Things to do in India
Books inspired by India
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your India holiday
Rajesh embarks on a 40,000km adventure across India, riding 80 trains of varying degrees of luxury. During her travels she encounters a host of interesting and quirky fellow travellers and amazing escapades. This is a well-written travelogue and an ode to the pleasures of train travel in all its forms.
Prize-winning novel about a boy from a poor village in India who eventually begins working as a chauffeur for a rich man in Delhi. He wants access to that wealthy world, with murderous consequences. This is an incredible read and presents a truthfully raw and shocking India that'll force you to question your morals.
The tale of Lata and her mother's attempts to find her a suitable husband. It covers three families over a period of time and depicts an India trying to find its voice and on the verge of change. This is beautifully written, slow-paced and epic in its scope and narrative.
The book that inspired "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" movie. It's about a group of strangers who leave England for a new life together in India. They find things aren't quite what they expected - but learn to live and love again through the eccentricities and surprises. Brings a gloriously-depicted India to life and will make you want to go!
India Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
Evolve Back Hampi – a beautiful hotel in India
23rd October 2023 by Globalmouse Travels
Hampi, located in Karnataka, India, is a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient Hindu city held great significance during its time and served as a thriving center for traders from Europe and Asia. Often referred to as the Pompeii of India, Hampi is a must-visit destination that offers a truly awe-inspiring experience. If you ever get the opportunity to explore this incredible place, don't hesitate to seize it. You won't be disappointed. Speaking of India, let's talk about...
Top 10 places to visit in Asia for an incredible cultural experience
16th October 2023 by Italian Trip Abroad
Discover the top 10 must-visit destinations in Asia for an unforgettable cultural experience. These remarkable World Heritage sites should be at the forefront of your next holiday plans....
ITC Grand Goa – a family stay by the beach in India
21st September 2023 by Globalmouse Travels
Southern Goa is filed with luscious greenery everywhere. It’s a real treat after spending time in the dustier north on our family trip to India. In the Monsoon season the rains are celebrated here. People actively look forward to their arrival. We travelled to Goa in July which meant the rains were in full force. They sweep in and cool the air which is always welcome. We spent our time at the ITC Grand Goa. A Beautiful resort on the edge of the Arabian Sea. It was the perfect family getaway...
Storii by ITC Hotels Moira Riviera, North Goa – a family stay
9th September 2023 by Globalmouse Travels
Waking up to the soothing sound of the Monsoon rains and being serenaded by a chorus of birdsong is a delightful way to start the day. Exploring the charming towns and villages, one can't help but absorb the distinct Portuguese atmosphere that permeates this part of India. Indulging in mouthwatering Goan delicacies and savoring delectable cuisine at any time of the day is a true treat....
A First Timers Guide To Planning A Trip To India
6th September 2023 by Binnys Food and Travel
India, the seventh largest country in the world, is a captivating destination that should undoubtedly be on your travel radar. Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, India offers a plethora of experiences that will leave you in awe. For those venturing to India for the first time, the Golden Triangle is a popular choice. Comprising the cities of Agra, Delhi, and Jaipur, this route showcases the country's rich history, vibrant culture, and architectural wonders. Whether you're exploring the...
Unique Places to Eat in Delhi
15th August 2023 by The World in My Pocket
Delhi, the political capital of India, also holds the title of being the foodie capital of the country. The people of Delhi, known as Delhiites, have a deep love for food and take great pleasure in sharing it with others. The city boasts a vibrant food culture that is truly unique. Having explored Delhi's culinary scene for many years, the blogger has discovered some exceptional dining spots that are worth mentioning. Here are their top picks for experiencing the distinctive flavours of Delhi...
A family stay at the Grand Imperial Agra, India
11th August 2023 by Globalmouse Travels
Agra, a bustling and vibrant city, offers a plethora of attractions to explore. Undoubtedly, the Taj Mahal steals the spotlight, but there are numerous other captivating sites to discover in this fascinating destination. Amidst the chaotic streets and crowded tourist spots, the Grand Imperial Hotel Agra provides a serene sanctuary. During our family trip to India with the kids, we had the pleasure of staying at this tranquil retreat....
Weather in India
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in India