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Ah, it's so hard to choose! What are the best tourist places in India? A lot of the time, it comes down to personal preference. However, some places to visit in India remain perennially more popular than others. These are among the best destinations in India.

Want to know more about India's top destinations? Take a look at this India travel planner and this guide to the top India tourist places by region. If you'd like to explore beyond India's popular tourist attractions, here are 12 of the best places to visit in India off the beaten track to inspire you!

Also read: Safety issues at top tourist places in India to be prepared for problems you may encounter.

Best for Monuments: Delhi

Most first time travelers to India usually land in Delhi, India's capital city. It can be quite a culture shock . The city is primed to take advantage of unsuspecting tourists. However, bear with it! Delhi's top attractions feature spellbinding mosques, forts, and monuments left over from the Mughal rulers that once occupied the city. Many of these are set in beautiful landscaped gardens that are perfect for relaxing. And the crumbling old city of Old Delhi is a fascinating, albeit chaotic, place to explore. Plan your trip there with this Delhi city guide.

Best Iconic: Taj Mahal

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A part of India's popular Golden Triangle tourist circuit , Agra is best known for the Taj Mahal. Enough said really. It's India's most iconic monument and one of the top historical attractions.   For that reason, it's impossible to leave it off the list. (While you're there, why not get off the beaten track and visit some attractions around Agra as well?). Make sure you read this comprehensive guide to Agra and the Taj Mahal before you go.

Best Temple: Golden Temple

Amritsar is home to one of India's most notable landmarks -- the Golden Temple. It was founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh guru. It’s the spiritual capital of the Sikhs and gained its name, meaning "Holy Pool of Nectar", from the body of water around the Golden Temple. The exquisite Golden Temple attracts pilgrims from all over the world and the number of visitors it gets rivals that of the Taj Mahal! It looks particularly arresting at night when it’s beautifully lit up, with its imposing gold dome illuminated. This guide to Amritsar and Golden Temple has more details.

Best Regal Splendor: Udaipur

Ah, Udaipur! Famed city of lakes and palaces, and the most romantic city in India. A must-visit for the ability to immerse yourself in regal splendor. The royal family has converted much of the sprawling City Palace into a museum , housing priceless memorabilia. It provides an extraordinary opportunity to take a look into their lives. Another attractive thing about Udaipur is that it offers great value! There are so many inexpensive yet atmospheric hotels overlooking the lake to stay in. Or, stay in the City Palace Complex itself, at the Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel or Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel.

Best Ruins: Hampi

Hampi is, not surprisingly, one of the most popular places to visit in Karnataka. There you'll find the captivating ruins of Vijayanagar, the last capital of one of the greatest Hindu kingdoms in not only the state but in India’s history. The ruins are intriguingly intermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape. An incredible energy can be found at Hampi. Its laid-back vibe attracts plenty of travelers who like to stay a while and chill out. The New York Times included Hampi on its list of 52 Places to Go in 2019 , so get there fast before everyone else! Have a read of this handy Hampi travel guide for more information.

Best for History and Architecture: Ajanta and Ellora Caves

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Among the top caves in India , the ancient and awe-inspiring Ajanta and Ellora caves have been hand-carved into hillside rock quite in the middle of nowhere near Aurangabad in northern Maharashtra. These caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 34 of them at Ellora, dating from between the 6th and 11th centuries AD. They're a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain caves. The caves at Ajanta are all Buddhist caves. There are 29 of them, dating from the 2nd century BC to 6th century AD. Words can't describe how magnificent they all are.

Best for Spirituality: Varanasi

Varanasi, one of the top spiritual places in India, is a city quite unlike any other. This mystical holy city openly reveals its rituals along the many riverside ghats, which are used for everything from bathing to burning the bodies of the dead. Indeed, Varanasi is a confronting and rather dirty city (although it has been cleaned up a lot in recent years). However, it provides invaluable insight into ancient traditions in India. Two highlights are wandering along the riverside ghats and attending the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony. Here's a Varanasi travel guide to help you plan your trip.

Best for Culture: Kolkata

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Kolkata , the capital of West Bengal, is a fascinating but underrated city that unfortunately all too often gets overlooked by tourists. Those who are most keen on history, experiential travel, and day-to-day life will appreciate what it has to offer though. Look past its crumbling buildings and you'll discover delicious distinctive Bengali cuisine , interesting places to shop , diverse neighborhoods , and engaging heritage . The city's biggest festival, Durga Puja , is worth experiencing as well! Take a look at these evocative photos of Kolkata for inspiration.

Best for South Indian Culture: Madurai

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Madurai, in Tamil Nadu , has the most impressive temple in South India -- the Meenakshi Temple . If you only see one of South India's temples , the Meenakshi Temple should be it. The city of Madurai is more than 4,000 years old, and has remained a major center for Tamil culture and learning. The 12 day Chithirai Festival , featuring a re-enacted celestial wedding of God and Goddess, is held in Madurai during April each year. Here's what else to see and do in Madurai.

Best for Tribal Culture: Northeast India

Tourists are often surprised to discover that there are many different tribes in India . In fact, along with Africa, India has the largest tribal population in the world. Many of them inhabit India's remote Northeast region and they generally welcome visitors. One of the best ways to experience their culture is to attend one of their tribal festivals , such as the renowned Hornbill Festival. Otherwise, reputable local companies such as Greener Pastures and Holiday Scout conduct responsible tribal tours.

Best for Relaxation: Kerala Backwaters

One of the must-do things in Kerala , a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala backwaters is so tranquil and relaxing. The lush green landscape, and houses and villages that line the backwaters make a journey along these waterways seem like a journey through another world. Freshly cooked Indian food and chilled beer on board the boat make the experience even more enjoyable. Don't miss it! Here's how to best visit the Kerala Backwaters.

Best for Beaches: Goa

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India's top beach destination, Goa lures visitors with the promise of parties and lazy days by the sea. However, there's more to Goa than just hedonism. The state also offers an eclectic blend of history, nature, culture , and adventure activities . It's divided into north and south Goa, with the north being more developed and action-packed. If you're looking for quiet beaches, head south! However, each beach has its own character. This  Goa beach guide will help you choose the beach that's right for you. Check out these gorgeous Goa beach huts as well.

Best for Wildlife: Kanha National Park

India has so many national parks, it's hard to choose the best wildlife destination. However, the jungles of Madhya Pradesh do stand out, Kanha National Park in particular. It's one of the largest national parks in India and it provided the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, The Jungle Book . The park is highly regarded for its research and conservation programs. Numerous activities, such as nature walks, are possible in the buffer zone as well as safaris into the core area twice a day. Tiger sightings are regular there too! Want to visit more than one national park in Madhya Pradesh ? Bandhavgarh is also popular.

Best for Adventure: Spiti

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The high-altitude alpine desert landscape of remote Spiti, in Himachal Pradesh, provides ample options for adventure enthusiasts. These include mountain biking, hiking and trekking, tracking wildlife, and yak safaris. Spiti's remarkable landscape is scattered with small villages and monasteries, and enclosed by soaring peaks crowned with snow. Take a look at these spectacular photos of the Spiti Valley . Spiti can be reached by road from Manali or Shimla. This ultimate Spiti travel planner will help you organize your trip.

Best Offbeat: Kutch Region of Gujarat

Referred to as India's "Wild West", the Kutch region of Gujarat is an immense stretch of largely barren and harsh desert landscape bordering Pakistan. Much of Kutch consists of seasonal wetlands known as the Great Rann of Kutch (famous for its salt desert) and smaller Little Rann of Kutch (famous for its Wild Ass Sanctuary ). The region is also celebrated for the vibrant handicrafts made by its talented artisan villagers, and the seaside port town of Mandvi where there's a remarkable 400 year-old ship building yard.

Best Up and Coming: Odisha

Odisha has tremendous potential as a tourist destination and will undoubtedly attract more visitors when adequate infrastructure is developed. Until then, you can enjoy the serenity in this lesser-known state on the east coast of India. Attractions include the unusual Konark Sun Temple , massive annual Ratha Jatra festival in Puri , the Diamond Triangle of sacred Buddhist sites , the wetlands at Mangalajodi where migratory birds can be seen close-up, handicraft villages , classical music and dance festivals , and a multitude of ancient temples . Still not sure if you want to go there? Here are even more places to visit in Odisha and the capital city Bhubaneswar .

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The nation's capital rings to the sounds of car horns, chai stalls and the chatter of its 29 million inhabitants. Shuffle into an open-air rickshaw and ride through the streets of the Old Delhi, admiring traditional Havelis and stopping for a famous mango or pomegranate frozen kulfi to cool off in the summer.

Gaze at the sun-kissed Taj Mahal in Agra

Take a journey to Agra and be stirred by the ultimate symbol of fairy-tale architecture. Inlaid with precious gemstones, this ivory marble palace was originally commissioned by an emperor as a tomb for his wife, standing as a symbol of love and opulence since 1653.

Spot tigers in Ranthambore National Park

Clamber into the back of an open-top safari car and spot leopards, marsh crocodiles, hyenas and Bengal tigers wandering their natural habitat. Sprawling over almost 300km 2 , the Ranthambore National Park is also home to a 10th-century fort, giant banyan trees and many lakes.

Experience royal Rajasthan

Enthralling cities interrupt the inhospitable desert in Rajasthan, India's largest state. Home to around 30 royal palaces including the floating lake palace of Udaipur and the iconic peach palace of Hawa Mahal, you will be swept up by the regal heritage found in this part of India.

Visit one of the Bollywood studios in Mumbai

Take a journey into the metropolis of Mumbai to uncover the prestigious culture of the Indian film industry. Without knowing a word of Hindi or a single Bollywood film, you will be captivated by this passionate industry. Be guided past the homes of megastars and catch a glimpse behind the scenes as the cameras roll.

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National Museum

India vacation tours get under the skin of the country's culture with a trip to the National Museum of New Delhi. Roam the halls and take in elaborate jewellery, ancient manuscripts and traditional miniature paintings on cloth. From the prehistoric to the modern, this expansive Indian museum is a must-visit.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

The King Shivaji museum, or CSMVS, is a pride of Mumbai showcasing around 50,000 exhibitions within an impressive Indo-gothic building. After taking in archaeology, art and natural history, spend time in the tranquil, flower-filled gardens that contrast the bustle of Mumbai.

City Palace

Taking almost 400 years to be built, the City Palace of Udaipur is an architectural masterpiece beside Lake Pichola. Enter the museum section of the palace complex via the royal courtyard, allowing plenty of time to immerse in the artefacts of India's distant past.

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Varan Bhaat Diva

Popular along the sunny coastline of Goa, Varan Bhaat Diva is Indian comfort food of peas, beans, rice and many spices. Often given to those who are exhausted or sick, you will feel soothed by the warmth and turmeric in this family favorite.

Chicken cafreal

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15 Best Places To Visit In India, According To Travel Experts

From kashmir to the palm-fringed beaches of goa, these are some of the best and most beautiful places to visit in india..

By Margot Bigg Published on Feb 08, 2024, 04:00 PM IST

15 Best Places To Visit In India, According To Travel Experts

As a former longtime Delhiite and frequent traveller to India, people often ask me what the country is like. I never know how to respond, for trying to sum up a nation as vast and diverse as India feels impossible. So, instead, I asked a few experts for their insights. “If you visit India, you feel you have visited several countries, as every part is different,” says Mohd Shafi Billo, an inbound tour operator who specialises in helping international travellers plan their trips to the country. “It’s an exceptional destination, thanks to its culture, history, and inclusiveness of different people from different faiths, and it has everything to offer, from forts to mausoleums, wildlife tours to mountain adventures.”

Shoba Rudra, founder and partner at hospitality consultancy Rare India , agrees. “The country is living a dynamic moment in history, ever-changing,” she says. “What’s constant, however, is the vibrant culture lived through its festivals, cuisine, heritage, crafts, and performing arts.”

While it would take years to see it all, India is an approachable destination — if you can narrow things down. With that in mind, here are 15 of the best places to get you started on your sojourn to the subcontinent.

Places to visit in India according to travel experts

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Stretching along the southernmost part of India’s Malabar Coast, the tropical state of Kerala entices visitors with its marshy backwaters, which most people visit on overnight houseboat adventures. These popular cruises “showcase lush landscapes and peaceful villages, and (give visitors) a glimpse into local life amid tranquil waters and picturesque surroundings,” says Billo.

While the backwaters are a star attraction, the state offers much more to explore, from the tea plantations of Munnar, known for its cool climate and seemingly endless rolling hills, to the historic city of Kochi , celebrated in equal measure for its rich coastal history and contemporary art scene. The beaches aren’t too shabby, either. “North Kerala is also famous, as the Malabar Coast is where the spice trade flourished,” says Rudra. “The coastal area is picturesque and this region is still unexplored.”

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Kashmir valley

On the opposite end of the country from Kerala, Kashmir offers entirely different — but equally captivating — landscapes. With its alpine climate, evergreen trees, and snowy winters, Kashmir is often likened to a mini Switzerland. Famed 13th-century Sufi poet Amir Khusrau once proclaimed in Farsi, “If there is a paradise on earth, it is this,” and he may have been onto something.

At the heart of it all is Srinagar, Kashmir’s capital city, which is known for its elegant gardens and watery centrepiece, Dal Lake. “Highlights include staying on a houseboat or taking a shikara [traditional Kashmiri boat] ride,” says Billo, who hails from the area. Don’t leave without indulging in wazwan , an opulent, meat-heavy feast that can feature up to three dozen dishes in one sitting.

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Occupying a high-altitude plateau in the northernmost reaches of India, Ladakh is characterised by otherworldly landscapes and big skies, punctuated by palatial stupas and monasteries. Many visitors come to Ladakh’s capital, Leh, during the short summer tourist season , but this surreal region offers plenty more to experience beyond the city.

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Billo suggests visiting the Nubra Valley, an isolated part of the old Silk Road that’s only accessible by crossing Khardung La, one of the world’s highest motorable passes. “The valley offers a glimpse into Ladakh’s unique geography and cultural diversity with monasteries, quaint villages, and apricot orchards,” says Billo. The region is also rich with unusual wildlife, from elusive snow leopards to the scaled-down Bactrian camels that originated in the steppes of Central Asia.

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Rishikesh, uttarakhand.

Rishikesh

On the banks of the sacred Ganges River, the holy city of Rishikesh has held a place in the hearts of spiritually minded travellers — both from India and abroad — for generations. It’s the self-proclaimed “yoga capital of the world,” with a mix of traditional ashrams (spiritual rest houses) that cater largely to Hindu pilgrims and yoga centres that attract international visitors with teacher-training courses and meditation retreats. If you’re not into yoga, you’ll still find plenty to do here.

Popular activities include visiting the ruins of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (dubbed the Beatles Ashram in honour of its most famous former residents) to whitewater rafting adventures on the mighty Ganges. It’s also a great place for a wellness getaway, and nearby Ananda in the Himalayas was voted one of Travel + Leisure readers’ favourite international spas in 2023.

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Auroville, Tamil Nadu

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If you’re looking for a place that’s unlike anywhere else in India — or, frankly, the world — head to the intentional community of Auroville in South India. This UNESCO-recognised global township was founded in the 1960s with the goal of “realising human unity,” beyond the illusory divisions of creed or nationality, and it’s home to generations of residents from around the world. Many visitors come for an hour or two, just long enough to view Auroville’s spiritual centre — the golden, dome-shaped Matrimandir .

However, it’s worth sticking around a bit longer to get a feel for what the community is about. As Akash Kapur, who grew up in Auroville and authored “ Better to Have Gone ” and “ India Becoming ,” puts it: “Come to Auroville if you’re interested in alternative societies, sustainable living, or spirituality, but try not to just drop in for a few hours (as many do), and instead spend some time here, really getting to know the people and their work. The community rewards sustained immersion.”

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Andaman Islands

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Although most people associate the crystalline waters of the Andaman Sea with Thai island getaways, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in this tropical region are under Indian control. This little stretch of paradise is full of gorgeous shorelines, but most visitors devote their vacations to the island of Swaraj Dweep (formerly known as Havelock). The most popular beach on the island is Radhanagar Beach, which offers just over a mile of white sand sandwiched between tropical jungle and warm, transparent waters.

Getting to this remote island requires a bit of gumption: You’ll need to fly from the Indian mainland to Port Blair on South Andaman Island, then catch a ferry or charter a seaplane for the final stretch. While visitors are welcome on many islands in the chain, a few — including secluded North Sentinel Island — are off-limits.

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While many travellers see India’s capital as a jumping-off point for visiting further-afield destinations, it’s worth sticking around for a while to truly appreciate what Delhi has to offer. There’s certainly never a dull moment in this busy metropolis, whether you’re shopping for handicrafts at one of its numerous markets or learning about medieval and Mughal history at one of its three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar , and Red Fort. Although Delhi is undeniably rambunctious, it also has a quieter, more peaceful side that you can find amidst the trees and 15th-century tombs of Central Delhi’s Lodi Gardens or in the quiet interiors of the Baháʼí Lotus Temple.

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Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

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Many travellers to India put the 17th-century Taj Mahal at the top of their list. This white marble mausoleum is easily India’s most recognisable structure — and it’s one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This popular attraction also has a romantic backstory. “This iconic symbol of love is renowned for its architectural beauty, intricate marble work, and the captivating story behind its creation by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal,” notes Billo. The bodies of the emperor and his wife remain interred in the Taj to this day.

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Jaipur, Rajasthan

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The capital of Rajasthan and one-third of North India’s popular Golden Triangle tourist route (which also includes Agra and Delhi), Jaipur is a must-visit for those who love architecture and shopping. “The Pink City, as it’s nicknamed, offers a rich cultural heritage, stunning [landmarks] like Amber Fort, vibrant bazaars, and intricate handicrafts,” says Billo. Many of Jaipur’s key attractions are found in the historic walled part of the city, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. Highlights include Jantar Mantar (a collection of oversized — and fully functional — astronomical instruments dating to the 17th century) and Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, a honeycomb-shaped palace designed with tiny windows that allowed air to flow freely through its interior.

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Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jodhpur

Dubbed the Blue City because of the cerulean-coloured buildings that extend for miles through the oldest part of town, Jodhpur has long attracted travellers eager to explore the ramparts of the larger-than-life Mehrangarh Fort. It’s also home to the grandiose Umaid Bhawan Palace , which made headlines in 2018 when Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas tied the knot there. While Jodhpur’s beautiful, regal architecture is reason enough to visit, there’s more to the city than massive forts and grand palaces. “The area around the Toorji ka Jhalra stepwell in the old city is fun to explore,” says hotelier Sapna Bhatia, owner of Kaner Retreat and Jodhpur-area native. “For nature enthusiasts, there’s the Rao Jodha desert park near Mehrangarh Fort.”

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Udaipur, Rajasthan

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T+L readers’ favourite city in Asia and second favourite city in the world, Udaipur very much fits the bill of a fairy tale destination. Nicknamed the City of Lakes , thanks to its seven lakes, this gorgeous destination is home to some of India’s finest luxury hotels plus historic whitewashed palaces, including the magnificent City Palace, an 11-palace complex that houses hotels, a huge museum with an impressive collection of European crystal, and a royal residence. A short boat ride from the palace lies the 18th-century Taj Lake Palace, an opulent palace-turned-hotel in the middle of Lake Pichola. It’s a quick drive from The Oberoi, Udaivilas , a purpose-built palatial hotel with onion-domed cupolas and a moat-like swimming pool that directly connects to some of the rooms.  

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If you’re looking for a less-frequented, but no less amazing, alternative to more touristed states such as Rajasthan, consider Gujarat. “Under-explored but culturally rich, this state in India is a tapestry of festivals, textiles, architectural heritage, communities, and landscape,” says Rudra. Gujarat was also the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the Salt March, one of his most famous acts of peaceful protest, through the state in 1930. Rudra suggests visiting the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial , which “honours the activists through murals, installations, sculptures, art, and related film.” It’s also worth checking out the Kutch district, known for its distinct metal bells, which were originally used for keeping track of livestock and are now popular as decorative wind chimes.

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The northeast Indian state of Assam is home to a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts: Kaziranga National Park . This expansive, UNESCO-listed wildlife refuge near the borders of Bangladesh and Bhutan has the largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses on the planet, providing a home to roughly 2,000 of these massive beasts. Although rhinos are the star attraction on park safaris, all sorts of animals live here, including tigers, elephants, gibbons, sloth bears, and a small number of endangered Ganges River dolphins.

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Historic, glitzy, and positively gargantuan, Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is easily one of India’s most cosmopolitan destinations. This city by the sea is the nation’s financial and entertainment capital, and while you’re unlikely to rub shoulders with Bollywood stars here, you’re sure to see a lot of impressive attractions in very little time. Take a boat out to Elephanta Island to explore fifth– and sixth–century rock-hewn cave temples, marvel at the grand Indo-Saracenic architecture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , or see thousands of clothes hanging out to dry at Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest open-air laundry. Then, head to the sleek neighbourhood of Bandra West, where many of Mumbai’s best restaurants and hotels are located, including Taj Lands End, voted T+L readers’ favourite city hotel in India in 2023.

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India’s smallest state, Goa, is arguably its top beach destination, where long days of swimming and sunbathing turn into longer nights of partying on the sand. While Goa has been known as a hippie haven since the 1960s, it’s started to shed its reputation in recent decades. It’s still very much a party state, though it also draws in families and couples in search of sea and sun, sans nightlife.

It’s a great place for history buffs as well, with numerous seaside forts and UNESCO-recognised churches that were built when Goa was under Portuguese rule. And while the destination has always been loved for its fiery dishes that combine traditional Konkani ingredients with Portuguese influences, it has also emerged as a culinary hot spot, where a new generation of chefs is showcasing everything from Japanese yakitori to jackfruit tamales.

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15 Best Places to Visit in India, According to Travel Experts

From the alpine meadows of Kashmir to the palm-fringed beaches of Goa, these are some of the subcontinent’s most enchanting destinations.

Margot Bigg is a freelance travel writer and editor who has spent most of her adult life traveling and living overseas. Her favorite topics include India travel, experiential travel, wellness, hotels, and the arts. When not on the road, Margot enjoys studying languages, discovering new music, taking pictures of random cats, and planning her next adventures.

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As a former longtime Delhiite and frequent traveler to India, people often ask me what the country is like. I never know how to respond, for trying to sum up a nation as vast and diverse as India feels impossible. So, instead, I asked a few experts for their insights.

“If you visit India, you feel you have visited several countries, as every part is different,” says Mohd Shafi Billo, an inbound tour operator who specializes in helping international travelers plan their trips to the country. “It’s an exceptional destination, thanks to its culture, history, and inclusiveness of different people from different faiths, and it has everything to offer, from forts to mausoleums, wildlife tours to mountain adventures.”  

Shoba Rudra, founder and partner at hospitality consultancy Rare India , agrees. “The country is living a dynamic moment in history, ever-changing,” she says. “What's constant, however, is the vibrant culture lived through its festivals, cuisine, heritage, crafts, and performing arts.”

While it would take years to see it all, India is an approachable destination — if you can narrow things down. With that in mind, here are 15 of the best places to get you started on your sojourn to the subcontinent.

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Stretching along the southernmost part of India’s Malabar Coast, the tropical state of Kerala entices visitors with its marshy backwaters, which most people visit on overnight houseboat adventures. These popular cruises “showcase lush landscapes and peaceful villages, and [give visitors] a glimpse into local life amid tranquil waters and picturesque surroundings,” says Billo. While the backwaters are a star attraction, the state offers much more to explore, from the tea plantations of Munnar, known for its cool climate and seemingly endless rolling hills, to the historic city of Kochi, celebrated in equal measure for its rich coastal history and contemporary art scene . The beaches aren’t too shabby, either. “North Kerala is also famous, as the Malabar Coast is where the spice trade flourished,” says Rudra. “The coastal area is picturesque and this region is still unexplored.”

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On the opposite end of the country from Kerala, Kashmir offers entirely different — but equally captivating — landscapes. With its alpine climate, evergreen trees, and snowy winters, Kashmir is often likened to a mini Switzerland . Famed 13th-century Sufi poet Amir Khusrau once proclaimed in Farsi, “If there is a paradise on earth, it is this,” and he may have been onto something. At the heart of it all is Srinagar, Kashmir’s capital city, which is known for its elegant gardens and watery centerpiece, Dal Lake. “Highlights include staying on a houseboat or taking a shikara [traditional Kashmiri boat] ride,” says Billo, who hails from the area. Don't leave without indulging in wazwan , an opulent, meat-heavy feast that can feature up to three dozen dishes in one sitting. 

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Occupying a high-altitude plateau in the northernmost reaches of India, Ladakh is characterized by otherworldly landscapes and big skies, punctuated by palatial stupas and monasteries. Many visitors come to Ladakh’s capital, Leh, during the short summer tourist season, but this surreal region offers plenty more to experience beyond the city. Billo suggests visiting the Nubra Valley, an isolated part of the old Silk Road that’s only accessible by crossing Khardung La, one of the world’s highest motorable passes. “The valley offers a glimpse into Ladakh's unique geography and cultural diversity with monasteries, quaint villages, and apricot orchards,” says Billo. The region is also rich with unusual wildlife, from elusive snow leopards to the scaled-down Bactrian camels that originated in the steppes of Central Asia.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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On the banks of the sacred Ganges River, the holy city of Rishikesh has held a place in the hearts of spiritually minded travelers — both from India and abroad — for generations. It’s the self-proclaimed “yoga capital of the world,” with a mix of traditional ashrams (spiritual rest houses) that cater largely to Hindu pilgrims and yoga centers that attract international visitors with teacher-training courses and meditation retreats. If you’re not into yoga, you’ll still find plenty to do here. Popular activities include visiting the ruins of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (dubbed the Beatles Ashram in honor of its most famous former residents) to whitewater rafting adventures on the mighty Ganges. It’s also a great place for a wellness getaway, and nearby Ananda in the Himalayas was voted one of Travel + Leisure readers' favorite international spas in 2023.

Auroville, Tamil Nadu

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If you’re looking for a place that’s unlike anywhere else in India — or, frankly, the world — head to the intentional community of Auroville in South India. This UNESCO-recognized global township was founded in the 1960s with the goal of "realizing human unity," beyond the illusory divisions of creed or nationality, and it's home to generations of residents from around the world. Many visitors come for an hour or two, just long enough to view Auroville’s spiritual center — the golden, dome-shaped Matrimandir . However, it’s worth sticking around a bit longer to get a feel for what the community is about. As Akash Kapur, who grew up in Auroville and authored " Better to Have Gone " and " India Becoming ," puts it: "Come to Auroville if you're interested in alternative societies, sustainable living, or spirituality, but try not to just drop in for a few hours (as many do), and instead spend some time here, really getting to know the people and their work. The community rewards sustained immersion."

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Although most people associate the crystalline waters of the Andaman Sea with Thai island getaways, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in this tropical region are under Indian control. This little stretch of paradise is full of gorgeous shorelines, but most visitors devote their vacations to the island of Swaraj Dweep (formerly known as Havelock). The most popular beach on the island is Radhanagar Beach , which offers just over a mile of white sand sandwiched between tropical jungle and warm, transparent waters. Getting to this remote island requires a bit of gumption: You'll need to fly from the Indian mainland to Port Blair on South Andaman Island, then catch a ferry or charter a seaplane for the final stretch. While visitors are welcome on many islands in the chain, a few — including secluded North Sentinel Island — are off-limits. 

While many travelers see India’s capital as a jumping-off point for visiting further-afield destinations, it’s worth sticking around for a while to truly appreciate what Delhi has to offer. There’s certainly never a dull moment in this busy metropolis, whether you’re shopping for handicrafts at one of its numerous markets or learning about medieval and Mughal history at one of its three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Humayun's Tomb, Qutb Minar, and Red Fort. Although Delhi is undeniably rambunctious, it also has a quieter, more peaceful side that you can find amidst the trees and 15th-century tombs of Central Delhi’s Lodi Gardens or in the quiet interiors of the Baháʼí Lotus Temple.

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Many travelers to India put the 17th-century Taj Mahal at the top of their list. This white marble mausoleum is easily India’s most recognizable structure — and it’s one of the New Seven Wonders of the World . This popular attraction also has a romantic backstory. “This iconic symbol of love is renowned for its architectural beauty, intricate marble work, and the captivating story behind its creation by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal,” notes Billo. The bodies of the emperor and his wife remain interred in the Taj to this day. 

Jaipur. Rajasthan

The capital of Rajasthan and one-third of North India’s popular Golden Triangle tourist route (which also includes Agra and Delhi), Jaipur is a must-visit for those who love architecture and shopping. “The Pink City, as it's nicknamed, offers a rich cultural heritage, stunning [landmarks] like Amber Fort, vibrant bazaars, and intricate handicrafts,” says Billo. Many of Jaipur's key attractions are found in the historic walled part of the city, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. Highlights include Jantar Mantar (a collection of oversized — and fully functional — astronomical instruments dating to the 17th century) and Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, a honeycomb-shaped palace designed with tiny windows that allowed air to flow freely through its interior.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

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Dubbed the Blue City because of the cerulean-colored buildings that extend for miles through the oldest part of town, Jodhpur has long attracted travelers eager to explore the ramparts of the larger-than-life Mehrangarh Fort. It’s also home to the grandiose Umaid Bhawan Palace , which made headlines in 2018 when Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas tied the knot there. While Jodhpur’s beautiful, regal architecture is reason enough to visit, there’s more to the city than massive forts and grand palaces. “The area around the Toorji ka Jhalra stepwell in the old city is fun to explore,” says hotelier Sapna Bhatia, owner of Kaner Retreat and Jodhpur-area native. “For nature enthusiasts, there’s the Rao Jodha desert park near Mehrangarh Fort.”

Udaipur, Rajasthan

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T+L readers' favorite city in Asia and second favorite city in the world , Udaipur very much fits the bill of a fairy tale destination. Nicknamed the City of Lakes, thanks to its seven lakes, this gorgeous destination is home to some of India's finest luxury hotels plus historic whitewashed palaces, including the magnificent City Palace, an 11-palace complex that houses hotels, a huge museum with an impressive collection of European crystal, and a royal residence. A short boat ride from the palace lies the 18th-century Taj Lake Palace, an opulent palace-turned-hotel in the middle of Lake Pichola. It’s a quick drive from The Oberoi, Udaivilas , a purpose-built palatial hotel with onion-domed cupolas and a moat-like swimming pool that directly connects to some of the rooms.  

If you’re looking for a less-frequented, but no less amazing, alternative to more touristed states such as Rajasthan, consider Gujarat. “Under-explored but culturally rich, this state in India is a tapestry of festivals, textiles, architectural heritage, communities, and landscape,” says Rudra. Gujarat was also the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the Salt March, one of his most famous acts of peaceful protest, through the state in 1930. Rudra suggests visiting the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial , which “honors the activists through murals, installations, sculptures, art, and related film.” It's also worth checking out the Kutch district, known for its distinct metal bells , which were originally used for keeping track of livestock and are now popular as decorative wind chimes.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

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The northeast Indian state of Assam is home to a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts: Kaziranga National Park . This expansive, UNESCO-listed wildlife refuge near the borders of Bangladesh and Bhutan has the largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses on the planet, providing a home to roughly 2,000 of these massive beasts. Although rhinos are the star attraction on park safaris, all sorts of animals live here, including tigers, elephants, gibbons, sloth bears, and a small number of endangered Ganges River dolphins. 

Historic, glitzy, and positively gargantuan, Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is easily one of India’s most cosmopolitan destinations. This city by the sea is the nation's financial and entertainment capital, and while you’re unlikely to rub shoulders with Bollywood stars here, you're sure to see a lot of impressive attractions in very little time. Take a boat out to Elephanta Island to explore fifth– and sixth–century rock-hewn cave temples, marvel at the grand Indo-Saracenic architecture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , or see thousands of clothes hanging out to dry at Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest open-air laundry. Then, head to the sleek neighborhood of Bandra West, where many of Mumbai’s best restaurants and hotels are located, including Taj Lands End, voted T+L readers' favorite city hotel in India in 2023.

India’s smallest state, Goa, is arguably its top beach destination, where long days of swimming and sunbathing turn into longer nights of partying on the sand. While Goa has been known as a hippie haven since the 1960s, it's started to shed its reputation in recent decades. It’s still very much a party state, though it also draws in families and couples in search of sea and sun, sans nightlife. It’s a great place for history buffs as well, with numerous seaside forts and UNESCO-recognized churches that were built when Goa was under Portuguese rule. And while the destination has always been loved for its fiery dishes that combine traditional Konkani ingredients with Portuguese influences, it has also emerged as a culinary hot spot , where a new generation of chefs is showcasing everything from Japanese yakitori to jackfruit tamales.

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A trip to India is a bombardment on your senses. The country introduces you to all kinds of sights, sounds and smells and it can be a bit difficult to take in everything the very first day. The only way to explore India is to be patient and give it some time. You feel the glaring lack of privacy, but you also come to fall in love with the fascinating beauty all around you. From a rich culture that dates back centuries to ancient archeological ruins that still stand in all their glory, from glittering temples to elaborate forts and palaces, India is a dream you never wish to wake up from.

The country has a long and colorful religious history and is famous for its celebrations and festivals. Irrespective of which time you choose to visit, you always have a festival to become a part of. And it is not just about exploring temples and worshiping deities. You can also rediscover yourself at one of those yoga ashrams scattered all over the country. People have been visiting India for decades and still find themselves falling in love with its culture, architectural riches and arts that easily rival the best of Italian renaissance.

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  • Learn about common scams before setting off on your India holiday. A quick internet search will tell you the most frequent scams and how best to avoid them on your travels.
  • Perhaps surprisingly for one of the world’s tech capitals, fast internet can be hard to find in India, particularly outside the country's largest cities. Consider buying a local sim card so you’re always connected.
  • Have no worries about learning Hindi, English is widely spoken in India. You’ll also see it on most road signs, so navigation is relatively easy.
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As you venture into the realm of India tours and travels , each step becomes a narrative of discovery. The allure of an India trip lies not only in its breathtaking landscapes but also in the intricate threads of its cultural fabric. All India tour packages prices aim to make this experience accessible to all, fostering a sense of inclusivity for those eager to explore the wonders of this incredible nation.

Your India tour is not just a journey; it's an immersive exploration that transcends the conventional. From the bustling markets echoing with the vibrant hues of tradition to the majestic palaces and forts that whisper tales of history, every element of your India travel is a chapter waiting to be unfolded. These intricately designed Holiday packages in India offer a seamless blend of comfort and adventure, ensuring that your Indian Holidays are not only personalised but also imbued with the spirit of discovery. Whether navigating through bustling cityscapes, embracing the serenity of nature, or delving into cultural gems, your Trip to India promises an unparalleled odyssey. So, seize the opportunity to create memories that resonate with the heartbeat of India , and let every moment of your journey become a cherished story in the tapestry of your life. Get your hands on the Best tour packages in India now!

Best India Tour Packages

Top places Name: Alleppey, Munnar, Cochin, Kollam

What’s Special: spices, backwaters, coconut trees

Nearby Attractions: Varkala Beach, Cherai Beach, Anamudi, Chembra

Transportation Options: Bus, Taxi, Train, private vehicles

Kerala is one of the most alluring holiday destinations in India as it is blessed with abundant greenery and scenic beauty. People come here on vacation to spend some time in serenity and tranquility. Kerala, India trip packages offer an enjoyable and memorable trip to Kerala. Kerala, is an abode of calm backwaters, coconut trees, lush greenery, spice plantation, exotic wildlife, and misty valleys. Some of the best destinations to visit in Kerala are Alleppey, Wayanad, Munnar, Thekkady, Kovalam, and Kumarakom.

Top places Name: Braganza House, Mahadev Temple, Anjuna Market

What’s Special: beaches, churches

Nearby Attractions: Gokarna, Kumta, Panchgani

Goa is not just a holiday destination for youngsters but also an enchanting holiday destination for family. The water sports and famous beaches in Goa makes people go crazy and gives them peace and relaxation. One can explore all the best tourist places in Goa with our tours and travel packages in India. Some of the best places to explore in Goa includes Aguada beach, Baga beach, Anjuna beach, Calangute beach, Panaji, Aguada fort. Chapora fort, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, and Grand Island. Though, Goa is quite popular amongst young travelers, but it would be wrong to say that this vibrant travel destination has nothing much to offer to people of other age. So, just put off all inhibitions, and get on a tour to this place. Moreover, when TravelTriangle is providing India tour packages with prices that are affordable, there is no reason to delay this expedition.

3. Himachal Pradesh

Top places Name: Spiti Valley, Kasol, Chitkul, Dharamshala

What’s Special: Mountains, views, landscapes

Nearby Attractions: Rohtang, Solang Nala, Kalka Shimla Railway

Himachal is an abode to one of the most scenic places in India. The state is famous for its enchanting hill stations where one can enjoy adventurous activities as well. The tranquil beauty of Himachal will surely make you spellbound and will want you to never leave this dream-like place. Best places to visit in Himachal are Shimla, Kullu Manali, Dalhousie, Kasauli, Dharamshala, Spiti, Malana, Kasol, Chail, Mcleodganj, and Kufri.

Top places Name: Chidiya Tapu, North Bay Beach, Diglipur

What’s Special: Beaches

Nearby Attractions: Radhanagar Beach, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Viper Island

Transportation Options: Taxi,, private vehicles

Andaman is famous for its white sand beaches, thrilling water sports, serene shoreline, scrumptious seafood, tranquil environment. If nature is what that excites you, then this the perfect destination for you. Some of the best places to visit in Andaman are Neil Island, Chidiya Tapu, Ross Island, Cellular Jail, Port Blair, Radhanagar Beach, and Havelock Island.

5. Uttarakhand

Top places Name: Binsar, Chakrata, Kausani

What’s Special: National Parks, Wildlife

Nearby Attractions: Valley of flowers National Park, Rajaji National Park, Nanda Devi

A state that is home to various enchanting and serene hill stations is a perfect option to go for a fun-filled vacation. Uttarakhand is blessed with natural beauty and serenity. The snow-capped mountains, misty valleys, adventurous sports, perfect weather, dense forests, and exotic wildlife attracts many tourists every year to book India holiday tour packages to Uttarakhand. Some of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand for the best holiday trip in India are Dehradun and Mussoorie, Landour, Nainital, Rishikesh and Haridwar, Chamoli, Binsar, Ranikhet, Auli, Jim Corbett, Almora, and Chopta.

6. Rajasthan

Top places Name: Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer

What’s Special: Rajasthani Food, Desert, jewelry, palaces

Nearby Attractions: Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Ranthambore National Park

Transportation Options: Bus, Taxi, Train, private vehicles, auto rickshaws

Rajasthan is one of the best options to go for a budget trip to India . Rajasthan offers a wide range of activities which includes sightseeing of rich heritage sites, a look into Indian cultures and traditions, exploring grand palaces and forts, fun shopping experience, and relishing an authentic Rajasthani thali. It is a perfect place for someone who love culture, traditions, history, and romance as it is an amalgamation of all these things. Some of the best places to visit in Rajasthan are Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Mount Abu, and Chittorgarh.

Top places Name: Gurudongmar Lake, Pemayangtse Monastery

What’s Special: waterfalls, meadows, peak views

Nearby Attractions: Lake Tsomgo, Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre, Nathula

Sikkim is one of the most visited states in north-eastern part of India due to its scenic beauty. The spectacular views of snow-capped Himalayan ranges and sunrise and sunset views from many points here is what makes the tourists go crazy. The whole aura of this place is tranquil and bewitching. Some of the best places which one must definitely visit on their India vacation packages to Sikkim are Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Yuksom, Lachung and Lachen Valley, Ravangla, Yumthang Valley, Gangtok, Teesta River, and Pelling.

Top places Name: Bahu Fort, Akhnoor Fort, Neelum River

What’s Special: Saffron, weather, apples, Shikhara

Nearby Attractions: Jammu, Manali

Transportation Options: Bus, Taxi,, private vehicles

Kashmir is one of the most preferred holiday destinations in India. Literally called as the heaven on the earth, this place surely do justice to this saying with its enchanting beauty. The lush greenery, misty valleys, towering hills, perfect weather, surreal lakes, thrilling adventure sports, and immense serenity is what makes Kashmir a heaven on the earth. Luxury India tours to Kashmir can also be booked to enjoy luxurious accommodation and royal feels in this beautiful place. Some of the best places to visit in Kashmir are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Leh and Ladakh, Sonamarg, Kargil, Pulwama, Pahalgam, Kupwara, and Kathua.

Top places Name: Markha Valley, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso Lake

What’s Special: Skies, landscapes, mountain passes, adventurous activities

Nearby Attractions: Diskit Monastry, Tso Moriri Lake, Thiksey Monastry

Transportation Options: Bus, Taxi, private vehicles

Ladakh is truly a delight for any traveler for its unmatched beauty. The place is dotted with many gorgeous places. See gorgeous places along with rich culture and heritage. Explore the country's best landscape in Ladakh.

10. Tamil Nadu

Top places Name: Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Coakers Walk, Adiyogi Shiva

What’s Special: Temples, architecture, carnatic music

Nearby Attractions: Shore Temple, Marina Beach, Nilgiri Mountain Railway Line

Tamil Nadu is dotted with many famous hill stations such as Ooty, Yercaud, Yelagiri, Kodaikanal, Coonoor, Kotagiri, and many more. Visit these hill stations for a perfect vacation amidst the lush green atmosphere.

11. Karnataka

Top places Name: Gokarna, Bangalore, Mysore

What’s Special: dances, Authentic food

Nearby Attractions: Mysore Palace, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Cubbon Park

Transportation Options: Bus, Taxi, Train, private vehicles. ferries

The beautiful state of Karnataka is settled in the South Westren region of India. The place is famous for its rich history, beautiful hill stations, and rich flora and fauna. Book an enthralling vacation to Karnataka and see gorgeous beaches.

12. Madhya Pradesh

Top places Name: Lotus Lake, Upper Lake, Sarafa Bazaar, Ralamandal

What’s Special: Khajuraho Temples, Erotic Sculptures

Nearby Attractions: Kanha Tiger Reserve, Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

Transportation Options: Bus, Taxi, Train, private vehicles. Auto rickshaws

The state of Madhya Pradesh is famous for diverse culture, scenic beauty, and religious places. The Madhya Pradesh tour will take you through most stunning religious places and breathtaking landscapes.

13. North East

Top places Name: Tripura Sundari Temple, Singalila National Park, Loktak Lake

What’s Special: Western Music, valleys

Nearby Attractions: Lake Tsomgo, Nohkalikai falls, Kaziranga National Park

The Northeast region comprises 8 beautiful states which are dotted with gorgeous landscapes, rich culture, traditions and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Visit these states and get close to the most beautiful part of India.

14. Uttar Pradesh

Top places Name: Allahabad, Kanpur, Agra, Lucknow

What’s Special: Heritage of art and craft

Nearby Attractions: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb of Akbar The Great

Uttar Pradesh is where one of the “Wonders of the World”, The Tajmahal resides. A state full of historical wonders and the rugged beauty of nature, Uttar Pradesh is home to tourism and religious destination jewels like Varanasi, Lucknow, Prayagraj and more.

15. Pondicherry

Top places Name: Paradise Beach, Serenity Beach, Rock Beach

What’s Special: French and Tamil quarters, Ancient temples

Nearby Attractions: Promenade Beach, Sir Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry Museum

Pondicherry is one of the most visited places in southern India. The place owing to its French touch in its architecture, food, and culture attracts people across the country. Explore the most beautiful beaches that boast of clear water and serene surroundings.

16. Maharashtra

What’s Special: Cultural and historical architecture

Major Attractions: Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Cave, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel world

Nearby Attractions: Bangalore, Goa, Raipur

Transportation Options: Bus, Taxi, Train, Private Vehicles

Maharashtra is a place with historical & heritage sites, pilgrimage, cultural venues, beaches, wildlife, and hill stations. An adventure in this state will take you on an expedition to cultural and historical sites. From learning about the rich heritage to exploring some of the most amazing hiking trails, this is the perfect state for planning your next trip.

17. Gujarat

What’s Special: Pilgrimage and religious tourism

Major Attractions: Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach, Chorwad Beach, Wild Ass Sanctuary

Nearby Attractions: Jaipur, Bangalore, Udaipur

Gujarat tourism is vast and vivid as the history and heritage of the state is rich and diverse. Along with visiting the destinations and attractions per se, Gujarat offers a plethora of other things to do, making your trip worthwhile every single second. The Garba dance, the full moon, and the desert blended with salt, with the dancers swaying to the tunes of the folklore all night.

What’s Special: Pilgrimage and landscapes

Major Attractions: Patna, Kishanganj, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda

Nearby Attractions: Sikkim, Kolkata, Ranchi

The glorious history of over 3000 years of the ancient land of Bihar welcomes you to enjoy the vibrancy of the culture and find solace in ancient temples. Known for its gift to the world, like the political system of the republic, first well-established university, religions like Buddhism and Jainism, this oldest inhabited land offers you a vast array of attractions to explore.

19. Meghalaya

What’s Special: Forestation, Waterfalls, Music scene

Major Attractions: Nohakalikai Falls, Umiam Lake, Mawlynnong Village, Living Root Bridges

Nearby Attractions: Kolkata, Sikkim, Guwahati

Meghalaya is one of the most popular states not only among the north-eastern states of India but also in the entirety of the country. The state is famous for being home to different beautiful towns and villages, including Shillong, Mawsynram, Cherrapunji, and others. As the state receives a high quantity of rainfall every year, Mawsynram located out there is the highest-earning rainfall in India.

What’s Special: Religious diversity, cuisines, markets

Major Attractions: Nurpur Fort, Shahpurkandi Fort, Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Pracheen Shiv Mandir

Nearby Attractions: Delhi, Shimla, Gulmarg

Punjab, best known for the holy Golden Temple and the scrumptious delights it offers is much more than just that. It's about the people who with their zappy spirit nature know hospitality from the core of their hearts and are very welcoming. Be it the art and culture or sports or anything else it's all fun.

Some of the most popular Indian travel tour packages include getaways to Himachal, Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Andaman Nicobar Islands, and some parts of North-East India. TravelTriangle offers meticulously planned tour packages to most of these locales in India. Easily customizable and uber flexible, these India travel packages are liked by tourists and prospective tourists equally from abroad, as well as locals of India. Further, travel packages to India offered by TravelTriangle, range from fixed-departure tour packages to highly-flexible ones.

India is a country that caters to the needs of every sort of traveler. It has everything to offer to every kind of traveler be it honeymooner, backpacker, trekker, history buff, adventure enthusiast, and nature lover. The vastness in culture, geography, and climate makes this country a unique one which has everything ranging from mountains to plains, from deserts to dense woods, and from seas to rivers, India has everything to offer. Domestic tours in India lets you explore the beautiful states and cities of India like Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Kashmir, Sikkim, Maharashtra, and many such cities.

Domestic packages in India can be customized as per the needs and requirements of the traveler. If a person wants more of trekking and sightseeing in his package then it can be done and if a person wants adventures and enjoyment at the beaches then also the package can be customized.

Some of the best-selling India tour packages include packages to Himachal, Kerala, Kashmir, Gujarat, Sikkim-Darjeeling, and Uttarakhand. Avail these domestic holiday packages to enjoy a vacation like no other, with your spouse, friends, family or maybe, a solo trip is on your mind? Either way, a truly satisfactory holiday to India and an equally comfortable journey is what you can expect on availing any of these packages. No matter, whether you are going in the company of your friends, family members or soulmate, India holidays always impart memories to treasure.

Are These Tourist Packages of India Suitable for Everyone?

From the mustard fields of Punjab and the snow-capped Himalayas to the backwaters of Kerala and sun-drenched beaches of Andaman, there's more to India to explore than perhaps any other country in the world has. Indulge in a cultural extravaganza by availing our best holiday packages in India suitable for travelers of all interests and age groups. Be it a family holiday or an outing with your best friends, our India packages offer a range of exciting opportunities such as trekking, snorkeling, paragliding, and rafting. So, irrespective of whether one wants to hop on to the peaks of mountains, or dive in the underwater world to feel some adrenaline rush, our all-inclusive travel packages have got every attraction and activity covered for you.

All one needs to explore our well crafted travel portal, which comprises the best tour packages for several travel destinations located in the Indian territory. Or, one can also connect with our tour experts, who are always ready to help people explore amazing places basis one’s interest, including nature, adventure, spirituality, and others.

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Romantic Goa Honeymoon Tour: Dolphin Spotting & Beach Walks

Most Reasonable Goa Honeymoon Tour Packages

₹ 11,000/- ₹ 12,571/-.

Per Person on twin sharing

  • Romantic Cruise
  • Candlelight dinner
  • Beach hopping

Hotel included in package:

Upto 2 Stars

  • Sightseeing

Fantastic Andaman Honeymoon Package

  • Fantastic Andaman Honeymoon Package

₹ 15,599/- ₹ 18,811/-

  • Corbyn's Beach Cove
  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Island Tours
  • Best sellers
  • Port Blair (3D)
  • Havelock (2D)

Spend your dream honeymoon by booking this 4 nights, 5 days Andaman honeymoon p....

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Romantic Mussoorie Tour Package From Delhi

₹ 10,500/- ₹ 12,000/-.

  • Hill station
  • Mussoorie (3D)

The tranquil hills beckon you, and this 3 days 2 nights Mussoorie tour package ....

Coorg  Package For 2 Nights And 3 Days

Coorg Package For 2 Nights And 3 Days

₹ 16,200/- ₹ 17,802/-.

  • Coorg sightseeing
  • Raja’s Seat
  • Abbey Falls
  • Dubare Reserve Forest

Andaman Sightseeing Package

Best 4N 5D Andaman Sightseeing Tour Package For A Refreshing Getaway

₹ 33,200/- ₹ 36,484/-.

  • Cellular Jail
  • Light & Sound Show
  • Ross Island
  • Port Blair (4D)
  • Havelock (1D)

Mesmerising Manali Trip Package From Chandigarh

Mesmerising Manali Trip Package From Chandigarh

₹ 9,500/- ₹ 10,440/-.

  • Hadimba Temple
  • Solang Valley
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Manali (3D)

Manali is one of the most visited hill stations in the North Indian state of Himachal P....

Hills & Houseboat: Munnar and Alleppey Honeymoon Package

Hills & Houseboat: Munnar and Alleppey Honeymoon Package

₹ 21,280/- ₹ 23,644/-.

  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Jungle Safari
  • Munnar (2D)
  • Thekkady (1D)
  • Alleppey (1D)

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Fun ‘n’ Frolic Goa Family Holiday

Top Family Holiday Packages in Goa for an Ideal Family Vacation

₹ 14,000/- ₹ 15,217/-.

  • Dolphin spotting
  • Kid's Special
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Calangute (5D)

Amazingly Thrilling Rishikesh Package From Delhi

Most Affordable 1 Night 2 Days Uttarakhand Tour Packages From Delhi

₹ 2,800/- ₹ 3,360/-.

  • River Rafting
  • Watersports
  • Rishikesh (2D)

Sikkim Darjeeling Gangtok Packages

Top 4 Nights 5 Days Best-Selling Sikkim Gangtok Darjeeling Tour Package

₹ 19,233/- ₹ 22,956/-.

  • Best-Selling
  • Gangtok (2D)
  • Darjeeling (3D)

6 Days Leh Ladakh Summer Package

Best 5 Night 6 Day Leh Ladakh Tour Package For A Fun Filled Vacay

₹ 21,999/- ₹ 28,110/-.

  • Ideal for friends
  • Nubra Valley (1D)

Sikkim Gangtok Lachung Honeymoon Tour

Postcard-Perfect Sikkim Gangtok Lachung Honeymoon Packages

₹ 43,315/- ₹ 47,253/-.

  • Gangtok (4D)
  • Lachung (1D)

Best Selling Kerala Houseboat & Jungle Safari Tour Package

Best Selling Kerala Houseboat & Jungle Safari Tour Package

₹ 17,920/- ₹ 21,993/-.

  • Wildlife safari
  • Alleppey (2D)

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Peaceful Kaziranga North East Family Package

Go on an excursion to Shillong to witness the best of natural attraction

₹ 20,500/- ₹ 23,563/-.

  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Elephant Safari
  • Seven Sisters Falls
  • Ideal for families
  • Kaziranga (2D)
  • Shillong (2D)
  • Guwahati (2D)

6D Kerala Family Holiday

Top 5 Nights 6 Days Kerala Family Tour Packages For A Refreshing Getaway

₹ 19,643/- ₹ 24,008/-.

  • Pocket-friendly
  • Scenic Routes
  • Private Transfers

Exquisite Weekend In Goa

Exciting Goa Tour Packages For A Perfect Getaway

₹ 14,500/- ₹ 15,615/-.

  • Beach vacation

Andaman Family Holiday For 4 Nights 5 Days

Discover Our Beautiful 4 Nights 5 Days Andaman Family Tour Packages

₹ 18,990/- ₹ 23,574/-.

  • Beach Vacation

4 Nights 5 Days Sikkim Family Tour Package

4 Nights 5 Days Sikkim Family Tour Package

₹ 42,718/- ₹ 51,262/-.

Shimla Honeymoon Tour 2 Nights 3 Days

Best Selling Shimla Honeymoon Tour Packages For A Wonderful Vacation

₹ 9,000/- ₹ 10,543/-.

  • Hill Station
  • Scenic Landscapes
  • Shimla (3D)

7 Days Jammu Kashmir Family Holiday

Jammu Kashmir Family Package

₹ 21,952/- ₹ 23,630/-.

  • Vaishno Devi
  • Shikara Ride
  • Gondola Ride
  • Thajiwas Glacier
  • Pahalgam (1D)
  • Srinagar (4D)
  • Gulmarg (1D)

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Riveting Udaipur Vacation Package

Udaipur: More Than The Just “The City Of Lakes”

₹ 6,499/- ₹ 7,539/-.

  • City Palace
  • Maharana Pratap Memorial
  • Jagmandir Island
  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Lake Pichola
  • Moti Mangri
  • Sahelion ki Bari
  • Udaipur (3D)

An Amazingly Romantic Honeymoon

An Amazingly Romantic Honeymoon

₹ 23,789/- ₹ 26,142/-.

  • Botanical Garden
  • Kodaikanal (3D)

South India is gifted with everything a tourist looks for. It has got beautiful hill st....

Upto 4 Stars

Idyllic Kerala Houseboat & Hills Family Package

Idyllic Kerala Houseboat & Hills Family Package

₹ 25,460/- ₹ 30,249/-.

  • Kovalam (3D)

Plan a holiday to God’s own country with this seamless and hassle-free 6 nights a....

Adventurous Family Holiday In Coorg

Adventurous Family Holiday In Coorg

₹ 14,029/- ₹ 15,417/-.

  • art gallery
  • Mysore (2D)

Coorg was an independent state until 1956; later it was amalgamated with Mysore state. ....

4 Days Ooty Honeymoon Package

Best 3N 4D Ooty Honeymoon Tour Package For A Romantic Getaway

₹ 15,250/- ₹ 16,944/-.

  • The Blue Mosque

FAQs for India

How much does an india trip cost.

A pocket-friendly vacation to India for a week will cost around INR 15,000 for one person. If you are looking for a budget couple trip to India for one week then it would cost you around INR 30,000. A luxurious holiday in India may cost you between INR 30,000 to 45,000 for a week.

What are the types of India tour package?

The following are the bestselling India tour packages:

  • Romantic Goa Honeymoon Package
  • Explore the enchanting hills of Coorg
  • Mesmerizing Manali Trip Package

What are the best India tour packages offered by TravelTriangle?

Below listed are some of the best India tour packages offered by us:

Fun ‘n’ Frolic Goa Family Holiday Package

A Delightful Trip To Delhi

Honeymoon in Goa: Waterfalls, Islands & Your Love

Which are the best hill stations in India for a vacation?

Hill stations in India are perfect for all kinds of tour - adventure, honeymoon, nature and so on. The top 10 hill stations to visit in India are :

What are the most adventurous places to visit in India?

Some of the most adventurous places to visit in India are :

  • Chadar Trek, Ladakh
  • Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
  • Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
  • Tons Valley, Uttarakhand
  • Neemrana, Rajasthan

Which are the best places to visit in India during monsoon?

These are the top 10 places to visit in India during monsoon :

  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands

What are the best things to buy in India?

During a trip to India, buy these unique things that you won’t easily find anywhere else :

  • Indian spices
  • Blue Pottery
  • Kutch embroidery
  • Ayurvedic products.

What are the famous festivals to attend in India during a tour in Summer?

During summer in India, attend these grand festivals :

  • Chithirai Festival
  • Moatsu Festival
  • Mount Abu Summer Festival
  • Sikkim Summer Festival
  • Shimla Summer Festival
  • Ooty Flower Festival
  • Yercaud Summer Festival
  • Hemis Festival

Where should I go for a romantic vacation in India?

For a romantic vacation in India, head to any one of these places :

  • Kanyakumari

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Bhanu's 4 days trip to Kerala

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Mkpulikollu

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Dominic Philip

Aravind's 4 days trip to Himachal

Aravind Raj

Sudarshan's 7 days trip to North East

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Ankitagrahari's 5 days trip to Maldives

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Places To Visit In India

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Folklore Museum In Kochi

The Folklore Museum in Kochi aims at providing education and knowledge to the art lovers, researchers, and travelers from all over the world. This museum is the only museum that is built with exquisite architecture in the whole of Kerala . The wood and bronze sculptures, ancient terracotta, jewelry, paintings from the stone ...

  • Family Trip
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Museum of Art History

Marine Drive In Kochi

The Marine Drive in Kochi is as picturesque and as beautifully landscaped as the Marine Drive in Mumbai. It is a cherished spot for both, the natives and the tourists. There is a chill vibe to the place which attracts people to that spot. The backwaters backdrop and the shore lined with anchored ships creates a perfect scen...

  • Water Sports
  • Ideal for couples

Mangladevi Temple In Thekkady

Mangaladevi Temple in Thekkady is a 1000 years old temple which is located in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary . This temple is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Thekkady . Mangaladevi Temple is situated at an altitude of about 1300 metres above the sea level.

There is a very interesting phenomenon behind the Manga...

  • Historical Sites

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary In Thekkady

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady is located in Kerala . This national park and wildlife sanctuary is a protected area for elephants and tigers. It is located in the Pandalam Hills of the Western Ghats. The total protected area of this wildlife sanctuary covers an area of about 900 sq km. A vast variety of plants and an...

  • Jeep Safari
  • Tea plantations
  • Cardamom Plantation

Karumadi Kuttan In Alleppey

Karumadi Kuttan in Alleppey is a well-known Buddhist pilgrim center. The 11th-century statue of Lord Buddha has fascinating legends associated with it. The site is now protected by the State Archaeological Department. Karumadi Kuttan is accredited as someone who possessed healing powers, so the locals regard him with affec...

  • Religious Tour
  • Buddhist temple
  • Ancient temples

Things To Do In India

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

Jeep Safari In Thekkady

Jeep safari in Thekkady through the rocky terrains is a thrilling experience. It is a must do for those in love with adrenaline rush. It is a very popular activity in Thekkady, and tourists and nature lovers always opt for this. The safari covers the dense and lush forests, waterfalls, spice plantations, and the rich green ...

Periyar Tiger Trail In Thekkady

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady is one of the biggest and most well maintained wildlife reserves in India. The Reserve is full of picturesque scenery. You are not required to pay any entry fee here. The Periyar Tiger Trail is an exciting project started by the forest department. It gives all the thrill-seeking individ...

  • Periyar Tiger Reserve

Banana Ride In Kochi

Kerala , being a popular holiday destination with serene backwaters and beaches, is a hotspot for water sports . Depending on the terrain of the location, the things to do in Kerala vary from city to city. If you want to enjoy a banana ride in Kochi , then you are in absolute luck! Thanks to the innumerable beaches here, ind...

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Cochin Carnival In Kochi

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Best tour packages in India include myriad of activities and awe-worthy sightseeing at some of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. These activities range from water activities, family activities, and couple activities, to group activities, nature activities, and wildlife fun. In order to provide a fun-filled and memorable journey to every kind of traveller, our cheap tour package in India are fully customizable, so that one can get their choice of attraction and activity included in their travel itinerary, and make the most of their next excursion. Moreover, our packages comprise transfers, and best accommodations equipped with all the basic travel facilities that make the journey hassle-free for tourists.

Being a popular travel base, India has a lot to offer in terms of accommodations. Plush hotels to no-frills guesthouses, plenty of accommodation options are available in all over the country. The amenities change with a budget and allow travelers to convert their budget trips to standard or luxury tour packages.

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For all the adventure enthusiasts, Traveltriangle has some amazing thrilling all India packages that offer tours for Kasol retreat, Manali getaway, vacation in Darjeeling, Kerala & beauty, Himachal Adventures activities.

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The honeymooners and the couples can pick from the list of romantic domestic packages and have a delighting vacation to Kerala, Udaipur Jaipur, Darjeeling, Manali, Tamil Nadu, Agra and other romantic cities in India.

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Families can go for the family holiday packages in India and go on an exciting trip to Rishikesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa, Kerala, Pushkar, Delhi and many more wonderful places. You can customize your own India family tour package and include all the places of your choice.

The travelers can also book our all India tour packages from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata & other major Indian cities. Flights and other means of transportation are available to choose from for all those wanting to avail a budgeted tour package to India.

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1. Taj Palace, New Delhi

Star Category- 5 Star category

Starting Price (Per Night)- INR 6174 onwards

Location- Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri, 110021 New Delhi, India

This 5- star accommodation features a fitness centre, a tour desk, restaurants, a temperature controlled swimming pool, and many other luxurious amenities. The rooms here are fully-equipped with basic amenities: a television, free WiFi services, room service, air conditioning, a shower, toiletries and an electric kettle. While picking from our list of holiday packages make sure this hotel is on the list of places to stay.

2. Trident Nariman Point

Star Category- 5 Star Category

Starting Price (Per Night)- INR 5750 onwards

Location- Nariman Point, 400021 Mumbai, India

The Trident Nariman Point comes with a 5-star rating, features a 24-hour business centre, outdoor pool, a fitness centre and spa facilities. The rooms here are equipped with a flat-screen TV, personal safe and minibar. Book a stay at this luxurious property and redefine a luxury trip.

3. ITC Gardenia, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Starting Price (Per Night)- INR 6450 onwards

Location- No.1, Residency Road, 560025 Bangalore, India

Brimming with lavish amenities, the ITC Gardenia features luxurious rooms and 7 in-house restaurants for the guests to choose from. The rooms at this property are classic and furnished with ironing facilities, a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities, and en-suite bathrooms include complimentary toiletries.

4. Courtyard By Marriott Amritsar

Starting Price (Per Night)- INR 3,099 onwards

Location- 52 Mall Road, 143001 Amritsar, India

A 5-star accommodation featuring a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and free private parking. The rooms here are air-conditioned with a private bathroom. All rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV, a wardrobe and a kettle.

5. Kochi Marriott Hotel

Starting Price (Per Night)- INR 4599 onwards

Location- Lulu International Shopping Mall, 682024 Cochin, India

Go for this 5-star accommodation when availing from our list of all India tour packages & enjoy a fusion of luxury, comfort and extravaganza. The rooms here feature LED TV, a minibar, and en-suite bathrooms are included with shower facilities, bathrobe and complimentary toiletries.

Activities For Couples To Indulge In Through Tour Packages In India

Given below are some of the activities that couples can indulge in through carried tour packages in India.

1. Houseboat Stay

A houseboat stay makes for a truly memorable and unique experience. It is one of those activities that one must embark on in a romantic getaway or a honeymoon trip. Even though the word houseboat paints a tranquil picture of Kerala in mind, there are other destinations as well where one can indulge in this activity. Dal Lake in Srinagar, backwaters of Chapora, and houseboat at Tarkarli are some other destinations in India where one can stay in a houseboat. However, Alleppey stands out to be the most sought after. Silently sailing across the backwaters while cherishing the country-side views, it is a one-of-a-kind experience.

2. Candlelight Dinner

Call it a cliché, but it’s true. There is something in the mere mention of candlelight dinners that circles the essence of love and longing. It need not always be in a fine-dining restaurant but if done right sets the perfect vibe for a romantic evening. Some of the alternatives for a candlelight dinner location that are most trending these days are candlelight dinner by the beachside, beautifully decorated backyard, and with a cityscape backdrop. If this doesn’t fit in your usual candlelight dinner date then you can always stick to the traditional fine-dining restaurants.

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon ride is one of the most sought-after activities that most couples indulge in for a romantic time. Jaipur rules the heart of many when it comes to creating a dreamy experience of hot air balloon ride. However, there are many other destinations that are apt for this activity as well. Some of the top places for hot air balloon rides in India include Jaipur, Pushkar, Lonavala, Hampi, Goa, etc.

4. Movie Date

If you and your partner live in the hype of a new movie and in a constant nostalgia of the old ones, then a movie date is all you need for a fun-filled date. Moreover, what better way to enjoy movies than watching them in different theatres. This not only lets you remember the movie but makes it all the more memorable since you watch it at a different city then the usual. Know what your partner likes and see if that genre is what pops in the next upcoming movie and you are set to go. Also, a movie date paired with a dinner is a classic romantic getaway.

5. Go Dancing

Nothing is more romantic than tapping your feet on the beat of your favorite music in arms with your favorite person. Moreover, pairing fine dining with a slow dance afterwards, nothing beats that. Whether you love to go crazy or just wish to swing in the arms of your loved ones, there are plenty of options to indulge in both. Salsa, Bachata, Waltz, and Swing are some of the most romantic dance forms that one can indulge in. Dancing is one of those activities that one must indulge in if you wish to take your date on another level.

6. Riverside Camping

Do riverside camping with your favorite bunch of people.

7. Skiing in Manali

Go skiing in Manali anytime between 10 am to 4 pm and enjoy the beauty of Solang Valley.

8. Trekking

Go on adventure treks in Kasol and Darjeeling

9. Visit the Taj mahal

Tour the absolute wonder Taj Mahal & admire the spectacular charm of it

10. Visit the Forts

Spend a day in Jaipur, visit all the forts & discover the royalty

Where To Eat?

Although it is hard to name a mere handful of great places to eat in India, here is our attempt to bring to you some of the best of the best. Check out these:

1. Tanatan, Mumbai

Cuisines: Indian

Timings: 12 pm - 1 am

TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5

Location: Ground Floor, Vidya Bhavan, Near Sena Bhavan, Dadar Shivaji Park, Mumbai 400028 India

Tanatan is a stunning upscale resto-bar that has redefined the dining experience as it serves premium quality food and drinks. Just like its name, the restaurant features exquisite food, ambience, and grandeur aura.

2. Spring, New Delhi

Cuisines: Indian, Asian, International

Timings: 7 am - 11 pm

Location: Plot 4, Dwarka City Centre Radisson Blu, Sector 13, New Delhi 110075 India

Offering a diverse menu, the Spring in Delhi is a multi-cuisine restaurant. Get to this place and savour mouthwatering and wholesome varieties. Delicious food paired with amazing services and live music, what else do you need for a delighting evening?

3. The Raj Pavilion, Bangalore

Timings: 6:30 am - 11:30 pm

Location: 25 Windsor Square Golf Course Road ITC Windsor, Bengaluru 560020 India

This elegant round-the clock classic restaurant offers fine dining experience at any time of the day. Decked up by massive windows, overlooking the pool, this sun-kissed restaurant features luscious dinner buffers and elaborated breakfast. Step in with an empty stomach and try out the lip-smacking dishes from it's diverse menu.

4. Suvarna Mahal, Jaipur

Timings: 12 pm - 3 pm, 7 pm - 11:45 pm

Location: Bhawani Singh Road Ground Floor, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Jaipur 302005 India

Suvarna Mahal is all about gilded mirrors, florentine frescoes, and gorgeous ceilings. Stop by to taste the royal cuisines as the chefs here have mastered royal cuisines from Rajasthan, Awadh, Punjab and Hyderabad. All just to offer you the most authentic flavour in Jaipur.

5. Saffron, Chandigarh

Timings: 12:30 pm - 3 pm, 7 pm- 11:30 pm

Location: 6 Dakshin Marg Dakshin Marg | Sector 35 - B, Chandigarh 160035 India

Step in and taste the mouthwatering varieties of Indian cuisine. This restaurant takes pride in serving premium quality food and offers the best services. One the best places to eat in for both vegetarians and non vegetarians.

Things to Consider Before Booking Tourist Packages in India

  • Always check for inclusions and exclusions in the tour package.
  • Check for weather conditions of that particular place you are traveling to and pack accordingly.
  • Always carry your original photo ID proofs and other documents.
  • Do not pack liquors and alcoholic drinks as these are restricted to carry at many places.
  • Carry your medicines and other medicare with you as you might not find them easily at some places.
  • Decide the budget beforehand in order to avoid any hassle.
  • Always carry a sunscreen lotion, hat, and a comfortable pair of flip flops.
  • Pack for some decent clothes as temples in India follow a strict dress code.

What are the Highlights of Travel Packages in India?

Apart from its awe-inspiring sceneries, India is also known for its rich cuisines. As part of domestic tour packages , meal plans are designed to offer a taste of the local cuisines. From authentic South Indian to spicy North Indian to rich West Indian cuisine, one can taste the best of delicacies of the country while enjoying a rejuvenating holiday in India.

Besides, the tour itineraries can be customized to include folk dance performances, colorful festivals, and other important cultural events of the region you are visiting. All these qualities in conjunction with low budget options for travelers make India a good backpacking destination. Some of the most popular backpacking destinations in India are Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Karnataka.

Mirrored skyscrapers of Mumbai, serene beaches of Kerala, flourishing forests of Western Ghat, stunning lakes of Himalayas, electrifying party scenes of Delhi, beautiful valleys of Kashmir, and simplistic living of Punjab are the major crowd pullers. While these are the major tourist destinations, offbeat sceneries of Himachal, quaint towns of North-East India, and historical monuments of Madhya Pradesh has their own takers.

Depending on the nature of the trip, travelers pick different India packages. Honeymooners who plan holiday in India prefer hill stations and beaches, and thus choose from the best of Kashmir packages, Himachal packages, Uttarakhand tours , Kerala tours and Goa packages . Families looking for relaxing getaways mostly choose relaxing holiday package in India. Most popular pick from families are Himachal tour packages, Kashmir tour packages , Kerala tours and Sikkim-Gangtok tours.

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Kashmir:  For its Captivating Natural Beauty

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One of the most incredible places in India, Kashmir is known for its natural beauty and is thus, rightly called Heaven on Earth. With its picturesque lakes , lush fruit orchards, verdant meadows, pines and deodars forests, all enclosed with mountains of Himalayan and Pir-Panjal ranges – Kashmir seems to have directly made its way right out from a postcard.

The beautiful Kashmir Valley is home to many destinations ideal for nature lovers, family vacationers, honeymooners, and even a group of friends. Along with great sightseeing opportunities, it offers adventure activities like trekking , skiing, and river rafting, recreational activities like fishing & angling, and even spa & wellness. Shopaholics and food lovers can also have their share of enjoyment as Kashmir spoils them with many options.

Top Places to Visit in Kashmir

  • Aru & Betaab Valley
  • Gurez Valley

Top Things to Do in Kashmir

  • Boating in Dal Lake, Srinagar
  • Skiing in Gulmarg
  • Angling & Fishing in Pahalgam
  • White Water River Rafting in Pahalgam and Sonmarg
  • Shopping for Leather Items, Pashmina Shawls, and Traditional Kashmiri Handicraft
  • Trying Wazwan (traditional dishes)

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Ladakh: For its Unmatched Adventure Options

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The land of high mountain passes , barren mountains, alpine lakes & meadows, enchanting valleys and ancient colourful Buddhist monasteries , Ladakh is one of the must-visit destinations in India. It is ideal for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Ladakh is unlike any place to visit in India. It is here that you can witness some of the world’s highest mountain passes as well as exotic wildlife species in India’s largest national park. This must-visit destination in India is perfect for motorbiking and mountain biking, camping, river rafting, trekking and peak climbing adventures.

Top Places to Visit in Ladakh

  • Pangong Lake
  • Nubra Valley
  • Zanskar Valley

Top Things to Do in Ladakh

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Peak Climbing
  • Motor Biking
  • Mountain Biking
  • White Water River Rafting
  • Wildlife Sighting especially snow leopards
  • Attend Festivals in the Monasteries

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The capital city makes for one of the perfect travel destinations in India. A city of heritage , monuments, teeming with bazaars and mouth-watering street food, high-end malls, and luxury hotels & restaurants; Delhi has something for everyone. So whether you are looking for a heritage walk or a shopping experience or for kids-friendly activities or places for photography or even seek the blessings of god, Delhi will not disappoint.

Top Places to Visit in Delhi

  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Jama Masjid
  • Qutub Minar
  • Nizamuddin Dargah
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Lotus Temple
  • Akshardham Temple
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan

Things to Do in Delhi

  • Try delectable street food
  • Listen to qawwalis at Nizamuddin
  • Take a tour on Hop On Ho Off (HOHO) Bus
  • Go shopping in Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Dilli Haat
  • Architecture photography
  • Heritage walk

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One of the most beautiful places in India, Sikkim is a glittering gem of the North-East Himalayas. This northeast Indian destination is popular for being home to the world’s third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga (8586 m). Sikkim is one of the best destinations in India to spend a peaceful and laid back holiday as well as enjoy enthralling adventure activities.

Teeming with some of the world’s scenic trekking trails and rivers, this little northeastern state makes for a perfect adventure destination in India for trekkers, rafting enthusiasts, mountaineers and rock climbers. It is also famous for offering an experience of Yak Safari.

Sikkim is also a perfect place to go for some meditation sessions at numerous old Buddhist monasteries. Don’t miss out on delicious Sikkimese delicacies and shop to your heart’s content and buy Sikkimese handicrafts, thangka paintings and mural items.

Top Attractions in Sikkim

  • Yumthang Valley
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Rumtek Monastery
  • Do-Drul Chorten
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden

Things to Do in Sikkim

  • River Rafting in Teesta River
  • Paragliding
  • Cable Car Ride in Gangtok
  • Motorbiking
  • Bungee Jumping at Singshore Bridge
  • Helicopter Ride
  • Caving/Spelunking at North Lha-Ri-Nying Phu

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Meghalaya: For its Spellbinding Natural Beauty 

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Also known as the abode of clouds, Meghalaya is a hidden gem nestled in the lap of pine-covered Khasi and Garo Hills in the Northeastern part of India. One of the most picturesque states of North East India with its innumerable waterfalls, mystic caves, dense forests and sparkling lakes and rivers; Meghalaya is an ideal destination in India for trekkers, cavers/spelunkers and nature lovers.

It is only in Meghalaya where you will come across unique man-made living root bridges that are grown and not built. The ‘double decker living root bridge’ in Cherrapunjee is one such artistic splendour that has been standing strong for over 200 years. Meghalaya also offers a sneak peek of its tribal life along with delicious local food. The state offers a travel experience in India unlike any other.

Top Attractions in Meghalaya

  • Cherapunjee
  • Elephant Falls
  • Nohkalikai Waterfalls
  • Mawsmai Cave
  • Double Decker Living Root Bridge
  • Balpakram National Park
  • Nohsngithiang Falls

Things to Do in Meghalaya

  • Caving/Spelunking
  • Ziplining in Cherapunjee
  • Cliff jumping & Boating in Dawki

Check out: Meghalaya North East Sightseeing Tour Packages

Kerala: For its Backwaters, Beaches & Culture

Kerala Houseboat Backtwater

Pristine backwaters, coconut-palm fringed beaches, rejuvenating Ayurvedic massages and colourful festivals; Yes! You guessed it right. I am talking about God’s own country, Kerala . One of the most picturesque places in India with a footfall of thousands of tourists every year, Kerala is tucked between Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats and is blessed with immense natural beauty.

Besides serene backwaters and pristine beaches, Kerala is also home to scenic hill stations and numerous wildlife sanctuaries. Offering an umpteen number of tourist activities, Kerala is a must-visit destination for every traveller. From memorable houseboat stays to nature walks through the sprawling tea gardens to wildlife safari to mesmerizing Kathakali performance to savouring traditional dishes, Kerala has a lot to offer.

Top Attractions in Kerala

  • Periyar National Park
  • Thiruvananthapuram

Things to Do in Kerala

  • Wildlife Safari
  • Houseboat stay and Sail on the Backwaters
  • Ayurveda Massage
  • Scuba Diving
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Windsurfing in Payyoli Beach, Somatheeram Beach, Alappuzha Beach and Varkala Beach
  • Bamboo Rafting in Periyar National Park
  • Paragliding in Vagamon and Varkala
  • Snorkelling in Bond Safari in Kovalam, coast of Vizhinjam and at Varkala beach
  • Spice or Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Birdwatching
  • Watch Folk Dance Performance
  • Witness Snake Boat Race
  • Try the Delicious Food of Kerala

Check out: Best of Kerala South India Tour Packages

Andaman: For its Pristine Beauty and Array of Water Sports

Andaman Island

Known for their picturesque landscape comprising pristine beaches, azure waters and verdant forests, Andaman & Nicobar are a group of more than 500 islands situated in an infinite expanse of the Bay of Bengal. Packed with an array of interesting activities, Andaman & Nicobar is indeed one of the best beach destinations in India.

The islands are home to one of the best beaches in Asia, Radhanagar Beach, which is a paradise for honeymoon couples. For adventure lovers, the azure waters teeming with a diverse marine life and coral reefs, offer a perfect ambience to indulge in some world-class scuba diving and sea walking experiences. The islands are perfect for sighting exotic colourful birds, camping under the open sky and even trying your hands at a bar-be-que, cooking your own fresh catch of a fish or crab.

Top Attractions in Andaman & Nicobar

  • Havelock Island
  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Cellular Jail
  • Ross Island
  • Viper Island
  • Neil Island
  • Baratang Island
  • Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
  • Little Andaman
  • Barren Island
  • Long Island
  • Corbyn’s Beach

Things to Do in Andaman & Nicobar

  • Snorkelling
  • Mangrove Kayaking
  • Underwater Sea Walking

Check out: Best of Holiday Packages for Andaman

Goa: For its Beaches, World-heritage Churches, Food & Nightlife

Goa Paragliding

Known for its gorgeous beaches, stellar nightlife, delish seafood, world-heritage listed monuments, Goa is where all the fun is in India. Although the beaches of Goa are the primary tourism attractions, there are many surprises waiting to be unravelled.

Goa has one of the best nightlife in India with trendy bars, beach shacks, elegant cafes and many clubs and discotheques. For those looking for a luxury stay, South Goa has many options.

For the history buffs, Old Goa is replete with many whitewashed churches, crumbling forts and spectacular mansions. The adventure junkies are also spoilt for choice in Goa with a number of watersports including snorkelling and jet skiing. The beautiful and quiet settings of Goa also make it a great destination for yoga and Ayurveda.

Top Attractions in Goa

  • Calangute Beach
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Fort Aguada
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Dudhsagar Waterfalls
  • Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
  • Chapora Fort
  • Arambol Beach
  • Palolem Beach
  • Vagator Beach

Things to Do in Goa

  • Watersports
  • Shopping in Anjuna Flea Market and Night Market
  • Yoga & Ayurveda
  • Visit Spice Plantation
  • Bungee Jumping at Mayem Lake
  • Go-Karting in Arpora
  • Try Seafood
  • Take an Electric Bike Tour
  • Heritage Walk in Fontainhas
  • Climb up to Charpora For

Check out:   Goa Tourism Packages

Agra, Uttar Pradesh: For its Unprecedented Mughal Grandeur

Tajmahal Agra

Home to the symbol of love, Taj Mahal , Agra in Uttar Pradesh finds its spot on the world heritage map.  With its three gems, the impressive Taj Mahal, magnificent Agra Fort and splendid Fatehpur Sikri; the city charms thousands of tourists including historians and art lovers from all across India and the world.

Agra also gives a chance to savour authentic and traditional Mughlai flavours, shopping in the lively markets teeming with marble handicrafts & fine leather items, and even soaking your spirits in the enthralling fiesta of the Taj Mahotsav. For a more closer look at this heritage city, get on an off the beaten path journey and explore the narrow alleyways of the old city, ancient temples or visit the renowned poet, Mirza Ghalib’s birthplace.

Top Attractions in Agra

  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb
  • Mehtab Bagh
  • Akbar’s Tomb/Sikandra
  • Chini Ka Rauza
  • Wildlife SOS

Things to Do

  • Savour delicacies of Agra
  • Shop at Kinari Bazar
  • Watch Kalakriti Dance Drama Show
  • Watch Light & Sound Show at Agra Fort
  • Boat Ride on Yamuna River

Check out: Delhi Agra Jaipur Golden Triangle Tour Packages

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: For its Spiritual Essence

Varanasi

Exploration of India remains incomplete without a trip to the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh . Also known as the city of Moksha (salvation), the place holds a great religious significance for the Hindus.

Situated on the banks of sacred river Ganga , the city is believed to be more than 5000 years old. Bustling with enchanting ancient temples and holy Ghats crowded with people performing various rituals and prayers, Varanasi makes for an ultimate spiritual travel destination India.

Varanasi offers a number of experiences such as paying homage to Lord Shiva in the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple or taking a dip in the holy waters of river Ganga absolving your sins or witnessing the famed Ganga Aarti. When in the city, a must-try is Benaras ki Chaat. Shopping in Varanasi for musical instruments and world-renowned Benarasi Silk Sarees is also a must.

Top Attractions in Varanasi

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Dasaswamedh Ghat
  • Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
  • New Vishwanath Temple
  • Tulsi Manasa Temple
  • Durga Temple
  • Tibetan Temple
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Vishwanath Gali

Things to Do in Varanasi

  • Boat Ride on Ganga River
  • Watch Ganga Aarti on Dasaswamedh Ghat
  • Try Street Food
  • Try Food at Different Cafes

Check out: 2 Nights 3 Days Varanasi Sightseeing Tour Package

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: For its Rajputana Magnificence and Plethora of Desert Activities

Jaisalmer Desert Camel Safari

Also known as the Land of the Golden Sand, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is a beautiful city known for its rich cultural heritage and tales of brave Rajput rulers. This popular tourist destination is flanked by the expansive Thar Desert. Jaisalmer offers an authentic experience of Rajasthani culture, traditions, and heritage with its magnificent Sonar Quila or the Jaisalmer Fort, havelis, delectable food, and camel safari opportunity in the desert.

The annual Jaisalmer Desert Festival is a major attraction in the city and a visual treat. Folk dances, cultural and musical performances, campfires under open starlit sky, enthralling camel shows, local haats (shops) selling exquisite jewellery and handicrafts, can also be witnessed and experienced in this must-see festival in Jaisalmer.

Top Attractions in Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Sam Sand Dunes
  • Patwon ki Haveli
  • Nathmal ki Haveli
  • Salim Singh ki Haveli
  • Kuldhara Village
  • Jain Temples
  • Desert National Park
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Tazia Tower and Badal Palace
  • Tanot Mata Temple
  • Windmill Park

Things to Do in Jaisalmer

  • Camel Safari & Dune Bashing in Sam Dunes
  • Shopping in Sadar Bazaar, Bhatia Bazaar, Manak Chowk, Pansari Bazaar
  • Parasailing in Kanoi
  • Paramotoring
  • Quad Biking
  • Desert Camping
  • Wildlife safari in Desert National Park
  • Watch Puppet Show
  • Try delectable food of Rajasthan

Check out: Jaisalmer Sightseeing Tourism Packages

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat: For its Salt Desert and Village Life Experience

Run of Kutch Gujarat

An enormous stretch of white salt desert, the Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat is amongst the best places to visit in India. Sprawling in an area of 7500 sq km, Rann of Kutch is one of the largest salt deserts in the world and only one of its kind in India. This must-see place in Gujarat comes to life during the annual Rann Utsav when the white canvas gets painted with different hues and shades of lively folk performances and art.

Along with live folk music and dance performances, one can enjoy camel safaris and delicious Kutch cuisine. Visitors can also watch colourful migratory birds in the Chhari Dhand Bird Sanctuary, breath-taking views of the infinite expanse of the Rann from Kala Dungar and artisans creating magic with their hands by making exquisite embroidery pieces.

What adds to the charm of this memorable trip is a stay in traditional Bhungas or cylindrical shaped huts with conical roofs in the enchanting Hodka and Dhordo Villages nearby. Providing you a feel of a rustic village life.

Top Attractions in Rann of Kutch

  • Kala Dungar
  • Chhari Dhand Bird Sanctuary
  • Dhordo Village
  • Hodka Village

Things to Do in Rann of Kutch

  • Attend Rann Utsav
  • Stay in Hodka and Dhordo Villages

Check out: Popular Tourism Packages for Gujarat

Aurangabad, Maharashtra: For its mesmerizing architecture

Aurangabad Bibi Ka Maqbara

Dotted with plenty of ancient monuments, Aurangabad is a historical city located in Maharashtra. A city ruled by several dynasties in the past, today boasts of its rich heritage with its architectural marvels reminding the tales of once reigning dynasties. Mostly famed for its stunning Buddhist cave paintings of Ajanta and Ellora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aurangabad is the best destination to visit for history buffs.

Annually, Aurangabad organizes a cultural fiesta of Ellora Ajanta Festival which showcases the talent of a number of dancers and musicians across the country with the backdrop of illuminated 1400 years old caves. This festival adds to the charm of this historic city and provides one more reason for the art lovers to visit Aurangabad.

When in Aurangabad, do not give a miss to the lifetime opportunity of adding to your wardrobe, a traditional and exquisite collection of fine hand-woven Himroo and Paithani silk, a speciality of the city.

Top Attractions in Aurangabad

  • Grishneshwar Temple
  • Bibi Ka Maqbara
  • Ajanta Caves
  • Ellora Caves
  • Daulatabad Fort
  • Aurangabad Caves
  • Siddharth Garden
  • Bani Begum Garden

Things to Do in Aurangabad

  • Eat at Yalla Yalla and Bhoj
  • Photography

Check out: Best of Maharashtra Tour Packages

Sunderbans, West Bengal: For its rich wildlife and rustic charm

Sunderbans Tiger

Home to the world’s largest mangrove forests and a large population of Royal Bengal Tigers, Sunderbans in West Bengal is one of the most famous wildlife destinations in India. Situated in the delta formed by Brahmaputra, Ganges, and Meghna Rivers, Sunderbans is also home to a large number of wild animals, reptiles and birds. It is also recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Things to Do in West Bengal

  • Sight Royal Bengal Tigers
  • Watch playful Gangetic Dolphins
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Village Tour
  • Witness Phytoplanktons in Night Safari
  • Witness the Freshwater Crocs at Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project

Check out: West Bengal Tour Packages

Hampi, Karnataka: For its brilliantly carved monuments

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A city immersed in the glorious past of the Vijayanagara Empire dating back to the period between 14th and 16th century, Hampi in Karnataka is another great place to visit for history buffs . Ruins of this ancient city with its number of strikingly beautiful monuments, temples and palaces still tell you the tales of grandeur and magnificence of the Vijayanagara rulers.

A trip to this historic place in Karnataka is incomplete without being part of its annually held musical extravaganza of Hampi Utsav. During the festival, one can enjoy live cultural dance performances with the backdrop of the splendid ruins lit up with lights which makes it an exceptional sight to behold.

Top Attractions in Hampi

  • Virupaksha Temple
  • Vithala Temple
  • Lotus Palace
  • Yantrodharaka Hanuman Temple
  • Hampi Bazar
  • Hippie Island
  • Queen’s Bath
  • Matanga Hills
  • Elephant Stable
  • Monolith Bull

Things to Do in Hampi

  • Watch the sunset from Hanuman Temple
  • Coracle Ride in Tungbhadra River
  • Cliff Jumping in Hampi’s Lake

Check out:  Karnataka Holiday Packages

Mysore, Karnataka: For its rich culture and abundance of attractions

Mysore Palace

Considered to be the cultural capital of Karnataka in South India, Mysore is a historic city known for its beautiful palaces and gardens. Every attraction of Mysore tells a story related to the city’s glorious past. Whether it is the magnificent Mysore City Palace dazzling with thousands of bulbs or Brindavan Gardens lined up with musical fountains, Mysore does not miss an opportunity to woo its visitors. A major attraction in Mysore is the royal procession of colourfully decked up elephants during the world famous Mysore Dasara Festival.  The city is also famous for its beautiful silk saree and delicious sweet, Mysore Pak.

Top Attractions in Mysore

  • Mysore Palace
  • Brindavan Gardens
  • Somanathpura Temple
  • Chamundeshwari Temple
  • Bonsai Garden
  • Karanji Lake
  • GRS Fantasy Park
  • St. Philomena’s Church

Things to Do in Mysore

  • Yoga Training
  • Buy Mysore Silk Saree
  • Try Local Dishes
  • Buy Mysore Pak

Recommended Tour Packages

  • 4 Nights 5 Days Bangalore Mysore Ooty Tour Package
  • 5 Nights 6 Days Bangalore Mysore Nagarhole Tour Package

Kaziranga National Park, Assam: For sighting one-horned rhinos and royal Bengal tigers

Kaziranga National Park Rhino

Home to the largest population of the vulnerable species of one-horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga National Park in Assam is one of the best wildlife destinations in India. Kaziranga has also been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is also famous for its elephant grass. Apart from the one-horned rhinos, Kaziranga is home to Hoolock Gibbon, Tiger, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Wild water buffalo, and swamp deer among many other species of wildlife.

Top Things to Do in Kaziranga National Park

  • Jeep Safari
  • One-horned Rhino Sighting
  • Tiger Sighting

Check out:  Kaziranga Wildlife Safari Tour Packages

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand: For learning yoga and enjoying adventure activities

Rishikesh River Rafting

Seated on the bank of holy River Ganga, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is an unmissable destination in India. Also dubbed the Yoga Capital of the country, Rishikesh is primarily visited by either yoga aspirants or those seeking a spiritual experience. Learning yoga in the ashrams of Rishikesh and in the evening watching the Ganga Aarti are two of the best experiences in the city. But that’s not all that Rishikesh offers, there are many adventure activities inviting you for an experience of a lifetime. Adventure lovers can indulge in activities like camping, white water rafting, bungee jumping from India’s highest platform, and flying fox (Asia’s longest ride).

Top Attractions in Rishikesh

  • Lakshman Jhula
  • Triveni Ghat
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple
  • Triambakeshwar Temple

Things to Do in Rishikesh

  • White Water Rafting
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Giant Swing
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Witness Ganga Aarti
  • 3 Nights 4 Days Mussoorie Tour with Rishikesh
  • 7 Nights 8 Days Best of Garhwal Himalayas Tour

Jaipur, Rajasthan: For rich architecture, food, and shopping

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

The Pink City, Jaipur is a destination you cannot miss when visiting India. Jaipur is a perfect reflection of what the royal state of Rajasthan is about – it is elegant, replete with fine monuments, and is rich in culture. Due to preserving and conserving its rich heritage, the city has been recognized by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

The capital city is dotted with numerous palaces and forts, an open-air observatory, state museum and other museums, and many traditional places to eat. The city also has another side where it offers high-end malls, fancy restaurants, gardens, and much more for its visitors.

Top Attractions in Jaipur

  • City Palace
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Galta Ji Temple
  • Birla Temple
  • Moti Dungri Temple
  • Masala Chowk

Things to Do in Jaipur

  • Old City Heritage Walk
  • Watch Sunset from Nahargarh Fort
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Watch Cultural Performances
  • Sample Rajasthani Cuisine
  • Learn About Block Printing
  • Witness Elephant Festival
  • Attend Jaipur Literature Festival

Check out: Best of Jaipur Sightseeing Tour Packages

Amritsar, Punjab: For Golden Temple, Food, and Cheering Indian Army

Golden Temple Amritsar

Home to the gorgeous Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), Amritsar in Punjab is a destination that should be included in your India travel itinerary. Even though the Sikh sacred shrine (Golden Temple) makes for the top attraction in Amritsar, there are still plenty of other places that are worth seeing in the city. Amritsar is a reflection of India’s independence struggle and is also in close proximity to the Indo-Pak Border (Wagah/Attari Border).

The city allows a unique experience of witnessing the lowering of the flags ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border by the military of both India and Pakistan. Other than this, the city is a food lover’s paradise. From Amritsari Kulcha to Amritsari Fish to Lassi, the city has so much to offer to you.

Top Attractions in Amritsar

  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Hall Bazaar
  • Gobindgarh Fort
  • Shopping for Phulkari and Jutis
  • Try speciality of Amritsar food
  • Eat at Guru ka Langar
  • Cheer For Indian Soldiers at Wagah Border Flag Ceremony
  • Watch Light & Sound Show at Gobindgarh Fort
  • 3 Nights 4 Days Amritsar Tour Package
  • 4 Nights 5 Days Punjab Gurudwara Tour

Lambasingi, Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh

Lambasingi Andhra Pradesh

Little enchanting village of Lambasingi lies in the city of Visakhapatnam. It is one of the best places to visit in India. The most interesting fact about Lambasingi is that it is the only place in South India to receive snowfall in winter. It is also known as ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh’. Blessed with gorgeous beauty of nature, it is a place where you can escape and disappear in the folds of time, away from the chaos of the world. Lofty hills, greenery all around, dense forests, gorgeous valleys, green plantations and thrilling adventure activities like trekking, hiking, mountain biking and camping will make your sightseeing and day exciting at Lambasingi.

Top Places to Visit in Lambasingi

  • Thajangi Reservoir
  • Kothapalli Waterfalls
  • Susan Garden
  • Bojjannakonda
  • Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary
  • Annavaram Temple
  • Yerravaram Waterfalls

Top Things to Do in Lambasingi

  • Visit Kothapalli waterfalls
  • Experience Snowfall
  • Camping in Lambasingi would be fun
  • Bird watching at Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary
  • Nature Walk at Ghat Road
  • Strolling at the stunning Gardens, Apple Orchards and Emerald plantations

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Shimla, Mesmerizing Queen of hills

Shimla in Monsoon

Decked with green hills at an altitude of 2,205 meters, the erstwhile summer capital of British India is one of the most popular hill stations and favorite destination in India. You will witness the beauty of Pine and Oak forests, steep hillsides, colonial buildings, colorful markets and stunning Lamp Posts makes this place quite gorgeous to capture in your lens. honeymooners, nature lovers and families throughout the year visit Shimla at least once. From mid-July to September, Shimla is covered with snow which is a bliss for snow lovers. Which opens the gates for thrilling adventure sports like Skiing, trekking, ice skating and paragliding etc.  The town’s nightlife, games of Golf, elite clubs will blow your heart away.

Top Places to Visit in Shimla

  • Jakhoo Hill
  • Visceral Lodge
  • Green Valley
  • Christ Church
  • Tara Devi Temple
  • The Mall Road
  • Kalka Shimla Toy Train
  • Himachal State Museum
  • Lakkar Bazaar

Top Things to Do in Shimla

  • Toy Train Ride
  • Ice Skating
  • Rafting at Tattapani
  • Nature Walks in Pine Forests
  • Gorgeous views of Summer Hill
  • Divine blessings at Tara Devi Temple

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Shillong- Rejoice Your Soul with Mesmerising Nature Vistas

Shillong Meghalaya

Shillong , Meghalaya’s capital, is surrounded by thick pine trees. Shillong, one of Northeast India’s most popular hill stations, is recognized for its scenic beauty, waterfalls, and fresh breeze. The city is also known as East Scotland. Shillong is home to many hill tribes on the one hand, but it also has a young, modern culture. The city is well-known as India’s music capital.

Top Places to Visit in Shillong

  • Shillong Peak and Viewpoint
  • Laitlum Canyons
  • Police Bazar
  • Mary helps for Christian Cathedral
  • Ward’s Lake
  • Sweet Falls
  • Spread Eagle Falls

Top Things to Do in Shillong

  • Horse Riding
  • Cup of Coffee at Cafes
  • Nature Walks
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sightseeing
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Imphal, Manipur

Imphal City View

Imphal , set amidst forested hills, is a revitalising respite for those who live in congested cities. Imphal provides them with beautiful hills and valleys. In Northeast India, it is well-known as a honeymoon destination. There are several historical sites in the area that highlight the state’s cultural variety. Imphal’s culinary delicacies must be sampled to get a full picture of the city.

Top Places to Visit in Imphal

  • Kangla Palace
  • Matai Garden
  • Tharon Cave
  • Ema Keithel
  • Manipur State Museum
  • Sirohi National Park
  • Imphal War Cemetery

Top Things to Do in Imphal

  • Sightseeing of Heritage destinations
  • 2 Nights 3 Days Imphal Manipur Tour Package
  • 4 Nights 5 Days Imphal Sightseeing Tour Package

Dimapur, Nagaland

Dimapur - Kachari Ruins

Dimapur, Nagaland’s main city and economic centre, is proud of its indigenous culture and traditions. Dimapur has something for everyone, from the Kachari ruins to the Triple Falls and forests with various flora and animals. It is the gateway to other Himalayan locations and is one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Northeast India. The Hornbill Festival brings Dimapur to life.

Top Places to See in Dimapur

  • The Triple Falls
  • Shiva Temple
  • Zoological Park
  • Nagaland Science Centre
  • Hong Kong Market
  • Kachari Ruins
  • Sumi Town Baptist Church
  • Chumukedima Village

Top Things to Do in Dimapur

  • Traditional Homestays
  • Waterfall Tours
  • Nature Sightseeing and photography
  • Wildlife Sighting
  • Village Walks
  • Try different Cuisines
  • Popular Tourist Places in Nagaland
  • Popular Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks in Nagaland
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Udaipur, Rajasthan: The City of Lakes

City Palace Udaipur Rajasthan

The city of Udaipur  is also known as ‘Venice of the East’, due to its many beautiful lakes. Founded in 1556, Udaipur is named after Maharaja Udai Singh II and is situated at the base of the Aravalli hills in southern Rajasthan. A popular tourist destination with its palaces, temples, and havelis, Udaipur has now emerged as a popular location for pre-wedding shoots and destination weddings. The city has remained the capital of the Mewar kingdom for decades and has managed to keep the culture alive with its folk songs and dances. A city of the royals, you will definitely enjoy your stay here.

Top Places to Visit in Udaipur

  • City Palace Udaipur
  • Lake Pichola
  • Lake Palace
  • Monsoon Palace
  • Swaroop Sagar Lake
  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Nehru Garden
  • Bagore ki Haveli
  • Saheliyon ki Bari
  • Karni Mata Temple

Top Things to Do in Udaipur

  • Boating at Lake Pichola
  • Ride the ropeway to Karni Mata Temple
  • Shop at Hathi Pol Bazaar
  • Enjoy a royal stay at Lake Palace
  • Enjoy sunsets at the lakes
  • Watch the light and sound show at City Palace
  • Go trekking among the Aravalli hills

Also Read: Historical Places to Visit in Udaipur

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh:  Beauty of the Cold Desert

Spiti Valley - Best Time to Visit Himachal

Situated at a height of more than 13,000 ft above sea level, Himachal Pradesh’s Spiti Valley  is a beautiful landscape with tranquil monasteries and the mighty Himalayas. The Valley is bordered by Tibet on the north, and as a result tends to share a lot of the traits in its culture. The silent valley of Spiti has acquired a number of monasteries over the years since it provides the perfect atmosphere for spiritual development like the Tabo Monastery at Spiti, which was built in 996 CE and is the oldest monastery in India. The Valley, though provides serene monasteries but it also offers some amazing adventure and water sports for those who love to feel the adrenaline.

Top Places to Visit in Spiti Valley

  • Tabo Monastery
  • Key Monastery
  • Losar village
  • Kibber village
  • Trilokinath Temple
  • Chandratal Lake
  • Suraj Tal Lake
  • Pin Valley National Park
  • Kunzum Pass

Top Things to Do in Spiti Valley

  • Go river rafting at the Spiti River
  • Admire endangered species at Pin Valley National Park
  • Visit the monasteries for a peaceful experience
  • Trek to the Dhankar Lake
  • Take a mountain bike trip at Spiti
  • Enjoy stargazing at Kibber

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Ranthambore, Rajasthan: Land of the Royal Bengal Tigers

Ranthambore National Park Tigers

The Tiger Reserve at Ranthambore is one of the prominent tiger reserves in the world and houses the big cat species of the Bengal Tiger. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve  or the Ranthambore National Park is situated in Sawai Madhopur, in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. It is one of the larger habitats of tigers in the country and was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 that later worked its way to form one of the major tiger reserves of India. It is mainly known for its tigers that stay awake during the day unlike most tigers who are active at night. Due to the number of tigers in the park who roam around freely, you are sure to see some on your visit.

Top Places to Visit in Ranthambore

  • Ranthambore Fort
  • Surwal Lake
  • Malik Talao
  • Trinetra Ganesha Temple
  • Padam Talao
  • Raj Bagh Ruins
  • Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History

Top Things to Do in Ranthambore

  • Take a jeep or canter safari to spot the tigers at the reserve
  • Indulge in bird watching at Surwal Lake
  • Hike to the Ranthambore Fort
  • Visit the Trinetra Ganesha Temple

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Junagadh, Gujarat:  A Scenic Fort City

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Located in Gujarat, Junagadh is a historical city and a place you must visit on your trip to the state. Steeped in history, the city has seen several rulers during its existence from the Mauryas to the Mughals. As important as it is historically, Junagadh is also a popular pilgrimage destination for followers of several religions, such as Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, and Buddhism. Located in the foothills of Mount Girnar, the city is also close to one of the prominent national parks of India, the Gir National Park.

Top Places to Visit in Junagadh

  • Mahabat Khan Maqbara
  • Uparkot Fort
  • Darbar Hall Museum
  • Ashoka Edicts
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  • Jain Temples at Girnar
  • Dattatreya Temple at Girnar
  • Shree Swaminarayan Mandir
  • Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden
  • Gir National Park
  • Tulsi Shyam Springs

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  • Take a wildlife safari at Gir National Park to sight Asiatic lions
  • Explore the Uparkot Fort and the buddhist caves
  • Observe the rock edicts by Ashoka
  • Ride a ropeway to the top of Mount Girnar
  • Go for a morning stroll at Moti Baug
  • Indulge in the delicious Kathiawadi cuisine

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Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand: For the Bengal Tigers and Tuskers

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The Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand  is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, near Nainital and is a popular tourist destination. It is the first national park established in India in 1936 and has the highest number of Royal Bengal Tigers among the country’s tiger reserves. The national park offers jeep and canter  for its visitors.  Jim Corbett National Park stands out with its varied landscapes of dense forests, rivers, grasslands, hills, valleys, lakes, rocky terrains, and waterfalls.

Top Places to Visit in Jim Corbett

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  • Corbett Falls
  • Corbett Museum
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  • Sonanadi Range

Top Things to Do in Jim Corbett

  • Take a jeep safari at the park
  • Go for a nature walk with a guide
  • Enjoy a night stay at the park
  • Try river rafting in the Kosi River
  • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride

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What to Expect in Summer Season in India?

The summer season in India commences in the month of March and ends in May. India’s vast geographic scale and varied topography make generalizations a little difficult. However, summers in India are quite hot with an exception to the Himalayan states and hill stations in other parts of the country.

In the month of March, India celebrates its one of the biggest and most colourful festivals of Holi. In different parts of the country, Holi is celebrated in different ways and each one is a must-see. In Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Holi is played with flowers, whereas a few kilometers away in Barsana, the festival is celebrated in a distinctive way where women playfully beat the men with sticks.

In Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur, an Elephant Festival is celebrated, in which the animal is decorated with paints and ornaments and taken to a procession. In West Bengal’s Santiniketan, Holi is celebrated as the Basanta Utsav or the Dol Utsav. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring season with music, dance, food, and colours.

The months of March and April, the Himalayan states (Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Sikkim) see blooming of many flowers including rhododendron. The summer months in the Himalayan states are also considered best for trekking tours and other adventures. Wildlife tours in summers in India are also quite popular amongst the tourists who come to sight tigers and the rich flora & fauna of the country.

What to Expect in Monsoon Season in India?

The monsoon season in India arrives by mid-June and ends in September. Monsoons first reach the southern India state of Kerala where the weather becomes ideal for enjoying Ayurveda massages. In this season, Kerala also organizes its traditional Snake Boat Races. In north India, Ladakh becomes fully accessible with opportunities of sightseeing and several adventures like trekking, motorbiking, river rafting. In Kashmir Valley, the sacred Amarnath Yatra along with opportunities of trekking opens in the monsoon season.

The rains are on the heavier side in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand and Himachal. While in Uttarakhand, many spiritual treks along with a trek to Valley of Flowers open in the rainy season, in Himachal, the district of Lahaul & Spiti along with a number of treks invite the travellers.

Monsoon is also the best time to visit the northeastern state of Meghalaya. The state is known for its waterfalls that come alive in the rainy season. In western India (Maharashtra & Goa), monsoon season is the time of festivity with grand celebrations of Janmashtami and monsoon festival. The rainy reason is also a good time to explore the Western Ghats that are rich in flora & fauna.

What to Expect in Winter Season in India?

The winter season in India begins in October and continues till February. This season is considered the best time to visit India. The months of October and November celebrate some of the biggest festivals in India, Dussehra and Diwali. The festivity is something worth visiting in the country. In December, Goa comes to life with tourists thronging to celebrate Christmas and New Year.

In the Himalayan states, winter months of December to February are the time for the snowfall. In Kashmir’s Gulmarg, Uttarakhand’s Auli, and Himachal’s Solang Valley, these winter months are the best time for skiing adventures. Ladakh, on the other side, opens one of the best winter treks in India, Chadar/Frozen Lake Trek. Winter trekking is open in all the Himalayan states and is an experience to remember.

With the arrival of winter, Gujarat’s famous Great Rann of Kutch organizes its annual festival, Rann Utsav, which is definitely a must-see. Another worth seeing festival in winters is the Taj Mahotsav in Agra. The winter season is also an ideal time to explore states that are difficult to visit in summer due to extreme temperature such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. what are the best places for nature lovers in india.

When exploring different places in India, one can visit a number of tourist destinations that are perfect for nature lovers. Some of them are mentioned in the list below:

  • Andaman & Nicobar

Q. What are the best places for adventure in India?

The following are the best destinations for adventure in India:

Q. What are the most visited places in India?

The most visited places in India include the following:

Q. What is the best time to visit India for holidays?

India can be visited round the year due to its varied topography. There are destinations that can be visited in different seasons. However, the best time to visit India is considered to be between October and April.

Q. Which are the best yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda destinations in India?

The best yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda destinations in India are:

  • Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Q. Is it safe to visit India in the monsoon season?

Yes, it is safe to visit India in the monsoon season. However, it is advised to check the weather forecast and keep an eye on the news of the destination you want to visit in India.

Q. Is travelling to India in the summer season convenient?

India has a varied topography and one should make the most of this opportunity. In the summer season, the temperature across India can go up to 40 degree Celsius, but in the Himalayan states and other hill stations in India, the weather remains pleasant and under 30 degree Celsius. Therefore, it is recommended to plan a visit to places with cooler weather conditions in the summer season.

Published: 07 Nov, 2020 | Last Updated:  09 Feb, 2024

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Nidhi Singh

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From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter , Facebook & Instagram .

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Which are the best places to visit in India during the summer season?

The best places to visit in India during the summer months are in and around the Himalayas. This is mainly because the climatic condition in this part of the country is fairly cool. So, if you are looking up tour packages in India in the months between April and September, then the tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and the North East are highly recommended. You can explore Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, and other hill towns of India with tour packages offered by Veena World. You can even customise these tour packages as per your preferences and requirements.

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We offer exciting India n tour packages with their prices mentioned on our official website. The most appealing aspect of our travel packages is that they are known to be very affordable. This means that you do not have to spend an exorbitant amount of money to have a good time with your loved ones on a vacation with Veena World. Our travel experts provide customized packages to guests who have a set budget for a trip as well. This helps in planning your journey within a particular price range. You can check out our tour packages with their prices in various India n cities and choose the one that suits you the best.

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The best holiday packages are the ones that can be customized as per your travel needs. There is no dearth of beautiful tourist places waiting to be explored in India. However, before checking out for trip packages in India , you have to create an outline of your vacation. It will help you to find the best holiday package in India. Veena World is known as the top tour operator for India, presenting a range of tour packages for travellers. We can customize the package as per your preferences and needs. Book one of the best trip packages in India from Veena World and get ready to visit some of the most beautiful destinations in India. You can have a look at our special packages and let us know about the places you wish to be included.

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One of the best things about India is that there is a hill station in every part of the country. Whether you wish to travel to north, south, west, or east in India, you will find various excellent hill stations. You can tour the whole of India  and will find the perfect hill station for almost every region you visit. In north India, you can visit Kasauli, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Dharamshala, Shimla, and more; in south India, you can visit Ooty, Munnar, Coorg, Idukki, and more; in west India, you can visit Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Khandala, and more; and in east India, you can visit Pelling, Aizawl, Kurseong, Shillong, Gangtok, Darjeeling, Cherrapunji, and more

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India is one of the world’s most treasured countries that boasts of astounding natural beauty, historical heritage, religious spots, and mesmerizing sightseeing spots. From iconic temples to ancient forts and palaces, quaint picture-postcard villages and breath-taking, natural scenery– India is known for its diversity and extravagance. Visit the nature’s potpourri that is India, blessed with remarkable history and nature’s benevolence along with our perfectly crafted online travel packages in India. As one of the best travel agency in India, Veena World specializes in tailor-made tours of the top holiday destinations in India whereby you can enjoy every place of your interest in India, at the best price. We are here to cater to the best of your interests and preferences. Just let us know what you’re looking for in your travel package, and we'll address the rest. With our in-depth knowledge of India, we can arrange everything from hotels and meals, transportation, tickets and everything else - chosen to suit your group’s interests. We help you design well-paced budget holiday packages in India. Just explore our affordably priced tour packages in India, choose your favourite and book holiday packages online with us. Let Veena World design for you, a trip to remember! Your choice stands as our priority, may it be for adventure or for leisure, for one country special or two or even multi country, for some special reason like honeymoon or just a short escape travel, for a desire to travel alone or with family and all of it is made possible with Veena World! Your go-to travel companion for the best holiday spots in India.

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Blessed with diverse topography, the northern part of India is a pure delight for the mountain and nature lovers and has inspired some of the most well-assorted travel packages in India. The region is full of picturesque, popular, and offbeat places that make for beautiful holiday destinations. The Himalayas to its north, the Thar Desert to its west and the Indo-Gangetic plains, northern India flaunting extravagance of diversity which is true to its essence and much more await for you along with our affordably priced domestic tour packages in India from Veena World. From mountains to glaciers, sub-tropical forests to wildlife reserves and archaeological treasures, you’ll never be able to get enough of this region. North India spans the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. To help you create budget holiday packages in North India, from where to go to what to see, we have a lot of North India inclusions in our elaborate list of top holiday destinations in India available online. Pick your destination and we will help you plan the most amazing holiday!

Domestic holiday packages in India are never complete without destinations of the South. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are the five states which make up southern India. On the whole, South India evokes fantasies of opulent temples, surreal landscapes, misty hill towns and sandy coastlines. The captivating states of South India, apart from the strong rooted culture, include assorted wonders of wildlife, jungles, beaches, nature, backwaters and are burgeoned by a lot many festivals, adventure sports and activities that leave you asking for more! From Ooty tour packages to Alleppey, Munnar and Backwaters of Kerala, there are a lot of holiday packages to book online in South India. Explore the exuberant ornate temples, World Heritage sites, ancient native arts and more with domestic tour packages in India from Veena World. And if you want to experience the beautiful Andaman Islands like never before, we have for you our Andaman and Nicobar tour packages which are experientially handcrafted.

A quintessential part of India travel packages, the East of India is known for its strong ethnic culture and religious roots. The ruling ground of many ancient empires, comprising the states of Odisha, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand. From beautiful hill stations of Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kalimpong to the temples, tea gardens, wildlife sanctuaries and rivers, Eastern India has a lot to offer to every kind of tourist. Then there is North East India which is well traversed through a Sikkim tour package or one which covers the entire North-East region; it is bountiful with soul-stirring sights across the 7 states this region encompasses. The Eastern lands are beautiful, diverse and are home to some of the most spectacular scenery, intriguing tribal people and rare wildlife in India. The architecturally ornate temples of the East are always worth a visit, including Sun Temple in Konark and the ancient Jagannath Temple in Puri, to name a few. A variety of natural beauty including beaches and caves are also found here. Plan your trip to the East India with one of the best travel agency in India, Veena World, along with our India tour packages and enjoy an unparalleled experience that you’ll cherish for years to come.

The states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa form the western region of India. As one of the best travel agency in India, we at Veena World take immense pride in helping you explore it like never before. Besides the states, Western India also includes the union territories of Daman Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The western region of India is bound by the Grand Thar desert, the white salt desert in the Rann of Katch area and adorned by beaches. An irreplaceable part of India travel packages, lined by deserts on the north-western side, the Vindhya Ranges on the northern side, and the Arabian Sea on the western side, Western India will leave you awe-struck with its natural beauty as well as geographical and cultural diversity. The western states offer innumerable destinations for tourists of all tastes and choices. And our West India tour packages have been designed with the best of our indigenous West!

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"I just finished a trip to North India. After a rather frustrating searching for a tour company with the flexibility to meet our needs, we found GeTS Holidays. From our first contact with our GeTS representative, Catherine Wang, to the very last day of our trip, GeTS was excellent-knowledgeable, prompt, responsive to our every need and desire. As we planned our trip, working with Vijeta was a wonder. From half a world away, she answered our emails, often within an hour or so of sending them. There was no confusion in any of our communications. A GeTS Holidays rep met us at each junction, coming and going, making sure we were picked up from airports, or checked into flights, or comfortably situated in the hotel. Every guide was enthusiastic and professional. Every driver was prompt and helpful. I agree that their motto "You are never alone with GeTS" is perfect for them. In a country as bewildering as India can be (which we loved, by the way!), GeTS was the perfect company to make our trip a great success."
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India\'s Luxury Golden Triangle with Leopard Safari & Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour

India's Luxury Golden Triangle with Leopard Safari & Sunrise Taj Mahal

"We had a wonderful time. Our hotels were excellent. Guides did amazing job. Specially the one in Agra and Jaipur. Got lucky to see a leopard on the safari."

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Luxury India Golden Triangle Tour

"Found best India golden triangle tour of 6 days we are happy and loved all hotels than other companies we are glad that we have choosen Amazing India Tours"

Luxury India Tour (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur- 7 days Golden Triangle)-5 star Hotel Tour

Luxury India Tour (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur- 7 days Golden Triangle)-5 star Hotel

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Luxury Golden Triangle Tour of India

"One of the best trips we have taken in our lives. we realize it's a BIG statement but the experience was so overwhelming that couldn't think of a better sentence which describes our tour. We have traveled all the continents and always take a local tour operator in all places to have a comfortable journey, but never have felt so special. Half the price of similar luxury anywhere else but double the experience. HIGHLY recommended ."

Passage to India - 10 days Tour

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Passage to India - 10 days

"I travelled on this tour with my mum, and it was a great experience for both of us as there was such a varied mix of ages - including a couple of other parents travelling with their children. The itinerary itself was good as it covered a lot in a short space of time. Seeing the highlights of the Golden Triangle was amazing, but it was also nice to go further off the beaten track into Rajasthan. Udiapur was probably my favourite, it's such a beautiful city! Our guide was amazing - a fountain of knowledge and an all-round great person. He really took the whole experience to a new level. The accommodation was what you would expect in India. There were some really lovely heritage properties, but not always up to western hotel standards. But I would have much rather stayed in these locally-run properties than chain hotels any day! It is always nice to feel like you're helping out the local economy. The food was incredible. All together an amazing trip with my mum that we'll both always remember!"

Delhi, Palaces, Ganges - 10 days Tour

Delhi, Palaces, Ganges - 10 days

"This was my first tour. It was totally wonderful because of Satish. I have knee and hip issues - Satish helped me up and down all the steps at the temples, monuments and ghats - he made sure I was able to enjoy every part of the tour. He also ordered my food in restaurants so I would get the "spicy" version - not the tourist version. He was very knowledgeable about everything we saw. He shared a lot of information with us and I was able to get a deeper insight into Indian life and religion. I loved everything about the tour."

Heritage luxury hotel Rajasthan tour Tour

Heritage luxury hotel Rajasthan tour

"We have had the most wonderful Honeymoon on the rajasthan tour starting in Dehli and ending in Pushkar. Out favourite places were Jaipur and Jodphur, we had the best time at the Taj Mahal, Monkey temple and riding an elephant! Mr Prakash (Uncle) our driver is the absolute dream, we have felt so safe and happy with him. He has made our first time to india so special and we really appreciate how incredible he has been. He has listened to everything we have needed and wanted and we could not have been happier with him (he is the best!) And we really mean that, he has looked after us at every step of the way. He takes care of the small things that make a big difference, cake, beer, sweets, crisps etc . He is always so thoughful, funny and keeps us always smiling! We have recommended him to both our families and friends and they can't wait to visit next year with Uncle as their driver! I also want to thank all the tour guides who were super helpful with lots of knowledge and took the most wonderful photos and videos of us that we will treasure forever! Trini"

Luxury 3 Day Golden Triangle With 5 star Hotel Tour

Luxury 3 Day Golden Triangle With 5 star Hotel

Golden Triangle Tour With Tiger Safari All Included Tour

Golden Triangle Tour With Tiger Safari All Included

"A friend and I booked this 7 day tour through Tour Radar and were super satisfied with included activities, accommodation and transport from Delhi to Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and back to Delhi. We had a crazy flight schedule and some special requests (didn't want to ride elephants and wanted to go to a sanctuary instead and ended up painting an elephant and having an amazing experience). Sanjeev Paul accommodated all requests. Whenever we wanted to do something, he made it work. The driver, Vijay was also great. Clean car with wifi and water provided. During some day trips and tours, we had other guides but they were all fantastic and explained everything thoroughly and answered any questions we had. 3 star hotels were great, all restaurants recommended were great, and tiger safaris included were also great. I highly recommended this tour company and tour (especially for the amazing price!)"

The best Colours of Rajasthan, 10 day tour Tour

The best Colours of Rajasthan, 10 day tour

"That was truly the best organised tour we have ever had. We had such an awesome driver who looked after us all the time making our wishes come true. We ate meals in very good restaurants and had decent accommodation in haveli hotels. India is so wonderful and interesting! The itinerary was really interesting however we saw even more that is included in it. Definitely worth going with Paylesstoursindia."

Golden Triangle Tour With Varanasi With Flight Tour

Golden Triangle Tour With Varanasi With Flight

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Exclusive Rajasthan Tour

Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambore & Varanasi Tour Tour

Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambore & Varanasi Tour

"A wonderful trip. We've seen and experienced so much in a short time. The places we have visited have been excellently chosen so that we have met culture, people, nature, religions,customs, ,food and other beautiful of India, more than it was offered in the itinerary. Many thanks to Mr. Rajesh who has always supported us with his advice. We felt like he was traveling with us and we felt totally safe. The journey will always remain in our memory."

8 Days GOLDEN TRIANGLE EXCURSION WITH RANTHAMBORE WILDLIFE SAFARI Tour

8 Days GOLDEN TRIANGLE EXCURSION WITH RANTHAMBORE WILDLIFE SAFARI

"Overall a very enjoyable tour. Good, reliable and friendly drivers throughout. Hotels mostly good, only Jaipur hotel gave us a poor room which had damp up the walls and was dirty. However they gave us another room which was fine. Also breakfasts were very poor in Jaipur."

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Would recommend this Company. Personnal service, tour tweaked to suit our needs. Nothing was too much trouble.
Being I am single and 70 years old, many people gasp when I say I am traveling to foreign countries. I have used Tour Radar before and will again. First time for the local tour company, Swastick India Journeys. I was very pleased with Swastick. I have absolutely no complaints. All my questions were answered promptly, considering the 12 hour time difference between Texas USA and India. I always have a lot of questions, I never like surprises. and they never failed to respond. I booked this with 2 other people. We booked the Golden Triangle tour so we could see the most popular historical sights. I always request a tour of less than 20 people. It was a guaranteed depart trip and it became a private tour for the 3 of us. Our driver was Sandeep Nirwan Fatehpura. He was waiting for us at the airport. I always arrive 1 day before the tour starts and stay at the hotel the tour will start from. I asked for Swastick to arrange a tour guide for this extra day. They did, and we were comfortably able to get local currency, a little shopping, and relax before the tour started. Sandeep picked us up daily at our hotels, always letting us know the night before what time he would arrive. He was always on time. On the Days we had a local tour guide, they met us in the hotel lobby before our driver arrived. The guides also met us and ensured we were checked into any new hotel we moved to. Then they informed us what our itinerary was for that city. All the tour guides were informative, pleasant and attentive to our needs, and spoke English very well. The itinerary for the trip was spectacular. But our driver made it super spectacular. Sandeep's driving skills were exemplary. Even our tour guides complimented him. He spoke very good English, so when we had no guide along, we were able to ask him questions. This made our long trips to the next city very enjoyable. We felt very safe and secure with him. He always was checking with us to ensure we were comfortable, needed anything, including needing to take a break on the long drives. We also chose to stay 2 days after the standard tour. Initially we were to stay at the same hotel in New Dehli. Sandeep made some suggestions for the extra days. Swastick was able to accommodate us and we added two more villages to our itinerary. We did have to pay an additional fee for the changes. I felt the charges were reasonable. So with accepting the add on, we were able to see more of India's villages, customs and everyday life. The last day we were safely taken to the airport for our journey home.
wanted explore Luxury India Golden Triangle Tour with great guides and driver who can explain history to us tour guides was amazing we got best services that we expected

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There’s no doubt that India is one of the most fascinating, exotic and potentially life changing travel destinations in the world. However, traveling in India can be challenging, especially the first time  and especially for women alone. If you don’t want to  travel India alone or you want to leave the planning and organising to the experts and just enjoy your Indian adventure hassle free then taking one of the many India group tours or small group tours might be a good way to ensure your first trip to India is memorable for the right reasons!

There are so many India group tours it can be difficult to decide which company to go with, which places to see and which itinerary is best. After traveling in India for 5 years and living here for 3 I’m often asked to recommend the best India group tours so I thought it would be helpful to put together a list of my favourites from the companies I know, use and trust and also from friends and readers recommendations. I also wrote a post specifically on the best backpacker tours of India.

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Of course, it is possible, and enjoyable, to backpack India independently, even as a solo female traveller ( check out my tips for women here ) But if you are looking for travel buddies, not feeling too confident or just want to relax and enjoy the trip and let the experts do the planning and navigating, then taking a group tour is a good idea, especially if you have limited time as a tour will allow you to see the best of India without the hassle and time spent planning or figuring out how to get to the next destination.

If you’re on a longer trip it’s also a good idea to start off your Indian adventure with a group tour and then once you’re more acclimatized to the craziness you’ll feel more confident to move on and explore on your own, or maybe even with new friends that you met on the tour. Check out my recommended itinerary for 3 months backpacking in India.

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Which company does the best India group tours?

There are hundreds of tour companies so its important to do your research not just on the tour itinerary and route but on the company as well and check things like the level of comfort and service and the age group and amount of other customers on the tour to make sure it’s the perfect one for you. You don’t want to end up on a bus with 50 other tourists so most of the companies I’ve recommend specialise in small group tours.

I’ve included a whole range of tours in this post so there should be something for everyone. If you are looking for fun, cheap tours for young travellers and backpackers check out this post specifically on the best backpacker tours of India.

Make sure you choose a reputable company, most of the India group tours I recommend are run by my favourite leading adventure tour companies; G Adventures and Intrepid . Both are award winning tour companies that run some awesome, adventurous, fun and socially responsible, small group tours of India. They have a huge selection with something for all budgets, ages and interests.

Both G Adventures and Intrepid offer last min or special deals so check out G Adventures last minute deals and Intrepid last minute deals before you book as you may be able to find a bargain and save money. Intrepid are also running an initiative to help empower local women by employing more women as tour guides on their India tours. Check out this article in The Guardian for more details. 

With local women at the Gateway of India in Mumbai

Geckos Adventures and Contiki are also great for younger travelers as they have really fun and cheap India backpacking tours and trips that are perfect for 18 – 30 somethings. Exodus and Explore also offer good itineraries and small group tours of India aimed at more mature travelers who want more comfort. You can also compare itineraries, reviews and prices from loads of different tour companies and find great deals on Tour Radar  – check out this page where you can  get 60 % off Asia tours.

I wouldn’t really recommend just finding a cheap deal with an unknown Indian company online, while there are some great companies in India (I’ve recommended some at the bottom of the post) there are also alot of scams so it’s better to stick with a reputable global company that has been tried and tested by many travellers over the years, especially if its your first India trip.

One of the gates leading to the City Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Best India Group Tours, Routes and Itineraries

To help you find the perfect trip here are my favourite India group tours. I’ve handpicked the best small group tour companies which visit my favourite places in India with the best itineraries and prices.

I’ve listed them in order for duration so you can see the most of India depending on how much time you have. If you’re short on time taking a tour will enable you to see more than if you traveled independently.

There’s something for everyone, if you’re into cycling, river cruises or culinary tours I’ve also included some suggestions at the end of the post. And why not visit neighbouring Sri Lanka or Nepal on the same trip! There are some tours that combine two of these amazing countries into one incredible trip!

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The best India group tours – 2 weeks or less

If you have 2 weeks or less to explore India then it really does make sense to take a tour because India is such a diverse and huge country and traveling independently can be challenging and time consuming. So in order to see the most you can and have the best experience in 2 weeks or less then this are the best India group tours.

 Intrepid – Golden Triangle Tour – 8 Days

The Golden Triangle tour is the quintessential introduction to India that includes some of the most famous sights in India in a short time. The Golden Triangle includes Delhi, Agra, home to the Taj Mahal and the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur in Rajasthan. This tour with Intrepid also takes you off the tourist trail to visit a village and get an insight into village life in India. Click here for more details and to book. G Adventures also do an 8 day Golden Triangle Tour.

G Adventures – Southern India and Karnataka by Rail– 10 Days

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I often recommend starting your Indian adventure in South India as places like Kerala and Goa are much more chilled out and less chaotic than the cities in North India. This tour visits many of my favourite destinations in South India by rail. Traveling by train in India is the best way to travel and it’s an fascinating experience by itself.

Starting in Goa, you can choose to chill out on the beaches or explore the heritage site of Portuguese Old Goa. Next you’ll explore the magical ruins of Hampi, one of my favourite places in India, and then Mysore with it’s flamboyant palace.

Then visit the Tibetan monastery in Bylakuppe, enjoy the views and fabulous coffee in Madikeri and finish in Kochi in Kerala. This tour is packed with highlights and incredible sights but is far from the busy tourist trail of North India. This is one of my favourite India group tours Click here for prices and to book.

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G Adventures – Kerala Beaches and Backwaters – 7 Days

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South India, especially Kerala and Goa are great places to start your Indian adventure. This tour takes you through the highlights of luscious, tropical Kerala, from historic and multicultural Fort Cochin, to cruising along the famous Kerala backwaters to relaxing on the beaches in Varakala.

A homestay is also included which gives you a chance to experience local life and there’s plenty of opportunities for yoga and Ayurveda. This is a ‘yolo’ trip so it’s perfect for young travellers on a budget.  Click here for more details and to book.

G Adventures – North India by Rail – 9 Days

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If you are visiting India in the hot months (especially April and May) then escape the heat and head to the Himalayas with this tour that takes in the sights of Delhi before heading to Amritsar where you’ll see the incredible Golden Temple and the bizarre India-Pakistan Wagah border ceremony.

Next head up the mountains to Dharamshala, the home of the Dalai Lama, and the hill station of Shimla. As it’s a tour by rail you’ll also get to travel up the mountains on the famous toy train and the tour even include a G Adventures-supported walking tour led by former Delhi streetkids. Click here for more details and to book.

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     5. Exodus: Highlights of Northern India – 8 Days

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This tour by Exodus will suit those looking to explore the best of North India in comfort and at a relaxed pace. The tour visits the Golden Triangle – Delhi, Jaipur and Agra for the Taj Mahal as well the nearby Fatehpur Sikri – the ruins of Emperor Akbar’s deserted royal capital city. You’ll get 2 chances to spot tigers at Ranthambore National Park and take a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi before taking an overnight train back to Delhi. This tour allows you to visit the most iconic sights of North India in only 8 days. Click here to learn more.

    6. Geckos Adventures North India Explorer – 11 Days

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Geckos India backpacking tours are fun, cheap and adventurous. This North India tour with Geckos covers the highlights of the Golden Triangle as well as the holy city of Varanasi and the more charming, off beat gem of Bundi in Rajasthan. Click here for more details and to book.

The Ghats and the holy river Ganges at sunrise in Varanasi

The best India group tours –  2 weeks to 1 month

    7.  intrepid – delhi to goa – 15 days.

This is one of my favourite India group tours as it takes you through the highlights of North India before relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Goa. You’ll visit Delhi, Agra and the Taj Mahal before traveling through the highlights of Rajasthan -the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, the holy city of Pushkar (home to the famous camel festival) and the beautiful lakeside city of Udaipur.

Then you’ll take an overnight train to explore buzzing Bombay (Mumbai) before finishing the tour on the blissed out beaches of Goa. Warning – you might never want to leave Goa so its good that this tour gives you plenty of free time there! This is a ‘basix’ trip so it’s perfect for young travellers on a budget and is one of the most popular India backpacking tours. Click here for more details and to book.

  8. G Adventures – Rajasthan to Varanasi – Trains and Taj– 20 Days

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This tour is the best backpacker tour for North India. It’s a ‘yolo’ trip so it’s fun, adventurous  and affordable and it includes all of the highlights of North India. Some tours skip the less well known places but this one really has all the highlights of Rajasthan, the most colourful, captivating state in India.

The tour visits  Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Udaipur and Bikaner as well as a chance to experience rural village life. You’ll also see the essential cities of Delhi, Agra for the Taj Mahal and the holy city of Varanasi.

This is one of G Adventures most popular backpacking tours of India which is not surprising as the itinerary really has all the must visit places in North India. Click here for more details and to book.

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       9. Geckos Adventures – Big India – 23 Days

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This tour by Geckos is great for backpackers in India. Starting in Delhi you’ll visit all the essential sights of North India including spiritual Varanasi, Agra for the Taj Mahal and Jaipur. You’ll also visit charming, off beat Bundi in Rajasthan before returning to Delhi to take a flight all the way South to Kerala. Next you’ll explore the beaches, jungles and cruise the backwaters of Kerala before visiting the flamboyant palace at Mysore, the magical ruins of Hampi and ending up in Goa.

Once you’re chilling out and partying on the beaches of Goa you might never want to leave so it’s perfect that this trip ends in Goa so you’ll have plenty of time to spend here. This is another of my favourite India group tours as it offers some great highlights of North and South India for a great price. Click here for more details and to book

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      10.  Intrepid – India South and North – 29 Days

This tour takes you to the best of both South and North India. I always recommend starting your India travels in the South and this tour starts in Kochi and takes in the beaches and backwaters and laid back towns of Kerala, flamboyant Mysore and the highlights of Tamil Nadu.

Then fly up to Delhi to see the Golden Triangle and the best of North India and Rajasthan including spotting tigers in Ranthambore National Park and a rural village stay. A great mix of essential must see sights and more laid back, off beat experiences.  Click here for more details and to book

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The best India group tours – 1 month or longer

India is such a huge country with so many amazing places to visit that it’s better if you have a month or more to explore India so you can really start to see a lot more of this incredible country.

    11.  Intrepid – Iconic India – 37 Days 

This is Intrepid’s most encompassing India group tour, starting from Delhi and visiting all the highlights of Rajasthan and the essential cities of Varanasi where you can witness India’s most spiritual city and Agra where you can witness the world’s most beautiful building – the Taj Mahal. Next fly all the way down to South India and explore tropical laid back Kerala including a homestay on the backwaters and the chance to spot wildlife in Periyar National Park.

You’ll also visit the fabulous technicolor temples in Madurai, flamboyant palaces in Mysore and magical ruins and landscapes in enigmatic Hampi before finishing the tour on the blissed out beaches of Goa, which you might never want to leave. Luckily after this tour you’ll have plenty of time for chilling, partying and shopping in Goa. This is one of the most complete India group tours  Click here for more details 

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    12. G Adventures – Indian Odyssey by Rail – 54 Days

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This is the big one that I just couldn’t  leave out – the most epic of all the India group tours! There is just so much to see in India that it would take many, many trips to see it all. I’ve been here for over 2 years and still not seen everything. If you want to see all in 1 epic trip then this tour covers the best of India both South, North, East and West in 54 mind blowing days traveling by train – the best way to travel in India.

This epic all India group tour starts in Delhi, heads up into the Himalayas through the highlights of Rajasthan to Mumbai (Bombay) Chill out on the beaches of Goa and tropical Kerala and see the more off beat but equally awesome heritage sights underrated Karnataka. You’ll travel to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India before hitting up the highlights of Tamil Nadu.

Then visit the city of Hyderabad, the beaches in Puri and the bustling city of Kolkata (Calcutta) before heading into to explore the mountains and monasteries around Darjeeling and Sikkim, not forgetting to experience the holy city of Varanasi before ending the trip of a lifetime back in Delhi. There’s so much in this amazing India group tours I could go on forever so click here for all the details.

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Want to try something different?

Visit india and nepal.

If you want to visit both India and Nepal on the same trip it’s easy by taking the G Adventures Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure – 15 Days. This is the best itinerary I’ve found as it visits not only India’s most famous sights; the Golden Triangle; Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and holy Varanasi but also some more off beat gems like Orchha along the way.

After crossing the border into Nepal you’ll visit Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, stay in a homestay in Chitwan National Park, marvel at the views of the lake and Himalayas in Pokhara before ending in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. See more details here.  Intrepid also offer a 19 day tour of the Highlights of India and Nepal.

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Culinary tours of India

India is known for it’s spicy curries but real, authentic Indian food is totally different and has so much to offer than what you would find in an Indian takeaway back home. Eat your way to the heart of the nation and get a different insight into Indian culture and everyday life on a food or culinary tour of India.

Explore vibrant local markets, sample street food safely, enjoy home cooked meals and learn how to make delicious, authentic Indian food yourself. Intrepid offer some amazing food adventures in India, like this 15 day Real Food Adventure that takes you through the tastes and sights of Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai and Goa. You could also try a quick 3 day Bite Sized Food tours in Delhi. 

Mumbai City and Slum Tours

Reality Tours and Travel are a responsible tour company who provide authentic, fun and off beat day tours that allow you to see the real Mumbai and give some of the profits back to the communities. I went on the tour of Dharavi slum on my first day in India and it was an eye opening and inspiring experience. Click to read more about how visiting Dharavi slum changed my perspectives on poverty.  They also offer bicycle tours, night tours, market and temple tours and village tours.

Cruise along the holy river Ganges

Escape the chaos of the cities and witness a more authentic and laid back way of life cruising along the holy river Ganges on a 12 day trip from Kolkata to Varanasi with G Adventures Cruise the Ganges, you’ll experience off beat villages untouched by tourism, historic and cultural sights and also visit Bodhgaya where the Buddha gained enlightenment.

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Cycling tours of India

Slow down, get off the tourist trail and really experience a whole new side to India on a cycling tour. I would only recommend doing a cycling tour in Winter (Dec – Feb) as the heat might be too much otherwise. Exodus Travels offer great cycling tours in India including Kerala, Rajasthan and the epic Manali to Leh trip. See here for more details.   Intrepid also do a cycling tour of Rajasthan. 

Get off the beaten track in unexplored North East India

Not many travellers make it to the stunning, tribal areas of North East India but I’ve been twice now and really love this very authentic, very different and really unexplored region. Traveling in North East India can be difficult to do independently because of permit requirements and a lack of public transport and hotels so it’s really best to take a tour of North East India.

I’ve travelled twice with Sange from Holiday Scout – an awesome local tour operator that knows this fascinating region in depth. See my review of traveling with Holiday Scout and more on my adventures in North East India here.

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If you don’t want to take a group tour but don’t want to travel India completely alone

If you prefer to create your own bespoke itinerary for your India tour and prefer not to travel as a group tour then check out tour companies like Explore who offer tailor made India tours and holidays which allow you to create your perfect private tour of India.

If you want to travel India independently but want some help planning your trip, creating your perfect itinerary and booking the right trains and hotels then I recommend India Someday. I recently used them for trip across North India and they arranged and booked all my transport and accommodation which saved me a lot of hassle and allowed me to concentrate on just enjoying the trip.

India Someday are perfect if you want to travel India independently but want a little assistance with the planning process to make sure everything is booked and runs smoothly leaving you to just enjoy your trip!  You can read more about my experience with India Someday in my review here and they will also give  solo travellers 20% off and Global Gallivanting readers also get 5% off the trip planning fee (just quote  GLOBALGALLIVANTING5  when enquiring)

Have you traveled on a great group tour of India? Let me know in the comments below and help out another travellers with your tips 🙂 

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22 things you need to know before visiting India

Akanksha Singh

Dec 15, 2023 • 14 min read

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India is a feast for the senses and we've got everything you need to know before you visit © Andrii Lutsyk / Ascent Xmedia / Getty Images

India is a place that overwhelms your senses in the best possible way – nowhere else delivers quite the same barrage of sights, sounds and sensations as this continent-sized country at the heart of Asia.

It would take a lifetime to see all of India , let alone understand every nuance and facet of this nation of 1.4 billion inhabitants. But with a little preparation, you can learn to navigate the richness of this country, from its snow-capped peaks and velvety beaches to its historic temples and luxuriant palaces.

We've collated the top things you need to know about visiting India, but the journey begins before you leave home. Apply for your Indian visa online for a smooth arrival on the subcontinent. Read on for 22 more insider tips that will help make your vacation unforgettable.

1. Plan your trip around the seasons

India has a reputation for being hot and humid, but with beaches, mountains, hills, coastlines and plains all jammed into a relatively small geographical area, the climate is quite diverse. The southwest monsoon brings rainy weather to most of the country from June to September, but this is the best time of year to visit the high-altitude deserts of Ladakh , although depending on the route you take, you risk encountering landslides and floods.

In the far south, there’s also a milder rainy season from October to December. The ideal weather window for travel is from October to May, though temperatures and humidity climb to agonizing levels from March onwards in the run-up to the monsoon. If you find yourself in India in the spring, head to the Himalayan foothills for milder temperatures and good trekking conditions.

2. Get your jabs before you travel

There is no official requirement for vaccinations to enter India (although yellow fever vaccination is needed if you are traveling from a country where the disease is endemic).

That said, it is important that you contact a health professional at least eight weeks before you travel to ensure your jabs are up to date. Vaccinations for diphtheria and tetanus, hepatitis A and B, polio and typhoid are usually recommended, on top of childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.

Vaccinations worth considering for longer trips include Japanese B encephalitis, meningitis and rabies. Monkeys, dogs and cats can all carry the rabies parasite, and infection is fatal if untreated.

A woman relaxes on her bed beneath a mosquito net

3. Take malaria precautions

Depending on where in India you are traveling to, you may want to speak to your healthcare provider about taking a course of anti-malarial tablets. For instance, northeastern and eastern parts of India, as well as the city of Mangalore, have a higher malaria risk.

Always take precautions to avoid mosquito bites – this will also help you avoid dengue fever, a viral infection that is transmitted by mosquitoes to humans. Sleeping under a mosquito net, wearing long sleeves and trousers in light colors, and using a repellent and/or a plug-in mosquito killer with a high concentration of DEET (diethyltoluamide) is advisable.

4. Get insured

Travel insurance is essential for India. Depending on where you travel to, you may find public hospitals are poorly equipped. Additionally, most private clinics and hospitals require payment ahead of treatment. Make sure you are covered for emergency evacuation and also for any adventure activities you plan to get involved in.

If you’re unlucky enough to be a victim of crime, contact the local police station or dial 100 or 112, the national emergency number. You’ll need to get the police to file a report (a “FIR" – First Information Report) to make a claim on your travel insurance.

5. Book ahead for busy times and festivals

India can get very busy from November to February, so affordable accommodation is usually swamped in peak season. It’s a good idea to book ahead, either directly with the venues or via booking aggregator sites such as Agoda and MakeMyTrip .

Also, book train tickets in advance where possible , particularly for popular routes. Tickets can be booked (with a fair amount of hassle) via the government booking site IRCTC or more easily through local booking sites such as 12Go or Cleartrip .

6. Plan your comms before you travel

Many things in India (including train bookings or ordering food online) get easier if you have a local SIM card. Bring an unlocked phone from home (or pick one up locally) and get a phone shop to sign you up for a local pay-as-you-go SIM package on arrival. You’ll need to bring passport photos and photocopies of your passport ID pages to complete the application.

 Women in India dancing during Holi covered in colorful powder

7. Check your lunar calendars

While India officially follows the Gregorian calendar, the major festivals for Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and several other religions follow lunar calendars and fall on different dates from year to year. Always check festival dates before you book your trip (bearing in mind these dates are subject to change); the Indian government maintains a useful online list of public holidays .

8. Learn local etiquette

English is the  lingua franca in most metropolitan areas in India, and you’ll get away with polite hellos, goodbyes and thank yous in smaller towns too. However, if you’re traveling in northern India, you can say "namaste" (I bow to you) with your hands together in a prayer-like gesture in front of your chest. Similarly, when meeting Muslims in north India, you can say "salaam alaikum" (peace be with you) – the correct response is "alaikum salaam." Most of the time, it’s the effort that’s welcomed over pronunciation, so don’t be shy!

Shaking hands is a standard business greeting between men, but outside metropolitan regions, men and women rarely shake. Only ever use your right hand. The same rule applies when passing things to people – including money.

If you get invited to someone’s home, bring a small gift (flowers or sweets are always a safe bet) and remove your shoes before entering. It’s polite to eat and drink what you are offered, even if you don’t really fancy it.

9. Dress modestly

Depending on where in India you are, modesty is taken seriously – especially for women. Travelers of any gender will have an easier time if they wear loose-fitting clothing that covers their legs and arms. Swimwear is only appropriate for the beach – although it is not uncommon to see locals swim fully clothed. To fit in, consider investing in a kurta pyjama (a traditional garment resembling a long shirt and loose trousers for men) or a salwar kameez (a long shirt, loose trousers and scarf for women).

10. What to eat and how to eat it

Many religions in India have their own dietary rules. Muslims avoid pork, many Hindus avoid beef, and some Hindus and Buddhists are vegetarian or vegan. Many Jains are vegetarians who avoid some vegetables (most notably onions, garlic and potatoes) and who try to avoid causing harm to all living creatures. These rules mean vegan and vegetarian food is often easy to find in India.

Eating with your hands is the norm in many restaurants, particularly in parts of southern India. Take your cue from other patrons in the restaurant, and remember to eat with your right hand. Mix rice and curry into balls with your fingers and push it into your mouth with your thumb. Some thalis (plate meals consisting of multiple dishes served in tandem) are served not on a plate but on a washed and flash-heated banana leaf.

11. Haggling is not a game of life and death

Haggling for a fair price when buying things – in street stalls and open-air markets – is a way of life in India. Although it can sometimes be a frustrating experience, losing your temper is extremely bad form – if you can’t agree on a price with the vendor that you are both happy with, politely decline and shop somewhere else.

The rules of the game are as follows. The vendor will quote you a price that is more than the item is worth, then you’ll come back with a counter-offer, working up from there until you reach a mutually agreeable figure.

The “walking away” trick may bring a few last-minute adjustments, but before long, you’ll reach a threshold that the vendor won’t go below. Throwing in extra items may bring a discount on the overall cost. Many travelers prefer not to haggle in places where the money goes directly to artisans.

Two Hindu monks wearing brightly colored clothes and painted faces sit in a temple in India

12. Respect etiquette at religious sites

Religion is taken very seriously in India, so it pays to know the rules and expectations for visits to temples, mosques, monasteries, gurdwaras (Sikh shrines), synagogues and churches. Always check if you are allowed to enter – some temples and mosques are closed to people who don’t follow the faith. Mosques may also be closed to visitors during prayers or on Fridays.

If asked to do so, remove your shoes before entering any religious building, and be prepared to cover your head with a scarf or shawl. Generally, always cover your legs and arms (a sarong can be handy as an emergency cover-all). Some temples also ban leather goods, and many religious sites do not allow photography.

Avoid pointing the soles of your feet towards a person or deity – this is considered disrespectful. The same goes for touching any person or effigy on the head. It is conventional to walk around Buddhist and Hindu shrines in a clockwise direction, in a ceremonial circuit known as a parikrama .

Making an offering or leaving a donation is often expected – locals always offer something, but be wary of people waving receipts showing huge donations. Giving something is appropriate, but don’t feel pressured into leaving large sums.

13. Giving alms is common but up to you

The giving of alms has a long history in India, and foreigners can expect to be approached regularly with requests for money. Whether you give or not is a personal choice, but many Indians give on a daily basis, particularly when visiting temples and mosques. Be aware that some requests for money will be scams, and you may be able to do more good by giving your time or cash to charity or aid organizations you’ve taken time to research, rather than handing out cash.

14. Respect local social attitudes

India has complex social rules about respect for elders. Depending on where you are traveling to, older people are often greeted with the honorific “auntie” or “uncle,” and the ending ji may also be added to someone’s name as a sign of respect.

Outside bigger cities, India can be quite conservative when it comes to interactions between unmarried men and women. Also, most parts of India are conservative when it comes to same-sex relationships. Whatever your sexuality, it’s best to avoid public displays of affection.

15. Street harassment is unfortunately common

Although harassment can happen anywhere, parts of India are constantly in the news owing to a lack of women’s safety. Beyond long, unwelcome stares and persistent attempts to start a conversation, more serious assaults are also a risk. Groping is common in crowds (particularly during festivals).

Exercise caution like you would anywhere else, and remain alert. Never get into a taxi or auto rickshaw containing anyone other than the driver, and avoid walking alone in quiet areas, particularly at night. Decline offers of food or drinks from strangers.

If traveling by public transport as a woman, it's best to seek out train carriages and designated seating reserved for women. Wearing a wedding ring (even if not married) and using dark sunglasses and headphones can buy you some privacy on public transport. If you are being hassled, drawing loud attention to the intrusion may encourage others to come to your aid.

16. Keep track of security situations in India

India has seen deadly attacks by separatist and Marxist groups and Kashmiri insurgents. Monitor the local news and be alert for suspicious behavior, particularly around major tourist sites. Always check the security situation before traveling to Srinagar and the Kashmir Valley in case of flare-ups of unrest. Strikes, demonstrations and protests are also best avoided, as violence is a risk. It goes without saying but in the event of trouble, obey local curfews and stay inside – your hotel is probably the safest place to be.

A man sits on the side of a red rock mountain in the Indian Himalayas

17. Take the altitude seriously when hiking

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a risk when traveling above 2500m (8202ft), which covers most of the Indian Himalayas . AMS can be fatal, so always ascend slowly and take rest days to allow your body to acclimate to significant elevation changes. If you begin to feel ill while hiking in the mountains, stop, and if your symptoms don’t improve, descend immediately.

18. Familiarize yourself with local rules and regulations

India has a few laws and regulations that visitors might be unfamiliar with. For instance, taking photographs of bridges, the periphery of military camps and border crossings – or flying drones over them – is considered a serious security issue.

When traveling by plane internally in India, you may be asked to surrender batteries from devices in your cabin bags. Smoking is banned in most public places, and a few states also have bans on the consumption of beef – killing or injuring a cow in a road accident, even accidentally, can lead to violent reprisals.

To avoid sticky situations, take the time to research where you’re going, and talk to staff at your hotel or hostel or your B&B host for advice on things to be aware of.

19. Steer clear of drugs

India may have a reputation amongst travelers as a place to push boundaries, but its drug laws are strict. Possessing even small amounts of drugs for personal use can lead to a prison sentence.

Some religious groups are permitted to consume marijuana for ceremonial purposes, but that often doesn’t extend to tourists. You can, however, find bhaang – a marijuana mixture made with the leaves (rather than the bud) of the cannabis plant – at government-approved bhaang shops.

20. Avoid the tap water

The tap water in India is not potable. Drinking or brushing your teeth with it can be a fast track to stomach troubles – the most common illness tourists experience in India. Stick to purified or bottled water (or even better, purify your own to avoid contributing to India’s plastic waste mountain).

The water rule extends to ice (be wary of ice in drinks and ice cream) and to uncooked foods, particularly salads and dishes such as coriander chutneys, which may have been washed with contaminated water. When eating fruit, stick to things you can peel or wash thoroughly yourself, and be cautious of freshly prepared juices. Hot drinks are generally fine, so drink your fill of chai (milky tea, often spiced and sweet).

Traveler with laptop sits on top view point on the mountain valley

21. Watch local news to keep track of natural disasters

Some geographical areas in India are prone to natural disasters, and the risk is higher in certain seasons. Hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, for instance, often see flash flooding and landslides during the monsoon. Be alert to signs of natural disasters and keep an eye on the local news so you know which areas to avoid. Follow the Indian Meteorological Department’s website as well as their social media handle for timely updates.

If you are caught up in a natural disaster, follow the advice of emergency workers and try to leave the area quickly.

22. Spot the scams

India has a reputation for scams designed to separate tourists from their money, and touts and confidence tricksters can often be found where tourists gather. Get tourist information and make bookings at official offices, rather than “tourist offices” you have been led to by people offering unsolicited help.

If anyone steers you to a hotel, shop or other establishment without you asking, they may be angling for a commission, which will be added to the price you pay. Be dubious of claims that the place you want to go is “closed” – always check yourself to be sure.

Exercise common sense and be wary of deals that sound too good to be true – for example, the gem scam, where travelers are tricked into buying worthless gems to “sell at a profit back home.”

This article was first published March 2022 and updated December 2023

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West Bengal is mostly known for its cultural attractions, the serene beauty of Darjeeling, and the cultural richness of Shantiniketan. However, beyond these well-known destinations, West Bengal holds a treasure trove of offbeat places waiting to be explored. From hidden hill stations to quaint villages, here are some of the prominent offbeat destinations in West Bengal that promise an unforgettable experience for travellers seeking something unique.

Situated on the banks of the Ichamati River, Taki is a charming riverside town in the North 24 Parganas district. Known for its scenic beauty and tranquil ambiance, Taki is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway from Kolkata. Visitors can enjoy boat rides on the river, explore the quaint village lanes, and savor delicious Bengali cuisine at local eateries.

Mirik is a picturesque hill station renowned for its serene lakes and lush tea gardens. The centerpiece of Mirik is the Sumendu Lake, where visitors can enjoy leisurely strolls and paddleboat rides. With its pleasant climate and panoramic vistas of the Himalayas.

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Mukutmanipur in Bankura district is a lesser-known destination in Bengal. The place is famous for its Kangsabati Dam reservoir, offering amazing views of the surrounding hills and forests. Visitors can enjoy boating, birdwatching, and nature walks.

Kalimpong is a lesser-explored hill station known for its stunning views, vibrant culture, and colonial charm. The place offers a more laid-back atmosphere compared to its popular neighbors like Darjeeling and Gangtok. Visitors can explore its bustling markets, visit Buddhist monasteries, and embark on scenic hikes.

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There’s probably no other country on the planet that blazes its way into your memory like India.

Years later, you can still hear the morning calls of the chai wallahs; see smoke curling over the Ganges during a golden Varanasi sunrise , and smell the rich aromas of simmering curry. A lot of India tours rush from highlight to highlight, ticking them off in a blur of temples and tikka. But not us. Our India holidays are more about spotting Bengal tigers in Ranthambhore or Panna National Park, hanging with nomads in Jaisalmer, meeting the holy men of Pushkar, or hunting down the best street eats. This isn’t just the India you see on postcards. This is India as it is . Raw, bizarre and totally addictive.

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Best time to visit india.

Due to India's size and topography, the climate varies from place to place but the best time to visit, generally speaking, is in the winter from December until early March. During the coolest months (December-January), temperatures can get quite cold in Delhi and in the north, especially at night. The whole country tends to get very hot from April onwards and most regions experience the summer from late May to around October. The summer offers hot and humid conditions, although this is considered one of the best times to visit Ladakh and the hills.

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Culture and customs

India is one of the world’s oldest civilisations with a culture steeped in ancient beliefs and traditions. Religion also plays a massive role in everyday life with 80% of the population practising Hinduism while the remaining 20% is divided into Muslim (India has the world’s second-largest Muslim population), Christian, Sikhism and Buddhist populations.

At its core, India remains a deeply conservative nation; however, it has been touched by rapid modernization and Western influences in recent years. Some families still adhere to a traditional structure (especially in more rural areas) with generations living under the same roof, the eldest male at the head of the family and arranged marriages. But this is becoming less and less popular, particularly in larger cities, where Western ideas and societal shifts heavily influence the culture due to things like Bollywood films.

While some behavioural standards remain the same (public displays of affection are still taboo), it’s important to keep in mind that with more than one billion people speaking over 122 languages across 28 states and seven territories, it’s impossible to describe one unified culture for the entire nations and the character of India’s people can vary greatly from city to city.

Witness India's multi-faceted culture firsthand on a Delhi to Goa adventure - 15 days

Top places to visit in India

Surely there isn't a more iconic image of India than the Taj Mahal. It's spectacular and soul-stirring, but words simply aren't enough to describe the beauty of this immense mausoleum (even when it's packed with tourists). Best known as a monument to love and loss, the 17th-century building was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his second wife – a bold declaration of love, indeed!

Wander around Agra on our 3 day Taj Mahal Extension or on our 15 day Real Kathmandu to Delhi tour.

2. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Welcome to Udaipur, India's most romantic city that could easily give Venice a run for its money. You'll undoubtedly fall in love as you explore its grand marble palaces, shimmering lakes, and winding alleys filled with cosy chai bars and dizzying bazaars. It's also a popular hub for Indian artists, dancers, and musicians whose talents will pull you deeper under Udaipur's spell.

Get lost in the beauty of Udaipur on our 15 day Rajasthan Experience or on our 15 day Classic Rajasthan tour.

3. Ranthambhore National Park

Ranthambhore National Park was once a famous hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, but these days it's a haven for wildlife. Jump into a 4WD and search for Bengal tigers, hyenas, jackals, deer, langurs, marsh crocodiles and more. You can also hike up to the stunning ruins of the 10th-century fort or experience the peace and tranquillity of the ancient Ganesh temple (one of the oldest temples in India).

Go wildlife spotting on our 14 day Premium India in Depth tour or on our 10 day Northern India Family Holiday.

4. Kerala Backwaters

Surrounded by tea and coffee plantations and connected by a series of blissful, palm-shaded backwaters, Kerala is a peaceful oasis deep within India's colourful chaos. Float along the dreamy waters of rural Kerala on a houseboat, paddle over to an island village on a pole boat for an overnight homestay with a local family, and enjoy traditional Keralan food served on a banana leaf.

Explore the Kerala Backwaters on our 13 day Premium South India tour or on our 13 day Classic South India tour.

5. Varanasi

Varanasi is a place that will be etched in your memory long after your time in India is over. Uncover the stories and secrets of this holy city with your local guide, get lost in the laneways, cruise along the golden Ganges at dawn, or witness ancient religious traditions and groups of pilgrims praying in the river. Even if all you do in Varanasi is sit along the ghats and watch life go by, you'll walk away with countless stories to tell.

Experience Varanasi's holiness on our 4 day Varanasi Homestay Extension , on our 11 day India Getaway or on our 11 day Real North India adventure.

This holy, desert city is one of the main pilgrimage destinations for Hindus. Explore the bustling ghats and temples around Pushkar Lake, watch devout rituals and worship at the Brahma Temple, share a meal with a local family while learning about their life and culture, or hike up the hill to the beautiful Savitri Temple for unbeatable sunrise views over the town.

Embark on a pilgrimage on our 22 day North India Revealed tour or on our 15 day Cycle Rajasthan tour.

Get ready for delicious bites and lots of Bollywood. Some say Mumbai is the food capital of India, and you'll see, smell and taste huge culinary diversity here that celebrates regional cuisines from across the country. You might also like to watch life go by at Dhobi Ghat (the world’s largest outdoor laundry), check out the Bollywood Walk of Fame, or explore the sprawling Crawford Market selling everything from fruit to jewellery.

Snack your way through Mumbai on our 15 day India Real Food Adventure .

8. Dharamsala

The mountainous Himalayan town of Dharamsala, also known as McLeod Ganj, is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. Tibetan culture is central to life here and it won't take long for the town's calming, grounding energy to wash over you. Sip chai and watch robed monks strolling between the monasteries, listen to the prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, and visit the Dalai Lama’s temple.

Soak up the Tibetan culture on our 13 day Mountains & Mystics of India tour.

9. Rishikesh

Not only is Rishikesh the yoga capital of the world, but it's also one of the best places to experience the sacred soul of the Ganges. Join a yoga or meditation class along the riverbanks, enjoy delicious vegetarian food in one of the many rooftop cafes, go white-water rafting down the Ganges for a different perspective of this holy river, or experience the nightly fire ritual known as Ganga Aarti at one of the city's dazzling temples.

Meditate in Rishikesh on our 19 day Best of India tour.

Tinged with Portuguese influence (and flavours!), the state of Goa boasts lovely beaches, rich traditions, World Heritage-listed buildings and mouth-watering food. Kick back with a coconut (or cocktail), join a yoga class on the beach, visit a local spice farm to learn about some of the essential ingredients in Indian cuisine, or pick up fresh ingredients at the market and cook up a storm with a local Goan cook.

Experience Goa on our 37 day Iconic India tour or on our 16 day South India Revealed tour.

The gorgeous pink stone buildings in Jaipur’s old town have earned the city its 'Pink City' nickname. Discover buzzing bazaars filled with handcrafted textiles and jewellery, dodge camel carts and rickshaws as you stroll through the streets, explore the oh-so-impressive Amber Fort, or visit the home of a local Brahmin family to learn about their culture and way of life over a delicious homemade meal.

Marvel at Jaipur's pink-hued streets on our 8 day India's Golden Triangle tour or on our 12 day India Women's Expedition.

Home to the magnificent Mysore Palace and the birthplace of Ashtanga yoga, there's no denying Mysore is one of South India's most captivating cities. Lose yourself in the grandeur of the palace's ornately decorated rooms, marvel at the intricate Hoysala architecture of Keshava Temple, go on a hunt for the tastiest idli, or share a tasty biryani lunch with a local family.

Explore Mysore on our 15 day Southern India tour.

Delhi is a place where ancient temples stand beside Bollywood billboard ads, people commute to work alongside sacred cows and monkeys, and pockets of peace exist within the chaos. The electric energy of India's capital city is palpable, and while it can take some getting used to, there's no denying the excitement of discovering new sights, sounds, tastes and smells at every turn – especially when you have a local leader by your side.

Experience the chaos of Delhi on our 15 day Delhi to Kathmandu tour or on our 9 day North India Highlights tour.

14. Thar Desert, Rajasthan

Check another item off your bucket list as you travel across the pristine dunes of the Thar Desert on camelback, stopping at a few dhanis (small villages) along the way. When you reach your camp, enjoy dinner in the relaxing desert ambience before sleeping in a comfy permanent tent under the stars. This desert safari is bound to be one of the main highlights of your adventure.

Soak into the sand on our 16 day Real Rajasthan tour or on our 11 day Rajasthan Adventure .

Food and drink

Intrepid believes that one of the best ways to experience a country is by eating. Whether you're sampling street food, savouring a cheap eat or indulging in a banquet, there are endless options to choose from wherever you are in the world. Indian food is one of the world's most favoured cuisines, and travellers will be in for a real treat when visiting India. Relying heavily on spices and vegetables, vegetarians will be delighted with the multitude of meat-free dishes available and visitors will be able to notice marked differences in the cuisines of each region.

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Geography and environment

India shares land borders with   Bangladesh ,   China , Pakistan,   Nepal ,   Myanmar   and   Bhutan , and also has wide stretches of coastline along the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. As the seventh largest country in the world, India is home to a variety of terrains - the Himalayas of the north, the deserts and plains of the west, the fertile waterways of the south and the hills and forests of the east. Development is occurring at a rapid pace, with India's large, sprawling cities consisting of everything from five star hotels to shanty towns, and with modern malls and cinemas sitting comfortably alongside bazaars and street food vendors. A trip through India will reveal a diverse range of landscapes, villages, cities and environments.

History and government

Early history.

Humans have inhabited India for as long as 75,000 years, with early civilisations flourishing as early as 3300 BC. Over the centuries, India both influenced and was influenced by other nations and kingdoms, with far-reaching trade, conquest and migration spreading the subcontinent's culture far and wide. Empires rose and fell over the centuries, with the wealthy Mughal Dynasty ruling most of India by 1600. At the same time, different European nations started showing an interest in India after being brought to the area for trade. The Portuguese, Dutch, British and French all had vested interests in India, with the British East India Company being given the rights to trade in India in 1617. The 1857 rebellion and War of Independence culminated in the decline of Mughal rule and were considered the first movements against the British Raj's heavy-handed rule of the country.

Recent history

By the 1920s, India's independence movement had grown considerably with Mohandas Gandhi leading mass movements based on passive resistance and non-cooperation against the British Raj. Although it took decades, India finally gained independence in 1947. More recently, India has seen dramatic societal changes mainly due to modernisation and globalisation. A new wave of prosperity has seen the rise of the middle class, with men and women entering into new work roles in telecommunications, manufacturing and business. India's large cities are dealing with the mass migration of rural citizens, who are moving to the city to seek better employment, education and opportunities for their children.

Top 10 Sensory Experiences of India

1. potent pleasures.

Breathe in the intoxicating aroma of fresh spices while wandering through the bustling markets of India. Cardamom, coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg are classic spices of the subcontinent and aren't hard to find - the fresh scent envelopes markets across the country.

2. Fiery flavours

Treat your tastebuds to the spicy flavours of India with a traditional aromatic curry. Indulge in the heady mix of coconut milk, chilli, ginger, ghee and spices, then cool down by sipping on a refreshing Lassi - the prefect antidote to the unrelenting heat of an Indian curry.

3. Colourful chaos

Experience the urban cacophony of Delhi - a unique collision of cultures, cattle and people. Hear the rumble of cars, truck and buses, the frantic calls of street vendors and hawkers, the sizzle of food and the rustic ring of a cow bell in this unforgettable and irrepressible city.

4. In the pink

Admire the dazzling pink hues of Jaipur. Watch the historic palaces, forts, temples and monuments of the 'Pink City' be bathed in a dusky pink glow as the golden sun sets over the dramatic Aravalli Range.

5. Rat race

Walk barefoot through the Karni Mata Temple as thousands of rats scamper across the marble floor. Just felt a furry rodent scurry over your feet? Fear not - it's a sign of good luck in this unique rat-worshipping temple.

6. Instant karma

Experience the multi-sensory wonder of an Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Hear the clanging of bells, watch the luminous glow of fire, smell wafts of pungent incense and hear rousing devotional songs and mantras. Be immersed in the fire and prayer of this Hindu ritual and be changed forever.

7. Gorgeous Goa

Sit beachside in Goa and gaze into the sublime beauty of the ocean. Take a moment to kick back and soak up the clear skies and deep blue sea of this exotic island. Watch the sun's rays shimmer on the horizon and bask in the golden glow of this balmy retreat.

8. Silky sophistication

For a slice of extravagance, feel the soft, luxurious touch of traditional Indian silk. Made in a variety of vibrant colours and perfect for making everything from saris to prayer mats and decorative hangings to upholstery, the inimitable feel of finely crafted silk is a simple pleasure in life.

9. Answered prayers

Hear the flutter of prayer flags as they flap in the wind near the isolated monasteries of Dharamsala. In a stark environment of rugged, mountainous landscapes, quietness permeates the air, except for the unique sound of prayer flags collecting prayers and sending them to the heavens above.

10. Big screen brilliance

Be treated to a feast for the senses at a bombastic Bollywood movie screening. Covet the glamorous costumes, marvel at the energetic choreography and delight in the lively music. Revel in the razzle dazzle of the whole spectacle and be swept away by the irresistible charm of India's triumphant cinematic phenomenon.

India's fragrant bazaars, modern boutiques and village markets are brimming with wares harnessing centuries of artistic traditions. With talented artisans and top quality items at low prices, India is a shopper's paradise. It's a good idea to check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to bring certain items back into your home country. Australia and New Zealand generally have strict quarantine laws.

Things to buy in India

1. Jewellery

From big, chunky ornate silver earrings to vibrant bangles and bold statement rings, India's silversmiths and jewellery makers ensure there are lots of pieces to choose from in the bazaars and shops.

2. Wraps, scarves and shawls

Whether you're looking for pricey pashmina, luxurious silk or colourful cotton, India has a huge variety of materials to wrap yourself in.

If you're lucky enough to be able to bring tea into your home country, then pick up some of the world's finest tea from the Darjeeling, Assam or Nilgiri regions.

Indian cotton sheets, embroidered bed spreads and colourful cushion covers can be picked up in bazaars at a fraction of the price paid elsewhere.

Many shops are open between 9 am and 7 pm, Monday through Saturday, though hours can vary at bazaars. Most shops are closed on Sunday.

Festivals and events in India

Many of India’s biggest festivals are religious and follow either the Indian lunar calendar or the Islamic calendar. The dates may change each year, but the fervour of celebration never does. Some of the best and biggest festivals to keep an eye out for in India are:

Holi (Festival of Colour)

Take a whole lot of coloured powder and water, add thousands of happy people not afraid to get a little (or a lot) dirty and you have Holi – a technicolour Hindu celebration that marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. Celebrations take place across India in either February or March.

Diwali (Festival of Lights)

India’s biggest festival – meaning ‘rows of lighted lamps’, people decorate their homes with colourful lights, candles are lit and firework displays take place across the country. The celebrations are particularly spectacular in Varanasi, where illuminated candles and earthen lamps are floated down the Ganges River as fireworks light up the sky. This five-day festival takes place every October or November.

Gujarat Kite Festival

Large, colourful and unusual kites flood the skies of Gujarat each January to commemorate the start of summer and beginning of harvest. Purchase your own at Patang Bazaar, a famous kite market, or just watch the others dance through the sky.

Mumbai Ganesh Festival

The birth of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh, is celebrated for 10-days each August or September in cities across India, but Mumbai takes it to another level. An incredible energy can be felt throughout the city as people pack the streets for a massive party and an elaborate statue of Ganesh is paraded around.

Pushkar Camel Fair

Thousands of camels (and their owners dressed in their finest garb) descend upon Rajasthan's Pushkar for the annual camel fair. Camels are traded and raced, acrobats and performers entertain crowds at a nearby fair, while finely dressed males and bejewelled females take the chance to let their hair down.

Learn more about festivals in India

Further reading

Similar destinations.

We have a variety of similar destinations, trips and routes that you could consider! Tie another trip into your holiday, or, see how we can help you get from A to B. We have tours departing from a variety of locations around India. The options below may be of interest:

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India travel FAQs

Do i need a covid-19 vaccine to join an intrepid trip.

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling?

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

Is it safe to travel to India?

India can be overwhelming sometimes, but it's generally a safe country for travellers and many people enjoy their time without any problems.

Is it safe for women to travel in India?

India can be overwhelming sometimes but most travellers enjoy their time in India without any problems. That said, some regions experience ongoing issues, and there are several things a traveller should keep in mind when travelling through India to minimise their chances of running into any trouble.

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

Yes, all foreigners entering India will need a visa. Whether you can apply for an e-visa is dependent on your nationality, the duration of your India tour and how you plan on entering the country.

Is tipping customary in India?

While travelling through India, on a tour or otherwise, it’s expected one would tip porters, drivers, restaurant staff and other service workers given the low wages they earn.

What is the internet access like in India?

Internet access is generally very good in India, with most cafes, restaurants and accommodations offering free wi-fi, even in the more rural areas. There is also good phone coverage for data use if you choose to purchase a local SIM card to stay connected for the duration of your India tour.

If you do wish to purchase a local SIM in India, make sure your phone has been unlocked before your tour begins. There are quite a number of carriers that are all very competitive, but Airtel is probably the best option for travellers. You’ll need to a copy of your passport and visa to pick up a SIM, and the process can sometimes be a hassle, but rates in India are very affordable given the competition.

Can I use my mobile while in India?

Yes, you’ll be able to use your mobile phone while on an India tour, but only if you have activated global roaming or purchased a local SIM card.

What are the toilets like in India?

Squat toilets are the most common toilets in India. Always carry your own toilet paper and soap or hand sanitizer, as they are usually not provided. Flushable, Western-style toilets can be found in up-market restaurants, some higher-end hotels and in some tourist areas.

What will it cost for a...?

India’s unit of currency is the rupee:

  • Cup of tea = INR 7-10
  • Small bottle of beer = INR 150-350
  • Meal at a local restaurant (thali, masala dosa or similar) = INR 100-200
  • Meal in a tourist restaurant = INR 350-600

Can I drink the tap water in India?

India is notorious among travellers for sickness – we’ve all heard horror stories about Delhi belly. We do not recommend ever drinking the tap water in India, and travellers should avoid drinks with ice and foods that haven’t been cooked or peeled. Salad is off the menu for now ­– let your inner-child rejoice!

Are credit cards widely accepted in India?

Credit cards are being accepted an increasing number of cafes, shops, restaurants and accommodations in India, with Mastercard and Visa being the most common. That said, cash is still king, especially outside of cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai.

What is ATM access like in India?

ATMs are widespread across India in both cities and smaller towns. Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus and Maestro are the most commonly accepted cards, but of those Visa and Mastercard are more likely to have success. The daily withdrawal limit differs from bank to bank.

What is the weather like in India?

The weather in India varies from region to region, but it’s generally safe to say that December–February sees dry, cooler weather before the heat intensifies from March–May. June, July and August are the monsoon months, though the amount of rain differs across the country, while October, September and November see rainfall ease once more.

What public holidays are celebrated in India?

India has different classifications of holidays because of the multitude of faiths in the country. There are compulsory holidays and then various others chosen by government offices within each state. The following are the compulsory ‘gazetted holidays’ taken by government offices across India:

  • 26 Jan: Republic Day
  • Feb/Mar: Maha Shivaratri*
  • Mar/Apr: Rama Navami*
  • Apr: Mahavir Jayanti*
  • Mar/Apr: Good Friday*
  • May: Buddha’s Birthday*
  • May: Eid ul-Fitr (end of Ramadan)*
  • Jul/Aug: Eid ul-Adha*
  • 15 Aug: Independence Day
  • Aug/Sep: Janmashtami*
  • Aug/Sep: Islamic New Year*
  • Sep/Oct: Dussehra*
  • Oct: Birth of the Prophet Mohammed*
  • 2 Oct: Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday
  • Oct/Nov: Diwali*
  • Nov: Guru Nanak Jayanti*
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day

* Please note, India public holidays may vary.

Is India safe for LGBTQIA+ travellers?

The majority of Indian society is still conservative, and while most travellers will have a welcoming and hospitable experience, discretion is still advised for LGBTQIA+ travellers, particularly in more remote towns and villages which may be more conservative. The same advice is also given to heterosexual couples (and couples of all other sexual orientations) as public displays of affection other than hugging and holding hands are generally frowned upon.

For more detailed and up-to-date advice, we recommend visiting  Equaldex  or  ILGA  before you travel.

Is India accessible for travellers with disabilities?

Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and, where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

As a general rule, knowing some common words in the local language, carrying a written itinerary with you and taking to the streets in a group, rather than solo, can help make your travel experience the best it can be.

What to wear in India

What you decide to pack and wear in India will depend on where you are and what time of year it is. The weather across India usually follows the monsoon cycle, so it’s quite easy to plan what to pack when it comes to rain, but temperatures will vary quite a bit from the north to the south.

How do I stay safe and healthy while travelling?

Intrepid takes the health and safety of its travellers seriously and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone. We recommend that all travellers check with their government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure:

From Australia?

Go to: Smart Traveller

From Canada?

Go to:  Canada Travel Information

From the UK?

Go to:  UK Foreign Travel Advice

From New Zealand?

Go to:  Safe Travel

From the US?

Go to:  US Department of State

The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.

How will I be travelling around India?

Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.

Depending on which trip you're on while in India, you may find yourself travelling by Jeeps.

Safari through jungles and national parks aboard a jeep, which is ideal for conquering the difficult terrain and offers supreme wildlife viewing opportunities.

Cruising the waterways of India is a revealing, inspiring experience. Whether it’s the iconic Ganges or peaceful Kerala backwaters, seeing India from the water is a must.

Travelling by train is one of the great experiences of India. It's a system which looks like chaos, but it works - and well.

Use the efficient metro to get around the sights and suburbs of Delhi.

Zip around the big cities of India by auto rickshaw.

What kind of accommodation will I be staying in?

Travelling with Intrepid is a little bit different. We endeavour to provide travellers with an authentic experience to remember, so we try to keep accommodation as unique and traditional as possible.

When travelling with us in India you may find yourself staying in a homestay.

Make new friends, feast on authentic home cooking and receive kind hospitality while staying with friendly families in India.

With walks, wildlife spotting and adventure sports nearby, staying in a jungle resort is the perfect way to see another side of India.

From ex-royal palaces to historic hill stations and converted forts, India is full of heritage properties that have been turned into comfortable accommodation with an old-world touch.

What is it like travelling on a small group tour?

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or you’re about to embark on your first trip, travelling can be as intimidating as it is exciting. That's the beauty of a small group tour. From handling the logistics and organising amazing cultural activities to local leaders who know each destination like the back of their hand (like which street has the best markets and where to get the most authentic food), travelling on a small group tour with Intrepid will give you unforgettable travel experiences without the hassle that comes with exploring a new place. Plus, you'll have ready-made friends to share the journey with. All you have to do is turn up with a healthy sense of adventure and we’ll take care of the rest.

Does my trip to India support The Intrepid Foundation?

Yes, all Intrepid trips support the Intrepid Foundation. In fact, we make a donation on behalf of every traveller. Trips to India directly support our foundation partner, Positive Change for Marine Life. 

Positive Change for Marine Life

Positive Change for Marine Life nurtures ocean health with community-led conservation initiatives. Donations help them expand and implement vital programs in India that empower local communities, support sustainable fishing practices, restore marine habitats and drive policy change. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

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Travel Insurance for India: U.S. Visitor Requirements & Quotes

Imogen Sharma

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • You must have a visa and a valid passport to visit India .
  • Although travel insurance isn’t required, it’s advisable to at least purchase travel medical and medical evacuation coverage because India won’t accept your U.S. health insurance .
  • More comprehensive policies can also cover other travel mishaps , such as trip cancellations and delays, lost baggage and car rentals.
  • According to our research, our top picks for travel insurance for India come from Seven Corners, Tin Leg and AXA Assistance USA ( skip ahead to view these plans ).
  • Costs for travel insurance vary, but you can typically find basic medical coverage for less than $1 per day .
  • To view multiple plans at once and find the best coverage to suit your needs, try using an online comparison tool .

India is a vast and diverse country. Each region offers a vibrant culture and mesmerizing architecture. This enthralling country also comes with a unique set of risks, which means that buying travel insurance for India should be a top priority before departure.

Whether you’re taking a luxury train journey through a wild jungle or camel trekking in the Thar Desert, comprehensive coverage helps you manage expenses in case of emergencies or unexpected delays.

Finding the right coverage for India travel can be a complicated process. 

This guide covers critical information to help you pick an adequate policy, including:

  • An overview of India travel requirements
  • Typical travel insurance coverage options for India
  • The cost of travel insurance for a trip to India

Our top picks for the best india travel insurance

  • Seven Corners: Best Value for Robust Coverage & Medical Emergencies
  • Tin Leg: Best Rated Overall
  • AXA Assistance USA: Best for Budget Friendly Travelers

Our top picks for travel insurance for India

Seven corners.

Tin Leg

AXA Assistance USA

Are there covid-19 restrictions for u.s. tourists.

No, as of February 13, 2023, there are no COVID-19 restrictions for U.S. tourists.

Do I need a visa or passport to travel to India?

You need both a visa and a passport to travel to India . You can apply for an eVisa online. If you’re approved, you can travel in India for up to 60 days. Make sure to apply at least four days before you’re scheduled to arrive. To stay longer, you must apply for a standard tourist visa at the nearest Indian consulate or embassy.

Before you apply, check the expiration date on your passport . The document must be valid for at least six months after the application date. Indian immigration officials require two blank pages to accommodate visas and stamps.

Is it safe to visit India?

India can be a safe destination for savvy tourists — however, you must exercise a great deal of caution . Petty crime is common, as are scams. Female travelers must be especially careful as there have been many reports of sexual assault and violence against women, including tourists. The U.S. Department of State advises women to dress according to local custom and avoid traveling alone in India. 

There is also a chance of terrorism and civil unrest throughout India, particularly in the northeastern states, central and eastern India and areas near the Pakistan border.

India does not require tourists to have travel insurance . However, traveling in India can come with a significant amount of risk. A travel insurance policy covers medical care and medical evacuation, so you can move around the country with peace of mind. If you become injured or sick, you won’t be saddled with an expensive medical bill.

Travel insurance also protects you from other unexpected circumstances that could affect your trip. If a natural disaster forces you to cancel or a political protest disrupts your plans, your policy can help reduce the financial impact. 

It can also help you prepare for other risks, such as those discussed below.

Risk of pickpockets and tourist scams

Pickpockets and petty thieves run rampant in India, often targeting unsuspecting tourists. They operate in crowded tourist destinations, such as airports and famous sites like the Taj Mahal.

Tourist scams are another common occurrence in India. Scammers try to lure travelers with false promises, only to extort them for money or put them in dangerous situations. In other cases, criminals drug visitors before robbing them. Travel insurance with coverage for personal items can help pay to replace stolen items.

Risk of canceled day trips or tours

Tours and day trips are a popular way to see sights in India. Since many operators have little to no oversight, they may cancel these excursions at the last minute without reimbursing you. Certain travel insurance policies can reduce the risk of financial loss by covering nonrefundable costs for interrupted or canceled tours.

Risk of political demonstrations 

Political demonstrations in India can be large and disruptive. In some cases, they affect airlines, train lines and major roadways. When a demonstration arises before or during your trip, you may have a hard time reaching your destination. In some cases, widespread protests make it too dangerous for foreigners to visit the affected areas. A travel insurance policy can help you recover the costs of canceling the trip, rebooking flights, or making unexpected hotel stays.

Risk of severe weather conditions

Many parts of India experience severe weather at various times throughout the year. In southern India, the monsoon season often brings severe flooding; the northern part of the country sees intense dust storms. Dangerous heat waves are possible across most of the country. While you can’t predict serious weather events, you can use insurance to prevent significant financial losses if storms affect your trip.

As with any type of insurance, every plan offers different types and levels of coverage.

We break down some of the most common coverage types below.

Trip cancellation insurance

Trip cancellation coverage helps you recover prepaid, nonrefundable trip costs if you have to cancel your plans. Travel to India is expensive, especially if you’re booking popular hotels and tours. If you fall ill a week before your flight and you’re too sick to travel, insurance can ensure that you don’t lose money in the process.

Trip delay insurance

This type of insurance covers the extra expenses that arise if your India trip is held up due to circumstances beyond your control. If your connecting flight from Amsterdam to New Delhi is pushed to the next day, insurance can cover a last-minute hotel booking and taxis to and from the airport. Keep your receipts, and you might also be able to get reimbursed for meals and nonrefundable hotel stays in your final destination.

Trip interruption insurance

Trip interruption coverage kicks in if unexpected circumstances require you to cut your vacation short. As long as the reason for the interruption is covered, the policy will typically refund the non-refundable costs of the rest of the trip . It might also cover the flight back to the U.S.

Travel medical insurance

If you get hurt or fall ill while you’re exploring India — a possibility, given the country’s inconsistent safety regulations — travel medical insurance covers the costs. In most cases, you’ll need to pay the healthcare bills first and file a claim for reimbursement. Some plans will work directly with the medical provider to settle bills if you need hospitalization after an accident or a bout of dengue fever.

Medical evacuation insurance

Medical evacuation coverage pays for your transportation in case of a medical emergency. It’s critical for trips to India — healthcare facilities aren’t always available away from major cities. That means if you’re injured while trekking in the Himalayas or cruising in Kerala, you may need to be transported a long distance by air to get to a hospital. When the situation is serious enough, a medical flight back to the United States may be necessary.

These services are expensive, but evacuation coverage can take care of the bill. Make sure you choose a policy with a high limit , particularly if you’re planning an adventurous itinerary to rural parts of India.

Insurance for personal items

Personal item coverage helps you pay for damaged, lost or stolen belongings. Given the risk of theft and pickpocketing in India, this type of insurance is essential. Limits can vary considerably between policies; you may need to shop around to find adequate coverage if you’re packing computers, phones and cameras.

Rental car coverage

This type of insurance pays for damage to your rental car. It’s usually offered as an add-on for an extra fee, but don’t skip it if you’re renting a car in India — road conditions and driving safety are well below U.S. standards in many areas.

Every travel insurance policy comes with exclusions, which are things the plan will not cover. For example, if your policy excludes preexisting medical conditions , it won’t pay cancellation costs if you have to cancel due to a chronic health condition.  

Standard travel insurance exclusions are:

  • Pregnancy (except for complications)
  • Anxiety and mental health
  • Routine medical or dental procedures
  • High-risk activities
  • Extreme sports and professional sports
  • Trips that go against medical advice
  • Storms that have already been named
  • Illegal activities

It’s also important to note that your policy might refuse to cover anything for which you don’t have the appropriate documentation. If you need to seek medical care, or you plan to file a claim for trip cancellation or interruption, call the provider immediately to ask about documentation requirements.

We found that travel insurance for a trip to India can cost as little as $1 per day for the most fundamental medical and medical evacuation coverage. A more comprehensive plan that covers trip cancellations and interruptions will cost around $7 to $11 per day.

To give you a better idea of how much travel insurance costs for a trip to India, we requested quotes from four leading travel insurance providers.

We used these details for all of our quotes:

  • Age : 35 years old
  • Destination : India
  • Trip Length : 7 days
  • Trip cost : $2,000

You can see our quotes for basic travel insurance in the table below. Prices range from less than $1 per day to $6 per day .

Example Where Plan Doesn’t Reimburse the Full Trip Cost

Our quotes for policies that include trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage are in the following table. Prices range from around $7 to $11 per day .

Example Where Plan Does Reimburse the Full Trip Cost

It’s important to note that the cost of India travel insurance is different for everyone. 

Providers base your policy premium on factors such as:

  • Trip duration
  • Cost of the trip
  • Current health insurance
  • Elapsed time between policy purchase and first trip deposit

A wide range of providers offer travel insurance to India. 

These tips can help you select a plan that provides ample coverage and peace of mind:

Research your destinations.

If you’re traveling to rural parts of India, make sure your insurance policy includes a high limit for medical evacuation. That way, you’re less likely to incur high bills for medical flights.

Check emergency procedures.

Some providers deny medical claims if you fail to call the emergency assistance line before seeking help. That’s not always possible in areas of India that don’t have cell service.

Consider how you’re traveling around India.

Travel insurance policies don’t apply to every mode of transportation. If your plans include hitching a ride or renting a motorcycle in India, make sure it’s covered in case of an accident.

Examine the risk level of activities.

Read the policy exclusions carefully to ensure that your intended activities are covered.

Buy a policy as soon as possible.

By buying as soon as you book the trip, you’ll be protected for longer. Coverage usually starts from the purchase date.

Can I use my U.S. health insurance in India?

No, you cannot use most standard U.S. health insurance policies in India.

Can a U.S. citizen buy travel insurance in India?

A few insurance providers allow you to purchase travel insurance after you’ve started your trip in India. However, you may be subject to higher fees or a waiting period before you can make a claim.

Is it better to buy travel insurance from India or U.S.A.?

It’s best to buy travel insurance for India while you’re still in the United States. You can buy it from a domestic or international provider — just make sure the company is reputable and that the policy applies to American travelers.

Imogen Sharma is a freelance writer with an extensive portfolio, covering topics such as finance, business management, investing, and startups. Before becoming a full-time writer, Imogen managed high-volume fine dining restaurants in London with a knack for pricing and P&L management that contributed to sustained growth. 

Imogen has contributed bylined and ghostwritten content for thought-leading publications in business, finance and technology. Topics covered include business loans, personal loans, startup funding and real estate investments.

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While many travel books connect different places together like stacking pearls on a strong, Kapka Kassabova rests in one place: the Mesta river basin in southern Bulgaria, where ancient history lives hand-in-hand with the people who live there — and the plants that they've harvested for medicinal and food purposes for millennia, reminding readers of the connection between nature, time and humanity. Kassabova's book is a narrative of her time spent in the region, what she learns and encounters along the way. Poetic and wistful, it's a fascinating read for anyone who loves history, nature or the Balkans, with all its history both modern and ancient.

Elixir: In the Valley at the End of Time by Kapka Kassabova.

Best-selling author Pico Iyer is back with a travel-focused philosophical book: "The Half Known Life: Finding Paradise in a Divided World." Taking us on a journey to Iran, North Korea, Japan and beyond, Iyer considers whether it is possible to find paradise in this less-than-perfect world, taking inspiration and knowledge from different spiritual traditions and visiting the places that were, once, considered an earthly paradise, but have now become areas of conflict. It's considered one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, and is a great, emotional read for travelers searching for that elusive more.

The Half Known Life: Finding Paradise in a Divided World by Pico Iyer.

Explorer and travel writer Leon McCarron takes readers on a journey down the Tigris River in modern-day Turkey, Syria and Iraq in his book, "Wounded Tigris: a River Journey Through the Cradle of Civilization." An undertaking of epic proportions and significant risk, the journey unfolds through Mesopotamia's ancient history to the region's current crises, including the threat of climate change and human development, which is even now putting the river, and the people who rely upon it, at risk. Armchair adventurers, travelers interested in ecological crises and history lovers will all love this book.

Wounded Tigris by Leon McCarron.

Seidel, an art historian, sketches connections between Arles's ancient past and site of the beginning of the medieval pilgrimage route, the Camino del Santiago, with Vincent Van Gogh's life and the art he produced there in her book, "Vincent's Arles: As It Is and As It Was." The book focuses upon Vincent's life and works, as well as the region's own history, often showcasing Vincent's letters to his brother about the place or his works. It's a love letter to Arles, now renowned by travelers across the globe as a must-visit for any fan of Van Gogh's work, but which has had an interesting history of its own far beyond the artist's short tenure there.

Vincent's Arles: As It Is and as It Was by Linda Seidel.

"Tender Maps: Travels in Search of the Emotions of Place," by Alice Maddicott is a rich and imaginative take on travel: what is it like to truly breathe in a place? To feel connected to it, emotionally and spiritually? To find joy and inspiration in discovery? These are some of the questions Maddicott encounters with us as she tells her story of psychogeometry, bringing us from Nashville to Venice to Tbilisi and beyond. The book is a series of ponderous essays, with each part focusing on a few subjects and destinations.

Tender Maps, by Alice Maddicott.

"Unravelling the Silk Road: Travels and Textiles in Central Asia" is as much an education about the importance of textiles and their subsequent trade around the world, which largely contributed to globalization even in the ancient world, as it is an exploration into the part of the world where the three textile roads can be found: the famous Silk Road, the even older Wool Road and the newer, more devastating Cotton Road, all in located in Central Asia, where east meets west. It's a wonderful and informative book by a man who has spent a decade and a half living in the region.

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Traveling across the Himalayas in China, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan, Norwegian author Erika Fatland invites us not only to discover the harsh geography of the massive mountain range, but also the diverse, multi-layered peoples who live there, each offering distinct, fascinating histories and cultures of their own that have survived not only the harsh landscape, but also harsh political and religious regimes in her book, "High: A Journey Across the Himalaya, Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal and China."

High: A Journey Across the Himalaya, Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and China by Erika Fatland.

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