Its remarkable size and diversity means there is a vast range of experiences to choose from – journeys to suit everyone. Travelling with the family provides a cultural, fun-filled break for children; watch their faces light up at colourful festivals, or atop a magnificent elephant. If it’s a special break for you and a loved one on your honeymoon, treat yourself to the most luxurious and romantic hotels in the world and stir the soul at India’s many spiritual sights, like pink-tinged Jaipur at dusk.
Wildlife-lovers are catered for in abundance; drift up the dreamy bird-filled backwaters of Kerala on your private houseboat, or glimpse rare Bengal tigers on an exciting jungle safari. For those seeking a relaxed pace, the white-sand beaches of Goa, with hammocks strung between swaying coconut trees, offer total tranquillity, or simply rejuvenate at the spa and learn more of the healing qualities of an Ayurvedic herbal massage.