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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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Nathalie Keaney Born R., August 2018

The trip was well planned and Indrajeet checked that all was to my liking in advance and really ‘tailor made’ the trip to my needs.
He was available before and during my trilateral all times and indeed I was aware that he was checking regularly that all was well. I spoke to him regularly as necessary during my stay which was reassuring and helpful.
I cannot raté his professionalism enough. Flight transfer smooth
My driver Rateesh was excellent and I passed a great many hours as we drove through Kerala and he would point out the sights and then we would stop and visit highlights.
I always felt perfectly safe throughout my trip
Also along my stay I met the various local travel agents who were most helpful, especially when I forgot my charger at one hotel and they arranged to bring it to my next hotel and the same when I forgot my iPad at the last hotel. Can’t beat that for service!!!
Excellent and so helpful with a smile

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Eion M., July 2018

Very well organised tour by Amit. At every city we stopped at a agent for Amit was there to welcome us and checking that we had no problems and explain what we were going to do.Our driver was very good.All the accommodation was above our expectations and we received up grades.Over all a very good tour

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Winstanley Justin, April 2018

We had an excellent trip. All flight connections , drivers and hotels went smoothly. The hotels were of a great standard (with the exception of one in Munnar) which didn't live up to the level of the others. We visited Mumbai, Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Kollam and Alleppy. Each place had something different to offer and we were taken around by an excellent driver (Siby) who took his time to explain everything. Throughout the tour Himanshu or Nisha made certain we were being looked after by phoning on a regular basis. All in all we could not have wished for more.

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Janine Koch, March 2018

All guides were excellent and informative. Excellent coordination of local flight times and drivers. Tour destinations all great, but recommend not to visit Korai village. I felt uncomfortable amongst the villagers who don't seem to be benefitting from tourists and I felt did not want us there. The final meal was a disappointment, as was the hotel (fan needed maintenance and tv not working. All other accommodation was good and restaurants of good quality.

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Daniel Martens, March 2018

Everything worked well. We were picked up when we were supposed to and had drivers and guides as planned. The hotel accomodations were excellent. I would highly recommend this group for your next travels.