India is home to more than 1.1 billion inhabitants, so you can expect it to be big, crowded, colourful, and noisy.
Crowded it may be, but it also has a wealth of history and culture that stretches back over 5,000 years, making it a fascinating place to visit.
On a trip here you can expect a wide range of attractions and sights, including architectural wonders like the Taj Mahal, as well as gorgeous palaces, colorful temples and much more.
Top picks in India
The Golden Triangle
Agra, Delhi, and the city of Jaipur make up the Golden Triangle of India, which is a group of heritage cities that have a wealth of historically significant buildings and monuments. If you like gorgeous architecture then this is definitely the place to come.
If beach life is more your thing, then coastal areas like Goa are not to be missed. Goa has attracted a steady backpacker crowd for years and many people end up staying far longer than they meant to. Expect relaxed living, spiritual retreats, and beach parties if you choose to go here.
For many tourists, your first introduction to India may be through Mumbai, and although this heaving metropolis is not for everyone, it is definitely an experience worth having at least once. Highlights such as the Gateway of India are spectacular and it is the home of all things Bollywood and you might even get the chance to star in a movie.