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India Travel Guide

India Travel Guide

By LancyUpdated Aug. 2, 2023

India now reopens to travelers. From February 14, 2022, all travelers can enter India without quarantine or nucleic acid test as long as you're fully vaccinated.

Why Visit India?

India is full of a variety of unique and vibrant cultures that never cease to amaze.

Experience India's incredible cultural heritage by exploring its historic sites from the marvelous architecture of luxurious forts and palaces to the serenity of Mughal-era gardens and mausoleums. Out of all of the architectural achievements of India, the Taj Mahal is one of the most breathtaking.

India is also an inspiring and peaceful place for the soul. This is the country that created Hinduism and Buddhism which are now the third and fourth-largest religions in the world. Many people come to India to use its ancient knowledge to find their inner peace. Yoga, meditation, and Hindu philosophy are taught at ashrams and spiritual centers across the country. The ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda, a natural treatment using herbal oils, is also widely practiced and is available in most hotels.

India is also home to a variety of wildlife such as the Bengal and Indochinese tigers, snow leopards, Indian elephants, rhinoceros, and many others. The region's diverse wildlife is preserved in numerous national parks that travelers can explore to see these animals in the wild.

Holi Celebrations
Holi Celebrations

To express the pure joy of the triumph of good and the coming of spring.

Diwali, the Festival of Lights
Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Famous for its beautiful candles and clay lanterns.

Taj Mahal Architecture
Taj Mahal Architecture

The Taj Mahal is often called the "epitome of Mughal architecture" and was acknowledged as the "jewel of Muslim art" by UNESCO.


West Bengal’s capital, Kolkata, is its most popular destination, where one can visit many famous landmarks, such as the Victoria Memorial and Fort William.

A Palace Guide in India
A Palace Guide in India

India is home to many grand palaces – once the playground for Maharajas and monarchs throughout the country.

Cooking Class
Cooking Class

Learn about the spices used, and technique to prepare some popular cuisines.

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Wildlife Watching

India's diverse wildlife is preserved in numerous national parks.

Yoga in India
Yoga in India

For travelers who enjoy yoga and want to better understand this ancient practice, there is no better place to go than India.

Popular Itineraries for India

The following itineraries have been designed to cover most of the important highlights you need to experience the best of India. These tours cover routes of cultural interest, natural beauty, and authentic experiences.

The first outlined here is a 7-day tour of India's Golden Triangle cities: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. If you are interested in venturing into the wild with a jeep safari, observing the sacred rituals performed in along the Ganges, or trekking through the Himalayas our trip advisors will work with you to craft an itinerary that fits your travel goals and needs.

7-Day Golden Triangle India Tour

7-Day Golden Triangle India Tour

  • Discover Old Delhi
  • Witness Taj Mahal
  • Admire the pink city
14 Days India, Nepal, and Bhutan Tour

14-Day India, Nepal, and Bhutan Tour

  • Indian culture
  • The roof of the world
  • A paradise of Himalaya
11 Days India and Nepal Tour

11-Day India and Nepal Tour

  • India's Golden Triangle
  • The Kathmandu Valley
  • The roof of the world
15-Day India and Sri Lanka Tour

17-Day India and Sri Lanka Tour

  • Feel Indian culture
  • Discover lovely wildlife
  • See idyllic countryside

All You Need for Traveling in India

Top Travel Destinations in India

There are so many incredible places to visit in India that choosing the best destinations can be a daunting task. To help you decide the best destinations for your trip, here are some of our favorites. For first time travelers to India, the absolute must-see itinerary to get the full India experience is the Golden Triangle which includes the iconic cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.

After exploring the Golden Triangle, our favorite destinations are the holy Hindu city of Varanasi, the tiger reserve of Ranthambhore National Park, and the large cosmopolitan and crowded city of Mumbai. Our final recommended destinations include the three colorful cities in the desert state of Rajasthan — Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Udaipur.

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