India is a gorgeous country full of color, history, culture, and diversity that should certainly be on your travel visit list. In 2019 alone, over 10 million tourists visited India, and so should you.
Still don’t have the right reasons? Well, that shouldn’t be a problem. Below, I have highlighted the top 5 reasons why you should travel to India, at least once in your lifetime.
- Religion and spirituality
Indians value their religion and its home to Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. Even if you go to an Indian household in the US, you’ll find most of them still practicing their daily rituals.
While some people go to India to observe and learn about the Indian’s religious practices, some come to find spirituality by practicing meditation and yoga at the Ashram. You can also enjoy fire worship (aarti) along the Ganges River at Varanasi, Haridwar, and Rishikesh.
- The history and Architecture
The Indian people have an exceptionally rich history and architectural diversity. There are numerous forts, palaces, monuments, temples, mosques, and ancient ruins. Currently, India has 37 UNESCO World’s Heritage sites, making it a treasure trove for history and architectural enthusiasts. The sites are categorized into 3 major categories with 1 mixed site, 7 natural sites, and 29 cultural sites. Also, there are 22 major languages, with most of the people speaking Hindi.
- Stunning beaches
If you are looking for a sunny beach holiday, then India has of the most beautiful palm-fringed beaches, across the eastern and western coasts. The water is warm, and you can enjoy endless water sports.
For Scuba divers, you must visit the Havelock Islands, Neil Island, Grand Island in Goa, Karnataka, Netrani Island, Kovalam, and Bangaram. If you are looking for more quiet and remote beaches, you should go to Angola and Palolem.
- The adventure
If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime, then a holiday to India is all you need. There are so many unique adventures that you can explore including, riding around the beaches in Goa, navigating the chaotic streets of India’s major cities, scuba diving, swimming along the beaches, trekking on snow-capped mountains, in the northern areas, and much more. In fact, visiting India is itself an adventure you can’t miss out on.
- The food is delicious
The mouth-watering Indian dishes are another great reason why you should travel to India. For both vegetarian and non-vegetarian people, you will have a variety of food options. Some of the most common delicacies include Thukpa, Idly-Sambar, Dal Baati Churma, and pork dishes, among others. Also, don’t forget to take home some of the best Indian Spices, including Cardamom, Turmeric powder, Brown Cumin, Cinnamon, Red Chilli, Saffron, Mustard seeds, and much more.
India is indeed an excellent option for a vacation. From delicious local food to stunning beaches to glorious beaches to breathtaking adventures to diverse cultures, there are so many things to choose from, and the list can never end. Furthermore, India’s expenses (travel, food, and accommodation) are affordable and can suit a wide range of budgets.