Ask most visitors to India and they will tell you that its the most engaging, chaotic, colourful, spiritual and life-affirming country in the world. It is an assault on your senses – all of them, nearly all of the time.
India feels more like a continent than a country: stretching from the frozen summits of the Himalayas to the tropical greenery of Kerala, its expansive borders encompass an incomparable range of landscapes, cultures, cuisines and people. Walk the streets of any Indian city and you’ll rub shoulders with representatives of many of the world’s great faiths, a multitude of castes and outcastes, fair-skinned, turbanned Punjabis and dark-skinned Tamils. You’ll also encounter temple rituals that have been performed since the start of civilization, onion-domed mosques erected centuries before the Taj Mahal was ever dreamt of, and quirky echoes of the British Raj on virtually every corner.
No matter how you choose to explore this magnificent country, India will shift the way you see the world.
With the rupee falling 25% in 2014 there has never been a better, or cheaper, time to explore Incredible India.