Of course, people love free stuff, especially on holiday in a new country. Fortunately, plenty of the best things in India won’t cost you anything at all. Here are the top free things to do in India.
01. Enjoy a Festival
As a spiritual country, there are numerous free festivals that are held throughout the year which offer a unique way of seeing Indian culture at its best. You can experience dancing with Lord Ganesh in the streets during Ganesh Chaturthi fest, throwing colored dust all over people on Holi fest, watching beautiful fireworks displays at Diwali fest, seeing camels converge on Pushkar during the camel fair, and admiring the floral displays during Onam. Each Indian festival is exquisite and unforgettable!
02. Visit a Temple
If you love to join spiritual journey, India’s temples are the perfect choice which is magnificant in their construction, with so much intricate details such as the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, the Haji Ali mosque in Mumbai, the Galta Monkey Temple in Jaipur, Buddhist Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, and so much more.
Besides temples, there are numerous holy Hindu places are free to offer visitors such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi, etc. And if you visit Ganga, be sure to join the evening candlelit Ganga aarti prayer ceremonies by the river.
03. Admire Indian Art
Art lovers outthere must remember to visit Kolkata – the cultural capital of India where you can find the Academy of Fine Arts on Cathedral Road absorbing which is one of the oldest art societies in India. You can also participate in a fascinating journey through the Gallery of Contemporary Art, and carpet museum. You must also visit Mumbai where home to a dedicated arts precinct called Kala Ghoda (Black Horse), between Colaba and the Fort and art galleries, with the most famous one is the Jehangir Art Gallery. In these galleries, you will find many interesting displayed works by Indian artists.
04. Learn About Indian History
If you are an enthusiastic learner and want to study the
history of India, let visit Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi. He is referred to as the
“Father of the Nation” who has a special place in Indian history for
his efforts in facilitating the country’s freedom. You will be shown the
exact spot where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, the house
where he lived for 144 days up before his passing.
In Mumbai, you can visit the engrossing Mani Bhavan museum where Gandhi stayed from 1917-1934 in which you’ll find the room that Gandhi occupied, his picture gallery, and the terrace where he was arrested on January 4, 1932.