Ramadan is the holiest of months in Islam, and this year it has begun on the evening of 2 April. The holy month of Ramadan is about prayer, devotions, fasting, and seeing plenty of delicious delicacies being served after dusk. The celebration has already begun, but there are still many days to Eid, which forms an excellent opportunity for you to explore the renowned places across the country in the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Here is some beautiful places ideal for a fantastic road trip with Myles.
- Surreal Backdrop of Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
The breathtaking views and tranquillity engulf your mind when you are in Srinagar or think of it. The surreal backdrop and the Ramadan vibe take the beauty of this place up to the next level. The first stop of your trip to Srinagar should be the Hazratmahal shrine to enjoy great food. The next would be Eidgah- a historic mosque to celebrate and offer prayers, and then shop at the famous bazaar at Lal Chowk.
When in Srinagar: Rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul in Srinagar. At the same time, you enjoy trekking, river rafting, skiing & paragliding, try local cuisine, stroll around the town, go bird watching, sikara ride, stay at the boathouse, and visit Jamia Masjid.
- Mouthwatering Iftar in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow is about many great things, but nothing beats the city’s mouthwatering delicacies. One cannot miss the city when it comes to Ramadan celebrations and food. The cuisine that this city offers is heavily influenced by centuries of Muslim kingdoms, and during the festivity, the deliciousness of the delicacies hits a completely new level. Enjoy festivity special kebabs and biryani, explore areas around Aish Bagh Idgah, Akbari Gate, and more to enjoy Iftar food, trying dishes like paya, firni, paya, sheermal, kulcha, nihari, and more.
When in Lucknow: Apart from relishing tasteful delicacies, visit Bara Imambara, The Residency, Janeshwar Mishra Park, Hazratganj, Chowk, Aminabad, Rumi Darwaza, etc. Shop chikankari, aka lucknawi fabric, and apparel from the local markets.
- Go for a Historical Tour in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Agra is a small city that sits beside the Holy River Yamuna. From the magical allure of the famous Taj Mahal to tasteful delicacies, Agra is a wondrous land of fascinating history, mausoleums, and tombs that display the legacy of the Mughal Empire. Make the most of your trip to Agra during Ramadan and explore the history of this place while you enjoy an elaborate Iftar meal. Book a self-drive car rental in Delhi and travel to Agra.
When in Agra: Agra tour is incomplete without visiting the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Magtab Bagh, Chini ka Rauza, Fatehpur Sikri, Jama Masjid, and more. Relish the local delicacies of Agra like petha, stuffed parathas, Mughlai cuisine, bhalla papadi, dalmoth, jalebi, shawarma, bedai, etc.
- Celebrate Ramadan in the Streets of Old Delhi, Delhi
The street of Old Delhi is famous for its Ramadan celebration and special delicacies. While exploring the streets of Old Delhi, you’ll find enormous stalls and food shops serving special food for Iftar like dates, Rabri Falooda, Kallu Nihari, Haleem, Kebabs, Firni, Biryani, Sharbet-e-Mohabbat, Shahi Tukda, and more. Enjoy surreal Qawali Night at Nizamuddin Dargah, Shop at Chandini Chowk, and explore the renowned and historical places during the day.
When in Delhi: There are endless things to do in Delhi, starting from tasting the famous street food across the city, shopping at various famous Bazaars, and visiting historical places like Jantar Mantar, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and more.
- Feel Tranquillity in Ajmer, Rajasthan
Despite being the bustling city in Rajasthan, Ajmer is the getaway to ecstasy. The town is encircled by the rugged Aravalli Hills and Ana Sagar Lake. Ajmer is a symbolic place in Islamic history, culture, and heritage and is one of India’s most influential Muslim pilgrimage centres. A visit to the shrine, Sufi tomb (dargah), of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chisti (Sufi Saint) during the Holy Month of Ramadan offers you a surreal and divine experience.
When in Ajmer: You can go to local bazaars for shopping, try authentic local food, explore Taragarh Fort, Akbar Palace and Museum, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, take a peaceful stroll at Daulat Bagh, witness a beautiful sunset at Lake Foy Sagar, and enjoy boating at Ana Sagar Lake. You can extend your tour and visit Pushkar.
- Ramadan in Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The bustling bylanes of the pink city Jaipur present a gala feast during Ramadan. During the Iftar time, you find the city scrambling for space to explore and find tempting delicacies to savour. The vibrant city of Jaipur offers authentic Rajasthani cuisine that is a perfect blend of flavourful vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. The annual Iftar Food Walk in Jaipur city is something one should not miss.
When in Jaipur: Jaipur is an ultimate holiday destination, and when you are in the city, you should visit Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum, Chowki Dhani for authentic Rajasthani food, Birla Mandir, Bapu & Jawhri Bazar, and more.
- Pray. Repeat in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
The holy month of Ramadan is an ideal time to visit the distinctive small town of Bhopal. The city is known as the soul of the heart of India and reflects many hues of culture, nature, heritage, and tradition that leave you enthralled. Bhopal’s history-laden old city lanes evoke the charm of a gone-by time, while the new town is filled with youthful delights. After the day-long fast, the streets of old Bhopal are dotted with Iftar refreshments like pheni, samosas, imarti, nukti khaare, bakarbadi, khajoor, pherni, chanadaal, bhajiyas, and more for people to open Roza.
When in Bhopal: Experience the divinity as Azaan fills the air, and visit Taj-ul-Masajid, Moti Masjid, and Jama Masjid. Shop at the bazaars of old Bhopal to buy zari-zardozi, embroidered goods, and decorative items. Explore Yodhasthal Museum, Tribal Museum, Sanchi Stupa, Bhimbetka Caves, and Bharat Bhavan Museum. Indulge in activities like spending the evening at Sair Sapata, going to Van Vihar National Park, boat ride in Bhojtal, etc.
- Qawali Nights in Mumbai, Maharashtra
After Delhi, Mumbai is the city that is widely popular for festival celebrations. The city of dreams sees a grand celebration of Ramadan and Eid. During the Holy Month, Muslims and non-Muslims gather across the city to enjoy the tasteful Iftar delicacies. The other best thing about spending Ramadan in Mumbai is the Qawwali session at Haji Ali Dargah. Also, visit other famous shrines and Daraghs, such as Harat Sayyed Shukrullah Shah Baba Dargah and Haji Malang Dargah.
When in Mumbai: Visit Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Juhu Beach, Elephanta Caves, Essel World, Siddhivinayak Temple, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Filmcity, Chowpatty Beach, Kanheri Caves, Mumba Devi Temple, etc., to name a few.
- A visit to the City of Nawabs, Hyderabad, Telangana
The city of Nawabs looks even more charming during the Holy Month. Ramadan makes it an ideal time to visit Hyderabad as the city serves authentic delicacies like Haleem that are only made during the festivity. The beauty of Charminar looks ethereal during Ramadan. The streets are filled with people who are gathered to celebrate and enjoy the Iftar meal.
When in Hyderabad: Visit places like Masab Tank, Golconda Fort, Secunderabad, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Chowmahalla Palace, Koti Residency, Moula Ali Dargah, Paigah Tombs, Ramoji Film City, Hussain Sagar Lake, and more. Shop at Laad Bazaar, stroll around Charminar, enjoy famous Hyderabadi Biryani, shop pearls, etc.
- Witness Rich Muslim Heritage in Bangalore, Karnataka
Book a car rental in Bangalore and explore the city to learn about its rich Muslim Heritage and know the culture better. The entire month of Ramadan is filled with prayers, meeting with friends and family, and special food. Bangalore serves incredibly delicious food that takes your taste buds on a tasteful ride. Try seekh and kebabs on Mosque and MM Road, seafood at Koramangala, goat brain puffs at Albert Bakery in Frazer Town, delicious tikkas at Tilak Nagar, and much more.
When in Bangalore: When in Bangalore, visit Nandi Hills, Shandagiri for trekking, shop at MG Road, Ramanagara for camping, Kanakapura, stroll in Lalbagh, Bannerghatta National Park, Guhantara Resort, etc., to name a few.
- Find Peace and Solace in Kolkata, West Bengal
Travel to the City of Joy during Ramadan to find peace, solace, and good food. Kolkata is a melting pot of laid-back lifestyle, culture, and unique cuisine. Amidst the hustle and bustle of this metro city, Kolkata helps you stop and catch your breath. After a relaxing day, head to relish Iftar delicacies. From kheeri kebab to mutton chaap to biryani to mutton and beef stews to maach jhol to sutli kebab, etc., to name a few.
When in Kolkata: Stroll around the city like a local, try different food at Terreti Morning Market and China Town, visit Victoria Memorial Hall, Mother House, Park Street, Eden Gardens, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Science City, Howrah Bridge, Eco-Tourism Park, and more. Enjoy a boat ride at Salt Lake and Tram Ride, witness the sun go down at Princep Ghat, shop at the local bazaar and get conch shell bangles, Darjeeling tea, dokra craft, kalighat paintings, terracotta items, and famous lal-par saree.
The holy month of Ramadan and Eid is one of the grandly celebrated festivals in India. This year enhance your experience by visiting these beautiful places with Myles.
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