India is steeped in ancient traditions and artistic heritage showcased by the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. A land of remarkable diversity, India ignites your curiosity with its Himalayan peaks, Indian Ocean coastline, Bengal tigers in Bandhavgarh and nomads in Jaisalmer. From pilgrims bathing in the Ganges River to yoga enthusiasts converging in Rishikesh, which also serves as the base for Himalayan trekking, India mystifies the mind whilst providing glorious spiced food to tantalise your taste buds like never before, especially saag paneer in Mumbai.
As in Malaysia, many travellers enjoy the fresh, cooling, hydrating coconut water that is available in many parts of India. Unless you’re shopping in a fixed rate shop, bargaining is a way of life in India for every enterprise, so always haggle for the lowest possible price. Auto rickshaws and taxis are the best transportation mode in the cities while flying is economical between states. Do carry enough cash for daily expenses, as credit cards are only accepted in larger hotels or businesses. Before starting your journey, getting travel insurance for India should be high on your list to ensure a worry-free trip and having the time of your life! India shares our tropical monsoon climate so be sure to do your research on the best time to visit before you book your trip or you may risk going from one rainy season to the next!