Mini Guide to India
It’s one of the most frenetic countries on earth with a huge population that all seem to be going to different places all at once. You take your life in your hands even walking in the big cities, let alone drive in them! It was a big part of the British Empire and the country is still heavily influenced by Britain. English is spoken almost everywhere and many of the British values and habits, long disappeared at home, are still an important part of Indian life.
Despite huge advances in the economy there is still a wide gap between the rich, who are getting ever richer, and the destitute who can find little way out of their predicament. The country is a very colourful one, both in the landscapes and in the people and whilst a holiday there is unlikely to be relaxing unless you’re on a beach in Goa, Orissa or Kerala
, you’ll certainly never forget it.
How do I get to India?
As a major economic power as well as a tourist hotspot, India has several large international airports including Mumbai
, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, all of which have many connections to European cities and the UK. Air India and BA are the two main operators from London to India whilst several oriental airlines also have selected flights. Within the country, domestic flights are essential as the distances between major cities and regions can be enormous and the infrastructure limited to say the least. Internal flights are very reasonably priced and are quick and efficient.
Not to miss in India?
It depends on how long you’ve got and whether you’re prepared to travel around. The Taj Mahal, promoted as a ‘monument to love’, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and should be on everyone’s itinerary. The Pink City of Jaipur with its remarkable buildings is another breath-taking sight and then north again you have the views of the foothills of the Himalayas. To the south you have the tropical beaches of Goa and Kerala and everywhere, the hustle and bustle of the major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Try to take some time to ride an elephant or to tiger spot in the sanctuaries of the north.
What to eat in India?
If you like Indian food back home, make it your mission to try real Indian food in the country that developed it. The tastes, ingredients and heat of the food vary between the regions and you can do a ‘food tour’ of the nation, enjoying the variety on offer. And as long as you are reasonably sensible, you’re not likely to encounter any digestive problems!
If traveling around India on the rail network is not for you, consider renting a car hire in India and travel in comfort. We have Indian rental cars to suit every budget from economy class to luxury saloons and 4x4's. Reserve your cheap car hire in India before you travel and we will ensure you car is waiting for you whether from Delhi Airport or downtown Mumbai to Kerala.
Renowned for its hectic roads, car hire in India is not for the faint hearted. It is however an excellent way to get around this vast country and the main highway network is better than you might expect. India car rental is growing in popularity and at Rhino we find the best deals on the market to make sure you save on car hire in India.