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Travel to India

If you plan to travel to India, it is important that you are aware of the many tourist attractions and vacation destinations, as well as the dangers involved and how you can better prepare for a safe trip. India is an amazing place to take a vacation. Few cultures have such a rich history and beauty as India. There are many ancient, even sacred sites to behold. Their are religious sights dedicated to the teaching of Buddha as well as amazing architecture. You will also enjoy the natural beauty and the history and culture of this country.

India has a very diverse population, geography and climate. It is the world's second most populous country, and the world's seventh largest country in area.

Certain parts of India are designated as "restricted areas" by the Indian Government, and require special advance permission to visit. These areas include:

  • The state of Mizoram,
  • The state of Manipur,
  • The state of Arunachal Pradesh,
  • The state of Nagaland,
  • The state of Sikkim,
  • Portions of the state of Himachal Pradesh near the Chinese border,
  • Portions of the state of Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) near the Chinese border,
  • Portions of the state of Rajasthan near the Pakistani border,
  • Portions of the state of Jammu & Kashmir near the Line of Control with Pakistan,
  • The Andaman & Nicobar Islands,
  • The Union Territory of the Laccadives Islands (Lakshadweep), and
  • The Tibetan colony in Mundgod, Karnataka.

India has so many sights and wonders that cannot be seen or enjoyed anywhere else in the world. You can visit everything from beautiful monuments built hundreds of years ago in the memory of a loved one, to the exact birth place of a prophet's teachings and ideals.

To enjoy your experience to the fullest and take in as much culture as possible, you may consider visiting the country during the celebration of Diwali. This is an amazing festival that lasts from mid-October to mid-November. It is a national holiday in India. Keep in mind that it will be more crowded, but there will certainly be a lot of celebrating and interesting sights. If your prefer a less crowded vacation; visit at another time of year.

» India Entry Requirements
Travel documents required to enter the country. Regulations change occasionally so it is always good to verify the newest updates prior to your trip.

» India Visa
A list of requirements and step-by-step instructions for obtaining a visa to India.

» India Travel
Important information for anyone planning a trip to India. Helfpul tips to assist you in making the most of your travels.

» India Tours
Discover some of the most popular tours of India and plan your vacation so that you see the best.

» Hotels in India
Learn about hotels In India. Tips to help you choose the best lodging options when traveling in this vast country.

» Delhi, India
Delhi India - A Mix of Old and New. A look at both historical landmarks and modern attractions in this cosmopolitan region.

» Calcutta, India
Calcutta India - More Than You've Heard. An insiders guide to this amazing city.

» Andaman & Nicobar
Discover the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Find out why this India union territory is called the perfect tropical paradise.

» Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Discover the India's Switzerland of the East.

» India Wall Hangings India hand embroidered wall hangings in traditional Rajasthani style. Remarkable and intricate handwork that will amaze you.

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