India is one of those travel destinations that is pretty difficult to describe in a few words.

It is a place that fills all the senses, that pushes out of comfort zone and leaves one better than it was before.

India was on my bucket list as an exotic and dream destination that I never thought I will visit. It seemed so far away and inaccessible for me.

Years later I bought a flight ticket and I can say that this is one of the most interesting places on earth.

India is a mixture of chaos and calm, where the smell of incent interferes with cows’ poop, where a few-hour train ride feels like you’ve driven through different countries, where you can walk in busy cities and enjoy quiet beaches, where parties at night end up with meditation in the morning, where your tummy is filled with flavours that you will never forget and the whole experiences will always be your favourite memories.

Language: Hindi is the official language of India, with English being the second official language. India has 22 official languages recognized by Constitution and there are another 121 languages and thousands of dialects and mother tongues that aren’t officially stated.

Currency: The Indian rupee (symbol: ₹; code: INR) is the official currency in India.

Best Time to Visit: India has two main seasons – rainy and dry – but since it covers a lot of ground it’s a bit more complicated than that.

The best time to visit India is in the winter, from December until early March. You can expect lower temperatures in the north and warm weather in the south.

The whole country tends to get very hot from mid-March and April onwards and most regions experience the summer monsoon from June to September/October.

Credit Cards and ATMs: You won’t have a problem finding ATMs in bigger cities and a lot of lavish restaurants or shops will accept credit cards. Although this rule doesn’t apply to smaller cities and shopping for food or other things in local markets, you’ll need cash to pay for your purchases.

Safety: Travelling in India will require more precaution than in other Asian countries.

Harassment of women is pretty common in India, from intrusive stares and persistent attempts to start a conversation to sexual harassment.

More serious assaults are common too; watch out for pickpocketing, scams, natural disasters and attacks.

Hi, I’m Dovile! I quit my job as a waitress, packed my bags, and went on one year adventure around the globe. I am a lifestyle blogger with a passion for active travel, food, and psychology.

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