Cultural riches of India

25 March 2020

India continues to draw travellers from across the globe for its natural wonders, cultural richness and awe-inspiring sights. India boasts a startling array of world-famous attractions: from the historic Red Fort of Old Delhi, to the glimmering Golden Temple of Amritsar, the ghats of Varanasi, the desert palaces of Rajasthan, the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, the cool alpine air of Darjeeling and, of course, the immortal Taj Mahal.

Best time to visit India
The best time to visit India is during winter (November to March), when the monsoon season is over, and temperatures haven’t yet reached the heights of summer. The low tourist season is between April and September.

Recommended length of stay: There’s so much to discover in India - if it’s your first time consider two weeks to really delve into this incredible destination.

Local currency: Indian Rupee (INR)


Top three experiences

Extraordinary wildlife
Discover the extraordinary wildlife of India, from the tigers of Ranthambore National Park to the families of elephant at the Periyer Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. West Bengal’s famed Sunderbans National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose marshlands are teeming with exotic wildlife like crocodiles, or if you’re a birdwatcher you may prefer Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur – home to the rare Siberian Crane.

The Golden Triangle
Explore the sights and sounds of the Golden Triangle including the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra and the pink city of Jaipur. Dive deep into the rich culture of Delhi, the capital of seven different dynasties and rulers for over thousands year, and discover authentic Rajasthan handicrafts, from textiles to jewellery and pottery.

Backwater cruise, Kerala
The scenic backwaters of Kerala comprise serene stretches of lakes, canals and lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The tranquil backwater cruises are a once in a lifetime experience - an overnight or a day houseboat cruise takes you through the scenic manmade islands and beautiful sights of coconut fringed backwaters and paddy fields.

Where would you like to visit on your next adventure? Contact your local Travel Counsellor for a tailor-made holiday, or read our Authentic Encounters brochure for more inspiration.

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