From stunning temples and colourful religious festivals to golden beaches and snow-capped mountains, a hotel break in India is a feast for the senses.
Long a popular destination for adventurous travellers, India offers a world of fascinating contrasts. Tourist numbers are increasing annually, and hotels in India range from luxury accommodation to cheap guesthouses and backpacker hostels, making it an affordable destination for travellers on a budget. Furthermore, India offers remarkably diverse landscapes ranging from the snowy peaks of the Himalayas to the tropical rainforests of the Assam region and the idyllic beaches of Goa, and the country has a colourful blend of cultures, religions, ethnicities and traditions to match. This diversity is also reflected in India’s wonderful cuisine, which has great regional variety and forms an important part of any hotel break in India, whether it’s freshly-fried street food, delicious beachside seafood or a simple home-cooked vegetarian curry. Meanwhile, vibrant religious festivals in India offer visitors an excellent chance to experience authentic local culture, which is strongly shaped by religion and spirituality. This can also be seen in the country’s superb architectural heritage, from the legendary Taj Mahal, an Islamic masterpiece, to the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the holiest gurdwara of Sikhism, and the breathtaking Somnath temple in the Gurjurat, an important Hindu pilgrimage site. Urban attractions in India include the capital Delhi, a cultural and historical melting pot with many beautiful sights, and chaotic, vibrant Mumbai, where visitors will find some of the country’s finest restaurants and nightlife.