Where to go in India, from Bengal tiger spotting to boarding a Darjeeling mountain train and coasting the life-blood canals of Kerala to chasing sun beams through Jaisalmer’s Golden City

Most visitors start in the urban, architectural capital of Delhi, leaving behind the cycle rickshaws and gilded temples for northern India’s beauty and history. Experience luxury tented camps in India’s wildlife reserves, weave through the magical alleyways of the Blue City of Jodhpur and wake up early for sunrise at the Taj Mahal. Rural areas promise a taste of authentic Indian life and cruises over Lake Pichola sail past opulent palaces, temples and Ghats. Central India’s Mumbai brings unmissable sacred caves and Bollywood city tours whereas Goa’s relaxed beaches are a whole new vibe. South-west Kerala’s emerald paddy fields give way to a network of backwaters and the peak of spirituality is reached in the Himalayas.

Our recommendations for the best places to visit in India

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With an estimated 16 million residents it is extraordinary that Delhi is only India's second largest city. The metropolis incessantly buzzes with life...

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Rajasthan holidays are like tumbling into a fairytale book. Tigers rule the wilderness and epic fortresses guard a blushing terracotta-pink city, wher...

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Mumbai is a diamond in the rough. It’s crammed with everything it takes to keep India’s richest city churning, only resting at the well-deserved weeke...

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It’s hard to decide what is the most relaxing part of a holiday to Kerala: the water lapping at the hull of your boat as you cruise through the canals...

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Varanasi & Khajuraho

The exotic city of Varanasi is the cultural and religious centre of North India. Explore labyrinthine streets that bustle with merchants peddling thei...

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Covering India’s most north eastern region are the epic landscapes of the world’s highest mountain range – the Himalayas. From the Golden Temple in th...

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Other Cities

It is no surprise that a country of India’s size that there are numerous cities which are well worth making a detour for. From the temple-filled citie...

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Agra will forever be associated with that great monument to love, the Taj Mahal and the impossibly beautiful building that hangs like a cloud over the...

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Calcutta (Kolkata)

Now officially renamed Kolkata, following the independence of India from British rule, Calcutta is the country's second largest city and is renowned a...

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Situated on India’s west coast, Goa offers a unique blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures with miles of long sandy beaches, colonial whitewashed chu...

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India Wildlife Reserves

India’s hectic and sprawling cities eventually give way to deserts, jungles and rolling hills where elusive creatures play hide and seek with wildlife...

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States & Cities of South India

South India is the perfect off-the-beaten-track alternative to the frenetic cities of the north. The coastal states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have r...

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