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India is the 7th largest country in the world with its capital city in New Delhi. India experiences at least three seasons in a year, summer, rainy season (monsoon) and winter. The best time to visit is between October and March when the monsoon rains have stopped and the country is largely warm and dry. India is an extremely diverse country with vast differences in culture and more than 438 languages. Religion is spilt into the Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity. There are Hindi, English and 21 other official languages spoken here. It’s most popular foods are roti, rice, tandoori chicken and lentil.
India has 4 major airports offering flights around the country; it is more convenient to travel by air because of its vast landscape. For public transport, you can use trains, buses, taxis, motorbikes, car rentals and rickshaws. India is generally safe to visit and petty theft is common in some crowded tourist areas.
There are many exciting and colorful festivals celebrated in India, which reflect the rich culture of the people. Festivals you can attend whenever you are in India are the Holi- the spring festival, Diwali, Pushkar Mela, Dussehra and Navratri.
India has an endless variety of landscapes, monuments and places of interest to explore when you are visiting. Some of these fascinating attractions include:
· The Taj Mahal: this is the most recognizable building in India, this beautiful mausoleums features elements of Islamic design like arches, minarets, an onion shaped dome and black calligraphy around the entrance. It is a beautiful sight to see.
· Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary: this beautiful park is home to various species of mammals, a large Indian elephant population that roams free, wild boar, otters, the lion tailed macaque, and more than 20 Bengal tigers. Bird watching is a popular activity here, you can enjoy taking guided jungle walks, and lake cruises too.
· Ellora Caves: this famous monumental Ellora Caves has a great collection of 34 carved monasteries, chapels and temples.
· Bandhavgarh National Park: here, you will find wildlife in its habitat, expect to see leopards, barking deer, sloth bears, hyenas, Indian bison and wolves.
There are over 10,000 hotels and apartments to stay in India, so you will be spoiled for choice especially when in New Delhi.
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For Indians looking to travel out of the country. You can check out the list of destinations, how to Get Visa to those countries, Embassies in India and Visa Free Countries for Indian passport holders
Common Questions Travellers Ask About India
WHAT CURRENCY IS USED HERE?
Indian Rupee is the official currency used here.
DO THE PEOPLE SPEAK ENGLISH?
Yes English, one of its official languages is spoken here.
IS THE TAP WATER SAFE TO DRINK?
The tap water is generally unsafe to drink. It is best to carry along bottled water.
IS INDIA SAFE FOR SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL?
Violent crimes against female travelers in India are uncommon, and India is quite safe for women travelling alone.
DO YOU NEED A VISA TO VISIT INDIA?
You need a visa to visit India.
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