Climate: India experiences winter in the months of December, January and February and summer in June, July and August. Monsoon begins to recede from North India in October. The spring months are March, April and May while autumn is in September, October and November.
If you love to travel to places which stand apart for upright perfection in terms of their natural charm, Agra is the city for you. It is one of the main tourist destinations in India because of its various breathtaking Mughal-era monuments, especially the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, which are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city lures its travellers with the beautiful remnants of the ancient times.
Jodhpur in Rajasthan is also known as the ‘Sun City’ because of the ablaze, sunny and radiant weather it has all the year round. However, it is also popularly called the ‘Blue City’ as it is the home to dramatic and sharp blue-painted buildings. Jodhpur is a famous place among tourists as it features many forts, palaces and worship places and seems like a wellspring in the gigantic desert area.
Jaipur is where you need to travel for your vacations if you are impassioned about old forts and fantastically constructed buildings of the by-gone era. The city is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink stoned buildings all over the district. Hill forts and a series of palaces in the city are famous tourist attractions, which are vivid and beautiful. Royal Elephant rides, Biological Parks, traditional villages and palaces turned into hotels are worth an experience.
Bera is a small hamlet situated in the Aravali range of Rajasthan and is surrounded by lakes and dams. From Bera you can view the magnificence of the Jawai Dam (largest man-made dam in western Rajasthan) and the Jawai River flowing alongside the village. Here you can experience a plethora of wildlife including a guaranteed leopard spotting during a safari, where they live among the village life as one.
Udaipur is known for being ‘the most romantic spot on the continent of India’ with a fantastic array of palaces, temples, havelis and what seems to feel like a labyrinth of narrow, crooked, colourful streets coinciding with some of the friendliest locals you're bound to meet.The shimmering Lake Pichola, surrounds the Aravalli Hills stretching away in every direction. This city benefits the "simple and subtle" traveller who prefers classical over modernity.
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular
national parks in India located in the Umaria district of
Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was declared a national
park in 1968, with an area of 105 km². The word Bandhavgarh is a combination of two words:
Bandhav + Garh where Bandhav means 'Brother' and Garh means 'Fort'.
A fantastic destination for those looking to unwind from the hectic pressures of city
life, Kanha National Park has nature by
your side and indeed a wonderful experience in itself. The Barasingha, (swamp deer) is the signature animal of the park and the setting for Kipling's 'Jungle Book', with its beautiful area of
forest and lightly wooded grassland with many streams and rivers.
Pench National Park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of
the Satpura hills is named after Pench river which flows from
north to south through the Pench National Park. It is located on
the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh. Recently in 1992,
Pench has been included under the umbrella of "Project Tiger"
as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve.
Avoid fatigue: India is a country, which offers a lot to explore. But trying to do too much in one visit can leave you exhausted. The country is vast and a wise plan would be to travel to limited places to explore them to full extent.
Travel to the rural areas: Visiting small villages and observing the lifestyle of people in those rural areas is the best way to explore the country. Enjoy the visits to the small and old-cultured villages where you will be welcomed with love and warm hospitality.
Be careful with cuisines and beverages: An upset stomach is what you need to avoid. Indian food could be too spicy or too sweet, depending upon the type of area you visit. Stick to neutral cuisines and beverages, which include fruits or boiled or fried vegetables and make sure that you consume bottled water.
Be prepared to sacrifice your personal space: There are possibilities that you may come across some people in public transports or places, where they may ask personal questions that can be intriguing enough to annoy you. But these questions will likely be just some polite and friendly attempts to make you feel at home.
Dress appropriately: India is country where exposing too much of your skin could be unacceptable. Covering your arms and legs, especially for women, is a necessary step towards respecting the Indian culture, particularly while entering a place of worship.
Safety first: Try avoiding alone visits to areas in the dark. Also, carrying a lot of cash is not advisable as pickpocketing is a common practice in cities, especially in crowed areas. First-time visitors are advised to stay alert and extra cautious.
Brace yourself for the noise: It is advised to carry earphones as well as earplugs to avoid unwanted noises, which will surround you at crowded places.