India is the land of contrast. I'd heard after visiting India your perception of the world will change. And that's true. Depresing poverty, pollution and chaos mixed with the unimaginable wealth and architectural wonders. The sight of cows grazing in front of luxurious shopping malls is completely normal. The piles of rubbish, manure and waste covered with a blanket of flies right besides street food stands and restaurants are also pretty common.
India is not for everyone, when you plan the trip, prepare yourself for a huge cultural shock and disturbing and highly uncomfortable scenes you will come across. However, after a while, when you get accustomed to what India's like, it can be the best trip of your life.
If you plan to visit India just in order to spend your time in a nice hotel or on the beach, don't waste your time and money. Embrace India for what it's really like.
In India, we went to many places, we've seen the famous New Delhi, Hyderabad and Taj Mahal as well as the unknown, remote areas where few tourists venture: Visakhapatnam, Araku Valley and the paradise, unspoiled by modern consumerism - Lakshadweep Islands.
It's impossible to visit India without an adventure. We had some extremely crazy ones, when the bus broke down in the middle of the jungle or when we got stuck with local fishermen for 8 hours in the middle of the ocean. Expect no rules, lots of noise, delays, cancellations, expect the unexpected, and you'll enjoy it!
Take a look at the posts below describing the adventures in India: