Filled with bright colour and cultural landscapes, India is a place you’ll never forget. Located in South East Asia, bordering Pakistan, China and Nepal, visit the diversity and bustle of the cities or explore the quaint plantations in the rural areas of India. Surrounded by the white sandy beaches, a blue Indian Ocean and a hot/mild climate all year round, you will be in pure paradise.
Best Time to Visit
Depending on where about’s in India you are visiting, the best time to visit India in the South is between October to March – between these months the weather isn’t too hot or humid as temperatures are around 20-30 degrees. It is also the dry season so you wouldn’t get any monsoons or heavy downpours. If you are visiting the more Northern or Central regions, the best time to go would be between March and June as temperatures are around 25-40 degrees and it’s just before monsoon season.
Popular resorts include Goa, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur and Agra.
India’s cuisine is very much centred around curry dishes with rice, filled with bursting flavours, spices and colour.
History and Culture
India has a long history which involves the partition of Pakistan and India, the British colony that lasted from 1858-1947 and then India gaining independence. There is a large portion of the population that are impoverished and many of the rural areas rely on farming for employment. Many people in India are very religious and a majority are either Hindu or Buddhist. Once a year, India celebrates Holi, which is the Hindu ‘spring festival of colour’ celebrating the arrival of Spring, fertility, colour, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil.
Things to Do
- Visit the Taj Mahal.
- Go on a sightseeing tour to find India’s Big 5 cats.
- Visit the Temples.
- Trek the Himalayas.
- Go to the Holi festival.
- Ride on an Elephant.