Contrary to what I expected, India is not a country you see, is a country you feel. You have no choice (yes, it will be uncomfortable at times) but to get out of your hard shell of western comforts and open up. In only 1 visit, this is all what India did for me:
I had to pinch myself to confirm it was true. Had I really won a month of India travel through a contest called "You Wander We Pay?"
In January of this year, as a gift to myself, I attended a spiritual adventure throughout North India with my beloved friend and mentor. Having traveled to this spectacular land before, I knew the experience was going to be extraordinary, but I was quite unprepared for the depth of my inner journey.
If you are camping next to a river, where a party with loud music is going all night, you could be in a couple of locations. You could be in California during spring break or you could be in India during the Kumbh Mela. If your neighbors at the river are sober, respectful, Hindu, and there are millions you are at the Kumbh Mela.