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India Beckons

  • Official Name: Republic of India, Bharat.
  • From of Government: Federal republic.
  • Capital: New Delhi.
  • Population: 1.4 Billion.
  • Official Language: Hindi, English, and 21 others.
  • Money: Rupee.
  • Area: 1269345 square miles.
  • Major Mountain range: Himalaya.
  • Religion: Multiple but most Hindus.
  • India, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, boasts a diverse and multicultural society. The country is a popular tourist destination due to its rich heritage and a multitude of attractions. India’s vast expanse stretches from the snow-capped Himalayas in the north to the tropical rainforests in the south, and it is surrounded by mountains and the sea, giving it a unique geographical identity. As you travel through India, you will encounter various cuisines, faiths, arts, crafts, music, nature, lands, tribes, history, and adventure sports, making it an exciting and enchanting destination. From the grandeur of the Taj Mahal to opulent palaces and forts, India is home to numerous heritage sites that are hundreds of years old. The country also offers a variety of shopping experiences and serene natural retreats, along with the opportunity to indulge in wildlife sanctuaries and adventure sports. India is an incredible and intriguing destination that has something for everyone, from yoga and meditation to trekking in the Himalayas and exploring ancient temples.

Detailed Descriptions

  • Architectural Wonders

  • Festivals

  • Dress

  • Food

  • Flora

  • Best Time to visit India

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should you pack?

    Answer: It all depends on your destination and season of travel. Much of India has a patchy climate: warmer in the days and cooler in the evenings. A light jacket or layering is best to accommodate the varying temperatures. Also, we suggest shoes that are comfortable for walking, including sandals and tennis shoes. A head cover may be required for women and men at certain sacred sites and places of worship.

  • Why Should I visit India?

    Answer: Affordability – India is considered one of the top 15 most affordable destinations in the world.

    People – Indians are very friendly and enjoy engaging with foreigners.

    Ease of Communication – Most Indians can speak at least conversational English and internet/Wi-Fi/cell service is widely available.

    Something for Everyone – India offers history, culture, architecture, adventure, Yoga, Ayurveda, cuisine, beaches, Himalayas, wildlife, backwaters, shopping, festivals, music, dancing, religion and spirituality – just to name a few!

  • When is the best time to travel?

    Answer: It really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. In much of Northern and Central India, the favored time to visit is from October – March, when the weather is most mild. In Southern and Eastern India, it is contingent on the monsoon season. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences.

  • Do Indians speak English?

    Answer: Yes, English is commonly spoken throughout India. In fact, most children, particularly in the cities, learn English first in school. It is the most important language for commercial, national, and political status. Hindi is the national language and primary tongue for 40% of Indians. However, there are 21 other official languages, including Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi and Sanskrit.

    The official language in India is Hindi.

  • Is a Visa required to visit India?

    Answer: Yes. India offers an electronic tourist visa on arrival (TVoA). Applicants of the eligible countries may apply online a minimum of four days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 30 days. Example: If applying on 1st Sept, you can select an arrival date from 5th Sept to 4th Oct. This process is only valid for single entry and the visa validity will be 30 days from the date of arrival in India. For more information, please visit the India Electronic Travel Authorization.

    If your trip exceeds 30 days in duration, or if you are planning to re-enter India after visiting other destinations, you will need to complete an application from Cox & Kings Global Services. Applications can be completed online.

  • Is India a safe country?

    Answer: For its size, India has a very low crime rate and is generally a safe country. However, as with any international travel, please be aware of your surroundings. Always make sure your purse is zipped and wallets are in sealed pockets. In the markets, be vigilant of pick-pockets and distraction scams. Additionally, at the train/bus stations and airports, monitor your luggage at all times.

  • Should I visit North India or South India?

    Answer:  This depends on your interests and preferences, but most Goway passengers will visit the north on their first trip to India to see the TajMahal and the main sites in Rajasthan and Varanasi. South India can be done as an extension or a separate trip altogether. The most common places Goway passengers visit in southern India are Goa for the beaches and Kerala for a houseboat experience, but Chennai and Bangalore are other options. India is a large country so the climate, landscape, and culture vary depending on which region you visit.

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