6 Facts About Backpacking In India That Will Keep You Up At Night
India is a magical, mystical place, which challenges you, inspires you and changes you forever. What’s more! A backpacking trip to India can be a super exciting affair that can keep you up at night.
#1 The sheer thought of a trip
The very thought of experiencing a rich culture full of song, dance and the incredible food is a very exciting one and don’t be surprised when days before your trip is about to start, you find yourself spending sleepless nights wondering about how awesome it is going to be. That itself is an important part of the whole experience.
#2 The sounds of the place
Once you are in India, you will realize that it is unlike anything else that you have experienced in the western world. For one, it is not quiet and it can take a day or two before you get used to all the surrounding sounds. But do not worry; before you know it, you’ll be falling asleep to the sweet sounds of India.
#3 The famous phenomenon of a Delhi belly
A lot of tourists, when they get to India can’t resist and dive headlong into tasting the culinary delights that the country offers. Who can blame them? Yet for someone not used to the complex spices and preparations involved in preparing India food, it can be a daunting experience as the spices can shock your system and lead you to spending a day or two in the loo. That surely will keep anyone up at night!
#4 Amazing street shopping
India is a paradise for shopaholics. You can virtually buy anything from beautiful jewelry to flip flops on the streets there. No matter where you go in India you will find colorful stalls with amusing vendors willing to sell you more than you need.
The best part is that these things are available for shockingly cheap prices and you can even bargain and get the price reduced further. Most of all, the experience of shopping and picking up things that would otherwise cost you much more at home is an amazing one.
#5 Incredible mountains
The further north up you go, the higher you rise from the sea level. The mountains close to the Himalaya are majestic and travelling higher up north is the best chance many of us will get to be as close to the tallest mountain range in the world. The sheer thought of experiencing such a thing would keep anyone up at night.
#6 A holiday without breaking bank
The most attractive thing about a backpacking trip to India is that you can live in relative luxury without spending a lot of money. Everything is just much cheaper there, whether it is boarding or eating out. In return, you get to see ancient cities, beautiful beaches and interact with an amazing culture while being immersed in the hugeness of it all. One can’t possibly ask much more from a holiday!
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