First nights of the Indian honeymoon

Exotic Honeymoon in India: Magic, Color and Diversity!

India is one of the most magical and mysterious places on our planet. It is a land that offers contrasts, from sweet and salty to sensual and sacred. Is rich in flavors, sensations and lessons. And it's the perfect place to be memorablehoneymoonto experience far away from the conventions. A journey for body and mind! Discover a little more of this jewel of our world:

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So India ...

All the charm of India is part of the famous Indian subcontinent, which geographically also includes Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan as well as the beautiful island states of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, four of the world's great religions, are lived in this area. Therefore, countless temples of exquisite artistic development shape the country.

India is one of the largest countries in the world and therefore is home to the second largest population on earth with a whopping billion people. Hindi and English are the country's official languages, but its wealth and diversity with over 20 official languages ​​can be found in different areas of the country. In addition, there is evidence of around 2,000 languages ​​in total, although most of them have no official status.

A country that lies on the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the famous Bay of Bengal. Its flora with tropical jungle extends almost limitlessly, as does its fauna - with the famous Bengal tigers and elephants.

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Authenticity, turmoil and history: Delhi and Agra

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The north-west of the country is the lushest, most prosperous area and is primarily shaped by its trio, the famous Golden Triangle, consisting of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The three areas are enough to make an extended trip.

Delhi is in a state of chaos: accelerated urbanization and a mixture of situations and people. In addition, the area is home to most obvious contrasts between tradition and modernity. And the hectic life is part of its charm.

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The most elegant and diplomatic way to experience Delhi (Rajpath, Rasina Hill and Vijay Chowk) happens in combination with commercial activity and the markets, spices, wild traffic and noise as the essence of Delhi. It is a unique spectacle of pleasure. Here you shouldn't miss the temples, the Hindu Lakshmi Narayan or Kalkaki. Jami Masjid is also another large mosque.

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Agra is one of the great symbols of the country and the Taj Mahal is one of the new seven wonders of the world. Refined, neat and exquisite compositions result in this fascinating beauty of the Mughal Empire. A trip to Agra is therefore very well justified. Indeed, the excellent Mughal-era palaces, including their tombs, fountains and gardens, are a once in a lifetime experience. Centuries-old luxury.

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The magic of Rajasthan: Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur

Rajasthan is one of the largest states in India. In the northwest, Jaipur emerges as a source of fantasies and stories. Known as the “Pink City”, this city represents one of the strongest cultural parts of the country. With its details and beauty in an idyllic setting, this place is truly perfect for a romantic honeymoon. Its historical and artistic legacy shed light on the stories from the Arabian Nights. A mixture of pompous palaces of the Maharajas (City Palace, Samode, Hawa Mahal) and strongly medieval buildings (Fort Bernstein) characterize the cityscape. Architectural art is combined with exotic smells, the exoticism of lush bazaars.

Udaipur and Jodhpur are two cities that also contain the charm of a thousand and one nights. The first enjoys a privileged location. Cultural heritage here is a renewed reminder of the old fairy tales. Jodhpur with the special facades of magnificent buildings is much more of a visual highlight that, with a visit to Mehranghar, is one of the strengths of the country.

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Shrines and temples

Religion has a strong force in India and luckily it leads us to various cults across the country. Hinduism, for example, is the most widespread teaching with 80% of practitioners with many temples.

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Already in the south of the country, in the state of Tamil Nadu, newlyweds experience a festival of temples and spiritual meditation. Kanchipuram is one of the seven holy cities of Hinduism and has more than a hundred temples for believers to visit.

Experience that tooChennai Kapaleeswarar Temple, with its forty-meter tower; Madurai shows extraordinary and fine Minakshi temple architecture; Trichy is characterized by its strong and phenomenal Srirangam Temple in honor of Vishnu; Chidambaram is one of the main visitor centers of Nataraja. They are all wonders of the old world that have survived the passage of time.

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Tigers and more

The state of Madhya Pradesh is the “Heart of India”, home to the wild and varied landscape. This is where the largest population of Bengal tigers in the world lives, especially in Bandhavgarh and Kania National Park. In tropical and subtropical forests, Bengal tigers show their beauty to the observing visitors.

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Kerala and Karnataka

In the state of Kerala, you can dedicate yourself to visiting the nature reserve of Periyar, the port city of Cochin and the Guruvayoor Temple Krishna. Nearby, in Punnathur Kotta, you will see around 50 elephants. A boat trip along the canals and lakes in the area is also a unique experience.

In the state of Karnataka, Mysore is the second major attraction for visitors: the palace of the Maharajah takes your breath away. And finally, complete your visit with the special features of Karnataka, Belur and Halebidu - further destinations of an artistic and historical world.

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“The Imperial New Delhi” is the most luxurious hotel in this area. And proves to be a return to the grandeur and sophisticated style of India. The Park Hotel, with eight seats across India, is another star hotel in this country - with a unique design and luxurious amenities. The “Dune Wellness Group” is another hotel with numerous rooms that encapsulate the scent of India. One of the largest resorts of the Tree of Life Resorts & Hotels is located in Jaipur, one of the most select areas. There are also other facilities in Binsar, Beranés and in the beautiful Dudhwa National Park. In Madhya Pradesh, where the wildest region of India is located, the resort offers, in addition to other exclusive offers, a further 8 safari tours through this beautiful region. Further south is the Anantya Resort with its 21 luxury villas and the Heritage Maurai with…., Which form the most beautiful essence of Tamil Nadu. Further to the east, in the Kerala region, the Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort has the most relaxing and beautiful wellness offers (spa, yoga, etc.) that take care of your body and well-being.

India is the perfect honeymoon-Destination for lovers who are looking for adventure, culture and contrasts on their journey. Everything described is just a foretaste of what you can really expect: a universe of sensory impressions, with the best of man and nature. A honeymoon to India is not just a honeymoon, but a real journey into the unknown. A very special gift!

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