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.
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- India has 1.2 billion people and is the worlds largest democracy.
- It 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.
The city of Agra is home to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The most popular port of entry for visitors to India, Delhi offers a fascinating mixture of old and new.
Bandhavgarh National Park is renowned for being one of India’s highest concentrations of tigers.
From scheduled flights and transfers to self-drives and public transport, find out more on how to travel around India.
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