In dynamic, dazzling and downright mystifying India, holidays can be taken at any speed you like... Read more
Although it's best to keep your hands hovering over the gear stick ready for a quick change.
Hop on a rickshaw, drink a cup of tea in colonial splendour, get dressed up for a cocktail in a classy city bar, taste authentic Indian food at both top restaurants and street-side stalls, and marvel at the country's many ancient wonders that dot the landscape: holidays in India can include a wealth of diverse attractions.
In fact, choosing where to travel is the main challenge. Goa, on the west coast, is great for beach holidays, while the mega cities of Mumbai and Delhi will amaze all first-time visitors. Other options include visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra, seeing the pink city of Jaipur, cruising on the Ganges, cooling off at the hill stations and tea plantations around Calcutta and heading to the tropical paradise that is Kerala, deep into the south.
Picking your accommodations could prove just as hard, thanks to the choice between the finest five-star hotels in the world, traditional guesthouses and more unusual locations such as houseboats and wildlife safari camps.
There is so much to see and do in India, so much to be tempted by, and so many unique experiences to be a part of - you owe it to yourself to see this breath-taking destination before you die.