India. Such a short name, but one that embraces a staggering diversity of people, culture, languages and even climates.

Faced with such a richness of possibilities, the best place to start planning your India holiday is with our India experts who can create a tailor-made holiday that will meet all your aspirations. Visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra, for example, or the picturesque forts and palaces of Rajasthan - a dream world fabled for its exuberant festivals and desert landscapes.

You could wander around the teak forests and hills of the Deccan, or revel in the beauty of the mountainous Himalayan kingdoms of Ladakh and Zanskar. Or you could take a safari through the wildlife parks of Central India - the natural habitat of patient Indian elephants, monkeys, powerful water buffalo and the greatest of all cats; the Royal Bengal tiger.

The Dilli Haat food and crafts bazaar in Delhi come highly recommended, as do shopping for traditional, handmade textiles at Fab India. But, with the whole of India to look forward to, it really is your choice.