Continent: South Asia
Capital City: New Delhi
Currency: Indian Rupee
Years I Visited: 2012, 2014
An assault on the senses is probably the best description I’ve seen of India. This is a country that doesn’t stop surprising, doesn’t stop inspiring and doesn’t stop infuriating. Everything, from the food to the people to the transport to the sights, is an adventure. For better or for worse, this is a country that will have a profound effect on you.
My India Highlights
Here’s where I got to in India. Click the destination name for related blog posts.
Stifling and intense, Delhi is not a place you can forget in a hurry. If this is your first stop in India, it’s not a gentle easing in, but you can be sure that every time you step outside, there’ll be something eye-catching, mind-boggling or downright bizarre to take in.
This city isn’t a highlight in itself, in fact quite the opposite. But it’s unavoidable if you want to see one of the world’s most amazing buildings – and it’s well worth seeing. The Taj Mahal doesn’t disappoint.
India wasn’t a country I ever associated with the vast desert but deep in Rajasthan sits a quintessential desert city from where epic treks into the sandy wilderness can be arranged and you can learn just how uncomfortable riding a camel is.
India’s ‘Pink City’ is colourful and bustling with bags of life, an impressive fort and some absolutely sensational food.