India is so vast and varied that deciding where to visit in India is probably the one thing that causes people the most headaches and indecision. If you want to really explore the real India, make sure you are not on a limited tour. It is the second largest populace country in the world and so it portrays the beautiful cultural and historical diversity. India is known for its ‘Unity in Diversity’ and you can experience these everywhere you travel in India. With splendid blend of traditions, culture, history, festivals, spiritual beliefs, architecture and landscapes, your memories in India will be with you forever even if you leave the country. From the snow-capped peaks of the great Himalayas in the north to the long coastlines and alluring beaches in the tropical south, from emerald Thar Desert in the west to the majestic Bay of Bengal of the east, India is blessed with natural charm that is enough to captivate your mind and soul for forever.
You can witness the world famous one horned rhino in the jungles of Assam or if you are lucky, you can get a glimpse of the Royal Bengal tiger, this country never fails to amaze you with its charisma. World’s largest river island Majuli and the smallest river island Umananda on the river mighty Brahmaputra is in India. Among all these natural treasures is a wealth of architectural gems. The architecture you will find here are the perfect amalgamation of Hindu, Islamic and Persian art and culture. Whether you are a nature lover, an adventure enthusiast, animal lover, sailor or a history bug, India is the land for you.
When to visit
India experience diverse weather condition. If somewhere you find scorching hot, somewhere else you have to wear warm clothes to prevent yourself from catching cold at the same time. If somewhere you can witness snowfalls, in other parts of the country you will see heavy rainfalls. There are some places like Bangaluru, where the climate is not so hot and not so cold and it will instantly soothe your health. So, it is always the best time to visit India. The western Himalayas such as Jammu and Kashmir, Shimla, or hill stations like Shillong, Ooty, Darjeeling, Mussoorie, Manali are ideal places to visit during summer. Visit cities like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Delhi, Mumbai, Hampi, Goa, Varanasi are best visited in winter.
Although India is not so conservative what you wear or not, but when you visit a scared place or a public gathering, it is better to wear modestly to avoid unwanted attention. In big cities, you can wear anything you wish, but when visiting small towns and villages, cover yourself properly. It is always the best to blend with locals.
Public transports are cheap
If you are on a budget trip, take the local public transport to travel. From flights, trains, bus, taxis, autorickshaws, India has everything. India boasts the largest railway networks in the world and if you want to explore the real India, travel by train. For short trips within cities, you can get city bus or taxis or autorickshaws and if you have to cover long distance, you can book a flight from an online flight booking portal, or book a train or air conditioned buses are also available. You can hire a car too, but it will be expensive. Traffics on Indian roads can be torturous, so be an early bird and leave your hotel as early as possible.
Beware of thieves and fraudsters
The world is full of thieves and fraudsters, who are in search of looting anyone the can and India is no exception. Take extra precautions and make sure you don’t fall into the trap of such goons.
Make a budget
India is a vast country. For lodging you will find expensive luxurious hotels, royal hotels, to mid-range hotels to the cheapest hotels. Mid-range hotels tend to provide the best value for money and if you traveling in a limited budget make yourself comfortable in a mid-range hotel. Take public transport often to visit place to place and instead of having food in a lavish restaurant, prefer the street foods.
Where to eat
The street food corners of India offers the best authentic and scrumptious taste at an affordable price. You will find expensive restaurants and food joint everywhere in India, but you shouldn’t miss Indian street food. The cuisines of India are spicy, tangy, oily, sweet, I mean you will fall in love with each delicacies. Try the signature dishes of each state in India and you are going to love them without a doubt.