Caressed by the waters of the Arabian Sea (west), Indian Ocean (south), Bay of Bengal (east) and bounded by the mighty Himalayan mountain chain to the north, the Indian subcontinent forms the backbone of south Asia. The country is unfathomably vast and is also one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries on the planet. India quite simply, has it all.
India’s shape is roughly triangular, narrowing to its apex at the tip of south India where it meets the waters of the Indian Ocean. A narrow bottleneck of land called the Siliguri corridor connects the main Indian landmass with the more remote northeastern region, which is itself comprised of seven sister states. India shares its political borders with Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, China and Myanmar.
Around 8.89 million foreign tourists visited India in 2016 and in fact the number of annual visitors has been steadily climbing over the past few years. Because India is so incredibly diverse, there are an endless number of lures and attractants for foreigners. People are drawn in by the majestic, other-worldly landscapes of its deserts and the sacred Himalayan mountains, dramatic plunging waterfalls, national parks with abundant wildlife and jeep Safari tours, sun-kissed beaches of the Arabian sea coastline with their picture perfect sunsets, mysterious rock-cut cave temples, crumbling ancient ruins, impressive hilltop fortresses, grandiose palaces, exquisite architecture, extraordinary Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries, diverse cultures, ethnicities and religions (Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism) and so much more. India has a palpable undercurrent of spirituality, which imbues every aspect of daily life and it is this raw energy that makes the country so addictive to newcomers.
India is where our journey originally began in 2015 and we travelled there continuously for 6 months during our first trip. Unfortunately, we weren’t producing videos back then so we didn’t record any footage of that extraordinary adventure.
However, we returned to India again in 2016 for 1 month and this time we recorded our incredible experience in Cherrapunji, a highland plateau of caves, waterfalls and living root bridges located in the remote northeastern part of India.