Nigerian pop culture is saturated with a great many foreign films. But here is one with the most dramatic pauses you’ll ever see. One where two people staring at each other can take up five minutes of screen time. One where everyone is overly interested in everyone else’s life. One with the most cases of selective amnesia. If you haven’t guessed what I’m talking about, what rock have you been living under and how do I get there. It’s Bollywood, home of redunkulous movies, great movies, and ridiculously great movies. Today we’ll be visiting the beautiful country of India.

Cue: dramatic Bollywood music.

You can visit the world’s largest mangrove forests. Inhabited with the man-eating royal Bengal tigers, Sunderbans is one of the most famous offbeat places to visit in India because for some reason, man-eating tigers aren’t enough to dissuade anyone. Sunderbans is a wonderful place for adventurer, nature lovers and bird watchers and people who’d rather visit the forest than watch a nature video. It has a wide variety of animals. Bird watching is wonderful in a place, so you can grab a pair of binoculars and watch the exotic birds. You can do things like track down a ferocious beast, ride on a boat in the mangroves, listen to the sound of nature, and get bitten by the local mosquitoes and bugs. The adventure is definitely a thrilling experience.

Delhi is the capital of India. A city of rich history all the way from the Mughal era, filled with bazaars and delicious street food , modernized with all sort of tourist delights, such as high-end malls, complexes, boulevards, luxury hotels, restaurants… Delhi is a delightful mix of the old and new- the narrow lanes of ‘Chandni Chowk’, shopping in the streets of ‘Sarojini Nagar’ or more exotic ‘Delhi Haat, strolling through the awe-inspiring Mughal architectural masterpieces of ‘Humayun’s Tomb’, sitting at a lake side café in the posh ‘Hauz Khas Village, picnicking at ‘India Gate’, or a memorable time at the lively ‘Kingdom of Dreams’ enjoying a musical Bollywood night


Leh-Ladakh is one of the ‘must-visit’ destinations in India for nature lovers and people seeking peace and serenity away from the busy city lives. With its snow-capped mountains, serene alpine glacial lakes, enchanting valleys and ancient colorful Buddhist monasteries, it’s beautiful. It has some of the world’s highest mountain passes and high-altitude scenic trekking trails, as it is home to plenty of serene alpine glacial lakes, Ladakh is a place for intrepid travellers and adventure freaks across India and different corners of the world. You can feel the spirituality while listening to the chants and hymns of lamas in the ‘Hemis Monastery’, enjoy the calm of ‘Pangong Lake’ offering an indescribable sense of peace and solitude, experience trekking on the frozen ‘Zanskar River’, the fun of a unique sand-dune safari sitting on the back of Bactrian camel discovering the rugged landscapes of ‘Nubra Valley’ or the excitement of spotting a snow leopard in the thick of the ‘Hemis National Park’ – Ladakh has in its store, something for its every tourist. Being part of the colourful ‘Hemis Festival‘ is something which must definitely be on the itineraries of every tourist to the mystic land of Leh-Ladakh.

Aurangabad is a historical city with several ancient monuments located in Maharashtra. It boasts of its rich heritage with its architectural marvels reminding the tales of its reigning dynasties. It is famous for its stunning Buddhist cave paintings of Ajanta and Ellora, a world heritage site. Aurangabad also has several popular locations too. The magnificent ‘Bibi ka Maqbara’ reflecting the architecture of iconic ‘Taj’ and houses the tomb of Aurangzeb’s wife, Begum Rabia attracts many historians, architects and art lovers. The fortified city’s rich and alluring gates like ‘Kala Darwaza’ and ‘Rangeen Darwaza’ adorned with intricate carvings provide you a sneak peek into the artistic skills of the artisans and craftsmen of the bygone era.
Enjoy the ‘Ellora Ajanta Festival’ showcasing the talent of number of dancers and musicians across the country in the backdrop of illuminated 1400 years old caves adds to the charm of this historic city and provides one more reason to art lovers for a visit to Aurangabad.
Purchase from the traditional and exquisite collection of fine hand-woven Himroo and Paithani silk, an exotic speciality of Aurangabad.

India is a land of cultures, religions and spirituality, therefore, an Indian exploration remains incomplete without a trip to the holy city of Varanasi. Also known as the city of ‘Moksha’, the place holds a great religious significance for Hindus. Situated on the banks of sacred river Ganga, the city is believed to be more than 5000 years old. Bustling with enchanting ancient temples and holy Ghats crowded with people performing various rituals and prayers, Varanasi makes for an ultimate spiritual travel destinations India. From paying homage to Lord Shiva in the famous ‘Kashi Vishwanath Temple’, taking a dip in holy waters of river Ganga absolving your sins, revelling in the spiritual aura of the divine Ganga Aarti during evenings on the ‘Dasaswamedha Ghat’, taking a walk along the Ghats watching life flow by, exploring the chaotic and colourful streets teeming with life to gorging on its delicious ‘Benaras ki Chaat’ or indulging in a unique shopping experience of musical instruments and world-renowned ‘Benarasi Silk Sarees’; Varanasi is indeed an incredible place to visit in India.

India is a beautiful place, filled with magical things. And it’s no wonder their movies are so incredible when they stem from a place that is so fatanstically beautiful.

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