Travelling sometimes brings you face to face with hitherto unfelt emotions brought to light by extraordinary destinations. One of them is without doubt India, a country in whose extremely rich culture modernity and centuries-old traditions meet, and sometimes collide. The seventh largest country in the world, it is best to concentrate on a single region during a visit to India in order to appreciate everything it has to offer. Between New Delhi, the Taj Mahal and the palaces of the Maharajah in Northern India and Mumbai, the tropical vegetation and the beaches of Southern India, it's hard to choose. Don't worry. Thanks to Air France flights available all year round to India, you'll have all the time you need to come back and discover all the beauty of this country unlike any other.
During your visit to Northern India, a stop in the capital Delhi is a must. Divided into two parts, Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city offers two quite different aspects. In addition to the Red Fort, the National Museum and the bazaars of Old Delhi, succumb to the multitude of colours, smells and sounds. A unique experience which you can enjoy by taking a flight with Air France! A little over two hours from Delhi is the city of Agra and the sumptuous Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel. Further west, in Rajasthan, you will be delighted by the beauty of Udaipur, a city founded in the XVIth century and built around a lake, in which floats the amazing Palace of the Lake.
Southern India, has no need to be jealous of Northern India. You don't want to visit Delhi? Visit Mumbai (Bombay), the fashion and financial capital also known as Bollywood because of its growing film industry. Further south, the city of Goa offers remarkable landscapes from tropical vegetation to white sandy beaches. Even though they are very popular with tourists, behind the resorts you will find delightful beaches with virtually nobody there. If you would rather discover the Indian heritage, head for Madurai, home of the Tamil culture and a Hindu pilgrimage site for several centuries. Finally, concerning the best time to visit India, the country is so vast that the seasons vary from one region to another. Generally, though, the best time to visit is from November to February.