Top Reasons Why Americans Should Visit India

India is a glorious country attracting more and more American tourists every year. This country is a splendid destination where one can expand their horizons, explore new cultures and travel on a budget.

One of the many plus points of India that fascinates Americans is the diverse topography of this country that changes in every hundred kilometres. Unlike that of United States of America which is stagnant in every city. All Indians are fluent in English and all sign boards are in English as well. Therefore, this factor provides utmost ease and comfort to every foreign traveller.

Holiday Travel has curated a list of the top reasons attracting Americans to India.

Top 6 Reasons Why Americans Should Visit India

 

India is a Huge Country

India is a widespread country with the area being just over one-third of the size of the United States. India boasts of some of the most incredible sights such as the Himalayas in the North, beaches to the south, deserts to the west and tribal territories to the east. The impressive scenic beauty makes India a top destination for Americans.

Book the 7 Mountain Lake Tour of the Indian Himalayas

Book South India Tour Packages

 

India is a Great Value Destination

One of the reasons why India is a hotspot for Americans is that this country offers multiple options for budget travellers as well as for those seeking a lavish vacation. India is home to mesmerizing accommodation options such as palace hotels for the luxury segment of the market. Alternatively, the country also has numerous well-equipped budget hotels, guesthouses and homestays. Backpackers can also opt for modern and clean hostels.

India Top 25 Luxury Hotels

Book the Royal Orient Train Palace on Wheels Tour Package

 

Indian Hospitality

Indians are overjoyed to have guests visiting their country and go out of their way to please them. There’s a saying in India, ‘Athithi Devo Bhava”, meaning, the guest is God. The warm and welcoming hospitality serves to be one of the top reasons to visit India. The guesthouses and homestays in this country are a great way to experience the hospitality of the locals. The homestays in the Himachal region of India are known for their lush green surroundings and incredible hospitality.

Book Homestay Tour Packages in Himachal

Book the Raju Bharti Homestay at Tirthan Valley

 

Explore Spirituality

India is a country filled with spirituality and can be very refreshing and inspiring for the soul. Learning yoga, meditating and spending time at ashrams are some of the top reasons to visit India. Another enlightening activity you can participate in is the evening aarti by the Ganges River in towns such as Haridwar, Varanasi and Rishikesh.

Book the Haridwar Yatra Tour

Book the Top Ashrams in Rishikesh

Book the Yoga and Meditation with Adventure in Rishikesh Tour

 

The Food

Indian food is high on spices and flavours and may require a bit of getting used to, but you won’t regret it. Indian cuisine is vast and localised in each state. Most of the Indian restaurants, however, serve the North Indian cuisine.

India’s Top 25 Restaurants

India’s Top 25 Highway Dhabas

 

Shopping

India is a great place to shop and pick up lovely souvenirs while you explore Indian cultures. The handicrafts here are well made and unique. Every region in India specializes in a particular industry, the skill for which is handed over to the passing generations. Rajasthan is known for its colourful one-of-a-kind handicrafts which can be picked up from the local markets in the cities.

Book your Gems of Rajasthan Tour Package

Book your Jaisalmer Rajasthan Tour Package

 

Suggested Itinerary Details

For your convenience, we have also curated a suggested Itinerary for 12 days / 11 nights for your India Tour.

Day 1: Arrive at Srinagar

Land in Delhi and take a domestic flight to Srinagar.

Check in to your hotel and relax.

Suggested Hotels: The Lalit Grand Palace and Vivanta by Taj

Suggested Restaurants: Curly Fries (American) and Ahdoos (Indian)

Srinagar Tourist Guide

 

Day 2: Explore Srinagar

Visit the beautiful Mughal gardens namely Nishat Bagh, Chashm-e-Shahi and Shalimar Gardens.

Gather blessings from the Shankaracharya Temple situated at a height of 1100 feet. The temple offers marvellous views of the snow-clad mountains.

Enjoy a Shikara Ride across the Dal Lake while you sip on Kahwa, a local spiced tea.

Suggested Hotels: The Lalit Grand Palace and Vivanta by Taj

Suggested Restaurants: 11 Plates Food Café (American) and Stream Restaurant (Multi-cuisine)

 

Day 3: Day Excursion at Gulmarg and Tangmarg

The Gulmarg Gandola known to be the second highest cable car in the world takes you until the top of the mountain ranges.

Enjoy an afternoon of skiing and a laid back lunch of local delicacies at tiny pop ups set amidst the snow.

Later you can head to Tangmarg, located at a close proximity. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy an evening of trekking at this scenic spot.

Suggested Hotels: The Lalit Grand Palace and Vivanta by Taj

Suggested Restaurants: Delhi da Dhaba (Indian) and Lhasa Restaurant (Multi-cuisine)

 

Day 4: Arrive at Jaipur

Take a domestic flight to Jaipur.

On arrival, visit the Hawa Mahal which is known to be the signature building of the ‘Pink City’.

Head to the City Palace, Nahargarh Fort and Amber Fort. The forts stand as a testimony of the glorious past and elaborate heritage of India.

Suggested Hotels: The Oberoi Rajvilas and ITC Rajputana

Suggested Restaurants: American Grill Fast Food Restaurant (American) and The Penthouse (Multi-cuisine)

Jaipur Travel Guide

 

Day 5: Explore Jaipur

Start your day with a visit to the beautiful Birla Temple built as a dedication to Lord Vishnu.

Head to the Alberta Hall Museum and Jantar Mantar.

Enjoy a lovely dinner at Chowki Dhani, a luxury village resort in India that gives its guests a true feel of the Rajasthani village culture.

Suggested Hotels: The Oberoi Rajvilas and ITC Rajputana

Suggested Restaurants: American Restaurant (American) and Ashiana (Multi-cuisine)

 

Day 6: Arrive at Alleppey

Take a domestic flight from Jaipur to Kochi.

Arrive at Kochi and drive to your houseboat accommodation in Alleppey.

Suggested Houseboats: Pickdly Royal Suite and Abad Luxury Houseboat

Suggested Restaurants: Thaff (Multi-cuisine) and Dreamers Café and Restaurant (Multi-cuisine)

 

Day 7: Explore Kumarakom and Alleppey

Head to Kumarakom and visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which houses rare species of homing and migratory birds.

Head back to Alleppey and spend a lovely evening by the Alappuzha beach. This beach offers numerous water sports for the adventure enthusiasts.

Suggested Houseboats: Pickdly Royal Suite and Abad Luxury Houseboat

Suggested Restaurants: Hotel Hot Kitchen (Multi-cuisine) and Memories (Multi-cuisine)

 

Day 8: Arrive at Thekkady

Drive to Thekkady located at a distance of 138 km.

On arrival, spend your evening on an adventurous trek through the lush green wilderness of Kerala. The trek is conducted along a tiger trail and the lucky ones may spot tigers, elephants and sambhars.

Suggested Hotels: Spice Village and The Mountain Courtyard

Suggested Restaurants: French Restaurant & Bakery (Café) and Ambadi Restaurant (Indian)

Thekkady Tourist Guide

 

Day 9: Explore Thekkady

Head to the Periyar National Park to witness the wildlife in India. This national park is home to animals such as Nilgiri langurs, sambars and many more.

Spend the rest of your day at the Anakkara Village. Here you can visit the numerous waterfalls and the lavish spice plantations of India. Paragliding is conducted here for the adventure enthusiasts.

Suggested Hotels: Spice Village and The Mountain Courtyard

Suggested Restaurants: Ebony’s Cafe (Multi-cuisine) and Shri Krishna (Indian)

 

Day 10: Arrive at Kochi

Drive to Kochi located at a distance of 157 km.

Take a tour of the Fort Kochi, the most significant landmark of this town. Witness the rich Indian culture in the form of dance performances at the Kathakali Centre in the fort premises.

Head to the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary located in the middle of thick mangrove vegetation.

Suggested Hotels: Kochi Marriott Hotel, Trident Cochin and Le Meridien Kochi

Suggested Restaurants: Canosa (American) and Barbeque Nation (Multi-cuisine)

Kochi Tourist Guide

 

Day 11: Explore Kochi

Have a fun-filled morning at the elephant arrival spot where you can sit on an elephant’s back and ride through the wilderness of the region.

Enjoy a laid-back evening as you cruise around the gorgeous backwaters of Kerala.

Suggested Hotels: Kochi Marriott Hotel, Trident Cochin and Le Meridien Kochi

Suggested Restaurants: Car N Café (American) and The Voyager (Multi-cuisine)

 

Day 12: Departure

Head to the Kochi International Airport for your flight back home.

 

The above are just a few of the many reasons for Americans to visit India. India is a country that offers infinite thrills for tourists to enjoy and promises never a dull moment. The incredible hospitality of this country leaves an everlasting impression in the hearts of every tourist.

We at Holiday Travel have excelled travel planners that design specialised tours to make the most out of your stay in India. Our team crafts the itineraries in accordance to your choice of destination and time frame. Our domestic travel packages cater to high standards of our clients and make sure that they have a memorable stay in India.

 

 

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