Hampi: For backpackers and rock-climbers. Visit the iconic Hampi Bazaar with its Virupaaksha Temple and the waterfalls nearby. See the Hanuman Temple and Vittala temple. Go rock-climbing in this undisputed bouldering capital of India. #CoxandKings

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Vadodra (Baroda): For shopping and vegetarian food. Visit the opulent Laxmi Vilas Palace and Tambekar Wada. Check out Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and the Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery. Indulge in the old-world Dandiya Bazaar and tuck into yummy Gujarati food at thaali restaurants such as Kansaar. Shop for lacquer furniture, tie-and-die textiles, embroidery and mirror-work and gorgeous, colourful clothes. #CoxandKings

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Cherrapunji: For the Living Root Bridges and other natural wonders. Cherrapunji is wonderful during the monsoon when the forests and valleys are at their most resplendent, the orchids are in bloom and the weather is perfect. Visit Nohkalikai and Dainthlen waterfalls; trek down to the out-of-this-world Living Root Bridges. #CoxandKings

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Mumbai: For the urban experience. Indulge in the street food at Juhu beach or Girgaum Chowpatty. Watch the sunset from the promenades of Marine Drive or Carter road. Visit the art district at Kalaghoda, go for a derby, watch plays at theatres like Prithvi and NCPA, and visit Mumbai’s landmarks, Banganga and Haji Ali. #CoxandKings

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The Andaman Islands: For the sun, sea and surf. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, sunbathe on the beautiful white beaches. Go snorkeling and scuba-diving in the coral reef. #CoxandKings

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Kaziranga: For the wildlife. A fabulous option for wildlife lovers, Kaziranga is hoem to rhinos, swamp deer, elephants and several species of flora and fauna. Go on an elephant safari, visit the lush green Behora tea plantation and enjoy the Kakochang falls and the ancient ruins of Deppahar. #CoxandKings

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Ladakh: For the mountains and Tibetan heritage. Trek up the Himalayas. Visit the nine-storeyed Leh Palace and the Shanti Stupa built to promote world peace. Go river-rafting in the summer or explore via mountain bikes and cycle-back tours. Attend the 3-day or 10-day vipassana course at the meditation centre. #CoxandKings

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Varanasi: For spiritual health. Take a boat-ride down the ghats along River Ganga (especially at dawn). Learn yoga at the many yoga centres around town. Visit landmarks such as Kashi Vishwanath temple, Durga temple, Alamgir Mosque and Dufferin Bridge. #CoxandKings

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Khajuraho: For art and architecture. The temples of Khajuraho with their intricate carvings of the Kamasutra offer some of the most beautiful temple art in the world. Visit the Archaeological Museum and the Adivart Tribal & Folk-Art Museum to experience the state’s vibrant art, history and culture. #CoxandKings

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Coorg: For a plantation holiday. Discover the delights of the Tibetan settlement in Coorg and visit the beautiful monastery at Kushalnagar to see the Golden Buddha. #CoxandKings

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