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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. Orbitz.com 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 Orbitz.com 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.

    Indigo

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

    Diwali

    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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India Vacation Packages

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1 The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi

5 stars
3.9 / 5 14 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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2 Mercure Hyderabad Abids

4 stars
3.3 / 5 6 reviews

5-9-208 Chirag Ali Lane Map

Save 30% on your stay

Located in the heart of vibrant Abids in Hyderabad,Mercure Abids is ideal for business and leisure guests.Minutes from the business district and attractions such as the great Charminar monument, the hotel is just 30 minutes from the airport. The 82 spacious, well equipped... More

Hotel only $97

3 Ramee Guestline Hotel -Dadar

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Dadar Plot no. 3, Kohinoor Road Map

Ramee Guestline Hotel - Dadar is strategically located at central Mumbai a few minutes drive from the international & domestic airport and stone's throw away from the Dadar Railway station. Set in the heart of Mumbai, Ramee Guestline Hotel is just minutes away from... More

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4 Goldfinch Hotel Bangalore

5 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Off 32/3, Crescent Road, High Grounds Map

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Boutique hotel with modern accommodations set in Bangalore city centerWith sleek and stylish accommodations situated more than one kilometer to Bangalore City Junction Railway Station, Goldfinch Hotel Bengaluru makes for a convenient base for business travelers and... More

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5 Somerset Greenways Chennai

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

No 94, Sathyadev Avenue, Map

Chennai's first International brand extended stay property near the beach Singapore based The Ascott Limited has commenced its India operations with the opening of the luxury property, Somerset Greenways in Chennai. A member of CapitaLand,... More

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6 Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place

5 stars
3.6 / 5 5 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

Hotel only $93

7 Taj Deccan

4 stars
5.0 / 5 4 reviews

Road No 1, Banjara Hills Map

Weekend Special Rate

Located in Hyderabad in elite Banjara Hills, the heart of the city. Hotel offers a welcome respite for both business and leisure travelers alike. Located 30 km from the airport and 5 km from the railway station. Newly renovated lobby with a new International eatery, the... More

Hotel only $146

8 Four Seasons Mumbai

5 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

114 Dr. E. Moses Road Map

Book 3 Nights, Get Last Night Free

Contemporary Mumbai hotel with business and recreation facilities Set in the vibrant entertainment and business precinct in Maharashtra, Four Seasons Mumbai welcomes cosmopolitan travelers with modern facilities, stylish spaces and genuine Indian hospitality. At this... More

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9 Hyatt Bangalore MG Road

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

No 1/1 Swami Vivekananda Rd Map

Breakfast for registered guests & late check-out

A business hotel, Hyatt Bangalore is a trend setting concept, located in the heart of India's silicon valley. Situated conveniently close to the city's business and shopping centres, the hotel offers spectacular views of the Ulsoor Lake and the cityscape, redefining the... More

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10 Ramada Chennai Egmore

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Gandhi Irwin Road, Egmore Map

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Located In The Business Centre, Only 500 Meters From Chennai Egmore Railway Station And 1 Kilometer From Chennai Central Railway Station. Located Very Close To Major Tourist Attractions - Only 2 Kilometers From Marina Beach And Government Art Museum and Gallery. Shopping... 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.

    Holi

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