Located in South Asia, India is an unique travel destination, with the oldest continuous civilization, and home to incredible architecture, rich and interesting history and culture, world famous cuisine and a place where you can explore your spirituality. It will be an overload to your senses.
Why Visit India
The architecture in India is as stunning as diverse. As the home of the world’s oldest civilization, many historical and religious structures can be found throughout the country, filled with forts, palaces, mosques, temples, monuments, ancient ruins and 32 UNESCO World Heritage sites in it. And of course, we couldn’t talked about its architecture without mentioning the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and the most iconic symbol of India.
HISTORY & CULTURE
India has a rich and colorful history, that allowed all different type of people to come and settle. Humans has inhabited the region for at least 30,000 years. Is a diverse nation with a huge population, all of them coexisting peacefully, despite its different languages, religions and customs.
Spirituality is a big part of life and daily routines in India. The country is home to all major religions, and it is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
India is a very diverse country, and so is its food. There is a wide range of tasteful regional dishes, much more than its well known masalas and currys. Its food is just so full of flavors that it is a reason itself to visit the country.
India is one of the cheapest destinations to visit. It ranks 10th best for “price competitiveness”. on the Tourism Competitiveness Report. Although it is bad for them, as they currency has lost its value, it allow us to help their economy.
What to expect in India
Hindi and English are the official languages in India, and widely spoken. However, there are 22 major languages in India, written in 13 different scripts, with over 720 dialects.
In India the voltage is 220V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.
The official currency in India is the Rupee. Other foreign currencies like euros and dollars might be accepted in some tourist areas and big hotels, but cash in the local currency will be necessary. You could exchange you money at the airport, banks or exchange houses. Credit cards are widely accepted. ATM’s are widely available. 1 USD equals 75.51 rupees (as of 2020).
Most of India has a subtropical weather, with hot summers, humid rainy seasons and mild winters. Temperatures change a bit depending on the altitude, especially in the north, close to the Himalayas.
India is generally safe. For female solo travels, the most you would get in the majority of the cases is unwanted attention from men. However, the country has a high poverty rate and pickpocketing and petty crime are not uncommon. Common sense and caution is recommended.
Citizens of Nepal and Bhutan and the Maldives do not require visas to enter India. Holders of passports of the following countries: Japan, South Korea and UAE can apply for a visa on arrival.
Nationals of the following countries are eligible to obtain a e-Visa to enter India:
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