India is electrified with a fabulously diverse range of people, cultures, traditions and landscapes. It is the seventh largest country, yet with over a billion people, is second only to China in population and with its growing economy it’ll soon join the ranks as a superpower. It is an extremely diverse country, with vast differences in geography, climate, culture, language and ethnicity across its expanse, and prides itself on being the largest democracy on Earth.
India's culture and heritage are a rich amalgam of the past and the present. This vast country offers the visitor a view of fascinating religions and ethnography, a vast variety of languages with more than 438 living languages, and monuments that have been present for thousands of years. As it opens up to a globalised world, India still has a depth of history and intensity of culture that awes and fascinates the many who visit there - Wikitravel.
There’s no doubt that India can be challenging, even the seasoned intrepid traveller may have their nerves frayed. There’s the poverty, the bureaucracy, the crowds, the griminess and then there is the 'tuk tuk' drivers and their horns...but this is all part of the Indian experience. It’s best to accept it as it is (to retain your sanity), and take breaks from the chaos of the cities to visit the mountains, a relaxed coastal town or an Ashram. India can be amazing and annoying but one things for sure any self respecting intrepid traveller needs to visit at least once!
No trip to India is complete without visiting the world famous Agra. If you’ve arrived into New Delhi, Agra is conveniently only 200km to the south so depending on the train or drive... Read more >>
A 45 minute drive by shared taxi from Amritsar (the most convenient way of getting to the border), is the Wagah border between India and Pakistan; site of the world famous border closing... Read more >>
It’s common to make your way from Jaipur to another popular far flung destination on the intrepid travellers trail – the desert fort village/town of Jaisalmer. However, it’s a 600km, 10 – 12... Read more >>
After the big ‘come down’ from our Everest experience (more literally than mentally), we left Kathmandu the day our Nepal visa expired, hoping we would avoid complications... Read more >>