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. The amazing diversity of India combined with the stunning visuals gained it a spot on the list of the most beautiful countries in the world, as voted by our readers
If you are planning to travel to India, next to the map check out India itineraries and the best time to go. To add more details to your trip, read more on the best places to go, great things to do in India or learn about getting there and where to stay once you are there.