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One of the largest countries of the world, India is a magnetic mosaic of colours and contrasts. From the towering snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the lush rolling hills of Nilgiris, India has a diverse set of places to visit, explore and fall in love with. Start with Delhi’s Mughal heritage and glitzy malls. Head to Mumbai for a glimpse into the one of the world’s biggest movie industries. Go to Jaipur, the Pink City and marvel for hours on end at the stunning sandstone architecture peppered across the erstwhile land of the royals. Visit Agra for the dazzling palace, Taj Mahal that was a Mughal emperor’s labour of love for his wife. Experience Kolkata during October, when the colourful Durga Puja festivities hit the streets of the City of Joy. Next up is India’s picturesque countryside. Stretching from Kerala’s tranquil backwaters, to the peaceful Himalayan villages dotting the popular attractions of Manali and Ladakh. The pulse of the country can be found in its lesser known fringes that are home to myriad languages and vibrant festivals. For cinematic landscapes ranging from misty tea plantations to remote monasteries, explore India’s northeast region that boasts of gems such as Darjeeling, Sikkim and the charming Meghalaya. Unwind at one of Goa’s legendary parties by the beach and later, delve into the city’s Portuguese connection. India is also a food-lover’s paradise. Gorge on Amritsar’s luscious butter chicken, Sikkim’s momos, Kerala’s spicy fish curry, Rajasthan’s kachoris, and Chennai’s idlis.
Best time to visit

Winters are from November to February. This is the peak season to travel to India. 

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Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards
 
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Visa Info

The nationals of Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives do not require a visa to enter India. More than 100 nationalities can obtain a 30-day e-Tourist visa by applying online prior to arrival.

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Trips and Itineraries for India

But its recent inception to the World Heritage Sites list has suddenly catapulted it back to fame....

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Located near Hospet in Karnataka, Hampi's ruins collectively form the most important UNESCO World Heritage Site in India....

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Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
The capital city of India is a glorious concoction of the old and the new. Temples that are centuries old, archaic Muslim quarters, and modern residencies, all exist alongside each other. Home to over a crore people, Delhi is a treasure trove of historic gems, gardens, museums and a thriving food culture. Travel to the metropolis for the vibrant bazaars of Chandni Chowk that give way to Lutyens’ New Delhi, which is the historic heart of the city. For an insight into the legacy of the Mughal era, go to the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb, the towering sandstone mosque of Jama Masjid, and experience the sound and light show at Red Fort. Tourists can spend mornings at the extravagant Akshardham Temple and evenings at the Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah (shrine) that boasts of sufi music and delicious kebabs. Another popular attraction of Delhi are its pulsating markets that sell everything from baubles to handicrafts, sell everything you can possibly think of. Those who have travelled to Delhi for its particular brand of food, will have a lot on their plates. From hole-in-the-wall eateries and local student cafes in North Delhi to lavish restaurants and bars in South Delhi, there is no dish or cuisine you won’t find here. A huge incentive for travellers is the variety of public transport, wherein the Delhi Metro is the cheapest and easiest way to get around the city.
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
India’s second largest city, Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is home to a few hundred captivating contrasts and creeds. Mumbai is bursting with frenetic bazaars, shaded avenues thronged by commuters and roads brimming with traffic. The dynamic Maharashtrian metropolis is also a powerhouse of India’s business and trade sectors. But regardless, the city’s ethos lies in its biggest railway station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, in people-watching and eating bhelpuri by the iconic arch of the Gateway of India and in the exquisite Taj Mahal Palace, that holds a decade worth of stories about both Bombay and Mumbai. A few other places to visit in Mumbai are Nariman Point - a legion of office blocks in the heart of the city and the Prince of Wales Museum for its eclectic architecture. Watching the sunset with a plate of vada pav at Marine Drive and experiencing the vibrant festival of Ganesh Chaturthi at Juhu Beach are few of the best things to do in Mumbai. One must also travel to Mumbai to be dazzled by the country’s biggest, and most prolific film and media industry, wherein if you’re lucky, you might stumble upon a Bollywood star or two.



Best Time to Visit India
  • Winters are from November to February. This is the peak season to travel to India. Favorable weather and temperature makes it ideal for sightseeing, city breaks and other outdoor activities. Rajasthan, Goa, Delhi, Agra, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Maharashtra are the perfect to visit during these months. Most of Himalayas will greet you with snow during this season.
  • Summers are from March to May. This is the ideal time to visit north and northeast India. Most hill stations ideal during this season, such as - Ladakh, Kashmir, Ooty, Manali, Spiti Valley, Darjeeling, Rishikesh, Auli and Uttarakhand.
  • Monsoons are from June to October. The rains offers respite from heat. Monsoon are the best season to experience Kerala, Cherrapunji, Agra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Lonavala, Darjeeling, Kodaikanal, Goa, Coorg, Orchha and Kutch.

Budget for India

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and lodges: INR 60-400
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 50-200
  • Public Transport in autorickshaws, metro and buses: INR 10-50
  • Sightseeing (Entry-tickets & shows): INR 50 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 500 - 1000
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 300 - 800
  • Local transport local taxis: INR 100 - 600
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 100 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 4000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards
  • Sightseeing and Activities: INR 1000 and upwards

Visa Information for India

The nationals of Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives do not require a visa to enter India. This visa is valid for upto 30 days and costs ₹2000.

More than 100 nationalities can obtain a 30-day e-Tourist visa by applying online prior to arrival. This visa is valid from the day it is issued. This visa allows two entries into India through the airports in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, and Varanasi or through the seaports in Cochin, Mangalore, and Goa.

Countries or territories that require an e-Visa fee of USD 25 (+2.5% bank fee) are Japan, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. All Japan nations are permitted to apply for a visa on arrival at the Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai airports.

Countries or territories that require an e-Visa fee of USD 50 (+2.5% bank fee) are Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameron Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong SAR), China (Macau SAR), Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos Island, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Countries or territories that require an e-Visa fee of USD 75 (+2.5% bank fee) are Mozambique, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

 



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