|Posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM|
By Aalia Khan
The opportunities to visit India are virtually limitless. There is no end to the various things to do in the country. It can be quite challenging for a traveler to make the most of traveling in India since the country is so vast and there is just so much to do. We have shortlisted the best ways to spend time during your vacation in India:
Go Shopping for Unique Goods. This is a favorite pastime for all tourists in India. The handicrafts industry in the country produces just about every imaginable goods: textiles, garments, jewelries and footwear, paintings, sculptures, household utility items, and home furnishings. Instead of purchasing the usual mementoes, spend time in the bazaars and “haats” of India to buy “real India goods and wares” and get small piece of your trip to India with you. The Delhi Haat in the capital city of Delhi, the Lal Chowk in Kashmir and the Meena Bazaars across various states in the country are all great examples of shopping opportunities.
Food is one of the biggest attractions in India: spicy hot foods of Rajasthan, the localized Chinese cuisine all over the country, the Sambhar-vada in the Southern districts of India, and the extravagant meat dishes of Kashmir. You can also go to the Old Delhi and Chandini Chowk in Delhi or go try all kinds of state cuisines at Pragati Maidan and Delhi Haat.
Storytelling and puppetry are an integral part of India’s culture. No trip to India is complete without attending some shows. The India Habitat Centre in Delhi is often a venue for various street plays, concerts and small performances. Delhi Haatal has ongoing thematic festivals, which usually focuses on specific states at a time. You can also buy goods and try out cuisines while at the theatre that features dances and music performances. Such events are lively and vibrant keeping the ancient traditions and culture of the country alive.
Apart from visiting the monuments, tourist attractions and all of its famous places, it is also essential to explore the culture, cuisine and spirit of the country on any travel plan. In order to get more details on shopping, dining and cultural opportunities of India do some research on the Internet. This way you will have an extensive list of places to go to, different schedules and price lists to rely on during your travel.
About The Author
Aalia Khan has deep interest in writing informative articles on travel and tourism in India. Also given her words to a portal for India Tours where one can find info on India trip and get the best packages for vacation in India. For more info visit http://www.indiatouritinerary.com. Photos (c) ampersandyslexia, flickr.com.