India is a riot of color, activity and history and will appeal to the
imagination and senses of every true Asia traveler. The stark, dramatic
landscapes of the Thar Desert, the rich colors of the Kerala spice
hills and tranquil backwaters, the towering forts of Rajasthan, the
sunswept beaches of Goa, the tantalising aroma of a fresh biryani or a
steaming mug of chai, the awesome sight of the Taj Mahal at dawn, the
bustle of a local bazaar…all of these are part of the magical mix of
culture, landscapes and people that make an India experience so
rewarding and unique.
It demands that the traveller be prepared for its own strange forms of
tourism offerings - the crowds at Pushkar, for pushy mendicants at
Haridwar, for high commercialism at spiritual retreats. But equally, it
means that he be prepared for an overwhelming warmth in the people,
ease of conversation, and to be stunned into speechlessness by the
beauty, sometimes the manmade and often the natural.