Short for IN by abbreviationfinder, India is a land of contrasts and contradictions. Here you will find a rich wildlife, a rich culture, exotic food with many flavors and spices, varied nature. From endless beaches to the majestic Himalayan peaks. Huge forests and dense thickets with a rich wildlife such as tigers, lions and leopards. The landscape varies from dry deserts and tropical beaches to dense jungle and high mountains. From north to south and from east to west, traditions and cultures differ. The people, the language, the food, the clothes – yes, just about everything has its own character depending on where in India you are. Trackers help you tailor your trip to India.
The capital of India Delhi actually consists of two cities. In Old Delhi you stroll around narrow alleys where the traditional India with cows, artisans, cars and rickshaws is crowded on the streets. In modern New Delhi, early 20th century England unites with the Orient and the large expansive avenues with its large roundabouts are surrounded by greenery and tall trees. In Delhi, old and new, harmony and chaos meet in a blissful mix.
Perhaps the world’s most amazing love monument is in Agra, and a visit to the Taj Mahal is high on many people’s list of dream destinations. This mausoleum was erected by the great mogul Shah Jahan as a tribute to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is at its most beautiful at dawn – when the sun’s pale rays reach the white marble building, you understand why it is counted among the world’s most amazing buildings. This is a building that is unparalleled.
Kanha National Park
Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park covers an area of over 1,940 square kilometers. The hilly landscape of Kanha National Park together with Bandhavgarh National Park is one of India’s most beautiful ecosystems. It was in Kanha that Rudyard Kipling got inspiration for his novel The Jungle Book. The black leopard Bagheera and the lip bear Baloo also roam in these areas. Apart from tigers, you have the opportunity to see, among other things, bison, jackal, hyena and leopard.
In southern India, far from charter beaches and noisy resorts, you will find what are called Backwaters. This “Venice of India” is located in Kerala and is an impressive labyrinth of canals in which you on board a private houseboat enjoy the tranquility and watch everyday life flow by. Service and accommodation are of the highest standard and the small crew shares their knowledge of life here in Backwaters. For a complete experience, we recommend combining with a few days at the classic Brunton Boatyard in Kochin.
Our partner in India is & Beyond
Here, our guests get to follow the ultimate nature experience under the guidance of well-trained naturalists. A combination of many years of experience in conducting high-quality safaris in Africa and large financial resources has given & Beyond the opportunity to build a network of small and unique safari camps in some of India’s most valuable nature reserves. The philosophy is that the world’s wildlife and land are among our most valuable natural resources and that this heritage must be managed in harmony with the people who live near the camps. As a natural part of the work with nature travel in India, & Beyond naturally also has an active involvement in Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT).
With almost 3,288,000 square kilometers, India (Bharat in Hindi) is one of the world’s largest countries in terms of surface area, more than seven times as large as Sweden. From north to south the distance is about 320 miles; from west to east it is about 300 miles. According to countryaah, India is the second largest country in Asia.
The Tropic of Cancer runs right through northern India and is the approximate boundary between two climate zones: a smaller, temperate in the north and a larger, tropical in the south. In the north, the temperature fluctuates between about 15 degrees in January and 30-40 degrees in May. In the south, the differences are small, where the average temperature is 26–35 degrees all year round
Yes – Apply for a visa at the embassy and get it granted before departure.
Indian Rupee INR
100INR = 12.80SEK
There are about 300 different languages, Hindi is considered a state language but also 21 other languages (mainly the majority languages in the states) have official status.
Mandatory – The yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.
Recommended – Malaria prophylaxis. Check with your vaccination center for personal needs.