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Trip Report My First India Trip

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A couple of years ago, I thought India as just another developing country, which was famous for Bollywood, Tea and above all Slum Dog Millionaire. My first trip there completely changed my impression of this country and also changed my attitude towards it. Like every year, I was surfing through internet to decide the next destination for our year end trip when I reached this website promoting India. As I read further, I realized that every single place in this country has its own charm - a village, a city, a palace or a fort, everything sounded very interesting. I had no other option than to go and see this country by myself and experience its cultural heritage. So we contacted this online agency called Indus Explorers and with their help we booked this trip

We had only 8 days for this trip, and I don’t want to make it an exhausting journey. So, I decided to visit only Rajasthan. I picked up some famous cities like Jaipur – “Pink” city with its magnificent Amber Fort and other beautiful monuments, Jodhpur – known as “blue” city, very calm and quite, which turned out to be unusual and unexpected, but very pleasant and Udaipur, known as eastern Venice, due to its location on the lakes. The city is incredibly charming and extremely romantic. I would consider it as an ideal place for a honeymoon. All the cities have some beautiful palaces and magnificent forts, which are well preserved and give you an idea of lavish and luxury life of their former inhabitants.

I would also like to mention about Delhi which is considered just as a gateway city. But it’s not; Delhi appeared to me as the city of contrasts. With its more than fourteen million population and 3000 years of existence, it has striking mixture of ancient and modern culture.

We were pretty impressed with the Indian hotels. The service standards are quite good and sometimes even exceed the international standards. The rooms are large, with quality wooden furniture, elegantly decorated in Indian style that helps you aware yourself staying in the unique and exotic country. Bed linen is snow-white and changed daily. Housekeeping and room cleaning are without any advance request and the best thing is the reasonable price you pay for it. Or I think credit goes to the travel agency that the provided the best hotels within our budget. I doubt that every hotel maintain this kind of standards.

Another highlight of our trip was the sumptuous Indian cuisines. In each city, there was something new on offer. The food was tasty, enriched with diverse flavors and spices, at the same time rather light and healthy. Infact, we’ve been visiting Indian restaurants here since our return.

Unfortunately, I did not have much time for my trip and it passed very quickly. I didn’t visit some main attractions i.e Taj Mahal in Agra, Sacred River Ganga in Varanasi, Desert city Jaisalmer and many other interesting places. Departing from Delhi airport, I was feeling bad to leave India so soon but at the same time I was thinking of new trips to this amazing piece of land. I will definitely recommend India to every traveler.

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