Q: What are the best things to see and do in India?
A: India is a vast and ancient country with much to offer visitors. There are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore, including the romantic Taj Mahal; 106 national parks promising unforgettable safaris; royal palaces-turned-hotels where you can live like a maharaja; and the most mouth-watering regional delicacies to sample kerb-side.
To provide you with a comprehensive overview of the best things to do in India, we have written this dedicated article. Alternatively, for a break down of the best places to visit in India, read this article.
Q: How long does it take to fly to India from the UK?
A: A direct flight from London to Delhi or Mumbai usually takes around 8-9 hours. London to Kochi is around 13 hours via the Middle East.
Q: What should I pack for an India holiday?
Light, loose-fitting layers are recommended as they stave off the heat of the sun, and long sleeves are appropriate for visiting temples
Don’t wear tight-fitting clothes – you’ll just sweat more. Long skirts and loose trousers will keep you far more comfortable
Don’t take expensive sandals – often you will be asked to remove them before you visit a temple and leave them at the entrance. Take dark coloured trainers for walking around cities. You may wish to take a nail brush to scrub your feet at the end of the day
When you visit temples, cover your shoulders and knees. This applies to men and women. A pashmina or light scarf is useful for these visits
India’s cities are noisy. If you are easily disturbed at night, take ear plugs and a sleep mask
Take an ointment such as Vicks VapoRub or Tiger Balm to apply under your nose – it will assist with any congestion you experience from air pollution, while helping to conceal any strong smells as you explore the cities
Mosquito repellent and suncream
A light waterproof jacket and/or umbrella – India is hot but the climate can occasionally be unpredictable
Q: Why explore India with Cox & Kings?
A: The world’s longest established travel company, Cox & Kings has been operating in India for more than 80 years. Our travel specialists and guides on the ground know the country like the backs of their hands, and are experts in creating exceptional small-group tours.
Our holidays to India always feature Signature Experiences – unusual and engaging activities that are the hallmarks of a Cox & Kings tour. These range from a visit to the Mehtab Bagh (‘Moonlight Garden’) to watch the sun set over the Taj Mahal, to a safari on foot in Satpura, the only place in India where this is possible.
Still have unanswered questions about visiting India, or ready to begin planning your adventure? Call us or enquire online to speak to one of our India travel specialists.