During 2012-2013 I left Colombia to go to New Delhi for an internship. I did not only worked for an amazing tech startup but took a time to travel all around the country.
As a way to encourage you to travel the incredible India too, I did a list of my 5 favourite places in India. Get inspired!
1. Leh, Ladakh
This isn’t only my favourite place in India but in the whole world. Ladakh’s region is hands down the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Its snow-capped mountains, clear blue rivers and Tibetan culture make it the perfect destination for all those nature and Buddhism lovers, like me.
2. Varanasi, Banaras
Cradle of Hinduism, Varanasi is a fascinating place rich in history. Full of contrast, the sacred city, involves you with religion, rituals, burden corpses and all that amazing Indian chaos!.
3. Bikaner, Rajasthan
Rajasthan is the most traditional state of India. Go there if you want to see Hindu Temples, ride a camel in the desert, eat the best Butter Chicken, see women wearing sarees and…visit the rat’s temple.
Yep, I’m not kidding. As soon as I knew that there is a temple that has tons of rats I added it to my Indian bucket list. Why did I like it? Well, where else in the world you can be in a temple where rats run all over the place? Only in the unique and incredible India!
4. Alleppey, Kerala
My fourth favourite place is located on the other side of the country. Southern India is famous for its beautiful beaches, nature, hot weather and good gastronomy.
Consider Alleppey for its white-sand and clear water beaches but mainly for its canals and backwaters. Known as the Venice of the east, this town is a hidden gem between rice fields and the Indian jungle.
Most popular destination in India, Goa has all! Beaches, interesting culture, lovely architecture, yoga, meditation and a great hippie-bohemian atmosphere. I was there for New Year’s Eve…best party ever!