There are a multitude of unique experiences in India that ensure an unforgettable visit. From the vibrant and bustling markets and extravagant festivals to the serenity of a mountain retreat, India is a destination that will touch your soul.
India’s coastline extends over 7 500 km (4 660 miles), with the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal each lapping its shores. Its neighbours include Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
India boasts a great variety of landscapes, from the Himalaya Mountains to the deserts of Rajasthan, the dense jungles of central India and the golden beaches of the south.
Enjoy breathtaking architecture and urban vibe in Delhi, the spectacular forts of Jaipur/Jodhpur and Udaipur, and the famous Taj Mahal.
Experience the Luxury Train - Maharaja Express
From India's largest port city to the colourful attractions of Kochi, Kerala's tranquil backwaters and Mararikulam's pristine beaches.
It is essential that adequate travel insurance be taken out prior to departure. This should cover any medical situation such as hospitalisation, as well as cancellation, curtailment of arrangements and baggage. When you travel with &Beyond, you are automatically covered by our emergency evacuation insurance. This guarantees emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital should you suffer either severe illness or injury. This does not cover the cost of treatment once in hospital and in no way replaces your normal travel insurance. There are certain medical exclusions. Please advise us of any existing conditions in advance in order to arrange cover, subject to our insurer’s approval. Please contact us for further details.
- India has 1.2 billion people and is the worlds largest democracy.
- India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world dating back 5 000 years.
- India has 36 Unesco World Heritage Sites for visitors to enjoy.
- The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.
- The Holy city of Varanasi, also known as Benaras, is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
Up to 40 degrees Celsius (105 degrees Fahrenheit)
Daytime winter temperatures are comfortable, although often quite chilly at night.
March to September are generally thought of as the summer/monsoon months, while winter is from mid October to February.
- Best time to travelThe best time to experience India's cultural and wilderness areas are from October to March, when the weather is pleasant across most parts of the country.
- Traveling with childrenWith its many diverse landscapes and attractions, India is an excellent destination for family travel.
- Guest SafetyPlease do not drink tap water, always use bottled water for drinking. It is always prudent to avoid displaying valuable items in public.
- Flying to IndiaThe major gateways into India are New Delhi in the North, Mumbai (Bombay) in the West, Bangalore and Chennai in the South and Calcutta in the East.
- LanguageIndia has over 22 languages spoken across its 28 States and 7 Union Territories. However English and Hindi are its official languages.
- CurrencyIndian Rupee
- WildlifeWild tigers, asiatic lion, leopard, wild dogs, sloth bear, asiatic rhino's, elelphants, the gaur and many other deer and monkey species. India is also home to close to 5 000 species of birds.
Bandhavgarh National Park is renowned for being one of India’s highest concentrations of tigers.
Kanha National Park boasts the ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey species.
Panna National Park is one of the most pristine, quiet and beautiful wilderness areas in India.
A spectacular natural reserve set among typical Central Indian teak jungle, Pench offers a quiet and secluded game viewing experience.