India

India

Stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Indian Ocean in the south, this vivacious country in Southeast Asia is bursting with colour, culture, and culinary delights.

Natural landscapes are abundant in India, and you can get close to some of the world’s most beautiful wildlife such as tigers and elephants. With Qatar Airways Holidays, you’ll have the chance to visit the best attractions and sights with an Indian holiday package, and you can choose from many luxury hotels, activities, tours and culinary experiences that will awaken your senses. One visit to India is never enough.

India Destinations

India Holiday Packages

With so many sights and attractions to see in India, you can find the best deals on luxury hotels, excursions, and activities with Qatar Airways Holidays. You won’t want to miss out on a culinary experience in India, and you can taste a variety of dishes, from biryani, spicy chole bhature, or the famous tandoori chicken Curry.

India FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

Best time to travel to India for a holiday?

India is a vast country, with huge variations in the climate. In the mountainous north you’ll experience hot, dry summers and cold winters, while further south the effects of the Monsoon are far more pronounced. It only rains at specific times of the year during the Monsoon. There are two monsoons - the northeast and the southwest, named not after the regions they affect but the direction of the wind. The southwest monsoon lasts from June to September, and no matter where you go in India you can expect hot and humid conditions interspersed with torrential downpours. Once the monsoon rains have passed the majority of the country enjoys sunny weather. Even in the ‘winter’ months you can expect temperatures of around 25°C, and in the height of summer that can climb well into the high 30s°C, especially in the south. The best time to travel is during April and May if you like things hot and dry, or during the ‘spring’ months of February and March.

What is the latest travel advice for holidays in India?

India is a warm and welcoming country that is culturally and religiously diverse. Visitors from all around the world are welcomed with open arms, and in general travel throughout the country is safe. There are some areas in the north of the country along the border with Pakistan that may be a little off the beaten track, but even here in the most remote foothills you’re likely to be given a warm welcome. Religion is at the heart of Indian life, so if you are visiting religious sites and temples such as Amritsar, please dress appropriately. There are no health warnings specifically for India, but it is best to ensure you drink only bottled water and avoid ice in drinks or uncooked foods such as salads.

India: amazing facts and reasons to visit

  • Elephants – Hugely important not just as working animals all across the country but culturally as well, elephants are loved by the Indians. Head to the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala to see what they’re doing to help rescued and orphaned elephants live a full and rich life.
  • The food – Indian food is world famous for being delicious and spicy. Each region has its own specialities, but if you’re vegetarian then you’re in luck, as much of India’s finest cuisine is plant-based.
  • Iconic attractions – the Taj Mahal is actually considerably bigger than you might think, and definitely one of the most important additions to any bucket list. However, there are other attractions too, such as the Golden Temple, and the stunning hill stations of Shimla and Darjeeling.
  • Incredible beaches – The state of Goa has to be one of the most famous beach destinations in the whole of India, if not the world. Sun-kissed beaches, a laid-back atmosphere, and a casual bohemian lifestyle make this former hippy colony now one of our favourite destinations.

Where is the best place to travel in India for a holiday?

This is almost an impossible question to answer, as there is so much variety to choose from. For the ultimate relaxing beach holiday with a laid-back vibe, the destination of choice has to be Goa. But as almost every state in India has at least ten top tourist attractions, our top tip is to keep coming back and trying a different part of this vast country each time. Escape the crowds at one of Kochi’s fabulous beaches, or discover the country’s desert heart at Jaisalmer. With iconic attractions like the Taj Mahal or the Golden Temple of Amritsar, you’re genuinely spoilt for choice with a holiday to India with Qatar Airways Holidays.

What are the best tour packages in India?

From the glories of New Delhi and a tour of the Golden Triangle to a wellness spa break in stunning Kerala, India offers a wealth of experiences. Package tours to India with Qatar Airways Holidays are a great way of introducing yourself gradually to one of the most dynamic, energetic, and unique destinations in the world. Spend six days discovering the peace and tranquillity of Kerala on a tour that includes time spent in Kochi and the chance to revitalize mind, body and soul in one of the world’s best spas. Take a 10-day glamping tour of ‘Little Tibet’, in the rolling countryside of Thiskey, or explore India’s Golden Triangle of New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. With package holidays to India with Qatar Airways Holidays, you can discover the richness and cultural diversity of this astonishing destination, knowing everything’s taken care of.

Why go on holiday to India with Qatar Airways Holidays?

Whether you’re glamping or relaxing in the most luxurious accommodation, package deals in India are the perfect way to get your first taste of life in one of the world’s greatest locations. Perfect for honeymooners with a taste for adventure, or families who want a destination that offers much more than the usual sun, sea, and sand resorts, Qatar Airways Holidays make sure your Indian experience is one to remember. We’ve put packages together that we think capture the spirit, the vibrancy, and the sheer dynamism of India, but still have room for some special ‘me-time’ where you can revitalise and regenerate your soul. Our package holidays to India mean that you don’t have to worry about a thing. Let us take care of every part of your holiday, including flights, accommodation, and some of the best sightseeing trips you’ll ever have.

Good to know

Time Zone

GMT+5:30 hours

Languages

Hindi, English

Dialing Code

+91

Electricity

220V 50Hz

Currency

Indian rupee

India Experiences

  • From relaxing yoga retreats to vibrant Indian city breaks, you’ll find an India travel & holiday package with Qatar Airways Holidays filled with exciting activities, tours and experiences. Delhi is the capital of India and one of the country’s oldest cities. You can discover its history and charm in the ancient mosques, colonial architecture and the bustling streets, and in New Delhi the Red Fort is an impressive sight and home to several museums. Go shopping in Delhi’s busy bazaars including Chandni Chowk or Baba Kharak Singh Mar, or head to modern malls like DLF Emporio at Vasant Kunj.
  • The iconic white marble Taj Maha in Agra is a UNESCO-listed site and a must-see in India, and take a trip to the Amber Fort in Jaipur, a royal palace carved from pink sandstone and marble.
  • Kids will love the Wonderla amusement parks in Bangalore and Kochi, and EsselWorld in Mumbai has a water park where you can cool off in the heat. Spot White Tigers in the National Zoological Park in Delhi, or catch sightings of wild tigers as the roam freely in the Ranthambore National Park and the Kanha Tiger Reserve. For encounters with elephants, deer and antelopes, head to Bandipur National Park or Jim Corbett National Park.
  • More adventurous travellers can trek though lush jungles, or hike to Tiger Hill and admire the stunning views that looking out to the Himalayas and Mount Kanchenjunga. Alternatively, there are plenty of tropical islands to explore in India, such as the Nicobar Islands, Goa, Elephanta Island, and Diu Island where you can relax on palm-fringed soft sandy beaches, or swim and snorkel in the clear turquoise sea.