India, the next trip destination after Indochina?

I love traveling others countries and it becomes my hobby to plan 4 trips per year. I started loving it after I made a trip plan to Medan, Indonesia for 2 days 1 night last year and I found it was really enjoy and refresh. It was a starting point of my hobby traveling outside Malaysia. At first, I said that I want to explore whole Indonesia, after that I will extend trip plan to Indochina, China and maybe India.

Today, I asked Swapnil, my colleague who is a local Indian and he recommended some places that I should go based on my interest. I love history buildings and he suggested me to go to New Delhi, Agra, Fatepur Shikri, Amritsar and Rajastan. I was excited and immediately searched those cities through Google and chose images to see photos of the places. It is really amazing and mostly of the buildings have a beautiful and unique architectures.

New Delhi; he said the famous places are Jama Mosque, Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Iron Pillar.

  Iron Pillar

Jama Mosque – claimed as the largest mosques in Asia

Qutub Minar

Red Fort

As we knew, Taj Mahal is well known and famous place in India and it is located in Agra, India.

Taj Mahal

Fatepur Shikri, Rajastan the uniqueness of this state is divided to land and desert. And he narrated that this state is used to be India capital city for 10 years and because of inadequate of water supply, New Delhi took replace as India capital city. It looks like abandon city and nobody lives there but it is really beautiful city where many palaces were built here.

Fatepur Shikri Palace

Amritsar; where the Golden Temple can be founded here.

Golden Temple

Jaipur; well known as Pink city because mostly the buildings are painted in pink color.

Hawa Mahal – Voila! painted in pink.

Those cities are located in North of India. So, in term of food, he said that the common cuisines are nan and Indian ‘roti’ which are made from wheat flour and rice is rarely consumed. He also mentioned that taxi and train are the best transportation to commute from one place to another place. More, business hour in here starts from 10a.m. to 8p.m. and usually they extend their operation until 12a.m. He suggested that the best month to travel in India is February where the end of winter season and the start of rainy season which is likely autumn season. And he also said that the best gifts to bring back home is Taj Mahal miniature which is made from marble.