Travel to India

Travel to India

India is a fascinating melting pot of modern lifestyles and traditions with roots dating back thousands of years. Here are small rustic food stalls and ancient temples side by side with large shopping centers in steel and glass. Sacred cows roam peacefully among simmering autorickshaws, elegant Hindustan Ambassador taxis and sari-clad women. India has an unusually rich cultural heritage, an abundance of architectural masterpieces and spectacular natural scenery from the dizzying heights of the Himalayas to the lush rainforests and rich wildlife of South India. India’s kaleidoscope of colors, moods, sounds and scents must be experienced with all the senses.

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Population: 1.25 billion

Capital: New Delhi

Language: Hindi and English

there is a forerunner to India’s film industry in Mumbai, Bollywood? As early as the 1930s, there was Tollywood, which is the film industry in Calcutta.

the game over all games – chess – developed in India? It is said to be related to the god Shiva.

Geography of India

The name India itself is an ancient term for the entire Far East. Current India did not emerge until the British left the country in 1947. India is divided into 25 states, and due to its enormous diversity is more reminiscent of a small continent than a single country. Only the differences in nature are almost too great to be accommodated in one and the same country. In the northernmost regions are the colossal Himalayan mountains that create conditions for forest areas and fertile slopes, in the west lies the dry and completely deserted Thar Desert, and to the east are the states of Bengal and Assam covered by tropical rainforest which is said to be the wettest place on earth. Further south in the vast country it is drier, and the coasts are becoming more and more attractive with fine sandy beaches and idyllic lagoons. Indian wildlife can exhibit a wide range of species as a result of the country’s vast area, but many species are highly endangered. These include the tiger, the elephant, the lion and the leopard. In return, there is a considerable amount of cattle which, however, due to Hinduism can not be used in agriculture but are allowed to live on the streets as itinerant sacred cows.

The climate in India

The climate in India is a whole chapter in itself. Instead of four seasons, as in our latitudes, the Indian climate can be divided into three periods: the hot, the wet and the dry – of course with great variations from north to south. As early as February, the heat begins to spread from the northern plains of India. In June, the heat reaches its peak, and 45 ° is not uncommon in central and southern India. Then the monsoon rains begin to turn dry, dusty heat into damp, muddy heat. Around October, the rainy season is over, and tourists flock to the country. Until February, temperatures range from pleasantly cool to unbearable cold in the northern mountain regions. Visit for best time to travel to India.


India is the world’s second most populous country. China alone can beat India’s 1.1 billion people, even though China is three times the size of India. The vast majority of Indians are Hindus, and Hinduism characterizes life and the street scene throughout the country. Especially through the caste system, even though it was officially abolished more than 50 years ago. In addition to Hinduism, all the major religions of the world are represented in India, and both Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Hinduism have originated here.

India’s Attractions

Many trips to India go to the so-called Golden Triangle consisting of the cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra in northern India. Here you can revel in history and a vibrant and colorful culture. Delhi is the vibrant capital, where the present and history live side by side, and just outside Delhi, rural life can be experienced in exactly the same way as since time immemorial – a charming chaos. Jaipur, the “Pink City”, is the capital of the beautiful state of Rajasthan, and in Agra one of the world’s most impressive buildings can be experienced – the magnificent Taj Mahal. For those who travel to India and want to get nature experiences, the tiger reserve Ranthambore is a given choice. Here you can see beautiful tigers, lots of other animals and a fantastic nature. In the summer you have the chance to visit the Buddhist Ladakh, or Little Tibet as it is also called. Ladakh is a unique area high in the Himalayas, and the many hiking trails in the distinctive mountain areas are a guarantee of a unique holiday. So it is no wonder that people from all over the world, who want to experience exciting history, ancient culture and hospitable population, choose to visit India.


Climate and weather India

Get an overview of India’s climate and weather below – from the capital New Delhi in the north to the port city of Chennai (Madras) on the Bay of Bengal in the south.

Daytime temperature 21 24 29 36 39 39 35 34 34 33 28 23
Night temperature 8 10 15 22 26 28 27 26 25 20 13 9
Precipitation (mm) 19 20 15 21 25 70 237 235 113 17 9 9
Daytime temperature 30 30 31 32 33 32 30 30 31 33 33 32
Night temperature 19 20 23 25 27 26 25 25 25 25 23 21
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 2 12 592 682 487 307 61 23 2
Daytime temperature 29 31 33 36 38 37 35 35 34 32 30 28
Night temperature 20 22 24 26 28 27 26 26 25 24 23 22
Precipitation (mm) 27 34 4 12 39 71 121 138 161 373 409 152
Daytime temperature 31 31 32 32 31 29 29 29 30 30 30 30
Night temperature 24 23 24 25 25 24 23 24 24 24 23 23
Precipitation (mm) 23 22 36 111 210 344 219 143 153 268 199 70
Daytime temperature 19 22 27 34 39 40 35 34 34 32 27 21
Night temperature 4 6 11 16 21 25 26 25 23 16 9 4
Precipitation (mm) 28 29 35 19 20 52 225 175 95 21 6 15
Daytime temperature 26 29 34 36 36 34 32 32 32 32 29 26
Night temperature 14 17 21 25 26 27 26 26 26 24 19 14
Precipitation (mm) 13 26 33 51 126 282 340 333 277 139 24 6

India is located in the tropical and subtropical climate zone, with large variations from north to south and east to west. In the lowlands and on the plains, the climate is warm and tropical while the mountain landscapes have a drier and cooler air. Conditions in India are greatly affected by the monsoon. In February, the heat begins to spread from the northern plains of India. In June the weather is warmest and 45 ° C is not uncommon in central and southern India. Then the monsoon rains begin to turn dry, dusty heat into damp, muddy heat. The monsoon period moves across India from west to east from the beginning of June. In September, the monsoon begins to subside in most places and in October, the rainy season is over everywhere. In the northern mountain regions, the temperature ranges from cold to very cold until February. India’s three “seasons” varies slightly from year to year, and the periods indicated are for guidance only. The monsoon period in particular can vary from year to year and does not occur simultaneously throughout India.

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