India has three major geographic regions: the Himalayas which form its
northern border the Indo-Gangetic Plain, formed by the alluvial deposits
of three great river systems, including the Ganges (Ganga); and the
southern region, noted for the Deccan plateau.India will sideswipe you
with its size, clamour and diversity - but if you enjoy delving into
convoluted cosmologies and thrive on sensual overload, then it is one of
the most intricate and rewarding dramas unfolding on earth, and you'll
quickly develop an abiding passion for it.
Nothing in the country is ever quite predictable; the only thing to
expect is the unexpected, which comes in many forms and will always want
to sit next to you. India is a litmus test for many travelers - some are
only too happy to leave, while others stay for a lifetime.
The country's glorious diversity means there's an astonishing array of
sacred sites, from immaculately kept Jain temples to weathered Buddhist
stupas; there's history around every corner, with countless monuments,
battle-scarred forts, abandoned cities and ancient ruins all having
tales to tell; and there are beaches to satiate the most avid sun
worshipper. On a personal level, however, India is going to be exactly
what you make of it.