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Home to over a billion people, India is a vast country which captivates its visitors thanks to its diversity, friendliness and capacity to provide endless adventure.

The Golden Triangle acts as the gateway to the colourful sights of the wider Rajasthan region and incorporates the grandiose marble palace of the Taj Mahal, the fascinating history of Jaipur and the thriving capital city of Delhi. To the east, the holy site of Varanasi on the sacred Ganges River offers a fascinating glimpse of Indian spirituality. Meanwhile, the tea plantations of Darjeeling and the Himalaya region showcase a different side to northern India, where you can trek in the cool mountain air.

Further south, the lush green forests and backwaters of Kerala are perfect to explore by houseboat, whilst Goa remains the embodiment of alternative culture and the place to party on the staggeringly beautiful and colourful rollercoaster that is India.

 

What you’ll love most about India

  • Marvel at the exquisite beauty of the Taj Mahal, an iconic symbol of love and architectural masterpiece, with its white marble mausoleum and intricate carvings
  • Explore the vibrant Pink City of Jaipur, known for its majestic forts, palaces, and colourful bazaars, including the Amber Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal
  • Experience the spiritual energy of Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with its ghats along the Ganges River, ancient temples, and sacred rituals
  • Cruise through the tranquil backwaters of Kerala on a traditional houseboat, surrounded by lush greenery, coconut palms, and serene villages, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle
  • Relax on the sandy beaches of Goa, with its laid-back vibe, Portuguese colonial architecture, and vibrant nightlife, making it a popular destination for sunbathing, water sports, and beach parties
  • Find inner peace in Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the World, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, offering yoga retreats, meditation centres, and spiritual experiences along the banks of the Ganges River

Where to Book

  • Bengal tiger, India

  • Chennai's Hindu Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Tamil Nadu, South India

  • City palace, Idaipur, India

  • Leh's Pagong Tso Lake on the India-China border of Ladakh

  • On the backwaters of Kerala, India

  • Bangalore Palace, India

  • Historic Varanasi on the Ganges River

  • The Gateway of India viewed from Mumbai Harbour

  • Jodhpur's Blue City and Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 4

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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“At Just You, we’ve been crafting worldwide touring holidays specifically for solo travellers for over 20 years. There’s so much included in our tours: flights, accommodation (own rooms are guaranteed) and all breakfasts. We pack in amazing experiences, as well as free time to relax and explore. With expert Holiday Directors, we’re there for you throughout your trip.”

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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For more than 60 years, Travelsphere has been crafting amazing itineraries to destinations around the world. They take care of all the details so you don’t have to. From flights, hotels, the services of an expert Holiday Director, and a range of incredible experiences, each tour is designed to immerse you in local culture, cuisine and take you to explore all the very best sights.

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“We’re not your ordinary travel agency. We’re a community of travellers.
WeRoad was born to connect people, cultures and stories through that magical activity that we call ‘travelling’. We group people together and send them to live incredible adventures around the globe.”

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