Posted on September 23rd, 2009 No comments
As though it were a reflection of the unparalleled cultural differentiation found within the nation itself, India’s landscape demonstrates remarkable variety: the colossal and unrivalled in fame or stature, snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Mountain Range in the north; the lush and fertile rolling plains of the central regions; the arid dunes of Thar desert in the west; and the uncompromising Deccan plateau, skirted by the hilly coastal Ghat ranges in the south. Where touring mountainous regions makes possible activities such as skiing, snowboarding, heli-skiing, mountaineering and trekking, coastal zone tours provide ideal sites for sunbathing, surfing, windsurfing, diving and other such watersports and activities. Add to this selection the options to take a camel trek around the desert regions or to visit some of the 200 parks and reserves and see some of the nature’s most wondrous creations, like the Bengal tiger or the Asiatic elephant, and India’s popularity as a tour destination becomes perfectly understandable.
From an architectural standpoint, India is as fascinating as anywhere else in the world. The illustrious marvel that is the Taj Mahal is without doubt the most popular site of interest, but other notable locations include the Agra Fort, also known as the Red Fort, the Amber Fort near Jaipur and the Gateway of India.
Often regarded as a continent within itself as a result of its remarkable diversity, India is a tour destination that assaults the senses like no other. From its multitudes of different landscapes, unique blend of cultures and architecture to its religions, ethnicity of inhabitants and vast array of wildlife, India encompasses a breadth of variety that knows few rivals. Some travellers embrace the hectic hustle-bustle in the densely populated cities, where others are more content to leave all that behind in favour of a more relaxing time spent in the beautiful rural areas of the country. Both parties are reluctant to leave India at the end of the tours.