India is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, as well as having a deep cultural history with Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. It is a country of ancient faith, with a rich mythology that mingles with marvelous architecture and incredible food!
I’ve been to India twice – on a cultural tour of the ‘golden triangle’ in the north, from Delhi to Varanasi and back through Agra; and then cycling through the southwest through Karnataka and Kerala. Both times I have longed to return and it’s one of those countries I feel at home in.
The burning ghats of Varanasi feature in the opening scene of ARKANE thriller, Stone of Fire, and I returned to India for Destroyer of Worlds, a story that centers around the Brahmastra, a Hindu relic with the power of a nuclear weapon.
With so many religions rubbing shoulders, India is both a mystical and an unusual place to visit, so I’ve compiled a list of 13 of the most mysterious places in India.