The food, the colors, the people, the culture! There are no proper words to explain all this. India is one of the most unique countries in the world, it is at the same time magnificent, terrifying, beyond words incredible and crazy in all aspects. I've been there twice and will certainly go again.
There is something special about Varanasi. Walking the narrow streets and needing to step aside for a group of men chanting "Soul be Free" carrying a body on their way to Ganges and witnessing the cremation process is something you will not experience elsewhere in the world. I recommend to take a tour around the Ghats with a guide and also to wake up at sunrise and go to the Ganges to see everything that is happening there, children learning to swim, people bathing, washing clothes and doing their morning exercise. Magical Experience✨
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I don't recommend Agra as a city. People will try to sell you things in every other step you take. BUT you have to go see the Taj Mahal! I arrived in Agra on Thursday evening and the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays so I needed to stay until Saturday evening. One night is enough in my opinion.
The blue city! I only spent two days there but managed to see almost everything in that time. Recommend taking a walking tour around the city
Need some beach time while in India? This is the place! Placed on the edge of 15m high cliff with sunsets to die for, perfect to stay for a couple of days to relax and swim in the sea. Try Puttu, a breakfast dish that consists of rice, grated coconut and banana originated from the state of Kerala.
I stayed 14 days in a Yoga Ashram in south India. It was one of the most surprising experiences I have ever had. Waking up at 5:20, eating two meals a day and doing 4 hours of yoga along with 3 hours of chanting and meditation each day is something I thought was going to be hard - it was awesome!
One of my favourite places in India! It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the middle of nowhere covered by the greenest rice paddies I have ever seen. Everywhere you look there are temples that are almost thousand years old, huge rocks and small rivers.
One of the big cities in India. I recommend staying at least a couple of nights here. Dhobi Ghat, the Dharavi Slum and Gateway of India are amazing things to see. I also had the BEST Thali in the whole India trip in Mumbai.
Also known as the City Of Lakes or the White city. Udaipur is a gorgeous city where the main town is around a lake. Nice for a few days.
On the border to Pakistan, surrounded by the Thar desert and nicknamed the Golden city. In the middle of the town there is a HUGE fort which is amazing. A must stop in India in my opinion. Go to a desert safari! A lot of scams so be aware of that.