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Welcome to India

Deeply spiritual, highly majestic, and overwhelmingly frenetic, India is a country that has no comparison. Home to a whopping 32 World Heritage sites, India weaves Himalayan hikes, stunning architecture, colonial heritage, religious harmony, and culinary diversity into one fascinating destination. Unsurprisingly, the iconic Taj Mahal tops nearly all India itineraries, as do the ancient forts and palaces of Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi—the cities that comprise the Golden Triangle. Stray from the beaten path, and you'll see that India offers a wealth of wonders: Varanasi, split by the revered Ganges River, is considered one of the most fascinating places on earth; the white-sand beaches of Goa continue to allure free-spirited travelers; in Kerala, glistening backwaters and emerald tea plantations abound; and in Rajasthan, fairy-tale palaces are juxtaposed with rare wildlife. Multiday tours are a safe and hassle-free way to travel around India, with almost all covering the highlights of the Golden Triangle. Meanwhile, full-day sightseeing tours of Mumbai mean you can experience the madness and magic of the city even if you're short on time. Time your visit to India with one of the country's numerous Hindu celebrations for an unforgettable cultural experience—top picks include Holi festival, known as the Festival of Colors; and Diwali, when the country erupts into fireworks and candlelight.

Top 10 attractions in India

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and certainly one of India’s most famous landmarks, the Taj Mahal is a living testament to the grandiose and the romantic. Lovingly built from white marble by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, the structure is decorated with carvings of flowers and inlays of precious stone arranged into intricate patterns that can be admired both from its impressive exterior and interior. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for every traveler to northern India.More
Attari-Wagah Border

Attari-Wagah Border

The Attari-Wagah border is a crossing between India and Pakistan that is known for its Beating Retreat ceremony, which is held each evening as the border closes. Visit at the end of the day to see the guards from both sides march in elaborate military costumes and face-off across the border in front of packed crowds.More
Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls

At 1,017 feet (310 meters), Dudhsagar Falls is among the tallest waterfalls in India. At the base of the four-tiered falls is a huge swimming area—that’s as as far as most travelers go. A railway bridge crosses right under the falls, and if you happen to visit when a train is passing by you're sure to get some great photos.More


Situated in the heart of the old city, the Charminar is the most famous building in Hyderabad and a symbol of the city around the world. This monument was built at the close of the 16th century to celebrate the end of a plague—possibly cholera—that had devastated the region. A small mosque sits on the top floor of the building.More
Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Humayun's Tomb is the final resting place of Humayun, whose father Babur founded the Mughal Empire. It's considered one of the earliest examples of true Mughal architecture; ironically, the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah II, was captured here during the 1857 Indian Rebellion.More
Gateway of India

Gateway of India

One of Mumbai's most recognizable attractions, the triple-arched Gateway of India was built during the early 20th century in honor of the 1911 visit of King George V. Built of basalt and concrete, this monument was designed in the Indo-Saracenic style, which blends traditional Indian, Victorian, and Mughal architectural elements.More
India Gate

India Gate

India Gate is a 138-foot (42-meter) war memorial in the heart of New Delhi, reminiscent of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. Built in 1931 and designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, designer of most of New Delhi, it’s a must-visit photo stop on a Delhi tour.More
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

According to local Sikh belief, a boy prophet by the name of Sri Guru Hari Krishan Sahib moved among poor Hindu and Muslim communities during a time of small pox and cholera in New Delhi in the seventeenth century, distributing sanctified water to the sick which was believed to cause miraculous healing. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib his dedicated to his memory.The most important place of worship for Sikhs in New Delhi, this golden-domed gurudwara still distributes sanctified water to devotees who come from around the world seeking its healing properties. Unlike many Hindu temples, non-Sikhs are welcome into the gurudwara, where it’s possible to listen while hymns are sung from the Granth Sahib (the Sikh scriptures) or take prasad, the Sikh equivalent to Communion.More
Ramoji Film City

Ramoji Film City

Launched in 1996, the 1,666-acre (674-hectare) Ramoji Film City is the world's largest film complex. Tour studio lots, sets, and gardens to see where Bollywood and film celebs have shot scenes. Try activities at the skating rink, children’s play area, bird park, and family-friendly amusement park, Fundustan.More
Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

One of the biggest national parks in North India, Ranthambore National Park is particularly popular with travelers hoping to spot an elusive tiger in the wild. Although tigers are the main draw here, the reserve is home to other critters—including sambar deer, wild boars, sloth bears, striped hyenas, and hundreds of bird species—and a 10th-century fort.More

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Shirdi Tour - 5n6d

Mumbai Street Food Tour

Mumbai Street Food Tour

Private Full Day Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri Tour from Delhi by Car

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Excellent tour -- highly recommend!
John_R, Dec 2021
Agra Taj Mahal Tour In Sunrise and Sunset View
Manoj was an excellent tour guide who spoke great English and was knowledgeable and friendly.
My daughters and I did...
Kathy_T, Nov 2021
Block Printing Workshop In the Heart of City Center
It was fun to see how our different personalities were expressed in our art.
#1 Activity in Jaipur!!
Lyndsey_F, Aug 2021
Block Printing Workshop In the Heart of City Center
One of the most fun activities we have done in India!
Excellent tour of North India, especially if you want to see a lot in just a few days
Dinshaw_B, Dec 2021
Private 5-Night Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, and Agra Tour with Taj Mahal
At every stop we appreciated the fact that our tour guides knew the fastest ways of getting us past the crowds and in and out of the attractions.
Amazing tour when you have limited time
David_P, Dec 2021
Private Mumbai At Night 4-Hour Tour
We visited a number of famous sites, and were able to take in a few special requests for specifics I wanted to see and cover.
Authentic Mumbai Experience
Kelly_R, Nov 2021
Best of Mumbai Private City Tour with Lunch and Transport.
Our tour guide was a young gentleman named Tiger, very knowledgable and pleasant; he spoke very good English and was obviously incredibly proud of his home city.
cbuchcar, Feb 2020
Private Transfer From Jaipur to Agra including Fatehpur Sikri
Good polite driver, clean car, spoke some English, it was one of the best transfers in india so far, recommend his services
Must see
Graham_H, Nov 2019
Skip The Line: Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Jaipur With Lunch & Entry (Optional)
Great to visit Taj Mahal the driver from Jaipur was fantastic.
Excellent guide
victormL7405TM, Nov 2019
Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad
The tour is really effective and you get to see very much of the city - and also a chance to experience the daily life of the citizens of the city
Zak_G, Jul 2019
Guided Kolkata Sightseeing Trip by Car, Walk & Sunset Cruise Excursion Trip
We were able to see major attractions, as well as sights of our family history (as Anglo-Indians).
Great Tour!
Theresa_D, Jul 2019
Private Old and New Delhi Tour with Guide
This is the BEST way to see the sites in India.
Great way to see the golden triangle
Marion_N, Jun 2019
Four-Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur From New Delhi
The tour was very well organized, was always on time but allowed us time to see what we wanted and all the tour guides were very knowledgeable, in short we had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone.
A really informative tour
Vladoi A, Feb 2019
3-Days Luxury Golden Triangle Tour from Delhi includes,Hotel,Guide and A-C Car
It was an intense 3 days, with a lot of traveling and a lot of attractions.
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Michele_P, Oct 2018
Ranthambhore Tiger Tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur 5 Star Hotel
My son and I wanted to travel to India to see the Taj Mahal, but we decided to add on additional days to see more of the country.
Great & safe experience!
Elena_A, Mar 2019
Private Taj Mahal at Sunrise and Agra Day Tour from Delhi
My friend & I are visiting India by ourselves and this is in my opinion the safest & best way to visit the Taj Mahal, especially for women travelers!
One of the top things to do in Delhi
Culture14367790713, Mar 2019
Old Delhi Street Food Tour
Great was to see the Old Delhi markets and taste real Indian street food.
I recommend this...
Diana M, Sep 2017
8-Day Private Tour: Delhi, Jaipur, Agra & Kamasutra Temples, Khajuraho
They speak excellent English and Spanish.
Great way to see the sights in...
Gemma_B, Mar 2018
Private Day Trip to Agra includes Taj Mahal and Agra Fort from Delhi
Great way to see the sights in India, driver collected us from the hotel then met our tour guide at the first stop.
Amazing and well organized from...
LavniaAza_M, Feb 2018
Private 6-Night Golden Triangle and Nepal Tour from Delhi
Great tour if you want to see the best sights in India and Nepal!
Highly recommend this tour if you...
Meghan M, Jan 2018
2-Day Golden Triangle Tour to The Taj Mahal, Agra and Jaipur from Delhi by Car
Highly recommend this tour if you only have a short stay in India, and want to see as much as possible.
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