Discover the best of West India from the palaces of Udaipur to Goa’s beaches with these top 5 travel destinations from local contributor Rohit.
Today our guest contributor, Rohit, takes us to the hill stations of India. But these are not the commonly known mountain getaways. These 5 hill stations are some of India’s best kept secrets…
While the weather is cold and frightful this winter, we’re dreaming of sun, sand and crystal clear waters of tropical beaches (and maybe the occasional umbrella drink).
For many, Goa, India still conjures up images of hippies, all-night raves, drugs and drunken debauchery. This side of Goa still exists, or so I’m told, but it’s certainly not the Goa we experienced. For us, Goa was a place of laid-back relaxation, fresh seafood and drinks on endless sandy beaches. In a word, Goa was restorative, but not without its own lessons on surrendering to India.
India was:sitting in the back-seat of a taxi, watching mesmerized, as cars, auto-rickshaws, scooters, trucks, buses and pedestrians dodged from lane to lane without any concern of being hit. lounging on the floor mats of a beach café in Goa, listening to the waves and watching pasty white tourists bake in the sun, while Indians strolled the beach and took water taxis as transportation. witnessing the constant contrasts of excess and destitution co-existing