The highest mountains of the Earth are the Himalayas (the highest point in India is Mount Nangaparbat; 8126 m), the sacred river Ganges, the tropical forests of the Western Ghats with rich flora and fauna.
According to Phonejust, India is considered quite a popular country for tourists. You can travel to this country year after year and discover something new every time. Those who want to get acquainted with the culture and life of this interesting exotic civilization come here. And those who would like to understand what it is like to live in the subtropics. And also those who have always dreamed of visiting the homeland of the teachings on the rebirth of the soul and nirvana. And also all those who are fascinated by the great monuments of the past. This exotic country attracts tourists not only with its warm sea and beautiful sandy beaches, but also with its national color, which is so unusual for Europeans. From July to September it rains in India – heavy in the south, northeast and small in the west. During this low season, there are big discounts on tours and various services.
In order to travel to India, you need to know that this country is very large. In some parts of India, culture, language, lifestyle and climate differ from each other. Therefore, you need to go there for a long time or explore India systematically and in stages.
Northern India is known for the Golden Triangle: the city of Jaipur, the metropolis of Delhi and the city of Agra. The distance between these cities can be easily overcome by car. The Golden Triangle is a journey with a huge number of unique and historical Indian cultural monuments. This trip can be completed in a week.
Also Khajuraho, whose temples are embellished with erotic bas-reliefs, and the richest Indian state of Kerala can be a good and interesting addition to this trip. And the famous Rajasthan will conquer anyone with its amazing culture, stunning fortresses and historical monuments. Travel to this state can be made on the Palace on Wheels train.
Chand Baori – an architectural masterpiece from India. This staircase consists of 3500 narrow steps and goes 30 meters deep. This is about the height of a thirteen-story building. This building was built in the 9th century. The severe climatic conditions of the region forced people to dig deeper and deeper in search of water. Legend has it that ghosts dug the well overnight at the behest of a mysterious sorcerer.
Agra is one of the largest tourist centers in India (the city was the capital of the Mughal Empire in the past and historical monuments have remained in the city from that era).
Taj Mahal – a mausoleum-mosque, built by order of Shah Jahan in memory of his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Rishikesh – the city is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and from here begins the path to the ancient mountain settlements of India. This city is also the yoga capital of the world.
Varanasi (the city of a thousand temples) is an ancient (more than 5000 years old) and sacred city. God Shiva himself lives in this city. According to legend – to die in Varanasi and be burned on the banks of the Ganges will help to gain freedom from the cycle of rebirth, reincarnation (Samsara is one of the central concepts in Hinduism).
goa – a state in southwestern India, the smallest among the states in terms of area and one of the last in terms of population. The capital is Panaji. The largest city is Vasco da Gama. Goa is North Goa and South Goa. With dotted palm-fringed beaches, exotic wildlife parks. North Goa is a popular holiday destination for pilgrims and adventurers. South Goa is a favorite tourist destination. Beaches, holy temples, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks make up the main attractions of this part of Goa.
Attractions and recreation in Goa – Dudhsagar Waterfall (Ocean of Milk) 60 km from New Delhi. Sea safari on a boat with dolphins includes fishing, snorkeling and relaxing on the beach.
Mubai (Bombay until 1995) – a city in western India, on the coast of the Arabian Sea. The capital of the state of Maharashtra and the most populated city in India. Located at an altitude of 10 meters above sea level. The name of the city comes from Mumb – the name of the local Hindu goddess Mumba Devi and ai, which means mother in the Marathi language. Crime in Mumbai, by the standards of India, is moderate. Mumbai is the birthplace of Indian cinema (1896). It is also home to India’s only full-time symphony orchestra. The city has art galleries – Jehangir, the national gallery of modern art. The Prince of Wales Museum is also located.
India is included in the list of the most popular countries in the world and receives a large number of travelers every year. Taj Mahal, palaces built in the Mongol era, colonial buildings – all this awaits tourists in India. The local culture is represented by various national traditions – Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. It would be a great idea to visit India for one of the many holidays. For example, in August there are eight of them.
Throughout the year, India hosts a huge variety of festivals. and festivals, many of which are quite a unique spectacle. In January, the people of Delhi celebrate Republic Day, accompanied by a military parade and a procession of elephants. In February, the Holi festival takes place, during which believers pour water on each other. The Kumbh Mela festival, dedicated to the ancient battle of gods and demons, is celebrated every three years in the north of the country. In summer, the Ras Yatra rally in Puri and the Nehru regatta in Aleppi are worth a look. In September, the Hindu Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi and the Festival of the Gods take place, and the largest religious holiday, Diwali, falls on November. At Christmas, the biggest and most fun party takes place on the beach in Goa.
If we talk about resorts, then there are dozens of them – India has the longest coast in the world: it is surrounded on three sides by the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal. Citizens who are interested in the work of Roerich must definitely visit the north of the country, in the Himalayas.
Delhi – on the territory of the city there are buildings of at least seven ancient capitals. It is recommended to visit such sights as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Jantar Mantar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Qutab Minar, Indian Gate, Secretariat Building, Parliament House, National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, J. Nehru Museum, Museum of National Crafts, zoo, Great Mosque, Hall of Public Receptions of the Great Mughals, tower of the XII century. Qutub Minare, a metal column stainless for centuries, is one of the wonders of the world. Bombay (Mumbai) is a city on the islands.
Do not forget to visit the Church of St. John, the Prince of Wales Museum, St. Thomas Cathedral, Taraporewal Aquarium, the Museum of Western India, Victoria Gardens with a zoo, Kanheri caves with bas-reliefs of the 2nd-9th centuries, several temples of the 7th century. Agra – the capital of the Mughal Empire, here is one of the wonders of the world – the Taj Mahal, Akbar’s Mausoleum and majestic palaces in the Agra Fort, the Pearl Mosque (XVII century), the Jahangri Mahal marble mausoleum, the Red Fort. All this is a must see for every self-respecting traveler. Kolkata – Museum of India, Birla Technology Museum, Victoria Memorial in Maidan Park, Raj Bhavan (Government House), St. Paul’s Cathedral, Botanical Garden.
However, passengers under the age of 30 receive a 25% discount when purchasing a ticket. India has an extensive railway network. Feature: Railways in India have different gauges. As a result, the need for many transplants. Between the agglomeration cities (Delhi, Bombay, Kolkata, Madras) run high-speed trains with carriages equipped with air conditioners. Express trains are less comfortable. Passenger trains are made up of 1st, 2nd and 3rd class cars.
Traveling in second-class carriages is recommended, but in no case should you leave your luggage unattended in them, unless, of course, there is a desire to part with it. India’s major cities have the highest number of fatal car crashes in the world. You can get into the car only if you are confident in the skill of the driver. In addition, pay attention to the fact that traffic in India is left-handed.
I wish you have an amazing experience visiting India.