Somewhat naive about Indias rich cultural and historical past, i thought it best to educate myself about the origin of such a vast Sub continent. Although preparing myself for a course which focuses mostly on the British reign of India, I chose books which covered both India's spiritual and political beginnings. Below I've reviewed those publications I chose before starting my journey.
It's vast, there's no denying it, but when I was offered an opportunity to study in India it was unthinkable to refuse it. I have been pining to visit for years, my gap year plans centred around touring the immense country, so I feel incredibly lucky to not only have the chance to visit, but also study in India. I received confirmation of my place on the Science and Culture in British India course at IISER Pune in May and have been planning my departure ever since. Despite being a former colony of the British Empire, entry for British citizens is just as nightmare-ish as for all other nationalities. It feels as though you've accomplished a qualification after finishing the visa application, a task which took a month alone to complete.
It should be known that my organisation skills are just as poor as my time-keeping, so it's fair to say I have learnt alot preparing for this trip, here are some tips I've picked up for organising a trip to India: