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Home to almost one-sixth of the planet's population, India is, in one word, overwhelming. Most visitors love it or hate it, sometimes both, often in the same day. India's poverty and personal space is not for the feint of heart, but neither is its stunning scenery, glorious monuments or pulsating cities. The cultural diversity in India is almost unimaginable; of its hundreds of languages, almost 30 have a million speakers each. The range of cultures, religions, food and architecture feels more like you're visiting 20 different countries. The major population centers of Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai each offer countless cultural magnets (Mumbai wouldn’t be the same without Bollywood). The iconic Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan for his favorite ... Read more
wife, is one of the most impressive buildings in the world. India’s national sport obsession is cricket; tickets to a match at one of the many major venues are easy to acquire. One highlight of an Indian vacation is the food. While Indian restaurants abroad tend to focus on a small representative sample, restaurants in India celebrate the best of all cuisines: Tandoori in the North, Goan seafood or Bengali sweets.
India is vast, with climates that vary by region as much as the culture and people, but generally, the country sees three primary seasons during the year: summer, winter and monsoon. Unless you are heading to the high-altitude areas of the Himalayas, the summer from April through June, when the heat can be debilitating, is best avoided. Monsoon season begins at different times throughout the country, but it is generally very wet and hard to move around from July through December. The winter months, from late December through March, are a traveler’s best bet. It’s likely you won’t need either a winter jacket or a poncho, but it’s best to pack both just in case.
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India is both a favorite destination and one of the most complex, with lots of regional variations. Start and end your days early to avoid being out at night. Dress conservatively; some travelers recommend that you "buy and wear Indian clothing when you arrive," but "long trousers and sleeves in light fabrics (weather can be hot!) work just as well. "Stay mindful of local cultures at all times." Behavior that feels normal in other countries can send a different signal, and as an example, travelers say, "try not to smile too much at men." Hire a driver if it make sense in the area you'll be staying in. Buy the "highest class train ticket (in advance)," and take "women-only transportation options in cities like Delhi." Don't walk the city ... Read more
streets alone at night; in smaller towns, do not go out at night without a male companion. "Sexual assault remains a very real threat there." One recommendation is to bring "a lightweight doorstop to block (the) door should someone try to enter." Some characterize "cities like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi as uncomfortable" and "felt unsafe alone thanks to male attention" (including cat-calling, following, open stares, etc.). Cities like Gujarat, Punjab, and Calcutta were described as "safe places." Family-run guesthouses are ideal places to stay, because "the hosts will feel obliged to take care of the guests, especially solo female travelers" and they usually have "trusted rickshaw drivers and car drivers for trips to the city/town or excursions."

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London, UK

Possibly the most varied and wonderful subcontinent in the world, though it has been known to be a bit of a Marmite country to those visiting for the first time - you'll either fall in love and want to return again and again, or loathe it from the word go and vow never to go back. I adore India, for so many reasons.

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India is both a favorite destination for solo female travelers and one of the most complex, with lots of regional variations. Start and end your days early to avoid being out at night. Dress conservatively; some travelers recommended "buy and wear Indian clothing when you arrive." but long trousers and sleeves in light fabrics (weather can be hot!) work just as well. "Stay mindful of local cultures at all times." Behavior that feels normal in other countries can send a different signal, travelers say "try not to smile too much at men." Hire a driver if it make sense in the area you'll be staying in. Buy the "highest class train ticket (in advance)," and take "women-only transportation options in cities like Delhi." Don't walk the city streets alone at night; in smaller towns, do not go out at night without a male companion. "Sexual assault remains a very real threat there, and I personally know women travelers who have been groped." "I brought a lightweight doorstop to block my door should someone try to enter and that gave me some peace of mind." "cities like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi as "uncomfortable" and "felt unsafe alone thanks to male attention" (including cat-calling, following, open stares, etc.) Cities like Gujarat, Punjab, and Calcutta were described as "safe places". Family-run guesthouses are ideal places to stay, because "the hosts will feel obliged to take care of the guests, especially solo female travelers." and they usually have "trusted rickshaw drivers and car drivers for trips to the city/town or excursions."

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Stuttgart, Germany

not only from the population realy great country. Beautiful landscapes, friendly people, fascinating temples and rich of cultur all together with realy good food. Traveling is in one way realy easy, there is always a way to reach a destination and somebody to help but it is mostly not fast, often overcrowded. In every region are intresting places to discover.

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Klang, Malaysia

India is very old country and their population is out of control because of their religious. Sometimes we dont quite like Indians because the man treated woman badly.

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Calgary

India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex, massive Jama Masjid mosque and Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga center and base for Himalayan trekking.
Population: 1.252 billion (2013)

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Nashik, India

Mesmerizing India - Experience the sights, sounds, smells of an ancient civilization that celebrates a million gods, a thousand cultures and traditions, hundreds of languages, and myriad customs, in every part of the country. The topography, the jungles and rainforests, the hill stations and the Himalayan peaks, secluded beaches and spiritual retreats, are like a live India Exclusive Show on National Geography, at its very best – beamed especially and only for YOU. There are a million reasons to visit India.

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Centennial, Colorado, USA

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a revolutionary treatment for those couples who can't have a baby on their own because of various types of infertility. India is one of the most established and popular destinations for fertility treatment abroad. Clinics throughout India are well established and have high standards; relaxed regulations allow treatments for women up to 55, and for singles and same-sex couples. Visit this page for the list of best IVF centers in India.
http://www.placidway.com/package/2199/Best-IVF-Treatment-In-India

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Jaipur, India

MAHENDRA INDIA TRAVEL is a tour operator based in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
India, “the land of magic charm”, is a popular holiday destination unique in the world. Our mission is to cater for all inclusive tour packages as well as only driving service at very interesting prices. We have a considerable experience in managing and designing the tours to meet the clients' needs.
We cover all the features of a quality travel arrangement, such as driving, accommodation, food, transportation, guides and much more.
You can choose the route, budget and style of your travel as you wish.
Just contact us right now to start your wonderful holiday in India !
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New Delhi

india is a large country so one has to choose for fifteen days something interesting , if you love food and culture avoid big cities and try to go to small towns and then you find there food life adventure shopping places, if you are a first time visitor , start from delhi which is the capital of india and an expensive city too , so spent time a little to know and then go to agra and then trip to rajasthan which will give you a mixture of all things palaces tribes food different artifacts, rajasthan is very colorful after every 200 kms you find a change in lifstyle , cloths food houses tribes place etc , remarkable , if you wish to make it very special do visit bazars of every city on your own street shopping is fantastic and very reliable , shop and haggling is required to shop in open space , this should be a casual, women wearing beautiful colorful costumes and men too .

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London, UK

How can you really review a country as big as India? It's a little like reviewing 'Asia'. Different cultures and languages sprawl over the country as well as different cuisines. The South is generally more chilled and the North more frenetic, but it's all magical and fascinating.

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