Call it India, Hindustan or Bharat, this is a country with varied names and a country of a variety of people and with varied traditions. More than a billion people make up the fabric of this wonderful country called India. People come from far and near to visit India and understand its different people, culture and colourful festivals. A country that has a rich history and is a repository of cultural wealth, India has remained an exotic destination for the foreigner and one visit is not enough to understand or take in the amazing sights of this beautiful country.
India has the best weather conditions during October and March and thus it is the best time to visit India. In the north of India Rajasthan is the most colourful state and draws in thousands of visitors who come to take in the culture and colour of Rajasthan. The climate is wonderfully cool in the day time and night temperatures cold. Delhi the capital city is another major draw with its beautiful sightseeing opportunities like the imposing Red Fort and the towering Qutub Minar, colorful markets and buzzing nightlife. The Taj Mahal in Agra is poetry in stone, a World heritage site and a visual beauty and architectural feat. The wildlife parks at this time of the year are alive and tigers and lions roam in their forests.
This is also the best time to visit the World heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora Caves near Aurangabad, as also the ruins at Hampi, Belur and Halebid. Kerala which is known as God’s Own Country the world over is at its most beautiful at this time of the year. Take a backwater cruise or visit a spice plantation in Kerala and it will stay with you for the rest o your life.
During the summer months visit hill stations like Shimla and Manali or Ooty and Munnar in the south to get away from the heat and dust of the plains. Kashmir is stunningly beautiful and heaven on earth in the summer months too and the stark wonder of Ladakh is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true in the month of July and August.
The beaches of India especially Goa is wonderful during the winter months and so the best time to visit would be in December and January.
Festivals are another reason for taking an India Tour. The best time to visit India is during its splendid festive months of October and March. Although this land of Vedas is filled with festivals and celebrations year-round, the major festivities are marked within these two months. Visiting India during October will enable you to attend the nine-day celebration of Navratri festival featuring traditional dance parties with ethnic food options. This nine day celebration ends with the tenth day festival of Dussehra, which is celebrated with en action of scenes from the epic drama of Ramayana. This celebration is followed twenty days later by Diwal - known as festival of lights, firecrackers and home-made sweets.
The month of March invites you to paint yourself with the Holi hues. The well-attended festival of Holi allows you to play and fight with coloured powder and water. Don’t forget to try the specialties of the celebration sweets and bhang. Attending these festivals will imbibe in you a long-lasting and delightful memory of incredible India. Mardi Gras celebration in Goa is held in March. This carnival is celebrated on grand scale and people all over the world visit Goa for non-stop night parties.
So come to India any time and enjoy the colours and culture in this wonderful vast country.
Sachin Gupta has a vast experience in article writing and publishing on travel and tourism topics. Read more on India Tour, India Tourism, India Tour Packages and Best Season to Visit India visit www.journeymart.com