If you could study travel in university, then “Traveling in India” would definitely be an advanced level course. Densely populated and home to an incredible array of diverse cultures, languages and people (not to mention sights, sounds and smells), India is about as exotic as you can get in terms of travel destinations.

As one of the world’s first literate societies (Indians were reading well before any European or Chinese civilization), learning has always been important on the Indian subcontinent and considering the varied mix of ideas that have originated there over the centuries, you can be sure that there is a great deal that we can learn from them. Add that to the largest English-speaking population in the world and affordable prices, and you get one of the top learning holiday destinations (and perhaps the best value choice) on the planet.

When to Go

As with any large-sized country, India’s climate is highly diverse. However, the general rule of thumb is that October to mid-April brings the best weather when its not ridiculously hot, humid or wet. From mid-April to July the heat and humidity can be unbearable and may seriously limit the enjoyability of your holiday. The summer season, lasting through September, also sees heavy rains, especially along the coast.

Cost of Living

Learning holiday-makers can find great value in India. Getting by on $15-20 a day, which would include basic, yet adequate, hotel-accommodation and three meals, is not difficult. Stay outside of the big cities and you can spend even less. Prices for courses and classes also tend to be much more affordable than their counterparts in other countries.


Visas are required for most nationalities and often must be applied for in your home country. Most short-term courses and classes can be taken on a standard tourist visa, which is usually good for a 90 or 180-day stay in the country. Those intending to study longer may want to consider a student visa, which your school may or may not help you apply for. Click here to find the Indian embassy/consulate in your country in order to get more detailed visa information.

What to Learn





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