India is a country in Asia known for the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It offers a diverse landscape from the Himalaya mountains in the north to sandy beaches and palm trees on the Indian Ocean in the south.

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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Kerala Backwaters

The Kerala Backwaters are a collection of lakes connected with rivers. Impressive was the overnight stay on a houseboat and the sunrise.

Mumbai

The city of Mumbai is at the western coast of India. Impressive was a trip to Elephanta Island and a tour of the world’s largest slam, Dharavi.

Delhi

The city of Delhi impressed with the Red Fort, a fortress of sandstone and Qutub Minar.

Amer Fort

The Fort Fort at Jaipur impressed with its size.

Chennai & Surroundings

The city of Chennai is located on the southeastern coast of India. Impressed in the area was the Ekambareswarar Temple and Krishna’s Butterball, a rock that looks like it’s about to roll down the mountain.

Pondicherry

The city of Pondicherry was a former French colony. There was European food like pizza and bread. Auroville was impressive with a golden spherical temple.

Kumily & Surroundings

In the south of India is the village of Kumily. It is the starting point for a trip to the Periyar National Park with elephants and tigers. Tea and coffee plantations are also located in the area, as well as a tea factory, which may be visited.

Kochi

The city of Kochi on the southwestern coast of India impressed with its Chinese fishing nets.

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Transport

India uses a variety of means of transport. Besides auto rickshaw and elephant, they are true artists in loading.

Food

India has a large selection of delicious food. Thali is a dish that serves many small bowls on a tray. A wide selection of fruits and vegetables are offered at the markets.

Travel Tips

Planning

  • I have been to India for over a month. First, I was in Mumbai for a week and took part in a student exchange program. Then I went with a tour of the Golden Triangle to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Afterwards I flew to Chennai and traveled the southeast coast to Pondicherry. With the night bus I went to Alappuzha and spent the night on a houseboat on the backwaters. After that, I took the public bus to Kumily, and I was in the Periyar National Park and visited tea plantations. The last stop of the trip was Kochi, from where I flew back to Germany.

Do you have questions to plan your trip or suggestions? I'm looking forward to your commentary.

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