A trip to India

Incredible tour of India

India is a fantastic melting pot of countless exciting and colorful cultures and peoples whose present and past contain lots of amazing experiences. Many of the country's unique historical buildings are of a calibre, so they have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Not many countries in the world can match India in terms of the number of these, so it's hard to single out individual, but the city of Agra with iconic Taj Mahal and impressive Agra Red Fort as well as the small town of Khajuraho with its numerous exotic and erotic temples are among the most impressive.

Over the last several years, infrastructure has been significantly improved, making it easy today to get around the large country with many good air and train connections, as well as by car or bus by fine roads.

Nature in India

When it comes to nature, very few countries in the world can show as much variety as India. From eternal snow and ice on the Himalayas' more than 8 km high mountains to the north to the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean to the south. From rainforests to the east near the Myanmar border to the sand desert in the west on the border with Pakistan. Between these extremes, there are plenty of areas more typical of the country: hilly landscapes with deciduous forest – the Indian jungle immortalized by Rudyard Kipling (and Disney!) through the famous work, The Jungle Book.

Wildlife in India

Variation in wildlife is incredible, and in very few countries of the world, there are so many different spectacular species as in India, both in terms of birdlife and among mammals. While the country may not be as well known as a safari destination, it can definitely match the very best in this category in Africa.

The national parks of the central part of the country are best known for their fine population of the beautiful Bengali tiger, and nowhere in the country, or all over the world for that matter, the chances of seeing this iconic animal are greater. At the top of the list in the "race" to be the best tiger park is Bandhavgarh in the state of Madhya Pradesh and Ranthambore in the state of Rajasthan, but there is also a good chance of seeing tigers such as in national parks such as Kanha, Pench, Corbett, and Nagarhole. Of course, all these national parks also contain plenty of tiger prey such as deer, antelopes and wild boars, while brightly colored parakeets and the impressive peacock are among the most conspicuous among the birds.

National parks in India

To the south, national parks such as Nagarhole and Bandipur are among the best known. Here, for example, are the largest populations of the Asian elephant, while the tiger and leopard, the latter even in the black version called the panther, can be highlighted along with many rare bird specialties.

To the north is the beautiful Corbett National Park, where the Himalayan promontory faces the Ganges plains. Here, for example, both elephants and tigers live among many other exciting mammals, while the extremely rich birdlife includes many special species from the north.

In eastern and more tropical India, the Kaziranga National Park on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River must be highlighted as it has a unique population of rarities such as the large Indian rhinoceros and the wild water buffalo, as well as many birds of Far Eastern propagation. This park thus has India's answer to the African concept of "Big Five", since there are also elephants, tigers, and leopards, although the latter two can be difficult to find in the dense vegetation.

In the arid west of the country also live a number of special animals. Among other things, here is the Asian lion in Gir national park, which is wild asses, deer, antiloper, and in the area is also seen Indian wolf and striped hyena.

Incredible India

India's tourism authorities call India "Incredible India", and there is something about the talk of India being truly an incredible country. Huge and with an area of almost 3.3 million km2 and with lots of people (most recently tallied at just over 1.3 billion).

Many places in India see the amazing – and colorful – Hindu temples, and Buddhist monasteries. As a traveler, there is the opportunity to visit and experience beige parts, just as many places you have the opportunity to visit the maharaja's fantastic forts and palaces, which, in both size and grandeur, are almost incomprehensible edifices.

Places to visit in Delhi

Delhi is the capital of India and is divided into "Old Delhi" and "New Delhi". In the Old Town there is plenty of traffic, India's largest Mosque, and among other things the opportunity to ride rickshaws (bicycle taxis) around to and in the small markets, where everything from wires, to fresh walnuts, tea, shoes, chickens, and more can be purchased. The new part of the city features a combination of a "real metropolis" with lots of high-rise buildings, stadiums, green spaces, and the Golden Prayer Temple of Sikhs Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

Other reasons to visit India

In addition to fantastic experiences for the sense of sight (and the photographic apparatus), India is also an experience when boarding Indian cuisine. The taste buds really come on a wonderful journey to the warmer climes, and there is plenty to look forward to. Curry, chili, carn, exciting sauces, dips, mangoes, coriander, tikka masala, tandoori, mint, turmeric, ginger... The list of flavors is long, if not endless, and there is definitely something for everyone.

All in all, India is a fantastically exciting, versatile, and incredible sensory bombardment of great experiences. "Incredible" is therefore the right description for nature, animals, the big city, the locals, and to this extent also in terms of exuberant colors, scents, and tastes.


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