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Brief Introduction To India
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A Very Brief Introduction & Travel Inspiration To Visit India

🐘 India, a place I have been fascinated about for years and finally had a chance to visit for 7 weeks a few seasons ago. 

Living on the west coast of 🍁 Canada, we have a huge population of people from India. I have worked with many and hear their stories and adventures of visiting and having lived in this vast country.

Because of the extreme size of 🐘 India, it is difficult to decide just when and where to visit as well. This was the case, much like when we planned our first visit to 🦘 Australia. Below, is a …

🌺 Brief Introduction to India, 🌺

in collaboration with my guest author; Tom Blackburn. This post offers inspiration for others to stop thinking about travel to India, but actually plan a visit one day, as I did. 😎

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First Time Visitors Travel Guide & Introduction To India

Home to more than 1.2 billion people and covering an area of over 1.2 million square miles, India is the 🌎 World’s Second Most-Populous Country, and seventh largest by area.

Its remarkable culture, fascinating and turbulent history, spectacular scenery and spiritual heritage make India a – Truly Unique Travel Destination.

However, India is such a Huge and Diverse Country, making it quite difficult to decide where to begin and what part of the country to see. If you are tempted by the prospect of a trip to India, then here are just a few suggestions you might wish to consider.

Helpful Tips For First Time Travelers To India

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Why Travel To India?

You could visit India scores of times and still discover something entirely new each time. There really is that much to see and do in this and beautiful country!

India is littered with Cultural Treasures, from its spectacular temples to its charming ashrams.

It should go without saying of course, that the Indian film industry usually referred to as; 📽 Bollywood, which also has a long and fascinating heritage. Based out of the City of Mumbai, it certainly has built up something of a cult following in the Western world over recent decades.

There are few destinations more exotic than India and although there has been rapid economic change in the country over the last couple of decades, it still retains much of its; Traditional and Unique cCharacter.

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The Best Time Of Year To Visit India

It’s important to time your trip correctly, as the Indian climate can certainly be ♨ intense. Many people may struggle to cope with the intense heat in parts of the country, at certain times of the year. 

The best time to visit India is between Late October, when the 🌧 monsoon season draws to a close and the Middle of March.

It’s worth remembering that conditions are likely to be particularly ☀ hot and humid in April and May. So if you are used to more temperate conditions, this is something you should definitely bear in mind. The 🌧 rainy monsoon season starts towards the end of May.

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In addition, Diwali is usually held in; late October-early November each year. This festival tends to last for about ten days during that period.

“Diwali is without a doubt one of the most celebrated festivals in India. Diwali, which is also known as the festival of lights, begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhai Dooj.”

If you want to experience India at its most festive time, then this is when to go.

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Beware, tourist destinations will be very busy and accommodation may be particularly expensive and hard to come by, during this period. Be sure to book your accommodations well in advance, particularly in larger cities where larger festivities are held.

It’s certainly not the time to go if you are looking for a relatively quiet trip!


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Update 2023:

As per the Hindu calendar, Diwali 2023 will be observed at; 02:44 PM on Nov 12, 2023..

“On this day, Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped, which is known as Diwali Puja or Lakshmi Ganesh Pujan. Diwali is the festival of lights begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj.”

For a complete tentative Diwali calender of events, I’ve listed the – 💮 Official India Today website link below, for your convenience.

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✨ India Today – Diwali 2023 ✨

Making The Most Of Your Trip to India

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If you are visiting India for the first time, then you might be tempted to try and squeeze as many different destinations into your trip as possible. However, given the sheer size of the country and unless you plan on visiting for a very lengthy stay, this would be very difficult.

It’s better to concentrate your trip around one particular area and explore that corner of India first. If and/or when you decide to visit again, you can explore somewhere else. You just won’t be able to see absolutely everything you want to on just one trip, so it’s pointless to even try.

By sticking to one part of the country, you will cover less ground, but you will be able to get better acquainted with the attractions in that particular region.

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About The Author:

This brief was written by Tom Blackburn on behalf of; Journeys of Distinction.

I am happy to present this collaborative guest post in the hopes of offering some interesting travel inspiration and helpful information to you as well. Below, I have included a popular Tourism India website where you can access much more detailed information when planning a trip.


🌎 Lonely Planet India 🌎

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This is was just a very small introduction for those thinking of traveling to India. I was finally able to travel to this amazing country a few seasons ago with my son. We toured around the country for 7 weeks, visiting a variety of exciting places along the way.

It was an experience like no other!

Often overwhelming at times with the crowds, noise and surrounding poverty, but traveling throughout the country and experiencing the food and culture was an incredible adventure.

I do hope to return once again very soon, to see more of this vast and amazing country. I have a number of detailed posts and photos here that I’ve shared on our experience and journey. Be sure to check out the links below, to just a couple of articles I’ve written.
Of Special Note

I traveled to many parts of India on my own as an older adult, after parting with my son who ventured off to a 🙏 Yoga/Meditation Retreat. Not once did I feel uncomfortable or unsafe during my solo travels.

I encourage everyone and especially older individuals like myself, that have always thought of and would like to travel to India, to go! I’ve put together a detailed post on …

🪔 My India Travel Experience, 🪔

that I encourage you to check out. Hopefully, it will offer inspiration to travel to this historical and spiritual country.

I’ve also listed the 🌺 Official India Tourism link below to their website for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything you need to start planning your visit.

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🌎 Incredible India – Tourism 🌎

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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✨   Did You Know …

“Famous Singer Freddie Mercury Of The Rock Band (Queen) Was Born In Parsi, India.”

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