I attended my uncle’s wedding in India a few years back. We spent about two weeks there. The food was great, not having to do any homework was refreshing, and the heat makes the cool afternoons all the more worthwhile.
We visited some major landmarks while we were in Punjab. It was also pretty eye opening to see the pan handlers — from toddlers to old men and women — lean against the car. Of course, my family can trace its roots back to the old village, but looking back at it while traveling with a few European uncles/aunts, it pushed me to view visitors to any country in two distinct categories: the tourists and the travelers.
Upon hearing “India,” the image that pops into many people’s heads always seems to be the Taj Mahal. Its name is pretty much synonymous with Indian tourism. And with good reason; it’s beautiful. Tourists will flock to attractions like the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sydney Opera House. They are key landmarks to each country and worth the visit. As a visitor, I went to the Golden Temple and traveled the length of the country in a trek to the landmarks in the south.
For the eager sightseer, I recommend watching a video by your boy JusReign to help out with the packing.
The diehard adventure seeker or the culture aficionado; a person who transcends the reaches of Instagram and this. To truly grasp the culture of a region, any region, you will have to travel where most tourists don’t. Por ejemplo: Mexico has its own tourist attractions, but have you considered going inland to travel back hundreds of years into Pre-Colombian society?