India is the second most populous country in the world, and the seventh largest. The birthplace of Buddhism, India offers a fine example of religious tolerance. Indian culture is deeply rooted in traditions and spirituality; all along the river Ganges, and especially at Benares, you will see the importance of bathing rituals. Stay at a Golden Tulip hotel in India if you want to be based near one of the country’s best known sights, such as the famous Taj Mahal in Agra, with its elegant white marble domes. You could equally retreat to the beaches of Goa, or if you prefer the lush tranquillity of the Morni hills, book yourself a stay at the Golden Tulip Chandigarh Panchkula. In Jaipur, the Golden Tulip hotel is close to the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Wind, with its amazingly intricate façade of latticed windows and balconies. If you can, visit India during Holi, the festival of colours, it’s a truly spectacular sight, taking place all over India every year in March.