India – Country Guide

India is a diverse and colorful country.  Rich in culture and varied in topography, India offers everything which a traveler can ask for.  From desert in mountains or plains, to snow in June and also 45 degree plus temperatures, white sand beaches, traveler can take his pick of best places to visit in India.  Though a multi lingual country, knowing English language in tourist places in India is sufficient. 

Best tourist places in India are considered to be Taj Mahal in Agra, Golden Temple in Amritsar, Himalayas in Kashmir and Sikkim, beaches of Goa, and backwaters of Kerala.

Varanasi or Banaras or Kashi, as it is know by different generations, is one of the most ancient city in the world.  It is the spiritual center on the country.  With 84 ghats along the banks of river Ganga and small lanes built few thousand years ago, a traveler has enough to explore for a week if not weeks or months

Goa is the opposite of Varanasi.  Come here to relax on shacks during daytime and party after sunset.  Famous for sunburn parties, this is not the place to come and dump yourself on beach for days.

Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world.  It is the must visit spot.  Though a day visit from Delhi, but Agra is best seen with atleast one night stop if not two, incase you are a slow traveler.  Don’t miss the baby Taj and explore the nearby forgotten sandstone city of Fatehpuri Sikri.

Punjab is the food capital of India.  Apart from sigh seeing, enjoying delicious fat is always on the agenda.  Worship at Golden Temple and know about the atrocities at Jallianwalla bagh and end the day with dramatic flag down ceremony at Wagah Border

Business and cosmopolitan city of India.  It has everything to offer from history and art in museum and old buildings and monuments, party life in most happening discs at night and cool sea side morning breeze to freshen you up for the day.  During weekends, you can step into jungle for morning walk / exercise.