India is one of the most diverse nations in the world and has many different aspects to enjoy. Whether it is the Pink City of Jaipur or the houseboats of Kerala you’ll find all kinds of places to enjoy as a backpacker.
But don’t try and see everything at once. India has so many beautiful cities and dramatic mountain roads that one trip to India will never be enough. Plan carefully and enjoy some of the finest cuisine, architecture and cultural experiences in the world.
When backpacking round India do allow more time than you think to travel and get things done.
Whilst India is big on digital technology there are still some processes that take longer such as booking train tickets and ordering meals in restaurants. That said, train reservations have never been easier and there are high speed express networks crossing the country. India has many efficient flight connections across the country with some budget airlines that could be easier for long distance travel. On public transport keep your valuables on you at all times, especially in crowded areas and women in particular should avoid travelling alone at night.
There are lots of good hotels across India that suit most budgets and include homestays, guest houses and family run hotels.
In India there is always something to see from the Taj Mahal at dawn to a Bollywood movie in Mumbai. Take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk in Delhi and watch pilgrims on the Ganges in Varanasi. You can learn to cook in Kerala and go mountain trekking in Ladakh. Lucky backpackers may even spot tigers in Ranthambore. India is a land of contrasts and has a vast array of attractions for visitors.
From sampling tea in Darjeeling to relaxing on a Shikara in Srinagar India has something for everyone.
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