9 of the best things to do in India

Track India’s big cats:

India is home to five big cats – the Bengal tiger, the Asiatic Lion, and the snow leopard, clouded leopard and Indian leopards. witha little luck, you can spot them all. The best national parks for seeing tigers are Bandhavgarh, Ranthambore, Kanha, Pench, Satpura and Corbett.

See the temples:

Carvings at The Khajuraho temple in Madhya Pradesh. Great food prepared under the scrutiny of Goddess Mahalakshmi in the Lord Jagannath temple in Orissa. Marvel at the technishade animals, gods and demons that adorn the Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple in Tamil Nadu. The Golden Temple in Amritsar is a shining beacon of religious tolerance and spiritual freedom. From the tiniest structure to the mightiest structure, each temple unveils country’s soul. Take the time to seek them out.

Head for the hills:

The Indian Himalaya conjures images of ancient pilgrimages and sacred sites – but it’s far more than that. The western ranges, from Kashmir to Nanda Devi, boast an incredible variety of viewpoints and communities. In the east, paradise-like Sikkim has giant butterflies and orchid forests while Arunachal Pradesh is the last of the Himalayan wild frontiers.

Seek out an earthly paradise:

The 400km of tropical coastline separating Mumbai and Goa are among the least-visited parts of the subcontinent. Tourist hotels are virtually non-existent, and roads are narrow and meandering – though there is a train Kokan Railway .
The railway system in India is more than just a way to get around. Each carriage is a microcosm of India – noisy, chaotic, welcoming and vibrant.. Book yourself a sleeper class ,choosing the class according to your budget , and experience travel at the clattering pace of an ancient train.

Find inner peace:

India is a bit of a spiritual supermarket, with all kinds of religions, beliefs and customs. You can simply dip your toes into the spiritual waters & can watch daily ceremonies on the ghats or by the still waters in front of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Celebrate the world’s most shadeful festivals:

With its pantheon of Gods and religions, there is no shortage of festivals in India.

Sleep under the stars in the Rajasthan desert:

A camel safari into the Rajasthan desert is an un-missable experience.

Houseboat in Kerala:

Houseboats in backwaters of Kerala are the ultimate way to experience rural India at its most peacefully way.

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