Whether you choose to place it in first or last place, India should be on every travelers’ bucket list. It is eccentric, spiritual, lively, and compares to no other destination on the planet. And if you are still looking for a reason to discover India, here are five of the best highlights to convince you.
There is Diwali, Dussehra, and many other festivities worshiping the Hindu gods, but Holi has become the worlds’ happiest and most famous festival of India. At this festival, people smear each other with paint and throw colored dye to celebrate the beginning of Spring. The Festival Of Colors is a day full of fun and dancing that invites everyone, and it has even expanded to other parts of the world.
Caves & Temples
Spirituality and religion in India are present in the numerous historical temples and caves that adorn the country. The Golden Temple has immense religious and communal importance. The Sikh temple became famous for its luxurious gold decor and art but is known for feeding thousands daily with langar and being the world’s largest community kitchen.
The Elephanta caves of Elephanta Island are also among the most famous landmarks of India. It has five Hindu temples and two Buddhist temples, and the detailed stone sculptures are breath-taking.
Travel to deserts, waterfalls, forests, and mountains to discover the best highlights of India. Meghalaya is the most humid state of the country and is a major tourist attraction due to how clean and conserved nature is. The region is also popular for the unique root bridges built from rubber trees by the Khasi tribe.
The four-tier Dudhsagar Falls, or the Milk Sea, is one of the tallest waterfalls in India, and absolutely picture-perfect. These falls are located in the jungle and it is an absolute adventure to visit them. Don’t forget to take your bathing suit for when you reach the falls!
As the birthplace of Masala Chai, you will find the best version of the world-famous drink here. The milk tea is infused with spices that make it fragrant, sweet and give it a spicy kick. Drinking traditional Chai Tea is a must when in India. While walking the crowded roads of the country, you can be sure to encounter carts and kiosks selling tasty local eats like spicy Bhalle or delicious fried Samosas.
The spiritual devotion encountered in India is astonishing and inspiring. Named the largest gathering of humanity in the world, Kumbh Mela attracts millions of people to 4 holy cities and their rivers to wash in the holy waters. It is based on the Hindu mythological story, in which the elixir of life is dropped in the sacred rivers, giving devotees a chance to soak in immortality and purity given by the gods.
Known as the second most populated country in the world, India is home to a diversity of people. There are 22 official languages and all 29 states have a variation in their cultures and traditions. Each region is a unique adventure, and although we could tell you all about India, why not experience it yourself?