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

Discover the highlights of India.

Take on the Golden Triangle & Immerse Yourself in India’s rich culture and history

Take on the Golden Triangle & Immerse Yourself in India’s rich culture and history

Perfect for newcomers, this concise tour unveils iconic historical landmarks and local gems, such as vibrant spice markets and bustling bazaars in North India's renowned cities like Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Adorned with captivating architecture, rich historical tales, and the vibrant rhythm of Indian culture, the Golden Triangle tour has it all. View Tours

Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure in Kerala

Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure in Kerala

Embark on a thrilling Kerala tour, discovering adventure at its peak. Explore dense woodlands, conquer challenging hikes for breathtaking views. Engage in exhilarating water sports amid scenic backwaters and pristine beaches, feeling the rush of excitement. Unleash your inner explorer, creating enduring memories bound to the spirit of adventure. View Tours

Indulge in an Enchanting Sights of Mumbai

Indulge in an Enchanting Sights of Mumbai

A lovely sightseeing tour will immerse you in Mumbai's intriguing sites. Explore prominent monuments such as the Gateway of India and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and witness the juxtaposition of colonial architecture and towering skyscrapers. Experience the dynamic energy of buzzing marketplaces, wander along the gorgeous Marine Drive. View Tours

What to do in India

Read all about the top things to do in India.

When to visit India

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit India.

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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.


100 - Police 101 - Fire 102 – Ambulance +91-8750871111 - Helpline number of foreign national 1363 or 1800 11 1363 - Tourist Helpline


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.

FAQs for India

Read the most frequently asked questions and answer about traveling to India below.

  • What are some of the tourist scams that I need to know about before visiting India?
  • How many days are sufficient for an India tour?
  • What are some of the most popular tourist destinations in 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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