India is embellished with mind- bending treasures of such an opulent and diverse culture. India's eminent culture lies in its rich literature and languages. Rightly called as a paradise of diverse ethnicity. One of the most enduring achievements of Indian civilization is its diversified monuments, sculptures, fort and temples. Khajuraho oozes with passion, eroticism, dance and music, Taj Mahal - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty", the caves of Ajanta Ellora and Elephanta in Maharashtra tunneled out of the massive rock and the luxurious forts and palaces of Rajasthan are all the captivating sights, delicately exhibiting India.
In the north, stand the colossal mountain range called “Himalayas”. A great variety of tribes and cultures have developed in the Indian Himalayas. This has been aided by the fact that the mountain people have mostly lived in valleys isolated from the rest of the world, with entry and exit points lying over high mountain passes. As a result, they have been able to develop their own distinct cultures and traditions. Offering some of the finest trekking and mountaineering challenges, the Indian Himalayas are a hot spot among climbers and trekkers throughout the world.
A holiday in India is a truly amazing experience. India is a vast country with a unique cultural heritage and a great deal of variety. The architecture is exquisite whether you are looking at great Moghul masterpieces like the Taj Mahal, lavishly carved and decorated temples, or colonial and modern buildings in the cities. The scenery is stunning from the mountain peaks of the Himalayas through the deserts of Rajasthan, the spice gardens and tea plantation of the Western Ghats, to the backwaters, palm groves and beaches of the south. There is also some very good wildlife viewing in top class national parks, so an India holiday gives you the chance to see tigers and other big cats, rhinos, antelopes, monkeys and a brilliant array of birds.But above anything else India holidays are renowned for stimulating the senses through colour and vibrancy, the smells and tastes of wonderful food and the relentless bustle of a myriad of people. Have a look at the different regions and suggested itineraries to help plan perfect India holidays.
The foothills of the Himalayas run across the top of India, and this trip gives you the opportunity to explore the region in luxury. From the wildlife of Corbett National Park, to the historic hill town of Shimla and the Tibetan culture of Dharmsala, this is a very varied trip visiting a remote part of the country and staying in the best hotels.
This wonderful trip includes all the very best sites of Rajasthan. We take an in-depth look at the cities of Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Jaisalmer as well as spending some time in the small villages and towns of the region, staying in some great heritage hotels. The tour also includes some time in Delhi and a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
North India Classic
India holidays are many and varied, but this one is a classic. This truly classic India holiday takes in all the most famous sites in northern India. It is ideal for a first trip to the subcontinent as you visit all the well known places of the 'Golden Triangle', that's Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, as well as including the wildlfie of Ranthambore, the erotic temples of Khajuraho and the awe-inspiring holy city of Varanasi. We have based this trip on using the best hotels in terms of service, facilities and character which gives your journey the benefit of true Indian style and luxury.
Since time immemorial, India has been the home of numerous religions, and this trip will give you an in-depth understanding of the many spiritual sights of this ancient country. Visit sights of importance to all of India's major religions, including the Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, Bah'ai and Islamic traditions.