Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block
So your planning a trip to India…you’ve got a bucket list…the Taj Mahal, Rishikesh, the backwaters of Kerala, Varanasi and so on. Wait…stop! India is a very BIG country. The map may say 100kms between your destination towns but that distance may take you three hours not one because…well…because it’s India. When you travel the roads you share it with buses, cars, bikes, trucks, motorbikes, auto-rickshaws, people walking, chickens, dogs, elephants and a myriad of other unexpected things.
My advice to people when travelling to India is to see a smaller area of India in more detail. If you rush around to all the destinations you want, you can tick them off your list but you will arrive home exhausted. If you stick to one state you may not see everything…
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