Experience India

Caparisoned elephants at Hindu temple festival, India

India is a land of diversity

with people worshiping hundreds of Hindu deities as well as including the 3rd largest population in the world as well as Jain, Buddhist and Christian enclaves. If you are planning to visit India for the first time, or as a repeat traveler, this travel blog will help you explore the country in detail from the local culture to its diverse flora and fauna to its holy places and pilgrimage sites.

Colorful sarees of pilgrims to the early 11th century Bradishwara Temple, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu , India

Let us take you through some of the reasons why this is one of the best travel destinations for an adventurous holiday:

VARANASI, INDIA – NOV 16, 1976 – Hindu pilgrims bathe in the Ganges River at dawn, Varanasi ( Benares), India

Palitana – the 39 (hundred) steps

Darshan at Tirupati
Mumbai (Bombay)

Riding the Mumbai commuter trains
Temples, mosques & caves by local train


Varanasi ( Benares)

Crowd of pilgrims approaching Ganges ghats in Varanasi, India – generative AI
Agra – Fatepur Sikri


Rupees – Indian currency
Indian castles, forts and palaces

Kajuraho Erotic Art Temples

Temples & Mosques: Jain, Hindu, Buddhist, Islam
Taj Mahal
Indian Wildlife

Recipes from India

Tips for Travel in India

Hawa Mahal Palace of the Wind, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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By Cascoly

I've been exploring and leading trips for over 40 years. climbing & trekkng in the Alps, Andes, North American mountain ranges and the Himalaya. I'm retired from mountaineering now but world travels in Europe, Africa & Asia continue to expand my portfolio. Besides private travel, I now focus on escorting trips to India & Turkey. Other interests include wide reading in history and vegetable gardening / cooking. You can download digital images here, or find images at https://steve-estvanik.pixels.com. We have many thousands of images we haven't displayed yet; so, if you have a special need or request please contact us