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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.

Culture and Discovery

Rajasthan, off the beaten track

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 Montagné2 June 2015
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Rajasthan, off the beaten track

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 Montagné2 June 2015
Travel account

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
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