India Travel Guide
Whether it's your first time to India or you're a returning traveller, there's a few things you'll want to know before you get there and we're here to help with our handy travel guide resources. Here you'll find information on must-see destinations including a comprehensive guide to the Golden Triangle, Rajasthan and Kerala with a guide on when to go for the optimal weather or best festivals. Learn more about the work we do with TOFTigers and where you can find the majestic creatures on safari plus practical info on visas, health, currency, voltage and more.
Best Places to Visit
Our choice of top 10 destinations plus the best places in India to visit each month
Top Travel Tips
How to avoid Delhi-belly, what to look for in the local markets, how to haggle and more
Visas are a necessary part of travel & here's the info on what visas you'll need for India
India's Golden Triangle
A comprehensive guide to India's popular Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
Everything you need to know from the top cities and sites to visit, and when to go
Plan your visit to the lush state of Kerala with our guide on top sights & how to get around
Travel Operators for Tigers
We love tigers at On The Go and are proud members of Travel Operators for Tigers
Tiger Safaris in India
What to expect, the best national parks and lodges in India to see tigers, and more
India Video Lounge
As if you didn't have enough reasons to visit India, here's a few videos to get you inspired
by Gregory David Roberts
- Around India in 80 Trains
by Monisha Rajesh
- The White Tiger: A Novel
by Arvind Adiga
Facts about India
- At an altitude of over 2,400 meters, the world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, India.
- India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons. Spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
- Spice it up please! Perhaps it's no surprise, but roughly 70% of the world's spices come from India.
India Travel Advice for UK Travellers:
We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to India and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the Foreign Office when planning your trip. The FCO currently advises against travel to Kashmir and so we are unable to operate tours to this region at present.
Flying to India from the UK:
India is around a 9 hour direct flight from the UK with the main gateways being New Delhi and Mumbai. If you would like to fly to India directly, British Airways, Jet Airways and Air India all have direct services. If you're happy to transit, you're spoilt for choice with numerous services through Europe and the Middle East and we recommend Emirates and Qatar. We have a full ATOL licence (ATOL 6109) so please do let us know if you need assistance booking your flight to India.
Useful Online Resources:
The India Tourist Organisation based at Hammersmith Grove (London W6) and the latest India Weather Updates from the BBC.