What can one say about India! We can say that it is the country of many possibilities but that would be to take a lot away from a myriad of spectacular experiences that the country has in store for its visitors.
Here’s our attempt to bring you top five ways in which you can experience the spectacular India:
The Royal India
Many kings from various dynasties walked the soils in India. Their imprints can be found in the ancient palaces and temples, museums and mosques spread all across the country. But no place in India gives the taste of country’s luxury, culture and traditions like the Royal Rajasthan. Known for its hospitality, the state of Rajasthan stands amidst a vast expanse of desert that envelops it into a glorious brown. While a cohort of palaces and fort, each grander than the other still remain the state’s most popular attraction, tourists will love camel rides, desert safaris, traditional dance performances among many other attractions.
The Wild India
India’s wildlife is as diverse as its many landscapes. From giant mountain ranges of the north, to the marsh lands of the east, and from the lush forests in the west to the great jungles in the south, India has many precious species of wildlife that call it a home. Kaziranga National Park, Assam; Sundarbans, West Bengal; Hemis National Park, Laddakh, Jammu & Kashmir; Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat; Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand; Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan as well as Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala are some of the best places in India for having an encounter with the wild.
The Spiritual India
An India visit is recommended for a lot of reasons – for the country’s epic landscapes, its epic monuments, its gushing rivers and streams, its snow-capped mountains, its lush interiors and its grand palaces and its quaint temples. But one of the most life-changing experiences for many tourists to India is an encounter with the country’s spiritual side that manifests itself in its queues of worshippers outside temples, its many customs and religious ceremonies, its superstitions as well as its priests and pundits. The best places in India to attempt to glance at the soul of this country are Varanasi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Amritsar, Bodh Gaya, as well as Tiruvannamalai among many other places.
The Gastronomic India
Indian food is all the rave around the world these days, and chances are you love it too! Though the UK has no dearth of Indian restaurants, serving ‘butter chicken’, ‘daal’, ‘chicken tikka’ and more, the experience of consuming the local delicacies of India in India remains unmatched. India has a remarkable range of regional cuisines as well as dishes that are national favourites. One of the best cities in India to find both is the national capital of New Delhi. It is here that you will find some of the best restaurants serving North Indian, South Indian, East Indian as well as West Indian fares. You can also gorge on delectable ‘chaat’ that the city specialises in. Goa is another city where the local Goan cuisine delights the taste buds of visitors.
The Modern India
The British left India in 1947, and most parts of the country have gone under a metamorphosis since then. One of the fastest growing economies in the world, India has every proof that it is headed steadily onto the path of development and growth. To experience it with your own eyes, you must explore cities like New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. You will find world-class malls, restaurants, shopping complexes, landmark buildings as well as an increasing number of affluent Indians living luxuriously in these modern cities, an image that will change your perspective towards the country.