India’s Top 10 Weekend Get-Aways

If you are visiting India for the first time, you are certainly in for a treat. The country comprises of 28 states and is the 7th largest in the world, so there are plenty of attractions to visit whilst on business trip.

1. Taj Mahal

Located in the city of Agra, The Taj Mahal is the number one tourist destination. No visit to India is complete without a trip to one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Wonder at the breath-taking Mughal art, visit ancient tombs and pose outside the front the Mausoleum for that perfect mantelpiece picture.

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2. Delhi

A trip to Delhi tells a tale of old and new, with museums that illustrate life before The British Raj and art galleries that give us a glimpse into modern India culture. History enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to The National Gandhi museum and Humayun’s Tomb. Make sure you take time to relax in Lodi gardens before indulging in one of Delhi’s top restaurants.

3. Varansi

Situated on the banks of the Ganges, Varansi is the spiritual capital of India. Take a stroll down one of the many Banaras Ghats and join the thousands of pilgrims that seek inspiration in the sacred waters.

4. Rajasthan

Situated in the North West of the country, Rajasthan is the largest Indian state and home to the beautiful city of Jaipur. If you are looking for an idyllic break, this is it. After visiting picturesque forts and temples, you can sleep out in the desert in a luxury tent that takes ‘glamping’ to a whole new level.

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Photo by Matthew Laird Acred

5. Bangalore

Bangalore: fondly known as ‘The Silicon Valley’ or ‘Garden City of India’. Located on the Mysore Plateau, Bangalore serves as India’s leading IT exporter.A visit to Basavanagudi will see you wowed by old world charm, as you wander down the narrow streets and visit one of the many trusted street food vendors.

6. Mumbai

Enter Mumbai via the Gateway to India and Make your way through the city bazaars and buy bargain price souvenirs for everyone back home. For quality home accessories Fabindia is worth a visit. Take a stroll down Chowpatty beachfor a quick, but calming, escape from the city.

7. Pune

Home to the infamous Oshu centre in addition to religious temples and palaces, Pune has an abundance of attractions for all tastes. Traditional architecture clashes with western restaurants, shopping centres and hotels, so you can enjoy the idiosyncrasies of India while still having the comforts of home.

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Photo by Mahshidr

8. Kerala

Head south to Kerala and you will be in food heaven. Culture and religion combine to offer a true taste of India’s eclectic architecture, varying dialects, and yes, incredible food. Take it all in and visit one of the many tea gardens to complete your foodie adventures.

9. Goa: Palolem Beach

For a truly relaxing break, head south to Goa. The area serves as host to many unspoilt beaches, with Palolem being one of the best. Take a yoga class on the beach before winding down with cocktail or two in a neighbouring bar or cafe.

10. Chennai

Tamil Nadu is a must see state, with Chennai as it’s stand out city. Sign up for awalking tour or cultural expeditions to get the most out of India’s busiest state. Don’t miss the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a pre-colonial gem that still stands as one of India’s most impressive architectural feats.

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