India is one of the most exotic places in the world for a westerner. Filled of vivid contrasts, massive population, incredible history, magnificent forts, palaces, temples, and ancient ruins, you will not get bored, that’s for sure!
There are so, SO many reasons for you to go to India, that if we start to mention one by one, we’d never finish the list. But hey, here’s what we can do, we can give you a sneak peek.
There’s no shortage of adventure to be found in India:
Start with 10 Ways to Experience India Now.
India can be overwhelming to the senses, here are Tips for Surviving Your First Trip to India. But, in order to survive it, you have to live the whole experience as well. So, here’s a short and quick list of things you must do to achieve your goal: camp at a natural and remote tribal region, and visit as many villages and tibetan monasteries as you can to heal your soul; go see the Akshardham, in Delhi, and lose yourself in its structure, colors and details; enjoy yourself and your thoughts in front of the immensity of the Ranakpur Jain Temple, in Ranakpur; go to the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, and share the view with locals and foreigners; walk around the Botanical Gardens and forget about the city and its speed; what about food? We got it. In Udaipur, the thali is not only common but quite famous. You’ll be having a variety of traditional food so good that you won’t have the time to take a picture of every dish; oh, and well, we can’t forget about one of the most precious treasures of India: the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal. We’re sure you’ve heard of it, so there’s no need to tell you why you should go, is it?.
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Of course you’re going to want to hit the highlights while you’re in India, but Finding Authenticity Among the Over-rated is sometimes a challenge.
If you’re planning to use public transportation then here is everything you need to know if you are going to travel India by bus.
There are a lot of crazy adventures to be had in India. The biggest of them all might just be the Rickshaw Rally. Check out the wildest race on three wheels from the Driver’s Seat of an Auto Rickshaw.
The train system can seem overwhelming and impossible to navigate upon first look. Take a deep breath. Read this Guide to Train Travel in India before you take the plunge into Mumbai’s central station.
If you are all about adventure, India is waiting for you.
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