India is a mythical destination of excellence. This country has a fascinating culture, which is reflected in its contrasts, architecture and historical landscapes. Amazing as it may seem, the best activities to do in India are free or cost very little.
Visit the gastronomic markets
To begin with we must say that the markets of India are colorful, aromatic and original. There you can find silk garments with unique designs, the most beautiful flowers and the most delicious fruits. Markets are always crowded and you’ll never get tired of touring them. You have to visit Chandni Chowk in New Delhi, Chor Bazaar in Mumbai and Johari Bazaar in Jaipur.
Enjoying the architecture
Indian architecture reflects a glorious history mixed with a modern present. When you visit this country you can appreciate the impressive Victoria Terminus railway station (Mumbai) or the Prince’s Museum of Wales (Mumbai), gothic style.
You should also visit two abandoned cities, Mandu and Hampi, whose tour is free.
Attend a popular festival
India is the spiritual country par excellence, so the Indians express their faith and joy through fabulous cultural festivals. Thanks to them you will be able to know the beautiful essence of the Hindu people. You can appreciate the ritual of worshipping the deity Ganesh in Ganesh Chaturti, where it is danced and sung. It is also recommended that you enjoy the Onam Carnival in Kerala, where you can admire an impressive display of flowers. All festivals are free.
Visiting religious temples
Indian religious temples reflect greatness and majesty. Some of them are freely accessible such as Jama Mashid Mosque in New Delhi, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya and Galta Monkey Temple in Jaipur. Each of them has dazzling destalles in terms of their architecture and religious symbolism.
Sunbathing on the beaches
Although few know it, India has fabulous beaches where you can sunbathe and relax. The best beaches are the west coast of the country: Gokarna Beach in Karnataka, Marina Beach in Tamil Nadu or Agonda Beach in Goa. The waters are warm, the beaches are clean and you can enjoy a wonderful peace, watching the sunset.
Enjoy the nightlife
The nightlife in India is very beneficial for women. Many bars and discos offer free entry and drinks for women. In New Delhi you can enjoy a variety of styles for all tastes, animos states and personal budgets. Locals point out that Kylin Sky Bar is the most stylish place to have fun, located in Vasant Kunj.
Enjoy a dazzling nature
In New Delhi you can visit the Garden of The Five Senses, which is designed to be enjoyed through smell, vision, ears, touch and taste. If you like extensive hikes or trekking you should visit any hill or mountain in India which you can explore to relax and disconnect from the world.
India is a unique country in the world. If you have the good fortune to visit it you must be prepared to be surprised by the wonders of its culture. You can take advantage of your visit to deepen your yoga practice, as well as develop your spirituality.