Gap Years and Backpacking in India

Countries  »  India

Top 10 Experiences in India
Gemma Knight tells us about her top 10 experiences in India
Why Travel to India?
Discover just why you should travel to India
Top 10 Indian Eats
Uncover a new cuisine and a new world of food
Finding Forts on the Rickshaw Run
Check out Warrick Howard's photos of the Rickshaw Run in 2012
Want to Talk about India?
Jump on the message boards and get chatting to your fellow gappers!

India (Hindi: भारत), is the largest country in the Indian Subcontinent and shares borders with six fascinating countries including Pakistan, China and Burma. Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia are all close by too – making India a great choice for your gap year.

It’s the seventh largest country in the world by area and, with over a billion people, is second only to China in population. If you visit India on your gap year you’ll be rewarded with extreme diversity in geography, climate, culture, language and ethnicity. Vibrant, crazy and fascinating are all words often used to describe beautiful India – with a rich heritage and a wealth of fascinating religions and ethnography, a gap year in India will open your innocent eyes to the world.

Make sure to take a camera, and a strong constitution - they don't call it Delhi Belly for nothing!

Map of India