There is much more to see in India beautiful than the Taj Mahal. Here I have prepared a list (Only from the north, just imagine!) of 10 other great places to visit during your trip to India!.
1. Jaswant Thada
As you can see the Taj Mahal is not the only marvelous marble building in India. Jaswant Thada was built by the Maharaja Sardar Singh, in honor of his father, the Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The huge white structure shimmers amidst the contrasting rocky surroundings. In front, a few placid gardens with a fountain allow you to relax admiring its monumental beauty. From here you can see the imposing Mehrangarh Fort in the distance.
2. Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur
If I describe Mehrangarh as awesome, I really fall short. Built on a hill this fortress looks far and near, powerful and impregnable. Its thick walls transport you to the battles that were fought here to conquer it. Once inside you find huge patios and elaborate palaces. A movie attraction!
3. City Palace – Udaipur
Get ready because the City Palace of Udaipur is not a palace, but a complex of palaces! The huge structure rises up in front of Lake Pichola. Its extravagant architecture combines Rajasthani, Mughal, Medieval, European and Chinese styles. From temples to museums, there is much to see in this place. For sample, with the photo enough! You can get lots of palaces and places in Udaipur.
4. Jag Mandir, Udaipur
When you arrive by boat to the island-palace of Jag Mandir you will feel like royalty. That’s right! Formerly this was the summer palace of the royal family. It is a beautiful place where you can have lunch or tea enjoying the view of Lake Pichola and the City Palace.
5. Albert Hall Museum
The Albert Hall or Central Museum is the perfect place to “bathe” in local culture and folklore. From exquisite jewels to centennial paintings, inside there are real treasures that you will not be able to photograph. But it does not matter, because the photo you want to take as a souvenir is out!
6. Patwon Ki Haveli – Jaisalmer
No visit to India is complete without visiting a haveli and Patwon Ki Haveli is perhaps the most famous and photographed of all. The havelis are lavish mansions of intricate carvings and designs that reflect the wealth and ostentation of their powerful owners. But the best is inside. You will be shocked with its interior ornamentation. If you can only see a haveli, make sure it’s this one!
You will satisfy your curiosity about how the maharajas lived in the imposing Amber Fort. The imposing palatial complex built in white marble and red sandstone reigns on a steep hill. Its hall of mirrors and its elaborate mosaics will not leave you indifferent.
7. Chittorgarh Fort
Prepare the camera because once you enter Fort Chittorgarh you will not stop shooting. The set of dramatic architecture has 4 palatial complexes, 23 temples and 4 water mirrors. Here you will breathe the history of the warrior kingdom of Mewar. You will not endure the temptation to take a picture with the Victoria Tower. I could not. Look at it here!
8. Hawa Mahal
If the architecture of Hawa Mahal seems to you feminine it is good that you know that it was built thinking about them. The function of its 954 windows was to allow real women to observe everyday life without being seen. Contrary to what it seems this is the back of the palace. This symbol of Jaipur is a favorite of photographers and visitors.
9. Lake Gadisar
Once you cross the Tilon Gate Ki Pol, you arrive at the scenic Lake Gadisar. The lake, which used to be a water reserve, is surrounded by ghats and temples. Here you can rent a rowing boat or pedals to take a walk or feed the cat fish considered sacred by locals.
Above mentioned destinations are located in Rajasthan and you can reach there easily by road, air and train. If you want to experience luxurious journey then you can book Maharaja Express Luxury train to explore all these places in a different way.