From the snow-capped Himalayas to the backwaters of Kerala, India occupies a vast area and, therefore, has various climates across the country. Generally, most states in India are best visited during the chilly, dry season from October to March. Between May and September, the heat may be too intense, and the monsoon rains may block your road, but this is the best time to venture north and visit one of the hill stations in Ladakh.
Some say that no journey to India is considered complete without a cultural or spiritual encounter. The country has an incredibly rich religious history as some of the world’s most prominent beliefs have been originated here, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Of all the spiritual places, Varanasi – also often called the city of Shiva – is considered the holiest. The city offers different experiences for every visitor: the magical boat ride at sunrise, the illuminated Ganga Aarti, the array of ancient temples, the holy bath, and the nearby Sarnath, where the Buddha first preached his message after attaining Nirvana. Another sacred place, up in the northern part of India, is the splendid Golden Temple of Amritsar, whose langar (kitchen) feeds tens of thousands of people every day regardless of faith and background. Rishikesh, the birthplace of Yoga, is also pleasant to visit, where you can unlock different styles of yoga and meditation while getting deep knowledge of Hinduism
India is not only home to awe-inspiring temples and palaces, but also the most sought after Bengal tigers. It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the world’s tiger currently reside in the country; but to prowl these kings of the jungle requires expertise, patience, and luck. No matter which national parks you travel to, our expert guides will teach you how to identify tiger’s tracks, set up the trap camera, share some of their unique behaviors, and, hopefully, help you spot the big cats. Along with the tigers are langur, sloth bear, deer, hyena, leopard, and over 250 species of birdlife – all waiting to be discovered in their natural habitat.
From grandeur palaces to luxurious safari tents and beach villas, here are some of our handpicked accommodation in India
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