India vacations 2020 & 2021
A country by name, but a continent in scale, India in one word is diversity. To guide you where to go when faced with such rich variety, our India specialists use the experience of their own travels to create your tailor-made vacation to India.
The north is banded by the snow-crowned peaks of the Himalaya. Moving south, you pass through Rajasthan, a microcosm of India with its forts, palaces and temples, as well as the Taj Mahal. Central India shelters leopards, elephants and the Bengal tiger. In India’s northeast corner, Calcutta still exudes its colonial heritage in a landscape of Bengali mansions and neo-Gothic architecture. West-coast Mumbai is an improbable proposition — a hub of manufacturing where you can wander among Art Deco architecture or through a teeming bazaar. Down in India’s south, cruising Kerala’s backwaters on a converted rice barge is a suitably relaxed way to embrace this region’s laid-back approach to life.
Suggested itineraries for India
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to India could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Guides to India's regions
To help you decide where to focus your time in India, our region guides describe the areas that you're most likely to visit when traveling. Each guide highlights the types of experiences the region can offer.
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Our expert guides to traveling in India
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to India. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate India at its best.
My travels in India 2018
On your tailor-made trip through India’s western foothills, you could make chapattis in Amritsar’s Golden Temple, watch the eccentric Pakistani border crossing ceremony or ride to Shimla on a toy train — as India specialist Nick recently discovered.