India is such a huge and varied country that no single tour could do it justice. Depending on how long you plan to stay, either the 4-day Golden Triangle Tour, the 8-day Desert Splendour Tour or the 12-day Classical Tour offers a memorable introduction to India—its history, architecture and culture, and its magnificent cities and natural wonders.
The Golden Triangle Tour explores the historic cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. From the beautiful Taj Mahal at Agra to the famous walled city of Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’, and the British Imperial city of New Delhi, this area is rich in impressive architectural sites. It offers opportunities to enjoy the lively atmosphere of three very different cities where history and modernity sit side by side. The longer Classical Tour also includes tours of the ancient Hindu temples of Khajuraho, famous for its ornate sculptures, and Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges, often called the spiritual capital of India and where pilgrims flock to bathe in the cleansing waters.
A drive into the Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh, famous as a refuge for tigers and other Indian wildlife, and an area of forest, gorges, rivers and waterfalls, completes an unforgettable experience of this diverse country. The Desert Splendour Tour explores another facet of the subcontinent—the desolate beauty of Rajasthan’s western desert