India is known for its diverse culture. Being a country that has been through so much in the past, there has been an adequate amount of cultural remains that have been preserved in different parts of the country.
Our motto today is to make you aware of the rich culture that breathes in different parts of our nation in the hope that you decide to take a trip down the cultural lane of the country.
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The city of Amritsar was established in the year 1574 and is a place that is home to the heart of Sikh Culture. The most popular tourist spot here is the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and Wagah Border. While one place is ideal for you to find peace of mind, the other screams out the plights of colonialism. Wagah border on the other hand, will make you feel the energy in the air and run a chill down your spine. Apart from this, the culture of the city is explicitly seen in the food of the city, the yummy lassi, Amritsari fish, chole bhature, and a must-eat is the Guru Ka Langar at the golden temple complex.
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Known as the city of Nawabs, Lucknow is the must-visit if you wish to experience the heritage of the perfect amalgamation of Hindu-Muslim culture. The art and literature of this city are beyond words. The architecture of Lucknow which has been heavily influenced by the Delhi Sultanate, Mughals, Nawabs as well as the British, is what makes it the Rome of India and the authentic Mughal cuisine is drool-worthy! When in Lucknow, you must visit Bada Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, British Residency complex, and many more such famous places.
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A state that is so full of culture that you will have to make recurring trips to consume it. Starting from the dressing sense to the colour of houses, everything about this state is so vibrant that you may forget that you are actually in a barren desert! With a huge number of historical palaces, you can never visit all the forts and palaces of Rajasthan at once. When in Rajashthan do have Dal Baati Churma at dhabas and consume the culture of the state in the best way possible!
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Located in Karnataka, Mysore is known as the cultural capital of Karnataka. When in Mysore, you must visit the Mysore Palace, Lalitha Mahal, and the Chamundi Hilltop Temple. All the architecture and the paintings have a heavy influence on the Vijaynagar kingdom. Apart from this, we recommend visiting Mysore during Dussera to see how the entire city comes to life in order to celebrate good over evil!
Everyone is aware of the sweets that you get in the City of Joy! Kolkata is often regarded as the cultural capital of India because of its cultural history. This city apart from the heavy British influence is also known for its rich literature as some of the major writers and write-ups have come to life in this city. When in Kolkata, be sure to visit Victoria Memorial, Science City, Howrah Bridge, and many more. The city is a beautiful place to visit at any point in time, however, Durga Puja in Kolkata is an experience you will never forget.
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