A vast, complex and diverse country, India has many different sides. It would be impossible to see all of what this amazing region has to offer on just one trip, and one could spend a lifetime getting to know it well and still find a range of hidden gems to surprise and delight. There are so many things to see and do that it is important, when planning your trip, to prioritise the places that you would most wish to see and the things you would most like to do. Here are just some of the highlights you might like to include on your itinerary:
Visit India for Enthralling Cities
From the old mughal city of Delhi, with its Red Fort and other mediaeval monuments, to the Amber Fort of the Rajasthani Capital, Jaipur, known as the 'Pink City'... from the fairytale palaces of Udaipur, to the mediaeval fortress of Jodhpur, yellow-stone citadel of Jaisalmer and quirky architecture of Bikaner... From the Tamil Capital of Chennai, to the coastal colony ports of Puducherry and Alappuzha... From Kolkata to the tea capital of Darjeeling... From Hyperabad to Bidar and Hampi...From Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India, to the dynamic mega-city of Mumbai... and many more... India's many cities provide plenty of reasons to pay this country a visit.
Visit India for Spiritualist Retreats
Of course, the frenetic and vibrant cities often also have spiritualist hearts – grand temples and religious buildings which set the tone, and feature on many people's paths to enlightenment, and spiritual fulfilment. Here in India, you can gaze on the wonder of the Taj Mahal, pay your respect at endless shrines and temples of a number of faiths, or seek Buddhist Monasteries or spiritual fulfilment in other forms in the breathtaking Himalayas.
Visit India for Natural Beauty
From the blissful beaches of coastal resorts like Goa, to the snow clad peaks of the Himalayas... from the tiger-habitat of Ranthambore Reserve, to the bird reserve of Keoladeo National Park... From the elephants of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Cardamom Hills, to the unique watery world of Kuttanad... to rhododendron forests filled with red pandas and black bears... India has numerous natural attractions. The sheer scale and biodiversity of India makes it a mecca for nature lovers.
Visit India For Varied Cultural Delights
From traditional Indian handicrafts to Indian cuisine, the country offers a bounty of cultural delights. Large, cosmopolitan cities offer varied events throughout the year, and each individual settlement here each has its own unique cultural charms. India's diverse population makes for a fascinating insight into a wide range of different cultures.