India is the perfect destination for those who have always yearned for a dose of Eastern mysticism. Richly steeped in history, the country is among the earliest civilizations known to man. A host of airlines operate flights to India from most of the UK destinations, making the country an easily accessible destination.
Perhaps, one of the best parts of an Indian vacation is that very few places in the world offer you such value for money as found in this country. The hill regions are as famous for their natural beauty and mountain sports as they are for being religious hot spots. Among the most well known is the Char Dham Yatra, which is a visit to the holy spots of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath.
There are even written records of people having seen a palace like ice formation atop an inaccessible mountain peak near the Tibetan border. This palace is believed to be the dwelling place of King Himalaya, an Indian god.
Those who are entranced with yoga can learn this ancient art at the holy city of Rishikesh, which has become the yoga capital of the world. A visit to Haridwar, Prayag, Nashik, and Ujjain during the Kumbh mela treats one to an extraordinarily overwhelming mass religious fervour, which borders on madness.
At Bodh Gaya, one may even witness the spot where Lord Buddha attained divine enlightenment. The country is dotted with an infinite number of holy temples, mosques, churches, and gurudwaras. Most of these glorious religious edifices have a rich legend. Even today, it is said that no prayer goes unanswered at the Dargah in Ajmer. Those who plan to start their Indian itinerary would do well to make Delhi their starting point. Not only is the city located within convenient proximity to all the destinations, but is also well connected with flights to India.