Summary

Huge and beautiful, noisy and enchanting, colourful, maddening, dusty and completely magical. India is everything people always say it is. From its vast, arid centre to the lushness of the backwaters, and the magnificence of the Himalayas to the glories of the Western Ghats. India offers palaces, temples, forts, enchanting towns and unforgettable cities alongside elephants, tigers and a myriad of festivals.

Experiences

  • Marvel at the Taj Mahal
  • Search for tigers in Ranthambore
  • Watch the morning rituals on the Ganges at sunrise
  • Cruise the backwaters of Kerala
  • Relax on the beaches of Goa

Seasons

Running from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean, India’s climate encompasses several climatic regions.

Winter:  December to March sees the coldest months, with temperatures ranging from 12°C in the northwest to 23°C  in the southeast.
Summer: April to June is the ‘pre-monsoon’ season with May experiencing 40°C temperatures.
Monsoon: The humid southwest monsoon sweeps across the country from July to September, with the south experiencing the brunt.
Autumn: October to November is also known as post-monsoon season, has an abundance of clear, sunny skies.

Best time to go

The best time to visit India is during winter when the monsoons are over, and temperatures are bearable.

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Fast Facts

  • Capital – Delhi
  • Currency – Indian Rupee
  • Point of Entry – Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai
  • Airlines – British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Jet Airways
  • Flying Time – 8 hrs 10 mins
  • Time Zone – GMT + 4 1/2 hrs
  • Visa – Required - must be obtained in advance. The Indian E-Visa facility for UK nationals enables prospective visitors to gain entry to the country via 16 airports in India including: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Gaya, Jaipur, Lucknow, Tirchy, Varanasi, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Trivandrum. Important to note: This is not Visa on arrival, it is an E-Visa and visitors need to apply online before their travel to India. Kindly refer to this link for all the guidelines to understand the process, and apply to apply.

Insider tips

  • India is incredibly diverse. Rather than skimming the surface of the whole country on your first trip, choose one region and explore it properly.
  • Always travel with a sarong when exploring India, it can be quickly used to cover your head, shoulders or bare legs when visiting various monasteries, mosques and temples.

Agra


Chandigarh


Chennai


Goa


Gurgaon


Himalayas


Jaipur


Jodhpur


Kerala


Mumbai


Munnar


New Delhi


Pondicherry


Ranthambore


Udaipur

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