India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage. As the 7th largest country in the world, India stands apart from the rest of Asia, marked off as it is by mountains and the sea, which give the country a distinct geographical entity. Bounded by the Great Himalayas in the north, it stretches southwards and at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west.
As you travel, India offers a range of vast tourism choices, diverse in land and nature, people, tribes, cuisine, faiths, dance forms, music, arts, crafts, adventure, sport, spirituality, history; even these vary as you journey from one state to another. From world-class airports and hotels, luxurious shopping malls, restaurants, pubs and cafes to overcrowded streets and alleyways, in the same cities, filled with thousands of little shops offering every possible modern and ethnic product and native street food is a fascinating experience. Thrilling tiger safaris explore the dense jungles of the interior, while a multitude of fascinating India tours uncovers the beautiful landscapes, magnificent palaces and elaborate forts its major cities. Tourists can choose from a wide choice of accommodation, from western style luxury hotels to budget accommodation and government bungalows. Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks generally do not allow guests to stay overnight. Private lodges are found on the outskirts of the parks or near their entrance. Hotel rates can vary widely according to the season.