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Explore India

The subcontinent is really a country made up of many ‘countries’, which is what makes India so fascinating and why so many people return year on year.

There is no other land which can boast such verdant, tropical jungle and glorious stretches of golden beaches; barren deserts and huge, arid plateaus; rolling foothills and one of the most mighty mountain ranges in the world; wildlife sanctuaries and innumerable ancient monuments. Above all, few nations are home to such an incredible wealth of history and culture.

Each region is unique, and each holds its own wonders, secrets and beauty.

In the North, you have the eternally enchanting and historic state of Rajasthan, whose palaces, forts and temples open your mind to India’s rich past. Marvel at the remote Himalayan landscapes of the far North, where Buddhist monasteries, swathed in prayer flags, are perched precariously on mountain tops.

Travel to the East to discover echoes of the British Raj in colonial Kolkata and experience India’s holiest Hindu city: Varanasi. Enjoy the easy pace of the cool hill country in Darjeeling on gentle treks around the mist-swirled tea plantations.

In the central region, discover the vibrant port of Mumbai, the ‘gateway to India’, where your senses will be overloaded at the spice bazaars, fragrant with jasmine and cardamom. Take stock on tropical beaches in exotic Goa and feast on the finest seafood curries.

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The scenic South offers exploration in India’s fertile lands. Kerala is a lush paradise backed by coconut plantations and wild, natural beaches, bright green paddy fields and peaceful backwaters teeming with birdlife. Whichever direction you head in India, you will be astonished by the rich variety that this magical country offers.

Bordered by the Thar desert and tempered by the cooling Arabian sea breezes, West India is less visited but intriguing part of India. Rich in natural resources, ancient caves, towering temples, arid salt marshes and the commercial beating heart – Mumbai. Venture beyond the bright lights, big city of Mumbai to Gujarat, birth place of Gandhi and the last natural habitat for the endangered Asiatic Lion.

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North India

19 Itineraries

Enchanting Rajasthan represents India at its most vibrant and colourful, explore the Golden Triangle teaming with historical splendour or head off the beaten track to the many hidden gems, miniature forts and desert camps of rural Rajasthan.

Itineraries in North India

A Jungle Journey

Ranthambore, Agra, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench

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Boutique Palaces & Forts of Regal Rajasthan

Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Mihir Garh, Jawai, Udaipur

Essential India – The Golden Triangle & Beyond

Delhi, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jaipur, Agra,

Family India – The Golden Triangle & Hill Stations Of The North

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Shimla,

Heart & Soul Of India – The Golden Triangle And Beyond

Delhi, Varanasi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra

Greaves India Jal Mahal Itineraries

Jewels Of India – The Golden Triangle & Beyond

Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi

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Jungle Book Journeys with Taj Safaris

Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Mumbai

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Kashmir, Heaven On Earth

Delhi, Srinagar, Gulmarg

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East India

8 Itineraries

The East of India is an area of improbable diversity, one of the last frontiers that has much to reward the intrepid traveller, reaching from the Himalayas heights down to the Bay of Bengal, via the wild mangroves and swamps of the Sundarbans.  The revered Ganges River snakes its way through the flat basin of Bihar, including the remarkable holy city of Bodhgaya, the sacred Buddhist place where the Buddha gained enlightenment.

At the very north-eastern tip, you will find the Seven Sister states home to the water-coloured, tea plantations of Assam, the ancient tribes of Nagaland and the magnolia clad mountain sides of Sikkim peppered with monasteries wrapped in fluttering prayer flags, overlooked by the great Himalayas.  Nearby Darjeeling is set high up in cool, misty tea plantations where gentle walks and journeys on the celebrated Toy Train are a must.  Drink in the tea scented countryside as the ‘toy train’, gently loops through the terraced tea plantations to the Victorian resort of Darjeeling.  Step back in time at the impossibly charming Glenburn Tea Estate, boasting bedroom views of the spellbinding Kanchenjunga.

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Itineraries in East India

Assam Bengal Navigation

4 / 14 Night Cruise

River boat cruise in Assam India

Darjeeling & Sikkim – The Eastern Himalaya

Kolkata, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Pelling, Glenburn,

Frontier Land, Assam and Beyond

Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Balipara, Kaziranga

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Heart & Soul Of India – The Golden Triangle And Beyond

Delhi, Varanasi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra

Greaves India Jal Mahal Itineraries

Northern Sights & Nepalese Heights

Delhi, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park, Pokhara

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Orissa Unveiled

Delhi, Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Kolkata

Tamil Nadu & The Andaman Islands – Temple Towns & Barefoot Beaches

Puducherry, Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Havelock Island, Kolkata

The Land of The Thunder Dragon

Paro, Punakha, Phodrang, Thimphu, Phuntsholing, Darjeeling

Central India

4 Itineraries

Landlocked central India is a less-visited region, challenging yet rewarding to explore. Much of remote and uninhabited Madhya Pradesh is covered in dense forest where tigers reside in the verdant National Parks, whose grasslands, savannahs and forests inspired Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’.  This is the very heart of India.

This region holds the largest wild population of the mighty Bengal Tiger and there are many wildlife parks to discover such as Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Satpura National Park, Panna and Pench National Park.  Here you can choose from a wealth of wilderness dwellings from the Taj luxury tented camps, to the boutique lodges such as Samode Safari, Jamtara and Sarai by Toria.

Central India is also home to the state of Chhattisgarh, a remote forested state known for its waterfalls and temples.  The capital Raipur is home to the pretty Kawardha Palace, offering an authentic chance to go off the beaten track and discover rural central India.

Itineraries in Central India

A Jungle Journey

Ranthambore, Agra, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench

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Jungle Book Journeys with Taj Safaris

Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Mumbai

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The Heart Of India

Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Orchha, Bhopal, Indore, Maheshwar, Mumbai

Wild & Ancient India. Off the beaten track in Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh

Tadoba, Pench, Satpura, Bhopal, Maheshwar