A country in South Asia, India is the seventh largest in terms of area and has more than 1.3 billion population. It is the population which makes it the second populous country in the world after China. It is also the most populous democracy in the world. India is a country which is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the southwest, Indian ocean in the south, and the Bay of Bengal on the South East. India shares its land borders with Nepal, Bhutan, and China to the northeast, with Pakistan to the west, and with the Myanmar and Bangladesh to the east. It has the second largest standing army in the whole of the world. It comprises of 29 states and 7 union territories. Also, it comprises of a multi-lingual, pluralistic and multi-ethnic society.
A wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines, it all depends on a state. The staple food of India includes whole-wheat flour, rice, a variety of lentils such as urad, moong, tur, masoor.
When is the best time to visit India?
If you want to visit India, then October to March is the perfect time to visit. The cold winds are stopped by the Himalayas to reach India. This is the reason that winters remain warm and summers get very hot. A tropical climate is found in the major portion of India and, therefore, India is affected by three main seasons- summer, winter, and monsoon.
The best destination to visit in India:
Goa: It is among the first few places in India when you are young and energetic. A variety of booze, amazing nightlife and beach shacks make Goa the best holiday destination in India and also your trip a memorable one.
Mcleodganj – Heaven Amidst The Hills: If you want to enjoy the best of nature, then Mcleodganj is the place that you should visit. This destination is the loveliest if you want to go camping.
Srinagar-the Gem of Kashmir: It is the time that you should add Kashmir and Srinagar in your list in order to experience heaven on earth. You can experience its charismatic charm if you visit this place from April to October.
Andaman- the beach Heaven: If you do not know how to swim and you have hydrophobia, then this is the time to overcome your fear. Just do not worry. You will be delighted at the sites underwater. This place is a love for aqua lovers.
Leh-Ladakh: Leh-Ladakh is on the list of every travel enthusiast before they turn 30. Riding on the crazy winding roads, sleeping with the locals, getting stuck in the middle of nowhere and learning to be independent on the deserted mountains are some of the things that inspire the adventurous persons to go to this place.
Famous food to try in India:
Butter Chicken: Chicken when marinating in yogurt and spices and when cooked with makhani and spices gives a unique flavor. This is called Butter chicken. This is one of the most popular dishes among non-vegetarians and is a pride of Punjabi cuisine.
Masala Dosa: It is made up of crispy thin pancake, flatbread. This is made of rice batter and filled with mashed potato and is served with a variety of chutney and with lentils sauce. This dish can be found throughout India but it is best at the southern states of India especially Tamil Nadu and Karnataka where it is originated.
Bhapa Ilish: This is everyone’s favorite dish of the people of Bengal. It is a traditional fish curry made of Hilsa Fish and mustard paste. If the curry is not cooked properly, it could taste bitter. This dish is best found in Kolkata and is served with steamed rice.
Gulab Jamun: This is a small deep fried ball of dried milk that is slowly cooked and boiled in sugar syrup. This dessert should be well tried with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream for once.