Western India

Sample the romance and splendour of bygone days, or the vibes of modern India

While Rajasthan’s royal opulence and nostalgia is an irresistible magnet for most visitors, Mumbai’s cosmopolitan heart beats to its own addictive rhythm. Gujarat remains a gem hidden in plain sight, waiting to be discovered.

When it all gets too much, there are fine beaches to suit all tastes all along the west coast, none more popular than those in Goa, but some, even more picturesque.

States in this region: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Western Maharashtra and Goa

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Unmissable Sights

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Wildlife

Colourful deserts, coastline, rare saline flatlands, dry scrub forests and the ancient Aravalli hills.

The last remaining abode of the Asiatic lions, Gir National Park lies in Gujarat, which is also home to the Great and Little Rann of Kutch. Parts of these saline deserts seasonally flood to create saline wetlands, attracting thousands of flamingos.

The harsh Thar Desert in Rajasthan forms the Desert National Park with its distinctive wildlife, especially its endemic reptiles like the laungwala toad-headed agama, spiny-tailed lizard and saw-scaled viper, and desert mammals like the chinkara, Indian fox, desert cat and the desert hare.

On the Eastern edge of this desert, in the Aravalli Hills lies Ranthambhore National Park, a place that needs no introduction.

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Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)