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.