Canada, Scotland or Nicagarua? Pack your suitcase or backpack and head out to explore 10 of the best travel destinations for 2017.
‘There are some parts of the entire world that, once visited, enter your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a spot.’ – Keith Bellows, the late publisher-inchief of National Geographic Traveller
Much has changed since India achieved independence seventy years ago; the economic revolution has introduced new prosperity into booming towns, while technology continues to spread into perhaps the country’s unlikely sides.
Yet as urban India events towards the near future at breakneck speed, vast swathes of the Subcontinent stay untrodden by travellers. Minor-explored places such as Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh – and sometimes even the farflung Andaman Islands – offer cultures and flavours quite dissimilar to touristed states for example Rajasthan, Kerala or Goa.
Travelling in 2017 to India has also become easier. The launch of e-Tourist Visas has reduce the red tape for individuals of more than 150 countries, and tax exemption on homestays has offered new possibilities for people to immerse themselves in Indian life.