You need to visit this country now, as it too is changing fast as it emerges and struggles to cope with it’s role of one of the worlds fastest emerging economies. It is a country of dramatic contrasts between rich and poor, and intense religious differences. Nevertheless, still today, once you get out of the cities, you will still find a world largely unchanged for a hundred years. Everything is clean and orderly, the people are proud and friendly, roads are thronged with hay laden buffalo carts, and women laughing in their elegant colorful saris.
One of the most frequently visited areas is Rajasthan in the northwest of the country. The hotels here, many of which are adapted royal palaces, are among the finest in the world, with the service to match. The annual Pushkar camel fair each November, is the largest gathering of tribal people on earth, and is an experience not to be missed.
The wildlife experiences are very different to Africa, but very rewarding nonetheless.The best time to visit there is October, when it begins to cool off, through to March, and even later further South.
India is a vast country, and could take several trips to see it all!