Thinking of a trip to India? Be prepared for the experience of a lifetime with our guide to all the best places to stay, see and eat
Take a trip to one of the world’s most intoxicating countries and you’ll come away with a wealth of powerful experiences and lifelong memories
A BEAUTIFUL CONTRAST BETWEEN CHAOS AND CALM is what you’ll find as you weave your way through India. A relentless cacophony of beeping car horns, overwhelming flashes of vibrant colour and mix of intoxicating smells (both good and not so good) are matched with a friendly smile and generous offer of assistance at every twist and turn. But with so many enchanting and unexpected things waiting to be discovered around every corner, where do you start? Maybe it’s the heaving spice markets in Old Delhi, Agra’s breathtaking tombs and forts, a tranquil boat trip along the holy Ganges river in Varanasi or a magical lake palace in Udaipur. Read on for our insider’s guide to the best places to stay and eat, and the top things to see and do in five must-visit cities, plus helpful tips you should know before you go.
Simply serene For uninterrupted views of the majestic Taj Mahal and Yamuna River, head to Mehtab Bagh garden – it’s not as well known, so you’ll have less tourists in your shot.