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Top 5 Places to Visit in India

Top 5 Places to Visit in India
With its exotic and ancient cultures in history and vivid and lively culture makes, it's no wonder India is a prime tourist destination worth visiting. With bustling markets and luxury goods paired with the many attractions and landscapes, you'll never be bored. Here's our top 5 must visits in India:

Taj Mahal
As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, India's iconic Taj Mahal is definitely a sight to see. The Taj Mahal was built between 1631 and 1648 in memory of the Emperor's favourite wife who passed away after giving birth to his 14th child. It is now one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world.  

Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer, nicknamed 'The Golden City', is a medieval walled sandstone town that is found atop a flat hill. It's a town that is exotic, remote and beautiful, and although found deep in the Thar Desert, the old fort city has a grand landscape like a giant sandcastle that preserves the traditional ways of life through its ancient streets and alleyways. 

The Golden Temple of Armitsar
Armitsar, located in the northwest part of India, is the holy centre of the Sikh religion. Here you'll find The Golden Temple made of white marble, bronze and gold leaf. To enter the temple, it is compulsory to wear a traditional headscarf, wade through a shallow pool for purification, before merging with the mass of bodies that circle the embankment around the Golden Temple.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur (Palace of Winds)
With a structure that resembles a bee's nest, the 'Palace of Winds' is an extension of the City Palace that has become an iconic structure of the city with its pink sandstone architecture. Considered as the finest example of Rajput architecture the building gains its name from its windows that allow free circulation of air within the structure. However recent renovations saw windows being installed behind each of the lattice openings. 

Colva Beach, Goa
If you're looking for picturesque locations in India, Colva Beach is the place to go. Located on the Mandovi River, the beach is lined with palm trees and runs along a large stretch of sea, between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. With a laid back atmosphere, you'll be able to relax and unwind with sunbaths on the golden sands. 

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