Have you heard a lot of fascinating stories from people who are just back from a holiday tour in India and wondering what it is really like?
If yes, then this post is for you. For everyone planning a trip to India. Explore India that is much more than just snake charmers or tales of poverty that might just have shocked you. Explore an India that nobody really talks about.
Here’s your guide on what to expect out of a holiday tour in India.
1) People. A lot of people. – Your first day in India will be overwhelming. Not because it is your first time in a new country but because of the sheer number of people on the roads. While this might look as a dampener, that is not the case. So many people bring in a sense of safety if you’re solo travelling across India. A regular morning in the trains in India see people warming up to others, often sharing food, anecdotes and at times, toothpaste. You might love it (like the majority) or hate it, but there is no escaping it.
2) History, centuries of it – Yes, we have tonnes of history if you want to take a dive in the history book. Stories of kings who were skilled swordsmen, queens who fought battles – battles that looked straight out of the LOTR movies, of forts that served as refuge to people under wars, of singers who could touch notes that invited rain(!) – stories of such fascination that you would never know when the line between reality and fantasy gets blurred. Get ready for a heavy dose of history during your holiday tour in India.
3) Food, Indian cuisine has more than 50 variants – With 37 regional cuisines and more variants to it, India is one country that is a must-visit for all the foodies. A lot to savour – right from the delightful vegetarian snacks of Gujarat, the simple rajma-chawal of Himachal Pradesh, astonishingly mush appams and puttus of Kerala, dal bafla of Madhya Pradesh, batata vada and modaks of Maharashtra, pickled bamboo shoots of Meghalaya, butter parathas of Punjab, daal baati and ghewar of Rajasthan, litti chokha of Bihar, a dash of French cuisine in Pondicherry and, of course, Bengal’s sondesh for the perfect desser.
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