India. A land of vibrance and colour, of rich heritage and unexpected delights. It’s a country that takes its celebrations as seriously as its worship and has great pride in its gastronomy. Step off the plane and prepare for a sensory overload: blaring car horns, lively markets, and aromatic spices that tickle your nose.
Between its delicious cuisine, varying by region and season, and its phenomenal ancient structures – the Taj Mahal and the Amer Fort to name just two – India offers something for every inspired traveller. And whether you dream of wandering the pink streets of Jaipur, or watching a sunrise wash over the ganges in sacred Varanasi, India will grip you with full force and refuse to let go. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit India.
India’s festival of lights is not to be missed What is Diwali? Diwali is celebrated throughout much of India in October or November, with the main celebrations taking place on the darkest night of the Hindu month. In the country's north, it's a five-day festival, while in the south, it's usually a one-day event. The...Read more
When you think of India, a splash of vibrant colours often pops into your mind. Holi brings that vision to life What is Holi? An ancient Hindu festival, Holi is celebrated with great exuberance across India and many non-Hindus eagerly participate in the festivities. Following the lunar calendar the festival is usuall...Read more
India is one of the most diverse countries on the planet, and a complete feast for the senses. But, when is the best time to go? India's huge size means that the weather varies significantly between popular travel destinations. The one thing it rarely is, is cold, thanks to the protection of the Himalayan mountains. A...Read more
So you're off to India! Here's what you need to pack before you embark on your India adventure Know the weather India is a vast country and the climate differs from region to region. For example, the north of the country experiences more extreme climates than the rest of India, so you can expect temperatures to reach 4...Read more
Walk in the footsteps of forgotten maharajas, Mughal rulers and generations of pilgrims as you explore seven of northern India’s fascinating historical sites The Hill Forts of Rajasthan Established during the long reign of the Rajputs between the 5th and 18th centuries, Chittorgarh Fort, Amer Fort, Gagron Fort, Kumbhal...Read more
South India is distinctly different from its northern counterpart and when it comes to food, it’s no different Idil, dosa, vada - oh my! Welcome to the flavours of South India. Idli (savoury, steamed rice cake), dosa (pancake), and vada (fried doughy fritters) are delicious snacks, native to India’s South and made from...Read more
Lying side by side, Old Delhi and New Delhi share one thing in common – a name India has always been proud of its diversity and its capital is a fine representation of this. Delhi is distinctly divided into two contrasting worlds – Old Delhi and New Delhi. Both have their own distinct characteristics and cultural style...Read more
India is a feast (and occasionally a full-frontal assault) for the senses. While every visitor will take away something different from this fascinating country, going in with a few simple things in mind will help first timers navigate their encounter Go with the flow Not everything in life goes to plan. Embrace this...Read more