Although one could spend three or four days wandering around Fort Cochin, easily the most charming part of the Keralan city of Kochi, the historic area’s compact size make it possible to explore all of its top attractions in a condensed amount of time. Here are a few of the historic district’s not-to-miss sights, all of which can be visited in one perfect day in Fort Cochin.
Agra is a city of ancient power, wealth and extravagance. In the 16th century, while Agra was ruled by the Mughal kings, it was the capital city of the empire and one of the wealthiest cities in the world. A trip to India wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Agra and one of the most iconic buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal. But the Taj Mahal isn’t the only reason to visit the historic city of Agra; the Agra Fort is a worthy attraction as well. We toured both as part of day trip from Delhi on a Viator Exclusive Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour.
There is no grander way to start a tour of Jaipur than on the back of a painted elephant, walking through the giant gates of the beautiful Amer Fort. This would have been the way royalty of the past made an entrance. We got a chance to ride one of these colorfully painted animals up the hill and into the main square of the palace as part of our Private Jaipur Sightseeing Tour. As amazing a start to the day as our elephant ride was, the rest of was pretty spectacular as well.
Easily one of Rajasthan’s most enchanting little towns, Pushkar is popular with Hindu pilgrims and overseas tourists alike. A short drive or train ride from Jaipur, this holy hamlet in the middle of the desert is best known for housing one of the world’s only temples dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator deity in the Hindu trinity.
Although India’s smallest state is at its most happening during the winter months, visit Goa in the off-season and you’ll get a better feel for the local culture. Though the off-season is often hotter or rainier, especially in monsoon (late spring), the beaches are much quieter and the roads less crowded. If you happen to […]
Just north of Pondicherry, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Auroville is a large-scale international community with residents from around the world, some of whom have lived in the self-described “universal city in the making” since its establishment in 1968. Today, over 2,000 people from around four-dozen countries call the township home, and many […]