5 Reasons To See India When Travelling In Asia
If you’re heading to Asia, it’s likely you’ll be visiting India. However, if you’re still in need of convincing, rest assured there’s plenty of reasons to visit this country full of wonder and beauty. From the hilly Himalayas to the bustle of the inner cities, India has so much to see.
If you’re still needing reasons to visit, here are just five of them.
The Natural Beauty Is Astounding
From Goa’s Dudhsagar waterfall to the grandeur of the northern Himalayas, India really does have it all in terms of nature. The latter conceals the renowned Darjeeling, a hill station known worldwide for its output of delectable tea – but it has so much more to offer, including some of the best views in the entire world.
And India actually has some of the best safari opportunities in the world, unbeknownst to many. Head to Ranthambore or Bandhavgarh – two of the country’s best parks – to discover animals such as tigers, lions, elephants and rhinos roaming peacefully in the wild, amongst some wondrous natural scenery.
Its Cities Are Very Unique
From the energy and bustle of Delhi to the splendour and tranquillity of Kolkata, India’s cities are undeniably diverse but always fascinating. The former, also the capital of the country, is the perfect destination should you want to experience India’s culture in a nutshell – it’s all here, from the cultural ceremonies to the historical landmarks such as the Red Fort.
Kolkata, on the other hand, is much less energetic but no less exciting. It’s here you’ll want to go if you’re looking for India’s luxurious side – and Kolkata is frequented by those attending its coveted book and film festivals every year. Whatever city you choose to visit, each will provide a very different experience to the next.
The Landmarks Are Unmissable
There’s simply no way to see India without visiting its landmarks. The Red Fort (also known as the Delhi Gate) is just one of them; the Taj Mahal, Baha’i Temple and the Victoria Memorial Hall are just some of the many others to see, all of which as grand and beautiful as the next.
And there’s even some that go completely off the radar, if you’re the kind of traveler who loves an adventure. The Great Wall of India was only recently discovered, its purpose still a mystery – see it for yourself in the depths of the Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan.
It Has A Prevalent History
The history of India can easily be discovered within the previously mentioned landmarks, but there are plenty of other ways to understand it, too. Delhi’s National Museum is one of the biggest and the best, showcasing ancient artifacts and detailing the history of the country over many, many years.
But India’s museums offer a wide range of history to discover – from the National Rail Museum to the beautiful Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad, where you’ll find historical art and artefacts from India as well as other parts of the world, there’s certainly no shortage of historical value in the country.
The Food Is To Die For
For some, this may not be a good enough reason – but when you understand just how delicious India’s cuisine truly is, you’ll see why so many people come here simply for it. Indian dishes are popular worldwide, but nothing beats the real deal.
Street food offers up some of the best foods in the entire country, so be sure to stop off at a stall or two during your stay. From the fried goodness of aloo chaat to the breakfast dish of paratha, you’ll absolutely be spoilt for choice should you choose to sample some of India’s very best dishes.