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If this is your first India travel experience, there are some iconic cities, sites and destinations located throughout the country that are simply a must-see for first-time travel to India, which include Delhi, Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Varanasi and Agra.
The holy city of Varanasi is perhaps the oldest living city in the world. It is said that the city rests on the trident of Lord Shiva, thus imparting an incomparable energy to it.
A ritual cleansing in the holy waters of the Ganges at Varanasi absolves the believer of all sins: it is the aspiration of every devout Hindu to die at Varanasi, thus ensuring a direct passage to heaven.
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This area of Northeast and North Central India incorporates destinations within the states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
This area of Northeast and North Central India incorporates destinations within the states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The soaring Himalayas are a scenic stage for remote monasteries and quaintvillages where traditional rural life has changed little over the centuries.
Rudyard Kipling extolled her as the "Mother of Cities." Built expressly for trade by the British, over the years it changed hands, from the Portuguese conquest to Catharine of Braganza who took the seven islands of Bombay as her dowry to Charles II of England.
See the city come to life on our unique "Mumbai by Dawn" tour.