Immerse yourself in this vibrant, colourful country

A spiritual and intoxicating country, India is home to millions of people, mountainous, desert and coastal landscapes, and some of the world’s largest and culturally diverse cities. Somewhat of an enigma, this is a nation that is constantly changing and embracing the modern world, yet maintaining the cultures, customs and beliefs of old. It’s frenetic, brash, vibrant and brilliant, and on just one trip you may only scratch the surface of this incredible country but it will leave you coming back for more.

  • There's such a wide range of accommodation in India from historic havelis to sprawling spice plantations allowing you to immerse yourself in authetic Indian culture
  • The Golden Triangle – one of the world’s most well-travelled routes – encompasses India’s most visited cities Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • Experience India’s spiritual side on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi or the city of temples Madurai
  • Seek out Asian elephants, Bengal tigers and other wildlife species in India’s National parks
  • The natural landscapes range from the Himalayas in the north to the beaches of Goa and Kovalam and Kerala’s backwaters in the south

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +5½ hours

Capital:

New Delhi

Currency:

Rupee

Flying time to destination:

Delhi (north): 9 hours; Calcutta (east): 10 hours; Cochin (south): 10 hours; Mumbai (west): 9 hours

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