Visiting Rajasthan happens to be one of the top 5 most visited tourist routes in all of India according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Many travelers don’t realize how large India is and how its considered not just a country, but a subcontinent.
When I recently visited the World Travel Market in London every section was organized by continent with India having an entire section to themselves.
There are a massive number of cultures and people from very different walks of life that were united in what we now know as India under British rule.
India is commonly described as a land of contrasts for that very reason.
The original reason I came to India was to see if I could open a day trading center in the country as part as my ongoing effort to teach people financial and location independence with my Congressive day trading strategy at The Day Trading Academy. So many people have been doing so well that I have been overwhelmed with training and had an original vision to train people in India.
This would allow people in India the opportunity to make more money in a day than most people make in an entire month, especially in India.
So far there have been positives and negatives while exploring the viability of a trading center in Mumbai, Goa, and at last, New Delhi. Being that I always take the end of the year off since the stock market typically has very low volume I decided to look into the possibility of visiting Rajasthan, the land of the kings.
What I decided on was a customized 15/16 day trip through the region with a personal driver. I would be visited the following cities below:
- 1 day stop over
- 1 day stop over
- 2/3 days
- 2 days
- 3 days
- 2 days
- 3 days
- Back To New Delhi
Half of my Rajasthan trip is actually almost over and I have seen some incredible things so far, everything from a Rajasthani Romeo to 4 men getting cozy on a motorcycle.
Many people are now asking me how much time they should spend in India and if you don’t have at least three weeks to explore part of the country I would recommend not even coming at all.
When visiting Rajasthan & the rest of India I realized that many people don’t realize how rough traveling to India actually is. Most of my life I have been living overseas in what most people would consider “third world countries”. India is in a whole different league. Between deficiencies in infrastructure and the bureaucracy things take forever to get done in India.
I can now attest to the fact that you haven’t traveled to a third world country until you come to India.
The way business is done and the mentality of the people here really has shed a bright light on the prospects of not only opening a day trading center here, but also my prospects for investing overseas in India.
I suspect that visiting Rajasthan won’t be my last trip here in India either. The sheer scale of the country and the things to see are mind boggling, it would take a minimum of 6 months just to see the highlights in the entire country.
Once I complete this current trip I will return to New Delhi to complete some much needed work & then embark on the next adventure, Agra & the Taj Mahal, Varanasi which is the spiritual home of India, and a few cities in between.
I think many people often neglect the things to do in New Delhi and tourists don’t realize the history that is found in the old capital of the Mughal Empire (New Delhi). The Mughals were the controlling force on the subcontinent of India & Pakistan for much of the 16th & 17th centuries (through early 18th century).
Shah Jahan, the man that commissioned the building of the Taj Mahal, reigned during this time.
There are a few things that I have learned about visiting India for the first time that you should know if you haven’t been. Firstly, you are either going to travel first class or cheap backpacker style, there is no in-between. Secondly, it pays to plan your trip well in advance or book everything through a travel agent if you want things to go (more) smoothly.
India is one of the largest bureaucracies in the world so it takes 10 times longer to get things done and if you think there is a way to travel that isn’t first class or cheap backpacker style you are highly mistaken. I have tried it several times to no availability and have had to choose the one that is more comfortable.