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Out of all of the countries in the world, India comes in at 2nd when it comes to population. Although crowded-spaces and 3rd-world tendencies may not be the first thing a traveler may be looking for, visiting India is a culture-rich experience that all travel enthusiasts must consider. From architectural sites such as the Taj Mahal to the natural waterfall Hogenakkal Falls, visiting India will give tourists jaw-dropping opportunities and stories to tell for the rest of their lives. Because of the conversion rate, India is a fairly cheap option for travelers and allows them to stretch their money over a long period. Just like any travel destination, tourists should plan accordingly if they want to have a wholesome experience.
Amongst its insanely huge population, India also comes in at the 7th largest country. Since India is one of the largest countries in the world, visiting can range from a few weeks to multiple months. One of the best things travelers should keep in mind when traveling to India is to take their time. Since India is a 3d world country, every experience visitors will have will be unique and should be enjoyed. Good or bad, experiences like these give visitors new perspectives on the extent of the world they live in.
Over the years, tourism in India has spiked making it much easier for visitors. Hostels can be found across the country as well as travel hubs specifically made for tourists. When traveling to India, most people will fly into the Indira Gandhi Airport located in the capital city of New Delhi. New Delhi is located in the northern area of India, only about a 3-hour train ride from India’s most visited site, the Taj Mahal.
Flying into New Delhi gives visitors a plethora of options and is considered a part of the Golden Triangle, a popular tourist circuit. Included in the triangle are the cities of Agra and Jaipur. The three cities (forming a triangle) provide visitors with a great way to see India. Each city is about a 5-hour trip from each other and each holds a different part of India that tourists will want to experience. Visiting these 3 cities provide visitors with the perfect cultural experience as well as allows them to see some of India’s most iconic sites.
One of the most popular sites to see while visiting India is the Taj Mahal. Located in Agra, the white marble mausoleum has been an icon of the country for generations and is one of the most visited tourist spots on earth. Tickets can be bought at the gate and are first-come, first-serve. Agra has a lot of history and is a must-see city in India. Other popular spots in the city include the Agra Fort and Korai Village.
Planning A Trip:
Visiting India is an experience that can’t be done in a few days. Outside of the main cities, the opportunities are endless. Tourists should plan to visit for at least 14-days. Seeing every site in one trip is nearly impossible, so tourists should not stress themselves out when planning their itinerary. Just like any out-of-country experience, tourists should be aware of pickpockets and scammers. A list of scams can be found here. Another thing that may benefit visitors is a camera strap. Using one of these will help keep equipment safe from potential pickpockets.
Visiting India is a culture-rich experience that will benefit all who visit. Tourists should research the culture before going as well as plan out a detailed itinerary that will help them stay organized. If everything is planned correctly, a trip to India will not only be life-changing but give memories that will last a lifetime.
Written by @visualsbyry