Discover Incredible India with CoPilot

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Travel from the glorious heights of the Himalayas, to the wonders of the Taj Mahal, desert sands in Jaisalmer, palmed beaches in Goa and the panoramic backwaters in Kerala for an unforgettable experience in India.

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Let us take you on a tour:

  • Best time to visit: Peak travel season is between October to March
  • Transport: Jump in an auto-rickshaw for short trips. Book a car with your very own driver for longer journeys across states. Else, you can hire a motorbike or moped to explore like a local with CoPilot. Or just have some fun and ride an elephant! However you travel, let CoPilot guide you (& your driver) everywhere you go
  • Horn please: Drivers of any vehicle love to honk their horn, you’ll hear all kinds of different sounds so be sure to beep when you need to alert other drivers
  • Currency: The Indian Rupee (Rs) is only available on arrival so easily find your nearest ATM, bank and other points of interest with CoPilot
  • Language: Finding your way around can be a challenge, with street signs often not visible or in Hindi/state language, so find landmarks and let CoPilot show you the way in your own language

For Adventure Seekers

Manali, Himachal Pradesh – Mother Nature’s Glory

Surrounded by high peaks, fresh rivers and steep forested hillsides, Manali’s landscape draws in  adventurers searching for cool air and snowy mountains.

  • Good for: Nature, trekking, climbing, skiing, rafting and honeymoon
  • Things to do: Rejuvenate in hot water springs and baths, spot the wildlife, explore the old Manali and enjoy the laid back vibe in cafes.

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For Travellers

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand – The Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and on the banks of the River Ganges with surrounding lush green forests. It’s known as the birthplace of yoga and has been a magnet for spiritual seekers ever since the Beatles rocked up in the town during the late ‘60s.  

  • Good for: Nature, yoga, meditation, white-water rafting
  • Things to do: Explore around Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula bridges, visit ancient temples, shop for ethnic arts and handicrafts and bathe in the Ganges at Triveni Ghat.

For Historical Monuments

Agra, Uttar Pradesh – A Point on the Tourist Triangle

The Golden Triangle is a circuit through Delhi, Agra and Jaipur covering the three most visited cities in the north-west of India.

  • Good for: History, architecture, romance
  • Things to do: Agra attracts tourists from around the world to catch a once in a lifetime glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal. Architectural marvels also include the Agra Fort and moghul empire tombs. Also, shop for handicrafts at bustling bazaars.

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For City Life

Mumbai, Maharashtra – The City of Dreams

Visit the wonderful, diverse and cosmopolitan city of Mumbai. 

  • Mumbai is the country’s financial powerhouse, fashion epicentre, heart of the bollywood film industry plus a hub for shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
  • Good for: history, architecture, shopping, nightlife, spotting celebrities, street food
  • Things to do: Mumbai’s chief “sight” is enjoying it’s street life. You can also wander along the boulevard at Marine Drive, see the arch of triumph Gateway of India monument , feel the sand between your toes at the popular Juhu Beach, spot the wildlife at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, shop for the trendiest clothes in Fashion street, Colaba or Bandra district, then end the night partying with the stars at Enigma nightclub.
  • Nearby places: Visit the spectacular ancient art sculptures and paintings of the Ajanta and Ellora Caves – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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For Couples

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan – The Golden City

Jaisalmer is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert and gets its name of the golden city from the golden honey coloured sandstone used for construction of the buildings.

  • Good for: Nature, history, architecture
  • Things to do: Stay in the Jaisalmer Fort, climb on a camel on a desert safari adventure, watch the sunset on sand dunes or take in the sights of the spectacular havelis.

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For Beach Lovers

Goa, Maharashtra – Exotic Beaches

Tucked away into India’s west coast, Goa offers a unique blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures with idyllic turquoise waters and white sandy beaches fringed with coconut palms.

  • Good for: Beaches, nature, nightlife, carnivals and new year’s celebrations
  • Best beaches: Popular long sandy beaches in the north are Arambol, Baga, Calangute and Candolim. More quiet beaches in the South incl Agonda, Palolem, Patnem and Varca beaches.
  • Things to do: Relax on the beach, take a tour of a spice plantation, see the impressive sights of Dudhsagar Waterfall, go island hopping by boat, explore the stunning cathedrals in Old Goa, stroll down the picturesque streets of the old portuguese quarter of Panjim, shop for handicrafts, jewellery and clothing at Anjuna’s famous flea market (every Wednesday) or dance the night away on the clubbing strip or beach shacks in Baga Beach.

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CoPilot Travel Tips: best places to visit this spring

It is spring and time to travel! Or at least time to plan your upcoming summer holidays. The CoPilot team has put together a list of our favourite places to visit in Europe, which we hope will serve as an inspiration!

It is also the perfect time to get CoPilot sat nav with offline European maps to avoid roaming costs when navigating abroad: for a limited time you can save 20% off the regular price of our Europe sat nav apps.  SAVE NOW >

Here are our top spring travel destinations:

Lake Como – Italy

Lake Como in Italy (45.809179, 9.083923) is the must-see place this spring with its beautiful scenery, refreshing lake and amazing food.

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Gardens of Claude Monet – France

If you are driving through France, don’t miss the famous gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny (49.0753, 1.533705) – beautiful!

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Salinas de Torrevieja – Spain

Looking for something different? Then drive off to the Salinas de Torrevieja in Spain (38.009300, -0.699873). The water of the lake is pink, thanks to tiny algae that live in the salt water. Ah and there are plenty of pink flamingos out there too!

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Øresund Bridge – Sweden/Denmark

If you are planning a trip to the north, or coming down to South from Scandinavia, don’t miss the Øresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden (55.583524, 12.794434) Part of the bridge goes underwater to let ships pass, meaning that you drive down in the water and then come out on the other side. Impressive engineering!

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Hotel Äscher-Wildkirchli – Switzerland

In every season Hotel Äscher-Wildkirchli near Appenzell, Switzerland (47.289476, 9.4142) is one of the most beautiful places to stay! Enjoy the amazing scenery and refreshing air.

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Cappadocia – Turkey

With its subterranean cities, cave houses, and enchanting landscape, Cappadocia in Turkey (38.651466, 34.844658) is one of the most extraordinary places on the planet.

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We hope you like our list of top destinations in Europe and if you are planning to visit these breathtaking places this spring, let us know how your trip went on our Facebook, Google + or Twitter pages.

And of course – whether you drive to the destination or rent a car, don’t forget to pack your offline sat nav with you.

Safe travels!