‘Have you ever been to India?’
Southall Travel asked me this delicious question that had tingles run down my spine. The truth is, I haven’t…yet.
As always, I’m always planning out my travels in the far future and I’ve ear-marked my travels in India as my BIG travels in late 2016. But I haven’t got any clue where exactly I want to go in this fabled and mysterious country. Hence, enter Southall Travel.
As the leading UK experts in travels to India, they are extremely well placed to tell me AND you about where you should go to India. And what’s more, they are offering you lucky people the chance to win a GoProHero 3, if you can tell me where you think you should go in the Asian subcontinent that is India. Here’s what they had to say:
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India is truly a majestic place. The country’s inimitable diverse surroundings create a sense of unparallel bliss that’s hard to come by at any corner of the globe. India’s natural gifts are staggering. From the lofty Himalayas that hold amidst a flurry of unique attractions to a dramatic shoreline that creates an idyllic lure to a wildlife display that frightens the most, India, as a tourist destination, doesn’t really know how to hold back!
The country is a delight for those who are enamoured with the idea of capturing the nature’s furious show in their cameras, but for actual photography lovers, India is a kind of gift that just won’t stop giving! You can shoot the monumental Taj Mahal in all its ashen glory, or could stalk the wild tiger in the Jim Corbett National Park. There is the Rajasthani flamboyance that needs a remembrance and also the Goan nonchalance that warrants a seat above the mantelpiece. Capture the florid Hindu spirituality at Ghats in Hardiwar or click the incredible beauty of Kerala backwaters.
Surely, there is a lot to do with your Go Pro Hero 3 in India, but the question is what do YOU want to do? Tell us, where in India would you like to visit and why?
For me, India is an exotic destination where I would absolutely love to travel. With tales told from one of my best friends who’s Indian, my burgeoning love for Hindi songs, my already established enthusiasm for energetic Bollywood dancing, my devotion to spicy Indian curries, my wanderlust excitement for the varying Indian landscapes and many more, I cannot wait to use my trusty GoPro Hero to capture all these experiences on my trip to India in the future.
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I’d love to visit Bandhavgarh and Tadoba National Parks with the chance to see tigers in the wild.
Bombay – To feed the ducks
There are many reasons why I would visit India. The size of the country (over ⅓ size of USA) makes it a big country to visit. The Indians embrace guests as ‘Guests of God’ so the home experience is good. India is inspiring and refreshing for the soul with their spiritual outlook on life which can make one reassess home comforts and appreciate them more. The history of the country and most of all, can’t knock an Indian curry! Especially from Bangladesh.
I’d love to take a train throughout India, just to see the variety of it all!
Would love to go to Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. They have this amazing isolated monastery located on the top of a hill at a height of 13,668 ft. They even host travellers there. How cool would that be? Yeah, magical and remote.
We flew into Mumbai on the way to Thailand, so I’d love to go back and explore more than the inside of the airport!
I would love to visit India’s ‘Pink City’, Jaipur, because I have read that it has some beautiful brightly-painted stone buildings, including the magnificent Amber Palace, which lies on top of a hill just outside the city. I love looking at architecture so would take lots of photos!
Goa, for sure!
Got to be to see the Taj Mahal, isn’t it one of the new 7 wonders of the world?
I would love to visit Kerala. I worked with a guy from the area and he tells me only good things about how great the food, weather, and people are. I hear the beaches are better than in Goa, it has the best food and the people are so friendly they treat you like one of their family. I can’t wait to visit Kerala.
I’ve been to Rajssthan, so would love to head north into Kashmir & Ladakh… Looking forward to reading your blog once you’ve visited – fabulous country!
I would love to go to Goa!
Frankly, i’d be thrilled to see any part of india, as i’ve never been!
Goa, for a beach break.
New Delhi. I have an old friend living there.
To be honest i would try see it all ! Beautiful country with lots to see,
I would visit Goa – my friends recommended it
I would really like to visit the Royal Enfield Motorbike Factory in Chennai, I love bikes and the hustle and bustle 🙂
I would love to visit Jaipur and go site seeing I heard they have some amazing buildings over there.
It is an ambition to visit the Taj Mahal for its beauty x
I would love to tour around India visiting as many of the Cricket grounds as possible 🙂 Especially if England were on tour as well!!
I would love to visit the beautiful Rajasthan in India because of all the amazing historical and heritage sites like Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal and Mehrangarh Fort just to name a few! It will be an amazing trip!
I would love to see The Nasiyan (red) temple because the flying peacock, elephant gondolas and gilded elephants with many tusks sound spectacular.
helo great competition i would love to go on safari and Track the snow leopards of Ladakh 🙂
I would love to experience a test match or IPL game in India, the atmosphere looks amazing.
I would love to visit Agra, home of the romantic and enchanting Taj Mahal. No romantic trip to India is complete without a visit to Taj Mahal. <3
Goa for the wonderful festivals, architecture and general sight-seeing
The Tadoba National Parks as it sounds beautiful
I would love to visit Munnar in India and see the Tea Plantations, Anaimudi and the hills of Munnar – true beauty.
I would love to see the Taj Mahal as it is one of the wonders in the world
I would love to go to Goa to see the Taj Mahal
i’d go to Rishikesh, the beatles liked it
Id love to see the Taj Mahal as its so iconic
Being a lover of Mountains whether it be hiking in them, skiing down them, cycling round them…..I would love to go to Manali. Purely to immerse myself in the amazing scenery and throw myself into all the adventure activities the area offers. It is stunningly beautiful, and firmly placed on my bucket list.
I would visit Goa and do a skydive over the beaches or a spot of surfing/sand boarding
Calcutta where my parents lived, I have never been to india but I would love to visit all the places my mum talks about like Loretta day school and the new market, if they are still there!
I would love to visit the Yumthang Valley known as the Valley of Flowers it looks beautiful and I would love to experience the breathtaking views from the Himalayan mountains its on my Bucket list of things to do before I am 60 Just need to save the pennies and I will be on my way.
I would visit Varanasi for the festival of Shivaratri and I would like to see the beautiful rice paddies of Kerala
I’d go to as many places as possible and experience as much of the culture as possible.
I would like to visit the Taj Mahal. This is one place of pure beauty and just to have the experience to actually be there would be totally amazing.
I would love to visit the Taj Mahal (by moonlight) because I believe it to be absolutely stunning.
The Living Roots Bridge – Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, to film myself actually crossing it like Indiana Jones.
I would love to visit the valley of the flowers in Uttarakhand. I love the natural world and my own tiny garden, being able to photograph amazing botany in such a beautiful geography would be a dream.
I would love to go to Goa, my cousin spent New Years there and I’m insanely jealous of her pictures. The food looks amazing too! 🙂
It would have to be the Ajanta and Ellora caves….. Hand carved thousands of years ago with a hammer and chisel far more interesting than the usual tourist traps
Would love to go to Goa as the place looks amazing x
I would love to go to Goa because it looks lovely, and also to see the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh
Would like to go to Agra to see the Taj Mahal
Deli to do some exploring
I would like to go to Kerala. My best friend’s parents come from there and their food is amazing, if its all as good as that there then that’s where I belong.
Mumbai – and go to the Wankhede Stadium to watch cricket
It has to be the iconic Taj Mahal and taking the kids with me would be grat for a cultural trip for them
I would love to hike in the Himalaya’s! I’ve always wanted to explore Sikkim and see the supposedly amazing forests and all it’s nature. Ooo I need a Go Pro in my life!
Gaya, Bihar. Where the Bodhi tree is and the Mahabodhi temple stands!
I would love to go back to Amritsar and see the Golden Temple again and then to Rajasthan
I would love to see Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur – it looks truly breathtaking.
Madras for some lovely food
Southern India – especially around the area of Ooty. Because I’ve heard the tea plantations, forests, lakes and food are great there 😀
I’d love to go to Goa to relax by the sea 🙂
I’d love to go to goa to relax by the sea
My mum was born in Madras (now called Chennai) and I have always wanted to do a “who do they think they are” and trace her heritage and roots!
bombay, I’ve always fancied it
I would go to Bollywood for the colour and characters and music, these are the things which most excite me and would look great on camera
I’d love to visit Goa for it’s beauty and beaches
i would very much like to go to Maharashtra, to see some of India’s nature before it’s fully encroached by people.
I would love to go to Goa =)
Goa. Before i started travelling and writing a Travel website i saw a picture of a beautiful place. I decided there and then i needed to see more of the world and go to THAT place. Its taken me to over 30 countries and im still well on my way to reaching India and especially Goa. And with a GoPro it would be perfect, as the photo was of a person lying in a waterfal…
I really want to visit tea plantations in Darjeeling, because I seriously love tea (especially Darjeeling)!
I’ve always wanted to see the Taj Mahal
Kanyakumari to see the sunrise
goa for the beaches
Trek to Dudhsagar Falls
Would love to go to Agra on the Shatabdi Express train, to see the Taj Mahal and the baby Taj
I would love to go a see the Taj Mahal in real life it looks completely stunning in pictures
Taj Mahal so romantic
I think it would all be fascinating, but I’d love to see countryside and wildlife most of all.
India is my bucketlist for travel there!.
I would go to Varanasi and diving in GOA. its really amazing, when we can taken underwater picture with GOPro.
it would be perfect!!!
cause, its really hard if we must bring DSLR when travelling. GoPro its smart choice for taken picture in Goa n Varanasi.
I’d love to see the cricket in Mumbai
I’d love to return to Mumbai and revisit all the fantastic places and some of the ones I missed and also experience the culinary delights that this great city has to offer.
I’d like to visit Goa because of the food stalls.
Agra – How could you miss out the Taj Mahal?!
i would love to travel the whole of India to see all the different cuisines
Delhi as it has lots of history and architectural interest
I would like to go to the Taj Mahal
Udaipur, Beautiful palaces, garden, Lakes and hills, sounds beautiful.
I would love to go to Manali, ive been told by friends that this is a great location for some adventurous activities whilst also having the magnificient backdrop of the Himalayas. Some white water rafting here would definitely be on the cards!
I would love to visit Goa
I’ve always wanted to visit Goa, to see the beautiful Taj Mahal!
Tadoba National Park
I would love to see the Taj Mahal
Would visit the East Coast surfing
I’d love to take a train to the Indian Highlands. The railway networks looks amazing and the scenery stunning and I’d love to see the high tea plantations and how something so ubiquitous here starts life.
I’d love to go back to visit Hampi again. With its amazing ruins of the ancient city set amongst the giant boulders and paddy fields, it is one of the most beautiful otherworldly landscapes I have ever seen.
There are many places in India I would like to visit but I would start with Goa
Because it looks amazing and our friends went and there stories and pictures were fabulous.
Thanjavur to see the Pyramids. They look incredible.
I would like to return to Goa – went there years ago and loved everything about it – the sun, the beaches, the markets, the food, the people. Amazing place!
McLeod Ganj for the amazing scenery
India has such a diverse culture. I’d love to visit the great historical sites – such as the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, Qutb Minr, Humayuns’ tomb and the Lotus temple.
I’d like to then go deep into the villages to taste a variety of authentic indian food.
I’d like to witness the beauty of the Lotus Temple
I would love to go to Kerala as I want to visit the tea plantations
Tough choice, but I’d definitely stop by the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal – It simply looks amazing! I would love to visit.
Kerala – a great combination of country and coast (and great food!)
Ooooh a GoPro giveaway just after Christmas! Well I would LOVE to hit up St. Thomas Mount in Chennai as my grandparents were married there back in the colonial days… I’d have to take my dad too as he was the first of his siblings to be born back in England!
Would like to visit the Taj Mahal at full moon as would be breathtaking
I really would want to trek through as much of India as I could – rather than just see one bit of it – but the Taj Mahal is on my Bucket List
I’d love to visit Goa to have a chance to relax on a gorgeous beach after sampling authentic local food.
I would like to visit Mumbai and see the difference between rich and poor and also the future of the modern world is going to be places like Mumbai and China as they get larger and more education
The Tadoba National Parks
Goa for the wonderful festivals!
Goa for the food
I’d love to go to Delhi to experience the culture and bustle of the city.
Darjeeling, to experience my favourite cup of tea first-hand!
Taj Mahal always wanted to go
I would love to go to Bandipur tiger reserve to see thee majestic creatures in the wild before they become extinct. I adore tigers and I’ve always wanted to see one in the wild.
I would go to see the Taj Mahal – it would be rude not to really.
Udaipur, city of lakes and palaces. I’ve heard it is the most romantic city in India and I’d love to visit.
Goa, for the food and the beaches
To see the Indian Himalayas – that would be an unforgettable experience!
Taj Mahal in Agra I love grand architecture in cultural places
The Taj Mahal in Agra, I love grand architecture in cultural places
Would love to see lots of different places in India but would really want to see the Taj Mahal
I would love to visit Kerala. I have heard the people, food and scenery are all beautiful.
I just got back from India Light! (Sri Lanka) I’d love to take a train throughout India to see it all!
I’d love to Bundi in Rajasthan – as its less touristy with lots of art and you can explore the crumbly old fort with it’s murals. Dreams….
Got to be to see the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal!!
Would love to see the Taj Mahal!
Kerala. For the food – I’m told incredible seafood, for it’s lush greenery and for it’s beaches. Best of all worlds.
I would love to travel all over India to experience true Indian cuisine and would have to make sure I visited the Taj Mahal as it looks amazing
So much of India I would love to see, but Goa and the Taj Mahal would have to be top of the list.
I would love to go to Mumbai!
Bombay – To feed the ducks
Would love to visit the Taj Mahal, love beautiful buildings
I’d love to try Goa, I have friends that rave about it
I love to try Goa, I have friends that rave about it
I want to celebrate Dasara in Mysore! That lit up palace looks just magical at night…
Also want to experience a Holi festival!
i would like to go to Goa !!!
Great competition! I’ll include it my weekly travel competition round-up (updated every Saturday). I would go to Agra and film the beautiful sunrises/sunsets. I’ve been to Goa before and it was gorgeous – highly recommended to the others who have commented on this post to say they’d like to go there. 🙂
Thanks Taylor! Muchos appreciated!
Definitely back to the Himalayas for me… Leh Ladakh was one of the best places I have ever been and i definitely want to return. If somewhere new in India, I never made it as far south as Kerala which is meant to be beautiful.
Take me back to India!
Probably a popular answer but I’d love to go to the Taj Mahal, My Grandma’s visited a few times and says it’s amazing! x
Kovalam in Kerala
I have always wanted to visit Goa. It looks beautiful
I’d love to see tigers in the wild so top of my hit list would be Ranthambore National Park.
I would go to Bangalore, visited there before and loved it.
I’d love to see Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Amber Fort I Jaipur eg the Hawa Mahal is a splendid rose sandstone building . There is a of of architecture to see there.
I’d love to go to Varanasi it looks truly unique – I admit I would be nervous before going because from what I’ve read it can be quite a big cultural shock but I’d still definitely like to go.
I’d love to see the Taj Mahal, I hope to do the 7 wonders in my lifetime I really do.
I’d go to the Kulu Valley. Beautiful, unspoiled and refreshingly remote
For me it has to be Jaipur, there is enough in Jaipur to keep me entertained for a life time and that is just watching the world going by
i would love to go to the festival of Uttarayan its unique, A Gujarati phenomenon, when the skies over most cities of the state fill with kites from before dawn until well after dark
One of the wildlife parks to catch some animals in action! Bandhavgarh would be ace – it would be my DREAM to see a tiger in the wild! <3
I would love to go to Agra, Uttar Pradesh to see the Taj Mahal ,such a stunning place
would love to visit the taj mahal
Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh
I would love to visit Goa. Thank you.
I would love to go to Goa as family have recommended it.
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I would love to visit india
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh because I love the big cats and would really love to see them in their natural environment. I really want to see Cheetahs and Tigers, so that means trips to Africa and India.
All over India, Want to see and experience as much as possible
I love the jungle book i would love to go to Bandhavgarh and Tadoba National Park
I would love to visit Nubra Valley in the summer. I have heard that the flowers look incredible!
I`d like to go to Agra and visit the spectacular Taj Mahal, Its on my bucket list.
The Golden Triangle for sure! The culture looks amazing and I would start in New Delhi.
Goa. A friend of mine went there and said it was amazing.
I’d like to visit the Taj Mahal it looks wonderful.
I would love to go to Jaipur because I am a jewellery retailer and work closely with a couple of family firms based there but have not been able to get out there yet. Whilst I was there I would be able to explore all the wonderful jewellers and buildings that Jaipur is renown for
I’d love to visit the Taj Mahal – an architectural masterpiece of modern times – and get up close and personal 🙂
I’d love to see the Taj Mahal
I would love to visit the taj mahal (as my geographic knowledge is not very good and thats all i can think of in india right now lol)
I would like to see Taj Mahal, pictures look amazing
I would like to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra. It’s an iconic building who wouldn’t want to see it
Would love to go to Agra to see the Taj Mahal
The taj mahal because it’s so romantic xx