3 Reasons We Are Making India the Next Country We Check Off Our List

Etramping is making it to India, finally! 

We are heading to India towards the end of January 2016, thus, we thought this post would be useful not only for us, but for everyone who has not discovered it yet. If you haven’t been to India, you just aren’t a serious international traveller, they say :-).

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Stunning picture by Boaz.

India is one of the largest and most populous nations on Earth. It is rich in culture and history, and there is so much variety found within its massive borders, that there is something for everyone – millions of things for everyone, in fact. India may seem a little intimidating to the casual traveller, but it’s well worth conquering this fear and going to one of the most rewarding travel destinations on the face of the earth. Flight tickets to India will be your biggest expense (and they’re not even that bad!). After that, it’s smooth sailing.

#1 It’s Affordable

India is a developing nation. It’s one of the fastest growing economies on the Earth, and it will surely be an economic force to be dealt with in the coming decades. It already is in many respects. But India is still far from a mature economy. If you are traveling to India from a developed nation, you will find that your currency stretches a lot further than it does back home. You can even explore Goa for less than $25 a day. So go to India. You’ll be able to stay in accommodations that impress and amaze.

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Picture by Maurizio Peddis.

You’ll be able to enjoy food and flavors that are beyond your wildest dreams. And you’ll do it all for much less than you’d spend at some tourist trap resort on the beach back in the US.

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#2 It’s A Totally New Experience

India is nothing if not novel. Even if you’ve sampled one part of it thoroughly, there are many other places for you to explore. When people think of India, they often think of crowded cities. While this is certainly something that’s available to you, this is only a sliver of what you can see and do in India. There are pastoral forests and verdant landscapes.

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Photo by Maurizio Peddis.

There are deserts. There are large regions devoted entirely to religious contemplation and history. Whatever you want to see and enjoy, India has that available for you. Do your research on what India has to offer, and I think you’ll find it’s a place you have to go.

#3 It’s Accessible

While much of Asia is becoming more difficult for westerners to visit, this is not true of India. It doesn’t have the economic/political turmoil on the Middle East, or the suspicion of the West that’s present in places like China. Take advantage of this friendly acceptance of people in your shoes, and you’ll find that India is one of the most accessible major countries to get into if you’ve never been there before. In today’s world, you can’t take for granted that countries which are presently easy to visit will always be so. Visit India the first chance you get!

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Picture by Jeremy.

India is a magical place you absolutely have to go. Whether you’re able to stay for a week or a year, you won’t run out of stuff to do, and I think you’ll find the whole trip affordable and rewarding.

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Have you crossed it off your list? What are your thoughts?


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48 thoughts on “3 Reasons We Are Making India the Next Country We Check Off Our List”

  1. Avatar of Rituraj Pathak

    Hope you’ll have a good time in India… and as they say, “India Changes you…”, May that change be a good & everlasting. I’m based in Agra & would be delighted to chat with you over a cup of coffee :-)

  2. Avatar of Pedro

    Hi Agness, I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time there! If you have the chance to go south, don’t miss out on the state of Kerala, especially the mountains (Munnar, Wayanad), the city of Kochi and, of course, the backwaters.

    1. Avatar of Agness Walewinder
      Agness Walewinder

      Thanks Pedro for the tip. I don’t think we have enough time to go South, but maybe next time we will include it in our travel plans for India.

  3. Avatar of Priya

    Hii Agness, I am from Delhi and wonderful to know that you are planning to visit my country India. India is a very beautiful and fascination country. It is one of the most cultural and traditional country. There are the various beautiful places to visit like palaces, havelis, historical building and mostly the Indian food. Hope you’ll have a good experience and enjoy visiting in India.

    1. Avatar of Agness Walewinder
      Agness Walewinder

      Hi Priya. Thanks for the message. We are not in India, Jaipur. We are heading back to Delhi this Friday :). If you would like to meet, let’s do that! Find me on FB: Agness Walewinder and shoot me a message. Many thanks!

  4. Avatar of Sanchita

    I am reading the comments and there is a sense of love hate relationship going on with India. Some of my fellow countrymen have even tried to become caped crusaders here. For all those who are interested , try to experience India sometimes . its a mad place but there is a method to its madness and if you do not live here for sometime , you will never understand and appreciate it. the beauty in its tranquility can be best realized if you do not just stick to the usual places. I know its difficult by By God I had the same difficulty in Slovakia where everyone kept staring.so basically humans are the same , maybe a little better or worse and dont rely on CEZ to protect you all the time . You should know how to kick ass urself.

  5. Avatar of Neha

    If you are spiritual & love history, India will keep on calling you. It’s unique in every sense – culture, heritage, religion, food, and lot more.

  6. Avatar of Aika

    I’ve been wanting to travel around the world and India is included in my must-visit countries list. I came from a neighboring country, the Philippines, and I’m excited to see and explore first-hand their culture, especially their foods.

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