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Explore India holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | With its sumptuous mix of traditions, spiritual beliefs, festivals, architecture and landscapes, your memories of India will blaze bright long after as you have left its shores.

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Overview
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Climate
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Overview

Beaches fringed by the Indian Ocean, hectic but mesmerising cities, marble covered palaces and Kerala’s coconut coastline; holidays in India are a feast for the senses

The energy and spirit that dances through India comes from the first explosion of patchouli incensed balmy air to the second or third bizarre glimpse of a cow ambling along the road on your wild rickshaw journey into Delhi. There’s that breathtaking first sighting of the pink city of Jaipur and a spectacular sunrise view of the Taj Mahal. India holidays are all encompassing – one moment mouth-watering street food in Mumbai, the next a gastronomic feast in Udaipur; one day a cacophony of vibrant market shopping, Hindu temples and sacred statues, another a sedate afternoon cruising the Keralan backwaters. Imagine regal hotels clad in cool marble, cities built by Mughal emperors, undiscovered rural corners where you can share a cup of chai with locals and Rajasthan’s hectic but resplendent cities. Our hand-picked holidays to India take you on a journey of cultural riches from bold and beautiful sights to smaller pockets of this incredible country. Pop into your local store or give one our Personal Travel Experts a call to start creating your dream India holiday.

Timezone
GMT+4
Currency
AED dirhams
Flying Time
~7.5 hours

North India

•The climate is best from October to November and February to March, when the nights are cool and the days filled with mellow sunshine. •Delhi is hottest May to July (up to 42°C), however prices are lower and sights can be quieter. •Most of the rain falls between July and September.

South and Central India

• Peak season is during the winter months from November to February, when temperatures range from 23°C to 30°C. • Monsoon season is between May and October in Goa and from June to August in Kerala. • Summer temperatures aren’t as high as in northern India, although humidity is extreme. • The coast benefits from some cooling breezes.

India holiday highlights

There’s the playful nature of Rhesus Macaques in the Aravalli Hills, sun-bleached beaches in Goa and soothing sand dunes in the Thar Desert. Luxurious hotels overlooking the Taj Mahal wait for soft white marble to turn shades of amber come sunset and in Varanasi – said to be the oldest inhabited city on Earth – the sacred Ganges is every visitor’s pivotal point. A world away from here, in southern India, Cochin harbour’s famous row of Chinese fishing nets appears as a translucent marvel of strength. If there’s one city to fall in love with, it’s honeysuckle hued, marble-covered Udaipur. On the banks of crystal clear Lake Pichola the opulent side of India unfold as you sail past resplendent Rajput-era palaces. India is one of our favourite countries for touring holidays and if you’re a first-time visitor, a Golden Triangle tour is a wonderful way to see the rich variety of cultures the country is renowned for.

Where is India?

India is in south-central Asia surrounded by the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. Set off from the rest of Asia by the Himalayas and land bordered by Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Burma and Bangladesh, India is the seventh largest country in the world. Its capital is New Delhi and it has a diverse landscape of coastline, beaches, jungle and mountains.

Getting around

In larger cities and towns, the most convenient way to get around is by auto rickshaw, taxi or private car. Rickshaws can get hot and bumpy but offer a fantastic authentic experience. Public transport is frequent and affordable. As the meters are rarely turned on, it’s always best to negotiate the rate before embarking. In northern India travel in comfortable cars on newly built motorways and look out for the red BEST buses in Mumbai. Direct internal flights operate daily to most national cities, making it easy to get from one place to another quickly. If you prefer to travel by rail, daily Shatabdi trains can be used to travel between the most important destinations.

Shopping

The heady scent of cardamom pods, the vibrant colours of saris sashaying past and street food on every corner… the markets, shops and bazaars of India are fascinating places to people watch and a shoppers dream when it comes to textiles, handicrafts and concept stores. Expect to return with scarves, shawls and vintage fabrics homespun into innovative new designs. Don’t forget that haggling is a way of life at the markets and bazaars. Jaipur’s leather makers, weavers and jewellers have been around since the late 1700s so no wonder it’s famed as one of the best places to shop in the world. Interior designers flock here for wooden furniture, silk fabrics, leather sandals, fine jewellery and beautiful antique leheriya (traditional tie dye). Shop for exquisite marble in Agra and tea in both Darjeeling and Munnar.

Food & drink

Deliciously complex dishes vary in flavour depending on the region. Be prepared to have your taste buds tingled in a country where curry doesn’t taste at all like it does back home. Find fresh oysters dipped in coconut cream on the beaches of Goa, classic-style street food such as vada pav (fried potato wrapped in bread and chilli powder) at the markets of Mumbai and elaborate tasting menus in the grand hotels of Jaipur. Local dishes are laced with spices including chilli pepper, cardamom pods, cumin, turmeric and ginger. Southern India uses more coconut oil and northern India favours rich Naan bread and biryani dishes. In Kerala, mussels and crab are plucked fresh from the sea and cooked with delicious spices. Always make sure to drink bottled water, and no tap water or ice.

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The Complete Oman Tour Planned by Experts

  • Experience India’s spiritual side on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi or the city of temples Madurai
  • Seek out Asian elephants, Bengal tigers and other wildlife species in India’s National parks
  • The natural landscapes range from the Himalayas in the north to the beaches of Goa and Kovalam and Kerala’s backwaters in the south
  • The Golden Triangle – one of the world’s most well-travelled routes – encompasses India’s most visited cities Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • There's such a wide range of accommodation in India from historic havelis to sprawling spice plantations allowing you to immerse yourself in authetic Indian culture.
Hotels

Resorts & hotels in India

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Multi-Centres

Discover India multi-centres

The amount of choice in India may seem quite overwhelming – from the copious iconic sights in and around Delhi, Jaipur and Agra to the backwaters and beaches in the south via the vast desert landscapes of Rajasthan and the dramatic vistas in the Himalayan foothills. There is also the option to cross the border into the mountainous nation of Nepal, which boasts eight out of ten of the Earth’s highest mountains. New Delhi airport is the gateway to India’s north, with direct flights bound for these exotic Indian lands departing daily. Guests can also fly from the UK directly to Mumbai and, with just one connection, to a host of other Indian destinations. Direct internal flights operate daily between most of the nation’s major cities.
Things to do
Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal – a symbol of Love! Emperor Shah Jahan built this memorial for his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders in the world, located in the city of Agra. The monument of this magnificent beauty is impossible to describe in words. Therefore, it better to witness the beauty and love story of this monument by visiting here. There are a lot more things and places you can explore around Taj Mahal.

Dal Lake

kashmir is a Paradise on earth! Kashmir is popular for its scenery, lakes, rivers, and natural beauty. Your trip to India is incomplete without visiting the beautiful and gorgeous Dal Lake in Sri Nagar. It is one of the top tourist attraction in India. If you visit Dal Lake, do not forget to experience a ride on shikara. Shakira is basically a boat which offers you a comfortable ride in a lake and allows you to gaze the mesmerizing view around you.

Andaman

Explore the magical Andaman Islands with its beautiful beaches, crystal bluish green water, and scuba diving. This place is a must-see for the aqua lovers and those who love to experience underwater photography. People have a habit of coming back here again and again to cherish this beautiful heaven on earth. Maybe this is the reason Andaman islands is one of the famous tourist destinations in India.

Leh Ladakh

If you are seeking an adventurous trip with your buddies, no place could be better than exploring Leh Ladakh with your friends on a bike. Let’s enjoy the ride on the crazy winding road, spend some time with the locals, and enjoy the view from Desert Mountains. This adventurous journey is something you will cherish for a lifetime!

Insider Review
Language:

Hindi and English (English is widely spoken).

Passport and Visas:

A visa is required. From the 15th August 2015, UK nationals will be able to apply for an E-Visa for travel to India, simplifying the process of obtaining a visa. The E-Visa needs to be applied for online in advance of travel. The eVisa is Valid for 2 entries and travellers can apply for it up to 120 days prior to the date of entry into India.
Travellers with non-machine readable passports will be denied entry. A passport is machine readable when there are two lines of text as letters, numbers and chevrons printed at the bottom of the information page along with the bearer's photo. The majority of British passports issued in the UK are machine readable. British passports issued before 2006 or issued outside the UK may not be machine readable. 

Events & Festivals:

• January 26 – Republic Day. Honouring the Constitution of India coming into effect in 1950. This is a national holiday and there are parades and various cultural events throughout the country

• February – Carnival of Goa. Three days of celebration and festivity.
• March – Holi, the ‘Festival of Colours’, nationwide. Celebrated with riotous displays of fun and laughter.
• August – Punnamada Lake boat race, Kerala. Teams compete for the Nehru Trophy.
• September – Ganesh Chaturthi, Goa. Celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha.
• October/November – Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’, nationwide. Earthen lamps or candles are lit all over India and people exchange gifts.
• November – The Pushkar Mela, Pukshar, Rajasthan. A five-day festival of livestock trading and racing plus random competitions that include ‘most beautiful camel’ and ‘longest moustache’.

Tipping:

A service charge of 7-10% will usually be added to your bill. 20-50 rupees is recommended for hotel porters.

Climate

 

Mumbai - Average temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
17 18 21 24 26 26 25 25 24 23 21 18
Max (°C) 31 31 33 33 33 32 30 30 30 33 34 32
Min (°F) 63 64 70 75 79 79 77 77 75 73 70 64
Max (°F) 88 88 91 91 91 90 86 86 86 91 93 90
 
Mumbai - Sunshine
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hours 9 10 10 10 10 6 3 3 6 8 9 9
 
Chennai - Average temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min (°C) 20 21 23 26 28 27 26 26 25 24 23 21
Max (°C) 29 31 33 35 37 37 35 35 34 32 29 28
Min (°F) 68 70 73 79 82 81 79 79 77 75 73 70
Max (°F) 84 88 91 95 99 99 95 95 93 90 84 82
 
Mumbai - Sunshine
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hours 9 10 10 10 9 7 6 6 7 7 6 7
Inspiration
One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. “What’s happened to me? ” he thought. It wasn’t a dream. His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table – Samsa was a travelling salesman – and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm towards the viewer. Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad. “How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense”, he thought, but that was something he was unable to do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present state couldn’t get into that position. However hard he threw himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he wouldn’t have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt before. “Oh, God”, he thought, “what a strenuous career it is that I’ve chosen!

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