Small Indian Tours for an Authentic Experience

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India's Most Famous Palace--The Taj Mahal
India’s Most Famous Palace–The Taj Mahal

Whether you’ve always wanted to see the Taj Mahal or just love a good curry and nan bread, India is an overwhelming visual feast that will seduce you, repulse you and enthrall you all at the same time. Then it will chew you up, spit you out, ask you if you want seconds. With its rich culture, bustling streets, India is true chaos at its finest. You will be enthralled by the amazing sites, humbled by the poverty, awed by the picturesque landscapes and architecture and frustrated by the system of no systems. Because India is such a huge, complicated and often difficult country to navigate, seeing this amazing country in a small group adventure tour is probably your best bet to get the most out of your trip.

So, ok, I know what you are thinking. “A travel tour? Isn’t that what old people do?” The answer is no. The truth is travel tours have come a long way since the days of giant air-conditioned buses and old ladies. Today there are tours designed specifically for the independent, adventure traveler. That’s right—active, interesting and adventurous tours that allow travelers to explore and experience a foreign place. You’ll be seeing, tasting, and experiencing all the best India has to offer all while NOT sitting in a bus. The groups are also kept small, usually capping out at 16 people, so you won’t be traveling around with some awkwardly huge group of gawking tourists. Instead, you’ll be thoughtfully toured around India by knowledgeable guides who know the best way to navigate the chaotic streets and countryside of India. These tours also don’t just scratch the surface of the places you visit. In fact, by using a combination of local and experienced guides, you’ll often see and experience MORE than you would on your own. Want to have a guide who can translate an important sign or help you find the best restaurant in town? Signing up for one of these adventure tours will provide that. Because these tours have already been developed to showcase the best of the best, you’ll save yourself from countless hours of potentially pointless research trying to find out where to go and what to eat. Oh, and don’t worry, you definitely won’t be experiencing India while sitting next to blue-haired Edna on a bus the entire time. These tours have you up and about, courageously exploring India on foot, by rickshaw, on trains and from in between the humps of a camel. So, buckle up, book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

Classic Rajasthan

A fascinating tour covering the highlights of Classical Rajasthan and giving you an insight into the real India, the rituals and life of its people. Rajasthan overflows with royalty and grandeur, a place where Maharajas palaces, forts and havelis abound, a place rich in culture. A colorful past and fast growing present will blend well into the future that is India— ever growing and ever moving.

The tour starts in the bustling capital of Delhi and heads to Mandawa, famous for its havelis, and the ideal gateway to Rajasthan. We travel through the Shekhawati belt and down to Jaisalmer in the heart of the desert land, with its imposing hill top fortress and fascinating bazaars. From here we drive into the dunes, and embark on an overnight camel safari with a night under the stars in a desert camp.
Our journey continues to Jodhpur, the Blue City, and then to Udaipur, the beautiful lake city known as the ‘Venice of Asia’. The Pink City of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is full of impressive architecture and colour, and of course no tour of India would be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal.

Uncover India

This 15 day tour will take you through all of the best Indian highlights. From Delhi, the Indian government capital, snake your way through the country discovering lakes, palaces, forts and incredible cuisine, eventually finding yourself in Goa, the Indian party capital. Mouth watering curries, mysterious temples, harems and holy men are all part and parcel of this trip.

Essential India

India is a huge country with vast expanses between the most known sites. To really experience the most you can in a short amount of time, this tour is your answer. In 15 days, you will see all the best that northern India has to offer. This in depth exploration of Northern India takes you from the extravagant Taj Mahal to the Ghats of Varanasi, a very humbling experience. See one of the few remaining tiger habitats and explore the ancient temples of Khajuraho in this unforgettable adventure.

Darjeeling and the Eastern Horizons

If you are looking for a more spiritual trip to Inida, take the road less traveled through the north-eastern states of India and up into Nepal. Discover remote tribal regions, magnificent temples, the crush and life of city streets, and awe-inspiring Himalayan vistas. From the spicy tastes of local dishes and the salty tang of yak butter tea, to the thrill of bush camping and the snap and whistle of prayer flags, seduce your senses on this tremendous overland adventure.

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