India offers an endless variety of culture, customs, traditions, architecture, social norms and lifestyles, history and geography.
For some India conjures up images of mysticism and spirituality. But there's much more to India, sandy beaches, mountains, snow, trekking, diving, heritage sites, a variety of architecture, many religions, beliefs and rituals, tribal traditions, house boats and backwaters, many classical and folk dances, colorful festivals and fairs, a variety of regional cuisines, yoga, ayurvedic (traditional plant-based) massage and treatment, and nature parks (tigers, elephants, camels and exotic birds).
India is like visiting several countries rolled into one.
There are 24 heritage sites in India. The magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, the towering Qutab Miniar in Delhi, Ajanta and Ellora Buddhist caves in Maharashtra, Shore temple at Mamallapuram near Chennai, Konark Sun temple in Orissa, Khajuraho (the famous kamasutra) temple in Madhya Pradesh, Goa churches and convents, etc.
Enjoy the sandy beaches of Goa, Kerala and Orissa or scuba diving in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or the calm isolated beaches and corals of the Lakshadeep off the Cochin coast.
Skiing in Jammu and Kashmir, trekking to one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas or enjoy the natural beauty of various mountain resorts.
Watch and enjoy various festivities, dances, tribal traditions, religious rituals, meditation, naturopathic massage and treatment, and of course spirituality.
Visit the Ministry of Tourism for more information about travel to India.