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Overview to India: Travel Guide and Tourist Information
India: Unpredictable, alluring, unceasingly exotic, and now an essential destination for any self-respecting backpacker. From hippy pilgrims to wildlife enthusiasts and city slickers, India’s natural, spiritual and cultural charms invariably beguile every type of traveler out there.
From the Himalayan Mountains of the north to the rice growing districts of the south and the desert of the west, right across its huge landmass, India’s geography is one of the most staggeringly beautiful to be found anywhere in the world.
For those looking to get in touch with nature, Kerala offers hill villages, forests and beaches aplenty, whilst Kashmir/Jammu is nestled deep within mountainous surroundings. The city of Agra, meanwhile, is home to one of the world’s manmade treasures: the Taj Mahal.
With great surf, trippy trance beats and – in addition to the mile after mile of stunning beaches – a host of natural splendors (such as the remarkable Dudhsagar Falls), the former Portuguese colony of Goa is perhaps the original place to lose yourself.
India’s vast metropolises offer a wholly different take on the idea of ‘losing yourself’. Amidst the labyrinthine streets and endless clamor of Delhi and Mumbai, spectacular attractions like the Modhur Red Fort and Gateway of India demand the traveler’s attention.
In addition to its wealth of wonderful sights, India is full of more everyday pleasures like wonderfully friendly people and a world-renowned cuisine. All in all, for the intrepid traveler, a trip to this massive and mystical country is invariably the trip of a lifetime.