From the ancient Ghats of Varanasi to the colorful camel fair of Pushkar and from the serene backwaters of Kerala to the picturesque peaks of the Himalayas, India has many fascinating travel destinations. But the thing with India is that its sheer size makes it difficult for any traveler to decide which places to visit, when to visit and for how long. So, we have made it easier for you with our comprehensive guide to India that covers almost every place and adventure you can chase in this beautiful country.
Whether you are a history buff or a passionate foodie, you will never run out of places to visit in India to satiate your travel goals.
Top Destinations in India
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Take on the Golden Triangle and immerse yourself in India’s rich culture and history
Ideal for first-time visitors, this compact tour takes you across significant historical monuments and local attractions like spice markets and busy bazaars of North India at locations like Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Studded with stunning architecture, steeped in fascinating history, and peppered with vivid tempo of Indian life, the Golden Triangle tour offers an intimate introduction to India. View Tours
Explore the mesmerizing backwaters of Kerala
Named as one of the ten paradises of the world, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters. Stay on a houseboat, gorge on fresh catch from the water around you, visit local temples and religious sites, kayak to nearby fishermen’s islands, or knead away your tired muscles with some Ayurvedic massage. Kerala is a perfect pit-stop after a whirlwind India trip to relax and enjoy the gentler side of otherwise frenetic India. View Tours
Live your Bollywood dreams in Mumbai
Lights! Camera! Action! Embrace the electrifying energy of India’s financial and entertainment capital. Take a Bollywood tour to go behind the scenes at a film shooting set in the Film City, or visit the houses of famous Bollywood stars. But Mumbai is not just the tinseltown and financial nervecenter of India, the city is also home to the several colonial heritage sites, the 5th-century Elephant Caves, and Dharavi, the world’s largest slum. View Tours
What to do in India
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Top 10 Things to do in Jaipur
Jaipur is one of India’s most vibrant cities. Steeped in rich history, scattered with famous bazaars, and graced with hilltop temples, the things to do in Jaipur seem endless. The capital and the largest city in the northern state of Rajasthan, Jaip ...Read more
The Hampta Pass Trek: A Taste of the Mountains
Less than a day’s journey north of Delhi lies the alluring state of Himachal Pradesh, one of India’s most popular tourist draws. Pushing on into the state beyond the colonial-era hill station of Shimla, you come to Manali, the jumping off poin ...Read more
Beyond the Taj Mahal: 6 Top Things to do in Agra
The city of Agra is one of the three cities that make up the famous Golden Triangle tour in India, making it a must-visit destination by default. Taj Mahal — one of the seven wonders of the world and a site no traveler to India wants to skip, is hou ...Read more
When to visit India
Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit India.
- Jan Avg Daily: 18 ° C Avg Nightly: 7 ° C
- Feb Avg Daily: 23 ° C Avg Nightly: 11 ° C
- Mar Avg Daily: 18 ° C Avg Nightly: 15 ° C
- Apr Avg Daily: 36 ° C Avg Nightly: 22 ° C
- May Avg Daily: 39 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
- Jun Avg Daily: 37 ° C Avg Nightly: 27 ° C
- Jul Avg Daily: 34 ° C Avg Nightly: 27 ° C
- Aug Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
- Sep Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 24 ° C
- Oct Avg Daily: 31 ° C Avg Nightly: 19 ° C
- Nov Avg Daily: 27 ° C Avg Nightly: 13 ° C
- Dec Avg Daily: 21 ° C Avg Nightly: 8 ° C
India in September: All You Need to Know
Monsoon rains dry up and the shoulder season steps in with relatively calm weather in India in September. Go on an urban quest to Rajasthan and explore India’s famous Golden Triangle. Amble through the Old Delhi streets and explore the Thar Desert i ...Read more
India in December: Weather, Tips, and More
A trip to India in December offers you a distinct experience depending on the regions you visit. Be amazed by the highlights of Gujarat and the architectural marvels of Rajasthan. Go skiing in the snowy mountains of Manali and take part in North India's i ...Read more
India in February: All You Need to Know
February is one of the best times to visit India. Officially, it is still winter, but the chills and fogs of January are replaced by pleasant days and clear skies in large swathes of northern India. In the south, the blistering summer heat is still a mont ...Read more
At a Glance/Quick Facts
Quick facts about India.
New Delhi, located in north-central India, is the country’s national capital. It is the world’s second most populous city and roughly 1.4 times the size of New York. Delhi Metro System provides a smooth connection all over the city.
Ranked as the world’s seventh-largest country, India has a total area of 3.28 million square kilometers. It covers around 2.4 percent of the globe. With a coastline of about 7,516 kilometers, India has nine coastal states and a clutch of island territories. From the northern to the southern tip, the country stretches up to 3,214 kilometers, and spans a width of 2,933 km from east to west.
The country calling code for India is +91. When making a phone call to India, dial the exit country code, India’s country code, and the area code you wish to connect to followed by the phone number. For calling on an Indian mobile phone (10 digits), just put the country code before the mobile number.
The official currency of India is Rupee, and the ISO code used is INR. You can find ATMs in cities and semi-rural regions, but it can be difficult to access one in rural areas. So it is wise to always carry some cash with you while you are traveling in rural parts of India.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (T3) IATA Code: DEL Closest City: New Delhi
Travelers can easily apply for an e-Visa to India. The validity may range anywhere between 30 days to five years with multiple entries and a continuous stay between 90 to 180 days, depending on your nationality.
The constitution of India recognizes 22 official languages. Hindi is the primary language, especially in the northern belt, but people in the urban areas can converse in English.
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Cows, frequently spotted on city roads and villages, are considered sacred by Hindus. It is deemed rude to make sensitive comments about the animal. Though most Hindus do not consume beef as part of their dietary tradition, you can still find beef in some states like West Bengal, Kerala, Manipur and Mizoram.
How long to stay in India
Read about the ideal duration to stay in India.
7 Days in India: Top 5 Recommendations
In a perfect world and with unlimited time at your disposal, you would be able to visit every corner of India, ticking off all the places that interest you. But in reality, that’s likely never going to happen. Yet, with careful planning and a focus ...Read more
10 Days in India: Our Recommendations
From the jagged peaks of the Himalayas to the ornate domed palaces of New Delhi, India has captivated travelers for centuries. Although it might be challenging to decide what sights to see in just a short amount of time, 10 days in India can still give yo ...Read more
Great India Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?
Holy cities and jaw-dropping landscapes in India teem with unexpected adventures anywhere you go. Whether you’re exploring the royal palaces of Rajasthan, reveling in mouth-watering cuisine in Delhi, or hiking through the lush jungles of Periyar, th ...Read more
India Tour and Holiday Packages
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FAQs for India
Read the most frequently asked questions and answer about traveling to India below.
- What are some of the most popular tourist destinations in India?
- How many days are sufficient for an India tour?
- What are some of the tourist scams that I need to know about before visiting India?
- Is India a safe place for tourists?
Sustainable Travel — How to Travel Through India Responsibly
In line with Bookmundi’s vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through India. As part of this effort, we carbon-offset any India tour that you purchase through us. Read more details about Bookmundi's carbon offsetting efforts.
Here’s what you can do to travel to India more responsibly:
- Carbon-offset your transport to India via Qantas. The moment your tour starts in India, and provided that you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon-offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
- Offset your carbon footprint by logging onto sites like Sustainable Travel International, where you have to calculate your carbon emissions and pay to offset them. Your payment will support their numerous environmental and conservation projects.
- CHINTAN works for environmental sustainability and social justice with diverse stakeholders intending to reduce waste and consumption, and manage solid and electronic wastes. The tasks undertaken by the organization directly support various UN Sustainable Development Goals.
India Travel Tips and Insight
- Ogling eyes and frequent selfie requests are rightfully disconcerting. Know that you can always say 'no' and be assertive.
- Avoid street food if you are on a short holiday. Instead, opt for fresh tropical fruits. Keep ORS handy to avoid dehydration, especially during the hot summer months.
- For a longer India trip, buy a local SIM card. You can purchase one from the airport or your hotel by providing relevant documents like copies of your visa, passport, and photos.
- Dress according to the destination. You can be as free as you want in beach resort places like Goa while covering up is recommended when you visit holy places like Varanasi and Vrindavan.
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