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India uncovered: Make 2024 the year to explore this vast country of contrast and endless experiences

Explore this exotic and outstandingly beautiful country like you never have before. Experience some of the most iconic sites, savour the flavours of authentic Indian cuisine, and discover the highlights of this colourful country with Travel Department in 2024.

The Red Fort in Delhi
The Red Fort in Delhi The Red Fort in Delhi

When it comes to travel destinations, only a few places in the world can compare to India; a land of vibrant colours, rich traditions, and diverse landscapes. Check out below some of the top places in India, a vast and enchanting country with a treasure trove of history, natural beauty, and adventure.

 

Delhi

The capital city is a mesmerising blend of the old and the new. Delhi boasts a rich history with stunning monuments such as the historic Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Qutub Minar is a 73-metre tall tower that dates back to the 12th century and is surrounded by other historical ruins and lush gardens.

Humayun's Tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, who ruled India during the 16th century and is a beautiful example of Persian architecture. One of the best ways to travel around the city is on a rickshaw ride; it’s a unique and immersive way to experience the city's vibrant culture. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur is part of India’s Golden Triangle, a popular tourist circuit which connects the three cities, it’s a classic introduction for any visitor to India.

Jaipur

The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is known as the Pink City due to the rosy hue of its historic buildings. Explore the magnificent Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on a hilltop which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Discover Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, this iconic building is known for its intricate façade with hundreds of small windows, visit the historic City Palace and marvel at the astronomical instruments of Jantar Mantar. Don't forget to shop for exquisite textiles and jewellery in the bustling markets.

The Amber Fort

Udaipur

Udaipur, often called the City of Lakes, is a romantic and picturesque destination. The stunning Lake Pichola, the opulent City Palace, and the iconic Lake Palace are some of the key attractions to experience on a relaxing boat ride. This city is a haven for history enthusiasts and a perfect place to experience a royal lifestyle.

Goa

For those seeking sun, sand, and relaxation, a holiday in Goa is a fantastic option. With its golden beaches, vibrant nightlife, and Portuguese-influenced architecture, this state on the western coast of India offers a unique blend of cultures.

A traditional houseboat in Kumarakom

Jodhpur

Nicknamed the Blue City for the azure-painted houses that dot the landscape, Jodhpur is a city of striking beauty and history. Dominated by the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, this city provides a unique perspective on Rajasthan's cultural heritage.

The Blue City of Jodhpur

Ranthambore National Park

If you're a wildlife enthusiast, a visit to Ranthambore National Park should be on your itinerary. Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, this park is known for its tiger population. A safari in Ranthambore offers the opportunity to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Additionally, the park is home to diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Discover Ranthambore National Park

The Taj Mahal

A trip to India wouldn’t be complete without seeing the iconic Taj Mahal, a magnificent marble mausoleum located in Agra. Not only is it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal's stunning architecture and the love story behind it make it a must-visit attraction.

Marvel at the Taj Mahal

India is a country of contrasts and endless experiences. From its bustling cities to its serene countryside, you can find a wide range of activities and attractions to suit your interests. Experience a guided holiday to India with Travel Department, where flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions with a local guide are all included.