India is a country of glaring contrasts, one that you will absolutely love or one that will have you clambering to get on the next flight home. Whatever the effect, your visit is sure to leave a lasting impression. Chaotic cities with blaring horns and extra friendly people pleading with you for a selfie, in their smattering of English, can be quite a culture shock for a first-timer. However, take time to settle in and you’ll realize just why people keep coming back to this great land.
India is divided into 29 states with each state embracing its own unique language, culture, food, and traditions. The title ‘unity in diversity’ sits well in this country where the north is as radically different from the south. While Hindi has been made the national language, people in the southern states refuse to speak it as they have their own regional languages. However, the binding language is English, a reflection of India’s colonial past.
It’s not just the people, but the landscape too which is strikingly different. The beautiful north which lies at the foot of the stunning Himalayan range is as visually appealing as the backwaters of the south or the white sands of Kutch. The majestic beauty of Kashmir, Sikkim, and Ladakh has been the inspiration of many a poet, while the golden sands of Goa continue to attract people from far and wide.
India has a rich and varied history that is reflected in its striking monuments. Some of the must-see destinations are the lofty palaces of the maharajas in Rajasthan, Delhi’s grand Mughal monuments, Mumbai‘s colonial edifices and the erotic Khajuraho temples in Madya Pradesh. A visit to these temples will leave you with no doubt as to why India is the land of the Kamasutra. However, one of the top things to do in India is to visit the stunning mausoleum of love, the iconic Taj Mahal, extolled as a ‘teardrop on the cheek of eternity.’
India is the birthplace of many of the world’s religions and so spirituality reigns supreme here. From spectacular Buddhist monasteries, and beautiful temples, to stunning churches and mosques, religion is everywhere.

Top 12 Things To Do In Goa

Top 12 Things To Do In Goa

India‘s smallest state, Goa, packs quite a punch when it comes to hospitality and vacationing. With more than 100km of beach stretching across the state and a party vibe that’s unparalleled to the rest of the country, Goa is where India heads to bring in the New Year. Located on the southwest coast of India,…

Top 12 Things To Do In Varanasi

Top 12 Things To Do In Varanasi

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Dharamsala

Top 11 Things To Do In Dharamsala

Dharamsala is a special place in India. It is where the Dalai Lama calls home after fleeing from Tibet. There are Tibetan people that settled here on the upper part of Dharamsala, also known as McLeod Ganj. On the lower part, it is mainly Indian people. With such diversity, there is much to see here.…

Top Things To Do in Ladakh

Top 12 Things To Do In Ladakh

Cushioned between the Himalayan Range and the Karakoram Range in Northern India, Ladakh, “the land of high passes”, is a popular tourist destination for adventure seekers and mountaineering enthusiasts. This rugged and beautiful landscape is a part of a long-running political battle and is sometimes known for its armed conflict between India and its neighboring…

Top 10 Things To Do In Jodhpur

Top 10 Things To Do In Jodhpur

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Top 10 Things To Do in Amritsar

Top 10 Things To Do In Amritsar

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Top 8 Things To Do In And Around Agra

Top 8 Things To Do In And Around Agra

Famed for nestling Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Agra is a trip to remember. This astonishing Indian city is located some 200 km (124 miles) from New Delhi, and has witnessed the construction of numerous buildings on an elaborate scale. It is home to various monuments which are quite magnificent…

Top 10 Things To Do In New Delhi

Top 10 Things To Do In New Delhi

New Delhi, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, is the capital city of the Republic of India. Built on the banks of the Yamuna river, New Delhi is a beautiful blend of historical past and a vibrant present and visitors are always awed by it. Check out our Top 10 Things To Do…

Top 10 Things To Do In Mumbai

Top 10 Things To Do In Mumbai

Rich, vibrant, colorful, spicy, exotic, expressive, warm, friendly, busy, spiritual, millenary are just some of the adjectives used to describe Mumbai. Whether you go on a luxury trip to India or backpacking this city has it all for every single kind of traveler. Just like any other harbor city Mumbai is a bustling metropolis with more…