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India holidays 'could include spectacular temples of Ranakpur'

People who take India holidays could enjoy a trip to the "spectacular" temples of Ranakpur, it has been suggested.

The Jain holiday buildings date back hundreds of years and could be magical when viewed at the crack of dawn, according to the New York Times.

It said Rajasthan is an enduring destination, filled with some of the country's most impressive palaces.

Among the activities recommended in the piece was haggling for trinkets and souvenirs in the Pink City market, where leather shoes and "opulent" silks and saris can be found.

Meanwhile, tourists should also not be afraid to try its gastronomic delicacies, it added.

"Foreigners are often too timid to venture into local restaurants, which is a shame. Curries in this state are often simple and spicy, not the extravagant cooking the guidebooks often promise," the column explained.

A trip Adventure Company arranges which could allow travellers to enjoy their own taste of India is the Colours of Rajasthan holiday.

This jaunt includes visits to City Palace, the Taj Mahal and the Pushkar Camel Fair.

Other India holidays which could be of interest include the Tropical South, Mountains and Tigers Family Holiday and the Wildlife and Moghul Cities option.

If this article sparks your imagination then have a look at our Taj Mahal or our India holidays page