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Ranthambore tiger
Ranthambore tiger
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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
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Elephant Festival, Jaipur
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Hectic, intoxicating and incredibly diverse

India....a country which will enchant you with its beauty and diversity, delight you with colourful pageantry, enrich you with culture, stun you with modernity, embrace you with warmth and overwhelm you with hospitality. From the awe-inspiring heights of the Himalayas to the chaos of cosmopolitan cities to the peace and tranquillity of the Keralan backwaters, this is a land where the ancient and the contemporary exist side by side.

Why visit India?

  • History and architecture
  • UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Ancient and modern contrasts
  • Authentic palace hotels
  • Genuinely warm hospitality
  • Wonderful wildlife
  • Glorious sandy beaches
  • Great value destination

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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about India. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.

The facts:

Flight duration: Delhi is approximately 8 hours non-stop flight from the UK.

Recommended airlines flying non-stop to Delhi: British Airways, Jet Airways & Virgin Atlantic.

Local time: GMT +5.5 hours.

Currency: Indian rupee.

Language: There are over 18 major languages including Hindi which is spoken by some 400 million people. However, English is widely spoken in most cities.

Passports & visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required. Please click here to find out if a visa is required for British passport holders.

Health: Vaccinations may be required and are strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.

Best time to travel: Due to Indias sheer size there is huge variation in its climate. September to March is usually when temperatures are at their coolest. During winter (December-January) temperatures can get quite cold in Delhi and in the north, particularly at night. The monsoon is from late May until October when hot and humid conditions can be expected, with most rainfall between July and September.