India is so much more than a destination. It's an emotion. Or, to be more precise, a heady concoction of emotions. It's the romance of the Taj Mahal, the valour of Rajasthan's forts, the exuberance of Gujarat's festivals, the peace of Kerala's backwaters and the spirituality of the Holy Ganges. Luxury India holidays are an irresistible mix of exciting safaris, vibrant city tours, historic monuments, awe-inspiring landscapes and generous servings of regional cuisines. India is one of the world’s oldest civilizations, its culture shaped by thousands of years of history. It gave birth to some of the world’s most prominent religions and is a country where life is lived out in hundreds of local dialects. Its soil was home to several ruling dynasties, each of whom left their mark.