the childlike wonder that comes with being somewhere new and unfamiliar. With so many fun things to do in India, take advantage of your time between yoga classes and participate in one of the many interesting activities found throughout the city.
We have researched and reviewed the best places to visit and the top things to do in India. Whether you are a fan of the hustle and bustle of city life or prefer a calm park or garden, we have you covered. Read on for a guide of cool things to do in India.
The Taj Mahal
There are 32 World UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) sites in India, including the Taj Mahal. Considered by many to be the world’s greatest building, this landmark is not to be missed. Located in Dharmapurti, it was founded by the emporer Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Read more about Taj Mahal here.
Known also as a prayer for the Ganga, this incredibly beautiful fire and music pracyer ceremony takes place every evening on the banks of the Ganga river in Rishikesh.
Amritsar is the site of the Sikh’s holiest space, the Golden Temple. The city name derives from the pool around the Golden Temple and means “holy pool of nectar”. Amritsar is one of the largest cities in the Indian state of Punjab and is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion.
Jaipur – India’s Pink City
A legacy of the Maharaja’s power and desire to impress Prince Albert during his tour of India, the terracotta pink color was thought to represent hospitality and welcoming. The Maharaja’s wife ensured the city became illegal to paint any color than this pink and today it still stands.
Perched upon Lake Pichola, Udaipur got its nickname for the ‘most romantic city in India’ in 1829. Here you will find narrow streets and beautiful bazaars. It has also earned such nicknames as ‘the Venice of the East’ and the ‘Jewel of Mewar’.
Tucked into the Himalayas, Dharmasala is now the home of the Dalai Lama, who offers discourses here. It is also one of the most famous cities where you can find yoga classes and yoga teacher trainings in India. Read more information about Dharamsala here.
A 13th Century Sun Temple buried until the British archaelogists unearthed it. Now this ranks among the UNESCO world heritage sites. Khajuraho Love Temple Built between 950 and 1050 this temple is also on the UNESCO world heritage sites for its intricate erotic carvings.