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India is a place of unforgettable and amazing destinations. Its spellbinding natural beauty offers rich monuments of flora and fauna. All the tourist across the globe visit India for its romantic travel destinations, adventurous and thrilling destinations with luxury.

If you have not visited India yet, chances are that your life is going to change for the better after the trip. You will see people with nothing with a big smile on their face, religious leaders encouraging people to improve themselves, and very well-mannered school kids with perfect English.

Gift yourself a royal experience in the land of royals. A little expensive but luxury train travel is definitely a great way to explore India. Though there are options on the luxury train travel, Maharajas Express offers you a cherishable eight-day heritage tour of India. Traverse your way through North India in this train and get to visit the Taj Mahal and grand palaces in Rajasthan.

Riding on Maharajas Express train is the most exotic joyride you can experience in India. Maharaja Express is the most prominent luxury trains in the world. It had won the World Travel Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014. It travels across Northern and Northwestern India and travellers can enjoy the journey with personal cabins and with a state of art amenities. With a total capacity of 88 seats, there are several beautifully decorated dining cars and two cars that contain complete bars.

India is full of the unexpected, but there are some places every traveler should experience. Below you will find few of them.

1. Amritsar, Punjab

Amritsar is the city of the turbans and where spirituality is breathed in every corner, besides being one of the main cities of the Punjab state. The main attraction of Amritsar is the Golden Temple. It is a little difficult to explain in words the great beauty of this complex and all the environment that surrounds it. The Golden Temple is just one part of a large complex that houses other rooms. This great complex is known as Harmandir Sahib.

The entrance of white marble is large and majestic, and the sight of the gold at the bottom of the entrance arches is incredible. The gigantic kitchen, known as Guru Ka Langar, feeds between 60,000 and 80,000 people each day. Five minutes from the Golden Temple is Jallianwala Bagh Park. In your walk through the city you can go in search of the different temples that you can also visit, such as the Sri Durgiana Temple or the Mata Temple.

If you have time you can also go up to the Gobindgarh Fort. Better known as Wagah Border, a rather interesting change of guard ceremony takes place on this border.

2. Ludhiana

Ludhiana is another traditional Punjabi city near Chandigarh, famous for its woolen clothes and cotton t-shirts. The month of February hosts the infamous Mach Auto EXPO, which takes place at the Glada Ground. Automotive enthusiasts from around the world come to this expo which is the largest one in India.

The latest in engineering machinery, automotive tools and parts, hand tools and machine tools and much more are exhibited at this event. During one of the largest business conferences in India, this is also the ideal time to enjoy the traditional city and culture of Punjab during the month of February.

3. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh is definitely the Holy Grail for solo travellers in India. While the charming valleys and lush greenery weaves magic for the wandering soul in you, Rishikesh is also popular as the Adventure Capital and Yoga Capital of India. A female friendly destination in Uttarakhand, solo travellers must indulge in adventure activities like white-water rafting, rappelling fox flying and camping.

Even if you come alone, you will leave Rishikesh with lots of memories for lifetime of friends that you make during your trip. Solo travellers can also join some yoga and meditation sessions that the ashrams impart amidst the scenic backdrop of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is easily accessible by road and trains from all major cities. If you have already booked your tickets and want to check the train status you may do so through NTES site.

4. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

The home of the Taj Mahal, Agra in north India is the most visited place in India. It is quite cold in the winter months. A great time to enjoy winter weather around a city covered by a misty fog blanket in the early mornings, followed by cool, sunny mornings, chilly afternoons and cozy nights by the bonfire.

This is one of the best times to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Taj Mahal, as the entire city celebrates their special celebration of the Taj Mahotsav. Dotted with several historical monuments the city is a mix of the old and new and has a unique blend of cultures. Here is an itinerary that cover 3 golden cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur tour. It’s a best way to explore Agra with other cities in one trip.

5. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

To begin with, Lucknow is a big, stifling capital of Uttar Pradesh. The arts, painting, music and dance, flourished under the generous patronage of the last Nawabs of Awadh. Take your time to visit the monuments, especially the Bara Imambara with its three-dimensional labyrinth known as Bhul bhulaiya, Chota imambara, Kaiserbagh palace, the Chattar manzil and the Residency.

The buildings of the three sides of the quadrangle Qaisarbagh once provided rooms for the ladies of the harem of Wajid Ali Shah, the last ruler of the Awadh kingdom. In the center rises the white Baradari, a large white stone building that was previously paved with silver. This historic palace is considered one of the beautiful royal buildings of India.

6. Bodh Gaya, Bihar

For all Buddhist and spiritual people, Bodh Gaya is a must place to visit. A solo trip here will help you immerse yourself in the calm and serene environment of Bodh Gaya. It is the place where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment. Thus a lot of people come here to meditate, or research or in search of peace.

There are hotels and Government apartments and bungalows where you can stay here. Reaching Gaya is easy through rail, road, and air and then you can go the monasteries. The best time to come here is between November and March. If you want to listen to the holy man Dalai Lama, plan a trip either in December or January.

7. Ranchi, Jharkhand

Tagore Hill is one of the favorite tourist attractions in Ranchi. At the top of Ranchi Hill, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. People from different corners of the country gather in the temple to offer their homage to the deity. During the Shravan Mela festival, the place is flooded with Hindu devotees.

The hill of Ranchi attracts visitors to have a panoramic view of the place. At the base of Ranchi Hill there is a lake, which is known as Ranchi Lake. This lake has increased the beauty of the place. The Ranchi hill in Ranchi can be easily accessed from all corners of the city. The place is also considered as one of the privileged places for hiking and rock climbing. For this reason, many adventure lovers are also attracted to Ranchi Hill.

8. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho is one of the many cities in India. Why is the Khajuraho temple so popular? Why khajuraho temple was built? Why does the famous Lonely Planet guide recommend it? Why is it on all the tourist itineraries of those who visit India? Is it worth seeing the Kamasutra temples? What do we know about the Khajuraho mandir? In history Khajuraho was the religious capital of the Chandela dynasty, far away and long ago.

The temples of love are inside a very well maintained green property which is why it is very enjoyable to visit them, take pictures and play to find certain characters within the infinite temple carvings. The Khajuraho sculptures represent scenes of the most varied from musicians, craftsmen, nymphs, mothers, children, lovers, etc.

Legend has it that one day Chandra (moon god) saw a young woman from the sky taking a bath in a lake and was fascinated by her beauty. The young woman was the daughter of a renowned priest from Varanasi. Before her beauty, Chandra decided to descend to earth in human form on a full moon night. In the face of mutual beauty none could resist.

That night they made love as only the gods do. From that union would be born a son, which would be a disgrace for life for the young Hemavati. Chandra consoles her by saying that this son would be a king, that he would create a dynasty and that it would fill her with glory. Months later Chandravarman was born, who was a powerful king and founded the Chandela dynasty.

It is not about the vulgar sculptures of the kamasutra as they are known. On the contrary, they only seek to reflect the daily life of that time. From Khajuraho there is a train that stops directly in Orchha without having to make a combination via Jhansi.

Orchha is a place little visited by tourists. It appears in the recommended travel guides to spend the day just for the architectural wealth. And there are few tourists who come to the city. Orchha owes its popularity to its past. It was the capital of the Bundella dynasty, so its few streets intersect between temples and palaces where gods and kings lived and now forgotten.

Although it is small, there is a lot of movement of people, mainly in the Ram Raja temple, next to the main square. There are two places that undoubtedly stand out above the rest. These are the Raj Mahal and the Jahangir Mahal. Chathurburj is a temple that dates from the ninth century, surrounded by colorful stalls selling tika.

9. Hampi, Karnataka

A quaint town in the state of Karnataka, Hampi is recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Site for its archaeological splendour and natural beauty. The ancient ruins of Vijaynagar expose countless narratives that are best explored in tranquillity. The best way to reach Hampi is either by road or rail. Take assistance of National Train Enquiry System (NTES) to check the train running status and live station updates.

Some of the notable places to visit in Hampi include Nandi Statue, Queen's Bath and Hemakuta Hill. Apart from the serenity and remarkable attractions, Hampi is also home to amicable and hospitable people who would readily help you in every possible way. Being a solo backpacker, the cheap accommodations of the town will also excite you.

It's hard not to feel love in Hampi. With its emblematic monuments (Badavai Linga, Achutaraya Temple, Hazara Rama temple), Islamic-style architecture, Hampi is practically built for lovers who are a bit inclined towards history. Because of its temples and large structures, some of which are in ruins, Hampi is even recognized as a world heritage site.

Here, couples can visit many places of interest such as Badavai Linga, Achutaraya Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Krishna Temple, Vittala Temple, Chandramauleshwara Temple, Mosque of Sunni Muslims, Lotus Mahal, walked tank and Clock Tower. And all those who are yet to find love, then are guaranteed to meet beautiful people. On a romantic holiday to Hampi, a boat ride on Tungabhadra River is a test. Accommodation options are available at Hospet, which is barely 12 kilometers from Hampi.

Do you know the best way to go Hampi in train like the Maharajas express. Check the fare of maharajas express and book your journey from official website of the train and GSA Site.

10. Gokarna, Karnataka

Saving the best for last! If you are a beach person, you must travel to Gokarna. It is a temple town, but not many know that it has insane beach parties and bonfire. The best part is that there are numerous beaches all in succession to each other and beautiful than the previous one. Plan your trip between October and March and enjoy the scenic view and travel by bus or train. If you wish to fly, the nearest airport is in Dabolim, Goa.
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