There are several ways in which India can be discovered. And not two ways are the same. But my story was absolutely different—definitely what every intrepid traveller believes.

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

To begin with, the nostalgic, or to a certain extent, the vintage image of Assam had always stuck in my mind. So, that’s exactly where India tours started off for me. The main tourist attractions in Assam are Kaziranga National Park, Kamakhya Temple, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Orang National Park and of course Digboi.

But for me, Assam meant something else. After all, no tour to India can be ever complete without a cruise on River Brahmaputra. Not only does it artistically, divide the city, it also endows you an enthralling experience to get nostalgic about. Yes, it’s as beautiful as those little postcards show you, perhaps even more. This ‘Land of Rhino’ is as mesmerising as you let it be.

After it, I geared on for Sikkim, another Himalayan beauty of India tour packages. Well, to start with, I don’t think so that my words would do justice to it. What caught my attention quite easily was how less populated it was. For history buffs, nothing enamours better than Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim and a rich blend of culture and history. Instead of using maps and personalised itineraries, I rather trust talking with people, learning things which no book can reveal. That’s how I was able to experience the beauty of Tsomgo Lake, which actually freezes during winters, flaunts a rich aquatic and aerial diversity.

The other tourist attractions in Sikkim include Yuksom, Nathu La Pass, Pelling and of course, the Rumtek Monastery. You can also explore nearby tourist hotspots like Mirik, Siliguri, Kalimpong and Darjeeling during your holiday tour in India.

Amber Fort Inside

Amber Fort Inside

And to finally add some spice to my travelogue, I chose to visit Rajasthan. Well, for those who travel to India, quite regularly, know that luxury India packages are incomplete with experiencing the royal Rajasthani flavour. So, be it Hawa Mahal or Jantar Mantar, the City Palace or the Amber Fort—the rich vestiges and insight of Rajputana culture, will leave you yearning for more. And for tummies with hunger pangs, the local Rajasthani cuisine is lip-smacking, beyond words.

In short, I gave a month for my India trip and the results were truly phenomenal. Rather than being in a rush, I took my own sweet time in exploring the places, as much as I could, to whatever degree I should have. Understanding the locals was an essential part of my dynamics, clearly a choice every traveller should experiment with.

So, no matter where you come from, do travel to India and try to write your own story, your own journey which is going to be different than anyone else’s. Just as every intrepid traveller believes.