A riot of noise and colour, intoxicating India truly is a country of contradictions. Where deep-set tradition meets technological revolution; where skyscrapers soar metres from the slums – India is devastating but irrefutably wonderful. Within the chaotic tapestry of heaving cities and towns, oases of calm are generously sprinkled. From the verdant tranquillity of lazy Kerala and fairytale Ladakh, to the throbbing cores of roaring Chennai and Delhi, a luxury India holiday is as varied and exciting as they come.
Beguiling history and enthralling culture encompass India. A trip here is a sensory assault; a cacophony of vibrant colours and an aromatic cuisine as diverse as the country it belongs to. Delve into a past of Maharajan majesty in Mysore, Karnataka, where scintillating palaces and mahals stand testament to a rich regal history. The west is dominated by sprawling Rajasthan, home to tradition and romance – its gem being the dreamy city of Udaipur. Head to north India and find magical Agra, and take your time there – the dazzling Taj Mahal is far from the only cultural treasure! For a contrastingly contemporary taste of Indian glamour, visit the pulsating capital of Mumbai for its dazzling nightlife and glossy Bollywood scene.
If you’re looking for an escape into unspoilt Indian tranquillity, the top and bottommost states are for you. The glacial Himalayan splendour of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are perfect for the intrepid explorer and nature lover respectively. For a clash of vibrant urban culture within a surreally peaceful setting, head to the lush beauty of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in far south India. For sheer indulgent beach relaxation, the famous golden towns of coastal Goa are simply unrivalled.
HIGHLIGHTS OF INDIA
HOLIDAYS IN INDIA HANDPICKED BY EXSUS TRAVEL
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Travel to: Delhi & Around, Mumbai & Western India
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Travel to: Delhi & Around, Rajasthan
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India & the Maldives
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Travel to: Delhi & Around, Maldives, Rajasthan
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Travel to: Calcutta & Northeast India, Central India, Delhi & Around
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Travel to: Kerala & Karnataka
PLACES TO STAY IN INDIA HANDPICKED BY EXSUS TRAVEL
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