Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

India Offers Visitors the Spice of Life

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

India Offers Visitors the Spice of Life

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Byline: Corey Bertalli Manager Grafton Travel

INDIA has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world over the past five years. Tourism plays a major part of the Indian economy and is growing each and every year. With a population of 1.2 billion people, it is the world's largest democratic country. It is also vast and one of extreme examples, from its beaches and open plains to the Himalayan Mountains. From the very rich to the very poor.

The climate is mild to very hot, the wet season generally occurs from June through to August/September is much like a rainy season in Darwin. December through to April is a great time to visit and tour around.

India has many attractions and national parks. Its main landmarks are the Taj Mahal, The Sun Temple, The Ganges River and Mehrangarh Fortress. They are all a must see if you a planning a to go to India as the hundreds and thousands of tourists that visit those site will testify.

Some of the lesser known attractions worth a look would be the Corbett & Ranthambore National Park. The park is located at the foothills of the Himalayas and has the highest concentration of tigers in India. You will also be able to see leopards and jungle cats if you are lucky.

Another is Udaipur, the City of Lakes, which is one of the most romantic cities in India. The famous Lake Palace is located on an island in the middle of Lake Pichola. The palace has been converted into a five star hotel and for a couple of hundred dollars a night, it is definitely worth considering staying there for a couple of nights.

In the West of India is Aurangabad. Known for its medieval monuments and cultural heritage, Aurangabad also makes an excellent base to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ellora and Ajanta. The cave temples both of which house the finest collections of ancient Indian art. …

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