India

India Travel Guide

The sub-continental home to approximately 1.2 billion people, India is a place that defies easy descriptions. Geographically, the country is home to everything from deserts and majestic mountain ranges to jungles, forests, and tropical, palm-fringed coastline, while in between, you'll find languages, cuisine, customs, and clothing as diverse as the topography. With all the choices India offers to travelers, it's easy to see why travel to India holds such an appeal for visitors. Our India travel guide will give you all the information you'll need.

Things Not to Miss in India

Plan multiple visits to India if you want to take in the full range of cultural and historical sights the country has to offer. Some of the most popular India travel activities include:

• A visit to the stunning Taj Mahal, preferably at sunrise or sunset

• Learning about — and sampling — the cuisine, which varies from region to region

• Enjoying the spas, cuisine and lush landscape of Kerala

When to Go to India

When planning a visit to India, note that the monsoon season typically runs from June to November, depending on the region. The best time to visit India is from November until April, before the heat sets in. If you're visiting India during the summer or monsoon seasons, the far north, the "hill station" vacation towns, or the coast offer the most relief from the heat.

Articles about India

Cochin International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala became the world’s first entirely solar-powered airport on Tuesday, unveiling a new system that will make the airport “absolutely power neutral,” according to a statement rele...
Occupying the peninsula of Saurashtra, which protrudes like a turtle’s head into the Arabian Sea, and a swath of inland territory that includes the coastal port city of Surat (famous for its diamond merchants) and the vast salt desert of Kutch (fa...
The first of Alex Leonard’s special seven-course tasting menu as visiting chef at The Table, one of Mumbai’s most elegant restaurants, offered three vegetable-based bites. There was a glossy chunk of honeydew topped with parsley verde, a purple le...
Nowhere in Mumbai is as cacophonous (or as malodorous) as Ferry Wharf at dawn. Here, on the eastern shore of India’s insomniac island city, the last scene of night—and the first of day—unfolds. All through the night, battered fishing trawlers h...
Despite a small smattering of good high-end dining options, the dining scene in Mumbai, India’s financial capital and largest city, lags far behind the capital of Delhi in terms of sophistication—and even behind cities like Bangalore and Chennai i...
Many people avoid India during the monsoon, or rainy season—which is starting now and runs through September. But the heavy rainfall, which is vital for crops, offers its own charms for visitors: lush, verdant growth and a romantic tranquility dev...
On Sunday, the planet's yoga habitués—be they devout practitioners of the ancient spiritual methods or the Lulu Lemon-wearing types that largely populated the mats of New Yorks' Times Square—slipped off their shoes for a little Ardha Chandrasana a...
On Sunday, the planet's yoga habitués—be they devout practitioners of the ancient spiritual methods or the Lulu Lemon-wearing types that largely populated the mats of New Yorks' Times Square—slipped off their shoes for a little Ardha Chandrasana a...
On Sunday, the planet's yoga habitués—be they devout practitioners of the ancient spiritual methods or the Lulu Lemon-wearing types that largely populated the mats of New Yorks' Times Square—slipped off their shoes for a little Ardha Chandrasana a...
On Sunday, the planet's yoga habitués—be they devout practitioners of the ancient spiritual methods or the Lulu Lemon-wearing types that largely populated the mats of New Yorks' Times Square—slipped off their shoes for a little Ardha Chandrasana a...