India

Agra

During the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of Mughal India. Agra has a magnificent fort and is home to the building that so many people travel to India solely to see – the Taj Mahal.

Alleppey

Also known as Alappuzha, Alleppey is a town in the middle of the backwaters of Kerala. Described as the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey is comprised of canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons and is a very popular tourist attraction. A leisurely backwater cruise on a traditional houseboat is the best way to discover Kerala’s exceptional scenic beauty.

Delhi

The city of Delhi consists of two parts. The first is Old Delhi, the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 19th centuries. It retains legendary bazaars such as Chandni Chowk and monuments and forts relating to India’s Muslim history.

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Jaipur

The capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the painted exterior of the buildings in the old walled city. In Jaipur you will experience the authentic India as you are welcomed by camel carts and bustling bazaars.

Kochi

Kochi is the most laid-back of Kerala’s cities, with one of the finest natural harbours on the coast of the Arabian Sea. The city once served as a port of call for the Chinese, Arabs, Jews, British, French and the Portuguese. From combining the cultures of each nationality, Kochi formed its cosmopolitan character.

Kovalam

Until the 1960s, Kovalam was just a sleepy fishing village with narrow lanes and thatched dwellings. Once its spectacular beach and crystal-clear waters were discovered, it became a favourite with travellers around the world. The beachside is dotted with both luxury and budget resorts, as well as cafés and several government-approved Ayurveda centres that offer unique massage treatments.

Mumbai

Whilst Delhi is the political capital of India, Mumbai is the commercial and economic capital. The city is famous for its film industry known as ‘Bollywood’.

Udaipur

Udaipur is known as the ‘White City’ or ‘City of Lakes’. The drawcards of modern day Udaipur include the massive City Palace and Lake Pichola. It is on this lake that Jag Niwas Island, also known as the Lake Palace Island, is located.

Varanasi

Nowhere in India is there a more important pilgrimage site for Hindus than Varanasi. Situated on the banks of the holy River Ganges, thousands of pilgrims flock to the bathing ghats (steps) every day to conduct their ritual ablutions.


Tours

Combination Touring

Sri Lanka, India & Nepal Triple Indulgence (19 Days)

Colombo, Kandy, Yala, National Park, Bentota, Delhi & Agra

This creative combination Tour is a mixture of the best highlights and must see destinations of the three neighbouring countries. Sri Lanka offers an extraordinary array of landscapes and a world of cultural, artistic and culinary experiences. You will also have the opportunity to spot the wildlife and enjoy famous beach resort in the south before flying to India, our second exotic destination. In India, the tour highlights the Golden Triangle consisting of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with Ranthambore tiger reserve which you can’t miss. Last, fly to Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal, a true Himalayan kingdom. Sharing Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on its northern frontier with seven other peaks more than 8000m the country wakes up to a fascinating panoramic sunrise over the snowy Himalayan peaks. Indulge in a tour of the Kathmandu valley, Patan Durbar square known for its exquisite architecture. The dazzling diversity you encounter will leave you wanting for more and more and is sure to mesmerise you for your entire life. This Triple Indulgence tour is truly the best choice if you wish to spoil yourself with a journey of a lifetime.

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The Best of India & Sri Lanka (17 Days)

Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Mumbai, Colombo, Negombo, Habarana, polonnaruwa Wildlife & Kandy

Discover the highlights of India & Sri Lanka, on this very special tour. From colourful cities and opulent history to magnificent wildlife and diverse tradition & culture. The tour starts in India and features the best of Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur & Mumbai, where tradition, authenticity & culture is at its peak. Then for a different perspective we take you onto Sri Lanka with seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife – and much, much more. It wouldn’t be a tour to this country without a vibrant culture of people of diverse ethnicity and religious persuasion, who are charming and hospitable.

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Festival Touring

Hemis Festival (12 Days)

Delhi, Leh, Nubata & Pangong Tso Lake

The very famous festival of Hemis Tse Chu requires no introduction. Every year 2 days in the month of June the courtyard of the largest & richest monastery of Ladakh, Hemis, is jam packed with the Ladakhis and the tourists to watch and celebrate the birth day of the founder of the Tibetan Buddhism, Guru Padamasambhava. The lamas attired in colourful bright brocades and elaborate headgears perform the masked dances (Chamms) with “good (Gods) defeating the evil (Demons)” is the underlying theme. The Buddhist festival of Hemis Tse Chu in Ladakh adds cultural colour and vibrancy to Fairs and Festivals of India.

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Glittering India Diwali & Pushkar Camel Fair (16 Days)

Kolkata, Varanasi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Pushkar & Delhi

Offering an inspiring introduction to the Subcontinent, this experience of two of India’s iconic and most visually spectacular festivals combined in one trip should not be missed! Celebrate India’s Festival of Lights – Diwali, and immerse yourself in the annual camel fair during full moon night in the month of November an event that pulls 5 million people every year! The journey combines Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Varanasi and Kolkata’s cultural and natural wonders. Delving into centuries of history, the tour uncovers ornate temples and magnificent Islamic architecture. Experience the spiritual aspect of India’s age-old beliefs and enjoy a unique culinary experience in Rajasthani Style.

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Colourful Holi Festival (14 Days)

Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur

Holi is considered as one of the most respected and celebrated festivals of India. This great Indian festival lasts for a day and a night, which starts in the evening of Purnima or the Full Moon Day in the month of Falgun. Holi is a famous Hindu festival that is celebrated in every part of India with utmost joy and enthusiasm. The ritual starts by lighting up the bonfire one day before the day of Holi and this process symbolizes the triumph of good over the bad. On the day of Holi people play with colours with their friends and families. During this tour, explore the architectural wonders of Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Amber Fort , Udaipur City Palace, Taj Mahal, searching for the Royal Bengal Tiger and the rare Siberian cranes at Ranthambore and Bharatpur and experience the culture at Amber Vatika. This is an amazing journey, unravelling the mysterious shades of life and Indian culture.

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Independent Touring

Kerala Houseboat Cruising (3 Days)

The houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving barges used for leisure trips. The backwaters are an elaborate chain of lagoons, lakes and rivers spread like a necklace through central Kerala. Cruising provides an excellent opportunity to view the lifestyle of the locals living alongside the waterways.
 

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Varanasi Short Stay (3 Days)

Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India. Varanasi is often referred to as the holy city of India, due to the many festivals and also being the oldest living city on earth.

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Luxury Touring

Treasures of Southern India (10 Days)

Bangalore, Kochi & Hyderabad

This is a perfect combination of opulent luxury with relaxation and best of South Indian culture. Your accommodation is based on staying in a selective Taj Hotels, which truly take the breath away and leave a lasting imprint on the soul. Start your trip in Bangalore, the capital city of the state of Karnataka and stay at Taj Westend- a historical property, originally a British-run guest-house, opened in 1887 and boasts Art Deco features. Move on to Cochin (Kochi)in the diverse and charming state of Kerala which is famous for its hospitality, tropical scenery and delicious food. Your stay will be at Vivanta by Taj Malabar hotel, situated on Willingdon island with stunning views of Cochin harbour. Your day journey on a beautifully converted houseboat will be the opportunity to sit back & relax, watch birds, read a book or simply doze as the lush, sleepy jungle slips by. You will end your trip on an absolute high with your stay at Taj Falaknuma Palace. A perfect place to explore Hyderabad’s grand palaces, museums, streets, monuments and uncover its fascinating history.
 

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The Ancient India and the Mighty Brahmaputra (15 Days)

Kolkata, Guwahati, Silghat, Kaziranga National Park, Majuli, Neamati Ghat, Sibsagar, Delhi, Agra

The mighty Brahmaputra river in Northern India originates high in the Himalayas before flowing through the scenic Assam Valley where UNESCO protected national parks and remote rural communities provide the traveller with the most wonderful and authentic expedition. We are pleased to operate our programme aboard the very comfortable and specially designed MV Mahabaahu whose knowledgeable expedition team take safaris by small boat, jeep and the even elephant in search of the Greater One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros and Indian Tiger. With fascinating visits to ‘Mishing’ people who live on the world’s largest river island, tea plantations and many exotic Satras to explore, your Assam adventure will leave lifetime-lasting memories.

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Highlights of Rajasthan with Luxury Taj Palaces (11 Days)

Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Jodpur, Udaipur

This 11 day tour is a perfect introduction to Indian culture and opulent luxury. You will start with exploring the capital city Delhi and observing the diversity of Old and New Delhi. Next stop will be Agra, home to extravagant Taj Mahal. Continue on to the state of Rajasthan and visit Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur cities. Rajasthan is probably the most colourful state and colours emerge from its people to buildings to the landscape. Jaipur is the perfect place for shopping gems and textiles, while your stay will be at elegant Jai Mahal Palace. Jodhpur is fabled blue city and home to Mehrangarh Fort. You will stay at Vivanta by Taj Hari Mahal, another epitome of luxury in the Marwar region. A scenic drive through Aravalli hills and Ranakpur Jain temples will take you to Udaipur, a tranquil and romantic lake city. This tour will end on a high note with stay at the iconic Lake Palace. Spend your time visiting city palace, exploring temples and gardens or just go for spa on Palace’s boat, dine at the rooftop restaurant overlooking city palace. This is truly an amazing experience.

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Small Group Touring

The Taste of India (13 Days)

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai & Private Kerala Houseboat

This tour not only encompasses the exploration of heritage but immerses you into the authenticity of its food. Expect a foodies tour with cooking demos as you get to know the art of cooking an Indian Cuisine. Visit major tourist attraction of all the cities which would include many palaces, forts, The Taj Mahal and other heritage sites. The tour is sure to leave you rejoiced with the pleasurable stay in a houseboat in Alleppey, enjoying tranquility and soothing effects of the backwaters while you learn to cook the favourite local fish ‘Karimeen’ also known as the black pearl.

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Southern India Explorer (17 Days)

Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kochi, Ooty, Mysore & Bangalore

This 17 day guided tour explores the wonders of Southern India. The tour begins in Chennai the gateway of the South, the city is a wonderful blend of the traditional Tamil Hindu culture and modern British architecture. The numerous temples, shrines, churches, forts and palaces are a reflection of the rich and diverse historical heritage of the city. Highlights: Palaces of Mysore, the sacred city of Kanchipuram, the shore temple of Mahabalipuram, French-inspired Pondicherry, the fascinating houses of Chettinad, wildlife viewing and a magical tour of the Keralan backwaters by houseboat. The tour ends in the captivating city of Bangalore known as the garden city.

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India by Rail & Road (16 Days)

Delhi, Darjeeling, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambore & Jaipur

Come aboard and enjoy the picturesque landscapes, the magnificent forts and adventurous train journeys. India is blended with culture. This tour provides a taste of Indian heritage, fauna and people. You will cover most of your overland journey by Indian rail which is known one of the largest railway networks in the world.

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Incredible India (17 days)

Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur & Mumbai

This tour will showcase the best of India’s highlights, as well as exciting experiences and discoveries that will appeal to travellers of all ages.

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India Express (9 Days)

Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Wildlife Safari & Agra

On this journey, take an in-depth look at the amazing Palaces and Monuments of India and explore some of the most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dazzling Forts, Palaces and Monuments of Delhi are evidence of Mughal opulence and British sophistication. The Taj Mahal world’s greatest monument of love is definitely the highlight together with the visit to Agra Fort and local markets. Not to be missed is the Pink City of Jaipur to witness the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur merchants. We enjoy a wildlife safari at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and spot various wild animals and look for the ultimate royal Bengal Tiger.

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Foothills of Himalaya (15 Days)

Delhi, Haridwar, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Manali & Shimla

This fantastic experience is a once in a lifetime tour, allowing another way to get a different perspective of a country that has so many diverse landscapes all within the same borders. Starting in the capital, the guided sightseeing covers visits to major tourist attractions, to experience the cultural heritage of India. As we then traverse north, through mesmerizing hill stations, we treat our eyes to breath-taking scenery and visit remote areas where cars are banded. Expect challenging landscapes, fun activities and sumptuous local food, while we enjoy this tour with a difference!

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Backwater of Kerala (10 Days)

Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam & Trivandrum

Kerala recently became one of the most popular destinations in South India. It’s a perfect destination for adventure, culture and relaxation. With its laid-back beach scene, swaying elephants and gentle houseboat cruises along tropical backwaters, you’ll soon see why National Geographic Traveller voted Kerala in its top ten. There are many fascinating elements that make Kerala a must-see place. In this small tour, we take in the most captivating areas, including the ancient harbour city of Cochin, the beautiful tea gardens and coffee estates of Munnar, the wildlife reserve of Periyar and the wonderful rural village life.

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