Taj Mahal as the sun rises, India
There is much more to India holidays than sunny skies and tasty cuisine; the abundance of history, culture and art displayed across this idyllic country make it the trip of a lifetime. Ancient rituals and heritage buildings mingle with glamorous Bollywood, making for a diverse experience.
Many call this land home, and the result is a cultural melting pot that will surprise and delight you at every turn. Take India’s intelligent rail system, offering a remarkable experience by displaying earthly and blissful views of the varied landscapes that fill this picturesque country. Marvel at the intricate architecture found at traditional Indian temples; explore the art at the impressive Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple in Tamil Nadu, or inspect the flamboyant carvings in the Khajuraho temple.
Famous places to visit include the spectacular golden triangle, where you will visit New Delhi with its inspiring Sikh temples, before moving south to see the extraordinary palaces and forts in Rajasthan. Immerse yourself in the thriving city atmosphere on every corner in Mumbai, India’s financial centre and the hub of Bollywood film production. The famous marble mausoleum – the Taj Mahal – welcomes thousands of visitors each year to Agra. This impressive tomb was built to honour the favoured wife of the emperor, Shah Jahan; it’s one of the many reasons to visit India, with its picturesque surroundings, iconic walkway and historical importance.
Marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal, as impressive in real life as the photos suggest
Cruise through the backwaters on a traditional Keralan rice barge, soaking up the relaxed way of life
Spot tigers, leopards, deer and hyenas at the many National Parks
Go tea-tasting and understand the history of India's tea industry
Capital City: New Delhi
Language: Hindi and English
Currency: Indian rupee
Time difference: GMT + 4.5 hours
Flight time: 8.5 hours to New Delhi
India Trip Ideas
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Places to go in India
From the snowy peaks of the mighty Himalayas to the tropical backwaters of Kerala, India is as sprawling as it is diverse. From deserts to mountains and beaches to the jungle, the dramatic terrain is peppered with enough points of interest, including holy temples and ancient forts, to keep any keen culture vulture busy. Head to Delhi and explore one of the oldest cities in the world. Marvel at Humayun’s Tomb - built 60 years before Agra's Taj Mahal and said to have inspired it.
If romance is on your mind, a trip to Udaipur – built around the beautiful Lake Pichola – offers it up by the boatload. For the best brew of your life head to Darjeeling and sip a cup of the good stuff in this peaceful hill town. To experience something remarkable head to the city of Varanasi on the river Ganges and watch pilgrims wash away their sins. It’s a fascinating cultural experience that will stay with you forever.
Nature lovers will be in their element here. Go tiger spotting in many of the country’s National Parks. Our top pick is Pench which is rumoured to be the setting for Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book! Got a few ideas about where you’d like to go or need some help? Call our Travel Designers now: 020 3510 5777
Things to do in India
It’s the unique experiences which make a VIVID trip special, and here are just some of the things you can do during your trip to India. Experience the real country beyond the obvious, whether it’s enjoying a morning yoga class facing the Taj Mahal, eating your way through some of Delhi's best street food at Chandi Chowk bazaar, or heading into the Letchmi hills for a trek through tea plantations, grasslands and lush forests to enjoy idyllic views. To incorporate your favourite experiences into your dream trip, or learn more about the itineraries that we can create bespoke to you, just give our Travel Designers a call: 020 3510 5777
Map of India
When to go to India
|Golden Triangle & Rajasthan|
|Uttar & Madhya Pradesh|
|Kerala & South India|
|Central India & the National Parks|
|Mumbai & Goa|
Golden Triangle & Rajasthan
Uttar & Madhya Pradesh
Kerala & South India
Central India & the National Parks
Mumbai & Goa