India is a traveller’s ultimate destination. This remarkable country will fill your senses with colour, sounds and fragrances until they spill over, and bless you with some of the most breathtakingly beautiful sights in the world.
India is blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful ancient temples, fabled spiritual sights and breathtaking landscapes. Who knew the home of the legendary Taj Mahal and the Venice of the East would also share land with the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayas and the perfect golden sands of Goa? Throw in cities heaving under the weight of ever-evolving architecture and jewel-encrusted bazaars, must-see attractions worthy of any bucket list, and a food culture unlike any other nation, and you’ve begun to scratch the surface of this extraordinary destination.
Escape to India for your honeymoon and you’ll be a transported into a world of lavish luxury worthy of royalty. Honeymooners will love staying in all-inclusive, 5-star luxury resorts that resemble palaces, indulging spa treatments with rituals that date back centuries and clinking glasses to the perfect sunset as it dips behind the Taj Mahal. If it’s the idea of a a couples adventure or a family holiday in India that’s caught your attention, you’ll find a wealth of experiences and things to do that will delight any and every traveller who visits. Travel between cities and towns to explore the vastness of Indian culture, hike past paddy fields and farmlands worthy of movie backdrops and most importantly; go with the flow.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape or an adventure crafted from scratch, we will be there every step of the way to create your perfect trip to India.
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The dry season in India is between November and April, a time that also sees temperatures of over 30°C. It is best to avoid travel between May and October as this is the rain season, with an average rainfall of 1340mm in some months.
The Taj Mahal in India needs very little introduction, and it would be a disservice not to mention this must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site, however if you don’t want to battle the crowds for the perfect shot, we have an excellent alternative.
Set aside one of your evenings for a romantic meal at the Oberoi Amarvilas, and opt for a table on the outdoor terrace. You’ll not only be blessed with an absolutely outstanding meal, but also enchanting views of the Taj Mahal in the near distance soaring above the trees; a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
Known affectionately as the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur in India dazzles all who visit it’s enchanting city with it’s historic colonial buildings and winding lakes.
You could easily spend days wandering the cobbled streets and discovering the city’s tiny cafes, quaint restaurants, sun-washed galleries and hidden palaces, but we really recommend a private boat tour that offers a really unique perspective of the floating city. What could be more relaxing then gently drifting along the waters with a glass of wine and taking in the gorgeous views of Udaipur?
Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and is a truly magnificent sight to witness, because the city’s winding and maze-like streets are painted cobalt blue!
An explorer’s paradise, Jodhpur’s streets tangle, twist and turn up hillsides and down valleys, revealing India’s medieval architecture, hidden cafes and truly bizarre bazaars! Photographers will have a field day capturing shots of the lucid shades of this blue city, and the fort-like structures that struggle to contain the excitement and buzz of this lively, active community. Jodhpur is also a great place to try India’s famous chai tea!
You may not be in Africa, but India boasts it’s own incredible and unique Big Five of the feline variety that cannot be missed.
India is home to five incredible big cats - Bengal tigers, Asiatic lions, snow leopards, clouded leopards and Indian leopards - and if you look in the right places, you’ll definitely get a chance to spot all five. Heading toward the Himalayas will afford you views of the elusive snow leopard, and the rest can be found in many of the country’s flourishing national parks, including Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and more.
Jaipur is known as the ‘Pink City’ due to it’s beautiful sun-washed blush pink buildings, and it’s the perfect destination to visit to get a peek of what India was like before the hand of technology graced it.
Spot old jewellery stores tucked into hidden coves, women dressed in heavily beaded saris and rickshaws as they cruise through the city’s winding streets. Be sure to set aside some time to visit the incredible Amer Fort, the iconic and often photographed Palace of the Winds, and the lavish City Palace.
The Himalayas are truly breathtaking to behold. Although it’s often portrayed as an aching pilgrimage through valleys and hills covered in snow, this isn’t the Himalayas we’re about to tell you about.
No longer just reserved for the mountaineers of the world, there are plenty of routes available to take that cater to all who want to visit Inida and the Himalayas. And, although the most popular trek takes you past large monasteries and snow leopards, if you head to the east you’ll find giant butterflies and orchids, while a trip towards Darjeeling boasts perfectly manured tea estates and lush emerald forests.
It’s impossible not to feel the presence of religion and spirituality everywhere you visit in India, and with this consistent interconnected culture comes a wealth of fun and exciting festivals.
Diwali is the biggest of them all, held every year between October and November, and is affectionately known as the ‘festival of lights’ because of the clay lamps that light up the country’s streets, houses and temples. Holi is held in March and is India’s most colourful festival, which see’s people taking to the streets to throw rainbow-hued powders over everything and everyone; a photographer’s dream!
Those daring to be a little different will love the opportunity to fall asleep under the stars in Rajasthan’s fabled desert.
Begin your adventure will a gentle camel trek across the Thar’s endless powdery sands, spend your afternoon visiting the small villages and speaking with the locals that call this mesmerising destination home, and finish your evening with a warming chai tea around a roaring fire under the dazzling milky way. Be sure to bring your camera though, because the burnt orange sunsets of the Inida's Thar desert are absolutely extraordinary.
You may have tried some great Indian food in your time, but sampling the real stuff in India is a whole new ball game.
Your never too far from an incredible dining experience no matter where you are in India. Wander through the cobalt alleys of Jodpur and discover chai tea, stroll along the markets of Delhi and you'll find it impossible to resist the vado paos (friend potato dumplings) and then there's the curries! Whether you dine at The Oberoi or by the side of street, you'll always find extraordinary medleys of flavours, spices and colours culminating in one unforgettable curry after another.
India is a gold mine of temples, shrines, rice fields and bright colourful festivals, causing those who visit to forget that it's also home to some absolutely beautiful beaches.
Head for the southern coastlines between Mumbai and Goa, and you'll be rewarded with some of the least visited beaches in the whole of India. These endless golden sands offer the perfect contrast to the bustling cities of the north and offer some relaxation to combat the travel fatigue. These palm-fringed shorelines are often completely deserted and overlook impressive citadels from the 17th and 18th century.
Best Time To Travel:
November - April
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