India is a land of age old traditions and rich heritage. One of the most popular traditions of India, the land of history and myth is “Atithi Devo Bhava”: The Guest is God.

So as we welcome you to the 71st AIESEC International Congress here are a few places you should definitely consider travelling to before boarding those flights back to your normal routines!

Book a Safari at the Ranthambore National Park

Considered to be a haven for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts , Ranthambore National park is the home of the big cats. With frequent sightings of the royal Bengal tigers, one might even get a glimpse of ‘machli’ the most photographed tigress also known as the ‘Lady of the Lakes’ as she killed a 14 feet long crocodile. Apart from flaunting rich flora and fauna, one might just witness a prey hunt. Hence situated in the Sawai Madhopur town of the State of Rajasthan, Ranthambore is a must see.

Get a whiff of the Mughal royalty at the monument of love, Taj Mahal

Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, built in pristine white ‘markana’ marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal , it is indeed a heaven on earth. With an approximate expenditure of 32 million rupees, built over a period of ten long years, the Taj is sure to enthral you with its elegant domes, beautifully planned gardens and astounding architecture. A glimpse of history, craftsmanship and love, the Taj Mahal is on every traveller’s wish list.

Take a boat ride on the backwaters of Kerala

The State of Kerala in southwestern India is famous for its amazing stretch of coastline that extends for over 600 kms. A perfect tropical getaway with its sandy beaches, palm trees and lush green vegetation, Kerala is ideal for spending your summer whiling away on a boat resort in the peaceful backwaters that twist and turn through pristine rain forests and golden sand beaches.

Hike up the Himalayas in Mussoorie

Are you an adventure freak? Do the mountains beckon you? Then the Garhwal Himalayan ranges of Mussoorie are perfect for your little summer trip. Popularly known as the ‘Queen of Hills’ , Mussoorie with its tranquil hills, sprawling meadows, lush green grasses offers it all. Be it hiking or paragliding or be it savouring ‘dimsums’ and ‘thukpas’, wrapped in the mountain air and cool summer evenings, this peaceful hill station in the Northern State of Uttarakhand should definitely be on your checklist.

Go exploring the walls and passages of the historic Kumbhalgarh Fort

Extending over 38 kms , the wall of the Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan is the second longest wall after the Great Wall of China. The second largest fort in India, this is a must for all history lovers. 6th century winding stairways, age old passages, walls with obscure history etched on them of queens and maids, nestled in the lap of the Aravallis….make sure you have this place in mind while planning your trip in India.

India is a diverse land. Someone famous once said, “It takes more than a lifetime to experience India.” So, travel through India while you can , and as much as you can!

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