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Where to start? It is hard to express in words how diverse and incredible India is, and the country would take a lifetime to truly see and understand.

 

Although at times challenging, the real source of enjoyment you gain from traveling through India would have to be in its simple charm, its frenetic streets, its gazing eyes, its colorful spices, its raucous bazaars and its unparalleled beauty (apart from perhaps the beauty of its majestic neighbor - Nepal).

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Where to start? It is hard to express in words how diverse and captivating travel to India can be, and the country would take a lifetime to truly see and understand.

Although at times challenging, the real source of enjoyment you gain from India would have to be in its simple charm, its frenetic streets, its gazing eyes, its colorful spices, its raucous bazaars and its unparalleled beauty. Each step on Indian soil is an onslaught for the senses. There’s a discovery to be made around every corner, giving India a fair claim to be the true traveler’s country. Put simply, India will blow your mind.
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Best time of the year to visit India?

Generally speaking, the worst time to visit India is during monsoon season (between the months of June to October), however, that is when I traveled through India and didn't come across any problems.

The best months to travel to India are between November and February, when the monsoons are completely gone and the weather is fair.

Summer months are also popular between March-May but the heat can be quite overwhelming at times. The mountains are perfect to visit during the summer months because of the clear sky and soothing air.

Anyone left unsatisfied after their India travels, it’s only because you were simply craving more of this infectious beauty.
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Food and Culture of India

Exhilarating for the first time traveler and a challenge even for the more experienced of you, traveling to India is a great way to see the intense spirituality and profound religious meaning that is linked so inextricably with Indian life. A trip to the Ganges river will be one to savor, at whatever point you are along the symbolic river, especially if it's down by a burning Ghat in Varanasi. Furthermore, visits to various temples, forts and religious ceremonies are equally as awe-inspiring.

People celebrate Indian food worldwide but it's not until you complete a tour of this desirable country that you realize the beauty and meaning of Indian food. Northern curries, swept up with chapati bread are prevalent throughout and the irresistible dosa of the south serves a mouth-watering selection of pancake wrapped sauces and flavors. Additionally, delve into creamy lentil dishes or soak it down with a refreshing kingfisher beer. Temptingly cheap and consistently satisfying, Indian cuisine is a way of life.
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Main Attractions and Tourist Regions in India

Taj Mahal tours are just one reason to head north, but with the nearby bustling capital of New Delhi, adventure trips to the Himalayan regions of Kashmir (containing treks that are comparable in beauty to neighboring Nepal and Bhutan), the inconceivably attractive region of Rajasthan (a must see), along with the famous golden triangle, India in the north is nothing short of spectacular.

The city of Agra (location of Taj Mahal) isn't worth staying in any longer than the time you have allocated for the precious Taj Mahal, so swiftly move on to the much more appealing Varanasi to the east or New Delhi to the west. Varanasi, a world away from the comforts of home you are probably used to, is the most shocking and overwhelming of Indian cities, predominantly down to its profound spiritual levels.
Head to the very east to the vibrant Kolkata, the hugely populated Indian city where space is scarce and desperation coexists with a thriving intellectual and cultural scene. North from Delhi are tours and treks of Kashmir, offering scintillating hiking trails and picturesque scenery. Hang out with the hippies and meditate, practice yoga or simply brush up on your Buddhist knowledge in the popular retreat of McLeod Ganj (suburb of Dharamshala).

A tour around Rajasthan is top priority. With an array of charming cities and diverse colors, it is essential that you don't miss this experience. Jaipur is the most popular, with its pink walled citadel and its magical lake palace, but for me, Jodhpur (the blue city) steals all the thunder (not just because blue is my favorite color). The vast amount of conjoined blue merges into one miraculous blue facade, best observed from the top of Mehrangarh fort.

From the pink and blue city, head west to Jaisalmer, a desert city made of sandstone with a large fort overlooking the city. Take desert trips and sleep under the starry desert sky while your camel waits to plod you back to your hotel.

Udaipur is next on your tour. The 'romantic city' is the setting for the James Bond film 'Octopussy' and so many of the opulent palaces and grand hotels are instantly recognizable. Udaipur is also home to some fine restaurants and an abundance of great artisan stores. Do not miss the sunrise/sunset on your stay in this Indian gem.

South India holidays are just as wonderful, with options ranging from the cool and thriving metropolis of Mumbai where university culture mixes with fascinating history, the beach holidays and party holidays of Goa where trance pilgrims and luxury resort seekers head and the labyrinth of seductive waterways of Kerala. The appeal in south India lies not only in its landscape but also in its flawless cuisine. It is here, the home of the Dosa, where arguably the best Indian food originates.
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Traveller Reviews

Roy Green, February 2017

Arundathi was not my contact in India. Anindiya was the person who set everything up but left the company just before I left Australia. He was replaced by Sankar who proved to be great. I would rate Sankar 5+ as he followed up on every leg of our journey through India and fixed up any issues, including changing our hotel in Chennai to one more to our liking! All transfers worked seamlessly. Our guides, Kieran in Delhi, Mandeep in Amritsar, Bharat Joshi in Aurangabad, Pravathi in Chennai and our Chennai driver Sanjay were absolutely brilliant. Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse in Amritsar was a delight as was the hostess. Some of the hotels were not up to expectations. Still, I would recommend the agency without hesitation, they are really good.

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Rosalyn Gluck, January 2017

Amit was excellent to work with. We had many emails until the trip was as we wanted it to be. The services were excellent and we had a wonderful young man as our driver for the fourteen days we were in Rajasthan. Most of the local guides were great too. We were always met on time and had three internal flights that went smoothly,being taken to the airport by the local representative and met at the other end. Great accommodation too. I feel it was all good value for the cost. It was a busy 18 days!

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Taylor Bradford, January 2017

Wonderful friendly professional service. My daughters trip was fun filled and flawless. Everything ran very smoothly and they had the time of their lives.

Maria Morganti In Kossmann, October 2016

We had a fabulous trip. Going through various destinations we always found the relative guide to receive us. The guides and drivers were reliable and punctual. Most of them very knowledgeable.
The only criticism is the lack of a more detailed program information prior to our departure to make sure that we were picked up where and by whom. I also suggest to provide a minimum of information on the key locations visited, clothing requirements (thank god we had a warm jacket in Darjeeling!) and vaccinations. Amit has been quite superficial in this kind of services when I asked about malaria or else. Considering we are from the West it is adviceable to take prevention for a number of diseases as we did prior to our departure.

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Holger Brunken, September 2016

Amit: Amit tailored the trip schedule to our needs. Everything that was promised was fulfilled by Amit. Our driver was never late, was always friendly and courteous, and was making us feel very comfortable (an important consideration since you spend a lot of time in the van with the driver). He was one of the many outstanding experiences of this trip.
Hotels: We elected the luxury package, and it was worth the extra money. The hotels were of the highest caliber, with the friendly attention of all the hotels employees. The hotels run the spectrum from new buildings, to a 200 year old palace, but were always extremely clean, with all the amenities. They compare, and sometimes are better, than US hotels of the same category.
Places visited: The places that were on our schedule were everything we could hope for: New Dehli, Jessalmer, Jodhur, Udaipur, Jaiphur and Agra, with the best that India with it's rich history has to offer. I recommend Amit to everyone interested to visit and to get to know the north of India. All people we came in contact with were very friendly and open. Overall, an excellent experience that my wife and I highly recommend. You cannot go wrong to book through Trip.me and the local agency. We will book again through them on our next India vacation.

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