India is vast and the dilema for the first time visitor is what to see in a limited time. Initially many visitors feel their first trip to India might be their only one and seek to fit in as much as possible. Dont try to do everything in one trip as you will want to return. Most first-time visitors like to visit the 'Golden Triangle', comprising Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, along with a longer tour of the desert state of Rajasthan or the temples of Khajuraho and the holy sity of Varanasi. Vibrant, varied and like nowhere else on Earth, India is a land of passion, colour and adventure. From the foothills of the Himalayas to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, a new experience awaits every corner. Be inspired by the Taj Mahal and the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, board a boat on the sacred Ganges, or ride camels in the deserts of Rajasthan, the range of experiences is endless.
One of the most renowned and luxurious hotels is the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai..
We highly recommend you take an escorted or private tour when travelling to India. An escorted tour will make your journey around India a much more enjoyable experience as there is so much to see and an organised tour will visit all the main points of interest. A private tour will again be a much more enjoyable experience but will also offer you a more flexible trip, highlighting the places you want to visit which may not be on an escorted trip, the pace can be to suit you so if you want a more relaxing tour or high energetic, visiting as many places as possible, you can have a tailor made itinerary.
Often called the pink city, Jaipur has a very Regal history with its mountain forts, princeley palaces and jungle stronghold. Your highlights of Jaipur will be the walled Pink City with its teeming Tripolia bazaar, the eighteenth century observatory, Jantar Mantar and the Palace of the Winds known as Hawa Mahal.
Here you will find one of the worlds most famous pieces of architecture, the Taj Mahal, this will be no doubt your main reason for visiting Agra, however, there are plenty of other jewels to explore among which are Imtad-ud-Daulah's tomb and the Jahangiri Mahal harem which dominates the riverfront, both of which are exquisite examples of Mughal architecture.
Udaipur is one of the most beautiful cities in India and probably the most romantic. Known as the city of lakes, palaces and temples. Here you will the natural beauty extraordinary.
The second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodphur will be a delightful part of any Indian Tour. A rugged hilltop fort, the Brahmins 'Blue City' of cool indigo houses which are in stark contrast of the busy trade centre. A visit to Mandore is a must. Here Hinduism's 330 million gods are honoured at the Halls of Heroes.
The capital city of India is a vast and sprawling city and one that is made up of two different worlds. Old Delhi is made up of a labyrinth of narrow lanes with formidable mosques and crumbling havelis and home to Shah Jehan's Red Fort. In total contrast you have New Delhi which is composed of spacious tree lined avenues and imposing government buildings and home to the Lutyens designed Viceroys House.
Known as the city of light , Varansai is one of the worlds most ancient cities. Varansai is a centre for Hindu pilgrimage, here you will find thousands coming to bathe in the sacred waters of the Ganges. It is also a centre for the production of silk and brocade, you will find a uncomparable range within the shops and markets.