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India Holidays 2020 / 2021
India is a diverse country, rich with natural beauty and steeped in ancient culture. The country is a popular destination for those in search of spirituality, discovery and adventure.
India holidays can transport you through rural Indian villages to modern metropolises and everything in between.
Iconic monuments and world wonders like the Taj Mahal lie in wait for visitors, along with the pristine beauty of the snow-capped Himalayas and the colourful bazaars and marketplaces of New Delhi. India is full of attractive national parks that can provide you with a wild close encounter.
The country's festivals can supply you with thrills of a different kind, and experiences unlike any other. Vibrant and energetic, India is an alluring holiday destination that exposes you to a vast new world.
India is great for:
- Cheap holidays - A cheap holiday to India is unforgettable and few places on Earth have the ability to mesmerise visitors quite like it. It's also a pretty cheap country to travel in, so budget accordingly and you won't have any nasty surprises.
- Pckage holidays - Families love travelling in India and they love the feeling of exploring a new country with such a different culture, and learning about this spiritual place’s history.
Why book India holidays
Top attractions to visit
The Taj Mahal, Amber Palace and Hawa Mahal
Discover the best beaches
For beach holidays, head to Goa which is home to India's best beaches and don't miss the sunsets in Calangute
Sample the local food
If Indian food is one of your favourites, you must try the traditional taste and flavours of authentic Indian cooking
Explore the local markets
Don't miss out on some of India's markets, you might just pick up a bargain!
Perfect for watersports
Sign up for a kayaking trip down the River Sal and admire the tropical mangroves and wetlands
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Don't forget to see Old Goa, boasting colonial Portuguese buildings and a European feel
Top resorts in India
North Goa in Goa, India …From £713 per person
A peaceful, idyllic town set in the North of Goa in India, holidays to Candolim are full of sand, sea, …From £733 per person
Once a peaceful fishing village – and then a haven for hedonistic hippies – Calangute is now Goa’s busiest and …From £825 per person
Gurgaon in Delhi NCT, India …From £504 per person
South Goa in Goa, India …From £741 per person
Majorda in Goa, India …From £754 per person
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Your guide to India holidays
From Mumbai to New Delhi, India is a world waiting to be discovered by travellers. Ancient venues dot the country and tourists from all over descend on India to experience the once in a lifetime sites. The Taj Mahal in Agra is the ideal starting point to an Indian sightseeing holiday. The mausoleum was built in the 16th century in the memory of emperor Shah Jahan's wife. Experience the architecture as you walk the grounds of the unforgettable Taj Mahal.
Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. It is also a sacred city to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. The city is the scene of pilgrimages and it can be overwhelming at times. However, no other city gives visitors a window into India like Varanasi.
Found in 1819 by British hunters, the Ajanta Caves actually date back to the 2nd century BC. Perfectly preserved, the caves display murals of battles, ships and city streets. If you want something above ground, Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple, is a tourist must-see. The Sikh temple is the most important religious site to followers. The temple's top floors are covered in gold, giving off a stunning, shimmering appearance.
India has a number of great beaches, and it isn't hard to find a good one. There are 7,500 kilometres of coastline in India, so it isn't too difficult to run into sand and surf. Chakratirth Beach is just outside the city walls of Gujarat. The beach receives few swimmers or sun worshippers during the day. So, you may have the beach all to yourself. Mumbai's Chowpatty Beach is a local favourite. Patrons don't swim at Chowpatty as the waters are not the cleanest. However, they do enjoy the food stalls and chance to stroll across its sands. Goa is considered party central by many globetrotters. Anjuna Beach can accommodate both young in age and the young at heart. Head to the northern half of the beach where backpackers congregate. The southern half should have you out of distance of loud music and more in tune with peace and quiet if that is what you are looking for.
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