We use cookies to deliver our services. Learn more here. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.
OK
COVID-19 cancellations: Please click here for latest updates.
modify

Indian destinations Kate & Williams visited, and what are they famous for

By Carlton Leisure - 09/06/2016

kate-middleton-india-tour

Recently the Duchess of Cambridge visited India with Prince William and got greeted with great Indian hospitality.  During their week-long tour they visited some of the most exciting destinations of India known for history, culture, business, politics, wildlife and nature. Here we give a lowdown on what make these destinations so famous.

Mumbai - the city of dreams

They took a flight to Mumbai and reached there on April 10, 2016.The Duke and Duchess came face to face with the impoverished side of the city on their visit to slums in the city which has beautifully been depicted in Hollywood blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire. They also went to Taj Hotel to show solidarity to the victims 26/11 terror attacks.

What the city is known for

Also called the financial capital of India, Mumbai is well loved by business as well as leisure alike.There are a good number of attractions that include Gateway of India, Haji Ali Dargah, Elephanta Caves, Siddhivinayak Temple and Mahalakshmi Temple among others.

There are excellent dining and accommodation options throughout the city that can also be explored.

Delhi - a blend of different cultures

Delhi is the second destination British Royal couples visited. On their visit to the Indian capital they lay wreath at India Gate War Memorial.Besides, they also went to Gandhi Smriti to pay tribute Mahatma Gandhi.They also went to the salaam Balak Trust where they spent some quality moments with the children.

What the city is known for

Delhi, the capital of India, is well known for great history, admiring culture, several museums and plethora of fun activities.The Indian capital is a fine place to see remains of Mughal as well as British rule. Impressive architecture marvels of Mughal era can be found during you visit to gated part of the city while a visit to Lutyens Delhi will acquaint to impressive British architectures which are now housing important offices of government organizations.Apart from India Gate and Gandhi Smriti, there are a good number of attractions travelers should have in their itinerary.Qutub Minar, Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Connaught Place and Askshardham temples are some of the major attractions.

One can find hotels and restaurants of different range and budget to  for your accommodation and dining.

Kaziranga - Rhinos are top draw cards

They also visited Kaziranga National Park in eastern Indian state of Assam widely acclaimed for its great population of rhinoceros.They also went to visit Kaziranga Discovery Center.

What the Place is known for

The sanctuary is well known for two third populations of great one-horned rhinoceroses and has also been declared a world heritage site.One should take an elephant safari to explore its rich flora and fauna.

Agra - Synonymous to Taj Mahal

In the last leg of their visit, the Royal couple came to Agra which is home to the monument of love and romance Taj Mahal.The while marbled monument is also linked to Princess Dianna, the late mother of Prince Williams, who visited it in 1992 and got her picture clicked on bench in front of Taj Mahal.

What the city is known for

One of the major cities in Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, Agra might be synonymous with Taj Mahal but it is also famous for Agra fort and Fatehpuri Sikri.Don’t forget to buy petha, a local sweet, Agra is famous for.