Your Ultimate Guide to India
By Samantha Fergusson
A kaleidoscope of colour and a riot of smells, sounds and flavours... India is a country that has tantalised travellers for generations. Whether you are drawn there for the tranquility of the ancient palaces and temples, the stretches of endless beaches in the south, the incredibly varied cuisine, the fascinating culture, the lush tea plantations or the soaring, snow-capped mountain scenery, this magical country is not going to disappoint. With all of these experiences to be had, it can be hard to know where to start when planning your holiday... So, with that in mind we have worked with our fantastic local experts to pull together an ultimate travel guide to India.
Travelling to a country that is unfamiliar to you can be daunting at the best of times, and unless you are exceptionally daring, you usually spend many evenings trawling the internet to find out the essential information that you need to know before you go. What visas will you need for your holiday to India, and how easy is it to get currency or pay by card? Do you need vaccinations? What festivals could you come across on your travels? We’ve put an end to the stress by doing all the research for you and collating it in a beautiful and informative travel guide. Flick through it on your phone, scroll down on your tablet or print it out and leaf through the pages, scribbling notes in margins. We found it fascinating to write and we know that you’ll find it exciting to read!
If you’re not sure what to do when you get to India, or are still deliberating about whether to go, we’ve picked out the highlights of the country and the not-to-miss experiences to inspire you. Go on the hunt for sightings of elusive tigers, watch the dawn mists slowly burn away to reveal the pearly dome of the Taj Mahal, haggle for spices in a local market, dodge sacred cattle as you make your way through ancient cities, sip tea in the rolling hills of Darjeeling… the opportunities are endless and India is waiting for you to explore it.
Interested? Our local experts are fantastic at planning tailor-made holidays to India - after all, it may be your holiday destination but it is their home and no one could know it better. Send them an enquiry and they can get to work making your perfect bespoke holiday. For inspiration, take a look at our Ultimate Guide to India (download it here). To speak to someone in the TravelLocal office, please call +44 (0) 117 325 7898.