Calling India “diverse” rather flatters the word. India is diverse and then some. Four great religions came into being here: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. 23 official languages and many more unofficial languages make up the daily banter of Indian life. And that’s just the start of it...
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Over a billion people call India home. On the streets, people, rickshaws, water buffalo, tuc tucs and scooters wind around each other in structured chaos that will leave you dizzy. But there are no fights. From the religions that live side by side to the balanced spices of a Kashmiri curry, India is a place of harmony and abundance.
Delhi is an essential destination for anyone with an adventurous spirit. The city is split into New Delhi, once the seat of the British Raj in Colonial India but now the capital of a young nation, and Old Delhi, the capital of Mughal India. Luxurious cafes in the new city create a delicious contrast with the thrust of life in the old city. A short journey from the city will take you to the delights of Jaipur, Agra or the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The Himalayas also lie within easy reach and offer some of the most exciting hiking and climbing routes in the world.
In contrast Mumbai is glitzy. If you think you’ve experienced “full on” city life before, get ready for the next level of intensity. The years of British rule have left an indelible mark in the form of architecture and institutions, but the colours and flavours are all Indian.
Outside of the major cities you will find another India entirely. Follow the old jewel trading routes in Rajasthan and explore the old colonial hill stations, pick up amazing handmade jewellery for a fraction of the price at home or just enjoy the spectrum of Indian life.
Modern India is once again claiming its position as an international powerhouse. Learn English in India...there has never been a better time to explore this great country which is defining itself the world’s hi tech hub. Return to introduction...