A country of breathtakingly diverse landscapes, history and culture, India is a nation whose contradictions at first bewilder, then beguile. From unforgettable festivals, remote Himalayan villages to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, every traveller will find what they’re looking for, be it backpacker cool or Raj-style opulence. Use our map of India to start planning your trip and get to the heart of this beautiful destination.

Glimpse the elusive Royal Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park, once a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur. Relax on the shores of Gokarna after exploring its temples or dive the spectacular reefs of the Andaman Islands. If it’s good food you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed by India’s rich offerings – savour bhelpuri in Mumbai, the street-food capital of India while admiring the Gateway of India.

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