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Live one of the below 19 unique India cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, land tours, cultural, local market visits, and urban exploration and cost from $2,000 for experiences of 5 to 22 days. Tell us about your ideal India cultural trip and our India experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Old Mosque in New Delhi
$3,125
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Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Ranthambhore Extension

9 Day Itinerary
  • Explore ruins of Old Delhi
  • Marvel at the legendary Taj Mahal
  • Watch Tigers in Ranthambhore
  • Visit Amber Fort in Jaipur
Starts / Ends:
New Delhi / Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Ranthambhore National Park on this 9-day tour of India and learn about the rich history, culture, temples, and homes built by rulers from centuries past in these cities. Marvel at how beautiful these places are that date back thousands of years. Explore nearby …
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Local People
$5,562
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Culture & Wildlife Journey of India

16 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the ruins of Old Delhi
  • Ride in 4x4 open safari jeep
  • Visit Khajuraho temples
  • Witness religious rituals
  • Visit Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • See Picturesque Taj Mahal
Starts / Ends:
New Delhi / New Delhi
Activities:
Camping, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in India's vibrant culture on this 16-day wildlife adventure. The capital city of New Delhi provides a window into both ancient and modern India, as seen by the numerous historic ruins visible around the city. In Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks, hike through rivers, …
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The fishing nets of Kochi
$4,743
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Culture & Wildlife of Southern India

Bangalore to Cochin - 14 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the magnificent Mysore Palace
  • Explore Nagarhole National Park
  • Enjoy wildlife in Bandipur National
  • Watch farmers in the plantation
Starts / Ends:
Goldfinch Retreat Bengaluru / Cochin
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an adventurous journey through India on this 14-day tour from Bangalore to Cochin, while also learning about southern India's rich culture. Visit southern Karnataka's stunning scenery before departing for Cochin, where you may experience colonial life. Stroll around Mysore Palace, …
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Amber Fort - Jaipur
$2,750
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Forts and Palaces of India

11 Day Itinerary
  • Explore ruins of Old Delhi
  • Marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Learn the history of Jodhpur Forts
  • Visit Amber Fort in Jaipur
Starts / Ends:
The Claridges - New Delhi / Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day journey exploring India's forts and palaces takes you on a cultural rollercoaster. Visit impressive fortresses, including 635 structures that are all part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites! And if all those fantastic sites aren't enough to keep your interest, consider how deeply …
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Sujan Jawai Leopard Camp
$8,862
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Hidden Gems of Rajasthan

14 Day Itinerary
  • Explore ruins of Old Delhi
  • Ride on a safari 4x4 open jeep
  • Tour Mehrangarh Fort
  • Stay in Jawai Jungle Camp
Starts / Ends:
The Imperial New Delhi / New Delhi
Activities:
Camping, Land Tours, Rainforest Exploration, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day wildlife and culture tour reveals some of Rajasthan's hidden gems. Experience the beauty that is only found in these locations while learning about the cultural history of Northern India at each stop. Start your journey in New Delhi, the capital of India, which offers a glimpse of …
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Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
$7,000
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Luxury Forts and Palaces of India

11 Day Itinerary
  • Explore ruins of Old Delhi
  • Admire the spectacular Taj Mahal
  • Learn the history of Mehrangarh
  • Visit Amber Fort in Jaipur
Starts / Ends:
The Imperial New Delhi / JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day tour through India's famed forts and palaces transports you to a world of unparalleled luxury, complete with opulent gardens. Tour New Delhi's capital city, the fabled architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal, and the picturesque ruins and forts of Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.
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Periyar National Park
$5,187
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Discover Southern India

Chennai to Cochin - 14 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Shree Meenakshi Temple
  • Explore Periyar National Park
  • Explore the French Quarter
  • Watch farmers harvest peppers
Starts / Ends:
Chennai / Cochin
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Land Tours, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey through southern India on this 14-day tour from Chennai to Cochin while discovering its rich cultural heritage. Visit the port of Mahabalipuram in the Bay of Bengal, where a group of monuments and shore temples are located, before departing to Pondicherry, where you may experience French …
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Jodhpur Fort
$4,675
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Rajasthan Explorer

12 Day Itinerary
  • Explore ruins of Old Delhi
  • Hike Mehrangarh Fort
  • Enjoy a Chanoud Garh homestay
  • Visit Udaipur City Palace
Starts / Ends:
The Claridges - New Delhi / Andaz Delhi Aerocity
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Homestays, Land Tours, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience Rajasthan's best-kept secrets, its majestic forts and palaces, and learn about its rich cultural heritage on this 14-day journey. Begin your trip from the bustling metropolis of New Delhi to the ancient ruins of Rajasthan, including a stop at Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort. Immerse …
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Wayanad Boathouse
$2,100
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Discover Kerala with Houseboat Stay

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Cochin
  • Watch Kathakali dance performance
  • Nature walk in the tea plantation
  • Discover Kerala in a houseboat stay
Starts / Ends:
Cochin / Cochin
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Land Exploration, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 7-day trip from Cochin to Kumarakom introduces you to the rich culture of southern India. Explore the cities of Cochin and Muziris, the ancient port cities located on the Kerala coast. Visit the Jewish synagogue and the Dutch Palace, and watch the classical dance, Kathakali,performed live. …
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Safari Drive and Viewing
$893
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Kanha National Park Extension

5 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Kanha National Park
  • Ride in a 4x4 jeep safari
  • Stay in a jungle lodge
  • Watch the documentary Tigerland
Starts / Ends:
New Delhi / New Delhi
Activities:
Land Exploration, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Kanha National Park is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Located in the scenic Maikal Range of Madhya Pradesh, the Kanha National Park has, for the longest time, been a prime destination for tourists who are enthusiastic about nature …
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Local Festival
$925
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Varanasi Extension

Jaipur to Delhi - 4 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Walk in banks of Ganga River
  • Ride a boat in Varanasi
  • Witness religious rituals
Starts / Ends:
Samode Haveli Jaipur / Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Activities:
Land Exploration, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 4-day extension tour explores India's rich cultural heritage in the Central region. Visit Jaipur for a view of old and modern India, as well as numerous ancient ruins located throughout the city. Make a list of all your experiences and use them to inspire you to write your own version of …
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City of Jaipur
$2,000
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Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore ruins of Old Delhi
  • Marvel at the picturesque Taj Mahal
  • Enjoy a royal tour of City Palace
  • Visit Amber Fort in Jaipur
Starts / Ends:
The Claridges - New Delhi / Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Exploration, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur on this 7-day tour and learn about the rich history, culture, temples, and homes built by rulers from centuries past in these cities. Marvel at how beautiful these places are that date back thousands of years ago and explore nearby sites such as Jama Masjid, the …
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$3,147
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The Brahmaputra

Roundtrip Guwahati - 8 Day Itinerary aboard RV Kindat Pandaw
  • Explore Assami City
  • Visit the Nameri National Park
  • Visit a tea estate
Starts / Ends:
Guwahati / Guwahati
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 8-day Brahmaputra river expedition cruise roundtrip Guwahati aboard RV Kindat Pandaw, explore northern India through the mighty Brahmaputra river through the scenic Assam Valley. To name a few, visit UNESCO-protected national parks and remote villages in Guwahati, Tezpur, and Kaziranga. …
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$3,376
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The Lower Ganges River

Roundtrip Kolkata - 8 Day Itinerary aboard RV Kalaw Pandaw
  • Visit temples in Bengal
  • Witness the process of brass work
  • Explore Khushbagh
Starts / Ends:
Kolkata / Kolkata
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the most sacred river in the world, the Ganges, on this 8-day expedition aboard RV Kalaw Pandaw roundtrip Kolkata. An expedition on the Lower Ganges or Hooghly is one of the most beautiful river journeys imaginable. The river winds its way through West Bengal's lush countryside, past …
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ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple
$11,274
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The Upper Ganges and Brahmaputra River (Upstream)

Guwahati to Varanasi - 21 Day Itinerary aboard RV Kindat Pandaw
  • Explore the Nameri National Park
  • Visit Kaziranga National Park
  • Experience ISKCON temple in Mayapur
  • Discover the home of Jim Corbett
Starts / Ends:
Guwahati / Varanasi
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join RV Kindat Pandaw on this 21-day Upper Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers cruise from Guwahati to Varanasi. Uncover the charms of Assami city as you visit the Nilachi Hill temple and the Commonwealth Graves. Explore the intricately adorned portals of the De Parbatia temple and admire the medieval …
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Kalna Shiv Mandir
$11,274
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The Upper Ganges and Brahmaputra River (Downstream)

Varanasi to Guwahati - 20 Day Itinerary aboard RV Katha Pandaw
  • Explore the Nameri National Park
  • Visit Kaziranga National Park
  • Experience ISKCON temple in Mayapur
  • Discover the home of Jim Corbett
Starts / Ends:
Varanasi / Guwahati
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join RV Katha Pandaw on this 20-day Upper Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers cruise from Guwahati to Varanasi. Uncover the charms of Assami city as you visit the Nilachi Hill temple and the Commonwealth Graves. Explore the intricately adorned portals of the De Parbatia temple and admire the medieval …
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Upper Ganges River
$7,427
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The Upper Ganges River

Upstream - 13 Day Itinerary aboard RV Katha Pandaw
  • Discover the village of Matiari
  • Explore the battlefield of Plassey
  • Visit Jahanigra Island's
  • Spot the rare Gangeatic dolphins
Starts / Ends:
Kolkata / Varanasi
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 13-day Upper Ganges River cruise from Kolkata to Varanasi aboard RV Katha Pandaw, discover the best of the Ganges from India's colonial splendors. Explore the best of the Ganges, from Kolkotta's colonial splendors to West Bengal's rural arcadia along the Hoogly and the Ganga …
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$7,427
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The Upper Ganges River

Downstream - 13 Day Itinerary aboard RV Katha Pandaw
  • Discover the village of Matiari
  • Explore the battlefield of Plassey
  • Visit Jahanigra Island's
  • Spot the rare Gangeatic dolphins
Starts / Ends:
Varanasi / Kolkata
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 13-day Upper Ganges River cruise from Varanasi to Kolkata aboard RV Katha Pandaw, discover the best of the Ganges from India's colonial splendors. Explore the best of the Ganges, from Kolkotta's colonial splendors to West Bengal's rural arcadia along the Hoogly and the Ganga …
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