22 Reasons Why India Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Only a few destinations can leave an everlasting mark on the travellers like India. The tropical climate, exotic food, interesting monuments, vibrant culture and soothing nature are some of the long list of reasons to why India is special. This article will talk about 22 reasons to why India should be your next vacation.

1. People

According to Indian tradition; the guest is the God. Hospitality is unquestionable here. In places where commercial hotels do not exist, people are ready to open their houses for traveller, share their traditional meal and guide them towards their next destination. You can find children playing in the streets; you can talk with them without any hesitation.

Indian hospitality

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2. World Wonder

Though there are a lot of attractive monuments in the country, people visit India for the main sake of visiting Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is a marble mausoleum built by Shah Jehan, a Mughal ruler for one of his dead wives, Mumtaz Mahal. It is a beautiful monument with marble inlay works. The mortal remains of the king and the queen lies inside this monument. Wordings of Quran are inscribed on the walls of this monument. A visit to this world wonder is really a treat.

Taj Mahal, Agra

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3. Food

Yes, Indian food can be a little spicy. But, this should not stop you from tasting the Hyderabadi biriyani, Tirunelveli halwa, Mysore pak, Ladakh’s yak cheese, Mumbai’s pani puri and others. The cuisine of India is very unique because of their unique palate of ingredients like coconut, variety of sea food, rice, spices and others. No matter whether you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, there will be a lot of things for you to taste and enjoy in India.

North Indian Thali

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4. The River that opens the Door of Heaven

When civilization started in India; the population grew on the banks of Indus and Ganges. People have considered river as a God. Ganges is a little more than that. The river Ganges is considered as the holy river of Hindus. People dissolve the ashes of dead in this river as it is considered as a pathway to heaven.

Ganges runs through Varanasi and this city is a holy city for Hindus. It is also the oldest city in the country. There are many ghats in the city where people can reach the river. Each ghat has a special power. A ghat can curse leprosy; a ghat is for cleansing sins and so on.

Varanasi River Bathing

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5. Safari and Dinner on Desert Sand

Rajasthan is a unique state. You can find all forms of lands here. This is the state where you can find hill station and desert. There are a lot of forts and other attractions in Rajasthan. The most important attraction that attracts tourists from various destinations is the desert safari.

Jaisalmer Camel Safari

 

On a camel, tourists would enjoy the desert as it walks through the sands. You can also have a moonlit dinner on the desert sand on a cool night.

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6. Hollywood Style Beaches

You would have seen beaches in posters and romantic movies. Are you ready to enjoy such a vacation? You need not visit Bahamas for this. You need to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There are many beaches with warm white sand, turquoise water and warm lagoons. You can find all kinds of water related sport activities here.

Andaman and Nicobar Beach

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7. Las Vegas of East

Goa is a place where gambling is allowed. You can enjoy a luxurious vacation in a cruise casino or enjoy the 30 different beaches in Goa. Goa is known for its beaches. You can find a lot of attractive beaches and also quiet ones where you can have some romantic time.

Baga Beach Goa

If you are visiting Goa, take some time off from beach and casino and, try the cashew wine and a stroll through the spice plantation.

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8. Mumbai Train and Chaos

The chaos is a good thing for photographers. The crowded streets, jammed roads and invasion of roads are very common. The most highlighted activity is for those who want a pinch of adventure out there. Riding the Mumbai electric train during the peak hour is a thriller styled activity. If you really want to enjoy the train ride, choose afternoon trains.

Mumbai local train during rush hour

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9. Adventure Guaranteed

Name an adventure activity and you would find it here. Night river safari, bungee jumping, snorkelling, scuba diving and many other adventure activities can be enjoyed in India. Top places to visit for adventure filled vacation are Ladakh, Andaman, Goa, Mumbai and many others.

Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh

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Suggested Tour : 14 Days – Ladakh Adventure Tour

10. Religious Structures

India is a secular state. You can find almost all religions here. You can find ancient temples, historic churches, Mosques of ancient Mughal dynasties, the Golden temple of Sikhs, monolith statue of Buddha and so on. There are many unique temples here. Do you know that there is a temple that is dedicated to a motorbike in India? Uniqueness and interesting things can be found on a daily basis in India. Do not miss it.

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11. History

Do you know India has 32 heritage sites in it? India was the home to one of the oldest civilizations of mankind. You can find various cultures and it was ruled by numerous rulers. Every ruler contributed many monuments for the sake of increasing the beauty of his reign. Though a few were destroyed during battles and due to natural calamities; you can find a lot of interesting historic elements like fort, temples, ruins, watch tower and so on.

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12. Festivals

There are a lot of unique and vibrant festivals in the country. Each state has its own speciality. Kerala’s Onam would present snake boat race, kathakali performance and flower decorations.

Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race, Kerala

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Tamil Nadu’s Pongal is famous for the bull fight. North India’s Holi is a colourful festival. You can enjoy fireworks on Diwali.

Holi

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Several thousand people march towards Arabian Sea to dissolve their idols of elephant God on Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai and so on. Every festival is very colourful and you can even participate in their celebrations.

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration in India

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13. Yoga

Rishikesh, Dharamasala and Pondicherry are the top places for Yoga and spiritual learning. There are several ashrams where you can stay and learn the science of Yoga. Peace and de-stressing are very easy here. A lot of tourists and many important figures have visited India just for the sake of Yoga, meditation and spiritual enlightenment.

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Suggested Tour : 12 Days – Yoga Tour with Haridwar & Rishikesh

14. Ayurvedic Treatment

Kerala has a lot of interesting hills where many exotic and rare herbs are grown due to rainfall and perfect climate. These herbs can cure chronic problems like arthritis, pain, hair fall, muscle problems and even mental illness. The science of Ayurveda that was created many centuries before the birth of modern medicine is still an unbelievable milestone according to science. Ayurveda cannot promise instant relief. The herbs are used in massages which would help you cure the disease eventually without any side effect. Kerala is the only place where you can find Ayurvedic massages by authentic masters.

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Suggested Tour : 7 Days – Kerala Ayurveda Package

15. Shopping

There are numerous types of shopping centres in India. There is flea market, multi millions dollar malls, street shopping, market on boats and others. The things that you can find in India are numerous and unique. You can find handicrafts, antiques, unique food items and a lot more here. You should be versed in haggling to deal with the street shop owners.

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16. Snow Activities

Though India is a tropical country with hot and humid climate, a lot of North Indian state experience snowfall. Shimla, Darjeeling, Ladakh, Kashmir and many others are winter paradises. You can enjoy a lot of snow related activities here.

Shimla Snowfall

17. Safari

There are a lot of national parks in this country. The best part of each national park is the safari. There are various kinds of safari like elephant safari, jeep safari and others. You can spot a lot of interesting animals like tiger, lion, Indian sloth and many others. If you are visiting in the summer season, you can find animals with their cubs. You can also take up boat safari for enjoy some bird sanctuaries.

Jeep Safari Kanha National Park

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18. World’s highest Motorable Mountain Passes

Mountain passes are the routes that are made by men to travel from and to India from other neighbouring countries. These routes have backdrop of glaciers, lakes, Himalayan range and other mountains. These passes are now used by adventure riders to cross with the help of motorbike. The world’s highest three mountain passes are found in Ladakh, India. A lot of adventure tourists and photographers from various parts of the world visit India for this feature.

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19. Climbing or Seeing Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. One of the closest regions to Himalayas and Mount Everest is India. You can either trek from Leh or other parts of India towards Everest or, take any tourist plane that would take you directly to Mount Everest. Even if you are not up for the Everest, there are a lot of peaks around the Everest which attracts a lot of expert mountaineers.

Mount Everest climbing

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20. Monasteries

Monasteries of Tibetan culture and Buddhist culture are found abundant in India. The best part of these monasteries is the hospitality. The backdrop these monasteries would be peaks with glaciers and mountain ranges. This makes the place more picturesque. A lot of people visit these monasteries for their architecture, history and for thrill. Most of the people visit these monasteries for its picturesque spot.

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21. Backwaters and Cruise

Kerala has a lot of advantages to it. The main of all is its collection of backwaters. It resembles a tropical Venice. The backwater of Alappuzha is very famous for the house boats, cruise and simple backwater rides. This is one of the most romantic places in India. A lot of people visit Kerala during winter season for the backwater ride and the Ayurvedic massages.

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22. Toy Train and Luxury Train

The train trip to Darjeeling and the trip to Ooty are considered as heritage site. These toy trains provide a mesmerizing experience as the scenic beauty of the path in the speeding train is unexplainable with just words.

Toy Train

On the other hand, if you want to explore India in the way that was meant for kings, you can book tickets with the luxury trains. There are seven luxury trains in India and each one is decorated similar to that of the trains that were used by kings in the past. These trains have various amenities and services that can be found only in a star rated hotel. A lot of people visit India for a ride in the luxury trains.

Famous Luxury Trains

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These are not the only reasons for visiting India. India has the lake formed by the meteoroid crash, camp for elephants, theme parks, hill stations, rock cut temples and many others. Do you want to enjoy these? Plan a trip to India; the Incredible India.

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