A land steeped in history and natural beauty, India is a cultural melting pot in every sense of the word. Featuring both a rich local and colonial heritage, this vast nation is a mix of ancient traditions and high-tech modernity. The awe-inspiring Taj Mahal in Agra, the stunning Red Fort belonging to the Mughal Empire, the Ganges River where life and death meet at its sacred waters, the Ranthambore National Park with its majestic Royal Bengal Tigers and the exotic aromas & flavours of delectable regional cuisine are all part of the enchantment.

There is always something new to discover on holidays to India with each state being distinctively different. Fashionable Mumbai, the capital of Bollywood is where you will find the iconic Gateway of India, heritage buildings featuring colonial architecture and colourful street markets and bazaars. Known as the Pink City due to the Old City’s pink-hued buildings and set amidst the desert, Jaipur is famed for its royal heritage. It is where you will find the impressive Amber Fort and Palace, the unmistakable Palace of the Winds and the Monkey Temple with its many primate inhabitants.

Known for a laid-back coastal vibe, Goa has plenty of idyllic beaches providing the perfect backdrop in which to enjoy imposing cathedrals of Old Goa, Portuguese mansions, wildlife sanctuaries and not forgetting its lively nightlife. Shopping galore awaits in Bangalore where one will also find Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Fort and Cubbon Park. Tamil Nadu also offers lots to discover for intrepid travellers with everything from bustling Chennai to the former French colony of Pondicherry providing a whole new perspective of India.