A dazzling kaleidoscope of colour

Over one billion people and 23 major languages — India is one of the world's most diverse places. You could visit every year for a lifetime and still not see all of it. Many come for its colourful history and tongue-tingling food, or to find themselves at the feet of a Yogi. However, the list of adventures in India is never-ending. You can trek in the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, hunt for tigers deep in the jungle, head out to watch a desert sunset on camelback or get lost in aeons-old temples — many of which are still used for worship today.

The contrasts in this kaleidoscopic world can be extreme, particularly in the cities where you'll see sleek skyscrapers on one street and people sleeping on pavements on the next. It's the kind of destination that you have to respond to: the intensity of the experiences will challenge and enthral you. Some find it a little overwhelming, but many more get utterly hooked and come back time and again.


Exploring beyond the Golden Triangle

If you’re after a taste of India’s royal past complete with forts, festivals and forbidding deserts, then Rajasthan is your trip. The Land of Kings is home to some of India’s most beguiling cities, built by princely Rajputs and fortified against battle with forts, castles and palaces.

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