The name of India comes from an Old Persian word which means Hindu. A country full of heritage and culture with motto of “Satyamev jayate”; will mesmerize you with its beauty and tradition which you can find everywhere here.
It is very for its spices in all around the world. This country is located in the center of South Asia with a total area of 3,287,263 km2 in which 314,070 km2 is water and the rest is land.it has the population of 1,324,171,354. The major languages spoken are Hindi and English with 21 other official languages.
Rupee is the currency of this country. It is a secular country with federal republic with 28 states and 9 union territories. The culture of India spans more than 4,500 years. Yoga that is spreading in the whole is originated here. With scrumptious food and rich heritage, India offers a real cultural experience of any tourist coming from any part of the world.
Things to do in India
“The epitome of love”, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. When we are talking about India then the taj mahal is the one place that should be included for sure.
It was built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz mahal. It is an ivory-white marble mausoleum that was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993. It is in the south banks of Yamuna River.
It is the most tourists attracting place. The most interesting facts of this mahal will be that the color of the marble seems to change with the position of sun and the moon. The architecture of taj mahal is a combination of Islamic Persian and Indian style.
Up to 8 million visitors come here every year to admire its beauty and art and if you are planning to visit India then you should definitely experience this place’s beauty.
It is situated in Amritsar, Punjab. golden temple is a part of huge gurudwara known as harmandir sahib, spiritually. This temple was built in 1577 entirely with gold. The dome of the temple is loaded with 750 kg of gold.
Every day, this gurudwara offers food to almost 3500 people which Is totally free And no one is said no and food is distributed equally regardless of gender, cast, race, and identity. The offering of food is known as “langar”.
Standing 42 meters high in the astride of Rajpath on the eastern edge of the ceremonial axis of New Delhi. It was made up in 1993 in the memory of 70,000 Indian British soldiers in the war period of 1914-21 in the First World War. It is one of the monuments that were made by the British in India.
When New Delhi was declared the capital of India, i.e. 1931, it is totally made up of yellow and red sandstone and granite. it was originally named “the India gate”. Because of its beautiful architecture and history, it is also in the list of tourists attracting places.
And the best fact about it is that there is no entry ticket and you can go any time of the day regardless of the time. A very beautiful and patriotic parade starts from the Raj Bhavan and progresses to the gateway of India on the 26th of January which is the republic day of India every year.
“the pearl of the orient” or the “tourist paradise” is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as konak. This state is especially famous for its beaches and clubs. Here we can do various activities to give yourself an adventurous experience of life.
You can indulge in water sports, in fact, this is the main reason why the tourist visit this beach. Windsurfing, dinghy sailing, angling, scuba diving, parasailing, water scooter, water skiing, and swimming are one of those. If you are visiting here then you should definitely try snorkeling. However, goa beach is perfect for snorkeling. But it is only available in certain months, so if you are visiting here then make sure of the availability.
It is beautiful and the most peaceful place which was recently declared as one of the union territories of India. It is situated in the eastern north of India and the temperature here is colder than most of the states here. Ladakh is often referred to as the biker’s paradise and every travel enthusiast should note this place in their must-see list.
Travelers are often seen renting bikes and going for a ride. You can also rent it for only 2000 INR per day. Riding on the never-ending roads with your loved one’s will make your journey so memorable and fun that you will definitely want to come here again. There are the deserted mountains whose views will make you speechless. You can find a lot of Buddhist temples and monks.
The best time to come here will be between April to May and September to October.
this state looks like god came and took his time to make it that why it is also called as “the magical god’s own country”, it is a tropical Malabar coast of India. it has many things to offer you such as its culture, natural beauty, and special foods. But it is mostly famous for its palm-lined beaches and the network of canals. Most of the production of coffee in India is from here and hence it is also known as the coffee capital. It is the 23rd largest state of India considering area. kathakali is the cultural classical dance of Kerala. Large paddy farms and big wooden boats in the lakes can be seen everywhere.
The queen of northern hills is the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh and is located in the foothills of Himachal Pradesh.it was once the summer capital when the British ruled India. Handicrafts made by the locals are popular here and tourists also buy them with great interest.
The spectacular view of the down valleys with mountains in the background is so beautiful that you can’t take your eyes off the scenery. It is also one of the most visited places in India. If you are a fan of shopping and cuisines then you should surely visit the mall road located below the ridge.
It is, of course, famous for shopping, cuisine but it is also famous for its photography site and history. There is no entry fee to come here and It is open all day long. The scandal point and kali bari temple are the visitor’s attraction. If you are a history and culture fan then you should visit is (Indian institute of advanced study).
It is the viceregal lodge on the top of the observatory hill. It is famous for its architecture. History and science. 20 INR is the price for the ticket per head to enter here for an Indian citizen and 5o INR for foreign tourists with an added price of 20 INR for the garden visit.
It is a hill station also known as udagamandalam is located in Tamil Nadu elevated up to 7,350 ft, in south India. The famous Ooty lake is a huge wide continuous area of a manmade water body. The hill station is surrounded by the tall trees all around.
There is a rose garden that consists of 2,000 species of rose. It is also very famous for a couple holidays and honeymoons as the air in this place has a very romantic vibe and peace. We can see the beautiful sight of the hills covered with greenery and fresh air by hiring a toy train along with the other travelers.
Gulmarg is a town, a hill station that is a popular skiing destination in the union territory Jammu and Kashmir which is known as the “heaven of India”. It sits in the lap of pir panjal range range. it is such a beautiful and soothing place where you can come with your family, friends or loved ones. If you come here once, it is for sure that you wanna come here again and again.
This place is surrounded by snow-covered mountains that only adds a plus point to its beauty. The small lakes and numerous flowers are another treasure of this place. gulmarg is popular and perfect for skiing. Gulmarg gondola, shark fin, baba reshi shrine and kongdori are some of the spots to visit and have fun here.
Rann of Kutch
It is a salt marshe in the one and only desert of india, thar. It is in the district of kutch in the state of gujrat. It is about 7500 km2 consedering area and it is the world’s largest salt desert. The locals are mostly living here since older days and not much people from the other states live here. This is a white beauty of india where you can see only white salted land all over. It is famous for its yearly festival known as “ ran utsav” which held between October to February. It is a gujrati style utsav where you will see people wearing colourful traditional clothes and flying kites. Here helds the competition of whose kite is the biggest and beautiful. There is also competition of whose kite will last longer cutting the other kites. The sky will look unrealistic. All around will be beautiful kites floating in the sky. during this festival people live in tents that are super comfortable and almost no problem occur while living here. Born fires at night with strangers make a memorable thing for the whole time.
There were some of the places of my pick. Of course there are lot of other places to visit but this country is so full of heritage and beauty that if all the places are to be named then the list will be never ending.
Best time to visit
Between October and march is the best time to explore this beautiful country. The climate becomes a little comfy for the foreigners as the temperature lowers down in this time. You can even enjoy the hottest places like kerela and rajasthan in these months.
Here is the yearly temperature and rainfall chart
About the visa
Excepting the neighbouring countries like Bhutan and Nepal, all the other countries need visa to visit india. There are e-visas offer one- month, one-year and five years permit to live here. All the appliers should have a valid passport of their country that should be valid up to 6 months after applying for visa. No fee or donation is required to give any agent as declared by authority of india. For the people of indian origin, oci card is strictly required.
You should have at least 35 to 55 usd per day for each person to have an enjoyable trip to india. You can have a double room and plenty of other benefits in just this amount of money.