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.

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