India 12-Day Tours & Itineraries

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Explore the Shore Temple complex in Mahabalipuram
Map of Southern India: Tamil Nadu & Kerala - 12 Days
Southern India: Tamil Nadu & Kerala - 12 Days

Indulge your senses on this 12-day tour of southern India, featuring the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Discover Tamil Nadu's cultural wealth as you explore its ornate Hindu temples, sacred cities, and French-colonial towns. Cross over the Western Ghats into biodiverse Kerala and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of tea and spice plantations, jungle, forests, and lakes, and rivers.

Discover Kerala
Map of Kerala Hiking Tour  - 12 Days
Kerala Hiking Tour - 12 Days

India's Kerala state, located in the south of the peninsula, is home to lush vegetation and wild animals, aromatic spices and stunning temples. Indulge your senses and experience Kerala's diversity. Trek through forest and jungle to heights that offer stunning views, take in cultural sights of bustling towns, and relax on a bamboo raft on the winding waters, with nature at your fingertips.

Trek to remote monasteries on this Himalayan adventure
Map of Little Tibet Trek: Delhi to the Himalaya - 12 Days
Little Tibet Trek: Delhi to the Himalaya - 12 Days

Known as "Little Tibet," India's Ladakh region offers all the beauty and history of Tibet without the red tape. This adventurous 12-day tour begins and ends in Delhi, with a week of trekking through Ladakh's magical mountainous landscapes and fertile river valleys in between. Setting out from the remote city of Leh, you'll visit ancient Buddhist monasteries, stay in traditional village homestays, and marvel at the rugged grandeur and rich culture of the Indian Himalaya.

Sunrise over the Taj Mahal in Agra
Highlights of Northern India: Delhi to Kolkata - 12 Days

Immerse yourself in the magic of northern India on this spectacular 12-day cultural tour. Setting out from Delhi, you'll delve into the famed Golden Triangle as you learn to cook with locals in Jaipur, watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal in Agra, and explore the ancient wonders of Orchha and Khajuraho. After floating down the Ganges in Varanasi and walking in the Buddha's footsteps at Sarnath, continue east to end in the West Bengal capital of Kolkata.

Go in search for the elusive bengal tiger on a sunrise safari
Map of Tiger Lands of Central India: Delhi, Agra, Bandhavgarh, & Kanha - 12 Days
Tiger Lands of Central India: Delhi, Agra, Bandhavgarh, & Kanha - 12 Days

Come face to face with some of India's most amazing wildlife on this 12-day tiger and temple itinerary through the heart of Central India. Start in Delhi, where you'll take a tour through one of the oldest living cities in the world, visit Agra for a sunrise trip to the Taj Mahal, stop by Gwalior to explore the ancient fort and wander through the faded palaces of the Lost City of Orchha. Next, you'll travel into the heart of tiger country on sunrise and sunset wildlife safaris through some of India's biggest and most beautiful national parks.

The Great Rann of Kutch, a salt marsh in the Thar Desert, Gujarat, India
Map of Diverse Beauty of Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Little Rann, Bhuj & More - 12 Days
Diverse Beauty of Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Little Rann, Bhuj & More - 12 Days

The western state of Gujarat is often overlooked in favor of Rajasthan to the north, but travelers who make the effort find an incredibly beautiful and diverse culture and landscape awaiting them. On this 12-day trip, you'll visit places that showcase the best of Gujarat. From its ancient archaeological sites to vibrant modern cities, open wildlife-filled plains, and deeply religious buildings, Gujarat is colorful, historic and interesting at every turn.

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