India with over one billion people is the second most populous country on earth after China, and with this many people it comes as no surprise that there’s plenty to see and do. It’s a magical, mysterious and holy land, unrivalled in terms of culture, tradition and diversity. From the golden beaches in the south surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the high Himalayan mountain peaks of the north, India is a truly majestic place that will take your breath away with every turn.
Attracting up to one million UK visitors every year, India has something for everyone, whether you like to laze around on the glorious beaches, such as the popular Goa, challenge yourself with some hard-core mountaineering in the Himalayas or explore your spiritual side with yoga retreats, which are found all around the country. Then of course you also have the option to check out the loud, fast and energetic cities such asDelhi and Mumbai.
There is the option to do a guided tour but I personally believe the best way to see this vast and captivating country is to take a multi-centre trip, this way you can visit many of India’s most famous landmarks, take in the hustle and bustle of India’s great cities followed by a few lazy days on the spectacular beaches India has to offer at your own pace, taking in only what you want to see. One of the most popular India itineraries is theGolden Triangle and beach circuit, this much loved circuit is a great introduction for the first time Indian adventurer, showcasing some of India’s best highlights.
Starting in Delhi, India’s Vibrant and magnificent capital city, here you can explore both the New Delhi with its great colonial buildings and wide boulevards. Then the contrast of Old Delhi with its busy twisting streets, where you can brave the madness of the local transport known as rickshaws. After you have done exploring this great city it’s onwards to Agra. Although you might not have heard of Agra, you most definitely will have heard of India’s most famous landmark – the mighty marble clad Taj Mahal and let’s face it a trip to India wouldn’t be compete without seeing this magnificent building.
Then to the west of Agra is the city of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, this colourful city has its own unique style. One of its highlights is taking an elephant ride up to the Amber fort or a visit to the home of royalty – the Maharaja’s Palace. After this exhausting but rewarding journey, you just want to let your hair down and dip your toes in the Indian Ocean. So to complete your Indian adventure, a trip to ones of India’s many beaches like Goa to relax, the perfect way to end you getaway.