Is there a place that can ever be both beautiful and boisterous? Well, ask anyone who has been to India, and they will be sure to confirm that that is exactly the case.
A cornucopia of wonders, India is home to several natural features – starting from the snow-capped Himalayan ranges and going down to the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean – all through the plains, highlands. To the west of the country is the Great Indian Desert, and to the east are the swamps and rainforests. Safe to say, all of these features together make room for every outdoor activity and adventure sport you can ever think of –camel-riding, biking, hiking, trekking, swimming, rafting, surfing, or simply travelling in the outdoors.
The Indian urban scene too is a delectable mix of various colors, sounds, sights and textures. Every city here has its own unique character and set of senses that simply cannot be available elsewhere. Think the heat and bustle of Delhi, the jive and vibe of Mumbai, the sea-toned ambience of Chennai, and the laid-back attitude of Kolkata – this is a rare place where you don’t even need to find a specific place of interest. It wouldn’t be surprising if you visited one (or many) of these places and ended up simply exploring them through the streets!
That is not to say, however, that you shouldn’t concern yourself with exploring the almost thousands of places of interest here. The lively cities are home to some of the most interesting museums, libraries, markets, temples, and more historical attractions than one can ever count.
But what’s the most unique is the fact that places of interest do not cease with the confines of the cities. Many a large temples, fairs, monasteries, national parks, pilgrimages and palaces have their home here, and are all but begging to be visited.
Some facts about India
- The famous Kumbh Mela (fair) is big enough to be visible all the way from space!
- India is one of the few countries in the world that has not invaded any other country in the last 100000 years.
- India is both the largest producer and consumer of mangoes in the world; in fact, mangoes are officially the country’s official fruit.