A trip to India is an all-out assault on the senses. You’ll travel through dusty heat (or snowy cold in the north), sharing roads with a parade of bicycles, auto-rickshaws, sputtering motorcycles, tinsel-draped trucks, cattle, livestock and the occasional elephant.

At India’s sights and markets, the chaos continues: throngs of beggars, hawkers, tourists, near-naked holy men, business people, children and scurrying monkeys. Amid the cacophony, some of the globe’s most majestic and historical sights will emerge—the Taj Mahal, the Ganges and the Himalayas.

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