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Invitation to India (7 days)
Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi
Ideal for visitors with limited time, this tour covers all of New Delhi's ancient monuments set amongst the colonial grandeur of Lutyens. Visit Old Delhi's teeming bazaars and Red Fort, before driving to the fabled "pink" city of Jaipur, with its fabulous palaces. Take an elephant ride up to Amber Fort and explore its treasues. Visit the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary enroute to Fatepur Sikri, the best preserved Mughal city and now a World Heritage site. Your visit to Agra with the Taj Mahal, the immortal poem of love for a Mughal Empress, wraps up your tryst with history.

Golden Temple & The Himalayas (14 days)
Delhi - Amritsar - Dharamsala - (Kangra) - Pragpur - Nalagarh - Shimla - Delhi
Explore Old and New Delhi's ancient monuments before sampling the robust and rich lifestyle of the Punjab. Visit the beautiful Golden Temple of Amritsar and then travel to Shimla, the former summer capital of the British Raj, enjoying enroute, the medieval heritage village of Pragpur, and the natural beauty of the Kangra Valley. This tour will also take you to Dharamsala, home to the Dalai Lama, after his exile from Tibet.

Classic Rajasthan (13 days)
Delhi - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Osian - (Jodhpur) - Rohetgarh - (Ranakpur) - Devigarh - (Udaipur) - Delhi
A full day's sightseeing of Old and New Delhi starts you on this classic. Tribal chiefs, village belles, golden sands, desert safaris through the rugged Thar desert… rustic romance rides with you on this wonderful tour, visiting the cultural heart of Rajasthan — Bikaner, the fortress towns of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, and the villages of Rohetgarh and Devigarh all bring forth the essence of Rajasthan.

Gems of India (19 days)
Delhi - Lucknow - Varanasi - Bandavgarh - Khajuraho - Agra - Fathepur Sikri - Jaipur - Deogarh - Udaipur - Mumbai
Explore Old and New Delhi with its Moghal monuments and Lutyens buildings and then travel to Lucknow, seat of the fabled Avadh Nawabs. Drive through countryside to the holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges. A train ride away is the Bandhavgarh National Park, home to tigers, leopards and varied wildlife. A long road drive takes one to Khajuraho, with its Chandela temples and world famous erotic sculptures. Drive on to Orchha, with the palaces of the Bundela kings, before spending time at Agra at the Taj Mahal. A short drive away is Fatehpur Sikri a World Heritage site and Moghal deserted city. A further drive takes you to discover the pink city of Jaipur, with its interesting sights, before visiting Deogarh the fort and the colourful village. The romantic city of Udaipur is the last "gem" on this odyssey before flying to bustling modern Mumbai to take your flight home.

Heart of India (14 days)
Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - (Orchha) - Agra - (Bharatpur) - Jaipur - Rohetgarh - (Jodhpur) - (Ranakpur) - Udaipur - Delhi
Designed for the first time visitor, this tour covers all the well known sights of Northern India. After historic Delhi, we visit the holy city of Varanasi, enjoy the celebrated temples of Khajuraho, and then the Taj Mahal in Agra. We move on to the magnificent forts of Jodhpur and Jaipur, and finally to romantic Udaipur with its tranquil lakes.

A Jungle Journey (14 days)
Delhi - Ranthanbore - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Khajuraho - Bandavgarh - Kanha - Pench - Nagpur - Mumbai
Visiting all the well known parks of Central India, this tour is designed for wildlife enthusiasts. We travel to Ranthanbore National Park, a project of Tiger Reserve, before driving to Sawai Madhopur and the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, one of the finest in the world. A brief stay in Agra to take in the beauty of the Taj Mahal, comes before a visit to the temple groups of Khajuraho with their renowned erotic sculptures. A long drive takes us to Bhandavgarh, the best park for tiger spotting and three nights in a tented camp. Kanha National Park, with its different animal species, superb flora and fauna, and a visit to Pench National Park winds up two weeks of viewing India's superb and diverse wildlife.

Kerala — God's Own Country (8 days)
Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Marari - Cochin
This is Kerala all wrapped up in eight leisurely days. A sunset cruise and the fabled Chinese fishing nets, the sights of Cochin and Kathakali dancers, are a prelude to tea and spice plantations enroute to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with herds of Wild elephants and other animals on the banks. Kumarakom Lake resort will pamper you for two whole days with its world famous Ayurvedic spa treatments. Round off the visit with an overnight stay at the secluded Marari Beach resort.

Kerala — With a Difference (15 days)
Cochin - Aleppey - Kanam - Munnar - Athirapally - Sultan's Battery - Kadavu - Cochin
Arrive at Cochin and transfer to Allepey world center for eco-friendly coir products... then cruise the backwaters of Vembanad Lake on a rice boat before relaxing in the tranquil surroundings of the nearby spice and coffee plantations... explore tribal villages, and the flora and fauna of the Muthanga sanctuary….visit the Elephant stables at Guruvayoor before driving back to Cochin and its interesting sights — the 400 year old Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, and picturesque Chinese fishing nets…

Sights & Sounds of Southern India (15 days)
Chennai - Hassan - Mysore - Coorg - Calicut - Cochin - Kumarakom
Journey the breadth of South India. Start with an excursion to Mahabalipuram with its rock carvings and shore temple. Ride a train to Bangalore, and move on to Hassan, staging point to visit the Gomateshvara and the carved Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebid. The princely palaces and temples of Mysore and the famous Nandi bull come next before relaxing at the Orange resort in Coorg, home to India's coffee plantations. The myriad sights of Cochin and its world famous Kathakali dance troupes, a riceboat cruise on the the backwaters and Ayurvedic spa treatments help rejuvenate you after this two week tour.

Forts, Palaces and Temples of South India (15 days)
Chennai - Mysore - Conoor - Cochin - Kumarakom - Periyar - Madurai - Tanjore - Pondicherry - Chennai
Starting with East India Company's Fort St George and the first English Church in India and moving on to Mysore with its Palaces, Temples and legendary Nandi Bull, brings us into the hills, covered with tea plantations, for a refreshing sojourn at the elegant Taj Garden Retreat in Conoor. Another leisurely and scenic drive takes us to Cochin with its centuries old Jewish Synagogue, Portugese Church and Dutch Palace. A backwaters cruise and Ayurvedic massage rejuvenate you for trip to the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary noted for its wild elephant herds. We then drive to the famed temples of Madurai and Tanjore before making a brief stop at the former French colony of Pondicherry. We wind up by returning to Chennai and a visit to the temples at Mahabalipuram.


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