What do you think when you hear India? Taj Mahal? Goa? Temples? Beautiful people? You are correct on all of these. The scenery, the people, the food (yes, it will most likely be spicy even if you ask for the least spicy thing on the menu). And don’t forget about the sea! Oh, the sea. With a population of over 1.2 billion imagine how many stories all these people have! This country has so much to offer and all you have to do is to open your heart up and let India in.
Your flight will most likely get your to New Delhi, the capital of India. It might look like the metropolitan area that it is but there is also so much more to this city! You absolutely have to visit the Red Fort, Jama Masjit (the largest mosque in India), Swaminarayan Akshardham, Humayun’s Tomb (that was an inspiration for the famous Taj Mahal), Qutab Minar (the tallest minaret in the world!), and oh so much more. If you plan out your route – you will see so many wonderful monuments with an amazing history.
If you are looking for something calming and if you are doing some soul-searching don’t forget to visit a great city of Varanasi. Considered to be a spiritual capital of India, this city has so much magic. Stop by the Vishwanath Temple then go to Manikarnika Ghat where you can learn about the Hindu culture of cremation. Interestingly, there are quite a few Ghats in Varanasi yet Manikarnika Ghat is considered to be the most prestigious.