EXOTIC & INTRIGUING
India is a sensation overload, spirituality is linked to India and if that's your scene, going to India will indeed meet your expectations. One of the most colorful and cultural countries in the world, it is a must for everyone to see. The architecture in India alone will blow you away, see the Taj Mahal or wonder at the Bengal Tigers. It's all here!
India has a rich architectural legacy dating back to an ancient past. Monuments, magnificent temples, and breathtaking sites. Every tour is a wonderful combination of life, culture and heritage.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Capital: New Delhi
Languages: English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Arabic and a whole variety of other native languages
Currency: Indian Rupee
Time Zone: UTC+5:30
Climate: Warm sunny days most of the year, though winter can get quite cool, and don't forget the rainy season so check before you go.
Power: 230 V, 50 Hz
Bangalore - The Garden City
Bangalore, derives from 'Bendakalooru' or the town of boiled beans, a name given by Veera Ballala, a king of the Vijayanagar dynasty, who having lost his way in the forests was given a bowl of boiled beans by a kindly woman there.
Bangalore is a very busy city that makes a great central place for you to start from. Here you can explore the fascinating state of Karnataka. You can visit the ruins of the once powerful Vijayanagar empire, the sculpted wonders of Belur and Halebid, the awesome mausoleum of Bijapur and much more.
The Bull Temple
This incredible temple is believed to have been constructed in the 16th century AD. The gray granite sacred bull, Nandi is whom the temple has been named. The sacred bull has been carved out of a single granite block. It measures 4.57 meters in height and 6.10 meters in length. What an huge feat to undertake, a carving of this size and made soley out of a single piece of granite.
Tipu Sultan's Palace
The Sultan's Palace was constructed between 1781-1791 and is built from teakwood. One of the things to look out for here is the wonderfully floral designs on the walls and ceilings.
The Bangalore aquarium is the second largest in the country. It is an ideal place to see a large variety of aqua-fauna at close quarters.
Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery
Established in 1886, it's one of the oldest in the country. The Government Museum displays a collection of archaeological artifacts, and the art gallery has a collection of the works of the noted artist of the court of Mysore K. Venkatappa.
Take a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, browse arts and crafts in a Delhi festival and fair, or take a wildlife tour. Whatever your fancy, you can surely find something worthwhile to do and see.
India has world class hotel accommodations. Take your pick, whatever your budget, it's impossible to be disappointed.