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With its sprawling cities and picturesque scenery, there’s plenty to see and do in the vast country of India, whether you want a relaxing countryside break or to experience the manic pace of city life.
Mumbai is the most commonly visited city in India, known for being extremely busy and densely populated, but it also has lots of great cultural sights such as the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum and the Gateway to India, and it’s also the home of Bollywood!
However, away from Mumbai, the rest of India also has much to offer. For example, Delhi is a vibrant and modern city, with luxury shops lining the streets, while Jaipur is known as the ‘Pink City’ for its rose hued buildings.
Outside of the cities, you’ll find some stunning countryside, and one of the best ways to experience it is on the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which snakes through West Bengal from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri.
And, if you want to see some of the exotic wildlife that calls India home, head to the Periyar National Park in Kerala, where you can see wild elephant and the endangered Bengal tiger.
Whatever you choose to do in India, be sure to compare fares with us here at Globehunters to ensure that you get the best possible deal for your trip of a lifetime!
If you’re busy planning a trip to India, here are five things you’ll want to know before setting off…Time Difference: UTC +5:30 hoursCurrency: Indian Rupee (?)Native Language: Hindi and EnglishWeather: Average highs of between 90°F and 104°F during summer but with a very varied climate, with arid deserts to the west, alpine tundra to the north and humid, tropical weather to the south.Sales Tax: Ranges from 0% to 28% depending on the goods or service.
If you’re flying from the IE to India, here are some important things to know, such as flight times and entry requirements.
Flight times to India vary depending on your point of departure but generally take around 14 hours from the East Coast and 16 from the West Coast, although bear in mind that direct flights aren’t always available.
IE citizens travelling to India will need a valid passport, as well as a valid Indian visa. These visas can be granted by the Indian Embassy prior to travel but not upon your arrival.
If you’re just travelling for tourism purposes for less than 30 days, you can apply for an ETA but you must do so at least four days before your arrival.
The following airlines offer direct flights from the IE to India:
- Air India
- United Airlines
When visiting such a vast country, it’s difficult to get to see everything, but here are our top ten must-dos.
- Taj Mahal
- Amer Fort
- The Red Fort
- Hawa Mahal
- Qutb Minar
- The Ganges
- City Palace, Jaipur
- Golden Temple
- Jantar Mantar
- City Palace, Udaipur
If you’re looking to book cheap flights to India, look no further than Globehunters, where we have a great range of fares including cheap business class and first class flights too.
All of our bookings are 100% ATOL and IATA protected to give you that extra bit of peace of mind.