It is understandable that most first-time visits to India involve seeing the Taj Mahal. After all, the Taj is considered as one of the World’s Wonders and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, so it would be a waste to visit India without experiencing the majesty and romance of this jewel of Muslim art.
However, given that India is a vast country, it should come as no surprise that it has a lot more to offer to visitors. The country can provide a wealth of experience to any traveler, from its many temples to the diverse sights of its many regions.
For instance, there is Amritsar and its Golden Temple. The number of visitors this sacred Sikh shrine now rivals the Taj’s, and it attracts many pilgrims from all over the world. The main temple is most beautiful during the nighttime because it is beautifully lit up, highlighting the pure gold dome.
Jodhpur, meanwhile, is also a prime destination because of the Meherangarh Fort. Situated atop a hill that rises 400 feet above the city, the fort remains as an imposing sight and offers many things to discover inside. Among its attractions is the museum, which contains a grand collection of art from the Mughal period of Indian history.
Finally, one should also go and see at least one of the many sound and light shows that India has to offer. Purana Qila in Delhi is a relatively new one but it is a great way to learn about the history of Delhi and its connection with the mythology of Mahabharata and Indraprastha.