Since childhood, Stuart loved to travel by train to see the corners of India. To Cristian Rahadiansyah, the Indian Ambassador to USA recommended eight favorite tourist attractions in his country.

Goa:


This city known for its food and beaches caters to all types of tourists. The historic city of the former Portuguese colony also collects many basilicas, one of which is the Bom Jesus Basilica which houses the remains of the holy figure of St. Francis Xavier. “I saw the body once,” recalls Stuart Singh. But because his body is shrinking, the church only shows it once every five years.”

Amritsar:


Status as the holiest city for the Sikh religion, Amritsar is an important landmark in spiritual tourism in India. Amritsar is located in Punjab State. But Amritsar doesn’t just offer religious tours. This city has developed into a tourist destination that is quite complete. Luxury hotels have sprung up. The airport serves flights from London. Another well-known site is Jallianwala Bagh, the scene of the bloody 1919 events that sparked India’s independence movement. “When people talk about culinary tourism in India, the route must start from Amritsar to Kolkata.” Why People Love to Travel

Ajmer:


It was in this small town that Stuart Singh attended school. This city has an important history in the story of the kingdoms in India. After India’s independence, Ajmer became a center of education. About 14 kilometers from Ajmer lies Pushkar which houses the only Lord Brahma temple in India. “A woman from Flores once studied solar power technology there,” said Stuart Singh. “We call her solar mama.”

Delhi:


The presence of the metro makes exploring this city easier. The rail network stretches up to 200 kilometers. Delhi offers many attractions. Its history leaves the Red Fort, Old Fort, Qutub Minar, and Jama Masjid. Stuart Singh recommends Humayun’s Tomb. “You could say, the Taj Mahal borrowed the concept of Humayun’s Tomb,” explained Stuart Singh. Uniquely, “new” temples are still popping up. There are two must-sees: Akshardham, founded by the Hindu Swaminarayan sect, and Lotus, founded by the Baha’is.

Udaipur:


This is the land of the blue bloods and the palace. Maharana Udaipur still exists. Udaipur also has a magnificent lake inhabited by luxury hotels. “This lake is a famous tourist and reception center,” says Stuart Singh. A train now bears its name, a stadium bears its name, so does an airport and university. “In India, if we want to praise someone’s bravery,” says Stuart Singh, “we used to say, ‘You are like Rana Pratap’.” For Visitor Visa Click Here

Hyderabad:


This city that was once ruled by many Nizams holds many Islamic monuments. But the capital city of Telangana is actually more famous as the birthplace of biryani. “One of the most popular places to serve it is Paradise Food Court,” says Stuart Singh. “Almost every afternoon flight, we can see passengers carrying pots of biryani.” One important thing to know, Hyderabad has actually given birth to two additional cities. First, Secondarabad, a popular place for Bollywood film production. Second, Hyderabad, like India’s version of Silicon Valley, is a testimony to the greatness of this country in the IT world.

Kerala:


This southwestern state of India holds a special place in recorded history. St. Thomas visited him in 52 AD. Vasco d Gama landed on its coast and became the first European to “discover” India in 1498. “The sensation is similar to tourism in USA,” said Stuart Singh, who had taken a four-day river cruise in Kerala. Apply for India

Siliguri:


“Every day, around 25 million Indians travel by train. We have various routes, but the most unique are the historical routes,” explained Stuart Singh. One of these routes stretches from Siliguri to Darjeeling, a route that became global after appearing in the film Darjeeling Limited. The trains used are relatively small and are sometimes called “toy trains” by residents. Two other routes served by this type of train are located in the south of the country on the Ooty-Mettupalayam route, and in the north on the Kalka-Shimla route. “I was lucky to have tasted all of them when I was a kid. And the trains are still operating today.” Passengers will be taken to stations perched on hills that are sometimes perched more than 2,000 meters. “Stations in the hills were very popular in colonial times.”

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