Due to its amazing vastness and diversity, India is an exotic country that could be explored for years without ever coming across the same things twice.
Its culture and iconic religions span thousands of years into the past and its recent history includes centuries under colonial rule; ultimately, independence was only granted relatively recently.
1. Old and New Delhi City Private 8-Hour Tour
This private eight-hour tour sets off on Monday morning and takes guests on a wonderful journey that includes the old and new portions of Delhi City and some of its most historically significant sites and monuments.
Transportation via air-conditioned car is included. For other segments of the tour, you’ll be conveyed by rickshaw, giving the whole experience a unique and historic feel.
2. Private Taj Mahal and Agra Tour by Train
This private Taj Mahal and Agra tour kicks off with pick-up at the airport or your hotel.
From there, you’ll head to the Nizamuddin Railway Station, where you’ll embark on a 90-minute train ride to Agra.
The tour’s highlight is the amazing Taj Mahal, one of the world’s seven wonders.
Your local guide will impress you with his knowledge of India’s interesting history, much of which was spent under English colonial rule.
3. 5-Day Golden Triangle Nature and History Tour
Large portions of India are still very rural and wild; the Ranthambore National Park is one of the country’s most pristine sanctuaries and a place where majestic tigers still roam free. You’ll tour this gem in an open-air Jeep, and with a little luck, get up close and personal with the massive cats.
In addition to the national park, this tour includes excursions to the Taj Mahal and the city of Jaipur.
4. Old Delhi Street Food Sampling Tour
The hustle, bustle and exotic sights, sounds and smells of Delhi can be an unforgettable experience for many visitors.
There’s no better way to see the city than by rickshaw; on this tour you’ll do just that, hitting a few highlights of the city’s amazing street food culture that serves millions of locals every day.
5. Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour from Mumbai
This unique tour begins in Mumbai, lasts a full-day, and leads guests to the famed Elephanta Caves, which in local lore are believed to be the home and birthplace of Lord Shiva, one of the most important deities in Hinduism.
This tour includes some amazing historical anecdotes unique to the area, and many myths and legends based on Hinduism, one of the world’s major religions that began here centuries ago.
6. Full-Day Jungle Trek Tour from Goa
If you’re interested in hacking your way through a dense jungle, zip-lining hundreds of feet in the air, and swimming in the waters below a majestic waterfall, this tour should be on your itinerary.
You’ll also get a clear insight into the lifestyle and culture of the locals and enjoy a traditional meal prepared by a few villagers.
7. Private Sightseeing Tour of Udaipur City
Udaipur City is home to many of India’s most visited sites and this tour includes stops at many of them, including the City Palace, Jagdish Ji Temple, Fatehsagar Lake and the gardens of Sajjan Niwas.
The tour includes pick-up from your hotel by an English-speaking guide and will head from there to the train station where you’ll depart for the tour’s highlight, Udaipur City Palace – built in the mid-16th century.
8. Mumbai Sightseeing and Dharavi Slum Tour
Many guests who have participated in this tour consider it one of the most memorable experiences during their time in India.
Following your guide’s lead, you’ll meander through the narrow alleys that crisscross one of India’s largest slums and be bombarded by every sight, smell and sound imaginable.
9. 7-Hour Day Cruise in Alleppey
If getting a unique glimpse into the lives of locals who make their livings on the waterways of Alleppey is a priority, then this seven-hour tour will give you exactly what you’re looking for.
The tour’s primary means of travel is a traditional houseboat called a kerela; it’s the perfect platform on which to weave through the web of vegetation choked waterways and scattered villages.
10. Red Fort Sound, Light and Dinner Show in Delhi
Delhi’s Red Fort is a city icon, with a history dating back more than 300 years.
This light, sound and dinner show is a unique blend of the old and new and has become very popular with tourists.
The evening includes a traditionally prepared Indian meal and a magnificent and professionally choreographed light and sound show that recounts many of the historic events that are highlights of the area’s heritage.