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There are only few countries in the world that carve such a deep, lasting impression on a traveler as India does. With a history of generations, there is no other country in the world with so many contrasts. India can capture your hearts with the beauty and versatility of culture that it carries. A trip to India can be quite beautiful and one thing is undoubtedly true, you will return home as a completed changed man! Here I am going to tell you some great reasons for visiting India.
A Budget-Friendly Trip:
When it comes to budget traveling, the first place you could think of is India. The best thing about visiting India is that the trip is budget-friendly. India ranks 10th best for “price competitiveness” according to the biennial World Economic Forum (WEF) Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. In India, luxurious accommodation is relatively affordable, eating out cost very little, and you can get around the country by train at a very low price. Everything in India is cheap and you can have a budget-friendly trip with your family along with having fun doing sight-seeing around the country.
What is better than anything in the world? Food Of course! The food that you can find in India is enough as a reason to visit it. The food is marvelous! Indians take their food very seriously and the cuisine, just like the country itself, is incredibly diverse. Perhaps no other country can offer the range of cuisine that India does. There is no such thing as a typical Indian food. Wherever you travel in India, you will find so many amazing foods to try. There is a whole collection of family favorites that you need to discover including chicken tikka masala, rogan josh, malai kofta, and tandoori butter naan, which you can never find anywhere else.
In the North, you’ll taste lots of thick, creamy curries that are moderately spicy. In the south, you can find dishes made with coconut, rice and fish. Southern dishes are spicier than the northern ones. Vegetarians can also benefit with some great dishes as most Indians are vegetarians.
The Wonder among Wonders; Taj Mehal:
The Taj Mehal is among the 7 wonders of the world. It is not just admired for its structure and architecture but for the story that it holds. The beautiful Taj Mehal can be so much relaxing and the best example to know the meaning of true love. See it at sunrise, put up with Agra, do whatever you can, but make sure the Taj Mahal is on your itinerary or you will kick yourself for eternity.
India is a country of distinct and beautiful festivals. There is a festival just about every day in India. There are festivals for almost everything in India: elephants, camels, unmarried women, kites, the nectar of immortality, Krishna’s birthday, Rama’s return, etc., etc. Among all these festivals, Holi is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It is also called the Festival of Colour. People throw colored powder at each other and eat sweets in a frenzied celebration of spring. Another favorite is Diwali which is called the Festival of Lights and it takes place in the fall. On the big night, the sky lights up in a blitz of fireworks that last for hours.
Traveling to India for these two festivals would be the best thing you can ever do with your life. These two festivals will give you so much to love and moments to enjoy in life.
Rich Art and History:
India is the house of different arts like dance and music and predates to a very far history. India’s art, music, textile, and dance has a long and majestic history, in part because the country was ruled by royalty for thousands of years. With every new ruler, India’s art landscape broadened. India, today, is an impressive collection of architectural landmarks and cultural forms. Indian classical music is like no other in the world, and so is its classical dance. If you are a lover of different forms of art then India is surely your next stop for the vacations.
The North-Eastern Beauty:
India is gifted with some beautiful places that you can never ignore. The North-East of India is an under-visited treasure. The people and landscape of this largely mountainous region are very different from the rest of the country. From Shilloi Lake in Nagaland, the Bihu festival in Assam and the Dampa Tiger Reserve and Kaziranga National Park, these seven states offer unbelievable beauty. If you are a fan of beauty and want to go sight-seeing, this is where you have to go.
The Temples and History:
India has so many old temples that you can visit. Over the centuries, the various rulers of India made temples to their gods and deities, resulting in interesting and different architectural monuments throughout the country. You will find diversity in the temple architecture in different parts of northern and southern India. This diversity of architecture can open up a whole new history of empires to study.
India, over time, has been ruled by different emperors. India’s various kings especially the Mughals made gorgeous structures to live in, which you can now visit. It’s even possible to stay in some of these palaces, as some have been turned into premier hotels. Finally, you get your chance to feel like royalty. These exquisite palaces are unmatched in their beauty and unique in architecture so feel the beauty of living in royalty by visiting them.
These were some amazing reasons for visiting India for your vacations. There are rumors that foreign women are not treated well in India and that it is not safe but not all places are the same. Unfortunately, some places in India can be uncomfortable but not all. South India is undoubtedly a safe place for female travelers. So pack your bags now and take the next flight to India!
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