India is a land of great culture and traditions. In a country where there is diversity in culture, traditions, languages, landscapes, food, etc there is a lot to do to experience the magic resting in the country. In this article, we are going to list 8 cultural activities one can experience in India.
- Agra and the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is an iconic monument that took 22 years to be built by 22,000 men. It was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, after her beloved wife, Mumtaz died in the remembrance of her.
The most famous Taj Mahal also has beautiful gardens on the premises making it look even more beautiful. Behind this marvelous marble structure, flows River Yamuna parallel to which one can see one of the famous attractions in Agra, Mehtab Bagh. You will be mesmerized by the beauty the Taj Mahal holds especially during the golden hours.
Varanasi is a spiritual city famous for the Khasi Vishwanath temple and the Ganga river. Varanasi one of the best cities if you want to get to know deeper into the Indian culture and traditions in India.
According to Hindu traditions, some think taking your last breath in Varanasi will free you from the cycle of birth and death. Apart from the cultures, the holy city is also famous for a plate of Kachori sabzi, and beautiful sunsets. Immerse yourself in the chanting prayers, lighting candles to praise the lord, and floating lamps in the rivers in October/ November to experience the festival of lights, Diwali, and light a candle on the bank of the Ganges.
- Golden Temple in Amritsar
Golden Temple also called Harmindir Sahib, is the largest Sikh temple in the world. And it is not only restricted to Sikhs living in India, but outside too making it one of the top pilgrimage places in India. This huge place of worshiptemple was built by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das Ji. Amritsar is also famous for Kulche, buttermilk or lassi, some known historical sites, and kind-hearted people, and the best cultural experience of your life. Over 80,000 people are fed free meals at Golden Temple each day in their community kitchen.
- Rajasthan’s forts
Rajasthan is an ideal destination to experience the true essence of Indian traditions with cities like Pink City – Jaipur, the Blue City – Jodhpur, the City of Lakes – Udaipur, and other equally important cities. The beauty, the architecture, the forts, the palaces, and the Rajasthani foods will let you have the best cultural experience.
The entire city Jaipur, is covered in the beautiful shade of terracotta pink and contains Instagram-famous Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, and City Palace. In the southwest, there is the romantic, grand, and historically rich city, of Udaipur. You can take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, visit Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, Kumbhalgarh Fort, etc. Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, and other cities are the most enjoyable cultural experiences in the country.
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- Fort Kochi
As you travel from the North to the southernmost tip, you will find this beautiful place in the leafy state of Kerala. Influenced by Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonial influences, Fort Kochi is one of the best tourist attractions.
Stay at Fort Kochi Heritage and Luxury Boutique Hotel, delight in the best culinary experience, and enjoy a time connecting with your inner self. Kochi tour is incomplete without witnessing striking Kathakali dance performance and the story play in Keralan dance style based on myths and legends. Kochi is a great way to get the best cultural experiences in India.
- Indian Palace
India has a long history of Maharajas, wars, valor, kingdoms, and palaces. The first thing when we think about the word ‘palaces’, the first state that comes to our minds is The Land of Kings, Rajasthan. On your Rajasthan tour, try booking a lavish stay and experience the grand lifestyle in Rajasthan’s intricately designed palaces. There are many other palaces available in cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Alwar, Jodhpur, and Bikaner.
- Festival of Colors, Holi
The festival of colors, Holi in India is celebrated with much fun and enthusiasm. The Hindu God, Lord Krishna loved to celebrate this festival, and it is why the festival it is so popular here. You’ll witness the different shades of colors being thrown up-in-the-air, dance to the music blasting through the speakers, and savor bhang (a refreshing milk and saffron drink, infused with dry fruits). So, if you are looking forward to Holi activities, fun things, and a lot of mithais, plan a trip to India in March.
- Join an Indian Cooking lesson
Indian food is a huge part of its cultural identity. By taking a cooking class, you will get to immerse yourself in the exotic and rich flavors of Indian cuisine. Also, by taking these cooking lessons, you will not only learn to cook the most popular Indian dishes but also get to share the experience with your loved ones.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Jaipur, Uttarakhand, Goa, and other major cities and states in India offer cooking classes for kids and adults.
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