India is an incredible country, and it's also extremely large. Seeing all there is to see when you visit is next to impossible. If you only have a short amount of time there, you're sure to want to make the most of your trip. You might not be able to see everything, but you can make a good go of getting in as much as possible. If you want to take in as much of India as you're able, there are a few ways you could plan an epic trip. Try one of these options to go on a journey you'll never forget.
Go on a Pilgrimage
India is a diverse country with a number of religions. You'll find Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and Jains, among other religious communities. As such, there are lots of religious pilgrimage sites across the country. Even if you're not religious, they are excellent ways to see a lot of the country as many follow certain routes. For example, one option is the Hindu Char Dham. The four sites in the north, south, east and west are traditionally visited in a clockwise direction from the eastern site. There are many other Hindu pilgrimage sites as well as options for other religions. However, you might base your choice on the journey, rather than the religion.
Take an Epic Train Journey
If you want to see a lot of the country, taking trains is a great way to do it. You can watch India speed past as you settle into your seat. Trains are more comfortable than buses or other road transport so many travelers prefer them. There are lots of excellent routes you could take, depending on what you want to see. You could even take a sleeper train if you want to travel overnight. Try the journey from Delhi to Mumbai or travel to Mumbai from Okha instead.
Join a Tour
For first-time visitors to India, going on a group tour might be preferable. You might be a little nervous about visiting what can be a bustling country. Going on a tour allows you to have some company and make friends. You'll have help from a guide, and you'll be provided with transport, and perhaps meals too. It also makes things a lot easier because you can just choose a route you like. Everything else will be arranged for you, and you can concentrate on booking flights and organizing your visa.
Go without a Plan
Those who are feeling braver could take a more radical route. If you want to see as much as possible, try not restricting yourself. Go wherever you feel like and see where the road takes you. You could end up somewhere completely unexpected and experience something you never thought you would. However, be careful. If you're not naturally curious and spontaneous, you could end up languishing in one place. Make sure you have the drive to keep going.
You would have to spend a long time in India to see it all. But even if your trip is short, you can still try to pack a lot in!