Story by Anjali Jain
India will leave your eyes wide open, your boredom forgotten. It is a land of history and juxtaposition, from traditional villages to streamlined architecture popping up in its bustling cities. Its extremes form a colorful and bursting diversity, making an unforgettable yet potentially overwhelming travel experience, so keep these tips in mind when visiting:
- When in Mumbai, never miss a sunset at Bandstand, a rocky shore of the Indian Ocean.
- Savor the famous milky dessert Daulat ki Chaat while exploring the markets of Old and New Delhi, full of intricate crafts such as figurines, baskets, and ceramics.
- Visit the spiritual monasteries, or ashrams, of Bangalore to remember the importance of a healthy mind, body, and soul.
- Hop on a train through the south for breathtaking views of the green countryside with rushing rivers and abundant wildlife. While there, enjoy a traditional breakfast of savory dosas—long, thin, crispy crêpes.
This story appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Baedeker.