I agree with Mat. I have travelled in both India and China (admittedly India was a while ago) and I found India to be on a different scale of poverty than anywhere else I have experienced, including Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines rural, South Africa and China. It was VERY "in your face" and very hard to deal with. I agree - Indian food is fabulous and I'd like to see more of the tourist attractions (I was working there), but any trip advice that does not let folks know about the poverty is lacking. For those folks who are not widely travelled, India is one heck of a culture shock (both positives and negatives).