Destination Overview

India

A country that is replete with a variety of experiences – historical, adventurous, steeped in culture and tradition, full of natural wonders – a traveller cannot ignore India. From graceful architectural delights to dense wild forests and local interactions, India offers more than the traveller can imagine. From the iconic Taj Mahal to the majestic Bengal tigers, unravelling the mysteries of India is sure to leave an everlasting imprint on your mind.

Capital

New Delhi

Language

Hindi

Time

GMT +5

Religion

Hinduism

Currency

Rupee

Population

1.3 Billion

International Airports

New Delhi. Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Weather

India’s weather varies greatly throughout the country. In the north, from October to April warm, rain-free days make it a pleasant time to travel. Overnight temperatures are very cold during December and January while days remain beautifully mild. South of Mumbai the tropical climate brings hot, humid days except in the highlands where temperatures are cooler. From June to September, the country experiences the ‘green’ season with most of the rainfall occurring during this time.

Top Highlights

Historic Architecture

Best known for the Taj Mahal, India’s architectural wonders off er a rich insight into the country’s past. The hilltop forts, intricate royal palaces and ancient stepwells have stood the test of time and are truly awe-inspiring.

Local Colour

India is a land of dazzling colour. Beautiful fl owing saris contrast against the desert sands, village walks reveal bustling markets and locals welcome you into their homes to sip chai. Be amazed at every corner.

Wildlife & Scenery

Spot tigers in Ranthambore National Park and elephants in Nagarhole National Park. Discover India’s diverse natural scenery from the deserts of Rajasthan in the north to the lush Western Ghats of the south.

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Spice of the South

Visit to DakshinaChitra – Which showcases “A Picture of the South“. It is an exciting cross cultural living museum of art, architecture, lifestyles and crafts of South India. Walk through the French Quarter of Pondicherry, which will leave you spellbound…

£ 2,188
Iconic India

Experience Old Delhi on a rickshaw ride tour to see the way of life. Experience the life of this ancient city, Varanasi on a boat ride with traditional flute artist. Wander through the Ghats of Varanasi and enjoy local snacks…

£ 3,179

Top Places to Visit

Delhi

A city which has been the seat of power of several empires for about a millennium. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times, and interestingly, a number of its destroyers have also been its rulers. Delhi today is a potpourri of two distinct cultural lineages—Old Delhi and New Delhi. Juxtaposed against the immaculately planned New Delhi created by the British Raj, Old Delhi, which was once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinthine network of lanes and by lanes with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques.

South India

Lush green spices, tea, and coffee plantations on the hills with different hues of blue sky shaping the sky fill your heart is what you get in South India. The grandeur of the Dravidian style of architectural marvels like the temples of Mahabalipuram, Palakkad, Hampi, and Chola Temple, among many others, is a sight to behold. South India is a treasure of peace, scenic views, nature’s ecstasy, and ancient India’s glory. Therefore, often travel to South India is said to be the the best travel destinations in India.

East India

Life in the eastern plains of India mainly revolves around the holy Ganges water and the mighty Brahmaputra, offering a different world in India. You can explore the beautiful and relatively untouched sites of eastern India, depicting culture and charm in their true form. Drenched with tea gardens, beautiful lush green hills, fascinating wildlife sanctuaries, vast Himalayan views, impressive temples, and Buddhist sites, Eastern India has many beautiful things to make your trip memorable.

Mumbai

Or Bombay is a vibrant and pulsating cosmopolitan that represents the face of modern India. A cluster of seven islands that was presented to King Charles II as dowry in 1661, Mumbai today has become the economic capital of the country with thriving markets and business houses. The coexistence of several different communities here reflects the multi-ethnic identity of this city that never sleeps. Although Mumbai mirrors changes brought about by liberalization and modernization, at its core it remains a city steeped in its culture and tradition.

North India

From the mesmerizing beauty of Kashmir to the royal splendors of Rajasthan. From the most classic symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, to the holiest river of all, the Ganges. From the soaring Himalayas of Ladakh to the beautiful villages of Uttarakhand, North India is truly is a treasure trove of endless nature, authentic cultural immersions, and a collection of experiences filled with tranquility.

Central India

A region that gives you a glimpse into the country’s magnificent wildlife, rich heritage, and architectural splendors whilst creating a colorful amalgamation of culture, cuisine, and tradition. From the prehistoric site of Bhimbetka to erotic Temples at Khajuraho, ancient sites at Orchha, and mesmerizing Buddhist sites at Sanchi, the finest of ancient civilization can be seen here. For wildlife enthusiasts, the tiger-rich forests of Pench, Bandhavgarh, and Kanha are the go-to places. The region also has a quaint and beautiful hilly town of Mandu, famous for its ruins and serenity. If you have an inclination towards spirituality, the contemplative towns of Maheshwar and Omkareshwar are a must-visit.

Kolkata

A city that is referred to as the “Cultural Capital” or “Literary Capital” of India. The name Kolkata was derived from the Bengali word Kolikata, the name of one of the three villages that predated the arrival of the British in this area. The commercial, cultural, and educational center of East India, the place is known for its literary, artistic and revolutionary heritage. Under the British Raj, Kolkata served as the capital of India until 1911, when perceived geographical drawbacks and apparent political turmoil led to shifting of the capital to New Delhi.

Western India

From the hippie Goa to the colorful, vibrant, and rustic Gujarat, visiting the Western region of India will take you to a worthy spot at every corner. From the hustle life of the country’s financial capital, Mumbai, to the more relaxed travel through the union territory of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, every passing day of your vacation, you are bound to spend them in heaven!

North East India

The Northeastern region of India offers an astonishingly diverse assortment of natural and cultural wonders. Varied climates and landscapes found throughout its reaches are spread along with Bhutan, Tibet, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. When you travel to Northeast India, there is so much to explore and experience. Here one can find around 220 different ethnic groups and many different dialects. The varying art, dance, religious practices, history, and architecture unfold an exciting way to reflect the diversity of this region. This land indeed is very different from the rest of India.

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