With an outstanding 32 world Heritage Sights, India is a spectacle of mesmerizing architecture, time-told structures and breathtaking landscapes.
India’s dramatic panoramas compromise of snow-topped mountains, idyllic beaches, captivating ruins, urban streets and ancient fishing villages, although you’ll have to explore this colour destination to discover them all!
Explore India Tours:
Delhi takes you back in time, with its vintage streets that echo the lost empires that once thrived the city. Although, not all is lost, discover the enchanted sights such as Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, the Red Fort or the Lahore Gate, just to name a few. A great way to travel through Delhi is by bicycle; discover the old city and new city on an exciting and educational tour.
Mumbai has it all, it’s full of character, as well as being one of India’s most prominent film industries. Mumbai also has one of the largest tropical forests in this urban city. A must-see while in Mumbai is Elephanta Island, now a World Heritage Sight, Elephanta Island is set by the harbour and is a rock-cut temple, which was curated between AD 450 and 750. If people watching if your thing, head to the gateway of India, with Islamic styles, colonial architecture and 16th-Century landmarks, you’ll easily brush shoulders with the locals in this iconic and popular area, which faces out to Mumbai Harbour.
Another exciting city to explore is Jaipur, once ruled by the royal family, Jaipur is commonly known as ‘Pink City’ for its trademark building colour. You’ll experience the old and new in this thriving city, from bustling streets packed with people, buses and camels, to the more calming ambience of the hilly countryside that envelops the city. One of Jaipur’s most famed attraction is Amber Fort, set up high on a hill, discover the incredible story of its existence on an enlightening tour and finish off by taking in the marvellous sceneries of the city from above.
What language is spoken in India?
There are a wide range of languages spoken in India from Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarato, Punjabi, Assamese and Sinhalese.
What is the currency in India?
The currency used in India is the Indian Rupee.
How long does it take to fly to India?
A direct flight from London to Mumbai is around 9 hours and 15 minutes.
What is the time difference in India?
India is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of the UK.
When is the best time to visit India?
Do I need a visa for India?
Before visiting India you will need to get a visa, which you can do so on the Indian High Commission Website. For up to date travel advice to India, visit the FCO website here.