Our most recommended things to do in India
1. Jaipur: Spiritual Journey Walking Tour
Discover the origins of Hinduism and take a journey inwards on what could be a life-changing experience if you decide to undertake it in the right perspective. After meeting your guide, head to Sri Radha Damodar Ji Gaudiya Mandir where you can pay your respects at the many religious deities housed here. Continue towards Madan Mohan Temple, where you can admire panoramic views of the Bhadravati River. At Brijnidhi Temple, witness one of the most beautiful temple facades in all of Jaipur. Later, visit Anand Krishna Bihari Ji Temple, where devotees come to seek spiritual, physical and financial fulfillment. Finally, head to Govind Devji Temple, one of the city's most popular temples, favored by royals and locals alike.
2. Varanasi: Evening Dinner with Private Transfer
Between 7:00PM and 7:30 PM, your chauffeur along with a representative will pick you up from the hotel lobby in a private air-conditioned vehicle for your evening dinner in local restaurant. Upon arrival, you will be received with a pleasing welcome by the restaurant staff. You will receive some soft drinks as per your taste, partnered with appetizing starters. In between, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about Varanasi City, about its culture & tradition, about Hinduism, and any curious questions which you might want to know the answers to. After your authentic three course dining experience is over, you will be dropped back at your nearby accommodation in your air-conditioned vehicle.
3. Varanasi: Night Tour with Aarti Ceremony and Street Food
Try the deliciously varied street food that characterizes Varanasi, and see the famous aarti light ceremony on this magical evening tour of the city. The tour starts at 5:00 PM, with pickup from your hotel or residence. Travel through the winding streets towards the city center to witness the ritual of aarti. During the ceremony a group of priests clad in saffron and white robes will perform a ritual of Hindu worship with oil lamps, all synced to beautiful music. It’s a spectacular vision and one not to be missed. After witnessing the aarti, enjoy a street food tour led by an expert local guide. Try mishrambhu, a local milk product. Then visit multiple locations to sample a variety of delicious savory southern and northern Indian flavors. Stop at a sweet shop and see how these products are made, then sample some to satisfy your sweet tooth. At the end of the evening, you will ...
4. Varanasi: Temples, Ganges Aarti, and Classical Dance Tour
Start with an afternoon pickup from your hotel at 3:00 PM. First make your way to the most famous and important temples of Varanasi, the Goddess Durga temple. Learn of the many interesting stories and myths attached to this temple from your guide. Visit the Bharat Mata temple or the Mother India temple. This temple is one of a kind in the entire country where rather than idol worship, there is an undivided map of India, symbolizing the worship for one’s motherland. Visit the Monkey temple, which is dedicated to the monkey god, and the Tulsi Manas temple which has the one of the two greatest epic Ramayana engraved on its wall. See the Shri Vishwanath temple in Banaras Hindu University which is reputed to be one of the tallest in the entire country. After exploring the temples, head towards the Assighat for the evening aarti. An experience which is claimed to be magical by people from al...
5. Delhi: Half-Day Tour of the Temples
Dive into India’s culture with the help of a professional English-speaking guide. The adventure begins with pickup from your Delhi hotel at 9:00 AM, where you will first be taken to Old Delhi for a visit of the Jain Temple. Learn about the culture of Jainism and take a look at the temple's unique charitable bird hospital before continuing on to enjoy the striking architecture of the Lakshmi Narayan. Famously known as Birla Temple, this historic sight was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and is a must-see while in Delhi. Next stop is at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, known for being Delhi’s largest Gurudwara (Sikh temple). Take a sneak peak into the lives of the Sikhs, and catch a glimpse of the Langar Service (community kitchen), which serves food for thousands of people everyday. Another highlight of the tour is the Lotus Temple, where guests can learn about the Bahai fa...
6. Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Delhi by Car
Begin your full day Taj Mahal and Agra Fort tour with a pick-up from your hotel in the Delhi NCR area or the airport starting any time between 4.00 and 10.00 am, to depart to Agra city via the expressway. Meet your private guide when you arrive in Agra city and proceed to the Taj Mahal, which was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz. After touring the Taj Mahal, head to the nearby Agra Fort, built in 1565 A.D. and another majestic creation of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Begin the drive back to your hotel in Delhi after enjoying a lunch in Agra, for which your guide can give you an overview and suggestions for the best restaurants in the city.
I was very hesitant & nervous to book a tour as a solo female traveler but took the leap & I’m so glad I did!!! Right after I booked online, the time and location were confirmed within an hour. On the day of the tour, the driver was friendly and the car was clean and comfortable. We then picked up my tour guide Ashik & he was just amazing! He made this tour even better than I expected. He knew all the best photo locations & took a ton of great photos. He shared some very interesting facts too. We ended the day at a local restaurant where I got to try some authentic local cuisine. I HIGHLY recommend this tour and Ashik!
7. Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission
Book your tickets to the Taj Mahal in advance, and save time on your visit to this must-see sight. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site, admired for its beautiful Mughal architecture. Avoid the stress of waiting in line and choose a convenient time slot so you can plan your day in advance. One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, this mausoleum was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his wife in 1631. Spend time walking around and admiring the minarets, fountains, and adjoining gardens. A sunrise visit is highly recommended for a memorable experience and to avoid crowds.
Unfortunately the driver took us to the west gate and not the main one, made for a very long walk
8. Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle & Varanasi Private Tour
Begin the first day of your trip with a pickup from your hotel or other desired place in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, and India Gate. Drive by Parliament House and the President's Palace. After that, proceed to Agra via a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival in Agra, check in to your hotel. On day 2, you will get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over this world-famous monument. You will spend two hours exploring the site. After that, return to your hotel for breakfast and to check out, and then spend an hour visiting the Agra Fort. You will then start the 5-hour drive to Jaipur. After breakfast the following day, you will enjoy a guided tour of the Amber Fort. Next, visit the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, followed by the Maharaja’s City Palace. Drive pa...
9. From Jodhpur: Guided Day Trip to Osian with Camel Safari
Begin your trip from Jodhpur with convenient pickup from your accommodation and meet your driver for the day. Drive to Osian and start your tour by exploring the Sanchiya Mata Temples. Learn about the town as a Brahmanical center and how Jainism also flourished here. Trace the spirtual history through the well-preserved remnants of ancient and medieval temples with a private guide for your group. The, take ride a camel and discover the desert landscapes of Rajasthan. Spend 1-2 hours exploring the dunes of the Thar Desert. Take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. After your camel safari, return to Jodhpur and allow your driver to drop you off back at your desired location in the city.
10. Jaipur: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket to 8 Attractions
Make the most of your trip to Jaipur and enjoy access to 8 of the city’s most popular attractions across 2 days. You’ll also get more time at each location thanks to your skip-the-line entry tickets, which means no waiting in long lines. Your ticket includes access to Jaipur’s top attractions, including Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh fort, Albert Hall, Isarlat, Sisodia Rani Garden, and Vidhyadhar Garden. When booking, you can also add on an optional guided tour to further enhance your trip to Jaipur.
Visit the Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Aurangabad. This amazing archeological site demonstrates Indian Rock-Cut Architecture at its most impressive. The 34 caves, cut somewhere between the 5th and 10th century, are monasteries and temples of the Buddhist, Jainist, and Hindu faiths.
A wonderful tour to sign up for is the Mumbai/Bombay tour which takes visitors to the Gateway of India, built to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary's visit to India in 1911. Visitors also get the chance to see the Hanging Gardens, the harbour and the Dhobi Ghat, an outdoor laundry with 700 washing platforms where people have been laundering clothes for over 100 years.
Visitors to India should also see the Mother Theresa Ashram in Kolkota, the Charminar Mosque in Hyderabad, the famous Bull Temple of Bangalore and the palaces of Jaipur.
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