why travel solo to india?
Ancient spirituality, urban vibrancy and an eye to the future combine to tantalising effect in India.
Wherever you go in India, you’re in for a rich sensory experience. Whether you’re weaving through the rickshaws of Delhi, navigating the back alleys of Jaipur or bathing in the Arabian Sea, you’ll find moments of beauty at every corner.
Ancient traditions are the lifeblood of Indian culture. The birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism, this is a country that exudes transcendental spirituality, evident in everything from architecture to everyday beliefs.
The north is home to India’s most iconic (and chaotic) cities. Yet travel south to Kerala, and you’ll find yourself in another world altogether. One of gently swaying palms and soft white beaches, serene backwaters and lush coconut groves. A place to which you can escape and unwind.
Flash Pack tips
What's the weather like?
India is one of the most climatically diverse countries in the world thanks to its regional microclimates, but the average summer temperature is 33C (91F), while winter averages 10C (50F).
Average temp in high season
What are the national languages?
Hindi & English
What’s the currency?
India’s timezone is GMT+5.5
Top three activities
1. Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise
2. Go tiger spotting in Ranthambore
3. Experience Hindu rituals at the Krishna Temple
Top five dishes to try
3. Chole Bhature
4. Palak paneer
5. Pav bhaji
Top places to visit in India
This state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast is a beach-lover’s dream with nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. Inshore from its palm-lined beaches you’ll find vast tea, coffee and spice plantations on the slopes of the Western Ghats
The Taj Mahal may be Agra’s biggest tourist draw, but it’s not its only attraction. The Mughal empire has left its rich history within the city through a grand fort that overlooks the banks of the Yamuna River, as well as tombs and mausoleums.
Embrace the chaos of Delhi to truly make the most of a trip here. A wander around the city will have you weaving around tuk-tuks and spice stalls, passing haggling merchants and textile shops, as well as sampling the local food markets. For a slower pace, take in the temples.
The capital of India’s Rajasthan state, Jaipur displays its royal history through its unique architecture. In 1727 the royal family that once ruled the region founded what is now known as the ‘pink city’. At the centre sits the grand City Palace complex.
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