Often overlooked by many holidaymakers, this diverse nation sprawls across 1.2 million square miles to explore. If you’re looking for an exotic holiday filled with culture, look no further. From the lush lands in the Himalayas, to the fast-paced Mumbai on the west coast. Goa is popular among those looking for luxury and year-round sunshine. Head east and you absorb yourself in India’s fascinating colonial past in the Kolkata region.
There are no fewer than 25 UNESCO heritage sites including one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. India’s landscape is teeming with wildlife. The national parks protect your chance to see tigers, elephants, rhinos and bears in their natural habitats. This spiritual country is intoxicating and will leave a lasting impression.
Ideal for a gap adventure on your own or as a group, an understated luxury holiday, a relaxing cultural break, India is great for small groups, couples and older families.
What to do
Explore a major chunk of India’s history in the state of Rajasthan. Gigantic forts speak volumes about the valour and chivalry of the Rajput.
Book your holidays when India celebrates festivals like Diwali, Navratri and Onam to experience the blend of cultures and ethnicity.
India’s national parks and sanctuaries are teeming with rich wildlife including tigers, elephants, bears, wild dogs, rhinos, as well as colourful birds.
Recreate the famous Princess photograph on the bench in front of the Taj Mahal.
When to go
As it’s such a large country you’ll find the best time to visit varies from region to region with mild winters and roasting summers occurring thanks, in part, to the natural barrier of the Himalayas. But we believe the best time to visit India is the season between October to February.
There is nothing else quite like the experience of discovering India. Quality, personalised advice, and amazing experiences are the hallmarks of Strawberry Holidays’ tailor-made holidays in India. India awaits, but beware it may well conquer your soul unawares!