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Taj Mahal front view reflected on the reflection pool, an ivory-white marble mausoleum Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. One of the seven wonders of the world
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A Land of Plenty

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Diversity is Thy Name

India is mega-diverse in every way. You will see it in the mesmerizing landscapes of the Western Ghats and Eastern Himalayas, sheltering hundreds of mammal, reptile, amphibian, and bird species. It is evident in the bustling streets of its metropolises where languages, cultures, and edifices co-exist in harmony. 

Each of the 28 states that make up the country is different from the other. The sensory pleasures on tap leave you curious for more. The magnificent forts of Rajasthan, the golden beaches of Goa, the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, the colonial heritage of Kolkata, and the mystical air of Varanasi, are some of the many experiences in India's vast treasure trove. 

The land of plenty has something for every type of traveler. Whether you're a history buff, nature lover, solo adventurer, or after an unforgettable family holiday, you will find the perfect India tour. 

Interested in India's history? Go on a Golden Triangle tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur to experience India's grandeur, history, and glory. Alternatively, you can plan visits to the famous Charminar in Hyderabad, the monuments of Hampi and Mahabaleshwar, and the Ajanta Ellora Caves of Maharashtra. 

Want to soak in India's natural beauty on a serene vacation? Lakes, valleys, plateaus, river islands, and salt marshes beckon. Explore wondrous sights in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal, Gujarat, and Assam. India is beloved of adrenaline junkies. Action-packed adventures at Bir Billing, Sikkim, Rajasthan, and Sikkim are just a handful of several destinations that feed your adventurous spirit. 

Indians celebrate their festivals with great fervor. It's worth planning your India tours closer to the main festivities such as the Durga Puja in Kolkata, Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan, Gurpurab in Amritsar, and Christmas in Goa.

At a Glance
Population1,430,717,878
LanguagesHindi, English
CurrencyIndian Rupee (INR)
CapitalNew Delhi
Places To Go

Handcrafted Journeys to our Most Popular Places in India.

01Agra
Arial view of Agra Fort and Taj Mahal at sunset
02Jaipur
View from the roof of Hawa Mahal or The Palace of the Winds View, built-in 1799
03Khajuraho
Western Group of Temple Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh India
04Udaipur
Lake Pichola with City Palace view in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
05Ganges River
Ghats (Banks) along the river of the Hindu holy city
06Ranthambore National Park
Tiger peaking out from behind the bushes
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India: As You Like It

What do you say about a trip to the seventh-largest country in the world? It can be as lively and adrenaline-pumping or as relaxing and serene as you'd like. No matter where you're headed, you can look forward to enriching experiences that offer new perspectives of the vastness of our world. Join a planned tour of India for an experience of a lifetime.

Hawa Mahal Palace at sunset with blurred people walking. Jaipur, India.

The Culture

India is a multiethnic country with hundreds of major and minor languages and diverse religious groups. In this sense, it can perhaps, more accurately be described as a sub-continent.

India's culture weaves through its daily lives, from its greetings, clothing, and food, to its festivals, religious customs, and martial arts. Even as the country has progressed in areas of science and technology, the people have remained faithful to tradition. This can be attributed to the fact that most Indians regard the family as an important social unit and celebrate festivals with close and extended family.

Indians worship animals as deities. The cow is the most sacred of all, worshipped as Mother Earth. That said, the country has a large meat-eating population and hotel menus feature a long list of meats, although a few serve only vegetarian dishes.

English is not the native language but it works everywhere. People can still speak a smattering of English and many will go out of their way to understand and help you. Etiquette-wise, make sure to leave your shoes outside temples before going in, avoid pointing your finger or feet at people, and do not greet women with a kiss or shake of hand. It's easy to return the world-famous 'namaste', a customary greeting indicated by folded palms placed before the chest, at airports and hotels.

Religious symbols abound in the temples, homes, and shops of India. Don't let the swastika faze you - it is an auspicious symbol of the Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, and has no relation to Nazism. Elephant head motifs and decor pieces may also have a link to the elephant-faced Lord Ganesha. The Karni Mata Temple in Rajasthan's Bikaner worships rats, while the devout in south India worship snakes in their natural habitat, offering them milk, incense, and prayers. 

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