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.
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.
The Fort Fort at Jaipur impressed with its size.
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.
The city of Delhi impressed with the Red Fort, a fortress of sandstone and Qutub Minar.
The Kerala Backwaters are a collection of lakes connected with rivers. Impressive was the overnight stay on a houseboat and the sunrise.
The city of Kochi on the southwestern coast of India impressed with its Chinese fishing nets.
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.
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.
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.
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
India uses a variety of means of transport. Besides auto rickshaw and elephant, they are true artists in loading.
Food & Drinks
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.