Top Things to do In India
India offers a host of candid experiences for the backpacker. While you may not be able to do them all, here are the ones that feature top in my things to do in India list. Enjoy!
Camel safari in Rajasthan
If you haven’t sailed the ship of the desert (camel), you have missed on half the experience of a Rajasthani desert (either in Jaisalmer or at Chokhi Dhani). Watch the sunset on camel back; mark my words, when I say it is truly unique.
Visit the locals
Nothing beats being invited to a local home (especially for a meal). The pampering the Indians are capable of goes well beyond our repute for being great hosts. Food is the instrument of pampering, so remember to go with an empty stomach and an open heart.
Attend a wedding
Weddings in India are candid affairs with beautiful traditions and feasts fit for kings. An experience that you will be happy you had.
Swim in a Himachali waterfall
An experience which will stay in your memory forever, from the icy cold temperature of the water which makes you wonder why you took the plunge in the first place, to the clear, freshness when you emerge that answers it.
During your backpacking trip, you will have many opportunities to enjoy candid experiences, like dining with locals, or the chance to experience the real culture of India firsthand such as being invited to festival celebrations that outsiders are seldom able to visit. Opportunities will present themselves to you depending on your willingness to try new things and your rapport with the locals in India. Enjoy every tiny bit of incredible India. It surely is the trip of a lifetime!