Visiting India This Year?

If you’re like me, it’s frustrating to search for a list of things and you have to scroll for ten minutes to discover them all! Or worse, go page by page!

Aside from the traditional Taj Mahal, I’ve short-listed some unusual things to do in India, to make your life easier so you can get on with your day. The links will provide the location.

-Moustache Watching at the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan from Nov 11-23, 2018. Apparently, the moustache is a sign of virility in men of India. You’ll be surprised at the length of some of these!

-Mehendi Henna on your hands and feet. You will find a vendor who does this at any of the big or small market places.

-A Massage in Kerala. ‘Nuff said, right?

-While you’re there, why not stay in a houseboat? These are considered mini hotels.

-Also in Kerala, try Bamboo rafting.

Wagah Border Ceremony. Every night, India and Pakistan soldiers parade and lower their flags and the leaders shake hands. If it sounds boring, the cheering from both sides will surely motivate you.

-If you’re into Yoga or want to start, head to Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Or the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in Dharamkot. Himachal Pradesh & Arambol, Goa. (Dalai Lama’s residence is near here)

-Visit during February or March for the festival, Holi, in Uttar Pradesh, where people throw colour and water at each other to celebrate the Hindu God, Krishna. Beware if you are allergic to powdered colour!

-Mud Wrestling in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.

If you do enjoy scrolling for ten minutes, here is the link where I pulled these interesting things to do.


The airlines that fly to India:

Air Canada

Jet Airways



United Airlines

Rates start about $600 Canadian.

Indian currency

The Rupee

1 rupee = $0.020 Canadian

$1.00 Canadian = 51 rupees, as of today.

Published by Kim Ratcliffe-Doe on January 11, 2018