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Where to go in India

Every region in India brings you a unique experience, from Goa's tropical beaches and laid back Kerala, to Mumbai's culture-filled streets and historic New Delhi. We think the best way to appreciate India is on a multi-centre holiday or with an exciting tour, where you can visit the most alluring cities, beaches and natural attractions, all on the same holiday.

Need some advice on where to go? Speak to our experts and we'll take pleasure in finding out what you're looking for. We also take care of your travel arrangements, hotels, excursions and activities.

Once you're there, our on-the-ground experts are on hand at all times to guide you, giving you advice, cultural insight and sharing historical stories along the way.

Mumbai's multi-ethnic population alone is reason enough to visit this city. Vibrant, energetic and photogenic, expect colonial forts and palaces, downtown markets and famous shopping districts, with a backdrop of Bollywood billboards and a constant flow of cars and cows.

Goa is India's best known beach retreat, famous for its sunny weather, pristine shores and vibrant nightlife. Portuguese colonial influences are seen in the beguiling mix of European and Indian culture, which affects everything from architecture and religion to culinary flavours.

Perhaps the most iconic place in India, the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra might be top of your 'to see' list. One of the Seven Wonders of the New World, it's India's most famous building. Agra's other attractions include fascinating tombs and chaotic local markets.

Dubbed 'God's Own Country', the state of Kerala is a land of lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, azure backwaters and stunning beaches. As one of India's most culturally advanced and welcoming states, it's the place to unwind and indulge in natural therapies and holistic treatments.

The thriving capital of India, cosmopolitan New Delhi is home to captivating attractions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Qutub Minar complex. As India's most modern city, with rich history and culture, New Delhi sits within the wider metropolis of Delhi, where the 17th century Red Fort, is a major draw for holidaymakers.

Ranthambore National Park in the north of India is the place to go for a chance of sighting a Bengal tiger in the wild. It's one of the best national parks in the world so it's a must for nature lovers. Protected species here also include leopards, sloth bears, a variety of deer and the elusive caracal.

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Non-stop culture and history

Experience a blend of religions, cultures, traditions and the heart of India's Bollywood scene in Mumbai, or tour the Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.

Powdery soft sands and sparkling seas

Goa's pristine beaches and enticing waters are the place to soothe your senses and get some sand between your toes. Alternatively, Kerala's golden sands and palm fringed beaches are equally enticing.

India's biggest contrasts

A multi-centre holiday or cultural tour is the best way to take in the bewildering diversity of India. A good combination might be a seven-day tour of the Golden Triangle, a visit to Ranthambore National Park, plus a few extra days relaxing at the beach in Goa.

Nightlife

For the best nightlife in India, head to the party capital of Goa. Mumbai is another good option, where you can choose from fine dining restaurants or hang out with Bollywood stars in the glamorous bars.

A chance to see more of the world

Satisfy your wanderlust by combining a tour of India with a stopover in a completely different part of the world. A popular option is to contrast a culturally enriching Indian experience with a beach break and some retail therapy in Dubai. Speak to our advisers and they'll help you design the perfect tailor-made holiday in India while taking caring of all the arrangements.

Astounding wildlife and natural beauty

Kerala's rich forests, meandering backwaters and green hills are a heavenly respite from India's chaotic cities. Or, to be in with a chance of seeing a Bengal Tiger, head to Ranthambore Park, in the north.

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Places of interest in India

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

Choose from our selection of handpicked places and be based right at the place that's most ideal for you and your travelling party

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