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India isn't just a country, it's a feeling

Explore fairy tale forts, marvel at the Himalayas, sleep on houseboats and search for tigers in steamy jungles

India isn’t just a country, it’s a feeling. One that you’re going to want to grasp with both hands and never let go. It’s a place where souls are stirred and senses are heightened, where those who embrace the unexpected are rewarded with evocatively rich experiences and enough stories to last a lifetime.

A land of myth and legend where tigers hide in jungles, temples are made of gold, and cows compete with cars for space on the highways, India is as diverse as it is mysterious. Colourful cities entice with their heritage and vibrant bazaars; iconic trains chug past lush tea plantations and golden beaches; and boatmen wave as they paddle their crafts through sleepy backwaters. It’s a lot to take in, but it’s a pleasure to try.

Stretching from the mighty snow-laden peaks of the Himalaya in the north, to tropical forests in the south; and from vast sandy deserts in the west to remote tribal regions in the east, India is a destination that will make you believe in magic. Linger on the roof terraces of crumbling fortresses, knowing that the ancient stones beneath your feet bear witness to the rise and fall of many a kingdom. Cruise down the holy River Ganges and contemplate life that has little changed over the centuries. And when you’ve had enough excitement for the day, indulge in deliciously diverse local dishes for dinner, before drifting gently off to sleep in traditional palaces, jungle camps and wooden houseboats, dreaming of the possibilities that dawn will bring.

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When to go to India

Find out the best time to visit India with our month by month guide.

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January

January is a great option for sightseeing in the north, days are clear and warm with minimal fog in the mornings. During this month, southern India provides a warm, sunny escape - properties in Kerala can fill quickly. If all that wasn't enough, visitors can experience some of the best mountain views in the Himalaya's - but you'll need to wrap up warm!

  • Kite Festival in Gujarat
  • Bikanar Camel Festival in Rajasthan
  • Republic Day 26th January
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February

February sees all the fog clearing in Northern states and it is regarded as one of the best months to travel as the whole country is warm and sunny. Visiting Delhi and the Golden Triangle are amazing during February and March, October and November but you will experience crowds at these popular sites.

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March

One of the more popular months to travel, March is great for both weather conditions and cultural experiences, including Holi celebrating the victory of good over evil. If you're looking to go hiking, March is perfect in the Western Ghats. Visiting Delhi and the Golden Triangle is amazing during February and March, October and November but you will experience crowds at these popular sites.

  • Holi Festival - world famous paint throwing celebration.
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April

April sees temperatures sore country-wide, making it one of the driest and best months to go elephant and tiger spotting. As daytime temperatures can reach over 40 degrees we recommend excursions based in the mornings and evenings.

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May

Temperatures and humidity continue to rise in May, reaching 45 degrees, which can make it uncomfortable. But wildlife viewings continue to be at their best as animals search for water sources.

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June

From June, Ladakh is accessible offering incredible scenery and a complete contrast to the rest of India. Days are warm and bright, but you will need to pack layers for added warmth.

We recommend not travelling to Southern India and the Himalayas as humidity is high and thunderstorms are frequent as the country awaits the monsoon season.

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July

Much like June, July offers incredible views across Ladakh whilst elsewhere monsoon season rains are imminent.

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August

August is the perfect time to cruise along the Ganges thanks to the monsoon and its increased water levels.

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September

September marks the end of the monsoon season and weather can still be unsettled across the country. If you're looking for good value travel, there can be some good deals in Rajasthan. Travel to Ladakh comes to a close as the season ends.

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October

October is peak travel season, the rains end and the north of the country is warm. Visiting Delhi and the Golden Triangle is amazing during October and November but you will experience crowds at these popular sites.

  • Mahatma Ghandi's birthday is celebrated on the 2nd October and is a national holiday.
  • Diwali, the ancient Hindu festival of lights dazzles and illuminates the sky.
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November

November is one of the best months to travel anywhere in India. Visiting Delhi and the Golden Triangle is amazing in November but you will experience crowds at these popular sites.

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December

Southern India is sunny and warm in December, making it a popular option for yuletide celebrations. If you want to delve into northern culture, daytime temperatures as beautiful, however mornings and evenings can be cold and sometimes foggy.

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