Camel safari in Rajasthan

Top Things to do In India candid Backpacking

 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.

Me with Camel Raju, the happiest camel I've ever met. In Jaisalmer
Me with Camel Raju, the happiest camel I’ve ever met. In Jaisalmer
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.

 

Visit the locals
Visit the locals
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.

Attend a wedding
Attend a wedding
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.

Swim in a Himachali waterfall
Swim in a Himachali waterfall

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!

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