India self catering holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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Trivandrum accommodation in Kerala, India
A peaceful house in a quiet lane half mile from main road, from US $30 - US $40 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Parule eco accommodation in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India
Plantation Stay, from Rupee3900 - Rupee4900 per accommodation per night
Kottayam holiday accommodation, Kerala, India
Eco-friendly home-stay at Kottayam, Kerala, from Rupee3500 - Rupee8000 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Jaipur budget self catering accommodation, India
Trainee/ Intern House for Long Term Rentals in Jaipur, from Rupee950 - Rupee1000 per accommodation per week
Marari beach accommodation in Kerala, India
Three beautiful homestay villas located just off MarariBeach, from €30 - €50 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
South Goa self catering villa, India
Contemporary luxury Villa overlooking the River Talpona, from Rupee4000 - Rupee12000 per accommodation per night
Karnataka beach accommodation, south of Goa, India
Self-catering beach house on the west coast of India, from £40 - £60 per room per night (sleeps 2)

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Marari beach accommodation in Kerala, India
Memorable parts? Everyday was memorable and brought something new and different. To name but a few; the early morning fish market, yoga and the incredible beach! Tips? Sit back, enjoy Jency's food and relax. Do yoga and soak up the rays on the beautiful beach (just 5 minutes walk away) Local benefits? We regularly used local services, tuc tuc, massage and yoga guru. Overall rating? Absolutely brilliant, we couldn't have asked for better hosts. (more)Gabriella Grey
From €30 - €50 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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Country facts for India holidays

Weather
North India experiences some extremes of heat in Summer and cold in Winter but, except in the Himalayas, snow is very rare. The winter season is from November to January and the hottest months are April and May. There is a brief spring in February and March, especially in North India. The Southwest India monsoon, which lasts from June to September affects most parts of the country but the west coast in particular. The Northeast India monsoon affects the east coast between October and February.

Holidays & festivals
There are three national holidays in India: Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15), and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2). The main annual festivals are Holi (mid-March), Navratri (Sept-Oct) and Diwali (Oct-Nov).

Languages
The official national languages of India are Hindi & English but there are also many other regional languages.

Money
The currency in India is the Indian Rupee (INR)

Time zone
GMT+5.5 (UTC+5.5)
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