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Chennai Colonial Building

What to See in India – Visa Documents, Destinations and Cities not to be missed

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What to see in India? It seems a good question, especially considering that the country is very old and hosts innumerable attractions. On what to see in India you could write hundreds of books, and even those would be enough. During its thousand-year history, India has been influenced by many cultures and traditions, among which the Chinese, the Arab and even the Christian ones, developed during the years of British occupation. India has given birth to many illustrious personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi (who was, in fact, celebrated as the great Indian soul).

Today, different cultural and religious traditions coexist peacefully. Most of the inhabitants of India it is of Hindu religion. However, broadly speaking, Indian citizens are divided into the various religious cults they attend according to their caste or religious convictions. Islam is represented to a lesser extent in the Indian state: it is predominant only in some regions.

Finally, among the mass religions known all over the globe present in India, the last places are occupied by Protestant Christianity (Anglican Church) and Buddhism. Depending on what you are looking for, you could draw different rankings on what to see in India. For example, lovers of silence and calm could venture into the Indian jungle as night falls, where time passes in complete solitude and union with the surrounding nature.

All those who, instead, love to be in the city centers among many other people could consider the idea of ​​going to the big Indian cities, to admire the architecture and urban development. However, even before leaving to discover India, one must know what documents to prepare.

First of all, you have to go to the Indian consulate in Rome (or see if there is a branch in your city of residence) and apply for a tourist visa. Generally, the Indian authorities take about 2 months to carry out their research and confirm the accuracy of the data entered in the scroll to request a tourist visa to enter India.

The cost of the document is really poor. There is talk of about 71 Euros, which could rise slightly due to some strictly bureaucratic issues.

Once you have arrived at your destination, how to choose what to see in India? Almost all the tourist manuals strongly recommend starting from the city of Bangalore (or Bengaluru). It is a real San Francisco Indian, surrounded by lots of cars and neon lights almost everywhere.

However, it is better not to be deceived by appearances. Although from the outside Bangalore may seem a very lively and dynamic urban center, from the inside it is, instead, a calm and relaxed city. All thanks to its technological boom, which drives many Indian programmers and computer experts to stay home and work on new technologies in the IT sphere.

 In Bangalore there are various places where you can taste excellent local beer. Instead, if you get tired of the city and traffic, you might consider visiting the historic city center. There are several very interesting buildings, dating back to the colonial era. All around, however, there is the jungle. Why not take time to visit it? And after Bangalore it is advisable to stop in Delhi.

In the city is hosted the largest mosque in the region, the Jama Masjid. Delhi is one of the largest cities, and it is no coincidence that it is the capital, both cultural and administrative, of India. Unlike Bangalore, Delhi is a very dynamic and eventful city.

Jama Masjid, Delhi

To get around the streets of the capital you must often nudge to reach a destination. We recommend visiting the ancient bazaar in the historical center of Delhi and also seeing the Bahai temple, whose natural area is entirely dedicated to meditation in the midst of nature. In India we also recommend visiting the city of Chennai, well known for its dense traffic. In the old urban center you can also see the colonial buildings built by the English between the 19th and 20th centuries. To see in Chennai are absolutely the temple towers, so majestic that even the tallest buildings are darkened.

Chennai Colonial Building

About what to see in India could still be written a lot, but one must never forget Hyderabad, a city hosting an immense historical center. The city mosque, Masjid, is considered as a real mecca by many Muslims. And if a part of the city is linked to religious traditions and its history, the other area is in something similar to hyper-technological Tokyo.

Finally, among the cities to visit you should not forget Jaipur, described by many as the pink city of India (Exploring through luxury train give you memorable experience). In Jaipur you should definitely visit the Jal Mahal, a huge building that seems to float on the water, and the Govind Dev Ji, a temple dedicated to Krishna.

Jal Mahal