The land of the kings, Rajasthan, promises to be an experience of a lifetime with its wealth of culture and traditions. The picturesque dunes, the enigma of the beautifully built palaces and the atmosphere of the cities of Rajasthan are a few features of the culturally astounding state.
Down south each city is associated with a specialty. The port city of Mahabalipuram is renowned for its rock-cut monuments, structures in a single stone and bas-reliefs besides its beaches. The Kamakshi Amman temple and the Varadaraja Perumal temples in Kanchipuram are a must see.
The most happening cultural arena of the south happens to be the city of Madurai. The city situated on the banks of the river Vaigai is famed for the Meenakshi temple. The other places of interest include the Thirumala Nayak palace, an example of the architectural heritage. Close by is Tanjore, famous for its paintings and arts.
One cannot miss the destination of Cochin. Right from the island palace of Bolghatty to the St Francis church, the town boasts of the Chinese fishing nets, unique throughout India, the Chinese tiles and the Belgian chandeliers are major attractions at the Jewish synagogue.
So, the next time you need a break, remember the potpourri of culture India has to offer and go ahead and explore.