A land of ancient tradition and exotic beauty, India conjures up images of snake charmers, silk saris, sumptuous palaces. What could be more romantic than India's most famous palace, the Taj Mahal, an enduring testimony to the love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. While in India, couples can visit one of the 25 national preserves protecting the Royal Bengal Tiger, India's national animal. They can also explore the Himalayan Mountains, relax on palm fringed beaches, rejuvenate at an Ayurvedic spa, share a cup of chai in the marketplace, and ride a tinsel covered Tata truck over bumpy byways. The best time to visit India depends on your particular destination, but in general, October to March provides the most pleasant conditions.