Off the Beaten Path in India
While you can always visit the historic sites and cultural attractions that India made famous, smart travelers look for sites off the beaten path. These attractions let you avoid the crowds and focus on having a good trip.
The Neru Center Auditorium is a good choice for travelers because the center has four separate areas. Whether you're interested in arts, sciences, music, or drama, you can have fun without worrying about crowds. Walking through the neighborhood of Alsisar for a few hours and enjoying the local people, restaurants, and stores will also keep you away from the traditional crowds. Orbitz.com provides a number of discounts and cheap prices on tours and other things you might want to do on your vacation.
Best time to take a vacation to India
Visiting in the winter is your best bet when it comes to India. The monsoon season starts in June and runs through September, and the season brings days of rain and wind. Summer is also uncomfortably hot with temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The post-monsoon season starts in November, but the rain tapers off by December. Winter temperatures hover around the 50 to 60 degree mark, which is mild and slightly warm. You don't need to book your trip to India during the monsoon season to save money because Orbitz.com offers low prices on rental cars, hotels, and other travel arrangements year-round.
Insider tips for India travel
A favorite stop for traveling politicians, this restaurant serves authentic Indian dishes and bread baked fresh every day.
With Bollywood celebrities stopping by regularly, this upscale and modern restaurant is the perfect place to people watch.
With live music and other events held almost every night, this nightclub lets you relax with a few locally produced drinks.
Enjoy a selection from this restaurant's extensive wine list as you read through the menu of Euro-Asian fusion dishes.
Also known as the Festival of Lights, this festival focuses on the triumphant win of Lord Rama as he battled a demon.
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When it comes to antiques and collectibles, few areas beat this neighborhood because it has dozens of vendors selling products every day.
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This small resort has cabins within walking distance of the beach, and one of the cabins even has its own large swimming pool.
The relaxed atmosphere, sandy beaches, and clear waters make this beach a favorite local attraction for those living nearby.
Jaipur Elephant Rides
For a true taste of India, rent an elephant from one of the stores in Jaipur. You can ride with a guide, or you can take a shorter ride on your own.
Gangtok Frozen Lake
When the temperature drops in the winter, the Gagtok Lake completely freezes over, creating an impressive and majestic site.
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Trek to the Great Indian Desert, and you can arrange for a camel ride through the desert, which gives you a closer look at the area.
Though it's one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, you cannot skip the Taj Mahal, which shows the devotion that one man felt to his love.
Locals head to Fashion Street when they want to find great clothing at low prices, and you can find big deals on name brand clothing.
This March festival is also known as the Festival of Colors, and cities across India celebrate the event with parades and celebrations.