Holidays to India
Holidays in India take in the marvels of the Taj Mahal to the Tigers of National Parks. Unsurprisingly for a country with a population of more than a billion and a hugely varied landscape, there are endless possibilities for discovery on Indian holidays.
When people think of India holidays, two popular images often spring to mind - the Taj Mahal and the country's tigers. Built between 1631 and 1653 by around 20,000 workers, few will argue with the sentiment that Agra's iconic building is the most extravagant expression of love in the world after standing mere feet away. Meanwhile, tiger spotting in the Corbett or Ranthambore national parks is a truly unforgettable experience to enjoy during your holidays to India and also offers the opportunity to see some of the country's other animals, including elephants and monkeys. In sharp contrast to the serenity of the national parks, the bustling cities of Delhi and the Jaipur also require serious exploration.
Old Delhi's old Moghul Empire vestiges and the Pink City's magnificent hilltop Amber Fort are unmissable sights on a holiday to India. Many travellers decide to explore the mystical and tropical south during their holidays in India, which focus on the nation's Hindu culture. Temples, tropical beaches and the chance to enjoy spicy local dishes await tourists in this part of the country, which has a unique charm all of its own. Kerala houseboat cruises and stays in villages on the shore of Lake Vembanad are a great way to get an authentic feel for local customs and culture.
The Himalayan foothills are also a popular draw for adventurous travellers, especially as they allow their India holidays to be extended into surrounding countries such as Nepal. A little-visited town named Orchha and the temple complex of Khajuraho are among the stop-off points on the way to the city of Kathmandu. Adventure, sightseeing and self-discovery - India holidays have something to inspire everyone.
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Want to know more about an Indian Holiday? Take a look at these blog posts, written by some of our happy customers and don't forget our guide to the 5 reasons to visit India
Tigers & the Taj Mahal by Honey, aged 10 - read Honey's blog on her adventure holiday to India, from the majesty of the Taj Mahal to the early mornings and amazing Tiger Safaris'.
Top Ten Tips for Adventure Travels in India, from Lucian, aged 8. Wise words on what to expect and what to plan for on your Indian adventure holiday. From cows in stations to elephant riding, read them all here.
Family Holidays in India
There are endless ways to quench children's natural thirst for knowledge during our family adventure holidays to India. Most youngsters will have seen the Taj Mahal in textbooks, but there really is no better way to discover the majesty of Agra's iconic architectural feat than seeing it up close.
The same can be said for India's spectacular wildlife - the looks on children's faces when they go tiger spotting or meet an elephant for the first time will really say it all.
Meanwhile, taking youngsters on India holidays in the south of the country is a great way to broaden their horizons and engender a better understanding of the Hindu culture. When it comes to some of the more challenging aspects of Indian family holidays, such as trekking in the Himalayas, it is sensible to assess a child's abilities. However, a fit and healthy teenager should have no problem treading their path of discovery on an India tour in the spectacular foothills.