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Cheap Flights to India

India is a South Asian country that has a total population of over 1.2 billion people making it the second most populous country in the world. India is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The country has a cultural wealth rooted from vast empires and historic trade routes. It also has a rich and diverse spiritual culture with four religions coexisting in one country – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

India is a great place for travelers to visit especially those seeking a rich cultural experience. The country’s multi-ethnic and multi-lingual society coupled with its diversity in geography and climate makes it an ideal destination for travelers. The main cities of Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore are all excellent starting points for a journey across India. Most international flights go through Mumbai and New Delhi but there are regular and inexpensive regional and domestic flights so it should not be too difficult travelling to different destinations in India.

India’s weather can be very varied with a heavy monsoon periods. The country’s wet season can produce regular and prolonged downpours combined with periods of hot sunshine and intense humidity. The best time to visit India would therefore be during the cool and dry season, which is between the months of November and March. The cities of Delhi, Agra and Madhya Pradesh would be pleasant during these months while the areas of Goa and in central India would be quite comfortable. Meanwhile, while the South isn’t likely to cease with the heat, the humidity is less stifling during the months of January to March.

When planning a holiday in Delhi, travellers will definitely be spoilt for choices on where to go, which sights to see and what activities to do while in the country. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist spots in India that should not be missed and must be added to the itinerary:

The Taj Mahal – Known in Arabic and Persian as the “crown of palaces”, the Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is situated on the southern bank of Yamuna River in Agra. The domed marble tomb is the main focal point of this integrated complex that also consists of two red-sandstone buildings and gardens surrounded on three sides by crenellated wall.

Humayun’s Tomb – Considered to the first garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent, the place is the tomb or burial place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The emperor’s first wife, Bega Begum, commissioned it in 1569 to 1570. Located in Nizamuddin East in Delhi, the Humayun’s Tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the first structures to use red sandstone in such a scale.

Agra Fort – Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Agra Fort is located in Uttar Pradesh just 2.5 kilometers from the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort is often described as a walled city. It covers an area of 380,000 square meters or 94 acres, has a semi-circular plan and protected by walls seventy feet high. The fort has four gates, one on each side with the Khizri gate opening on to the river.

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