India. Perhaps, in the whole wide world, there is no other country that garners such a wide range of experience as India does. India is defined as a land of endless possibilities by everyone who visits the country from any part of the world. There is so much to watch all around to India, so many places to see, so many things to eat, so many things to buy, so many cultures to witness, so many adventures to undergo; even ten tours of the whole country cannot comprise a fraction of all the experiences India has to offer.
Given below is a brief look at some of the experiences that are must for all on a tour to India.
India has a very deep history and rulers from various dynasties, cultures and heritage have ruled over the country. Be it the Rajputs or Harappas or Mughals or Sikhs or Portuguese, all of them have left trademarks of their rich cultural heritage in the form of heritage monuments, gardens, temples etc. Thus, India is a great destination to experience a heritage tour. Some of the must visit Heritage sites in India include Taj Mahal in Agra, Ajanta caves in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and cathedrals in Goa.
On a tour to India, one of the most important things you must experience is Yoga and Ayurveda. India gave birth to these two sciences which are now practiced all over the world. Nothing calms mind, body and soul like Yoga and Ayurveda do. For a relaxing stay in India and rejuvenating your senses, one must experience the Ayurveda treatments in India which comprises of bodily treatment with natural herbs and ointments. Yoga includes meditation and exercises to soothe your soul and get rid of inner demons. Some of the best places in India for Ayurveda and Yoga include Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Goa.
When one gets tired from the dull, non-happening city lives, then he/she just wishes to leave it all behind and head towards beautiful locations with beaches and vast expanse of sea for a relaxing time. Beaches in India provide an amazing holiday destination for all. Enjoy a relaxing vacation with your loved ones amidst pristine sands and blue waters in India. The beaches in India, because of a vast coastline of over 7,500 km, are simply gorgeous locations and ideal for spending a holiday tour. Some of the best beaches in India include Palolem and Baga beach in Goa, Varkala and Marari beach in Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Flanked by the mighty Himalayas in North, the Vindhyanchals in Centre and the Ghats throughout its lower half, there is no dearth of picturesque hill stations in India. Up north, the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand mostly have mountainous terrains and house some very special hills stations like Srinagar, Gulmarg, Ladakh, Shimla, Manali, Nainital, Mussoorie among others. Snowfall is common in these parts of India. Down south, Ooty and Munnar attract thousands every month because of their cool, tropical climate.
When one thinks of wildlife, after Africa, India is the country that comes in everyone’s minds. India is home to the Royal Bengal Tigers, Great Indian elephants, One-Horned Rhinoceros and various other endangered species of animals. There are lots of protected wildlife sanctuaries all around the country. For wildlife enthusiasts, India is truly an ideal abode. Visit Kaziranga National Park in Assam or Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh or Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, you will find such amazing range of wildlife that you have just witnessed in films or dreams so far!
If you wish to go on a shopping spree, then there is no country like India which is perfect for the task. If you wish to shop for handicrafts, jewellery, clothes, metal instruments, musical objects, art & craft products… in India, you can find anything. Earthen mud pots are one of the most preferred Indian handicraft items. Some of the best shopping sites in India include Palika Bazar and Dilli Haat in New Delhi, Goa, Kripal Krumbh in Jaipur etc.
Every tour to India is an adventure in itself, but apart from that, there are numerous adventure tourism activities on offer for tourists that give them a chance to risk it all in daring adventurous tasks. Underwater swimming to view the pulsating marine life; traverse around forests filled with dangerous animals; Climb the Mount Everest or surf around in Goa water; all this and much more is offered by India. Some of the most exciting adventures in India are Scuba Diving at Andaman Islands, Mountain Biking in Ladakh, Trekking in Zanskar and Skiing in Gulmarg.
Witnessing Indian masses emerged in their traditional religious rituals is a spectacle in itself, and if you participate in them, it will be an experience that will change you as a human being, no matter from which ever part of the world you belong to. India houses multi-religious population and hence there are so many customs, traditions and rituals that Indian people follow. Some of the best Religious tours can be experienced in Golden Temple in Amritsar, Akshardham Temple in Delhi, Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai or religious trek Char Dham Yatra.
Amazingly stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, lush greenery all around, warm hospitable folks, secluded spots… what can one expect more from their honeymoon destination? There is no surprise why newly married couples from all over the world are choosing to start their marital bliss with a holiday in India. Some of the best Honeymoon destinations in India include Goa, Kerala backwaters, Sikkim, Manali and Udaipur. Fell in love and renew the romance with a honeymoon tour in India. You will never forget an experience like that.
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