India is a diverse and exciting country with so much to offer tourists and volunteers. Many people describe India as a sensory overload with smells, sights and sounds flooding in from all directions. It is definitely a place which you should experience at least once in your life!
Indian Cuisine - number one most definitely has to be the food, and India is much more than just curries. Tandoori, naam, chapatti, crepes and sweets to name a few. Different regions have different styles but get stuck in and try them all (just beware of the chillies!)
Taj Mahal - A trip to India would not be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful ‘Seven Wonders of the Modern World’ and the most iconic symbol of India. It was built by an emperor for this wife and took 20 years and 20000 workers to complete.
Colourful festivals - the vast majority of the country follow Hinduism (although there are many faiths in India) which is a very bright and colourful religion, and if you are fortunate enough to be in country during the festival season (especially Diwali) you will not be disappointed!
Yoga - Yoga originated from India and as such is everywhere. Whether you are a beginner or guru, a trip to India would not be complete without practising some yoga at some point.
Bollywood Culture - It’s everywhere. A national pastime. Bollywood stars are as famous in India as Hollywood stars in the States. If you get the chance, go to a local cinema and experience a real Bollywood film or even better some volunteers have been extras!
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