India Things to Do

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India Things to Do

  • Dudhsagar Waterfalls

    Goa Things to Do

    A full day of memorable adventure covering all the popular places of Goa. Start with the visit to the waterfall with a jeep ride experience through the jungle and the bumpy riverbed. Have a swim in the fresh cascading water in the pool at the foot of the falls. Also have the fun of feeding the monkeys. For more details pls click on the link...

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  • Gateway of India

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    "Welcome to Mumbai!" This was the expression I felt, when I first saw 'Gateway of India'! This is a must to see. This is also departing point for ferries to Elephanta Caves or other beaches. Down is a link for the Ferry Time Table. JFYI : http://alibagtourism.com/ferry-time-table

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  • Red Fort

    4 out of 5 stars

    Delhi Things to Do

    One of the principal sites of Delhi and visited by thousands is the Red Fort or Lal Quila. Magnificent 30 odd metre sandstone walls, by their colour give the name. Built from 1638 by the Mughal emperors on the transfer of the capital from Agra to what became Shahjahanabad, it took 9 years to complete. At one time there were 14 gates into the fort...

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  • Amber Fort

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    The Jaigarh fort sits on the Eagle Hill behind Amber and was built by Jai Singh II to protect the Amber fort below around 1726. Around Amber are the dilapidated old houses of the former village of Amer, many falling down around the Hindu temple through erosure and bad upkeep. There are many monkeys in the area too due to tourists leaving scraps of...

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  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bangalore Things to Do

    Great place to spend a couple of hours. Beautiful garden with many nice spots to rest. Don't miss the monkeys. If you have done a morning tour, you can have lunch in the MTR restaurant just across the road from the main entrance.

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  • Parks and Gardens

    Hyderabad Things to Do

    Ramoji film city is a kind of a massive park of various film sets...Its just awesome (but only when u go there for the first time)...If you are a bollywood fan u'll notice here the sets that u see in many movies...There isnt much to do but the sets are beautifull...and so are some of the parks... Also they have a theatre in there...it is a train...

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  • Marina Beach

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

    The most crowded beach in India and maybe the reason I haven't been there after a visit in my early childhood and once again in my late teens. But if the weather is pleasant it can still lure you to enjoy the madness of the waves and the large number of small and big ships in the horizon. The beach has hell lot of small shops/eateries and also...

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  • The Taj Mahal

    5 out of 5 stars

    Agra Things to Do

    The architecture of Taj Mahal is no surprise - anyone had seen it prior to arrive, in any kind of media and illustrations. The best surprise in place is the delicacy of the works in stone: the best artists were gathered to decorate the interior but also the exterior, with all kinds of representations allowed by Muslim religion, in a precious...

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  • Auroville

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    the slowness that engulfed the place made you absorb the surroundings much more. Its just half an hour drive from Pondicherry roughly 14 kms. Its a kind of a small colony that was established by Sri Aurobindo and has been promoted several times by UNESCO. Its purpose is to promote unity of humanity.

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  • Chamundi Hill

    Mysore Things to Do

    It makes for a nice drive from Mysore. You will find one of the most popular temples in India here. Do check out the huge Nandi (Bull) statue on the way there. The hill is at 1000 meters elevation. Legend has it that Mahishasura- a king of Mysore was killed by Goddess Chamundi here. The temple has the deity wearing a garland of skulls. The...

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  • Chinese Fishing Nets

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kochi Things to Do

    This is the most awesome sight in Fort Kochi. Just a leisurely 5 minute walk from Saj Homestay and there they were! Its amazing to see something so fundamental and ancient still in use today. These fishing nets are made from bamboo and work using ropes weighted by rocks. The net is lowered by a fisherman walking on the bamboo pole and left in the...

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  • Massages

    Goa Things to Do

    In front of Titanic restaurant on Palolem beach I found a husband and wife team from Menali who were offering massages - the husband would massage male clients and his wife the ladies. She gave me a wonderful head massage, with a short shoulder rub thrown in (and boy was I tempted to go for the full thing!). For 15 minutes I paid 120 INR (which was...

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  • Prince of Wales Museum

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Prince of Wales Museum, as it was still known when we visited, is set in beautiful gardens planted with palm trees, shrubbery and flower beds . The gardens contain a number of important sculptures, ceramic art and other objects from the museum collection. The building was designed in the early 20th century by George Wittet, architect of...

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  • Qutab Minar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Delhi Things to Do

    The iron pillar is a 7 meter (22 feet) high pillar in the Qutab complex which is notable for the composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar, which weighs more than six tons, is said to have been fashioned at the time of Chandragupta Vikramaditya (375–413),though other authorities give dates as early as 912 BCE.The pillar...

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  • HAWA MAHAL

    Jaipur Things to Do

    Not attached to the City Palace but is an integral part of, the 5 storied building is almost an icon of Rajasthan, with its typical architecture. Known as the palace of winds it has some 950 windows through which the women of the court could watch everydaylife outside without being seen. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, it is supposedly a...

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  • Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bangalore Things to Do

    Visit this quiet wooden palace, get a glimpse of the old days. Don't forget to visit the next door temple. Funny - apparently tipu had a soft spot for Vishnu and that's why he built his palace right next door. Don't expect much - so suggest to budnle this with some other activities in the area (market, temple, fort).

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  • Husain Sagar Lake

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Hyderabad Things to Do

    The Huge statue that can be seen in different photos and pitures of Hyderabad is a Buddhe Statue in the centre of the Lank called as Hussein Sagar or Locally Known as Tank Bund. This is approachable with a short boat ride from Lumbini Park and takes about 510 mins o the centre.

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  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

    The Kapaleeshwar Temple is possibly the oldest temple in the city and is located in the Mylapore district of Chennai. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kapaleeshwar Temple is characteristic of the Dravidian architectural style with its elaborate and intricately carved Gopuram, mandapams and a tank. You can find fragments of inscriptions dating back to...

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  • The Red Fort

    Agra Things to Do

    There have been fortifications on this strategic site on the Yamuna River for nearly a thousand years. And the fortress has changed hands many times and in many wars. This it was, when Akbar chose Agra as his capital in 1558, his armies found it largely ruined. On his orders, architects and labourers raised of the massive red sandstone ramparts,...

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  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    One needs to maintain pin drop silence inside the ashram. The area around the samadhi of Sri Aurobindo allows visitors to sit and pray/meditate or just absorb the deafening silence. There is also a library inside from where you can buy books on a number of topics including meditation, spirituality, history etc. The visiting hours for the visitors...

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  • Palace

    Mysore Things to Do

    The Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty from 1399 until the independence of India in 1947. The Wodeyar kings first built a palace in Mysore in the 14th century, but this palace was partially damaged by a lightning strike in 1638. It was repaired and expanded, but fell into neglect by the late 18th century. It was demolished in 1793,...

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  • Kathakali

    Kochi Things to Do

    As explained on my opening page, this traditional dance show was amazing. We saw the performers putting on their colourful face paint and then went into the theatre for the show. The show was a mixture of facial expressions using the eyes and facial muscles and various forms of traditional Kathkali dance. There is no dialogue - the whole show...

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  • Basilica of Bom Jesus

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Goa Things to Do

    The Basilica of Bom (infant or good) Jesus is 9 km from Panaji on the banks of Mandovi River in Old Goa. It contains the mortal remains of Goa's patron saint, St. Francis Xavier, who died while on a sea voyage to China (Dec. 2, 1552). The Basilica is considered to be the best example of baroque architecture in India. The embalmed body of the saint...

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  • Marine Drive

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Marine Drive the Most beautiful place to visit when you are in Mumbai, it is a “C” Shaped road along with the beach of Arabian Sea. Marine Drive is situated over reclaimed land facing west-south-west. People visit Marine Drive to see the sun set and to take the fresh air, Marine Drive is also Known as the Queen’s Necklace because of its view at...

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  • Humayun Tomb

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Delhi Things to Do

    The Afsarwala tomb and mosque are dated from around 1560 to 1567 due to itheir architectural style and one of the marble tombs is dated 1566/67 but is unidentified. The Arab-serai gate leads to a further small complex but most of which is dilapidated and this is the only structure left of note. The arch stands some 12 metres in height and...

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  • City Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    The huge complex of the City Palace is still inhabited by the Royal family and was constructed by Jai Singh II around 1730, but various buildings have been added over the centuries. One can either pass through entry 1 or 2 that take you into different courtyards but the places you can visit are the same. One can visit most of the outside areas...

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  • Cubbon Park

    Bangalore Things to Do

    Cubbon Park is a large park that is located right in the middle of the city's main administrative centre. Originally created in 1884, when Major General Richard Sankey was the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore state, it covered an area of 100 acres (0.40 km2) and subsequent expansion has taken place meaning that it now covers an area of about...

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  • Ramoji Film City

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hyderabad Things to Do

    Ramoji Film City is the largest film studio complex in the world in terms of size - 2,000 acres. Only about 60-70% of it is actually developed while work is progress for expansion. It is said that you can walk in with a script and make a complete movie here - all pre and post production work as well. There are many sets - London Street, Hollywood...

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  • Government Museum

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

    Certainly the best museum in India (that I have visited) but then still way to go before one could call it to meet international standards. The complex could be bit more cleaner and the different sections with much more finishing in how the overall look of the place surfaces to the eyes of the tourist. Yes the artifacts here are real good and I was...

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  • Fatehpur Sikri

    Agra Things to Do

    The construction of Fatehpur Sikri by Mughal emperor Akbar as the new capital of his empire actually was a big mistake. After only 15 years he abandoned it because the water supply for the city was too difficult. According to a legend Akbar build the city at this location because it was the domicile of Salim Chishti, a holy man who helped him to...

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  • Promenade

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    It's a long stretch of rocky beach which has a provision to sit around and also a wide pavement for morning and evening walk. Just before sunset it turns alive and the crowd keeps rising. As you walk down there's also a Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi "The Father of India") statue followed by a sea facing restaurant. Local vendors and...

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  • Brindavan Gardens

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Mysore Things to Do

    The first of These gardens are laid on the banks of Krishnarajasagar Dam. Spread over vast area , the terraced lawns and fountains make these gardens one of the best in South India. The swirling Fountains are illuminated on weekend and have given backdrop to many movies in recent times. The Dancing fountains called as musical fountains are a major...

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  • St Francis Church

    Kochi Things to Do

    St. Francis Church is India's earliest European church. Built by the Portuguese in the early 1500's, this wooden church with its simple whitewashed facade became the model for later churches. It was dedicated to St. Anthony. It was originally surrounded by the Portuguese fort which gave the town its name (Fort Cochin. A stone church soon replaced...

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  • Calangute Beach

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Goa Things to Do

    when u reach the calangute beach there are already get you some agents of water rides. They will give you 5 rides in 600 rupees . most amazing thrill in banana ride and parachute gliding which are never forget these Goa trip. friend when you reach the calangute beach so be aware and alert from the agents coz too much looting of prices in lodging,...

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  • Haji Ali Dargah

    Mumbai Things to Do

    I felt great visiting the shrine, having set off early morning to avoid mid-day crowds. The causeway had some stalls on either side, most with the blue tarp still wrapped: a good sign - in that I WAS early ;-) Still, there were a few visitors returning from the shrine, so it certainly draws some chaps in at that hour! Upon reaching closer, you...

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  • Jami Masjid

    Delhi Things to Do

    The Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India holding up to 25.000 persons. Built around 1650 there are two minarets and three large bulbous domes. When we were walking around the mosque it was prayer time so we weren't allowed in by the numerous police and army presence at the gates. Very close to Chandni Chowk bazaar and the Red Fort the nearest...

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  • Jantar Mantar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jaipur Things to Do

    The Jantar Mantar is part of the City Palace but needs a seperate entry price. Constructed as an astronomical observatory by Jai Singh II, founder of Jaipur in the 1720's, and is one of five similar observatories in northern India. Although astronomical in name it was more for reading the stars and knowing when it was favourable to marry or go on...

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  • Vidhana Soudha

    Bangalore Things to Do

    The Vidhana Soudha is a huge edifice of a building that is the seat of Karnataka's Legislative Assembly. It was built between 1951 and 1956 and covers an area of 700 feet by 350 feet making it the largest legislative building in India. Its eastern facade has a porch with 12 granite columns, 40 feet tall, above which is inscribed the sentence...

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  • Museums

    Hyderabad Things to Do

    The Musical Clock kept in the corridor just outside the Rebecca Gallery, with a large TV screen beside it and plenty of chairs in the front, is a sure crowd-puller, irrespective of age. Though not as elaborate as the Astronomical Clock in Prague, it is still an ornate piece of art. It is an English Bracket Clock, manufactured in England but...

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  • Mahabalipuram

    Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

    Ride down to this place on the awesome ECR (East Coast Road) on a nice sunny weekend for a truly unforgettable experience!! Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel Coast which faces the Bay of Bengal. This is an elegant place to watch which a well established sea port was during the 7th and 10th centuries of the Pallava dynasty. This was the second...

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  • Sikandra

    Agra Things to Do

    The Great Mughal Emperor Akbar rests, as is the custom, in a crypt in the basement of his mausoleum, which stands inside a walled enclosure north of Agra. The entry is through the imposing red sandstone, marble inlaid south gate, replete with four white marble chhatri-topped minarets. In the early morning mist, there is just us, a few squirrels,...

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  • Old Lighthouse

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    This 19th century lighthouse is one of Pondicherry's most famous landmarks. Before the lighthouse was built there wasn't any signal for the ships coming to Pondicherry. A committee was formed to persuade the goverment to build a lighthouse. After they agreed it took some time to get the project going. The foundation was laid in 1835. At the time...

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  • Deveraja Market

    Mysore Things to Do

    I love exploring foreign markets and this was one of the largest and best I came across during my four months in India. It provides some excellent photo opportunities with locals selling and buying fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables, fish and general groceries.

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  • Jew Town

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kochi Things to Do

    Fleeing Roman persecution, Jews reached the shores of south India (about 30 kms from Kochi) around the year 72 A.D. Over the centuries Jews migrated in waves. They became prosperous bankers and traders and spoke a language called Judeo-Malayalam. In the 16th century, after persecution by the Portuguese, the Jews were forced to migrate to...

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  • Water Sports

    Goa Things to Do

    Parasailing is offered on a few beaches in Goa (both north and south). This was from Sinquerim Beach in North Goa right in front of the Taj Holiday Village Hotel. The price runs about Rs 800-1000 per person. You'll get "strapped in" and get a briefing on taking off and landing before you're pulled high into the air. The whole thing lasts about...

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