India

Cultural diversity, mysticism & unrivalled beauty & adventure!

India provides a contrast of some of the most ancient and amazing cultures, fascinating languages, exotic styles of dress and almost every type of scenery. From spectacular landscapes, wildlife great architecture, warmth and traditional hospitality, to sun, sand and surf. India has it all. India is a land of variety and it would take you more than a lifetime to explore and discover the country. Every holiday provides a stimulating cultural experience.

Below we have provided for you a brief indication of some of the attractions in many of the main centres of tourism in India. There are, of course, many additional sights scattered throughout the country which are worth of a visit, unfortunately far too many to list on this website.

Agra - Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays), Agra Fort, Jehangir's Palace, Dayal Bagh Temple, Kinari Bazaar,Nearby places to visit are : Fatehpur Sikri, Salim Chriti's tomb, Itmad-ud-Daulla, Sikandra, Mathura, Vrindavan. Aurangabad (near Mumbai) - Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Bidi ka Magbara, Panchakki, Daulatabad, Grishneshwar, Khuldabad, Paithan. Bangalore - Bull temple, Tipu Sutan Palace, Botanical Gardens, Whitefield Ashram, Nrityagram, Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, Nandi Hills, Ulsoor Lake, Coorg / Mercara-Irruppa Falls, Madikeri Fort, Vidhana Soudha, High Court, Banerghatta National Park (21kms). Dharamsala - The home of Dalai Lama, Buddhist Monasteries, Nupur - famous for Pashmina Shawls,Jawalamukhi Eternal flames emerge from Rocks, Thanaedar. Delhi - Red Fort, Humayaun's Tomb, Bahai temple, Qutab Minar, Indai Gate, Rajghat, Shanti Van, Shankar's International Doll Museum, Natinal Gallery of Modern Art, Jama Masjid, Laxminarayan Temple, Parliament House, Rashtrpati Bhavan. Goa - Beaches, Churches, Fort Aguada, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Kesarval Spring, Mayem Lake, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Museums and art Galleries, River Cruises, Shri Mangesh Temple, Anjuna Flea Market, Se-Cathedral. Jaipur - Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum, Sisodia Rani Gardens, Jantar Mantar, Gaitor,Tiger Fort, Samode, ohari Bazaar, (sarees, gems, jewellery) / Tripolia Bazaar (brassware, carvings), City Palace. Kanha - Famous Tiger Reserve. This area, “Kipling Country” is where all the Jungle Books of Rudyard Kipling were conceived. Mumbai - Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Marine Drive, Jehangri Art Gallery, Juhu Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhavan, Haji Ali Tomb, Victoria Terminus, Crawford Market. Around Mumbai: Elephanta Isalnd, Kanheri Caves, Essel World, Ganeshpuri.

India information
Language:
Hindi & English is widely spoken
Capital:
New Delhi
Currency:

Rupee (INR) 100Paise

Visas:
Visas are required
Health req:
Yellow fever & Malaria medication recommended
Time:

3.5 hours ahead of SA (GMT +5.30 hours)

Electricity:
220 volts AC, 50 cycles. Socket sizes vary
Photography: Certain protected sites need special permission or a prescribed fee which varies. Video camaras a higher fee is charged.
Weather:

Nov - March; coolest
April - June; hot
June - Sept; monsoon rains

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Tours of India and Extensions
Listed below are brief out lines of tours we have in India, please contact us for more detailed information.
The best way to see this country is on a escorted tour.

THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE - 6 DAYS / 5 NIIGHTS
S
ightseeing in Delhi & Jaipur; Visits to Taj Mahal,
Fatehpur Sikri; Elephant ride at Amber Fort

2 Nights Delhi - 2 Nights Jaipur - 1 Night Agra
Extremely popular with the first time visitor, this introductory tour features the famous marks of history lying at the the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Combination of all the three cities presents the potpourri of India. Optional extentions may be combined with this tour.

OPTIONAL EXTENTIONS
We can tailor-make a tour extension from
The Golden Triangle tour

Goa Extension
Fly from Jaipur via Mumbai to Goa, 6 night stay in the treasure trove of India. Fly to Mumbai for your onward flight home.
Other tours available:
Houseboat tours in Keryla
Superstar Libra cruises from Mumbai

PALACE ON WHEELS - 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
One of the top ten Luxury Trains in the world; Visiting Rajasthan; Experiencing the royal lifestyle; Sightseeing Tours

Pre Nt Delhi - 7 Nts on train visiting Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawa Madhopur, Ranthambhore, Chittaurgarth, Udaipur, Agra,Bharatpur - Post Nt Delhi. This week long train journey takes you through Rajasthan, visiting many cultural & historical highlights. 14 Sleeping coaches and 4 en-suite bedrooms on board it also has 2 restaurants, a bar and Library.

DECCAN ODYSSEY - 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
One of the newest Luxury trains of the world; Spa on Board;
All modern facilities; Sightseeing

Pre nt Mumbai - 7 Nts Train visiting Jaigarh, Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Tarkarli Beach, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta & Ellora Caves & Nasik - Post Nt Mumbai. During the 7 day trip you will visit cultural heritage & beaches of Maharashtra, Ganapatipule Temple and much more. It has 21 coaches, 11 have 4 coupes with mini pantry, TV, 2 restaurants, library and spa.

MUMBAI SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Mumbai stop over - 3 Nights Mumbai

Mumbai's rise from the dowry of a Portuguese queen to the country's foremost sea port, commercial centre and producer of films has been nothing short of meteoric and shopping mecca.

HOTELS

Here are just some of the hotels we use in more popular destinations:

  Delux 1st Class Budget
Mumbai Hilton Marine Plaza Fariyas
Delhi Taj Palace Crown Plaza

City Park

Bangalore Oberoi Taj Residency Comfort Inn
Goa Taj Exotica Cidadel Holiday Inn

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