A melting pot of cultures, religions, cuisines, and people, there is little that hasn’t been said of this complicated nation. The perhaps most mythical, mystical land of all, it has invited countless explorers to discover it. The Crown Jewel, as the British referred to it, is the home of spice – 70 percent of seasoning spices are produced here. You’ll also find the daunting Himalayas, endless tea fields of Assam, and the backwaters of Kerala. There is no place like India. Visiting it is transformative and has inspired people from Steve Jobs to George Orwell. Come and experience it for yourself, the home of Mahatma Gandhi, the number zero, the mango, and the largest democracy in the world.