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About India

: India offers incredible diversity of tourism - cultural rich cities, spiritual places, tropical beaches, heartbreaking Himalayan mountain ranges or wildlife safari. Inherited from the royal era, majestic palaces, extravagant havelis and magnificent forts can be found everywhere. You can see some by taking a tour around the Indian Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur or South India tour. Both, North and South India, offers a total different sets of culture, cuisine and costume. If you are looking for some spiritual experiences, Varanasi and Bodhgaya are your places. Combine with Nepal if you feel so. Get some adventures by trekking Himalayan mountains in Ladakh or doing white water rafting in Ganges river. Or if you prefer, do an exciting safari to see tigers in the wild. The South-West coast offers some exotic tropical beaches for relaxing vacations. India is a country you must visit once in your lifetime.

India Tour Packages for 2018 - 2019

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South India Highlights

The most iconic temple towns of Tamil Nadu plus a taste of Kerala. Explore the massive temples in Madurai, Trichy, Thanjavur, Chidambaram and Mahabalipuram. Then crown your adventure enjoying the nature and culture of Kerala's hotspots. 

itinerary: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chidambaram - Thanjavur - Tirchy - Chettinad - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin
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18
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Snow Leopard Himalaya Expedition

Be one of the lucky few to spot the majestic Snow Leopard, the most elusive creature on Earth. Cross high mountain passes and snow-blanketed landscapes as you search for them in their very habitat, the Spiti Valley. 

itinerary: Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - Kalpa - Maneyogma - Kibber - Delhi
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14
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Tamil Temples & Kovalam Beach

Discover the magic South India as you hop between the temple towns of Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, Trichy and Madurai, then relax at Kovalam, one of the top beaches in Kerala.

itinerary: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chidambaram - Thanjavur - Trichy - Chettinad - Madurai - Kovalam
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10
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Tigers of Kanha and Bandhavgarh

Don't miss out on spotting an Indian tiger. Increase your chances with a longer stay in to two of India's premiere tiger reserves: Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park. 

itinerary: Delhi - Jabalpur - Kanha National Park - Bandhavgarh National Park - Jabalpur - Delhi
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nepal, india

India Nepal Buddhist Pilgrims

Follow the steps of the Buddha at the Four Holy Pilgrimage sites in Buddhism: Bodhgaya, Lumbini, Kushinagar and Sarnath. Then revisit other chapters of his life in Rajgir, Vaishali, Kapilvastu, Sravasti and Nalanda. 

itinerary: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Kapilvastu - Lumbini - Shravasti - Varanasi - Bodhgaya
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Kerala Backwaters & Marari Beach

Lose your breath at the natural paradise of Kerala. Sail the backwaters on a traditional houseboat, interact with elephants, explore colonial cities and relax in one of the best beaches in India. 

itinerary: Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Marari - Cochin
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8
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Top India Tiger Reserves

The quintessential Asian Safari. Ride a 4x4 jeep through the jungles of Kanha Tiger Reserve and Bandhavgarh National Park in search of Royal Bengal tigers, then lounge in the afternoon sun from the comfort of your safari tent. 

itinerary: Delhi - Jabalpur - Kanha National Park - Bandhavgarh National Park - Delhi
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nepal, india

Holy Buddhist Pilgrims Express

A week-long tour to the holiest sites in Buddhism. Travel to Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar to visit where the Buddha was born, enlightened, gave his first sermon and passed away. 

itinerary: Delhi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Varanasi - Delhi
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Ganges White Water Rafting

Embark on an adventurous ride along the gushing Upper Himalaya rivers. Experience all the thrills of this River Rafting tour in the majestic landscapes of Uttarkhand.

itinerary: Delhi - Haridwar - Shivpuri - Delhi
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Kumbh Mela Sadhu Festival 2019

Soak in the faith and devotion of one of the most mystical gatherings of mankind, the Kumbh Mela. Take part in the largest festival of Hinduism as you walk among the many pilgrims and processions of Sadhus and other holy men. 

itinerary: Delhi - Varanasi - Allahabad - Delhi
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India Golden Triangle and Wildlife Safari

Have a “see-it-all” Indian experience by exploring India’s most visited attractions of Delhi-Jaipur-Agra in Golden Triangle combined with jungle safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park, home to many Royal Bengal tigers. En route, visit the beautiful city Orchha and the ancient temples of Khajuraho, famous for its erotic stone sculptures inspired by Kamasutra.

itinerary: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Orachha - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Delhi
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Varanasi and the Holy Ganges

Soak in the mysticism of Varanasi, the holiest city in Hinduism. Witness hundreds of devotees bathing in the Ganges River, then wander its ancient lanes amidst holy cows in search of hidden temples. 

itinerary: Varanasi
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Best of North & South India

Not sure if North or South? Visit both. Experience the Taj Mahal and the highlights of Delhi and Jaipur, then travel south for hallucinating Hindu temples, Ayurveda therapy and floating houseboats in the backwaters. 

itinerary: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin
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Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival

Experience the spiritual essence and grand heritage of the holiest sites of the Sikh religion during the Hola Mohalla Festival. Add to your visit the landscapes of Himalayan hill stations and a visit to Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga.  

itinerary: Amritsar - Punjabiyat - Dharamshala - Triund - Anandpur Sahib - Chandigarh - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi
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Luxury India Golden Triangle

Travel to the Taj Mahal in style and experience the famous Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Admire the treasures of Mughal architecture in the best Forts and Palaces of North India, including an unforgettable morning visit to the Taj. 

itinerary: Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Delhi

India Suggested Itineraries

Highlights, Culture

Classic India Golden Triangle 6 Days

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra

Blending North India’s rich architectural, cultural and religious legacies, the Golden Triangle offers an enticing glimpse into the country for first-time visitors and those limited on time.

Highlights, Culture

North India Holy Ganges River 10 Days

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi

Discover the world-renowned architectural landmarks of North India and the sacred cities along the Ganges River during this 10-day itinerary from Delhi.

Highlights, Culture

Rajasthan Forts and Deserts 14 Days

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Shekawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Pushkar - Udaipur

Encounter the rich cultural heritage and magnificent desert landscapes of Rajasthan on this two-week adventure from Delhi.

Culture

Southern India Tamil Temples 7 Days

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai

Be awed by the soaring gopuram towers of South India's flamboyant Hindu temples on this week-long itinerary through Tamil Nadu.

Culture, Nature, Beach

Kerala Beaches and Nature 10 Days

Varkala - Kovalam - Kumarakom - Backwaters - Periyar - Munnar - Kochi

Discover palm-fringed beaches and the enchanting tropical backwaters of the Malabar Coast on this 10-day itinerary through Kerala.

Culture, Landscape, Adventure

Indian Himalaya to Ladakh 14 Days

Delhi - Amritsar - Dharamshala - Manali - Leh - Indus Valley - Nubra Valley

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Indian Himalaya and the remote Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh on this two-week journey from Delhi.

Culture, Beach

Goa Beaches and Karnataka 10 Days

Arambol - Hampi - Mysore - Hoysala Temples - Shravanabelagola - Bangalore

Discover Goa's magnificent beaches and some of Karnataka's best examples of southern temple architecture on this 10-day itinerary.

Culture, Beach

Maharashtra Cave Temples and Goa 10 Days

Mumbai - Ajanta - Ellora - Palolem - Old Goa

Explore some of India's most fascinating temples, combined with a few days on the sun-drenched coast of Goa, during this 10-day itinerary from Mumbai.

Culture, Religious

Buddhist India Pilgrimage10 Days

Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Varanasi - Sarnath

Embark on a pilgrimage to the places where Buddha once walked and the sacred cities of northern India and Nepal on this 10-day itinerary.

India Travel Guide

Country Guide

Diversity of India - from North to South and East to West

Most foreigners have a skewed image of what India has to offer with its tourism. That image is as skewed as what most people think Indian food is.

Travel Guide

India Golden Triangle Tour - Sightseeing Guide

The Golden Triangle corridor is a popular tourist trail consisting of Delhi - the capital of India, Agra - where Taj Mahal is and Jaipur - capital of the state of Rajasthan.

Travel Guide

Relaxing houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala in India

Kerala is the most popular tourist destination in south India. What is particularly unique to Kerala is an experience you cannot find anywhere else in India.

Travel Tips

Travel Tips for India - simple advice to follow

For some, India is a challenging country to travel. Be it the bustling madness of India's traffic, the pollution in the cities, or the hordes of people clamouring around you - it can make you feel uneasy at times.

Travel Guide

Big palace forts of Rajasthan - the grandeur of old India

The north-western state of Rajasthan truly earns its name as the "Land of Kings" ('Raja' means king). There are nearly 50 palaces and grand forts spread across Rajasthan.

Travel Guide

Best places to celebrate Holi festival in India

Holi, the festival of colours, is one of the most vibrant festivals of India. Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in the month of March as per the Hindu calendar.

Travel Guide

Things to do in Goa, India - a lot more on offer besides beaches

Sun-kissed beaches, coconut trees, great seafood, and enjoying the waves. It's what most tourists visiting Goa come for. But this former Portuguese colony has a lot more to offer.

Travel Guide

Beaches of Goa, India - where to relax and where to party

The small southern state of Goa on the west coast of India is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It may be more famous for its beaches and parties, but Goa offers something for everyone.

India Top Destinations

Mehrangharh Fort, Jodhpur, India

Mehrangarh Fort

Perched atop a 400 ft high cliff, Mehrangarh Fort is the only place in Jodhpur from where you can get stunning panoramic views of the city’s blue-tinted houses below, which is how it earned the nickname ‘the Blue City’. Inside, you will also find one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan.

Bengal Tiger on the Prowl, Kanha National Park, India

Kanha National Park

One of the largest tiger reserves in the country, Kanha offers visitors the best chance to spot Royal Bengal Tigers and other rare animals such as the Indian sloth bear, Barasingha deer and Small Civet in their natural habitat. The wildlife safaris through the tropical jungle are an adventure like no other.

Taj Mahal with Water, Agra, India

Taj Mahal

The glistening white marbles and intricate golden engravings illuminate under the full moon light, something you can only experience if you join the special night tours of Taj Mahal. During day time, the elegance of Taj Mahal’s Indo-Islamic architecture and its surrounding gardens will leave you awe-inspired.

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, India

Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world who come to pay homage to the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree 2500 years ago. To the tree’s left is the sacred Mahabodhi Temple, which has lasted centuries and now finds itself beside tribute temples from Japan, Thailand and others.

Golden Temple-Sikhs, Amritsar, India

Golden Temple

Considered to be the holiest gurdwara, the gold-plated exteriors are what strikes you first about the 400-year old temple in the middle of the artificial lake in Amritsar. The Golden Temple is also famous for serving thousands of free meals daily to visitors irrespective of their faith.

Palolem Beach, Goa, India

Beaches of Goa

Famed for its Indo-European coastal culture, the tropical beaches of Cavelossim, Agonda, Palolem and Colva are lined along its shore by coconut palms, beautiful sands and beach shacks serving global cuisine, making an ideal place for honeymooners. Ancient churches, Hindu temples and remants of Portuguese colonial history are in a short ride away.

India Top Cities

Red Fort-Front View, Delhi, India

Delhi

The bustling capital of India has a rich and varied history, which is why you should find time to explore Delhi when doing the Golden Triangle tour. Aside from the popular attractions — Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Lotus Temple — a visit to Old Delhi is an exciting glimpse into the chaos of Delhi’s markets and wholesale trade.

Chinese Fishing Net at Sunrise, Cochin, India

Cochin

This seaside city in Kerala became the home to migrant Jews who formed a Jew Town centuries ago. It’s now one of Cochin’s top attractions, alongside the Chinese fishing nets, the Dutch cemetery, colonial palaces and nearby beaches. From Cochin, it’s a short drive to the beautiful backwaters and the hilly spice districts of Kerala.

Varanasi, India

Varanasi

Considered to be the Hindu heartland of India, much of the imagery travellers have seen of Hinduism in India was captured in Varanasi. Ancient Hindu rituals continue to be practiced daily by the footsteps of the river Ganga, which many believers consider holy and thus take a dip in its waters as a form of ‘cleansing’ their soul.

Amber Fort with Maota Lake, Jaipur, India

Jaipur

If you are short on time and cannot explore all of Rajasthan, a visit to Jaipur city is a good sampler of (mostly) everything Rajasthan has to offer. Ride an elephant up the impressive Amber Fort, admire the architecture of Jaipur City Palace, be amazed by the clever science behind the ancient astronomical clocks of Jantar Mantar —and make a quick stop at Hawa Mahal.

Namgyal Tsemo Gompa-Prayer Flags, Leh, India

Leh

Renowned for its unique landscape and stunning Himalayan vistas, Leh is a cold desert region rich in Buddhist heritage. It is also a starting point for many treks across the Himalayan mountain range. The barren terrain is often photographed with the contrast of the colourful Buddhist prayer flags visitors find along their journey.

Tibetan Monastery, Manali, India

Manali

The popular hill station in the North Himalayan region is India’s answer to the Swiss Alps, thanks to its many ski slopes during winter season. When the ice melts, Manali turns lush green and offers visitors many exciting activities like paragliding, river rafting and mountaineering treks up the Rohtang Pass.

Indian Unique Experiences

Houseboat-Tropical Palm, Kerala, India

Houseboat stay in Alleppey

The backwaters of Kerala are best enjoyed by staying overnight on a traditional houseboats. Made of timber with dried coconut leaves used for the roof, the boats come equipped with modern comforts like air-conditioners and Wi-fi internet.

Camel Ride in Thar Desert Sunset, Jaisalmer, India

Desert sunset in Jaisalmer

The perfect way to end a day’s tour of Jaisalmer city is riding a camel across the nearby Thar desert and enjoy watching the sun set over majestic sand dunes that stretch for as far as the eye can see.

Bengal Tiger with Jeep, Bandhavgarh NP, India

Wildlife safaris on 4x4 jeeps

Taking 4x4 safaris across India’s popular national parks, such as Bandhavgarh, Periyar and Jim Corbett, and staying at nearby resorts are one of the best ways to experience exotic Indian wildlife and rare species of birds.

Erotic Scenes, Khajuraho Temple, India

Visit erotic temples of Khajuraho

The Kamasutra may be India’s greatest erotic export but a visit to these erotic temples feels like an ‘adults-only’ experience like no other. The carved stone sculptures depicting many sexual positions will leave you in awe.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel, Jodhpur, India

Royal palaces turned into 5-star hotels

To experience how the royals once lived, take a room at Udaipur’s Lake Palace (as featured in James Bond movie Octopussy) or at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. These two stunning examples of former residences of Indian kings and queens have now been converted into luxury hotels.

Best time to visit India

The best time to visit India is between October to March when the weather is relatively pleasant in most parts of India, except Northern Himalayan destinations like Manali and Gulmarg, whose hills are covered in snow during this time, making them perfect for skiing.

During summer season, April to June, cities like Delhi can get extremely hot while northern hill stations like Nainital and Darjeeling are great getaways to escape the heat.

For trekking across Himalayan destinations like Leh and Ladakh, July to September is the best time since highways are officially open after the ice melts. Meanwhile the monsoon rains are heavy for a few weeks beginning June across coastal destinations like Kerala and Goa with the rough seas making it unsafe to go for a swim.

In-depth details for the best time to visit India

Indian Ethnic Groups

Woman in Himalaya, Indian Tribe, India

Mountain tribes of Ladakh

Mostly of Tibetan descent, many Ladakhis tribes follow Buddhism and still retain their traditional attire and customs on a daily basis. They are known for being extremely friendly and helpful to passerby.

Rajasthani Woman, Indian Tribe, India

Tribal communities of Rajasthan

Home to many tribes — the Bhils, Gadiya Lohars and Minas just to name a few — Rajasthan has a rich heritage of traditional village arts and crafts. The kathputli, a string puppetry show, is one of their artistic highlights.

Traditional Tribal Settlement, Nagaland, India

Tribes of Nagaland

Nagaland, like much of North East India, is home to several tribes spread throughout its idyllic hill districts. The Rengma, Ao and Angami people are prominent tribes, each with their own rituals and traditions. A splendid opportunity to see the many tribal traditions and culture is at the annual Hornbill Festival that takes place in Kohima early December.

Festivals in India

Holi Festival, India

Holi Festival

Widely celebrated across north India in the month of March, people play Holi by splashing coloured water and colourful powders at each other. It is one of the biggest Indian festivals where visitors can participate at privately organised parties (it’s safer) or if you wish to go wild, on the streets of Delhi and Varanasi.

Candle Light, Diwali Festival, India

Diwali Festival

Usually held in November, Diwali is the most celebrated Hindu festival, during which Hindu temples are beautifully decorated and illuminated by several lamps and other lighting. Although celebrations are largely family affairs, many hotels organize Diwali parties where tourists can light lamps and burst firecrackers, while also sampling traditional Diwali sweets and special vegetarian dishes.

Kerala Snake Boat Race Festival

Held annually in August on the Punnamada backwaters of Alleppy, teams consisting of 90-100 rowers sit on either side of long snake boats competing for the prestigious Nehru Cup. It’s quite the sight to see them paddle in unison with so much vigour to race past the finish line.

Indian Gastronomy

Indian food is quite varied from region to region, although the use of spices is consistent across the country. Spices needn’t all be hot and there are a variety of vegetarian dishes on offer. Milk and its byproducts are also widely used in Indian cuisine, such as paneer, cottage cheese, in savoury recipes and khova for most Indian sweets. North Indian food is largely dominated by a variety of flatbreads and gravies, whereas south Indians eats a lot more rice-based dishes.

Spicy Fried Tiger Prawns, Goa Food, India

Goan Cuisine

Goan cuisine is a mix of Portuguese influences and Indian spices. Being a coastal state, fresh seafood, caught daily, is used the same day to make popular dishes such Goan Fish Curry and tandoor prawns. Aside from seafood, Pork Vindaloo and Chicken Xacuti are a ‘must try’.

Karimeen Pollichathu-Fish, Kerala Food, India

Backwater Dishes in Kerala

One must sample the famous Karimeen pollichathu, in which a pearl spot fish — caught from the backwaters itself — is marinated with spices, wrapped in a banana leaf and shallow fried. Also served is toddy, a palm wine drawn fresh early in the morning.

South Indian Meals on Banana Leaf, Indian Food

South Indian Food in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is most famous for its distinct vegetarian food, most notably dosas — a crispy pancake-like savoury dish made using rice batter and served with sambhar (a mixed vegetable & lentil curry), idlis (oil-free, steamed rice cakes) and vadas (a fried doughnut).

Butter Chicken Lemon Rice on Banana Leaf, Delhi Food, India

Breads and Curries in Delhi

The popular dishes in this famed street food city are biryanis (a flavoured rice dish), flat breads like naan, parathas or chapathis served with a combination of meat dishes like kebabs and curries. Delhi is where Butter Chicken gravy originated.

Dumpling Momos, Leh and Ladakh Food, India

Distinct food of the hill tribes in Leh and Ladakh

Ladakhi cuisine features a lot of fresh, steamed food that isn’t too spicy. Momos (dumplings) and Skyu are staple dishes served at most households and eateries. Also recommended is Thukpa, a piping hot noodle soup with added meat like chicken, mutton, or even yak meat!

Shopping in India

There are street markets galore in India, and the variety (and colour) on offer makes shopping in India a vibrant experience. Delhi is famous for having markets that specialise in specific commodities, like Amar Colony Market for eclectic home furnishings or Chandni Chowk for fabrics, whereas Goa’s Anjuna flea market sells a funky array of goods.

Miniature Clay Dolls of Musicians, Indian Handicarft

Traditional Handicrafts of Rajasthan

With a history of craftsmanship, Rajasthan’s tourist belts have no shortage of stores selling exquisite handicrafts such as elephant statues, tribal paintings, wooden sculptures and home decor - all available in sizes big and small, affordable to very expensive.

Colorful Sari, India Market

Indian Dresses

Silk sarees are sought after, but hand-knit cotton tops or kurtis are more popular as they are comfortable to wear in India’s heat and combine well with leggings, jeans or skirts. For men, lungis or dhotis make for some funny photos.

Sweet Soan Papdi, Indian Food

Indian Sweet Boxes

Sinfully rich in taste (and calories), Indian sweets are available across India. Much of the sweets being milk-based, they may not last too long.

Indian Traditional Spices

Exotic Spices

While considered exotic in the West, spices are one of India’s most unique commodities. Scouting India’s street markets or large supermarkets, you may notice spices that appear and smell interesting but may have never sampled before.

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