Traveling in India
There’s no question that India is one of the world’s favorite destinations but to truly understand why I had to visit for myself. Even within days of being in the country I could see that India is one of the most culturally unique and open places I’ve traveled to. Never have I been somewhere where the population was so open with their own culture and religion and so ready to share them with travelers. As one of the largest countries in the world there are enormous differences with religion, culture, and language within India. My entire trip to India was focused in the north where I visited three different regions. I intentionally stayed in this area of the country so that my return trip can be dedicated to the south.
India’s capital boasts a population of nearly 14 million people, and is full with so much history and culture it’s almost impossible to begin listing all the possibilities. Obvious places to visit include the famous Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Gandhi’s memorial and countless other places. During your exploration of New Delhi, you’re likely to find yourself taking auto rickshaws, navigating crowded back alleys, and stopping at random restaurants and markets.
Varanasi is truly one of the most unique cities in the world, and one of the best places on earth to learn about Hindu culture. The Ganges River passes through the city, and in this river is where people drink water, use the restroom, bathe, and also release their dead. The city is built directly up to the river with steps called ghats descending into the water where dozens of temples and places of worship are filled by locals.
The site of the infamous British Massacre, Amritsar is an important place for the 20th century change that came along India. The small city also is the home of the famous Golden Temple, one of the most beautiful Sikh temples in the world.
India’s most beautiful and romantic building, the Taj Mahal has been amazing travelers for hundreds of years. The story behind the Taj Mahal easily captures the hearts and imagination of people who come to visit. With the history and magnificence of this place, the Taj Mahal will forever be one of the most famous travel destinations in the world.