India is a vast country, which makes it difficult to fully describe in one or two paragraphs. It holds beauty, inspiration and (in many corners) sadness. From the back streets of Kolkata to the backwaters of Kerala, it is a country of diversity. The fortresses and palaces of Rajasthan alone are amazing feats of architecture, while the foothills of the Himalayas offer stunning panoramic views of mountains touching the sky. Empty deserts stand in contrast to dense cities, and manicured tea plantations eventually give way to thick forests and wildlife. White sand beaches can be combined with lush hill stations rich with former British colonial charm.
This kaleidoscope of a country offers many facets, both culturally and naturally, and the spirituality of its peoples gives a deep sense of human history. Bright, colorful saris often clash with stunning, stark environments. Temples, shrines and ancient ruins dot the landscape. A network of trains stitches together the states of India. Languages and dialects can change every few hundred kilometers. Like the various cultures of India, its cuisine is diverse and delightful, and this can be one of the great highlights for any traveler.
So many towns and cities to visit: Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Cochin; Mumbai, Varanasi, Kolkata, Udaipur; Delhi, Shimla, Jodhpur, Ooty; Darjeeling, Goa, Mysore and Leh. (To name just a few.)
So many festivals to experience: Diwali, Holi, Dussehra, Navratri; Durga Puja, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Gurpurab; Rakhi, Eid, Bihu, Hemis; Onam, Pongal, Hornbill and Christmas. (To name just a few.)
So many World Heritage sites to see: Hampi, Kaziranga Sanctuary, Qutb Minar, Khajuraho; Churches of Goa, Ajanta Caves, Konark, Jantar Mantar; Mountain Railways, Western Ghats, Great Himalayan National Park, Fatehpur Sikri; Hill Forts of Rajasthan, Elephanta Caves, Mahabalipuram and the Taj Mahal. (To name just a few.)
Indeed, India will leave you with memories of a lifetime.