Greece or Rajasthan?
Ancient ruins, age old villages, historic sites and tasty cuisine these are a few common things between Greece and the Indian state of Rajasthan. But which one should you travel to? We make an attempt at finding out everything there is to see in both places!
Greece: Greece is a country with a very rich ancient history. Drawing from a rich cultural heritage that has been influenced by a multitude of foreign settlers, Greece is blessed with monuments and ruins that have lasted around 6000 years. Add to this the unique cuisine that caters to the palate of everyone and sunny beaches that are well known for some of the craziest parties, you have an amazing holiday destination for anyone, from the academic to the party goer!
Rajasthan: The Indian state of Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country. Rajasthan has a plethora of architectural attractions and has been drawing tourists for its mighty sand dunes, mesmerizing forts and awe-inspiring palaces, sparkly lakes and monuments. The medieval zeal of honor among the Rajputs rings true in Chittorgarh Fort, while the romance comes alive over the island palaces of Lake Pichola. The majestic Hawa Mahal seems to welcome with open arms and Mehrangarh gives a majestic view. The religious devotion is at its peak in the Dargah Sharif at Ajmer and Shrinath ji at Nathdwara. Enjoy Indian history, hospitality and cuisine in the company of the mighty Rajputs!
Corinth, the Ancient City: Corinth was an ancient city in Greece where Apostle Paul was known to live. The city also houses the Temples of Apollo, Aphrodite and Octavia.
Udaipur: Named as the City of Lakes, Udaipur has a number of lakes such as the Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar, which is one of the reasons it is also called the Venice of East. Udaipur has the beautiful Udaipur City Palace that is situated in the middle of Lake Pichola.
Rhodes Island: Known for its beautiful shored of the Aegean Sea, Rhodes Island has quite a few historical site including Acropolis of Rhodes, Temple of Apollo, and Acropolis of Lindos.
Jodhpur: Jodhpur is one of the legend cities of India as it is one of the oldest cities in India. The major attractions in Jodhpur include the Mehrangarh Fort, the Umaid Bhavan Palace, the Ghanta Ghar, the Mandore Gardens, and Masooria Hills. The Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India, is situated on an elevated hill and is 440 feet above the city. Adventure lovers can go for the Flying Fox zip line tours around the Mehrangarh Fort from September to May. The Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world’s largest private residences. A part of the palace is still being used by the Jodhpur Royal Family. Another part is being used as a heritage hotel by the Taj Group of Hotels and the third part is a museum.
Mount Athos, a mountain and a peninsula in northern Greece, is home to 1,400 monks in its 20 monasteries.
Mount Abu: One of oasis in the dessert, Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan and has a number of forests, lakes, waterfalls and rivers.
Meteora: It is one of the major historical sites where rock pillars shoot up into the sky from the otherwise flat landscape. Monasteries here located on high cliffs where monks and nuns worship.
Jaipur: Jaipur is known as the Pink City as the buildings were painted red to mimic the Mughal cities which later turned to pink. Amber Fort is one of the main attractions of this city. The architecture of Amber fort is an amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic design. Other popular places are the Hawa Mahal, the Nahargarh Fort and the Jantar Mantar Observatory.
Santorini, a volcanic island, is famous for its white-washed houses, and its very own active volcano in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands.
Bundi: Bundi has the Taragarh Fort sitting on a hill overlooking the city and the Bundi Palace which is right next door. One of the only places in the country, Bundi has developed its own school of art and created an individualized painting style.