India Travel Guide

Introducing India

Everyone you speak to about visiting India describes how this Asia powerhouse is an assault on the senses and how never in their wildest dreams did they prepare themselves for the incredible experience that India delivers.

With spectacular cities, the white beaches of the Indian Ocean, the history and culture at every turn, the temples, the marble palaces, and the wonderful people who are so friendly and welcoming – India truly is for everyone.

The Taste of Asia and the region’s incredible cuisine are detailed in a guest blog from the Asia tour operator specialist Transindus. Or how about discovering another guest travel article highlighting the hidden gem in our Pachmarhi Travel Guide? Maybe wildlife is your thing then how about taking a trip to the Kaziranga National Park in North East India where Rhinos and TIgers roam!

Key sights include the capital New Delhi, the pink city of Jaipur, the food of Mumbai and Udaipur, the coolness of Kerala or the majesty of Rajasthan

Table of Contents

Map of India

Useful Information


National Flag of India



New Delhi

Time Difference

Local Time + 5 Hrs 30m


Indian Rupee

(Exchange Rate)

Flight Time

9 hrs 40 from London





Tourist Office

India on Film

Getting Around

In the main cities and towns, the most common and easiest form of transportation is an automated rickshaw, taxi, or private car.

For taxis always get a price before departing as meters are rarely switched on.

There are motorways in the north of India making travel there slightly more comfortable and quicker.

The domestic flight network is pretty comprehensive allowing you to travel greater distances quicker.

Buses are an option in some locations but these can be of varying levels of comfort and regularity.  

For travellers keen on the railway experience then most major towns are connected by the daily Shatabdi trains.

Places To Stay in India

Top Things To See & Do

The capital of India is famous for its ancient history, culture and its many wonderful culinary delights.

Part of the famous Golden Triangle route the Taj Mahal is one of India’s most visited cities where you can have your photo taken like millions of others have following Princess Diana’s visit back in 1992.

Perhaps the most colourful region of India and certainly the most royal with its many forts and palaces as well as luxury hotels and museums.

The Ganges
The holiest city in the country is Varanasi, an eye-opening place where traditions and spirituality are at the fore.

The Ranthambore National Park is famous for being home to the Tiger as well as a wide range of other wildlife such as sloth bears, birds and leopards.

For a laid-back way of life and in some parts, a hippy lifestyle, Goa is famous as being a place to enjoy beautiful beaches, participate in yoga and meditate.

Considered by many to be the most naturally beautiful part of the country with its waterways, canals, lagoons, rivers and beaches.

With abundant valleys, mountain streams, and tea plantations, this region is popular for honeymooners, leisure travellers and nature lovers.

The centre of Tamil culture is Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This is the place for palaces, temples and architecture.

The Golden Temple at Amritsar is the holiest of sites for the Sikh religion and people flock here from across the world to pay their respects.

Pre Bookable Excursions in India

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