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Luxury Holidays - India

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Incredible India offer a huge catalogue of holiday choice abundant in hertitage sites including the Taj Mahal in Agra probably the most famous of all, to the tigers in Rajasthan, from the golden sandy beaches of Goa to the back waters or Kerala. Less known are the beautiful mountains of Uttarakhand a breath-taking natural beauty spot of serene spirituality and a plethora of adrenaline-pumping adventure. Whether you are looking for a beach holiday, a hidden retreat, a cultural holiday destination or something a little more adventurous like skiing, trekking or mountain biking, India has it all!

Agra draws many tourist for a number of reasons, home to the Taj Mahal, Agra's enormous fort that overlooks the Yanuna River and the ornate tomb or Itmad-ud-Daulah are just a few sites out of many one can explore in this magnificent city.

The ancient Hindi city of Varanasi has been the centre of Indian spirituality for thousands years and the ideal place to gain insight into the fascinating rituals of the Hindu beliefs. The River Ganges runs though the heart of Varanasi and on its west bank, where 100 stones ghats lie, are where the locals and pilgrims come and bath. It is also here that priest conduct their rituals and where cremation ceromonies take place.

For more information about India and to book your next holiday call our specialists at Diplomat Travel on 020 7730 2201.
 

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General Information

Population: 1,210,193,422

Capital: New Delhi

Language: Hindi is the national language althought English is widely spoken

Religion: Hindu is the main religion thought  there are Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Buddhist minorities

International dialling code: 
00 91

Typical flying time: 9 hours

Visa Requirements: British passport holders require a Visa, the easiest and cheapest way if online, which can be arranged upto 4 weeks before departure. If you have any problems we would be happy to arrange it for you please contact us on 0207 730 2201 or visit us at our office in London, Victoria.

Health requirements: Hepatisis A, polio, typhoid and malaria are recommended and yellow fever it required for those visiting infected areas. Seek medical advice for information about immunisations against meningitis.

Currency: rupee (Rs) = 100 paise (All major credit cards accepted)

Tipping: It is usual to tip waiters, porters, taxis and guides depending on the quality of service. Restaurants usually add  10% service charge.

Time: 
GMT +5 hours 30minutes in winter and 4hours 30 minutes in summer time.

Electricity: 220 volts (Adaptor required)

Driving: They drive on the left. International driving licence is required..

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