India is intoxicating. Once you set foot in the country you’ll either fall in love with it or hate it. Allow for more than several days in Delhi and the country will slowly grow on you, taking over your senses. The food, the colors, the smells, the sights are unique. For Westerners, India is a cultural shock. And a pleasant surprise.
The present itinerary focuses on Golden Triangle : Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Additionally, two days in Shimla, in north-west Himalayas,
India is a diverse country when it comes to religion and the temples are just as colorful and diverse. The architecture is stunning and the buildings are beautifully decorated.
The oldest temples in India were built with wood and brick but no longer exist. Later, stone became the material of choice.
1. Golden Temple, Punjab
The Harmandir Sahib (or Golden Temple) is the most sacred shrine of Sikhism. It symbolizes infinite freedom and spiritual independence.
The site began with a
Before digging into the famous Indian foods, let’s talk a little about the ingredients. Garam masala is the authentic curry powder and it varies from region to region. Dal includes peas , beans and lentils ; and is one of the staples in the Indian cuisine. The authentic Indian rice is Basmanti white rice.
Vegetarians will be extremely happy when visiting India thanks to the cuisine being influences by religious beliefs. The cuisine varies a lot from region to region.
Holi , or the Festival of Colors, is a religious spring festival celebrated by the Hindus. It is observed in India, Nepal and Pakistan, and in countries with large Indian Diaspora. The most celebrated Holi is in India’s Braj region, in all locations connected to the Lord Krishna. Needless to say that these locations related to the Lord Krishna – Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana – have become major tourist attractions during the Holi Festival.
The festival was traced to
Taj Mahal is located in Agra, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It’s about 200 km from Delhi and although it’s possible to visit Taj Mahal during a day trip from the capital, many people prefer to stay in Agra , especially if they are looking for a romantic escape.
>>read about how to get from Delhi to Agra
Aside from Taj Mahal, Agra is also home to important monuments from the Mughal period, such as Agra
The Canadian Embassy in New Delhi, the Consulate General and the Consulates are meant to help the Canadian citizens who travel to India or a living here.
The Embassy is able to help the Canadian citizens in the following situation:
you have been arrested or detained in India
a child (Canadian citizens) has been abducted or a Canadian citizen in missing in India
you need to be evacuated in case of natural disasters or civil unrest
you need replacement passport (lost or stolen)
your belongings were