india at a glance
A land of incredible extremes, no other country in our world is as ethnically, culturally, spiritually and artistically diverse as India is. It offers some truly unforgettable contrasting sights that are unlike anything else in the world. It also boasts a delicious and complex cuisine, nature, charismatic people and a heritage that will keep you coming back time and time again.
The country’s landscapes are as varied as its cultural traditions – this land is home to the snowy peaks of the Himalaya, vast sand dunes of Rajasthan and white deserts of Gujarat and the tropical beaches of Kerala and Goa. The country is also home to vast national parks, perfect for scouting big jungle cats like the tiger and leopard, as well as dense rainforests and grasslands which are home to herds of Asian elephants and one horned rhinos, and a rich and diverse birdlife. Most memorable among these natural treasures is India’s iconic architectural feats in the form of ancient and vast ancient cities, palaces, temples and fortresses.
With a history that spans over 4,500 years, India is where the foundations of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain philosophy, mythology, theology and literature were first laid, it is the birthplace of yoga, and the brash and vibrant Bollywood. It is also home to roughly one-sixth of the world’s total population, split into innumerable castes and tribes, who speak more than a dozen major languages and hundreds of dialects.
This is the land that gave the world the infamous Indian head waggle, and to the western world, curry. Each region has a distinct flavor, traditional preparation techniques and presentation styles, each using a unique blend of spices. Its markets are filled with the aroma of spices, vendors that love to haggle and the colors and craftsmanship that form its stunning ethnic sarees, beautiful jewelry and some of the world’s most intricate arts and crafts.
India’s festivals are also unlike any other and these can be traced back to the ancient Indus civilization. Each devotional festival is wild, colorful and a sight to behold – ranging from the famous celebrations of Holi, Durga Puja and Divali, to more humble village harvest fairs that pay homage to locally worshipped deities, of which there are hundreds.
India is all at once energetic and calm. A holiday to India is a magnificent experience, despite its overwhelmingly vibe and jumble of contradictions, it is a country that will capture your imagination and your heart and we look forward to welcoming you back to our India time and time again.
Immerse yourself in authentic village life of the Himalayas on the village walk…view details
LADAKH AND KASHMIR DISCOVERY
Visit local villages with green oases, among the stark mountain vistas, as well as the moon-like landscapes of the Nubra Valley…view details
MIND, BODY AND SOUL
Indulge your mind, body and soul while enjoying this wonderful tour through Northern India…view details
THE ART OF AYURVEDA AND YOGA
The emphasis is on relax and rejuvenation, intermingled with some gentle sightseeing…view details
GRAND INDIA AT ITS BEST
Visit India’s most fascinating jewels and experience what the country has to offer on this epic journey…view details
A MALABAR ESCAPE
This tour will take you along the famous Malabar Coast of India. Start your journey with….view details
Is this your first visit to India? This is the ultimate first time trip to Rajasthan, taking in the Golden Triangle…view details
A SOUTHERN DELIGHT
Start your travels in Mumbai the bustling economic capital of India followed by the beaches and quietness of Goa…view details
RURAL AND REGAL RAJASTHAN
On this Indian sojourn you get to see and experience some of India’s most wonderful locations….view details
THE BEST OF SOUTH INDIA
Encounter the best of what the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala have to offer….view details
FAITHS AND MODERN INDIA
Begin your journey from the bustling capital of India, with its rich culture, archeology and great street food…view details
FORTS, PALACES & HAVELIS
This regal expedition will start from Delhi- once the capital of Mughal dynasty and now the thriving capital of India…view details
AN EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF INDIA
This is an educational voyage to India designed with high school and university students in mind….view details
AN INDIAN FAMILY VOYAGE
Who says India’s not for families? We have put together the perfect family friendly holiday in India….view details
TROPICAL HONEYMOON BLISS IN THE ANDAMANS
Be footloose at Havelock Island in the Andamans and experience the beauty of the sea and jungle…view details
RIDING IN THE WILDERNESS
A remarkable horse safari trail through some of Rajasthan’s most beautiful terrain on Marwari horses…view details
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Leave Delhi in good time this morning to travel south to Agra. You can either travel by road with your private driver (a three hour trip on the express highway) or take the train.
Enjoy a private tour of colonial Cochin today with your local guide. It usually lasts for around half a day and includes St Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica.
The Bengal Tiger
An early start this morning, but worth it for sunrise views of the Taj Mahal with your private guide. It’s also the quietest time to visit, before the crowds arrive.
Tea Plantation India
Arrive into Calcutta today. Time depending, you might like to explore the markets and cafes surrounding your hotel this evening which are great for trying some.