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India, the birthplace of yoga and meditation, seems to be the number one destination for people traveling to Asia India offers sandy beaches, pristine rainforests, 5000 year old Dravidian temples with their intricate stone carvings and sumptuous food in a variety of delectable cuisines ranging from creamy curries and baked breads of the north and hot, spicy, fiery dishes of the south. 

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India is a peninsula in the southern part of Asia and it is surrounded by the Himalayan mountain ranges in the north and the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean to the east, west and south. Politically, India is the largest democracy in the world. The countries that border India are Pakistan, China and Myanmar.
Almost all of the major airlines in the world have flights to the four major cities in India : Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay), Chennai (Madras) and Bangalore . There are several companies offering month long or week long tours that take visitors through the Golden Triangle (Delhi , Agra and Jaipur), the bustling cities in the north, the exquisite temples of the south and into the houseboats anchored in the breathtaking backwaters of Kerala.

The world famous Taj Mahal in the city of Agra known for its beautiful architecture and romantic atmosphere can be reached via Delhi, the capital of India . Jaipur, also called the pink city is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. This city entertains tourists with its ornate palaces and exquisite jewelry, elephant rides and gemstone shops where shopaholics can get rubies, emeralds and sapphires at bargain prices. Mumbai, the ancient port of India with its gateway of India monument, Elephanta caves, Crawford market and Chor Bazaar is another favorite. Goa , a coastal city known for its sun, sand, food and drinks is also a haven for nude beachgoers.

For those visitors who wish to see examples of Indo-Aryan architecture, the Khajuraho temples with its erotic sculptures depicting scenes similar to those in the Kamasutra, the manual of love written around 2000 years ago. Going south, you can see the coastal paradise of Kerala, where lush coconut palms sway over houseboats lazing on breathtaking backwaters and the lure of Ayurveda and other ancient health remedies beckon the visitor to relax and rejuvenate away from all worries. The cuisine in each area is also very different and must be sampled. India was the country that taught the rest of the world the benefits of using spices in cooking. Most of the dishes have a combination of turmeric, cloves, cardamom, chillies, tamarind, black pepper, etc. Stay away from the roadside food stalls unless you have a strong constitution.

It has to offers places having rainfall maxima to dry deserts, snowy hills to scorching lands, markets selling all major international brands to cramped medieval-styled markets.

Its more than a billion people strong cultural cocktail is highly ‘spirited'.

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Its not just sheet quantity of people but the quality of experience one can find here is mind boggling too. The number of languages, religions, festivals, gods, sub-cultures, food-habits, etc. that are practiced are not even known completely to a typical national. East, West, North and South states differ in lifestyles, languages, cultures as much as different countries differ! It all brews such a cocktail, on which a person once drunk, never loses her high, all through the life!

Add to all this a very rich bio-diversity, scientific advances from invention of zero to being a space and nuclear power now, a very rich mythology and the religious experience it has to offer, and one starts realizing that the possibilities are endless. Forget about exploring it all as a tourist, even people who live here all their lives are not able to live all the different life-experiences it has to offer.

And besides the amazingly beautiful things there are people—more than a billion of them! Sheer abundance of people and traditions and lack of resources at times, bogs you down. It makes living a challenging thing. Simplest of the things appear daunting to accomplish. Neither can it be described in words, nor are these write-ups an attempt towards the same. Such real-life experiences can only be lived and experienced in-person. Without these hassles it would lose its trademark uniqueness.

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