Incredible India by Niks

My idea of India is a place so fascinatingly diverse and vast that a lifetime of studying it can only scratch the surface. In the novel I’m writing, a main character’s father is from India.

Niks, a teacher, a blogger and a photographer, is based out of Jaipur, Rajasthan. His site is filled with his personal experiences, great info about India, and his stunning photos. Here are his tips for visiting Incredible India…

Photo of Niks riding a camel.
Niks blogs about India…

Incredible India by Niks

India is the most beautiful place to visit. It has an amazing history, culture, and heritage that attracts tourists from all over the world. It’s the best place to visit because it is a combination of art, culture, and heritage. There are many tourist places in India. These are historical places like forts, palaces, and also natural places like lakes and gardens.

Earth City Park, Science City at Ahmedabad. Photo by Niks.
Earth City Park, Science City at Ahmedabad. Photo by Niks.

History

In ancient times, India was known as ‘golden bird’ as it was dominant in trading. But, after British rule, it became a poor country in the world. With time, it improved its economy. Now, India’s economy is the fastest-growing in the world.

It was ruled by various rulers. Most were fond of palaces in Jaipur. They spent a lot of money on their luxury lifestyle. The architecture of palaces that they built is indeed attractive.

Northern India

In northern India, there are forts and palaces that attract tourists. However, some hill-stations are also popular. The famous places to visit in North India are Srinagar, Golden temple at Amritsar, New Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. Golden temple in Punjab is a religious place that is worshipped by the Sikh community.

Srinagar is a town in the Kashmir state of India. It is a hilly area that has snowfall in the winter season. Taj Mahal is located in Uttar Pradesh that is one of the seven wonders of the world.

North-Eastern India

Northeastern India is best for those who love hill stations. Shimla, Manali, and Assam are popular destinations of northeastern India. These places are famous for adventurous activities such as river rafting, paragliding, and more.

Mount Abu hill station. Photo by Niks.
Mount Abu hill station. Photo by Niks.

Western India

The states of Rajasthan and Gujarat are located in the west of India. Rajasthan is well known for its forts. There are more than 60 forts in this state. Most were built by Rajput rulers. They show the culture and history of Rajasthan.

Gujarat is a western state of India that is famous for wildlife parks and tasty food. Gir National Park in Gujarat is the largest park of lions. “Statue of Unity” is a monument in Gujarat, which is a statue of Vallabh Bhai Patel, who was a politician of India.

Amber Fort, Jaipur. Photo by Niks.
Amber Fort, Jaipur. Photo by Niks.

South India

Southern India is popular for temples, food, and heritage sites. The architecture of temples in south India is alluring. Alora caves, Mahabaleshwar, and Sun Temple are some of the famous places in South India. Also, the cultural festivals of South India is a great experience.

Tips

  • Plan your journey before the visit.
  • Contact a tour guide to know about the places you want to visit.
  • Book hotels and transportation tickets in advance.

Along with tourist places, the culture and food of India are amazing to experience. Peoples of India are friendly and respect foreign tourists. You don’t need a lot of money to visit this country as it is quite affordable.

What comes to mind when you think of India?

51 thoughts on “Incredible India by Niks

  1. Invisibly Me March 30, 2020 / 8:25 am

    What a fabulous guest post! My idea of India is also one of colour and authenticity and rich culture. It must be so strange and so sad to see landmarks and palaces and the Taj Mahal deserted during the coronavirus pandemic. I had to Mahabaleshwar as I hadn’t heard of that before, and certainly wouldn’t attempt to pronounce it. I’ve learned quite a lot from this post having never been to India (though I’d love to go one day!) Will check out Nik’s blog now. xx

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  2. Stella, oh, Stella March 27, 2020 / 7:18 am

    I will definitely check out his blog, thanks for presenting him. I have worked for an Indian carpet and handicrafts company, when I was still living in Germany. Then I got hooked on Indian carpets, food and dreams of traveling to India. My cat was from an Indian restaurant (Bengali). That is why he was called Puri, after Amrish Puri, the actor … 😉 🙂 … I never made it … yet … who knows … but I am getting on …

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog March 27, 2020 / 6:08 am

    Such a lovely and historical country is India where I stay da-AL and Nik has done a very good job with most of the important and lovely places. We all have diverse culture as many people of different religions are staying in India but we are a United lot. Thank you so much for this lovely share.

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  4. www.corneliaweber-photography.com March 26, 2020 / 7:15 pm

    Since I was very young ( which a long time ago), my dream was to go to India. 3 years ago I fulfilled my dream. As a solo female traveler, a professional photographer, I went to Rajasthan, and the city of Ahemadabad and Haridwar, and had an incredible experience in India, the most I loved is their people, who carry on their lives with a smile on a face and were always so very helpful. Needless to say, as a vegetarian I was in food heaven. India became so dear to my heart, that I miss it as much as my home country. There is so much to say about Indian, but that would be way too long to write about. If you feel like check out my wordpress blog, as I have posted a lot about India throughout the last three years. …..www.corneliaweberphotography.wordpress.com

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  5. Bette A. Stevens March 26, 2020 / 6:40 pm

    I think of elephants and also about one of my all time favorite novels–“The Far Pavilions” by M.M. Kay “Jungle Book,” Mahatma Ghandi adn more… Thanks for sharing this beautiful post and photos!

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    • da-AL March 29, 2020 / 4:20 pm

      swoon – anything to do with books makes my heart sing, Bette 🙂

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  6. sandomina March 26, 2020 / 6:32 pm

    Oh, it was shorter than a brief, haha. Jokes apart… A nice short introduction, to someone who hasn’t been to India.

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