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.
Our choice of top 10 destinations plus the best places in India to visit each month
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
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
We love tigers at On The Go and are proud members of Travel Operators for Tigers
What to expect, the best national parks and lodges in India to see tigers, and more
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 Travellers from South Africa:
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 advice from the consular in South Africa 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 South Africa:
The intoxicating sights and sounds of India are around a 14 hour flight from South Africa with Delhi serving as the main international gateway and starting point for the vast majority of our tours. If flying from Johannesburg then the most direct flight options are with Emirates via Dubai and South African Airways via Abu Dhabi. You may find the route between the transit point and Delhi is operated on a code share. From Cape Town Emirates is one of the best options with many airlines requiring an additional stop in Johannesburg en route. Check out Travelstart for flight deals from South Africa to India.
Useful Online Resources:
The India Tourist Organisation based at Hyde Park in Johannesburg.