If variety is the spice of life, India is the masala of travel. The Taj Mahal is one of the 7 new wonders of the world, but among the embarrassment of riches in India, it's merely one of the hundreds of gems that must be explored to be appreciated.
The Golden Temple and Amer Fort push it for pure architectural perfection, whilst the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, the Kettuvallam boats in the backwaters of Kerala and the tea estates of Munnar vie for your attention as examples of natural splendour.
Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Northern India's golden triangle, and weave a story of adventure you'll remember for a lifetime. This compact journey will help you unearth the elegant time honoured traditions of the ancient world and the bustling rhythms of India's majestic mega cities.
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Between October and March is a good time, when the weather is not quite so hot with Dec-Jan being particularly cool compared to the rest of the year.
India is full of festivals but there are a few standout ones you might want to time your arrival for. Holi festival takes place on March 28th. Divali takes place on November 4th. Makar Sankranti takes place on 14th January.
With the country being as big as a continent, with extreme variances in terrain and cultures from North to South 10 days is the minimum amount of time we'd recommend. 2 weeks or more will still be full of things to do everyday.
Indian adventuring at its best, in a 7 horsepower cake tin on wheels.
The world's most colourful celebration is a clash of vibrant pinks and piercing greens being tossed in powdered form throughout street parties across India.
The Easts answer to Hollywood, with double the amount of cinema tickets sold and quadruple the amount of eccentric dance routines.