It is of no surprise that India makes up for one of the most diverse and multiethnic countries in the world where the cultures, customs, festivals and languages greatly differ by state, region and religion. Religion plays a very important role in people’s everyday lives with over a hundred revered Gods and Goddesses in beautiful places of worship. Religious festivals are intertwined into the daily significance of its people - from the more popular festivals such as Diwali and Eid to the more regional festivities such as Onam, Baisakhi and Hornbill, there is always something unique going on. The mantra of living to eat is followed keenly by all Indians alike - the wide variety of local delicacies, sweets and savories are a source of comfort and a lifestyle, whether it is at local roadside joints, quaint cafes, or luxury hotels. Biryani is a simple yet popular dish consisting of long-grained rice flavored with exotic Indian spices and mixed in with vegetables or meat. Another simple yet delicious food item is Uttapam, a thick pancake made from rice flour and topped with vegetables, originating from the South. As for dessert, there are a wealth of mouthwatering options in every region of the country ranging from Jalebis, Rasgullas, Kheer, and Malaiyo.
Over 200 languages spoken
India is the only country in the world that has a Bill of Rights for Cows, which forbids killing of the ‘holy’ animals.
ndia is a strikingly unique place famed for its hospitality and visiting it during one of its many celebrated festivals is an experience of a lifetime.
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi. With a local and experienced guide, explore historical sites such as Humayun’s tomb, the Lotus Temple, and others
Day 2: Continue discovering hidden gems in the Mughal capital of India
Day 3: Fly to Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities in the world and also the ancient Hindu capital. Explore historical sites and the famous ghats along the Ganes river banks.
Day 4: Following an early morning cruise on the holy river, make your way to the Pink city, Jaipur
Day 5: Unravel the city of forts and palaces and clamber onto the back of an elephant as you wind your way upto Amer Fort!
Day 6: Fly to Udaipur, the city of lakes and palaces!
Day 7: Explore the temples and majestic architecture of the city through the eyes of a local
Day 8: Fly to Jaipur and drive to Agra
Day 9: End your magical India trip by experiencing sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Jodhpur and the famed Ranthambore Tiger Reserve can also be added to this itinerary.