By: Tully Luxury Travel
an insiders look • india • travel
India is life at twice the speed and thrice the passion. It is the destination for the curious and a country that defies definition. Don’t even try to understand it. Just go there with an open mind and an appetite for the inexplicable, the picturesque and the intriguing. The culture, the chaos, the visual, the history, the people, all rolled into one extraordinary place that will stimulate your senses beyond belief.
IN A NUTSHELL
Previously known as Bombay, Mumbai is considered the New York City of India. Home to the countries financial district, sky scrapers stand tall over the city’s bustling streets- walk five yards and all of human existence is revealed. It is the city that does not sleep- the nightlife is limitless if you are a party animal. Mumbai is the complete package, with a huge variety of food, music, culture and of course, the main attraction, Bollywood.
One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi is the most popular pilgrimage point for the Hindus. In Hinduism it is believed that those who die and are cremated here get an instant gateway to liberation from the cycle of births and re-births, as Varanasi is believed to have the power of washing away all of one’s sins.
The iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built from the profound love a man had for his wife is an international treasure, UNESCO World Heritage site and definite “must see” while in India.
Jaipur is often referred to as the “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.
Udaipur or “City of Lakes” has a romance of setting unmatched in Rajasthan and arguably in all India. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis and countless narrow, crooked, timeless streets add the human counterpoint to the city’s natural charms.
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