Read the text about India.
The magic of India.
Have you ever been having trouble deciding whether to go on a beach or a city holiday? The best solution is to combine the two and go to India.
Why not begin your holiday in New Delhi, the nation’s busy capital? As a first-time visitor, you can expect to be shocked by your first impressions of this fascinating city. The noisy mixture of car horns and street sellers loudly advertising their goods, as well as the sight of street children begging at the traffic lights often puts tourists off. However, there is much more to New Delhi than this.
New Delhi is rich in historic sights. One of the most famous of these is the Red Fort, where you can visit the bazaar at the entrance and gaze at the beautiful red sandstone architecture of the fort itself. Another building that you certainly shouldn’t miss is the Rashtrapati Bhavan. This presidential home with 340 rooms is surrounded by acres of attractive gardens. If you want a break from sightseeing, the best thing you can do is visit Connaught Place. In this shopping centre, you can buy beautiful clothes in the many boutiques or have a delicious meal in one of the restaurants.
When you have tired yourself out exploring New Delhi, you can spend the second half of your holiday in Goa. Don’t forget to head for Palolem Beach, as this is the ideal spot for enjoying the spectacular Goan sunset. The beach is on a quiet island, so you will be guaranteed a peaceful and relaxing time. If you want to check out the local wildlife, there are a number of sanctuaries around the resort. Visit the Bondla Sanctuary and see lions and snakes. You can even have an elephant ride.
India’s major cities and beach resorts offer many truly magical experiences. Travel to India and enjoy a holiday with a difference.
Choose true or false:
1. New Delhi is rich in historic sights.
2. Rashtrapati Bhavan is the royal family home with 340 rooms.
3. You can have an elephant ride if you visit the Bondla Sanctuary.
Virginia Evans, Neil O'Sullivan. Click on 3. Newbury: Express Publishing, p.165