Why Do You Need to Travel to India?
“There are some parts of the world that once visited, get engraved in your hearts & won’t go. For me, India is such a place.” – Keith Bellows. Such beautiful words for the country and you’re still looking for reasons to travel to India? Well, your search ends here. Cause this backpacker destination is a lot more than you might have imagined.
You can travel as cheaply or as luxuriously as you want in India. Not only this, but the country is also known for its warm hospitality, heritage, and culture. Ready to experience some?
7 Reasons to Travel to India
Be it the foreign tourists or the localites, Indian land has never disappointed any traveler that comes to its bay. Welcoming and giving, this diverse land becomes a home to everyone that visits it once. Here are 7 reasons why you should visit India.
- It’s a Bit French
You may wonder how India comes into picture if we are talking about France! But, this is how it is. Pondicherry is the French city of India. The French ruled Pondicherry between 1672 and 1954, which left the city with a legacy. To point out, the street signs of the city give look and feel of any French provincial town. Besides, this is the only town in India where the police wear red képis.
P.S. It’s much cheaper France – the Indian France.
- Great Spiritual Inheritance
This element is no hidden mystery. In fact, people from different countries visit India in search of Nirvana. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple came to India for enlightenment. One thing is for sure, the country is very inspiring and refreshing for the soul. It is an abode to many religions of the world like Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and many others.
Also, it is a great place to learn Yoga and practice it for calm and peace. An amusing and spellbinding experience is to take part in an evening aarti along the banks of the rivers at Haridwar, Rishikesh, or Varanasi.
- The Exotic Wildlife
India and its wildlife is known to be exotic. Indian utopic land is home to several wildlife species that are hard to find in other countries. A wildlife trip is one of the major hits for tourists attraction. There are many parks where explorers can see everything – from elephants and tigers to rhinos and Rufous-bellied hawk eagles.
So, if you plan to travel to India, surely visit these famous parks: Pench, Ranthambhore, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh, Sundarbans National Park, Jim Corbett National Park, Gir National Park, Kaziranga National Park.
- Historical Relevance
Another key point that makes India a must travel destination is its architecture. Any place you visit tells another glorifying story, and it varies everywhere you go. Important to realize, the country houses marvelous palaces, mosques, forts, temples, monuments and ancient sites.
Also, India is the world’s oldest civilization. Besides, its architecture is rooted in its culture, history, and religion. It is a satisfying turn of event to travel to India for design enthusiasts and history buffs.
- The People & Hospitality
The people of India adeptly follow the saying, “Athithi Devo Bhava” which means “the guest is God”. It’s quite understandable that the things happened in India has earned it a name otherwise. Indians hold pride and honor in welcoming guests to their home and make a substantial effort to comfort them. Certainly, you don’t want to miss this loving cascade!
- Indian Art is Resurgent
With so many artists and their fresh, unique work, India gives you another reason to land your plane in its province. The artistic flair of people ranges comprises patchwork pieces, handicrafts, paintings, embroidered scarves and uncountable artwork of lesser known artisans. For some time the country lost its mark, but the increasing tourism and efforts from the governments reverted Indian Art to its cultural best.
- And A Game of Cricket Is Worth Watching
Oh! By all means, this is one thing you must experience in India. Cricket is like a festival, a party. Indians are passionate about watching cricket and celebrate like none else when the Indian side wins. And, the losing is as saddening as the loss of a dear one. Visit any bar or restaurant when there’s a match between India and Pakistan, and you will see it for yourself.
“It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” So, will India be your next vacation destination?
This article is contributed by Ayushi Bhatnagar
A small intro about Ayushi.
The blog is an experience shared by Ayushi Bhatnagar who works for 9ightout dot com. Ayushi is an enthusiastic blogger who presents her thoughts through her travelogues. She loves wandering around and writing about off-the-beat destinations