Mini Guide to India

Main Cities and Towns


Jaipur, also called “The Pink City”, is the largest city in Rajasthan and it’s a great example of the Hindu Rajput culture. It was built in the 18th and is considered India’s first planned city. The main touristic site is the Amber Fort, which features Hindu and Muslim architectural styles, where you can see the pink colors of the city, which was painted this way to imitate the red sandstone of Maugham cities.

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Being India’s second largest city (after Mumbai), Kolkata is considered the cultural capital of the country. The city has a strong connection with the British era as it was the place where the East British Company arrived in 1690.

It’s home to poets, film producers, and Nobel prize winners, and it’s unsurprisingly where the national movement for independence started. Highlights include the Victoria Memorial, Belur Math, Botanical Gardens and Marble Palace.

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For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

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If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

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While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.