Why Travel to India?

Allison Sodha

I received an interesting phone call the other day from a woman who was considering traveling to India. She asked me only one question: "Allison, why should I travel to India?" Usually, travelers have already decided on India as their next destination, or they inquire about specific elements of traveling to the region. I appreciated the simple and direct question, though I had to find a way to summarize why I believe India is a travel-worthy destination. (Really, I could spend hours on the topic!) Here was my abridged response:

Affordability: India remains one of the top fifteen most affordable destinations in the world.

People: Indians are some of the friendliest people in the world and enjoy engaging with foreigners.

Communication: Many Indians can speak at least conversational English and internet/cell/wifi service is now widely available.

Diversity: India really offers something for everyone, including history, culture, architecture, adventure, yoga, cuisine, beaches, Himalayas, backwaters, national parks, shopping, festivals, music, dancing, religion and spirituality.

Discovery: With less than 9 million annual tourists, India is still considered an undiscovered country.

Tell me, why would you select India as your next destination?

Topics: India, Culture, Shopping, Festivals and Holidays, Himalayas

Allison Sodha

Written by Allison Sodha

As the President of Sodha Travel and author of Go! Girl Guides India, Allison has spent almost two decades exploring South Asia. She has a passion for creating experiences fueled by a deeper understanding of local communities.