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India is an intricate mosaic of cultures, heritage, and landscapes that form an...

India is an intricate mosaic of cultures, heritage, and landscapes that form an immediately distinguishable work of art. With over 5,100 trips planned so far, Zicasso’s experts are prepared to unveil this spectacular country to you. Come face to face with ancient civilizations and lush jungles, immaculate architecture and resilient spirituality, and destinations that hold astounding enchantments. Be mesmerized by India’s possibilities through the inspirational itineraries below. Our India Travel Guide will get you access to information to start planning right.

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Hawa Mahal palace, Palace of the Winds, in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Best of India Tour: Delhi to Alwar

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,945

Explore the endless wonders of India on this custom tailored India trip that will take you to colorful cities with opulent history, magnificent wildlife and exceptional culture. Whether witnessing the stunning pink sandstone walls of the City Palace in Jaipur or adventuring in search of majestic tigers within the lush forest of Ranthambore, you will experience the greatest journey through India. From the immaculate marble of the Taj Mahal to an ancient fortress in Ranthambhore overrun with jungle. See the wonders of India and know that you are seeing the best.

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Traditional chicken tikka masala curry dish
9-Day Culinary and Cultural Heritage Tour of India

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,101

Indian culture comes to life in the cuisine and historic experiences that await on this 9-day heritage tour of New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Varanasi. Discover the country’s storied history exploring iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal and many others. Delve into the decadent and hearty flavors of traditional Indian cuisine at bustling city markets and embrace the wonders of Mughal architecture in India’s centuries-old cities.

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Mehrangarh Fort with the Jaswant Thada memorial in the foreground in Jodhpur, India.
Immersive India Exploration Tour: Cultural and Natural Marvels

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,779

You will experience beauty, charm, and authenticity during your 11-day India luxury tour. Experience daily life in a Rajasthani village and find fragrant spices displayed in the market. Scour the forest in search of elusive Bengal tigers. Witness the shimmering facade of the Taj Mahal and cruise a regal lake. Your India tour will introduce you to highlights and destinations off the beaten path for a remarkable discovery.

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Vineyards in Nashik, India
15-Day Golden Triangle with Vineyard Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,415

India is a traveler's dream destination, combining architectural history with culinary culture, sensational wines with exquisite countryside views, and bustling cityscapes with rural charms that you can enjoy on this 15-day exploration from New Delhi to Aurangabad. Discover the heritage of prestigious landmarks including the Taj Mahal, enter the caves of Aurangabad, and sip on vintages produced from Nashik’s award-winning vineyards during this curated and customizable vacation.

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Holi festival in India
Culture, Cuisine & Wilderness Tour of South India

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

The majesty of India’s deep south comes from ancient cities and secluded jungle, flavorful cuisine and immaculate beaches. On this custom tailored tour you will lounge in a private plantation surrounded by tranquil jungle and cruise along a river in search of elephants and tigers. Relax in a private resort on the golden sands of the Arabian Sea and experience the locals’ grand smiles and gregarious lifestyle. You can watch the sun peek through forests and reflect off of the sea. It shines on palaces and temples alike and illuminates the nature of South India.

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Senior tourists enjoy elephant ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur, India
Nepal and India for Seniors Itinerary

20 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

The slower the travel the more you see. Take this mantra with you through Nepal and India on a one-way journey that connects lands of sublime history and spiritual present. Regal palaces, epic mountains, sunset ceremonies, and jungle safaris will be just the start of your time in Nepal. Then, memoirs of the Mughal Empire, hot air ballooning, Buddha’s birthplace and more will be a few of the highlight of India. Tailored for senior travelers, this leisurely journey will take you through a stunning selection of highlights to the best of Nepal and India on one vacation. Click here for additional traveling in Nepal ideas that are available on Zicasso.

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Romantic sunset over Jal Mahal on Man Sagar lake in Jaipur, India
Romantic Tour of North India for Couples

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,945

Delight in romance and discovery during your customizable 10-day couple’s tour of North India, which will immerse you in the splendor of famous bazaars, the natural majesty of the secluded jungle, and intricate designs of celebrated architecture. Share in the treasured view of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, scour the underbrush for signs of lazing tigers, and bask in the prestige of maharajas at the Amber Fortress. India is waiting for you to revel in its storybook ambiance and welcoming culture.

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Temples of Khajuraho in India
Classic India Tour: Delhi, Jaipur, Taj Mahal, River Ganges, & More

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,945

You can imagine the vibrant life along the riverbanks of the Ganges River. The elegant angles of the Taj Mahal have always inspired you. On this custom tailored tour, you will discover the iconic splendor of India. The honeycomb texture of the Palace of Winds takes you back into classical Rajasthani history. You will discover powerful forts and graceful art, spellbinding streets, and friendly faces on your journey through historic culture.

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Famous Taj Mahal in Agra, India
Best of Northern India Tour: Jaipur to Varanasi

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,750

Uncover the splendor of spectacular cities and natural wonders that blend unparalleled monuments, prestige, and heritage on this luxurious 9-day tour of Northern India. Immerse yourself in the grand history and captivating spirituality of India. Here, tigers prowl through the underbrush of tropical woodlands, the ghats that line the banks of the Ganges River reflect the energetic and mystical life of the locals, and the intricate gems of the Taj Mahal shine in the passing light.

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Sunset at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India
Taj Mahal to Mt. Everest: Wonders of India and Nepal Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,945

Historical wonders have drawn travelers to India and Nepal for centuries and continue to inspire visitors with the enchanting architecture of the Taj Mahal and the breathtaking magnificence of Mount Everest. Your custom tailored tour encompasses the grandeur of India’s former empires and the luster of medieval temples in Kathmandu Valley. Palaces symbolize elegance and prestige in Amber and Jaipur. Buddhist stupas embody fascinating religious devotion. Noticing colorful saris in Delhi markets and watching the wind rustle prayer flags in Boudhanath, Kathmandu will become hallmark memories alongside your adventures at the Taj Mahal and Mount Everest.

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Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India

A feeling of majesty overtakes you when you see historic palaces or view unencumbered wildlife in its natural habitat. Experience the nature and history of India on this custom tailored tour. Find the grandeur of sandstone castles casting a pink glow upon a city. Witness the splendor of tigers prowling through the grasslands and beneath the towering sal trees. From the luxuries of jungle resorts to the stunning architecture of historic observatories you will find the unparalleled beauty of India.

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Old wall of Mewar Fortress of Kumbhalgarh in India
Rajasthan Tour of Forts & Palaces

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,140

The elegance of Rajasthan is in the charming palaces and powerful fortresses that continue to decorate the magnificent landscape. This custom tailored tour will take you through the unique desert and precious mountain scenery. You will cruise on reflective lakes alongside the graceful City Palace complex of Udaipur, and traverse the inspiring ramparts of Mehrangarh Fortress. From delicate temples to emotional hymns, endless protectorate walls to glistening ancient frescoes, you will find more than just palaces and fortresses in Rajasthan, you will find culture and the quintessence of this remarkable country.

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Colors of Rajasthan Tour: Jaipur, Deogarh, Agra, Ranakpur & More

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,725

The effervescence of India surpasses the natural beauty of the landscape and encompasses every aspect of a life that is yours to experience on this custom tailored tour through famous Rajasthan. From the clothing that pops with bright blues and yellows to the glowing pink architecture, the golden desert to the emerald jungle, you will find yourself weaving through nature to spot the orange gilt of tigers, and marveling at the textiles that glisten jade in the sunlight. Just when you think the countryside or cityscape couldn’t be more exciting you will find another burst of life that captivates you within the colorful expanse of Rajasthan.

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Best of Kerala Tour: Elephanta Island, Cochin, Alleppey, Periyar & Kovalam

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

Experience the best of Kerala on this custom 12-day tour of India, as you visit temples that have been carved into island caves and traverse lush jungles where exotic tigers roam. Relax on the beaches along the turquoise water of the Arabian Sea then cruise through charming canals that lead to untouched villages. A rolling greenery of tea plantations surrounds you as you explore Cochin's rich history, filled with grand palaces and jewels. Travel through the endless wonders of the south where there is always more majesty to discover on this personalized tour.

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Himalayan Birds & Wildlife Tour of North India

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,635

From the luster of the Taj Mahal to the long bubbling call of the Eurasian Cuckoo, this is a custom tailored adventure that will have you traversing the ancient wonders and national parks of northern India. Witness the panorama of the expansive rolling peaks of the upper Himalayas. Course through the fabulous riverine forests that are flush with black-winged stilt. Whether cruising along the river in search of gavial or watching the sky for crested laughing thrushes, this is a bird lover’s dream wrapped up in an unforgettable adventure.

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Ayurveda Getaway Vacation: Wellness, Retreat & Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,140

Let the mind, body, and spirit relax on this custom tailored tour that will give you a rejuvenated outlook on life along the Arabian Sea. Set within Kerala, India you will find soothing oils massaged into your muscles, and steam baths that let all of your troubles seemingly drip away while you sit along white powdery sand and discover the ancient and contemporary cultures that have given credence to the remarkable history and natural landscapes. Find yourself within the comforts of swaying palm trees and the fresh scent of coconut while you discover the keys to revitalizing your wellness.

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Wildlife Photography Tour of India: Kanha National Park, Jabalpur & Delhi

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,945

Capture your memories through India on this custom tailored tour that will take you through history, modernity, and the ancient wilds. Venture through the historic streets of Delhi where ruins stand and centuries-old buildings are still in use. Take an excursion into the forest where the wildlife will breathe new life into everything you knew India could be, from marvelous architecture to a rich tiger reserve. Ready yourself for splendor; all you have to do is make sure you focus your camera.

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Kerala Tour: Cochin, Munnar, Alleppey & More

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,945

Become acquainted with the stunning landscapes and exceptional people of Kerala on this custom tailored tour through South India. Decadent temples stand alongside converging seas. Tea plantations cast an emerald glow over an entire mountainside. Large ancient Chinese fishing nets create a skyline over the Arabian Sea. From witnessing tigers in the wild to traversing endless canals, and from dipping your toes into the warm sea to witnessing the enduring luster of the spice trade, you will create lasting friendships and unforgettable memories during your exploration of Kerala.

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Amazing South India Tour: Temples, Ruins & Nature

16 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

Step into the depths of Southern India on this 16-day vacation that will show you the range of the landscape and the reach of history. Your journey will take you alongside the golden sands of the Arabian Sea and into the depths of cave temples. Witness the immaculate gilded tiles in a maharaja’s summer palace before cruising down a river in search of elephants. From colonial forts to regal murals, mystical carvings to mountain villages, on this trip you will find luxury and discovery to be one and the same.

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Indian Odyssey Tour: Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, Jaipur, UNESCO Ellora Caves & More

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,725

Step out along the trails that will take you through caves and monuments, palaces and rivers, each one a celebration of history and spiritualism on this 14-day tour through India. Whether you find yourself beneath a sensational stone statue carved into an underground temple or you walk along a honey-colored stone path that trails over a fort, you won’t just witness the splendor of India but will also experience it. This tour takes you into the grandeur of a country that has inspired the world with color and spice, spirit and devotion.

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India’s Golden Triangle Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,555

On this elite personalized India tour, you will experience the splendor of color, the marvels of culture, the grandeur of architecture, and depth of history. Venture beyond the Golden Triangle to see the expanse of luxury and landscape. Striations of color drape the Taj Mahal at sunset, reflecting dark red and rich purple. The Pink City of Jaipur fills with a celebratory spirit year-round. Ancient history rises out of Delhi’s parks and gardens. Lake Pichola mirrors Udaipur’s pristine palaces. Discover the extravagance of India’s cities and countryside proving all that glitters can be better than gold.

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Northern India Tour: Vibrant Cultures, Iconic Temples & Scenic Wildlife

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,455

The pink sandstone of historic palaces shimmers in the sunlight while tigers blend into the golden savannah grass. You can hear the calls of White Siberian cranes within the marshland as elephants parade along the lake’s shores. This is home to the maharajas and the Jungle Book, the captivating scent of cinnamon and anise from chai tea, and transcendent artwork of the Khajuraho temples. Find the illustrious bamboo forests and the prolific leopard, and the allure of the tiger is never far away on this custom tailored tour through India’s northern wild.

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The Fabled Cities of North India Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,725

The famous cities of North India are no longer relegated to stories. Experience the beautiful history and ravishing culture that has brought renown to the country. You will watch the immaculate marble of the Taj Mahal capture the colors of sunrise. Experience the tremendous devotion of pilgrims at Varanasi. Capture the images of the pink city walls of Jaipur and the blue buildings of Jodhpur. Find the reality of lakeside cities and forest-clad temples far more wondrous than the stories of India ever could be.

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Golden Triangle Tour of India: Delhi, Agra, & Jaipur

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,360

The iconic images of India are yours to witness on this custom tailored tour designed to bring you to the majesty of historic cities and celebrated imagination, from the Taj Mahal blanketed with the regal orange of the sunset to the shimmering pink façade of the Palace of Wind. Tour through the eclectic monuments of Delhi and the ancient sandstone capital of Fatehpur Sikri. Whether strolling through a stately garden or experiencing an exclusive display of traditional cuisine, you will find your experience in India entirely golden.

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Travel Tips for Your India Trip
When is the best time to visit India?

India is a large country with different climates impacting different regions, but generally the best time to visit India is between November and March.

From November to January, southern India experiences pleasant weather after the monsoon season. There are also fewer crowds on either side of the holiday season. In contrast, northern India is best to travel to from January to March as the conditions are dry and cool. Should you wish to travel in summer, consider March to May when temperatures rise but rains have yet to arrive.

For more inspiration on when to visit and to find a time that suits your preferences, explore our comprehensive guide on the best time to visit India.

Where should I visit in India?

With its diversity of landscapes and cultures, India offers an array of noteworthy destinations. There are so many incredible places to experience in India, and here we highlight a few of our favorites:

  • Delhi: As India's capital and second-largest city, Delhi offers an exciting mix of history, culture, cuisine, and spirituality. Must-see sights include the massive Red Fort complex, India Gate National War Memorial, historic mosques and temples, as well as lively markets selling everything from street food to silk saris.
  • Agra: Agra is most famous as the home of the magnificent Taj Mahal, considered one of the world's most beautiful buildings and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to its iconic main attraction, Agra rewards visitors with other architectural gems like the Agra Fort, as well as opportunities to shop for local handicrafts and marble work.
  • Jaipur: Known as the "Pink City" for its trademark pink-colored buildings, Jaipur is the capital of India's Rajasthan state and immerses you in royal Rajput history. Must-see attractions include the sprawling Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, and bustling local bazaars where you can shop for textiles and jewelry.

You can explore these three best places to visit in India in a single trip with inspiration from our collection of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur itineraries.

What should I do in India?

With its rich cultural heritage and diverse cityscapes, India offers many memorable and unique experiences. The possibilities are endless, from cultural encounters to outdoor adventures. Mix these top things to do in India with other local experiences for an unforgettable trip:

  • See the Taj Mahal at sunrise or sunset on a cultural tour, watching the sun's rays light up this marble monument
  • Explore the outdoors to admire India’s breathtaking landscapes on casual hikes or challenging treks
  • Relish a unique Indian wildlife safari in search of Bengal tigers or snow leopards, to name a few iconic sightings
  • Escape to the Himalayas on an alpine adventure across snow-capped mountains
  • Sample exotic Indian street food and gourmet delicacies on spice-laden food tours
  • Shop artisanal craft boutiques, from textile stores to handcrafted jewelers, to collect iconic Indian memorabilia
  • Spend time soaking up the sunshine on exotic coastal beaches, and enjoy watersports like kayaking
What should I see in India?

With stunning monuments, natural scenery, and sacred sites, India offers visual splendor around every corner. Here are some of the top things to see on your trip to India:

  • The Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Red Fort, Delhi
  • Amber Palace, Jaipur
  • Varanasi ghats, Varanasi
  • Kerala canals
  • Golden Temple, Amritsar
  • Khajuraho Temples, Chhatarpur
What is India known for?

India is known for its historic architecture, captivating landscapes, and exotic cuisine. You can discover sacred sites like the ghats along the Ganges, architecturally significant temples, and spiritual destinations such as Varanasi. You can admire grand architecture, including the Taj Mahal, as well as enormous forts, palaces, tombs, and medieval stepwells across cities like Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. Indian food is another highlight, with fragrant curries, breads like naan, flavorful vegetarian dishes, and ingredients like ginger, turmeric, cardamom, garlic, and cinnamon that tantalize taste buds. You can experience all of this and more on a tour of India.

Where is the Taj Mahal?

The Taj Mahal, often considered the pinnacle of Mughal architecture, is located in the city of Agra, about 200 km south of India's capital, Delhi. You can access the iconic site on a private tour, waking early to arrive at the Taj Mahal gates and experience the magic of the changing colors as sunlight first strikes the marble structure. All the while, a personal guide will share stories and facts when leading you through the grounds and interior mausoleum.

Is India safe?

India is a safe destination to travel to.

As in any new destination, it's wise to keep watch over your personal belongings and to be aware of your surroundings. Though rare, petty crime like pickpocketing does occur in crowded tourist areas.

Use the same common sense traveling in India that you would anywhere new. With vigilance and preparation, India offers incredibly rewarding travel experiences.

What are your most popular India itineraries?

Our India travel specialists have carefully crafted a selection of the most popular routes to help you maximize your time. You can explore our best India itineraries for first-timers to find a trip to introduce you to the country’s wonders. Whether you seek landscapes, architecture, cuisine, wellness, or wildlife, we can help you select the ideal India trip to match your interests.

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to India?

Explore more information in our frequently asked questions about planning a trip to India and inspiration in our India travel guide.

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