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5 Heritage tours to take in India

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“In religion, India is the only millionaire.. the one land that all men desire to see and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.” – Mark Twain

India is a country with an ancient heritage! The rich and diverse culture, medieval temples, rock cut caves, palaces and forts exhibit the majestic lifestyle of the Indian emperors from yesteryears. From Rajasthan to Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Goa, every state has its own cultural legacy that has been kept alive even today.

If exploring the heritage is what interests you, here’s a list of 7 heritage tours in India that you must take once in a lifetime.

1. Taj Mahal, Agra

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A sheer poetry in marble! Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which holds an immense cultural significance in the country. Built in the 17th century by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal is a universally admired masterpiece. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a magnificient example of architectural brilliance of the Mughal era. If you are planning to explore the Indian heritage, there could not be a place better than the epitome of love – the Taj Mahal to begin with.

2. Rajasthan


Rajasthan, the desert state of India holds the most colourful cultural heritage of the country. It possesses the best specimens of Indian art and architecture. Starting from the capital city of Rajasthan to the smallest city in the state, every monument, every palace and every fort here has a tale to tell. So gather the information about India’s glorious past from the Land of Kings.

3. Goa


Goa’s colonial charm is unmistakable. And at present, the only memory left of the colonialism is the churches in Goa. Originally, the state was home to 60 churches out of which only seven remain in the old town. These churches are not just a place of worship, but are architectural wonders that display the grandeur of the Portuguese colony during its reign.

4. Madhya Pradesh

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The heart of Incredible India is located in Madhya Pradesh, a state with a rich cultural heritage. Home to famous temples, holy places and pilgrimage sites, Madhya Pradesh enjoys India’s celebratory past. If you are spiritually inclined and are seeking solace, this state is definitely a must-visit for you. It is bestowed with Shaktipeethas and jyotirlingas, and oodles of shrines. Also, the magnificent group of temples, Khajuraho is situated in Madhya Pradesh.

5. Hampi


This is one of the premier heritage sites in India. The ruins of Hampi hold such important significance in the Indian history that you need to be here to understand what it was like in the ancient times. Apart from being an important religious centre, there are several monuments that make for some interesting exploration in Hampi.

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Srishti is a writer by profession and a dreamer by choice. She loves experimenting with her space and her looks. Being an avid animal lover, she plans on being a part of Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation in near future.

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