With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting India and taking the country by storm now is the time to relive some of those moments with a tour. Just like William and Kate you too can visit some of the iconic places on their tour of India. Read on for a lowdown on the top destinations on the Royal tour of India.
Visit the Oval Maidan in Mumbai
Cricket is a top sport in India with the country having produced many famous batsmen. You’ll most likely see kids playing cricket in the streets and park too and many a café’s TV tuned into a match. For a typical cricketing experience, look out for the park at the Oval Maidan in Mumbai where the Duke and Duchess famously enjoyed a game and you’ll see kids with bats everywhere.
Tea at the Taj
The Taj Palace Hotel is one of the finest in the world and the location of the Bollywood banquet for the royal visit. It is also where Kate and William stayed in Mumbai on their tour of India. You too can get that royal feeling by enjoying high tea in the Taj during your stay in India. You’ll be treated like royalty and enjoy a sumptuous meal.
Tour the Taj Mahal
No visit to India is complete without a day at the Taj Mahal in Agra. This exquisite building is an iconic landmark in India and where many famous photos have been taken. You too can walk through the grounds, marvel at the delicate carvings, and have your photo taken just like members of the royal family.
See Elephants and Tigers
There are lots of wonderful national parks in India where visitors can see all kinds of animals. In Assam the Kaziranga National Park is one of the best places to see elephant, one horned rhinos and even elusive tigers. There are buffalo and swamp deer too and Kaziranga is renowned for its bird life. So if you want to relive the royal tour then Kaziranga is the place to go. But do remember that seeing a tiger for the first time is an amazing experience wherever you are in India.
Visit the Slum areas of Mumbai
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge famously visited the slum areas in Mumbai, surprising locals and seeing the good work done by charities. In India you can visit these areas too which is best done with a guide. Several non-profit organisations offer an insight into the community and some of the people going about their daily lives. It is a contrast to the wealthier side but very humbling to experience.
For anyone going to India for a vacation or tour the sights and sounds are so different and incredible to experience. Whilst some of the experiences on the royal tour of India were quite unique and not available to the tourist a lot of the other sights can be visited. And anyone can sit on the special seat in front of the Taj Mahal for a photo.