You are ready to have a vacation but are unsure of a destination. While Europe and the Caribbean have historically been popular destinations, India have gained in popularity as a busy tourist spot. Here are 5 great things India has to offer.
India is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but the country’s abundance of cats takes most of the attention. The country is known for its five big cats; Bengali Tigers, snow leopards, Asiatic lions, Indian leopards, and clouded leopards. You will definitely want to experience these amazing creatures as it is impossible to interact with them in most other parts of the world. You can spot them easily if you head to the right spots. These include national parks such as Ranthambore, Pench, Kanha, Saptura, and Corbett. Leopards can also be spotted from the edge of the Mumbai city, or far south in Kerala.
Snow leopards are found near Ladakh, in the Himalayan region. Winter is the perfect time to visit as you will easily spot them as they come from the mountains in search of food. Clouded leopards can be located in the foothills of the Himalayas. As for the Asiatic lions, you can find them in Sasan Gir National Park.
2. Explore the temples
India is a land of many temples and these are definitely worth seeing if you travel to India. This is no surprise due to its multitude of deities and religions. In a world where violence and intolerance is the norm, visiting the temples if India can be extremely refreshing and encouraging.
The Khajuraho temple in Madhya Pradesh will definitely impress you with its beautiful and unique decor. Be amazed by the technicolor animals, demons, and gods at Meenaksh Sundareshwar Temple. The Golden Temple in Amritsar symbolizes spiritual freedom and religious tolerance.
3. Explore the Himalayas
Your vacation to India would not be complete without a trek in the Himalayas. This range of mountain is very impressive, spanning the countries of Pakistan, India, Napal, Tibet, Bhutan, and Myanmar.
When you visit the Himalayan mountain region, you are given the opportunity to experience a range of incredible communities from Kashmir all the way to Nanda Devi with breathtaking views no matter where you go. Visiting the Himalayas allows you to see the Monasteries in Ladakh, a region that is considered a Buddhist ex-kingdom that features prayer flags and wheels known to encourage and inspire tourists.
4. Earthly paradise
Many tourists seek a vacation that allows them to escape the hustle and bustle of bigger cities. If this sounds familiar, India is just the destination you are looking for.
The regions of Mumbai and Goa are separated by a tropical coastline stretching 400 kms along which there are many beaches to explore and relax on. The Andamans island offers some amazing scenery and you can sail or fly into Port Blair, the capital city of the island. Visit Havelock Island for beach lazing and birdwatching and head to Neil Island if you like cycling in paddy fields and snorkeling above beautiful coral reefs.
5. Offers inner peace & amazing festivals
India can be likened to a spiritual paradise as it has all kinds of customs, religions, and beliefs. If you are on the path to establishing inner peace, you can visit the Hindu Ashrams guesthouses and enjoy the spiritual ways of life they offer.
India features festivals all year round in many different locations. The biggest of them all is Diwali held between October and November. Following this is the color festival, known as Holi. This is a celebration of a victory of good over evil. It is always an exciting and fun-filled experience that involves splashing powder of different hues. Therefore, be sure to wear clothes you do not plan on putting on again.