View of the Taj Mahal across the river.

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What really sets a trip of a lifetime apart from just a trip is that it changes the way you see the world, forever. To me, a trip of a lifetime relates to an experience you’ll never again be able to emulate. The destination might be somewhere you know you’ll only get to see once, perhaps because it’s far away or expensive to get to. The style of travel might also be something special—for example, most of my travel is of the budget variety, so a luxury cruise for me might be a trip of a lifetime, even if it’s to a destination I’ve seen many times before.

Once you’ve been to India, you’ll never see the world in the same way again.There’s an old adage that most people who have been to India are familiar with. It goes something like, “There are two types of people in this world: those who have been to India and those who haven’t.” Once you’ve been to India, you’ll never see the world in the same way again. I know my adoration for India makes me a bit biased, but there is truly nowhere else like it on Earth. It’s one of the most history-rich places I’ve ever been, and the “Golden Triangle” of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) has some of the most stunning, varied, and well-preserved architecture I have ever come across, anywhere.

The Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the world’s most romantic and stunning monument to love and easily one of the most iconic structures in the world. Plus, once you’re in the region, you can easily go on a tiger safari, spend a weekend at a yoga retreat, or immerse yourself in the urban life of Delhi, one of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing cities.