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    28 Photos Of India To Convince You To Visit One Day

    The Taj Mahal, the Pink City, and a few spots you might not have heard of yet.

    The coronavirus pandemic is still impacting travel, and destinations around the world have different COVID-19 restrictions in place. Always check and adhere to local government policies as you're planning any trips.

    While we may not be booking flights to India right this second, why not travel through the country via a series of wanderlust-inspiring photos?

    The first thing so many people think about when planning a trip to India is the food. And honestly, good call, because I still think about the food every day.


    The second thing you probably think about is the glorious Taj Mahal.

    Trust me, it's even more captivating in person.

    Taj Mahal at sunrise

    Just a half hour after sunrise and the Taj Mahal is packed with visitors, so def get there early if you want that serene experience.

    Taj Mahal packed with tourists

    There's more to the Taj Mahal than the mausoleum itself, so definitely plan to spend some extra time exploring the other buildings and grounds surrounding it.

    Mosque at the Taj Mahal

    While the Taj Mahal may be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, there's no shortage of beauty across this massive country.

    Patrika Gate

    Jaipur is known as the Pink City, as most of the old city was painted pink.

    But the most notable pink structure in Jaipur is probably the Hawa Mahal.

    Hawa Mahal from a rooftop cafe

    I literally can't even fathom how they made something so intricate in the 1700s.

    But even when you're not visiting these incredible monuments, you'll find something beautiful wherever you end Bar Palladio.

    Beautiful restaurant design in Jaipur

    I also can't help but love the abundance of fresh flowers.

    Flower bracelet

    Oh, and in case I forgot to mention breakfast, you're not going to be stuck with rubbery eggs and slimy meats from some continental breakfast at your hotel.

    Breakfast in India

    And let me mention how incredible mangoes are in India. They don't even compare with the mangoes you get in the US.

    Hanuman Ji Temple, aka the Monkey Temple, is a truly unique Hindu site built into these rock walls.

    Monkey Temple

    And as the name suggests, there are plenty of monkeys living there.

    Monkey with baby monkey at temple

    If you hike up past the temple itself, you'll find this impeccable view of Jaipur.

    And after a long day, there's nothing better than some bread, samosas, and chai!

    Samosas, buns, and chai

    There's also tandoori chai.

    Tandoori chai from a street vendor

    Then there's the shopping, which is just next level!

    And after a long day of shopping, you'll want to treat yourself to some ice cream.


    But my favorite dessert will always be gajar ka halwa with poori.

    Halwa poori

    India is massive, and there's so much to see, eat, and do — I'm already daydreaming about planning my trip back.

    What's on your India bucket list? Share your faves in the comments below.