Culture & Beauty in India: Relaxation & Reflection

Bill Lynch, a Largay Travel advisor, recently spent 10 days in India to learn more about meditation and the culture. Upon his return Bill stated, “It was a lesson in being have compassion for people that don’t have a lot. Being caring, compassionate, and humble within oneself are some core practices of mediation". 

Lynch attended the Vipassana Meditation Center in Massachusetts where he meditated for 10 days straight two years ago. After the program, Lynch got interested in teaching it. He met with Julie Wallace, the owner of Bloom Yoga in Southington, CT, and asked to start a class. He’s now been teaching there twice a week for the past year.

Here's Bill's list of the Top 5 places to visit in India...

1. New Delhi, Jama Masjid: India’s largest Mosque, which was built in 1656 by Emperor Shah Jahan and took six years and 5,000 workers to construct. In New Delhi you can also see the impressive India Gate, the President’s house and other government buildings.

2. Agra, Taj Mahal: This amazing structure was built as a tribute to the queen of Emperor Shah Jehan and is known as one of the seven wonders of the world. It’s beauty is shown as the sun rises and sets, giving off many colors.

3. Jaipur, The Amber Fort: This area took over two centuries to build and is still standing today! It is a complex collection of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens, and temples.

4.  Dera Amer, Elephant Safari: An exciting adventure that takes place within the Elephant’s own habitat along the Aravali Range and the reserved forest. It is also possible you will encounter other animals such as wolves or hyenas on this adventure.

5. Mumbi: There are so many great things to see here I couldn't pick just one. First, there is the Gateway to India, which was the way travelers got to the Indian shores during the heyday of the British Raj. It also became the exit point of the British troops after India gained independence in 1947. There is also Crawford Market, which holds vendors of all kinds selling fresh produce, flowers, fish and exotic birds. And, the famous railway station Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, which is enclosed in the Victoria Terminus building. This is now the busy headquarters of the Central Railway where over 1,000 trains and two million passengers pass through the station daily. 

For more information and to book adventures in India, contact Bill Lynch at or call 1-888-632-2660. 

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