India

A dazzling kaleidoscope of colour

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Sharell Cook Mariellen Ward Lakshmi Sharath Mark Stratton Somdyuti Datta Ray Rachel Bracken-Singh

Authentic India

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Home to one billion people and 23 major languages, India is one of the world's most diverse places. You could visit every year for a lifetime and still not see all of it. Many come for its colourful history and tongue-tingling food, or to explore the centuries-old spirituality of a country that places faith at the heart of its society.

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Over one billion people and 23 major languages — India is one of the world's most diverse places. You could visit every year for a lifetime and still not see all of it. Many come for its colourful history and tongue-tingling food, or to find themselves at the feet of a Yogi. However, the list of adventures in India is never-ending. You can trek in the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, hunt for tigers deep in the jungle, head out to watch a desert sunset on camelback or get lost in aeons-old temples — many of which are still used for worship today.

The contrasts in this kaleidoscopic world can be extreme, particularly in the cities where you'll see sleek skyscrapers on one street and people sleeping on pavements on the next. It's the kind of destination that you have to respond to: the intensity of the experiences will challenge and enthral you. Some find it a little overwhelming, but many more get utterly hooked and come back time and again.

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  • Delhi

    Delhi

    Start your Indian adventure in capital city Delhi...Read more
  • Agra

    Agra

    Your arrival into Agra will give you your first glimpse of the world-famous Taj Mahal...Read more
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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  • Rajasthan

    Rajasthan

    The Land of Kings
    Rajasthan is a riot of colours...Read more
  • Jodhpur

    Jodhpur

    Known as the Blue City, Rajasthan’s second largest city is dominated by the formidable 15th century Mehrangarh Fort...Read more
  • Jaipur

    Jaipur

    Known as the pink city, Jaipur is a Rajasthani royal city that offers spellbinding sights and sounds...Read more
  • Ranthambore National Park

    Ranthambore National Park

    Located in the heart of Sawai Madhopur district, Ranthambore National Park is a tiger reserve and former hunting ground of maharajas...Read more
  • Ajabgarh

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  • Nagaur

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  • Narlai

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  • Udaipur

    Udaipur

    The City of Lakes is undoubtedly the most romantic place in Rajasthan...Read more
  • Delwara

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  • Jaisalmer

    Jaisalmer

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  • Pushkar

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  • Bundi

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  • Kerala

    Kerala

    Exploring God’s own country
    Kerala is one of India’s most beautiful states...Read more
  • Kochi

    Kochi

    The port city of Kochi (also known as Cochin) is Kerala's biggest conurbation, but is actually made up of a collection of tiny islands and outcrops...Read more
  • Munnar

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  • Eravikulam

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  • Kumarakom

    Kumarakom

    Kumarakom is the perfect jumping off place for houseboat tour in Kerala...Read more
  • Alleppey

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  • Thekkady

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  • Periyar National Park

    Periyar National Park

    Found near Thekkady in the Western Ghat mountains, Periyar National Park is home to sought after populations of elephants and tigers...Read more
  • Kottayam

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  • Varkala

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  • Mangalore

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  • Kannur

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  • Wayanad

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  • Cheruthuruthy

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  • Kollam

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  • Mumbai

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  • Goa

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  • Chennai

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  • Maheshwar

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Classic Golden Triangle

Explore the culture and history of northern India
Approx. 8 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (2) → Jaipur (3)
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India's Golden Triangle & Tigers

Taj Mahal and Rajasthan tiger safari
Approx. 13 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (3) → Ranthambore National Park (2) → Jaipur (3) → Mumbai (2)
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Classic Northern India

The Golden Triangle and Rajasthan by train, plane and automobile
Approx. 21 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (3) → Jaipur (3) → Jaisalmer (3) → Udaipur (3) → Mumbai (3)
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Golden Triangle and Goa

A journey through India's cultural triangle and Goan beaches
Approx. 13 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (2) → Jaipur (3) → Goa (4)
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Golden Triangle and Rajasthan Extended

A journey into the heart of Rajasthan
Approx. 15 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (3) → Ranthambore National Park (2) → Jaipur (3) → Jodhpur (2) → Udaipur (2)
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Beach, Islands and Tigers

Desert island beaches and Royal Bengal tigers
Approx. 11 days
Chennai (1 days) → Andaman and Nicobar Islands (3) → Chennai (1) → Ranthambore National Park (3) → Jaipur (2) → Delhi (1)
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Keralan Tea and Beaches

Backwaters, plantations and hidden beaches
Approx. 7 days
Kochi (3 days) → Periyar National Park (2) → Kumarakom (3)
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Golden Triangle and Best of Kerala

India's classic route combined with Keralan adventure
Approx. 14 days
Delhi (2 days) → Agra (2) → Jaipur (2) → Kochi (3) → Periyar National Park (2) → Kumarakom (3)
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