Travel to India

With a rich heritage and myriad of attractions, extending from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas to the tropical rain forests in the south, it’s no wonder the country is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Key facts

  • Currency: Indian rupee (INR)
  • Population: 1.57 billion
  • National dish: Khichdi (unofficial)
  • Bottle of beer: 148 INR
  • Official language: Hindi
  • Hello: Namaste
  • Capital city: New Delhi
  • Minimum wage: 160 INR/Per day
  • Annual temperatures: 22°C - 35°C

Culture

India is a mosaic of multicultural experiences. One of the oldest civilisations in the world and home to over a billion people, India accommodates incredible cultural diversity between languages, geographic regions, religious traditions and social stratifications. Indians typically place a high value on harmony and unity with others, helping to maintain a strong bond with their community and family. It is not uncommon for an interdependent community or family to provide a support system that an individual can rely on daily. Many in India believe that due to actions in a past life, good or bad personal circumstances are deserved. An attitude stemming from religious ideas such as ‘karma’ (the idea that one’s actions will affect their life) and ‘samsara’ (the cycle of rebirth).


Best time to visit

While it’s greatly up to personal preference, we think the best time to visit India is between March and October, when the weather is more likely to be warm, sunny and dry. During this period, travellers can enjoy long warm days and clear blue skies above. December and January tend to be much cooler with the possibility of fog. While increasing temperatures in April and May can be great for outdoor activities and experiences, you can also expect high humidity and thunderstorms. Monsoon season falls between June and September, so we recommend you stay clear of these months. 

 


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