Where to see for first-time visitors to India
Holidaymakers planning tours through India should know that they will be visiting a country that is very different from the UK in many senses.
Those who head off on India tours with an open mind and the knowledge that they will be experiencing something new to them will be able to make the most of the fascinating and diverse country.
According to thetravelmagazine.net, a trip to the Asian nation is not for the faint-hearted or overly discerning, but those who prepare themselves for the experience will find it a wonderful and eye-opening destination.
Editor Sharron Livingston advised backpackers, gap year travellers and holidaymakers heading to the country to check out its big-name sites first to bed themselves in and tick off some to-dos before they start to explore the rest of what it has to offer.
"First timers are well-advised to embark on the Golden Triangle route," she said.
"[This includes] Delhi - where you can still see the British Empire in its architecture and enjoy the vibrant street life and teeming bazaars in Old Delhi. [Visit] Agra for the Taj Mahal [and] Jaipur - the pink city - in the desert state of Rajasthan, [which has] many royal connections."
The expert added that there is a certain amount of preparation required before a trip to India.
"Life, food [and] culture is very different to that experienced in the western world and this is where the words culture shock really ring true," Ms Livingston noted.
"Check which jabs you may need, take care with food and drink, and most importantly, go there with tolerance and a hefty dose of awe and humour and you'll have a great time."
As with any nation, there is so much more on offer than you will find in the guidebook and those looking for a unique experience will benefit from engaging with the people of India and exploring beyond the main landmarks.