Travel India

The most extraordinary country with the world's biggest democracy, second highest population, third largest Army- INDIA, astonishes one and all with its culture, tradition, lifestyle and colors. The exotic beaches, the magnificent mountain peaks, the superlative heritage monuments & sites, the numerous holy temples and the world's most famous wonder- TAJ MAHAL which has an aura of romance, makes India simply irresistible to visit at least once in a lifetime. It is the only nation that has been gifted with beautiful landscapes, mystifying history and spectacular architecture.

Having a land frontier of 15,200 km and a huge coastline of 7,517 km, India proudly stands as the world's seventh largest country. The secular, sovereign India is the perfect example of "Unity in Diversity" as Hindus comprise 80% of the population, while 10% are Islamic, 5% Sikhs & Christians and the rest consists of Buddhists, Jains etc. This makes India the ideal place for travelers keen on understanding different cultures, traditions, religions and lifestyles, all at one place! So pack your bags and get set to go, explore India- world's most colorful and beautiful country.

Best Travel Destinations in India for Luxury Tours

India boasts of a huge number of travel destinations and places to see. With Commonwealth Games 2010 just around the corner, whole of India is being decked up like a bride. Estimating about more than 10 million tourists, the nation is becoming a hot choice among travelers of the world. Varanasi, world's oldest city, Kashmir, Heaven on Earth, Agra, for its TAJ MAHAL, Rajasthan, the land of Forts & Palaces, Goa, its beaches, Kerala, its backwaters, Dharamshala, Home of Dalai Lama, are some of the the best travel places in India. Other famous travel vacations spots are Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Andman Nicobar Islands, Lakshwadeep, Rishikesh etc.

The religious tourists can head towards Badrinath, Kedarnath, Rameswaram, Dwarka, Jaganath Puri, Shirdi, Meenakshi Temple, Vaishno Devi, Haridwar, etc. Most of the Tours and Travel firms have special arrangements for Southern India Tourism, as it rewards its tourists with the most extraordinary and splendid architectural monuments. From palaces to temples, forts to hotels, all have been hand-crafted by the super-talented artisans and craftsmen. Quench your thirst for sun, sand, sea and surf at the exotic beaches of Goa and have the time of your life. Chennai, Mumbai, Thiruvanthapuram, Andmans are some the other places offering luxury beach tourism spots in India.

Best time to visit India

Since India is a vast nation its climate varies drastically in various locations. The Southern and areas along the coastline experience the same weather throughout the year. But the best time to visit India is during October to March. India is also a 'Land of Festivals', more than 250 festivities are celebrated by different cultures and religions with various special rituals. To experience the varied festivals of India in its true style tourists must visit the places. Gujarat, during Navratris, Bengal, during Durga Puja, Orissa, during Dusshera, Mumbai, during Ganesh Chaturthi, Punjab, during Baisakhi, Kerala, during Onam, Assam, during Bihu, Bihar, during Chhat and the whole of India during Diwali is a perfect travel vacation destination.

Medical Tourism

India has recently gained fame due to the rising Medical Tourism. The low costs of the world-class medical facilities and the highly skillful & experienced Doctors, has resulted in tremendous increase in Travel and Tours in India. The Ministry of Tourism of the Indian Government is offering special concessions to tourists coming for Medical purpose. The various hospitals in India have also formed associations with top Tour and Travels firms for the convenience of the Medical tourists. Several luxury tours at various travel destinations are offered at very reasonable rates.

Travel Tips for Tourists traveling to India

  • Know the weather before leaving and pack clothes accordingly.

  • Keep your money at different places and not all at one place.

  • Carry travelers cheque and keep its copies at another place.

  • Keep valid ID cards

  • Keep your valuables at a safe place before leaving your hotel rooms.

  • Always keep some important numbers handy in case of emergency.

  • Be aware of touts and always approach Government tourist Boards for car rentals, etc.

  • International Tourists must keep essential contact numbers of their respective embassies.

  • Medical insurance is a must for International travelers.

Points for travelers before Hiring a Car

  • Hire from an authorized tour operator

  • Tourist cars always have yellow number plate with black digits.

  • Check the license of the driver.

  • Check the car's insurance.

  • Carefully check the condition of the car.

  • Understand all the policies of the company.

Travel Guide for tourists traveling to India

  • Footprint India Handbook -(Passport Books) - 2001

  • Lovely Planet India

  • Lovely Planet Phrasebook (Language Survival Kit)

  • India by Rail

  • The Rough Guide Insight Guide to South India

  • AA Explorer India

  • Holy Places and Temples of India

  • India (Eyewitness travel Guide) (Turtleback) by DK Publishing

  • India-culture smart:a quick guide to customs & etiquette - By Nicki Grihault

  • India (Country Guide) - Sarina Singh

  • Frommer's India (Frommer's Complete) By Pippa de Bruyn

  • Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (Eyewitness Travel Guide) By DK Publishing

  • India:25 ultimate experiences (Rough Guide 25)