Hit the temple trail to visit some of the stars of South India on this 10-day itinerary. You'll experience the modern culture of the state of Tamil Nadu alongside ancient Indian history and mythology, touring some of the world's most impressive and intricately carved temples and taking in the natural views along the Bay of Bengal.
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With its colorful culture and rich history, Rajasthan is a splendid display of a unique Indian heritage. This trip focuses on spectacular sights of India’s largest state, including the palaces and temples of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur. This itinerary not only showcases the traditional architecture characteristic of the region, but also allows you to understand the depth of India’s past, making for an unforgettable experience.
With a week to visit Ladakh, you'll have the chance to see all of the region's highlights, from ancient Hemis Gompa to the blue-green waters of Pangong Tso and the beautiful Nubra Valley, whose Tibetan name means "valley of flowers." You'll see Leh's colorful markets and stunning mountain landscapes, and learn about the area's unique Himalayan culture over the course of your seven-day vacation.
Perhaps the most popular route in India, you'll visit the three famous sites of India's northwest — Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur — known as the Golden Triangle. You'll travel by road or train tour over the course of 6 days, exploring the cultural and historical heritage of each city. This is a great tour for people's first visit to India if you're looking to see the main highlights.
This exciting 10-day itinerary introduces travelers to South India's serene state of Kerala. Kicking off in the historic city of Cochin, located on the Arabian Sea, you'll set off for lush plantations, protected parks, and hill towns in the Western Ghats. Next, cruise your way through the area's glittering backwater canals before finishing the adventure with some relaxed beach time, fresh seafood, and a taste of Ayurveda.
Deep in the heart of the Himalaya is the spectacular Valley of Flowers, a mountainside meadow at an altitude of 11,500 feet (3500 m.). The valley turns into a riot of colors in August and September, with over 1000 varieties of flowers, shrubs, orchids, and other plants carpeting the valley. With its diverse flora and fauna and dazzling snow-capped peaks around, the valley is a naturalist’s heaven and a trekker's delight. On this four-day trek (within a 10-day itinerary) you can witness its splendor for yourself.
This exotic itinerary is the ultimate introduction to South India's state of Kerala—an up-and-coming destination for savvy travelers. Kick-off with an Arabian Sea sunset in Cochin before a private guide drives you through lush, hilly interiors peppered with tea and spice plantations. Continue the journey with an overnight cruise through infamous waterways, followed by a tour of Fort Kochi (by tuk-tuk) to finish the adventure.
Travel in India will open your eyes like nowhere else on earth. You'll see beauty and experience wonder in a new way in this incredible country. The triangle of Delhi - Agra - Jaipur is popular with tourists for good reason, but this tour offers a unique perspective. As well as seeing the Taj Mahal, you'll visit local communities, women’s cooperatives, and an elephant rescue center in Agra.
Explore some of the most incredible architectural wonders in India and immerse yourself in culture on this tour of three cities. You'll start by experiencing the energy of Delhi before continuing on to see the Taj Mahal in Agra. Top it all off with a tour of the Pink City of Jaipur, where you'll tour even more grand palaces. Get ready to be amazed and left wanting to see more of India on this 7-day adventure.
Wind your way through colorful cities, charming villages, and stretches of sand dunes with this two-week itinerary. You'll start in Delhi with a route through the famous Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra (home to the Taj Mahal), and Jaipur, then continue into Rajasthan, where you'll find lakeside palaces, ancient forts, and elaborately decorated mansions along your journey.
The Golden Triangle in North India symbolizes three pinnacles: culture, heritage, and metamorphosis. Your 10-day journey begins in the capital city of New Delhi, where you can learn about both Islamic and Hindu influences. In Agra, which symbolizes love, you will visit the grand wonder that is the Taj Mahal. A trip to Jaipur will reveal the beauty of the Pink City and its textile industry. On the final leg of your trip, you will visit Varanasi, where you will experience the live, iconic rituals along the Ganges, and visit the sacred Buddhist town of Sarnath.
South India is a hot, steaming, colorful mix of untamed nature and mesmerizing culture. This tour will immerse you in some of the more exotic traditions of peninsula India: the art and temples of Tamil Nadu, the flavors and jungles of Kerala, and plenty of chill-out time on the backwaters and in the hills that permeate the region.
This two-week journey will take you on an epic odyssey through two of the most fascinating states of southern India. You'll be enchanted by the French flavors of Pondicherry and the grand temple complex at Madurai in Tamil Nadu, the lush natural world of Periyar and the traditional culture of the backwaters of Kerala. Discover why this laid-back part of the country is a traveler favorite.
This tour takes you to some of the most spiritually important places in North India. Be introduced to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism at Rishikesh, Dharamsala, and Amritsar, and learn about ancient yoga and Ayurvedic traditions. Visit the classic and popular “Golden Triangle” of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur but from a different perspective by meeting local artisans, staying in village homestays, and engaging in other socially responsible tourism and business ventures.
Featuring an exciting mix of culture, history, and nature, this comprehensive tour offers a unique overview of India's largest state, Rajasthan. On this 3-week trip, you'll enjoy the perfect combination of hiking, sightseeing, and relaxation as you explore the best this enchanting corner of India has to offer. Rajasthan's exceptional architecture, epic love stories, ornate temples, delicious food, and vibrant colors are sure to charm you.
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.
Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, the narrow strip of land known as Kerala is the destination of a lifetime. This 10-day tour includes some of the region's most beautiful sites, from the rolling hills of the tea plantations in Munnar to the golden beaches of Kovalam. Along the way, you'll spend the night on a houseboat in Kerala's backwaters, stroll through spice gardens in Periyar, and discover Fort Kochi's stunning architecture.
The eastern end of the Himalayas and their neighboring foothills is one of the least-visited sections of the mountain range, but other travelers' loss is your gain as you explore this corner of India over the course of eight days. You'll experience a mix of Buddhist, Hindu, and Tibetan culture as you visit tea terraces, monasteries, mountain viewpoints, and more.
This five-day tour includes the best of India’s Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur), including the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, Jaipur's City Palace, and lots more. See the highlights of northern India in this fast-paced, fun-filled tour that gives you a taste of the region's fascinating culture and beautiful architecture.
There are almost too many spectacular sights and experiences in Rajasthan — camel trekking in the Thar Desert, the watery splendors of Udaipur, open-air art museums in Bundi, the sandcastle city of Jaisalmer, the mesmerizing blue of Jodhpur, and the sacred lake-side town of Pushkar. Add on the must-sees of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra and you'll begin to understand why so many travelers are drawn back to India time and again.
Spend ten days exploring one of India's most popular regions with this itinerary. You'll go from the historic monuments of Delhi to the famed Taj Mahal in Agra, then continue to Ranthambore to search for the Bengal tiger. End your trip in Jaipur, the gateway to one of India's most colorful states, before you return to Delhi.
Take a spiritual journey through Buddhist India with this itinerary that will take you to some of the most important places in Buddha's life. The birthplace of Buddhism, India is home to some of the religion's most significant sites, including the place of Buddha's enlightenment at Bodhgaya, his first sermon at Sarnath, and last sermon at Vaishali, all easily accessed with a weeklong trip out of Delhi.
This nine-day tour of India’s Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur) combines fascinating culture, monumental architecture, untamed wildlife, and historic splendor. See some of the most compelling highlights of northern India, including the magnificent Taj Mahal, the "pink city" of Jaipur, and the wealth of attractions in Delhi. Nature lovers are also in luck, because in addition to the "classic" Golden Triangle Circuit, you'll also visit the Ranthambore National Park, where there's a high chance of spotting the Royal Bengal Tiger.
This trip is designed to maximize your chances of thrilling experiences with the Bengal tiger. You'll explore multiple natural habitats in the rural heart of India, including the deciduous forests of Kanha National Park and some of the most beautiful and pristine wildlife reserves in the country. The trip is topped off with visits to the Taj Mahal, the city of Fatehpur Sikri, and the extraordinary Khajuraho temples.
This two-week itinerary is a great way to see more of India and enjoy a balanced mix of beautiful landscapes and cultural activities. Visit Mumbai and New Delhi, then relax at an easier pace at Kerala's Marari Beach. On the way, you'll also see Agra—home of the Taj Mahal—Jaipur's Amber Fort, and charming Cochin.
Explore northern India over two weeks with this itinerary. You'll start in bustling Delhi before you retreat to mountain serenity in Darjeeling, then continue to historic monasteries and their sacred texts, artifacts, and stories throughout the state of Sikkim. Encounter sacred lakes, hilltop temples, colorful markets, and more before you return to Delhi.
This tour is a beautiful introduction to some of the most spiritual places in India, from Buddhism in Dharamshala to Hinduism in Haridwar. You'll visit the Himalayan foothills and see a spectacular prayer ceremony on the banks of the Ganges, combining unique cultural experiences with truly stunning natural scenery.
Perched high in the mountains on the remote northern edge of India, Ladakh is a truly inspirational destination for a trekking holiday. This classic trek not only takes us through a spectacular high-altitude world with breathtaking vistas and entrancing scenery, but also gives you the chance to experience Buddhist culture in remote monasteries, practice yoga and mediation at a special center, and be awed by expansive mountain and valley views. This is a challenge not to be missed.
This guided tour highlights India's western (and lesser-known) state of Gujarat for those seeking to sidestep the tourist trail. Kick-off in Ahmedabad, a 600-year-old-walled city—and India's first UNESCO-listed site—before visiting various palaces and indigenous villages known for embroidery, woodcarving, and mud painting. Continue to Palitana where you'll experience 863 marble temples before circling back to Ahmedabad for any last-minute textile shopping.
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.
This 10-day itinerary includes the three cities of India's Golden Triangle, as well as a few days exploring the Shupas and palaces of Kathmandu. Explore Delhi, then fly into Nepal before returning to India to visit Agra's beautiful architecture—including the famous Taj Mahal—and Jaipur's massive Amber Fort.
Visit palaces, forts, and other wonders of the astonishing state of Rajasthan. The journey begins in New Delhi, whose highlights you will explore before heading towards Agra, home of the majestic Taj Mahal. Then, it'll be time to enter into Rajasthan: You'll see wild tigers in Ranthambore, visit the Step Wells of Bundi, and tour through Udaipur, the "Venice of the East." Head to the blue city of Jodhpur, make a pilgrimage to the sacred lake of Pushkar, and tour the beautiful state capital of Jaipur.
Featuring the famous Golden Triangle (Delhi - Jaipur - Agra) and its well-visited attractions, this complete 11-day itinerary offers an in-depth look into Rajasthani culture. In addition to seeing Jama Masjid in Delhi, the Amer Fort in Jaipur, and the Taj Mahal in Agra, you'll wander historic mansions in Churu, visit with local artisans in Bagru, and marvel at architectural feats in Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri. You'll cook with locals, tour pink cities, and count the stars from the top of a sand dune.
This exciting 15-day journey covers the best cultural attractions across two states in South India: Karnataka and Goa. The trip starts with a few days in cosmopolitan Bangalore before you hit the road with a private guide to visit ancient temples, forts, and palaces (spanning several dynasties)—as well as bustling markets and bazaars—as you make your way to Goa for beach time and Goan cuisine along the Arabian Sea.
This cycling adventure through southwest India will take you from abundant forests to spice plantations, from sophisticated temples to beaches and backwater canals. The region's jungles and waterways, colorful towns and fishing villages, beaches and delicious cuisine will all be explored as you pedal the rural roads of Karnataka and Kerala.
Explore the best Rajasthan has to offer with this 10-day tour that includes stops in Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaipur, and Agra, as well as a night under the stars in the desert. You'll ride camels and rickshaws, visit temples, markets, and forts, and see some of the most famous sights in India, including the Taj Mahal and Delhi's Red Fort.
During this 14-day journey through the southern part of Odisha, you'll travel through cultural villages and historic cities, learning about local culture along the way. Head to Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, where the Lingaraja Temple awaits you. Take a tribal market stroll through Rayagada where you'll meet the local villagers of Kutiya Khonds and learn about their culture. Lay on the sandy beaches of Golparpur, then see where Mother Teresa lived and is now buried in Kolkata.
This five-day tour takes you to India's far north, into the beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas, where you'll explore Ladakh, a region famous for its Tibetan Buddhist culture and centuries-old traditions. You'll visit beautiful monasteries, see small mountain villages, and discover its stunning lunar landscapes of arid mountains, high passes, plateaus, and deep valleys.
This relaxing seven-day itinerary is the perfect way to explore Kerala at an easy pace. Spend the night on a houseboat in the backwaters, enjoy beautiful Marari beach, trek through the tea plantations around Munnar, and tour Cochin on this weeklong tour that covers all the region's essentials.
The state of Rajasthan in northern India holds a bounty of breathtaking sites along with some of the country's most welcoming cities. This itinerary lays out a romantic trip that includes tours of ancient palaces, golden fortresses that seem to glow in the hot sun, and shrines and holy sites that seem to rise from the desert sands.
Cycle Across Karnataka: Mysore, Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai National Park, Ooty, and More - 7 Days
This bicycle trip covers the southwest of India, where you'll see abundant forests, spice plantations, coconut trees, sophisticated temples, beaches, and lots more. South India is filled with tropical vegetation, beautiful villages, old forts, and white-sand beaches. Its gentle hills and backroads make it perfect for biking. You'll cross the Western Ghats and visit the Bandipur and Mudumalai sanctuaries, whose jungles hide wild elephants, tigers, and even leopards. Then, you'll ride up to Ooty Hill station, which the British once called the "Queen of Hill Stations."
This 14-day route takes you through northern India and Nepal. Explore the Golden Triangle's three well-connected cities (New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur), then head to the Himalayas to see Kathmandu's beautiful stupas and Pokhara's stunning views.
This all-encompassing tour of Rajasthan covers the must-see highlights of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra and features three days of the sprawling Camel Fair in Pushkar held annually every November. Come to Rajasthan for the culture, history, and magnificent architecture, stay for the lively bustling attractions and events of the fair. You'll ride camels in the Thar desert, discover historic Silk Road mansions in Mandawa, and wander ancient abandoned cities, like Kuldhara and Fatehpur Sikri.
This tour traverses two states in South India—Kerala and Tamil Nadu—known for beautiful landscapes and cultural activities. Start with a cooking demonstration in Cochi before driving through lush green plantations to get to the hill station of Munnar and (further) the city of Madurai where you'll see one of South India's most important temples. Next is a hike in Periyar National Park and a cruise through Kerala's backwater canals, followed by free time in one of India's most beloved beach towns.
From tigers to temples, and ancient palaces to bazaars, India is one of the most magical places in the world. This 10-day trip takes you all the way from the bustling capital and the holy city of Varanasi to Rajasthan, where we'll wander in the footsteps of past kings. Top that off with a trip to the Taj Mahal at sunrise and a tiger safari through one of northern India's biggest and most beautiful national parks and you're in for a whirlwind adventure through the heart of this amazing country.
This five-day tour gives travelers a chance to explore the beautiful scenery of Goa. Stroll on the beach, visit a spice plantation, see the Dudhsagar Waterfall, and enjoy Goa's laid-back, and peaceful vibe.
This exciting 8-day trekking and camping itinerary will take you through the southernmost Himalayas in India known as the Dharamsala range. You'll have a few hours free in Delhi before you take an overnight transfer and begin your adventure in McLeod Gang where you'll tour the Dalai Lama's Temple Complex and learn about the city's Tibetan residents. Then, you'll set off on a guided 5-day hike through unspoiled and friendly mountain villages where you'll be treated to magnificent views of the Dhauladhar range at every turn.
This 10-day tour is the perfect way to see India's Golden Triangle, with an extra couple of days at Ranthambore National Park to go on a tiger safari. You'll explore Old Delhi's narrow streets and busy markets, see the famous Taj Mahal and nearby Itmad-ud-Daula, the "baby Taj Mahal," visit Jaipur's Amber Fort, and much more.
With its vivid colors and glittering heritage, fascinating cities, and beautiful countryside from lush green oases to the Thar desert, North India is like nowhere else on earth. This 15-day trip will take you to some of the north's top destinations, including the palaces and temples of Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodphur, the Taj Mahal—the world's most famous monument to love—and one of the holiest cities in the world, Varanasi, before winding up in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai.
Striking Ranthambore National Park presents a different side of Rajasthan to the forts and palaces usually associated with the state. The jungle-filled park is full of wildlife, including the Royal Bengal Tiger. This five-day trip to Ranthambore from Delhi by train is an easy way to visit the park. Enjoy wildlife-spotting safari activities at the best times of day for observing elusive animals and birds, and have a good chance of spotting the king of the jungle himself.
This seven-day tour of northern India is great for travelers who want to discover Rajasthan's fascinating culture and beautiful architecture. Visit the Golden City, ride camels through the desert dunes, stroll through the streets of the Blue City and more with this complete tour that includes stops in Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Ajmer.
This quick five-day itinerary is perfect for wine lovers who want to taste India's best vintages, as well as spend a couple of days in bustling Mumbai. You'll take a ferry to visit the enigmatic Elephanta Caves, tour Mumbai's most iconic spots, and have lots of opportunities to taste wines and tour vineyards in this short and sweet five-day tour.
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.
This 10-day hiking adventure is perfect for visitors who want to explore Kerala's beautiful natural scenery. Hike through the Western Ghats, trek through beautiful tea plantations, see the wildlife at Periyar National Park and cruise Kerala's backwaters on this active trip designed for hiking aficionados.
Experience the magic of northern India on this amazing 16-day trip from Delhi to Kolkata. Visit the Golden Triangle and Rajasthan, before following the holy Ganges River as it flows through Uttar Pradesh to Varanasi. From sunrise boat trips to breathtaking sunsets, ancient palaces, religious rituals, historic hotspots, and the chance to visit some of India's most incredible and influential cities, this trip has it all.
This five-day tour will take you to some of the most historic sites in Mumbai and Aurangabad. Spend the first two days learning about the past of Mumbai, India's largest city, and visit the Gandhi Museum that the famous Mahatma Gandhi once called his home. Spend the rest of your trip in Aurangabad, where you'll explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Ellora Caves and the Ajanta Caves, filled with paintings and sculptures that reflect religious harmony in India.
This two-week tour includes some of the highlights of northern, western, and central India. You'll see some of the country's most beautiful cave temples, explore the bustling streets of New Delhi and Mumbai, visit the world-famous Taj Mahal, and much more.
Come face to face with some of India's most amazing wildlife on this 12-day tiger and temple tour 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, before traveling into the heart of tiger country to go on sunrise and sunset wildlife safaris through some of India's biggest and most beautiful national parks.
Spend a week and a half exploring the state of Rajasthan with the family on this packed 10-day itinerary. You'll start and end your trip in lively Delhi, completing a circuit that sees you and the little ones immersing yourselves in the culture, history, and majestic landscapes. Let the kids roam the gleaming marble tiles of the Taj Mahal, explore the deserted red sandstone buildings and structures of Fatehpur Sikri, and count the number of bird species and exotic wildlife at Bharatpur's Keoladeo National Park.
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.
This 15-day adventure travels across two central Indian states using various modes of transportation for those who like to be on the move. After a city tour in Delhi, you and a guide will head into Madhya Pardesh to visit a vast array of holy towns, bustling bazaars, and cultural treasures. From here, continue to the state of Maharashtra, where you'll take two important day trips to UNESCO-listed cave complexes before ending in Mumbai for some urban action along the Arabian Sea.
Discover the birthplace of Buddhism on this enlightening two-week journey through some of northern India's most important spiritual sites. Setting off from Delhi, you'll boat down the Ganges River in Varanasi, meditate under the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya, and hop over the Nepalese border to visit the Buddha's birthplace in Lumbini. After touring the markets and sampling the local delicacies of Lucknow, your trip draws to a close with a train ride back to Delhi.
Perfect for travelers who would a balance of nature and city, this extensive journey into Rajasthan hits cultural highlights alongside time in a national park. Take a walking tour through Delhi before heading off to the home of the Taj Mahal, and enjoy the beauty of Ranthambore National Park before heading on to majestic Jaipur and spiritual Varanasi.
Situated in India's far north, the Ladakh region is famous for its Tibetan Buddhist culture and centuries-old traditions. On this whirlwind 5-day tour, you'll fly north from Delhi to experience the magic of this mountain paradise—exploring the old Silk Road city of Leh and visiting ancient monasteries nestled among spectacular Himalayan landscapes.
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.
Delve a little deeper into India's amazing Golden Triangle on this week-long tour. Explore ancient abandoned cities and historic capitals, cycle through the countryside and visit local families and female artisans to learn more about everyday life in India. Take a food tour through Jaipur, experience the breathtaking Taj Mahal at sunrise, and discover some of the most amazing palaces and forts in Rajasthan, before winding up in the mesmerizing bazaars in Delhi.
Indian food is a global favorite, but as you'll discover on this tour, the country's culinary delights vary enormously by region, religion, and culture. On this culinary tour of North India, you'll sample the region's most iconic (and delicious) food. Starting with the best street food in Delhi, you'll travel east to try the distinct Dum Pukht method of cooking in Lucknow. In the desert state of Rajashtan, learn how the arid landscape has influenced cuisine. Along the way, you'll enjoy cooking classes and demos, meals with local hosts, and more.
With spectacular beaches, lush hillsides, and tranquil canals, this authentic 11-day tour gets to the heart of South India's state of Kerala. After a night in Cochin, a guide will drive you through magnificent rolling hills dotted with tea and spice plantations. Next, head to Alappuzha to cruise your way through Kerala's rustic backwaters followed by some relaxation on the Arabian Sea. Complete the loop in Cochin where you'll explore the city's charming Fort Kochi by bicycle and tuk-tuk.
Known as the 'Land of the Kings', Rajasthan has enthralled and delighted visitors since the beginning of time. Stretching from the Thar Desert to the Aravalli mountain range, and filled with colorful cities, palaces, tombs, and temples, Rajasthan is a magical place to explore. Journey through the heart of the state, visiting both bigger cities and little-known towns, sleeping out in the desert, and visiting some of India's holiest places, before finishing up with a trip to Agra to experience the magic of the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
Known as the Land of Kings, Rajasthan is the jewel in India's crown, with ancient citadels, imposing forts, and ancient palaces stretching from the mountains to the desert. This 16-day tour takes you from the busy streets of Delhi to the edges of the Thar desert, where you'll explore some of the oldest and biggest forts in Asia, before heading back down through the mountains to Ranthambore to go looking for Bengal tigers in the wild. And, after all that, you'll visit the Golden Triangle of Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi, where you'll visit the ancient capital of Amer and see the sun rise over the Taj Mahal.
The western state of Gujarat is renowned for its distinctive handicraft and textile traditions. You can experience the best of these on this 11-day tour of the state. Starting in the capital, Ahmedabad, you can visit the Calico Museum of Textiles, one of India's finest cultural collections. Continue through a number of architecturally significant towns and cities, including Vadodara and Bhavnagar. End with a few days in and around Bhuj, on the edge of the spectacular Rann of Kutch Desert, and awash with finely produced textiles and local crafts.
Combine urban and wildlife adventures in this 11-day guided itinerary through India. Get the lay of the land in New and Old Delhi before making your way to Kaziranga National Park for safaris with rhinoceros, elephants, and gibbons. From here, head to Sunderbans National Park to search for Bengal tigers by boat before finishing with a stop in India's cultural capital—Kolkata—a colorful city known for scrumptious cuisine.
This epic tour combines a multi-day trek with sacred Hindu sites in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Starting from Delhi, you and your guide will drive north to the Ganges to kick-off several days in the Himalayan foothills passing forests, rice paddies, meadows, bubbling streams, and snow-capped peaks while staying in a mix of lodges and camps. Finish with a night in Uttarkashi—home to numerous temples and ashrams—before swinging through another holy city (Haridwar) on your way back to Delhi.
Active types will love this 16-day guided tour through India's spiritual north. The trip kicks off in Delhi followed by a train to Amritsar for some quality Sikh time at the Golden Temple. Next is a drive to the higher-altitude home of the Dalai Lama: McLeod Ganj. Here, you'll soak in several days of Tibetan culture and Himalayan views before circling back to Delhi—slowly—through historic villages and hill stations, culminating with a Hindu ceremony on a holy ghat.
This unique two-week journey highlights a region in northern India known for Buddhist sites and outdoor activities. After a night in Delhi, you and your guide will fly to Jammu and Kashmir where you'll acclimatize to the altitude while enjoying Himalayan culture in the town of Leh. Then, begin a series of hikes and scenic transfers to the area's best temples, monasteries, valleys, and wildlife preserves—all while staying in friendly lodges and camps for the ultimate adventure.
This 14-day introduction to the scenic and less-visited northeast will give you a totally different perspective of India. Start in historic Kolkata, one of India's most exciting mega-cities. Fly north to Nagaland, where you can spend time at the annual Hornbill Festival (held in early December), a spectacular display of Naga tribal culture. Continue to the Kaziranga National Park in Assam to spot animals on safari, ending in the small state of Meghalaya.
Marvel at the ancient cities, majestic architecture, and timeless beauty of India’s spectacular Golden Triangle, before heading deep into the jungle in search of the elusive Bengal tiger. Lose yourself in the bustling streets of Delhi, visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, and explore the ancient royal cities of Fatehpur Sikri and Karauli, before joining a wildlife safari in Ranthambore National Park, and going sightseeing in the magnificent Pink City—Jaipur.
Experience the magic and mystique of northern India as you travel from Delhi to the heart of the Himalaya on this immersive 13-day tour. Along the way, visit the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple, tour Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, ride on the historic Toy Train Railway, and explore the faded grandeur of Pragpur, India's first heritage village.
This itinerary's focal point is one of the most beautiful multi-day treks in the Indian Himalayas. Once you've acclimatized in the city of Leh, begin a journey through off-the-beaten-path landscapes with a small team who will cook meals and set up camps. The route includes monasteries, mountain passes, Tibetan communities, and sacred lakes, including Tsomoriri Lake, where you'll end the trek. You'll also arrive and depart from Delhi with just enough time to get a taste of India's sprawling capital.
During this 17-day excursion through Rajasthan, you'll see an array of palaces, monuments, villages, and deserts up close and personal. You'll spend the first two days in Dehli, where you'll visit historic mosques and tombs and take a rickshaw ride through the marketplace. Go on to visit an array of villages—from Mandawa to Bishnoi—where you'll learn about traditional life. Sightsee through historic cities such as Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Jaipur, and one of the highlights is seeing the famous Taj Mahal made of white marble.
This South Indian adventure gets to the heart of Kerala's spectacular layered landscapes. After touring the historic city of Cochin, you and your guide will drive towards tea plantations and friendly hill towns in the Western Ghats. Next, glide through the area's backwater canals before finishing with some beach time in Kovalam where you can partake in yoga sessions, Ayurvedic treatments, and golden sunsets.