India is long established as a Mecca for the British traveller, drawn to the kaleidoscope of experiences to be discovered. India is a land that has much to explore, from its wildlife, spiritual and cultural heritage to its dramatic scenery from lush jungles to arid deserts, snow-capped mountains and excellent beaches.
The colourful Indian Subcontinent will intoxicate you with its enthralling history, friendly people, kaleidoscope of landscapes and luxurious resorts.
India is a well travelled route for the intrepid British traveller and it’s easy to see why. Its diverse offerings from lush jungles to bustling cities will create a holiday with plenty to inspire and a trip to see the Taj Mahal should certainly be on your list of ‘must see’ attractions. In the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan you’ll experience natural beauty nestled high in the Himalayas, with a unique culture steeped in religion and tradition to boot. It remains relatively unexplored as a tourist destination, yet luxury properties abound to honour even the most discerning of traveller’s tastes.
Time difference: GMT +5 hours and 30 minutes
Flight duration: 8 hours 20 minutes to Delhi (direct)
Currency: Indian Rupee
Capital: New Delhi
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London Heathrow. emirates flies from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle via Dubai.
With India being such a large subcontinent, the weather varies greatly throughout the country. As a general rule, in northern areas, October to March brings warm days with dry, cool nights and is widely viewed as the best time to travel. Southern India is most pleasant from November to March with rains from late May through July. Himalayan summers range from April to June, with a maximum temperature of 28°C and a minimum of 15°C with the winters bringing cold temperatures throughout. From mid-November until mid-February, the early mornings and nights can be cold so ensure you pack appropriately.