Some may think of India and be limited by images of the Taj Mahal and curries, but India is so much more: a land of 24 official languages, 30 UNESCO World Heritage sites, a focus on wellness; both body and mind, steeped in tradition, history and unique festivals, plus the rare opportunity to explore exotic wildlife such as tigers and the one horned rhino.
The best time of year to visit India is October through March, with 14 hour non stop flights from both NYC and Chicago as well as connecting flights through major US cities into Delhi and Mumbai. Visas are required for all foreign visitors and electronic visas are easily accessible.
India is very diverse. The North region with the New and Old Delhi you can plan to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President's Palace for changing of the guard, Guradwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent sikh houses of worship and Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi to see first hand this beautiful spiritual and cultural campus.
In Agra you will find the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Taj Mahal where we can plan for you sunrise and/or sunset visits to this beautiful palace. Accessible to these major cities, you can visit Ranthambore National Park, the home of one of the largest populations of tigers in India. Jaipur is known as the "Pink City" or if you wish you can visit Jodhpur known as the "Blue City" and here we can arrange for safaris and/or to meet and interact with local tribes. Located in Udaipur and not to be missed, the Taj Lake Palace hotel is considered by some to be one of the most romantic hotels in the world.
Central India you'll discover the best wildlife experiences in Bandhavgarh, Kanha, and Pench. Our Indian partners can customize a safari with well trained naturalists and a network of several luxury jungle lodges.
Finally, take a step back in time, with 3 and 7 nights aboard India's Maharaja Express or the Royal Rajasthan trains. These stays are all inclusive and will provide you with a unique, royal and luxurious journey.