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Find India travel and tourist information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to India.

About India

In India, the senses are truly aroused. The colour of the women's clothes, and the abundance of jewellery is a photographer's paradise.

Holy Cow in India Boy Buddhist in Bodh Gaya Indian Girl in Rajasthan

Kerala - God's Own Country, Rajasthan - The Land of Kings.

From Nomadic Gatherings - Flying to Asia on Air India.

Travel Map Mapping of India

Map of India

Map of India

Countries neighbouring India:
Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka lies off India's south-eastern tip.

India Maps and Travel Guides

Lonely Planet India (Travel Guide) India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Marco Polo Map

India Travel Guides - India Maps.

Weather in Asia:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Asia.

India Background

India Landscape

Taj Mahal, India - Copyright, Michel Guntern -

Whether you prefer beaches, the tropical forests or cool hill stations in the foothills of the Himalayas, India never disappoints.

Indian Photo Gallery:
Travel Notes' official photographer gives you his view of India.

Networking in India:
India is made up of 28 states and 7 union territories.

India Language and Culture

Turbans are to Rajasthan what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. It is even said that you can tell a lot about a man from his turban.

Art India:
A comprehensive site on Indian performing arts launched and maintained by the artist community of India.

Bringing the best of the Indian silver screen to the one on your computer.

Sikh philosophy and scriptures: Realisation of truth is higher than all else. Higher still is truthful Llving.

India Traditions and Customs

The Holy Cow

The cow is sacred in India; and woe betide the driver who doesn't swerve into a field to avoid them.

Cows are not penned into fields here, and in the smaller towns and villages they wander wherever they like. It is even said that some people in India might like to come back as a cow in the next life. Now there's a thought.

Holy Cow - An Indian Adventure:
Feisty, outspoken Sarah Macdonald made a firm decision after backpacking through India in her 20s: she would never return. India was a land of filth and desperation, and Sarah was nearly free of it when, as she prepared to board her plane back to her Australian homeland, a beggar read her palm and declared that she'd be back; the next time, for love.

Travel Writing - Holy Adventure:
An excerpt from the book 'Young Female, Traveling Alone', by Anne-Marie Manuela Pop.

Indian Festivals and Fairs

The Indian calendar is a long procession of festivals. If you can find yourself in the right place at the right time, you could fill your visit to India with a festival every other day.

Capital City of India

The Capital City of India is New Delhi

Map of New Delhi

India Regions

Out and About in India

The high red sandstone ramparts of Agra Fort stretch for almost 2.5 kilometres.Goa

Candolim beach is wide and sandy and is quieter and more relaxed than some of the towns. Candolim village has a modest selection of local stores and eateries and Panaji, the capital of Goa, is ten miles away.

Jammu & Kashmir

5 Must Do Things in Jammu and Kashmir to Have a Lifetime Experience:
With lush green forests, snow covered peaks, ancient temples, serene blue lakes and incredible scenic beauty, Jammu & Kashmir could be Paradise on Earth.


Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is connected by all weather road to Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri and also to all the district headquarters within Sikkim.

The nearest railway stations are at Siliguri (114km) and New Jalpaiguri (125km) with connections to Calcutta, Delhi, Guwahati, Lucknow and other important cities in India.

The nearest airport is Bagdogra, in North Bengal (124km).

Foreigners must obtain a permit to visit Sikkim, obtained from all Indian missions; Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), New Delhi; Sikkim Tourism office, New Delhi; Sikkim Tourism Office, Calcutta; and Sikkim Tourism Office, Siliguri.

Whether your passion is long treks or short walks in ever-changing landscape; white-water rafting or mountaineering amongst the world's highest peaks; photographing nature's diversity; or just hanging out, meeting people of other cultures, and enjoying festivals. Sikkim is your destination.

Darjeeling & Sikkim:
Some of the best places to visit in Darjeeling and Sikkim.

Sikkim Himalayan Adventure Tours & Treks:
Bhanu Pakhrin was born in Gangtok and has been hiking and trekking in Sikkim with friends since childhood.

Main Cities in India


Resorts in Bangalore:
The Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is in the south of the country. As the weather here doesn't get too hot or too cold, you can comfortably visit Bangalore at any time of the year.


Visiting Hyderabad:
Whether you plan to be in Hyderabad for a day, two days or longer, browse through the suggested itineraries for visitors to Hyderabad.

India Tourism

Official India Government and Tourist Information Offices

Some of the most popular destinations in India are Agra, Amritsar, Bangalore, Darjeeling, Goa, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pushkar, Srinagar, Trivandrum, Udaipur and Varanasi.

India Tourism Offices

The Ministry of Tourism has five regional tourism offices located at Kolkata (East), Mumbai (West), Delhi (North), Chennai (South) and Guwahati (North East).

Indian Tourim Offices Overseas

India Tourism Beijing:
Unit 709, 7th Floor, East Tower, Twin Towers, B-12, Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.

India Tourism Dubai:
Post Box 12856, NASA Building, Al-Maktoum Road, Deira, Dubai, UAE.

India Tourism Frankfurt: (Indien Aktuell)
Friedenstrasse 2, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

India Tourism London:
High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych, London, United Kingdom.

India Tourism New York:
1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 303, New York, USA.

 India Tourism Paris:
13, Bis Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, France.

India Tourism Tokyo:
Ginza KM Building 8floor, 8-14-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo, Japan.

India Tours

Excursions Around India

Set My Trip:
Promise India Tourism - a destination management company with offices in Srinagar, Port Blair, Gangtok, Jaigaon and Guwahati - was founded by Debojyoti Dey Mazumder in Kolkata, India. A team of professional service providers with extensive local knowledge aim to help visitors to India experience some of the best tourist possibilities using the most authentic hotels, dining places and transport providers.

India Transportation

Getting To and Around India

India by Air

Airlines and Airports - Flights.

India by Road

Red Bus:
India's largest online bus ticketing platform that has transformed bus travel in the country

Book Indian bus tickets online - with departures from Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Chidambaram, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Ernakulam, Goa, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kadapa, Kannur, Kottampatti, Kutuparamba, Madurai, Melur, Mumbai, Nellore, Pondicherry, Pune, Secunderabad, Shirdi, Thalasserry, Thirupathi, Trichy, Velankanni, Vijayawada and Vishakhapattanam.

India by Train

Indian Railways

India's railway system is the largest in Asia, with over 62,000 km of track passing through 7,000 stations. There's even an online seat availability status; handy if you're reading this on WiFi in India.

India Train Timetables:
If you'll be travelling in India by train, which is more than likely, it helps to know which trains go where; and when.

The Royal Orient takes rail passengers from Delhi through the previously undiscovered state of Gujarat.

India Travel Tips

India Locals and Frequent Visitors Share Their Travel Tips

Travel safely with prior travel planning.

Prepare yourself with our essential travel tips and visitor guides from locals, other travellers, travel guide writers and bloggers.

India Websites

Links to Further India Resources

India Express:
India related news items on a variety of subjects from business to sport and travel.

The Times of India:
The paper we always sought out in India. Catch up on the news from your computer.

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Where to Stay in India

India Accommodation

Indian Heritage Hotels Association:
A select group of palaces, forts and havelis that have been converted into wonderful hotels, retaining their age old flavour and charm.

Most people visiting India will be looking for hotels in New Delhi, the capital.

Popular Hotels in New Delhi

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