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When you think India, two things come to mind, the Taj Mahal and their delicious Indian cuisine. While these two are good enough reasons to add India to your bucket list, there’s more to India than just their food and famous landmarks. This South Asian country is home to one of the most vibrant cultures you’ll ever get to know. Overflowing with culture and history, Muslim travellers will fall in love with the Indian people and what each city has to offer. India offers some incredible places to stay from old Palaces in Udaipur, to budget accommodation for those heading off the beaten track.  

 

With plenty to do (and eat), India provides guests with a long list of activities including getting up close and personal with the wild. Home to the ‘Indian Big Five’, be prepared to enjoy a safari of a lifetime where you’ll get the chance to spot some of the worlds most precious animals not many get to see in their natural habitat.

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  • Time Difference: GMT + 5 1/2 hours
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Flying Time from the UK: 9 hours
  • Visa: Required
  • Our Highlight: Travelling on the iconic trains

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A country with so much to discover, your experience wouldn’t be complete without journeying through India’s must-visit history, colourful cities, and getting to know the local people and their culture. India also offers one of the most internationally favourite cuisines and Muslim travellers will enjoy sampling the authentic halal cuisine at the many restaurants and food stands. For those truly looking to explore the history of India, then you're spoilt for choice. From the Ranakpur Jain Temple, the iconic Taj Mahal, the Backwaters of Kerala and the metropolitan city of Bangalore you simply won't be able to do it all in one trip. 
 

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Muslim Friendly Amenities

Muslim travellers can easily enjoy the delicious Indian halal cuisine while exploring the country. Whether you’re a Muslim family looking for something suitable for the little ones, or a Muslim couple searching for fine dining to enjoy your halal honeymoon, India is home to plenty of Muslim friendly restaurants. There are places you simply have to try as a rite of passage in India including Haji Ali's Juice Centre in Mumbai for the perfect Falooda to Nizam's Kathi Kebab in New Delhi.

 
Surprisingly, India is home to more mosques than most Islamic states due to it's sheer Muslim population and vast land mass. This allows Muslim travellers plenty of options to discover and explore India’s mosques. The Cheraman Juma Mosque in Kerala is cited as the oldest mosque in  India and legend claims it was built in 629 AD. In New Delhi, the Jama Masjid is iconic and head south to Hyderabad's Mecca Mosque.
 
If it's your first trip to India, don’t try to cover too much ground. Instead, spend more time at each of your selected destinations. For Muslim couples looking to go off the beaten path, head to the wonderful Oberoi in Udaipur or the Taj Palace in Mumbai for a spectacular experience. 

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