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.

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Best Places to Visit

Our choice of top 10 destinations plus the best places in India to visit each month

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Best Time to Visit

An overview of the seasons and weather plus top festivals throughout the year

Currency

Top Travel Tips

How to avoid Delhi-belly, what to look for in the local markets, how to haggle and more

Visas

Tourist Visas

Visas are a necessary part of travel & here's the info on what visas you'll need for India

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Traveller Reviews

See how our customers rate our tours to India and what they love most about them

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Where to go when

Plan your perfect holiday to India with our guide to best places to visit by month

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India's Golden Triangle

A comprehensive guide to India's popular Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

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Visiting Rajasthan

Everything you need to know from the top cities and sites to visit, and when to go

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Visiting Kerala

Plan your visit to the lush state of Kerala with our guide on top sights & how to get around

Beautiful landscape of palm trees and beach in Goa

Goa's Best Beaches

Our choice of top beaches in Goa, when best to visit and recommended hotels

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Holi Festival FAQ

Our comprehensive guide covering the what, the how and the where

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Diwali Festival FAQ

Everything you need to know about the Hindu festival of light in India

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Travel Operators for Tigers

We love tigers at On The Go and are proud members of Travel Operators for Tigers

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Tiger Safaris in India

What to expect, the best national parks and lodges in India to see tigers, and more

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India Video Lounge

As if you didn't have enough reasons to visit India, here's a few videos to get you inspired

Get to know India

Recommended Reading

  • Shantaram
    by Gregory David Roberts
  • Around India in 80 Trains
    by Monisha Rajesh
  • The White Tiger: A Novel
    by Arvind Adiga
Did you know...?

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 Travellers from USA:

Safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep abreast of the latest travel advice to India. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs when planning your trip. We follow the advice of the FCO who currently advise against travel to Kashmir and so we are unable to operate tours to this region at present.

Flying to India from the US:

The intoxicating sights and sounds of India are a 14-21 hour flight from the States depending on whether you depart from the east of west coast of the country. From New York you can fly direct to Delhi, the capital and starting point for most of our tours, with Air India or United. The quicker indirect options include KLM via Amsterdam and Virgin Atlantic via London. If flying from Los Angeles then all flight options will include at least one transit stop with the faster routes offered by United via New York, Turkish Airlines via Istanbul and Etihad via Abu Dhabi. Check out Travelocity for flight deals from the US to India.

Useful Online Resources:

The India Tourist Organisation based at Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and at the Avenue of the Americas in New York.