What you MUST check out when visiting Chicago…

You have to live under a rock to not know of the city of Chicago. Planning your next trip to the third largest city of the entire U.S.? Great decision! The city is one of the most urbanized places you’ll get to see in the world with its tall skyscrapers lining Lake Michigan in the Midwest. The city is known for its modernization, performing arts, food, technology, parks and sandy beaches.

Chicago in Literature and Media

The city of Chicago has received a lot of recognition in international media and English literature. Some of your favorite movies are set here including Adventures in Babysitting, Batman Begins and The Blue Brothers.

There are a number of award-winning books centered on Chicago as well such the Sin in the Second City, Sister Carrie and The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Activities in Chicago

When you’re visiting Chicago, prepare to constantly be on your feet. The city is full of activities and it may be impossible to list all of them here. If you’re planning to stay for a few days, make sure you don’t miss out on some of the most popular sights and things to do!

Relax at the sandy beaches of Chicago and soak up the sun on the Oak Street and North Avenue Beaches. You can also show off your love for sports by playing volleyball at the beach.

The parks of Chicago are another must visit areas. Waterfront parks like the Grant Park and Hyde Park are names every American has heard of. Other parks worth mentioning are the Washington Park and the Jackson Park. If you’re with your family, spending a day in Chicago’s parks is an excellent idea!

The city also holds a number of arts and music festivals throughout the year so the city is full of energy all the time. Taste of Chicago is one of the largest food festivals in the world and if you’re a real foodie, you can’t miss out on it! Music festivals like the Blues Fest, the Lollapalooza and the Jazz Fest are also excellent shows for those who appreciate music.

Sights in Chicago

Just like every other city of the U.S., Chicago has a number of museums and heritage centers of its own. Some of these include the Museum Campus, the Art Institute of Chicago and the International Museum of Surgical Science.

Chicago is not a city you can explore in a few days. Heck, even locals living for decades haven’t discovered all the secrets of the city. Make sure you take your sweet time exploring the streets and cultures of this beautiful place!

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Major Attractions To Visit In Udaipur

Udaipur is a major tourist location in the State of Rajasthan in India. This city was built by the Rajput king, Maharana Udai Singh in 1553. This city is well known for the historic places, scenic locations, forts, temples, and palaces. It is known as the “City Of Lakes” as five major lakes flow through it. The important tourist attractions are listed below

City Palace

This palace built in 1559 is located on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola and is an architectural marvel. This is the largest royal complex in the state with 11 palaces, pavilions, rooms, hanging gardens, courtyards, and terraces. The museum in the complex exhibits some of the finest artistic creations from Rajput culture.

Jag Mandir

This exquisite palace was constructed by Maharanas of Mewar kingdom on an estuary Island in Lake Pichola. This was the summer resort of the royal family. You can reach the mandir by boat and jag mandir is famous for the exceptional architecture and marble and sandstone carvings.

Fateh Sagar Lake

This is an artificial lake which extends to 2.4 km in length and 1.6 km in width. There are three small islands located in this lake and can be reached by boat. There is a park and a zoo located on the largest island.  You can relax in the serene location.

Shilpgram

This village contains cottages with art and craft products from different states in India. You will be able to meet and interact with the artisans. There will be cultural programs from different regions of India during weekends. You can shop the different products from different parts of India at a cheaper price by visiting this place.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal

If you want to experience the rich and vast tradition and folk culture of the villages in Rajasthan visit this pace. There will be folk and tribal dances and puppet shows which depict the Rajasthani culture. Tickets to the show can be booked in advance.