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Best India Holidays

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Best India Holidays: I have really enjoyed looking for the best sustainable and responsible holidays in India, and I have picked out three amazing trips from fantastic adventure travel companies.

India is much more than the collection of its astonishing cultures, it is a vast geographic fabric of mountains, plains, rivers, forests and deserts put together.

It is a land of multiple languages and ancient traditions. It’s a nation where the dress, the looks, the language, and even the food, change along the entire terrain.

India is a study in absurdity; it is modern and still ancient, very rich and poor at the same time, it has elephants and BMWs sharing the same roads. It’s a mysterious and enthralling journey, a destination that’s quite unlike any other.

Best India Holidays

Here come the tours:

This is just one example of G Adventures’ holidays in India called the ‘Golden Triangle – New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra’. This is a comfort style 6-day trip.

This tour is a perfect introduction to northern India because of the sheer beauty and magnificence of these three wonderful cities. Each one is unique, and there is even a mixture of different languages, which is remarkable for such a small region.

This trip to India is a great chance to explore Monuments, Forts, and ancient ruins. You will visit museums, art galleries, heritage monuments on a city tour. In Agra you will see the romantic Taj Mahal, Agra forts, Sikandra tomb, the Pink City of Jaipur – this is a classic Golden Triangle Tour.

To find this trip and many others designed by G Adventures click here: The Golden Triangle

Intrepid Travel also has a truly an amazing 15 day trip to India called ‘Classic Rajasthan’ and it will take you on a very romantic tour. The northern province of Rajasthan is both colourful and evocative. You will explore the history of it’s forts and experience the opulence of the Maharajahs’ palaces.

You will visit exotic markets, go on a Bengal tiger trail and a camel safari! This trip caught my ye because it captures the essence of Rajasthan. Click on the image below for details:

Best India Holidays

Intrepid Travel: Classic Rajasthan

Another trip by Intrepid Travel I’d love to go on is called ‘Nepal and India Overland’ – one of the reasons I absolutely love the sound of it is that it will take you 82 days to complete!!

It’s a round trip from Kathmandu – an enormous overland Basix trip through Nepal and India and you’ll be immersed in stunning sights and fabulous cultural experiences all along the way! From busy cities to tiny remote villages – you’ll see Goa and the Taj and Varanasi, Darjeeling plantations and the backwaters of Kerala – spot tigers and elephants in India’s incredible national parks. But most of all you’ll meet local people, and spend time getting to know farmers and families.This once in a lifetime trip is truly magnificent.  Click on the image above for more details.


Best India Holidays

Nepal & India Overland with Intrepid Travel

During your trip you will visit the Taj Mahal, the “best-ever symbol of eternal love.” It stands on the bank of the river Jamuna at Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and is just a three-hour journey from New Delhi. It has recently celebrated its 380th birthday.

It was built by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in 1631 in the memory of his second wife, Arjumand Banu, the empress of India during the Mughal Dynasty. Shewas later known as Mumtaz Mahal, ‘beloved ornament of the palace’.

The Taj Mahal is a beautiful mausoleum and funerary garden for her, and at its centre rests an ever-glowing lamp. It is one of the most adored places in India. This is indeed a place of romance.

The controversy around whether it is a tomb or a Shiva Temple, known as Tejo Mahalaya, acquired by Shah Jahan from the then Maharaja of Jaipur, doesn’t change the fact that Taj sparkles when the white marble basks in the moonlight. It is beautiful and photogenic; any honeymoon album must include images of such exquisite beauty.

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