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India, the second most populous country in the world. With its long and rich history, it retains many outstanding archaeological landmarks; Delhi, the capital city of India; Agra, Taj Mahal; Goa with sunny and sandy beaches; those places will bring you to feel the mysterious country!

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Destinations
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6 Days India Travel Packages: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
$559
15 Days Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
$1459
9 Days Private Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
$1309
6 Days Delhi - Agra - Rishikesh
10 Days Delhi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra - Jaipur - Mumbai
12 Days Beijng - Lhasa - Kathmandu - Delhi - Agra - Delhi
10 Days Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
9 Days Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
 

India Travel Guide

Basic Facts

Name: Republic of India
Area: 3,287,263 sq km (1,269,219 sq mi)
Population: 1.31 billion
Language: Indian, English
Capital: New Delhi
Currency: Rupee
Time Zone: UTC+5:30
Religions and Beliefs: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism

Things to Do

A lot of tourists come to the country for Taj Mahal. Actually, there are a lot of destinations worth a visit in addition to Taj Mahal. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are all cities with abundant tourist attractions. Traveling in the country, do not forget to participate in some local activities to make your India vacation packages more colorful if have chance.

Top destinations:
Delhi: The Qutub Minar, India Gate, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid...
Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri...
Jaipur: City Palace, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar...

Top activities: Take a boat ride on Ganges River, try yoga and meditation, try a Henna Tattoo, participate in Holi Festival, taste snacks like Roti Prata, mutton curry, pilaf, lassi...

Best Time to Go

From October to next March is the best time to go for the best India tours, with the average temperature at 5-15? (40-60?) and not much rain. Affected by tropical monsoon climate, seasons in the country can be divided into three: winter, summer and rainy season. Winter is from November to next March. In most places, it is cool and sunny. In some northern mountain areas, it sometimes snows. Summer is from April to June, when the climate is dry and hot. The daytime temperature can reach 42? (108?) and the night time temperature is 27-30? (80-85?). Traveling during this time, please wear shirts, shorts and dresses. Also take sun glasses and anti-mosquito products. Rainy season is from late June to October. Remember to take rain gears when going there during this period.

Transportation

The best choice to get in the country is to take a flight, which is the most convenient way among all. In major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Kolkata, there are international airports at service. Inside the country, there are around 90 domestic airports covering most cities. Apart from arriving by plane, there are also international railways and highways connecting India and its neighboring countries like Nepal and Pakistan, but as the conditions and services are poor, it is not recommended to take international train or bus to cross the border.

To travel inside the country, in addition to taking a flight, you can also take a train or a long-distance bus. The railway network in the country is large and well developed. You can book tickets online, and in large railway stations, there are particular windows providing help for foreigners. When going somewhere that trains are not able to reach, like mountain areas, you can take a long-distance bus. It is cheap but the conditions are not so well. If you want to travel to some islands like Andaman Islands and Lakshadweep Islands, there are ships and ferries available, but only with 3 or 4 sailings every month.

Travel Tips

Do not use your left hand to pass things to local people because left hand is thought to be dirty in their culture. Never touch local people' head, especially the children's, since head is regarded as the most sacred part of one's body. According to Hinduism, the bull is the holiest animal, so do not hurt the bulls in the country. In addition, be aware that Indians are not so punctual. 5 minutes might mean half an hour. What's more, if have chance, you can make a trip independently or join in escorted tours india in February or March to attend Holi Festival, which is the grandest festival celebrated by the whole country.

History

The country is one of the Four Great Ancient Civilizations. 2500-1500 BC, Indus Valley Civilization was created. 4th century BC, Maurya Dynasty got the country unified, and in 3rd century BC, with the domination of Emperor Asoka, the country stepped into the most prosperous period, and Buddhism was set as the state religion. Later, Hinduism arose and developed, getting popular gradually. In 1600 AD, the country was invaded and became a colony. In 1947, it declared its independence. In 1950, Republic of India was established and now it is still a member of Commonwealth.

Geographical Features

India is the largest country in the South Asian Subcontinent. Several rivers run through the northern area, including Ganges River, the mother river of the country. Fed by the rivers and affected by tropical monsoon climate, the land is fertile for the growth of crops, plants and fruits. The perfect agricultural conditions provide the foundation for the birth of Indus Valley Civilization.