India is one of the largest countries on the planet, and it is home to more than one billion people. The country is situated in the South Asian region, and it borders Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Crossing the Indian Ocean would also take you to Sri Lanka and the Maldives in the south. India has a diverse culture, and it attracts a lot of backpackers around the world because it offers a variety of sights. India is divided into several regions, and backpackers should plan their itinerary because India is a huge country. It requires months of traveling to finish visiting its entirety.
Money would play a huge role in exploring India. You don’t want to miss a thing while you are there. Make sure that you have enough of a travel budget for transport, food, and accommodations. If you fall short of your budget, you can always ask your friends and family to send money to India because of the prevalence of remittance centers in the country.
India can be divided into six main regions, and each region provides a different experience to the travelers.
The Himalayan North region of India is composed of the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttarakhand. The region is known for its beauty because of the mountains that surround it. The tallest mountains in India can be found in this region, and people are visiting this region to enjoy the snow-capped mountain and to experience pilgrimage to some of the most religious places in the country. People who choose to visit the Himalayan North are awestruck after seeing the country’s most scenic mountainside, complete with people who are eager to meet the backpackers, helping them with exploring the adventurous landscape of the region.
The Plains region is composed of the states of the Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, and Bihar. This region houses the country’s capital city, New Delhi, and it is known for its rich history and culture. A lot of exciting events in the history of India took place in this region, and it is also cut by two of the country’s great rivers – the Yamuna and the Ganga. Backpackers will enjoy traveling around the cities within The Plains, witnessing their grand architectures and tasting their unique cuisine. The city of Agra, which is popularly known as the location of the Taj Mahal, is located in this region. It attracts millions of tourists each year. The mausoleum made from white marble has become a symbol of India’s diverse culture and rich history.
The Western Indian region is composed of the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Goa. The Great Kann of Kutch, which is considered as the second biggest salt flat in the world in terms of area, can be found in this region and it is a favorite among the backpackers who are visiting India. The Thar Desert can also be found in this region, along with many forts and palaces which demonstrate the power of the Indian Empire back in the ancient times. Mumbai can also be found in this region, which is considered as the economic powerhouse of India and home to many businesses. Goa, one of the Portuguese colonies in the country, can also be found in this region. It offers a different cultural experience to backpackers. Western India is also characterized for its beautiful beaches.
The Southern Indian region is composed of the states of Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and the islands of Andaman and Nicobar. This region is home to large temples and palaces, as well as the best beaches in the country, which is located in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago situated hundreds of miles from the Indian coast.
The Eastern Indian region is composed of the states of West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh. While the region is the least economically developed region in the country, many backpackers choose to visit the region because of its rich culture and history. Calcutta, the former capital of India under the British rule, is a favorite destination among the backpackers.
The North-East Indian region is composed of the states of Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh. This region is surrounded by Bhutan, China, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, and it is culturally different from the rest of the country.
As you can see, India is full of amazing things to see and wonderful, friendly people. Think of India as you plan your next vacation and see why so many people consider this their best trip ever.