The Alternative Guide to Travelling in India

The Alternative Guide to Travelling in India

India has long been a place of mystique. When many people think of India, they think of vibrant colours, amazing architecture, and of course, kick ass cuisine. But, there is much more to India than merely food and the Taj Mahal. In fact, you can see a lot more in India. Probably, more than you bargained for!

India is fast becoming a tourist destination. It’s been something of a hippy retreat since the 1960s. But, now more tourists than ever are keen to see incredible India and what it has to offer.

So, if you are planning a jaunt to the most magical place on earth, there are some key things that you cannot miss.

  1.    Indian Safaris

Yes, that’s right. It’s not just Africa that is home to animals and safaris. If you want to make the most of what India has to offer, you need to check out a one of a kind India safari tour. Head to national parks and venture into Nepal, the bordering country in the north of India. When it comes to unusual wildlife, India is renowned for it. The biodiversity of the region is sure to tantalise all tourists. From monkeys to elephants, you are sure to find an animal that you love. Did you know that India is the home of the world’s largest wild tiger population? So, if you want to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, an Indian safari tour can provide this.

  1.    Mumbai

You simply cannot go to India without experiencing the hustle and bustle of Mumbai. The world’s most densely populated city is unlike any other town in the world. It’s the perfect place to find bargains and soak up the local culture. Street food is in abundance, as are the people! Spend a few days exploring Mumbai and try not to be put off by the smog and crowded nature of the city. It’s a glorious place and is jam-packed with history. The Gateway of India monument is a stunning feat of architecture. The monument resides on the coast making it the perfect spot to take in the wonder all around you.



  1.    Agra Fort, Deli

This UNESCO world heritage site is a top destination for all travellers to the region. It’s vastly underappreciated when compared with the majesty of the Taj Mahal. But, Agra Fort is breathtakingly beautiful. It’s located on the river Yamuna and is a stunning feat of ancient history. It actively represents the ancient Mughals of the time. Unlike many buildings in India, the fort is made of red sandstone. It’s quite unlike anything else in the area.


Agra Fort

  1.    Rock Garden of Chandigarh

The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a must-see site for any intrepid explorer. Located in the city of Chandigarh, it’s the perfect place to see real India. It was built in 1957 by a government official who worked in his garden in secret. In a bid to get rid of the massive amounts of waste materials, he created the ultimate garden. It’s a magnificent site, and the sculptures are stunning. The rock garden is located next to the river and the waterfalls, and is just perfect for exploring.