A guide book simply can’t describe the beauty, energy and serenity of India.  This large, populous nation of 29 states offers a powerful mix of spicy cuisine, rich culture and passionate faith. From the Himalayan peaks in the north, to Indian Ocean coastline. An abundance of Mughal Empire landmarks to include Delhi’s Red Fort and the stunning Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. With it’s popular beaches and easy-going hippy atmosphere, Goa is ideal for a first taste of India, while the mediative trance of Kerala’s backwaters, yoga and ayurveda, sweeps up even seasoned adventurers.

Beaches:  A firm favourite with decades of travellers, Goa’s sandy beaches stretch along 70 miles of it’s coastline; from the north’s developed beach scene to the south’s more virginal shores, they’ll outshine the dreams of any beach lover. You’ll find activity, relaxation and tradition along Kerala’s shores, especially Chowara’s peaceful sands, and Kovalam’s energetic Lighthouse Beach, lined with fishing boats and beach shacks.

Local Cuisine:  If you think you have already tasted India, then think again; British takeaways have nothing on the exotic menus of Kerala and Goa.  Traditional dishes explode with spice, fresh coconut, rice and bananas cool the flavour for tame palates. Though Kerala offers mainly local cuisine, in Goa’s restaurants you’ll find Western style dishes jostling with Goan specialities, like tiger prawns and fiery pork vindaloo.

When To Go: November to March is the main tourist season. The monsoon season usually occurs between May to August.

GMT” + 5.5 hours

Language:  Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English.

Currency: Indian rupee

Tourist/ Visa / Health: Check before travelling. The online e-visa for entering India has certainly helped speed the process up!

Popular Beach Resorts in Goa: Arossim, Fort Aguada, Mobor, Baga and Sinquerim.

Popular Beach Resorts in Kerala: Chowara and Kovalam.

Popular Tours: Taj & Tigers (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Ranthambore) & The Southern Highlights of India (Cochin, Kalpetta, Mudumalai, Mysore, Pondicherry, Madurai, Thekkady & Kerala’s Backwaters).

Select Representation offers India, via its superb dmc partner TBi. A popular holiday combination for India is Sri Lanka, however, India has so much within.. that there’s really no need to include another country!  For further information, please contact us on: