A trip to India is a unique experience. This South Asian country is perfect for those who want to get out of their comfort zone and discover local experiences, spicy food and traditions. Whether you travel to this country on a tour or customize your own itinerary, you will face a real culture shock! India is crowded and noisy: take a walk in the heart of the largest cities, such as New Delhi and Mumbai. For those seeking tranquility, there are many magnificent temples and palaces worth visiting. A vacation in India will allow you to experience something very different than what you are used to at home.
Nicknamed "the festival of colors", Holi is one of the most popular Hindu festivals in the country. This event celebrates the return of spring and fertility. This important celebration begins every year according to the Hindu lunar calendar on the night of the full moon in March. It lasts two days and begins with a bonfire. The famous “battle” begins only on the second day. Dressed in white, the participants move around and throw colored pigments at each other. Each color has a meaning: red represents joy and love, blue, vitality, green, harmony, and orange, optimism. Colorful and joyful, this unique event brings together a large number of people in an incredible feeling of euphoria!
Mumbai, formerly known as "Bombay", is the most populous city in India and the fifth most populous city in the world with approximately 18.5 million people. This city is the commercial capital of the country and it also houses the multi-million film industry. The term "Bollywood" represents Indian musical cinema. Mumbai offers a variety of tourist attractions that will make you love the city, including the Old City (Colaba), the India Gate, the Clock Tower, and much more.
The country's official currency is the Indian Rupee (INR).
You will need a power adapter and a converter. Electrical outlets used in India are not the same as in Canada. Voltage is 230V and frequency is 50Hz. Make sure your devices have the words "INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz". If not, you will need a converter.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
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