On this 16-night small group tour, visit ancient forts, majestic palaces, temples and monuments, as well as bustling markets and bazaars, to become fully immersed in Indian culture and history. Mingle with the local people and witness their rituals and customs first-hand as you explore the backstreets and hidden corners of India by bicycle, tuk tuk, boat and by foot for an authentic slice of Indian life.
Explore the many sides of New and Old Delhi, marvel at the remnants of colonial grandeur in the former capital of Kolkata, and discover the secrets of Hinduism in the spiritual city of Varanasi on the banks of the River Ganga. You will also behold some of India’s most iconic sites, from the Amber Fort in the Pink City of Jaipur to the incredible complex of temples in the ancient city of Khajuraho and, in Agra, the world’s most famous monument to love, the Taj Mahal*.
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Vaccinations may be required before your departure - please consult with your GP or Tropical Medical Bureau.
*In order to preserve the beauty and integrity of the iconic monument, the Taj Mahal, restoration work is ongoing at this site. Some phases of the restoration require scaffolding to encircle parts of the monument, thus a clear view of the entire monument may not be possible.