India has millions of tourists visiting throughout the year with many returning to discover things they missed out before. Not only does India have an excellent choice of sites to visit, but it also has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. India has a tropical monsoon climate during June until September; so, the best time to travel is between December and February where the dry season finds the temperature more agreeable.
Travel Health Information
vaccinations for travelling here
India is hot and humid during the summer months of March to June when temperatures are particularly high. You can avoid sunburn and heatstroke by wearing light clothing that covers the body and using a high SPF sunscreen. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of bottled water, and avoid being out in the direct sun at the hottest times of the day. If you’re travelling to remote regions, and areas that are generally cooler such as the Himalayas, remember to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the activity you are doing. Be aware of situations that can be dangerous to your health, and take particular care around animals, and when eating and drinking.
If possible, try to avoid the border of India with Pakistan, as the current political instability has led to a less safe situation here. Be vigilant with your possessions, as theft and pickpocketing can be a risk, particularly in crowded areas.
If you are driving in India or travelling as a passenger in a road vehicle, be aware that roads here can be dangerous, and vehicle safety and driving standards may not be the same as in the UK. Consider whether the person driving is safe to do so and whether the vehicle is roadworthy before you get in.
Highlights of India
THE RED FORT
enjoy this huge Mughal fort
explore the crowded bazaars
and learn how to haggle
take a rickshaw ride to
the spice markets
TAJ MAHAL IN AGRA
marvel at one of the wonders of the world
DARJEELING TEA PLANTATIONS JAIPUR
Pink City Palace
India attracts visitors around the world in a quest for spirituality and self discovery. Every major religion throughout the globe can be found in India, which serves to nourish its different faiths, living in relative harmony.
Main spiritual destinations include
sites of the Jagdish Temple
observing people at the Ghats
visit the magnificent Golden Temple
Wildlife and Natural World
see rare Asian lions
visit their famous Tiger reserve
enjoy the sun while relaxing on the sandy beaches
where you can see a single horned rhinoceros
Helpful travel news, tips and advice for travelling around the world
The Ripple Effect of Climate Change on Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE)
CityDoc Medical begins new business partnership with PharmaPlus
For the latest government travel advice
For anyone planning to travel abroad we recommend visiting the following government website for all the latest travel guidance and advice.