Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Best India Holiday Attractions

There are many excuses for booking flights to India. With the cricket world cup set to unfurl during the year 2011, the country will be in a celebratory mode. Read on for a little insight into some of the piping hot destinations in India.

India is a heady cocktail of scrumptious cuisines, heady cultural experiences, a world of diversified sightseeing, and a lot more. There are numerous good times for visiting the country with festival seasons being amongst the best. For instance, the celebratory frenzy of the ‘city of joy’ or Kolkata, the cultural capital of the country is best experienced during Durga Puja celebrations. Similarly, the colourful Indian state, Punjab’s hearty spirit soars when the local festival of Baisakhi unfolds. In 2011, India will serve as one of the venues for the cricket world cup and needless to say, visitors can look forward to some great holiday fervour as the country is quite crazy about the game. Here are some of the hottest destinations to consider for those who are mulling travel plans to India.

Golden Triangle Tour

The Golden Triangle Tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur is one of the perfect ways to embark on a historical odyssey through India. Delhi’s legendary cuisines as well as colonial and Islamic architectural monuments like Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, India Gate, Red Fort, and Jama Masjid ensure a fun filled itinerary. Similarly, beholding the dazzling Taj Mahal in Agra is alone worth spending every penny on flights to India. The Pink City of Jaipur also proves to be no mean destination and offers generous slices of the country’s history by way of majestic monuments like Hawa Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Amber Fort and Palace, and Abhaneri Step Well to name just a few.


Goa is certainly the most popular or at least the second most popular beach destination in India. Night long beach parties, getting high on cheaply available booze, indulging in numerous exhilarating water sports, and picking up fabulous bargains from the Anjuna Flea Market – Goa is crammed full of attractions that become tantalising flights of fancy, once the vacation is over. With February round the corner, the destination is all set to celebrate the gala Goa Carnival. Anyone looking for cheap tickets to Goa during this time should start getting in touch with specialist travel companies right away. In fact, tickets to Goa are highly sought after throughout the year.


Known as ‘god’s own country’, Kerala bagged the vote of the best Asian holiday destination in the ‘Best in Travel poll 2010’ conducted by Smart Travel Asia, an independent online travel magazine. A few of the unforgettable charms of Kerala are the intricate networks of meandering backwaters, the virginal Kovalam beaches, endless tracts of rice paddies and coconut groves, and the stunning Varkala cliffs. Those looking for cheap flights to India for their Kerala visit should plan their trip during the monsoon season. Buying tickets by focusing upon the monsoon months of August and September also give one the chance to experience Kerala’s Onam festival celebrations.

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