Of course, everyone visits the Taj Mahal in the history-rich city of Agra. just as spellbinding is Rajasthan, the ‘Land of Kings and Princes’ with enthralling cities like Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
But for an extra thrill why not venture out to one of India’s national parks where luxury safari lodges will introduce you to anything from tigers to leopards? And of course the west coast beaches of cosmopolitan Goa are simply perfect for getting your breath back, possibly only surpassed by an award-winning spa resort in the Himalayas.
Kerala in the south is quite unmissable. Cited as one of ten ‘Paradises Found’ by National Geographic Traveler, this land of backwaters, beaches and waterfalls is a get-away-from-it-all place where elephants still roam free. But if you really want to experience ‘authentic’ Kerala, why not treat yourself to an Ayurvedic session, the ancient Indian science which deals with the well-being of the spirit, body and mind. After all enlightenment and India go hand in hand! A visit to India is less a holiday and more a journey - whether it’s cultural, historical or spiritual is up to you.
The country covers more than a million square-miles, its landscapes range from deserts to rainforests and its people speak a thousand different tongues. The country’s past lives on in ancient forts and fairytale palaces, whilst its future lies in fast-growing cities like Delhi. It’s this diversity that makes India so rewarding, many visitors dipping their toes into its most famous attractions and then coming back again and again to explore it in more depth.
HOW TO GET THERE: British Airways fly to Delhi and Mumbai, Virgin Atlantic fly to Delhi and Jet Airways fly to Mumbai. You can reach Cochin with Emirates or Qatar Airways via Dubai and Doha. Jet Airways have a through service to Goa.
WHEN TO VISIT: Cochin area - whilst temperatures and humidity are generally high year round, November through April is probably best as these months have less rainfall. Delhi area - the best time to visit is the Cool Season between October and February when the days are warm, dry and pleasant. Nights can be cold though, so take a few extra layers. Goa - visit between October and March when its pleasantly warm and the monsoon rains are nowhere in sight.
OUR RECOMMENDATION: The diversity of this sacred land is vast. The Roaming Himalayan mountains to the deserts of Rajasthan to the Indian Jungle. India offers so much to discover.
Of course, everyone visits the Taj Mahal in the history-rich city of Agra. And just as spellbinding is Rajasthan, the ‘land of kings and princes’ with enthralling cities like Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
Kerala in the south is quite unmissable. Cited as one of ten ‘Paradises Found’ by National Geographic Traveler, this land of backwaters, beaches and waterfalls is a get-away-from-it-all place where elephants still roam free.
|January||Delhi 20 Cochin 30 Goa 32||Delhi 1 Cochin 1 Goa 0|
|February||Delhi 22 Cochin 31 Goa 32||Delhi 1 Cochin 1 Goa 0|
|March||Delhi 28 Cochin 31 Goa 32||Delhi 0 Cochin 2 Goa 0|
|April||Delhi 35 Cochin 31 Goa 33||Delhi 0 Cochin 5 Goa 0|
|May||Delhi 38 Cochin 31 Goa 33||Delhi 0 Cochin 12 Goa 0|
|June||Delhi 38 Cochin 28 Goa 30||Delhi 2 Cochin 22 Goa 32|
|July||Delhi 33 Cochin 28 Goa 29||Delhi 8 Cochin 20 Goa 37|
|August||Delhi 32 Cochin 28 Goa 29||Delhi 8 Cochin 13 Goa 24|
|September||Delhi 33 Cochin 28 Goa 30||Delhi 5 Cochin 9 Goa 11|
|October||Delhi 32 Cochin 29 Goa 32||Delhi 0 Cochin 12 Goa 5|
|November||Delhi 27 Cochin 30 Goa 33||Delhi 0 Cochin 6 Goa 1|
|December||Delhi 21 Cochin 30 Goa 33||Delhi 0 Cochin 2 Goa 1|
The above temperatures are maximum average temperatures in degrees Celsius. The rainfall is recorded in inches. This information should be treated as a guide only and our sales team will be happy to advise on weather trends, including hurricanes.