Take a Look at the Cultural Capitals of India
India is considered one of the most diverse nations in the world. With home to a considerable population belonging to 5 major religions of the world, 100 different languages, over 700 different tribal groups, 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 6 classical dance forms, India is an ethnically and culturally rich nation, befitting of its title as ‘Incredible India’. India currently has 28 states and almost each and every state has a city that is believed to be the cultural capital of a state or geographical region.
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In this article, take a look at the cultural centres in India which are perfect for family holidays.
Kolkata, the city of joy is not only the cultural capital of West Bengal but is also the cultural capital of India. From being the capital of the British empire in India, the birthplace of modern Indian literature to being the seat of Bengal renaissance and Indian nationalism, Kolkata has always been at the frontlines of culture, taking the nation forward. If you are planning to visit Kolkata for a family holiday, here are some of the places to visit in India:
Apart from going on a solid sightseeing trip, some of the other things to do in Kolkata, India are:
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Madurai, known as the city that never sleeps, was once the capital of many kingdoms such as the Cholas, Pandyas, Nayaks and the British. Being the birthplace of Sangam literature, it is the main cultural centre of Tamil Nadu, India and also the administrative headquarters of the Madurai District. When you are visiting this city, some of the things to do in Madurai, India will be as follows:
Apart from visiting these places, some dishes you must try in order to make your India Tourism complete are:
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The city of Pune is held to be the educational capital and cultural centre of Maharashtra, India. Owing to its pleasant climate, safe neighbourhoods, affordable residential places and excellent connectivity to the business capital of India, Mumbai, people prefer not only to stay here but also drop by for a visit during a family holiday. Some places to visit in Pune, India, are as follows:
If you want to try some local Maharashtrian cuisine, you must indulge your taste buds in the following dishes:
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Varanasi or Banaras or Benaras, is the cultural capital of Uttar Pradesh and the spiritual capital of India. People visit this city to attain nirvana and break free from the cycle of rebirth and karma. People also visit the ancient city to start afresh, to seek blessings and to shop the famous Benarasi saree.
Below is a list of places to visit in Benaras, India that are included in the itinerary of Indian Tourism:
Varanasi is also famous for a couple of dishes that are sold in the many ancient bylanes of this city that you must try when you are on your family holiday:
Jaipur is a cultural reservoir of Western India and definitely one of the most beloved cultural centres in India. Whether it be its many palaces, its food or its handicrafts, Jaipur is a historically and culturally rich city that continues to excite tourists from both near and far.
When in Jaipur, you must visit the following places:
Any family holiday is incomplete in India without exploring the rich food culture of Incredible India:
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Apart from the cities mentioned above, there are a few more cultural centres in India like Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh; Thrissur, Kerala; Srinagar, J & K; Mysore, Karnataka; and Almora, Uttarakhand. These places and those described above are all worth a visit during your family holiday in India.
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