Well I would not agree with that, puddin. I was there for 3 weeks and travelled 8000 miles by train over much of India(it's vast, so it would take months to see it all). There is incredible poverty, with begging happening almost everywhere you will be going. However, there are many serenely beautiful places and there is an interesting culture so different from anywhere else on the globe. If you go to India, you will be entranced by the beautiful places and you have to brace yourself for the poverty and the congestion of the major cities. To get the beauty you have to live with the negatives. We get a little bit of the beauty on The Amazing Race, but what India has is really spectacular. It will not be found at Bollywood or in the markets of Delhi and most surely not in Kolkata and not in downtown Chennai. Try Agra, try Jaipur, try Udaipur, try Goa, try the temples south of Chennai, try the majesty of Varanasi. There are hundreds of places, not you won't typically find them in the metropolitan areas where World Race Productions has set the race courses.