Book luxury hotels in India’s coastal hotspots or soak up the wonderful chaos of one of the country’s big cities. We can show you the best hotels…
Certain to shake up your senses in the most delightful ways, India is an eternally popular travel destination for those who want to pack their holiday albums with an unforgettable set of images. Whether you are posing at the Taj Mahal, snapping away at Mumbai’s ornate temples, or taking a selfie as you sip a cocktail in one of the hip bars in New Delhi, India is bound to delight.
Book India hotels in one of the nation’s mega cities for architectural treasures of the past and the present; to taste the cuisine that is so beloved around the globe; to see forts, temples, and mosques; and to be a part of some of the most colourful festivals on the planet.
Or book your room with a view of Goa’s gorgeous beaches and picture yourself on the sugar-white sand with a long, cold drink at hand.
Alternatively, explore tea country in the southern, steamy and spicy state of Kerala, which boasts as many beaches as it does hill stations.
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Pack your beach-holiday wardrobe and stay in one of the many excellent hotels in Goa, on the west coast of India. The verdant greenery behind the sands envelops some of the best hotels in India and guests can expect relaxing spas, five-star service and amazing views. As well as luxury hotels, there are many mid-range and budget hotels in Goa. Popular resorts include Candolim Beach, Colva Beach, Baga Beach, and Ayurveda Beach. It is essential to book early for hotel stays in the peak period of November to March, when visitors enjoy dry weather and plenty of sunshine.
Hotels should also be booked well in advance for stays in the major cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore (also known as Bengaluru), Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad. There are hotels to suit all styles and budgets in these bustling destinations, and booking early will get you a fantastic rate. The same applies to hotels in Chennai, in the eastern state of Tamil Nadu, and Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), the capital of West Bengal.
The Pink City of Jaipur, in Rajasthan, is another destination to which holidaymakers flock for brightly coloured buildings and striking architecture. It is part of the so-called Golden Triangle of tourism, along with Delhi and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal.
On the banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi is famous for its steep ghats and ritual washing in the waters.
Another destination for visitors to India is Srinagar, in the northerly Kashmir region. (It is advisable to check current advice from the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in regards to travel to Kashmir.)
From houseboats and basic rooms in hill stations to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, your stay in India will be truly unforgettable.
India is a vast country with far too much to see in one visit alone. Here are just a few of the best attractions...
Top five attractions
The jaw-droppingly beautiful Goan coast stretches for almost 70 miles, and is home to some of the handsomest beaches in the world. Mandrem Beach, Baga Beach, Agonda Beach, Cavelossim Beach and Candolim Beach – to name just a few – are outstanding resorts that equal any of their Caribbean counterparts.
Gateway of India
Possibly Mumbai’s most recognisable landmark, the colossal Gateway of India was erected to mark the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. It is the first thing to appear on the horizon when you approach Mumbai from the sea.
One of the great jewels in the crown of Indian architecture, the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is a remarkable sight and one of the first ports of call for anyone visiting Delhi. As well as the outstanding design of the temple, people also flock to see its musical fountain show.
Built in the style of Windsor Castle, this phenomenally luxurious palace was constructed in the 19th century to give the Maharaja of Mysore a sprawling pile to match those of the British monarchy. Tours are a must if you want to see opulence at its lavish best.
The most iconic sight in Hyderabad is the wondrous Charminar with its piercing minarets. It was built in 1591 in a bid to protect the people from an epidemic that was sweeping through India.
From colourful festivals to solemn ceremonies, there is always something going on in India...
Holi; February/March: This colourful Hindu festival is celebrated throughout India. Participants enjoy bonfire parties before wildly throwing coloured powder at one another. It is an absolutely riotous spectacle.
Bonderam Festival; August: Mock fights with bamboo canes doff a cap to Portugal’s attempts to create peace in Goa. Expect music and feasting throughout the region.
Diwali; October/November: The Hindu Festival of Light is celebrated across India, when homes and businesses are decorated with lights.