My bucket list is absolutely endless with the amount of places I want to travel to. I’ve already managed to tick off quite a few and I’ll be ticking off another three this year. There is one place that I have wanted to go ever since a young teenager that I still haven’t got round to yet and that is India.
I think India can be an acquired taste, some people are worried about the hygiene and security and others about the hustle and bustle.
As I have got older I have less and less time for things and more for memories. I’m very un-materialistic. I couldn’t care less about the latest fashions or the latest phones etc, they break, they need replacing, they don’t make you any better or cooler than anyone else despite what you think and you cannot take them with you when you go. But memories, they’re yours and only yours and they are priceless. The best memories I’ve made have been whilst travelling around and I can’t wait to take Evelyn on her first holiday in a few weeks.
But why India? For me, there are so many reasons.
The landscape of India is just mind blowing. Although typically thought to be a very dry country due to the heat they have some stunning mountains and forests. Another example are the Dudhsagar Waterfall in Goa. The astonishing waterfalls is created by the Mandovi river and located in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary. Dudhsagar falls or Sea of Milk is a tiered and most powerful falls, listed as India’s fifth tallest waterfall, It offers one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the country.
They are also home to a stunning coral reef too.
The Culture and way of life
I don’t even know where to begin here. The culture and way of life in any country has a real impact on me. When I went to Australia it was the most chilled out place I’ve ever been to and I spent the whole month feeling that way too.
India has so much culture. There are thousands of religions and languages spoken, probably some we have never even heard of or certainly myself any way. The colours they wear and the way they appreciate life just doesn’t compare to anywhere.
Indian food as we know it in the UK is very different to actual real India food. Their use of herbs and spices out there leads for a staple meal every single time. Yes, there are the such likes of Delhi Belly which I think most people from the UK experience but I guess that is people almost acclimatizing in a food way. To taste a true indian curry would be such an amazing experience I feel.
The way they dress is so bright and one I will always be oar of. From what I have been told they are extremely polite and accommodating and have very strong family values. I don’t know too much about the people and would love to know more.
I think there are a lot of festivals such as Holi Fest that I would love to be part of when I eventually go. The history behind so much of them is incredible and one I won’t insult them on trying to explain. To be part of that and that atmosphere would be so incredible.
Festivals aside what about the temples and the historic attractions such as the Taj Mahal or the Holy City of Varanasi. How incredible do those two alone look. I think India is somewhere you would have to travel around for sure.
Having written this it just makes me want to visit more! Maybe when I don’t have babies to work around and have to worry about nappies.