India Tour Information
India is a land of diversity and yet it stands united. Foster had aptly described this country as “there are hundred India’s” in his Passage to India in 1920. There are sights that leave your appalled and yet there are thousands of beauties in this land that enthrall you as well. Each day is different and laden with surprises and delights for your senses. It would take an eternity to count each new discovery that you make in this country. India is a country that promises the widest range of topographical and cultural diversity that can be possibly assembled in one time zone. This land welcomes everyone one with open heart and sense of understanding.
India boasts of one of the largest range of jungles, rivers, streams with its bursting with wildlife fauna. There are 80 national parks and 441 wildlife sanctuaries. Some of the famous one are Corbett, Rajaji and Dudhwa (Uttar Pradesh), Kanha, Pench (Madhya Pradesh) and Sasan Gir (Gujarat). If you want to visit popular sanctuaries to enjoy the migratory birds visit Keoladeo Ghana, Bharatpur (Rajasthan). Sariska Ranthambore Wildlife sanctuary in Rajasthan and some of the other popular ones in India are Kaziranga, Manas (Assam), Mudumalai, Bandipore and Wyanad (Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve-Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala).
If you want to increase your religious fervor, lose yourself in the temple trails of India. You can easily lose the care of city life and enjoy these monuments that speak volumes about man’d divine love. Start from the Golden Temple in Amritsar and travel up to the ancient weather-beaten cathedrals in Goa. Visit ‘dargahs’ (mausoleums) of Muslim saints and grand temples to the innumerable Hindu deities that are ensemble in this wonderland. These are not only the places of worship but some of them like Mammalapuram in Tamil Nadu are also portrayal of man’s excellence in architecture in these houses of worship.
You can continue your venture into this wonderland with visits to Ajmer, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Varanasi, Madurai, Sarnath, Gaya, Orchha, Tanjore, Trichy, Tirupati, Mathura, Ayodhya, Jammu, Badrinath, Haridwara and Rishikesh. There are various saints and popular pilgrimiages in West India led by various spiritual leaders. Take a trip to Pune, Pondicherry, Puttaparthy and Dharamsala, Osho, Auroville, the Sai Baba and Buddhist monks.
Enjoy in sun and sand in Goa with its lush turquoise blue beaches along the coast. Indian beaches are known for being windy and breezy with lots of sun. They can be dirty or even crowded but they are always delightful. You can take a stroll on Kerala’s Kovalam beach or enjoy your leisure days in Andamans and Lakshadweep, in Goa, quiet Gokarna, and ‘templescaped’ Puri, Kanyakumari and Mahabalipuram.
India is also a land of fascinating havelis (large private houses), mausoleums, forts, palaces spread across the vast northern region to peninsular India. History enthusiasts find lot of enchanting spots to discover the historic past of rich Indian maharajas and their reigns around Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan. Some of the important tourist spots that also intrigue historians are Purana Qila, the old fort in Delhi, Hampi, Khajuraho, Mandu, Aurangabad, Bikaner, Goa, Gwalior, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore and Mysore.
The rich and historical past of India also showcases its glorious and affluent treasures in its museums. You can also enjoy the nightlife in big cities or shop in large markets. Bigger cities of India also have embassies and consulates for foreign tourists. Some of the bustling cities of India bristling with high voltage energy are New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad.
For all those who love snow and mountains, there is Mt. Kanchenjunga, which is the world’s highest mountain. It lies across the Indian border acting as a tall 2500 km long wall along country’s northeast frontier. It attracts thousands of tourists each year that love adventure sports. Other such adventure and outdoor sports spots are mountainous regions of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Leh are high altitude trekking options.
You can also enjoy trekking on the "blue mountains" of the Nilgiri Hills in the Deccan. If you are fond of hiking visit the lower reaches of the Himalayas in Garhwal, Kumaon and around Darjeeling.
Hikers find enchanting terrains amidst the White Mountain ranges of Himalayas and have running blue streams alongside the terrains. Amongst the hilly towns, there are “winding mall roads” from British regime and keep the legacy alive. You can enjoy your summers at these cool gateways in Simla, Manali, Kasauli and Mussoorie in the north, Shillong, Darjeeling and Kalimpong in the east, Ooty and Munnar in the south.
Seeing India is never enough! There are just too many tourist attractions with so many fins to endure. The best way to enjoy Indian luxuries to plan little and spend some time at few tourist spots to get to know them better during your India Tours.
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