India is a vast and complex land with unimaginable differences. The length and breadth of the country are teeming with different cultures, and cultures. In the midst of all this diversity there are places where hardly a local can be found. Places such as Gokarna and Goa are filled with expats who prefer to enjoy the ‘easy’ way of life. For those who are travelling to India, there are a few must see places and some of them are listed below:
Goa is one of, if not the most popular tourist destination in India. Expats from all over the world can be seen relaxing in the beaches around the place. Anjuna, Calungute and Palolem are some of the most popular beaches and they are filled with shacks which serve delectable dishes. Goa is known for its excellent sea food and cheap liquor as well.
During the off season, the place is quite deserted and this is a good time to relax without the hustle and bustle of tourism.
Goakrna is located near Goa and some of the beaches are hardly ever visited. Only a handful of expats stay at these beaches and it is one of the most sensual and peaceful places in the country.
The wonders of the TajMahal are often publicized and everyone knows about its tranquil and elegant beauty. However, Agra has much more than just the Taj and people often forget that there so much history has passed before and after the Taj was built. The tomb of Ghias Beg is often touted as the precursor to the Taj and is a must see place. It is quite and devoid of tourism and lets you reflect on the elegance of times gone by. The Mughalai cuisine is unique to this part of the world and the spicy delicacies should be experienced at its birth place.
And finally, to add some variety to the list, I suggest that you travel to the sprawling tea plantations of Darjeeling. The colonial setting and elegant old cottages and bungalows will transport you to another century.