Activities in India
LIn India, you will find as much diversity in their music as you will in their language. Indian music has inspired some of the western world’s greatest musicians. From The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, they’ve all had a trip to India to become more musically inspired. Expect to hear Indian Rock’n’roll, Bollywood music and even classical Indian music using sitars. listen to the evocative instruments of Indian music, such as the sitar, sarod and the subtle rhythm of the tabla. Note the variety of dance forms, each with its own costumes and elaborate language of gestures.
You must experience India’s deserts. Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan, is where you will find the Desert Festival in January/February each year. Pushkar in October/November hosts the unique and lively Camel Fair. Enjoying tea while overlooking the desert sounds like a good way to enjoy your holiday.
India has very many golf courses. If you want to play golf with a twist, play on the highest golf course in the world – Gulmarg. From this point, you can take in the breathtaking view of Nanga Parbat, one of the world’s highest mountains. In winter, Gulmarg is transformed into a famous ski resort. If you’re serious about golf, head to DLF Golf and Country Club in Haryana. It is reputedly one of the finest courses in the country.
Full Moon Party
Goa is famed for some of the biggest and best parties in the world. From mainstream electronic parties to underground psychedelic trance – Goa has everything for the thrill seeker in you.
If you’re one for diving and the ocean you can’t go past the Andaman Islands. Located in the Bay of Bengal, this archipelago is bordered by white sands and beautiful clear turquoise water. The island itself is a treasure to behold, but people come here for the snorkelling, which is nothing short of a diver’s dream. Unique plant and marine life populate the islands reef systems, so if you’re keen on diving, we recommend you head out there for a week of sea, sun and scuba.
Snorkel in the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal, a lushly forested archipelago that has exotic plant life and a wide variety of corals and tropical fish.
Be a part of the Durga Puja, held over September and October in Kolkata (Calcutta). It is one of the largest Hindu festivals in India. You can also go to the Holi festival. Held everywhere around India, it really goes off in the big cities (Mumbai, Delhi). Holi festival is held in March
The Himalayas stand in northern-India, so if you’re into mountaineering, we suggest you head anywhere north – the Kullu Valley for instance. There are also some fantastic treks further south. Kodaikanal is popular among tourists and lies in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Take a cruise down the tropical backwaters of Kerala, stopping on the way to walk through sleepy villages, enjoy a curry or some tea and chat with the friendly locals.
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