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Welcome to India

Deeply spiritual, highly majestic, and overwhelmingly frenetic, India is a country that has no comparison. Home to a whopping 32 World Heritage sites, India weaves Himalayan hikes, stunning architecture, colonial heritage, religious harmony, and culinary diversity into one fascinating destination. Unsurprisingly, the iconic Taj Mahal tops nearly all India itineraries, as do the ancient forts and palaces of Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi—the cities that comprise the Golden Triangle. Stray from the beaten path, and you'll see that India offers a wealth of wonders: Varanasi, split by the revered Ganges River, is considered one of the most fascinating places on earth; the white-sand beaches of Goa continue to allure free-spirited travelers; in Kerala, glistening backwaters and emerald tea plantations abound; and in Rajasthan, fairy-tale palaces are juxtaposed with rare wildlife. Multiday tours are a safe and hassle-free way to travel around India, with almost all covering the highlights of the Golden Triangle. Meanwhile, full-day sightseeing tours of Mumbai mean you can experience the madness and magic of the city even if you're short on time. Time your visit to India with one of the country's numerous Hindu celebrations for an unforgettable cultural experience—top picks include Holi festival, known as the Festival of Colors; and Diwali, when the country erupts into fireworks and candlelight.

Top 10 attractions in India

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

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Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and certainly one of India’s most famous landmarks, the Taj Mahal is a living testament to the grandiose and the romantic. Lovingly built from white marble by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, the structure is decorated with carvings of flowers and inlays of precious stone arranged into intricate patterns that can be admired both from its impressive exterior and interior. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for every traveler to northern India.More
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Charminar

Charminar

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Situated in the heart of the old city, the Charminar is the most famous building in Hyderabad and a symbol of the city around the world. This monument was built at the close of the 16th century to celebrate the end of a plague—possibly cholera—that had devastated the region. A small mosque sits on the top floor of the building.More
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Gateway of India

Gateway of India

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One of Mumbai's most recognizable attractions, the triple-arched Gateway of India was built during the early 20th century in honor of the 1911 visit of King George V. Built of basalt and concrete, this monument was designed in the Indo-Saracenic style, which blends traditional Indian, Victorian, and Mughal architectural elements.More
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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

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The Elephanta Caves are among the most beautiful, historically significant attractions in Mumbai. Situated on an island off the coast, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features multiple rock-hewn cave temples and statues dating back to around the 7th century AD, including a celebrated statue of Shiva in his three-faced form.More
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Jal Mahal (Water Palace)

Jal Mahal (Water Palace)

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Situated smack in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, on the road that runs between Jaipur and Amber Fort (Amer Fort), the 18th-century Jal Mahal (Water Palace) is a gorgeous red sandstone palace that’s accessible only by boat. Though currently closed to visitors, the dreamlike structure is still an incredible sight to behold from shore.More
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Mehrangarh (Mehran Fort)

Mehrangarh (Mehran Fort)

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A huge, 15th-century fortress overlooking the “blue city” of Jodhpur 410 feet (125 meters) below, Mehrangarh (Mehran Fort) is owned by the Jodhpur royal family to this day. The citadel is enclosed by thick, imposing walls and contains a museum, courthouses, gardens, and several magnificent palaces with vast courtyards and elaborate architecture.More
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St. Francis Church

St. Francis Church

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St. Francis Church is the oldest church in India, built in 1516 by Portuguese settlers to replace an older wooden church constructed in 1503 on the same site. It was once the burial site of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who died in Kochi, and though his gravestone is still in place here, his remains have since been moved to Lisbon.More
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Devaraja Market

Devaraja Market

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Devaraja Market is a bustling open-air shopping area full of colorful stalls that are loaded to the brim with fruits, vegetables, and flowers, along with incense, coffee beans, and heaping piles of spices. Though it's a great place to shop, Devaraja Market is equally worth visiting just to take photos and people watch.More
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Palace of Wind (Hawa Mahal)

Palace of Wind (Hawa Mahal)

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Palace of Wind (Hawa Mahal) is easily one of Jaipur’s most iconic attractions. This stunning red and pink sandstone structure in the heart of the Pink City features rows of carved screens and more than 900 lattice-worked windows that allow in just the right amount of breeze to keep the 5-story complex cool.More
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Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge

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More than 2 million people cross the Howrah Bridge each day, earning it the title of the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. The 2,313 foot (705 meter) expanse of steel girders hanging over the water connect Howrah and Kolkata with eight lanes of chaotic auto rickshaws, scooters, bikes, cars, animals and pedestrian traffic.More

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Kerala Backwaters Cruises from Kochi

Kerala Backwaters Cruises from Kochi

Top activities in India

Delhi to Agra and Taj Mahal Private Day Trip by Express Train with Lunch

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Fabulous Jaipur Sightseeing

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Old Delhi Food Tour

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Latin Quarter Walk at Panjim

Latin Quarter Walk at Panjim

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Private transfer Delhi to Jaipur

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Recent reviews from experiences in India

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cbuchcar, Feb 2020
Private Transfer From Jaipur to Agra including Fatehpur Sikri
Good polite driver, clean car, spoke some English, it was one of the best transfers in india so far, recommend his services
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grahamh79, Nov 2019
Skip The Line: Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Jaipur With Lunch & Entry (Optional)
Great to visit Taj Mahal the driver from Jaipur was fantastic.
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Excellent guide
victormL7405TM, Nov 2019
Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad
The tour is really effective and you get to see very much of the city - and also a chance to experience the daily life of the citizens of the city
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henrygifford, Jul 2019
Guided Kolkata Sightseeing Trip by Car, Walk & Sunset Cruise Excursion Trip
We were able to see major attractions, as well as sights of our family history (as Anglo-Indians).
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Great Tour!
JohnD11175, Jul 2019
Private Old and New Delhi Tour with Guide
This is the BEST way to see the sites in India.
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Great way to see the golden triangle
maznash, Jun 2019
Four-Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur From New Delhi
The tour was very well organized, was always on time but allowed us time to see what we wanted and all the tour guides were very knowledgeable, in short we had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone.
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jaffemaayan, Oct 2018
Ranthambhore Tiger Tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur 5 Star Hotel
My son and I wanted to travel to India to see the Taj Mahal, but we decided to add on additional days to see more of the country.
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A really informative tour
Vladoi A, Feb 2019
3-Days Luxury Golden Triangle Tour from Delhi includes,Hotel,Guide and A-C Car
It was an intense 3 days, with a lot of traveling and a lot of attractions.
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One of the top things to do in Delhi
Culture14367790713, Mar 2019
Old Delhi Street Food Tour
Great was to see the Old Delhi markets and taste real Indian street food.
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Great & safe experience!
ele_amaretto, Mar 2019
Private Taj Mahal at Sunrise and Agra Day Tour from Delhi
My friend & I are visiting India by ourselves and this is in my opinion the safest & best way to visit the Taj Mahal, especially for women travelers!
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The tour itself was excellent. It was a...
Kelsey B, Jan 2016
Golden Triangle Tour - 4 Nights / 5 Days
It was a great way to see the highlights of India in a short amount of time.
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Great way to see the sights in...
gemmab6, Mar 2018
Private Day Trip to Agra includes Taj Mahal and Agra Fort from Delhi
Great way to see the sights in India, driver collected us from the hotel then met our tour guide at the first stop.
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Amazing and well organized from...
aza, Feb 2018
Private 6-Night Golden Triangle and Nepal Tour from Delhi
Great tour if you want to see the best sights in India and Nepal!
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Had a wonderful time touring Jaipur...
Jennifer A, Dec 2017
Full-Day Jaipur City Tour with Amber Fort and City Palace
If you’re looking to see the sites and learn about the aspects of Indian history and culture that most interest you, don’t hesitate to book this tour!!
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Great tour, and Ganesh was a great...
Zee A, Jan 2018
Highlights of Mumbai: Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai
Ganesh is very patient and knowledgeable and speaks very English well.
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Highly recommend this tour if you...
Meghan M, Jan 2018
2-Day Golden Triangle Tour to The Taj Mahal, Agra and Jaipur from Delhi by Car
Highly recommend this tour if you only have a short stay in India, and want to see as much as possible.
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Diana M, Sep 2017
8-Day Private Tour: Delhi, Jaipur, Agra & Kamasutra Temples, Khajuraho
They speak excellent English and Spanish.
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We visited Ajid and his family. A...
Bernard F, Dec 2017
Delhi Cultural Experience: Cook and Eat with a Local Family
He and his parents had excellent English so we were able to discuss lots of things about and get a good insight into life and society in India.
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Awesome tour. Great tour guides...
Patrick T, Sep 2017
3-Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur From New Delhi
Highly recommend for everyone to see and experience incredible India!!!
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Omar, May 2018
Four-Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur From New Delhi
This tour makes the best experience to visit India.

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