I usually find that when one is asked for their opinion on India as a travel destination, invariably there will be a long pause. India is as mesmerizing as it can be difficult. And life there, especially in places like Varanasi or Orchha, will be like no other place you’ve encountered in your life.

India is a must experience for any serious traveler. But, be sure to give yourself plenty of time. And once there, try not to be in a hurry. (It won’t help.)