Udaipur — the City of Lakes an the Venice of India — enjoys a centuries-long history and a fairy tale-like setting, dotted with white marble palaces that seem to float on the surface of the waters. Visitors to this Rajasthani state usually come for one reason, the lakes of Udaipur.
Tamil Nadu, like much of South India, has a cuisine quite distinct from that of the northern part of the country and very different from the style of Indian food often served in restaurants abroad, though it is gaining popularity. Heavily spiced, Tamil Nadu food uses mostly vegetarian ingredients, like legumes, lentils, rice and vegetables, to make a range of delicious dishes. You’ll have plenty of changes to sample Tamil Nadu cuisine in Chennai, the capital.
Chowringhee Road in Kolkata, today also called Jawaharlal Nehru Road, is the city’s single most important transportation artery in the city. If you’re spending time in India’s second biggest city, chances are you’ll find yourself along this road at some point, and you’ll find it well worth exploring.
Jaipur, the Pink City and capital of Rajasthan, makes a convenient base for exploring the rest of the state. After you’ve explored the City Palace, Amber Fort and other attractions in the city, it’s time to take some trips further afield. Here are some suggestions for the best day trips from Jaipur.
When you think of Goa, you probably think of the beach-lined hippie hangout popularized in the 1970s. But there’s more to this coastal Indian state than beaches and man-made attractions; Goa has a wild side as well, and nature lovers will find opportunities for a range of wildlife encounters near Goa (and its main cities).
Hinduism in Chennai, like much of South India, looks completely different than it does in the North, particularly when it comes to temple architecture. The capital of Tamil Nadu enjoys a centuries long history, and that means you’ll find dozens of temples to visit. If you don’t know where to start, here’s a guide to some of the best temples in and around Chennai.