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India's Great Outdoors

India's landscapes are as fantastically varied as its cultural traditions. From the snow-dusted peaks of the Himalaya to the sun-splashed beaches of the tropical south, the country has a bounty of outdoor attractions. You can scout for big jungle cats on scenic wildlife safaris, paddle in the shimmering waters of coastal retreats, take blood-pumping treks high in the mountains, or simply inhale pine-scented air on a meditative forest walk. Among all these natural treasures is a wealth of architectural gems, from serene temples rising out of pancake-flat plains to crumbling forts peering over plunging ravines.

So Delicious

Indian cuisine is a scrumptious smorgasbord of regionally distinct recipes, each with their own traditional preparation techniques and presentation styles – from the competing flavours of masterfully marinated meats and thalis (plate meals) to the simple splendour of vegetarian curries and deep-sea delights. Spices lie at the heart of Indian cooking, with the crackle of cumin seeds in hot oil a familiar sound in most kitchens. The country is also renowned for its tempting array of street food, with vendors selling everything from spicy samosas and kebabs to cooling kulfi (ice cream) and lassi (yoghurt drink).

Expectedly Unexpected

A go-with-the-flow attitude will help keep your sanity intact when traversing the chaotic canvas that is India. With its ability to inspire, exasperate, thrill and confound all at once, be prepared for unexpected surprises. This can be challenging, particularly for first-time visitors: despite India's wonders, the poverty is confronting, the bureaucracy can be frustrating and the crush of humanity may turn the simplest task into a frazzling epic. Even veteran travellers find their nerves frayed at some point. But love it or loathe it – and most visitors see-saw between the two – to embrace India's unpredictability is to embrace its soul.

Soul Warming

Spirituality is the ubiquitous thread in India's richly diverse tapestry, weaving all the way from the snowy mountains of the far north to the tropical shores of the deep south. Hinduism and Islam have the most followers, while Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism are also widely practised. The array of sacred sites and rituals pay testament to the country's long and colourful religious history. And then there are its festivals! India has an abundance of devotional celebrations – from formidable city parades heralding auspicious religious events, to simple village harvest fairs that pay homage to a locally worshipped deity.


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Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in One Day from New Delhi

Take a private tour of several antique structures of Agra, a city on the banks of the Yamuna River. Private pickup will take you from Delhi approximately four hours to Agra. Stop first at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Agra Fort, a treasure house of Mughal architecture.This 94-acre (34-hectare) brick fort dates back to 1080 AD and has seen many battles and undergone major renovations. Witness the interesting fusion of Hindu and Islamic influences on its construction and decor as you walk inside the fort with your guide and learn about the different functions of the buildings including the Moti Masjid (Pearl Fort), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) and more.Head to the Taj-Mahal, India’s most iconic building and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Along the way, stop at a popular restaurant for traditional Indian eats.Spanning an area of about 1,000 acres (400 hectares), this majestic architectural wonder offers incredible sights. On your guided tour, admire the structure’s magnificent construction, the intricate exterior and interior decor, the beautiful garden and the outlying red-sandstone buildings. Its most predominant structure, the white-domed marble mausoleum, was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and combines Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles.Finally, visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, situated on the opposite bank of the Yamuna from the Taj Mahal and commonly known as the Baby Taj. Built between 1622 and 1628 by Empress Nur Jahan for her father, the mausoleum is often described as a jewel box. Admire the trellis work and precious stone inlay as you listen to your guide’s commentary and learn about the strong Persian influence on the tomb’s design—the first in India entirely made out of marble.At the end of private tour, sit back and relax on the drive back to Delhi.

$80 Day Trips & Excursions

Delhi to Agra Private Day Tour with Sunrise at the Taj Mahal

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiGet picked up from either the airport or your New Delhi hotel at 2:30am in order to reach the Taj Mahal at dawn. Travel in a private vehicle to Agra, around a 3-hour drive away via the Yamuna Express Highway.Once you arrive in Agra, meet your local tour guide and begin a sunrise tour of the world-famous Taj Mahal, and you'll be just in time for sunrise. See just how stunning the majestic palace looks under the beautiful rising sun before you head out with your guide on a tour of the grounds.Please note: the Taj Mahal is closed every FridayAfter your Taj Mahal tour, enjoy an included buffet breakfast in a 5 star hotel before moving on to yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 CE, this large fort is made of red sandstone, and its elegant buildings reflect the synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. Its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers echo the story of the Mughal Empire. Next, enjoy some shopping in Agra, which is known for its unique handicrafts made of marble with soft-stone inlay work. The city’s other major handicraft products besides inlay work are leather, brass, carpets, jewelry, and embroidery work (own expense). At around 1pm, enjoy a lunch break at one of the best local restaurants in the city (own expense).After a memorable day, you will be driven back to Delhi, arriving by 5pm, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport.

$242 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Private Golden Triangle: Agra and Jaipur from New Delhi

ItineraryDay 1: New Delhi - Agra (You will be picked up from your Hotel, Airport or any desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram)Stop At: Qutub Minar, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lotus Temple, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt's also known as Bahai temple.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: India Gate, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt is a war memorial.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Parliament House, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt's a Government Building, you may click photos of this building.Pass By: Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt's President House in Delhi.-There will be time for lunch at a local restaurant and then you’ll set off for the three-hour drive to your five-star Agra hotel.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel Jaypee Palace or Courtyard By Marriott or Similar 5 Star Hotel.Day 2: Agra (Taj Mahal) - Jaipur Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshWatch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal, Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately two hours, as your guide shares its history as a tomb built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 to enshrine his wife. Return back to your hotel to enjoy breakfast, check out from hotel and visit Agra Fort.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshVisit Agra Fort as your guide reveals the marvels of its palaces, balconies, and gardens. From Agra Fort, make the five-hour journey to your five-star Jaipur hotel, Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in at hotel.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel Holiday Inn or Similar 5 Star Hotel.Day 3: Jaipur city tourStop At: Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanAfter breakfast, travel to Amber Fort, the capital of Rajasthan until 1728, and follow your guide on a two-hour tour of its palaces, squares, and monuments. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanHead down the hill to Jal Mahal, a palace floating on Man Sagar Lake, for a photo opportunity. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanSpend one hour to explore Maharaja’s City Palace.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanJantar Mantar, an observatory built by Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanVisit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) before returning to your hotel.Duration: 15 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel Holiday Inn or Similar 5 Star Hotel.Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi (5 hours drive)Pass By: Holiday Inn Jaipur City CentreAfter breakfast, make the approximately five-hour journey back to Delhi or be dropped-off at Jaipur airport.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$120 Cultural & Theme Tours

Delhi Agra, Taj Mahal Private Tour by Express Train with Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiOur driver will pick you up from your Delhi / NCR hotel or airport or any preferred location in Delhi / NCR at 7:00 AM and drop you at Delhi Nizamuddin train station to board your train that departs at 8:10 AM, the driver will assist you in finding your right coach and seat. This train will take 1 hr 40 min to reach Agra from Delhi & vice versa.Train Name:- Gatimaan Express Fastest Train number 12050Departure Ex Delhi: 8:10 AM Arrival In Agra: 9:50 AM Train Name:- Gatimaan Express Fastest train number 12049Departure Ex Agra: 5:50 PM Arrival in Agra : 7:30 PMDuration: 1 hour 50 minutesStop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshAt 9:50 AM Our driver and our local tour expert will meet and assist you at Agra Cantt with the placard of your name. Get picked and transferred to Taj Mahal - White marble tomb, one of the seven wonders of the world, built in 17th century by mughal emperor Shahjahan in the loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal.On completing the tour of Taj Mahal you will be taken to our preferred restaurant for Indian buffet lunch.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshPost lunch you will visit Agra Fort for 50 -70 minutes, which is another UNESCO heritage site in Agra built in 16th century and housing many palaces like Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan e Aam, Pearl Mosque and many others with the view of Taj Mahal.Duration: 1 hour 10 minutesStop At: Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshAfter Agra Fort you will be taken to The tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, also known as baby taj, is the first white marble tomb in Agra built in geometrical pattern by empress Noor jahan. After spending 30 - 40 minutes get transferred to Agra Cantt Railway Station. You will reach here at 5:30 PM to board your train that departs at 5:50 PM.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Agra Railway StationArrive Agra Cantt Railway station at 5:30 PM. Your train to Delhi (Gatiman Express) starts at 5:50 PM and arrives in Delhi on Niamuddin Railway Station at 7:30 PM. This train ride is of 1 hr 40 min. Duration: 1 hour 50 minutesStop At: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiGet on the train in Agra at 5:50 PM and arrive at Niamuddin Railway station at 7:30 PM. Our same Delhi driver will pick you again from the platform right outside your train coach and drive back to your Delhi hotel or airport or any preferred location in Delhi / NCR.Duration: 30 minutes

$12.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dharavi Slum Small-Group Walking Tour in Mumbai

Meet your guide at Churchgate railway station and travel together by train, an approximate 30-minute ride at your own expense. Or, make your own way, meeting your guide and small group at Mahim Junction railway station in Mumbai. Alternatively, upgrade to include round-trip transport by air-conditioned vehicle from Colaba; logistical details are outlined in the Itinerary below. All three options can be done in either the morning or afternoon.On arrival in Dharavi, set out on your 2.5-hour walking tour that dissects one of India’s largest slums. Follow your guide down a maze of narrow lanes that comprise a mix of households and small-scale businesses run by Dharavi’s residents.Learn about the working conditions among numerous cottage industries — including textiles, recycling, pottery and leather tanning — in an informal economy that turns over millions of dollars annually. Passing through these small spaces, you'll learn about the sense of community that exists among the residents, whose diversity is reflected in the temples, mosques, and churches that stand side by side.Tour the recycling area, where old computer parts and plastics arrive from all over the world, and step foot inside a bakery where tea biscuits are made fresh daily. Watch artisans create pots from sun-dried clay, and see the women of Dharavi make popaddoms: the essential appetizer of any Indian meal. Visit a replica resident's house, observe the expansive view from a Dharavi factory rooftop, and see photos on exhibit — taken by children in a local art program. At an NGO-sponsored community center, you’ll see a vibrant gathering of people learning library, English, and computer skills, or engaging in activities such as dancing and yoga. Finish with a soft drink at the reception center in Dharavi, and then make your own way back from Mahim Junction or return by train with your guide. Please note: Your tour guide is sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding slums and understands that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. Guides strongly believe that the purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Indian life inside Dharavi. Furthermore, the majority of the proceeds from your local tour operator goes back into the local community to support a variety of projects on education, health, and livelihood.

$28 Private & Custom Tours

Highlights of Mumbai: Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

Our Tour Specialist will meet you at your hotel lobby in Mumbai. Your tour will begin by visiting Gateway of India, Mumbai's most famous monument, this is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. Just around the corner is the iconic The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the hotel's original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903. We visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station (UNESCO world heritage site). Then head to Crawford Market which is more than a century old, here you will get to see and buy many Indian spices. We will also be seeing open air laundry “Dhobi Ghat”, and then move on to see Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Mumbai “Mani Bhavan”. On our way you will see the Haji Ali Dargah, it is a mosque located on an islet off the coast of Mumbai.We will be visiting Babulnath temple, Banganga tank and also Kamala nehru park at Malabar Hill which is the best point in the city to view the sky line of Mumbai. We will also be taking a drive around Marine Drive also known as “Queens Necklace”. At the end we will be providing a drop service to your hotel in Mumbai.