Skipper Ricky Ponting and batsmen Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke and Simon Katich are the only players in the Aussie squad to have played a Test in India before.
But Lee, who missed the previous tour of India in 2004 due to injury, believes the four-Test series starting on October 9 is the perfect platform for the world champions' younger players to announce their arrival.
"Yeah, we've lost the likes of Glenn (McGrath), Shane Warne, Damien Martyn, Justin Langer and Adam Gilchrist, but it's a new era for Australian cricket," Lee told reporters at the team's training camp here.
"The younger guys have to start somewhere and what better stage than to play here in India?
"It's a wonderful place to tour -- the country, the people, the culture, the cricket's pretty hard work, so we have to make sure our plans are in place."
Australia arrived on Monday, a week ahead of schedule following the postponement of the Champions Trophy in Pakistan, and will train in Jaipur for a week before the official part of the tour starts.
Lee, 31, who is expected to spearhead the pace attack, hoped his team will repeat the 2-1 success the Australians achieved on the previous tour of India, and believes the spirit in the squad will be key.
"The reason why over the past couple of decades the team has done pretty well is the fact everyone gets along on and off the field and gels as a group -- (and there is) no difference here to 2004," he said.
Lee said he expected an incident-free series, unlike the last time the two teams met, in Australia earlier this year, when India threatened to abandon the tour over umpiring and on-field problems between the two sets of players.
"The controversy is behind us," he said. "That's happened, we've dealt with that pretty well.
"It's a new leaf. We're turning over a new page in our book, and that is coming over here to play tough, fair, hard, aggressive cricket.
Australia play a four-day practice match in Hyderabad from October 2.
The first Test starts in Bangalore on October 9, followed by back-to-back matches in Mohali, New Delhi and Nagpur.