India is one of the largest and most populous countries in the world, a huge cauldron of colorful people, religions, myths, traditions and many cultures, to which one should travel with an open heart and soul.
It is an exceptional place where an incredible range of cultures, religions and ethnic communities live in reasonable harmony. India is home to one-sixth of the world's population, from rural areas where life has not changed for hundreds of years to ultra-modern cities such as Mumbai.
The most visited part of India is the Golden Triangle, which consists of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Overcrowded cities such as Mumbai and Calcutta have a bustling, vibrant charm, while the holy city of Varanasi and the temples of Tamil Nadu reward places of pilgrimage. Ancient frescoes can be seen in the Ajanta Caves in the state of Maharashtra, and there are 28 World Heritage sites throughout India.
Every region in India has an incomparable history, diversity of cultures and languages, sights and beauties of the landscape. There is something for every tourist - exploration spiced with adrenaline, enjoying luxury or simply relaxing. The real charm and magic of India comes from the simple choice of things you can do in any region; in Delhi you can take a rickshaw and ride through the narrow streets to the Red Fort or visit the beautiful Lodhi Gardens, sail on a river through imaginative landscapes in Kerala or breathe in unsurpassed spicy aromas at one of the markets.
Bathe in rainbow colors and enjoy the colorfulness during the Holi festival, which is celebrated in the spring in Hindu countries and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The biggest event in the Indian calendar is the Diwali Festival, a festival of light and is celebrated at the end of October, representing the beginning of the Indian New Year.
Even if you do all this during your visit, you still haven't scratched the surface of what India has to offer. This is a land of great opposites. On the one hand, you will see extreme wealth, and on the other, poverty. Modern architecture and business complexes are growing, but there is still insufficient infrastructure.
Generally speaking, the climate of India is defined through three seasons: warm, rainy (monsoon) and cold, and each of them can vary in duration, going from north to south. The most pleasant time to visit most of the country is during the colder period, from November to mid-February, although there are also regional variations.
India is a country that cannot be met during one visit, but it is definitely a country that makes you come back again as soon as possible.