Wednesday, 3 June 2015


India is an incredible treasure of a country, diverse and gigantic. To its north are the Himalayas, its south the beaches. West is desert land, and east is tribal. As much as the climates, land and people are diverse, so are the prices. India can be a backpacker’s dream with some of the cheapest prices in the world. However, luxury is no stranger to India. Palace hotels are available to any with the budget for it. 

Mark Twain once said, “India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great-grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!” Their hospitality is world-renowned, as guests are literally considered gods incarnate. It is the biggest functioning democracy in the world and houses one of the greatest wonders on the planet: the Taj Mahal.

Sujai Shriram

An excerpt from a post written by a native about why to visit India,
“Come here to experience its poverty. Although most of us here are middle class/upper middle class and live very good lives, a large part of India lives in poverty- the kind you can't even imagine. And they still manage to wear a smile on their faces. You'll learn the kind of lessons books don't teach you and realize how trivial your problems are when compared to the world.”

Sujai Shriram was born and grew up in India, moving around during his entire childhood before coming to the United States. He constantly visits home, and there is little wonder why.