With 29 states and 7 union territories, each having its own distinct culture and language, the Indian peninsula is like a small continent with different countries. From golden beaches to verdant hills, from arid deserts to the wettest place on Earth –the diversity of India’s landscape is fascinating. Equally enthralling is its rich history and culture. India was invaded at different times and the influence can be seen in its architecture, cuisine, language and customs. Spend an idyllic time boating in the Dal Lake in Kashmir or riding on a toy- train chugging up the picturesque hills of Darjeeling. Visit the ‘Ghats’ of Varanasi or the holy rivers in Rishikesh, if in need of some ‘soul-searching’. Laze around in the golden beaches of Goa or meander along the backwaters of Kerala in a traditional houseboat. Discover the grandeur of Mughal architecture in Delhi & Agra and the artistic marvels of Hindu temples in the south. Experience the cuisine & customs of the genteel Nawabs of Hyderabad & Lucknow or the fierce tribals of the North-East. If you believe variety adds spice to life, then India is your destination!