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Off the Beaten Path in India

While you can always visit the historic sites and cultural attractions that India made famous, smart travelers look for sites off the beaten path. These attractions let you avoid the crowds and focus on having a good trip.

The Neru Center Auditorium is a good choice for travelers because the center has four separate areas. Whether you're interested in arts, sciences, music, or drama, you can have fun without worrying about crowds. Walking through the neighborhood of Alsisar for a few hours and enjoying the local people, restaurants, and stores will also keep you away from the traditional crowds. provides a number of discounts and cheap prices on tours and other things you might want to do on your vacation.

Best time to take a vacation to India

  • Visiting in the winter is your best bet when it comes to India. The monsoon season starts in June and runs through September, and the season brings days of rain and wind. Summer is also uncomfortably hot with temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The post-monsoon season starts in November, but the rain tapers off by December. Winter temperatures hover around the 50 to 60 degree mark, which is mild and slightly warm. You don't need to book your trip to India during the monsoon season to save money because offers low prices on rental cars, hotels, and other travel arrangements year-round.

Insider tips for India travel

  • Bukhara

    A favorite stop for traveling politicians, this restaurant serves authentic Indian dishes and bread baked fresh every day.

    China House

    With Bollywood celebrities stopping by regularly, this upscale and modern restaurant is the perfect place to people watch.

    Blue Frog

    With live music and other events held almost every night, this nightclub lets you relax with a few locally produced drinks.


    Enjoy a selection from this restaurant's extensive wine list as you read through the menu of Euro-Asian fusion dishes.


    Also known as the Festival of Lights, this festival focuses on the triumphant win of Lord Rama as he battled a demon.

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1 The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi

5 stars
4.0 / 5 12 reviews

Bangla Sahib Road near Connaught Place Map

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Futuristic accommodations for the discerning traveler to New DelhiSituated in the middle of downtown New Delhi, The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa caters to business and international visitors. This five-star hotel houses a full-sized business center, a swimming pool, and the... More

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3 stars
Not yet reviewed

6-1-70, Lakdikapul Map

The BEST WESTERN Ashoka is a 3 Star business class hotel which is ideally located in the heart of the city of Hyderabad at Lakdi-ka-pul. Being in the city center, it is easily accessible due to its close proximity to the Nampally Railway Station thats a mere two... More

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3 ITC Grand Central, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai

5 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road Map

Save 25% on your stay

The vibrant centre of Mumbai is now home to ITC Grand Central. We are conveniently located in the midst of the business and recreational action. The colourful patchwork of the citys cultures—its colonial past, modern present, old English charm, and warm Indian... More

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4 Vivanta by Taj M G Road

5 stars
5.0 / 5

41 3 Mahatma Gandhi Road Map

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This modern first class hotel was built in 1983. It is located in the heart of the prominent business and entertainment area. The hotel is equipped with a modern business centre with secretarial services. The hotel has 167 rooms including 5 suites. The entire hotel has... More

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5 Vivanta by Taj Fishermans Cove

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Covelong Beach Map

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1) Vivanta by Taj Fishermans Cove, Chennai is a scenic seaside resort which was once an impressive 18 century Dutch fort. It is the finest beach resorts in Southern India. 2) The resort is 40KMS OR 2HRS drive from the Chennai airport as well as the Chennai railway... More

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6 Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place

5 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

G-59 Connaught Circus Map

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Only 5 star hotel within the famous Connaught Circus, located in the heart of the city within the central business district, 150 meter from Airport Express Line Metro Station and 1 KM from New Delhi Railway Station. 90 room hotel equipped with state of the art facilities... More

7 Hotel Mandakini Jaya International

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

3/1 & 3/2 Reddy Hostel Lane, Hanuman Tekdi,Abids Map

MANDAKINI JAYA INTERNATIONAL HYDERABAD is an exclusive Business Chic hotel located at the market area of Abids and very well connected with City and other business centres.Hotel Mandakini Jaya International Hyderabad is an ideal hotel for both business and leisure... More

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8 Hotel Milan International

3 stars
1.0 / 5 1 reviews

1st Road , Near Milan Subway , Santacruz West Map

We take the pleasure to introduce ourselves as one of the most renowned name in the Hospitality Industry as "Hotel Milan International". It is a prestigeous Pvt. Ltd Company which has been in this industry for over 25 years and is still young as ever. This is... More

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9 Iris Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

70, Brigade Road, Map

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At IRIS, you can relax in an atmosphere of comfort and culture while being close to some of Bangalore's finest attractions. Guests have the assurance of friendly and highly professional staff combined with the advantage of all the latest business and entertainment... More

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10 The Accord Metropolitan

5 stars
2.8 / 5 4 reviews

35 G N Chetty Road, Tagar Map

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Chennai's Premier Five Star Hotel Rising from the heart and soul of Chennai, The Accord Metropolitan welcomes you with a range of luxuries that make your stay memorable and your work, smooth and comfortable. Well-appointed rooms, superior business facilities and devoted... More

India highlights

  • Mutton Street

    When it comes to antiques and collectibles, few areas beat this neighborhood because it has dozens of vendors selling products every day.

    Gramam Homestay

    A small town, rickshaw rides, and fishing ponds are near this small hotel, which provides free homemade meals for guests.

    A Beach Symphony

    This small resort has cabins within walking distance of the beach, and one of the cabins even has its own large swimming pool.

    Bagha Beach

    The relaxed atmosphere, sandy beaches, and clear waters make this beach a favorite local attraction for those living nearby.

    Jaipur Elephant Rides

    For a true taste of India, rent an elephant from one of the stores in Jaipur. You can ride with a guide, or you can take a shorter ride on your own.

    Gangtok Frozen Lake

    When the temperature drops in the winter, the Gagtok Lake completely freezes over, creating an impressive and majestic site.

    Great Indian Desert

    Trek to the Great Indian Desert, and you can arrange for a camel ride through the desert, which gives you a closer look at the area.

    Taj Mahal

    Though it's one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, you cannot skip the Taj Mahal, which shows the devotion that one man felt to his love.

    Fashion Street

    Locals head to Fashion Street when they want to find great clothing at low prices, and you can find big deals on name brand clothing.


    This March festival is also known as the Festival of Colors, and cities across India celebrate the event with parades and celebrations.