Welcome to India, a country of exceptional cultural experiences and vibrant destinations that will captivate your senses. Get ready for an extraordinary adventure as we dive into the top 10 reasons why you should plan a visit to India – the ‘Land of Diversity’.
Immerse yourself in the magic of India with an array of experiences catering to every traveller’s taste. Explore ancient temples, embark on thrilling wildlife safaris, indulge in wellness retreats, and savour mouth-watering cuisine. India promises an immersive journey like no other. We highly recommend Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala and enjoying the sun-kissed beaches of Goa.
No trip to India is complete without beholding the ethereal beauty of the Taj Mahal. This UNESCO World Heritage Site will leave you spellbound with its pristine white marble and intricate craftsmanship, symbolising eternal love. The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is during the early summer months (March to June), preferably between Monday and Thursday. It’s open between 6am and 7pm daily, with night viewing every full moon from 8.30pm to 12.30am.
India’s rich cultural tapestry invites you to immerse yourself in vibrant festivals like Diwali and Holi, witness traditional music and dance forms like Kathak and Bharatanatyam, and explore ancient art forms like Madhubani painting and block printing. India’s deep cultural roots will captivate and inspire you.
Step back in time as you uncover India’s centuries-old history. Discover the majestic palaces of Rajasthan, marvel at the ancient rock-cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora, and be in awe of the architectural wonders of Hampi and Fatehpur Sikri. India’s historical marvels will transport you to a bygone era. Make sure to spend some time specifically in Delhi, which is widely considered to be the city with the most historical monuments.
Prepare to have your breath taken away by India’s varied landscapes. From the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, the golden deserts of Rajasthan and the lush tea plantations of Darjeeling, India’s natural beauty will leave you in awe at every turn. Many travellers spend time exploring one or more of these spectacular destinations, so plan carefully with your Pentravel expert to ensure you see what you’re most excited for.
Embark on exhilarating wildlife safaris in India’s national parks and reserves. Spot majestic tigers in Ranthambore, witness herds of elephants in Kaziranga, and marvel at the diverse bird species in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Keen to spot an endemic animal only found in India? Keep an eye out for the Kashmir stag, a sub-species of the European red deer, found only in Dachigam National Park. India is a truly a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts.
India is renowned as a spiritual haven, offering solace and inner peace to many who flock to her shores. Visit the sacred city of Varanasi, where pilgrims gather to bathe in the holy Ganges River, or explore the serene ashrams of Rishikesh, known for their yoga and meditation retreats. Discover a deeper connection in India, and you’ll return home feeling truly energised.
Prepare your taste buds for a journey through the tantalising flavours of Indian cuisine. From aromatic curries to mouth-watering street food delicacies, and delightful sweets like gulab jamun and jalebi, India’s culinary offerings will leave a lasting impression on your palate. Did you know — the national dish of India is widely considered to be khichdi which is made of rice and moong lentils, along with ghee, cumin seeds and ginger.
Experience the warm and welcoming nature of the local Indian people. With open arms, they embrace visitors, ensuring that every traveller feels at home in this diverse country. India’s legendary hospitality will make your stay truly unforgettable! Make sure you take the time to chat to food sellers in the market, find out where the locals shop or enjoy time at leisure.
Celebrate India’s vibrant festivals, a riot of colour and joy. Get drenched in the exuberant celebration of Holi, where colourful powders fill the air, or be mesmerised by the dazzling displays of lights during Diwali. India’s festivals are a spectacle that are worth enjoying in person.
Prepare to have your heart and soul touched by India’s wonders, by booking one of our India travel packages for 2023 or 2024. Explore the spiritual sites of Varanasi and the bustling city of Mumbai. Experience the breath-taking beauty of Ladakh, the serene beaches of Goa, and the vibrant capital city of Delhi. Discover the tranquility of Kerala and the grandeur of Jaipur.
India’s fascinating experiences, rich heritage, and warm hospitality will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
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