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India Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real India in a way like no other. A place that dazzles with colour and chaos, India takes visitors on a journey of soul-stirring encounters, a trip to these lands will stay in your heart and mind for years to come. We'll manoeuvre through sari lined streets, gaze upon the majestic white tomb of the Taj Mahal and go behind-the-scenes of Mumbai's elegant Bollywood film industry. Diversity is a fundamental truth here, with the setting switching from barren tiger forest to snow-capped saffron mountains and maddening city on a single train line. Together we'll encounter a royal history in Rajasthan and preserved Haveli homes in New Delhi, appreciating a way of life and addictive cuisine along the way. Though many will warn of grit and density that overwhelms, breathtaking moments and spellbinding chance encounters will make it all worthwhile. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"I'll show you how to navigate the buzzing cities of India, and go beyond to find soul-stirring temples, beautiful mountains and irresistible food."
Travel Director
India at a glance
Roam the sari lined streets, marvel at the majestic Taj Mahal, see snow-capped saffron mountains and go behind-the-scenes of the Bollywood film industry. From the royal history in Rajasthan to the bustling bazaars, your expert Trafalgar Travel Director will guide you through the colour and chaos of India.
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What to pack for India

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A few good books

The Indian rail network chuffs for 65,000 kilometres around India. A geographically large company with relatively slow transport systems, a few books can keep you entertained between admiring scenery.

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Light and modest clothing

Though India does get cooler than most expect, many parts of the year are intensely hot. Pack sheer, light clothing that covers you right to the ankles, wrists and neck so that you can respectfully visit religious sites without sweltering.

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Medication for stomach upsets

Though our India group tours will see you largely protected from unsanitary food or water, it is still handy to keep a supply of medication on hand. Charcoal tablets can be taken daily as a preventive measure to ensure any nasties are quickly expelled from your system.

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Water purification devices

The purification of water has come a long way in recent years. Make your way to a specialist travel shop to discuss bottles, gadgets and tablets that will ensure you stay hydrated without falling ill.

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Wet wipes and hand sanitiser

True to its reputation, India can be a hot and messy place. Pack wet wipes and hand sanitiser to ensure you feel fresh when you're on the go.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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