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India Travel Guide

India Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to India

With its own long-established identity, India has captivated entire generations. From Steve Jobs to the Rolling Stones, many people have been inspired by their Indian journeys... Great satisfaction!

  • 1.
    Discover a diametrically different culture
  • 2.
    Every landscape is represented
  • 3.
    A gastronomical journey
  • 4.
    Discover Bollywood
  • 5.
    Overcome your preconceptions to understand Indians.

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Is this the destination for you?

During your first trip to India, you'll expect to discover colours, smells and spirituality. The reality is superb but sometimes different from a postcard land.

You should go if

  • You are interested in temples and history
  • You are looking for a diversity of the Himalayan mountainous landscapes, the Rajasthan desert, Kerala beach... India has everything
  • You are prepared for a cultural shock
  • You are open-minded, ready to discover a radically different culture without judging it
  • You like spicy foods, naan breads and vegetarian dishes
  • You are stimulated by adventures, you like discovering remote places and coming across unexpected encounters

You shouldn't go if

  • You have a phobia of cockroaches, present in all hot and humid climates, you are bound to come across them in India
  • You don't like crowds: 1.2 billion inhabitants in the country, you will never be alone!
  • You don't like spicy food, because even when you order "non spicy" food in an Indian restaurant, your dish will be spicier than any other Indian dish served in Europe
  • You are sensitive to pollution, smells and noises

Culture and Discovery

Rajasthan, off the beaten track

A touristy part of India, but also one of prettiest and most interesting of regions. Even so, Rajasthan has plenty of hidden gems that are off the beaten track....
Nina Montagné 2 June 2015
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Ladakh

The most northern state of India, in the heart of the Himalaya mountains, only accessible by road two months a year. Nowadays its a stronghold of exiled Tibetans....
Nina Montagné 3 April 2018
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Get off the beaten track in India with a stay at Apani Dhani Ecolodge

In the local dialect, "Apani Dhani" means "Our Hamlet", an affectionate name given to the place by Ramesh C. Jangid, founder of the ecolodge and a pioneer of a form of mi...
Laetitia Santos 19 November 2015
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In the heart of Rajasthan's desert.

The Thar Desert (aka The Big Indian Desert) is in eastern Rajasthan, to the northwest of India. It doesn't have the mountainous dunes that you find in the Sahara, but th...
Nina Montagné 3 June 2015
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On a motorbike in the Himalayas

Lots of travelers attack the Himalayan mountains on two wheels, most of them on old English motorbikes called Royal Enfields. It's one of the best forms of transport for ...
Nina Montagné 30 May 2015
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Tamil Nadu's secret pearls

The cultural richness of India's most south-easterly state is fascinating. It's the ideal place for a first trip to this sub-continent and you will be bewitched by its tr...
Nina Montagné 29 May 2015
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