India is a unique, beautiful travel destination, located in south Asia. It is the second most populated country in the world, and the 7th largest country. Given its history, culture and rich traditions, it is a destination that we believe everyone must visit at least once.
The beautiful country of India is known for being very religious. Most of the population are either Hindus, Catholics, Buddhists or Muslim. Although India is a big supporter of democracy, it is still a country where you can see the inequalities between the different financial classes, with many people living in poverty.
After visiting India, you will find people with entirely different opinions on it. Some of them cannot stand to stay there for more than one day, while others wish to turn their lives around and move there permanently.
The vast majority of travelers, however, will agree on the fact that they need to return at least a few times, in an attempt to discover as many of its secrets as they can, and understand the logic which balances beauty, chaos and poverty in such a picturesque way.
When is the best time to travel to India?
India is so vast, that it can be difficult to provide an accurate ideal travel date. However, for most areas, the weather is the most tolerable during the winter, between November and February, when the average temperature is between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. This will allow you to walk without being affected by the extremely hot temperatures in the summer, that can reach as much as 50 ° C in the Jaisalmer desert in Rajasthan and the monsoon period, from the end of May to late September.
If you’re planning on visiting the Himalayas, in the north-east, the best time to visit is between April and September.
“In religion, India is the only millionaire… The one land that all men desire to see and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined” – Mark Twain
Which parts of India should you visit?
In India you will find any imaginable geographical scenery. From the hot deserts to the extremely high snowy mountains, plains, plateaus and beautiful beaches, it’s a great country to visit, no matter what your favorite season is!
Since the country is so large, sometimes it may seem hard, or confusing, to decide on which part of the country you should go to – North India or South India. We are going to present you with a brief overview of these two areas, to help you make your mind!
The Northern part of India is often a cultural shock to tourists coming from Europe and the rest of the world. You will see huge traffic jams, extremely crowded areas, poorly organized traffic. In return, however, you’ll get to discover the magnificent Jain temples, the Dal Lake, meet the extremely cheerful and welcoming people, attend the many colorful festivals, and so many other exciting activities. In simple words, North India will not leave you indifferent!
The most frequent points of arrival for travelers in North India are Delhi, Taj Mahal, Varanasi and the Rajasthan State.
This area of India is recommended for those who seek adventures and love nature, or climbing mountains. Many people say that in Northern parts of India they were able to see the most beautiful views in their lives.
Generally recommended for those who are on their first trip to India, the South side is quieter, and has less poverty. The tropical climate and nature are very pleasant, and we guarantee you’ll love discovering places like Bombay, Goa and Kerala, or visiting the huge natural reservations and the beautiful landscapes.
Madurai is a superb city, and it is the oldest and most sacred area in the south of the country. It contains one of the most beautiful temples in the country, and many people say that since it is so rich in culture, it takes more than one trip to discover all of its secrets.
Kerala, also called the “Coconut Land”, is a city in southwestern India that has a very vast amount of animal species. Amongst many others, tigers, leopards and elephants live there, with tropical climate and forest covering 20% of its territory. Poverty here is also less obvious than in the rest of the country.
If you go to Goa, you will find beautiful beaches, many people considering this place a small paradise. You can relax here, and practice water sports right in the middle of the very dense vegetation.
India is a beautiful destination that certainly requires much more than just a single visit, if you want to get a good picture of what this destination is all about. Make sure you do your research well and choose the place you want to visit according to what you love doing the most. No matter what your passion is, there is at least one place in India that will leave you astonished.