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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

About India

A country that is replete with a variety of experiences – historical, adventurous, steeped in culture and tradition, full of natural wonders – a traveller cannot ignore India. From graceful architectural delights to dense wild forests and local interactions, India offers more than the traveller can imagine. Unraveling the mysteries of India is sure to leave an everlasting imprint on your mind.

Given that India is a vast country with different geographies spread across, one is likely to find all weather types – from extreme cold and snow in the lower Himalayas to bright balmy days by the ocean, and scorching heat in the desert and plains. It is advisable to check the weather indication for the region that you are visiting in a particular time period.

Major Cities / Tourist Places

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India’s vast length and breadth makes it impossible to understand the many subtle nuances and differences in cultures. Each city has its own rhythm and thrum – whether it’s the capital city of Delhi, the bustling historic Bhopal, Rajasthan’s wonders steeped in legends or Southern India’s low-key towns wedged in a time-warp. The cities of India reflect the breathless growth of the nation –you are likely to find both modern and vintage aspects, seamlessly blending with each other.

Iconic Places

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India is dotted with destinations that one can mark as ‘iconic’. Apart from the Taj Mahal, India has a robust list that one possibly cannot tick off in one single trip. The list includes topographical stalwarts like caves and hanging tree root bridges, ancient temples rife with history and forts that hang high from craggy cliff tops. The iconic destinations of India are something that a traveller should mark out before planning a trip to India. Many of them leave you with a feeling that you might have visited heaven on earth.

Experiences

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One can only imagine the amount of outdoor experiences that India offers with its vast and vibrant topography. From coffee and tea estates, to rolling hillsides, below the ocean scuba specific wonders, snow capped mountains, surfing beaches, calm lakes and forested trails, there is never a dearth of experiences that the country can offer. Pick from a vast repository of adventure, heritage and local experiences to amplify your trip. Be in the fold of competent instructors and guides, to choose the best trails and experiences that make you see India through vivid filters.

Festivals

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Think of the festivals of India as a unique opportunity to be immersed in local traditions and age-old customs – no better way to get oriented to a new place. Religious symbolism apart, expect a flourish of colours, dance, music and food as a part of many festivals in India. Apart from the more prominent festivals like Diwali (festival of lights) and Holi (festival of colours), take a peek into tribal festivals of India. The amalgamation of the old and the new at these places is sure to fill your trip with wonder and a fresh perspective of the nation. Besides, the joyous mood during festivals is infectious.

Festivals Calendar 2021

Jan
01st
Camel Festival, Rajasthan (1 January 2021)
Jan
14th
Kite Festival, Gujarat (14 January 2021)
Jan
14th
Pongal, Kerala (14 January 2021)
Jan
01st
Nagaur Festival, Rajasthan (30 Jan – 02 Feb 2021)
Feb
07th
Desert Festival, Rajasthan (07 – 09 February 2021)
Mar
29th
Hola Mohalla, Punjab (29 – 31 March 2021)
Mar
29th
Holi Festival, All India (29 March 2021)
Apr
14th
Gangaur Festival, Rajasthan (14 – 15 April 2021)
Mar
27th
Mewar Festival, Rajasthan (27 – 29 March 2021)
Apr
01st
Aoleang Monyu, Nagaland (01 April 2021)
Apr
23rd
Thrissur Festival, Kerala (23 April 2021)
Jul
12th
Puri Rath Yatra, Odisha (12 July 2021)
Jun
20th
Hemis Festival, Ladakh (20 – 21 June 2021)
Aug
30th
Janmashtami, All India (30 August 2021)
Sep
08th
Tarnetar Fair, Gujarat (08 – 10 September 21)
Aug
21st
Onam Festival, Kerala (21 August 2021)
Oct
07th
Navratri Festival, All India (07 – 15 October 2021)
Oct
15th
Durga Puja Festival, Bengal (15 October 2021)
Nov
04th
Diwali Festival, All India (04 November 2021)
Nov
18th
Dev Deepawali, Varanasi (18 November 2021)
Nov
22nd
Pushkar Fair, Rajasthan (22 – 30 November 2021)
Dec
01st
Hornbill Festival, Nagaland (01 – 10 December 2021)

Top Stays

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The accommodation is as important a dimension of travel as other aspects, so choosing a great place to stay is an integral part of the trip. Fortunately, India offers a large variety of options, from heritage stays – old forts and palaces converted into hotels – to luxury campsites, starred hotels, basic lodges, coffee plantations tree houses, in the middle of tea plantations and even house boats. You can stay in hotels with well-trained staff or experience the warm hospitality of homestays across the country. At Indo Asia Tours, we offer you a range of accommodations to amplify your trip to the subcontinent.