The world’s most populous democracy, India is also an enormous landmass, so full of interesting towns and cities and incredible remote areas that one really would need a lifetime to explore it all. Set itineraries and journeys concentrated in one area that most appeals to you are recommended to get the most from your trip. Travelling even short distances can be slow, so take your time, and remember that, perhaps more so in India than anywhere else, it’s the journey, and not the destination, that is all-important.
Having said that, 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, visitors can anticipate more than a few awe-inspiring sights. Staying true to its reputation as a land of contradictions, India is equally prepared to cater for true spiritual soul searchers to the culture seekers.
India is not only one of the best value-for-money tourist destinations in the world, but one which offers a totally unique, not-to-be-repeated-anywhere-else kind of travelling experience to visitors. A friendly land, well-trodden by years of heavy tourist traffic, there are few more intriguing places to travel than mad, majestic India.
Low tourist season is between April and September. It is best to avoid the high and unbearable temperatures summer. The best time to visit India is during winter, from October to March, when the monsoon season is over.