India is a country that is more than just a destination.
It is a place that evokes a range of emotions in visitors. From the romance of
the Taj Mahal to the valour of Rajasthan’s forts, the exuberance of Gujarat’s
festivals, the peace of Kerala’s backwaters, and the spirituality of the Holy
Ganges, India is a heady concoction of emotions. Luxury India holidays offer an
irresistible mix of exciting safaris, vibrant city tours, historic monuments,
awe-inspiring landscapes, and generous servings of regional cuisines.
One of the main reasons to visit India is to experience the
Golden Triangle. This luxury India tour showcases the beautiful monuments of
the capital city, the alluring Taj Mahal, and the majestic forts and palaces of
Jaipur. It is a great way to start your journey in India and get a taste of the
country’s rich history and culture.
If you are planning a family holiday in India, then you
should add the country’s national parks to your itinerary. Ranthambore, Kanha,
and Corbett National Park are some of the best places to experience the
wildlife of India. You can step into the pages of ‘The Jungle Book’ and come
face to face with Sher Khan, the ruler of India’s dense forests.
India is also a great place to find peace amid the chaos.
Varanasi is one of India’s oldest and holiest cities, and it is a great place
to explore its labyrinth of narrow streets, imbibe its strong spiritual vibe,
and reflect on your journey as you float down the Ganges River on a hand-rowed
For those looking for a beach holiday in India, Kerala’s
backwaters, Goa’s sandy beaches, and Andaman’s fiery sunsets provide the
perfect break from the country’s crowds. You can set sail in a houseboat on the
tranquil backwaters at Alleppey, or find yourself a strip of sand in Goa and
bask under the warm Indian sun.
If you are looking for offbeat adventures, then head to Leh
and Ladakh. Here, you can experience colourful prayer flags, Buddhist
monasteries, and breathtaking mountains capes. You can also speak to our travel
consultants and add Sri Lanka or Nepal to your itinerary. Journey Experts
offers a range of luxury holiday destinations that are perfect for those
looking for a unique and unforgettable experience.
Experience the diverse and vibrant country of India with
our tailor-made multi centre holidays. From the bustling cities to the serene
tea plantations and golden beaches, we offer a range of itineraries to suit
your preferences. Our Destination Specialists are here to help you create your
perfect holiday, whether you want to pair two Indian cities, tour the famous
Golden Triangle or combine your trip with another country.
For an unforgettable taste of India, we recommend our
Golden Triangle and Goa Beach Multi Centre. This two-week trip takes you on a
journey through the history and culture of northern India, visiting iconic
landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and Red Fort, before ending with six nights on
the stunning beaches of Goa. Alternatively, if you prefer to explore the
natural beauty of India, our Eastern Himalayas Adventure is the perfect
itinerary for you. Visit Buddhist monasteries, ride the colonial railway and discover
the luscious tea plantations of the region.
If you want to experience the best of both worlds, why not
pair your multi centre holiday in India with Sri Lanka? Our 17 day India and
Sri Lanka Multi Centre allows you to compare and contrast the two countries,
experiencing their similarities and differences. Begin your trip by touring
India’s Golden Triangle, before heading to Sri Lanka to explore the tea
plantations, jungles and beaches of this beautiful country.
No matter what your preferences are, our Destination
Specialists are here to help you create your perfect multi centre holiday in
India. Contact us today to start planning your dream trip.
Best time to visit India
With cooler temperatures and drier weather conditions, the
best time to visit India is from October to March. The period from December to
March is the most popular time to travel to India. The months of October and
November also present conducive weather for sightseeing and colourful festivals
to be part of. The only exception to this rule is the Himalayas which are best
visited between June and October.
Best time to visit India – By season
Winter/Dry period – While temperatures differ quite
significantly from region to region, winter, which runs from November to
February, is the best time of year to visit India. In the North, in places such
as New Delhi and Jaipur, daytime temperatures are in the low to mid-20s, while
night-time readings can drop into the single digits. In the south, temperatures
are slightly warmer, but conditions are great for sightseeing. In places such as Gulmarg in Kashmir and Auli
in Uttarakhand, snow blankets the mountains, presenting perfect conditions for
skiing and a magical winter holiday. In some parts of the Himalayas, the
weather is bitterly cold, and snowfall can affect travel plans.
During the summer season in India, which typically lasts
from April to June or July, temperatures can reach up to 40°C in cities like
Chennai and Rajasthan. It is advisable to limit sightseeing to the morning and
evening hours due to the hot and dry weather conditions. However, this season
is ideal for wildlife viewing, making it the best time to visit India for this
activity. For those seeking relief from the heat, the charming hill stations of
Shimla, Manali, and the beautiful region of Kashmir offer a cool and refreshing
The monsoon season in India starts in late May or June and
lasts until September. Popular tourist destinations like Goa, Kerala, Mumbai,
and some Northeastern states are affected by heavy downpours and high humidity
during this time. However, it is also the best time to witness the lush
greenery of Kerala and Goa. It is worth noting that not all parts of the
country experience monsoons during these months. If you have a desire to visit
or trek in the Himalayas, June to September is the perfect time to do so.
Additionally, this period is highly recommended for a trip to Ladakh.
For those planning to explore the Golden Triangle,
consisting of New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, the best time to visit is from
October to March. During these months, the weather is pleasant, with cool and
dry conditions. If you have your sights set on Goa, the winter months from
November to March are the most favorable. Goa's Carnival and New Year
festivities attract visitors from around the world during December and January.
During this period, the days are dry, the sun shines brightly, and temperatures
hover around the low 30s.
Kerala, known for its natural beauty and serene backwaters,
is best explored during the months of December and January. These months offer
pleasant weather and are ideal for experiencing the state's vibrant culture and
picturesque landscapes. However, if you don't mind occasional rain showers,
September, October, and November also provide a great opportunity to discover
Rajasthan, with its majestic forts and palaces, is a
destination that should be visited during the winter months of December to
February. The pleasant weather during this time allows for comfortable
exploration of the state's architectural wonders. While Rajasthan does not
experience a harsh monsoon, the summer months can be scorching with
temperatures soaring above 40°C. For a more enjoyable sightseeing experience,
October, November, and March offer favorable conditions.
Ladakh, a region known for its stunning Buddhist
monasteries and breathtaking mountain ranges, is best visited from June to
September. Unlike the rest of the country, Ladakh experiences clear blue skies
and comfortable temperatures around 20°C during this period. This makes it an
ideal time to immerse yourself in the region's spiritual heritage and witness
its awe-inspiring natural beauty.
When preparing for a trip to India, it is important to
consider the climate and dress accordingly. The country's heat and humidity
require breathable and loose-fitting clothing, such as cotton and linen tops,
dresses, skirts, and trousers. It is also advisable to cover your shoulders and
knees, especially when visiting religious sites.
In terms of footwear, comfortable sandals or walking shoes
are essential for sightseeing. To protect yourself from the sun, it is
recommended to carry a scarf, hat, and sunglasses. If you are traveling to the
northern part of India during the winter, be sure to pack a sweater or warm
jacket for chilly nights, as temperatures in the Himalayas can drop to freezing
or sub-zero levels.
Lastly, if your itinerary includes a beach destination,
don't forget to pack swimsuits, cover-ups, and sunscreen. By considering these
factors and packing accordingly, you can ensure a comfortable and enjoyable
trip to India.
Discover the many facets of India on a tailor made holiday
through this incredible country. Call or write to us and get started on an
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things to do in India
With opulent palaces, majestic mountains, awe-inspiring
temples, and exceptional culinary heritage, our curated selection of
experiences in India captivates the senses. Immerse yourself in the country's
remarkable diversity, as we unveil a collection that epitomizes its grandeur
Here is our
list of the top things to do in India
Indulge in the allure of the Taj Mahal, an
iconic symbol of love and devotion. Marvel at the exquisite blend of Islamic,
Indian, and Persian architecture, adorned with intricate inscriptions and
artwork. Wander through the expansive gardens, capturing the Taj Mahal's beauty
from various angles. For an intimate experience, explore this UNESCO World
Heritage Site in the early morning, before the crowds arrive.
Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Rajasthan's
majestic forts and palaces. In the Pink City of Jaipur, gaze out from the Hawa
Mahal's windows and embark on a guided tour of the magnificent Amber Fort.
Discover the regal City Palace, where the royal family still resides, and be
captivated by the breathtaking views from Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort. In
the enchanting city of Udaipur, known as the Venice of the East, indulge in
luxury at opulent palaces transformed into heritage hotels. Experience the romance
of a boat ride on Lake Pichola and witness a vibrant traditional dance
performance. The charming cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Bikaner, surrounded
by the rustic hues of the Thar Desert, offer equally enriching experiences.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of New
Delhi as you explore its iconic buildings and monuments. Marvel at the majestic
Qutub Minar, a towering masterpiece made entirely of brick and recognized as a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delve into the captivating stories and ruins that
surround this architectural wonder. Another gem that will leave you in awe is
Humanyun’s Tomb, a stunning example of Mughal architecture that served as the
inspiration for the renowned Taj Mahal. As the sun sets, witness the earthy-toned
exteriors of these monuments take on a surreal glow, creating a truly
enchanting experience. Don't miss the chance to visit other Mughal-era marvels
such as the Red Fort and Lodhi Gardens, each with its own unique charm. And
make sure to pay your respects at India Gate, a symbol of honor dedicated to
the brave Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War I.
Escape to the idyllic paradise of Goa, where
palm-fringed beaches and a laid-back atmosphere await. Indulge in the simple
pleasure of sunbathing on its soft sands and let the worries of the world melt
away. Engage in thrilling water sports like parasailing, snorkeling, jet
skiing, and windsurfing, or simply hop from one beach to another until you find
your own personal haven. Beyond the shoreline, discover the region's historic
forts, each offering breathtaking views that will leave you mesmerized. Fort
Aguada and Fort Chapora are particularly renowned for their panoramic vistas
and unforgettable sunsets. Take a day to explore the treasures of Old Goa, with
its magnificent churches that have earned UNESCO World Heritage status. Embark
on a hike to the majestic Dudhsagar Falls, immerse yourself in the vibrant
atmosphere of colorful flea markets, and end your day at one of the state's
lively restaurants and pubs, where you can savor the flavors of Goa and embrace
the vibrant nightlife.
India is a land of diverse experiences, and one
of the most memorable things to do is to come face to face with the majestic
tigers in the country's national parks. Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan,
Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala
are some of the best places to witness these creatures in their natural
habitat. Embark on thrilling safaris and spot herds of majestic Asian elephants
in the dense jungles of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
India is also a land of spirituality, and
experiencing its deep-rooted spirituality is a must-do. In Varanasi, the
holiest city in India, float down the sacred Ganges, take a dip in its flowing
waters, and witness powerful ceremonies. Explore Dharamshala, the home of the
Dalai Lama, and immerse yourself in rich Buddhist heritage. Eat a sumptuous
meal at the community kitchen of the Golden Temple in Amritsar and learn about
the guiding principles of Sikhism.
Kerala, known as God's Own Country, is a
perfect place to relax and unwind. Ride out into the backwaters of Allepey and
Kumarakoan in a traditional houseboat, float by coconut groves and quaint
villages, and watch life by the backwaters unfold. In Munnar, learn about the
tea-making process from leaf to cup, sip endless cups of exquisite tea, and set
off on hikes amid delightful landscapes. In Cochin, observe the distinct
European influences on the city's architecture. In Munnar, one is
enchanted by the endless emerald vistas of the hill station's tea plantations.
Immerse yourself in the artistry of tea-making, indulging in the finest brews,
and embark on invigorating hikes amidst picturesque landscapes. In Cochin, marvel
at the city's architectural marvels, influenced by the grandeur of Europe.
Relish in the flavors of Kerala's nourishing cuisine and revel in an evening of
captivating traditional dance forms, a true celebration of Kerala's rich
Experience the art of culinary mastery as you
witness a skilled chef in action, preparing a delectable feast in a bustling
kitchen. Watch as he expertly slices, dices, and sautés ingredients, creating a
symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
Take in the aromas of sizzling spices and
simmering sauces, as the chef works his magic to create a culinary masterpiece.
Whether it's a simple home-cooked meal or a gourmet feast fit for a king, the
art of cooking is a true delight for the senses.
Immerse yourself in the diverse flavors of
India, a captivating journey through a multitude of cuisines. In the vibrant
capital city of New Delhi, savor the delectable street food delights, from
zesty chaats to mouthwatering parathas, accompanied by refreshing glasses of
lassi. Kolkata, a culinary paradise, offers a plethora of gastronomic wonders,
including phuchkas and tantalizing Indo-Chinese dishes, followed by indulging
in the city's renowned desserts. In the southern region, relish the delectable dosas
and experience the traditional multi-course meals served on banana leaves,
showcasing the rich blend of rice, meat, and vegetables.
India is a country that offers a diverse range of
experiences for travelers. From the iconic Taj Mahal to the majestic forts of
Rajasthan, there is no shortage of historical and cultural wonders to explore.
Gujarat's vibrant festivals and Kerala's tranquil backwaters provide a unique
glimpse into the country's rich traditions. And for those seeking spiritual
enlightenment, the Holy Ganges offers a profound and sacred experience. Whether
you're interested in history, culture, or spirituality, India has something to
offer every traveler.
If you're looking to embark on a journey through this
incredible country, our destination experts are here to help. With their
expertise and knowledge, they can tailor-make a trip that suits your
preferences and interests. Get in touch with us today to start planning your
unforgettable adventure in India.