One of the countries that are often avoided as a holiday destination is India, even though it has a lot of touristic potential.
People live with a few common misconceptions about the level of hygiene and the crowd situation, which by the way, is not as bad as you think! Sure, there are locations in India where there are too many people on the same surface area, but that is because those particular locations are highly attractive to tourists. Take the Taj Mahal, for example. It has millions of visitors every year, but that does not mean every landmark in India is just as crowded.
If you want some proof that India is a country worth visiting, here are top five reasons that should dismantle the common misconceptions mentioned above.
There are so many beautiful places you can visit in India, and you can have a lovely experience if you plan your vacation. So sit back, and enjoy the top five reasons you should visit India in this Guest Post by Constance La.
So sit back, and enjoy the top five reasons you should visit India.
1. The New Delhi Gardens
Many people who go to India make at least a quick stop in New Delhi.
The most peaceful places you can find there are the gardens. There is the Swaminarayan Akshardham, which is, in fact, a temple but has beautiful gardens surrounding it.
Then there are the Lodi Gardens, which also has a temple.
The Mughal Garden is also something you can enjoy without too much noise around.
The gardens mentioned above are well taken care of, very clean, and most importantly, they are never overcrowded. They are worth a couple of hours of your time.
Rajasthan is a region in India and is very rich in culture and history. Some people say that there is more history in Rajasthan than in all of India combined. Rajasthan was the home of the Mughal Emperors, which means opulence is at its finest there. You can enjoy plenty of activities in the region. There are more forts than you can actually visit too.
Either way, you cannot get bored in Rajasthan.
3. Natural Beauties
India has 102 national parks, which means there is no lack of natural beauties.
The Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur is one of the most popular, but there are plenty others.
There is also Ranthambore and Desert National Park. The latter is the perfect place to go sandboarding. The dunes are spectacular. It is a popular activity which attracts plenty of tourists each year.
Also, do not forget about the numerous gardens and nature reserves.
4. Indian Food
Nothing beats an authentic Indian curry! For the most authentic and awesome curries you will ever taste, then a trip to India is a must.
Of course, India is the motherland of curry, and curries should be tried throughout the land. There is a distinct difference between a north and south Indian curry but both should be tried.
Mild, medium or hot in spiciness, both young and old can find a curry that suits their palate here in India.
Majestic hotels, resorts, fine-dining restaurants and curry houses are plentiful, and you can enjoy the highest quality curries and also dine in grandeur and style when visiting India.
5. Easy Access To Documentation
In a more practical light, getting your proper documentation to visit India is easier than ever.
You can apply for an Indian e-visa. It is an online process; it is more than affordable, and you are spared of waiting in line at the consulate. This process can last as little as 18 hours, and you do not even have to leave the house or your office.
If not wasting time all over the place is what you are interested in, you can also acquire cheap passport photos online as well, which is something new I just discovered.
India is a beautiful country with plenty of landmarks and sights to see.
It would be a shame to plan your itinerary around it just because of some common misconceptions or prejudice. So get over them and pack your bags.
You are going to have an unforgettable experience!
Guest Post by Constance La
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