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With the diversity, cultural riches and variety of landscapes of an entire continent, a holiday to India is one incredible experience!
Between the towering Himalayas and Kerala’s beach fringed tip, there’s millennia’s worth of history to discover, think Taj Mahal and Varanasi, and friendly locals of all creeds and cultures to meet.
The north of the country is the India of many people’s dreams, a colourful kaleidoscope of temples, palaces, spectacular scenery and wonderful wildlife. Search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park, be starstruck by the romance of the Taj Mahal or explore the fascinating remnants of past empires from the Moghuls to the British Raj.
For a more relaxed pace turn your eyes to the sultry south. Cruise on the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, breathe in the fresh cool air of the hill stations of the Western Ghats, explore little visited national parks and relax on golden beaches.
So, sip on chai, devour plenty of curries and submerge yourself in the sense assaulting, life-affirming land that is India!
India offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?
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No trip to India would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.
Home to the magnificent Taj Mahal and the extravagant legacy of the Mughal Empire, Agra is the apex of India's Golden Triangle.
Spread along the River Ganges, experience the colour, chaos and culture of true India in the holy city of Varanasi.
Life is a lot slower in Kerala, here is where you'll find a maze of winding backwaters, beautiful beaches and India’s more easy-going cities.
The gateway to the elaborate grandeur of Rajasthan, Jaipur boasts breathtaking architecture alongside streets full of vibrant bazaars.
In India's rambunctious capital, the grandest Mughal, colonial and modern sights sit side by side surrounded by the buzz of the cosmopolitan populace.
Udaipur has long been considered India's most romantic city thanks to its beautiful setting along the shores of Lake Pichola.
Home to the world's highest peak, the Himalayas are more than a colossal mountain range. There's a fascinating human story here that will captivate your soul.
Best known for its population of majestic Bengal Tigers, Ranthambore's beautiful setting is teeming with fascinating wildlife
Mumbai is a powerhouse of industry and the home of Bollywood. It's a city of stark contrasts giving you a glimpse at every aspect of life in captivating India.
A modern city dotted with historical treasures and bustling bazaars, Amritsar is also home to the holiest shrine of Sikhism, the Golden Temple.
Nestled in the scenic foothills of the Himalayas, ride the famous Toy Train to Shimla and experience one of the world's most spectacular railway journeys.
Clustered around the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, the streets between Jodhpur's blue-hued buildings are home to fragrant spice markets and more.
Known as the ‘Golden City', Jaisalmer is a vision rising out of the desert sands with the spectacular royal palace at its heart.
The mystical city of Pushkar has grown around one of India's most sacred lakes whose banks are dotted with hundreds of temples and bathing ghats.
Once India's most glamorous destination, Darjeeling is encircled by lush tea plantations and overlooked by the glorious vistas of the vast Himalayas.
With a thriving arts and culture scene, laid-back Kolkata offers a welcoming warmth to visitors who flock to see the grand old colonial buildings of yesteryear.
All of our holidays in India are accompanied by a dedicated National Escort throughout. We task them with the responsibility to keep you safe, happy, inspired and entertained and they respond with Gusto! Guiding you through the intricacies and eccentricities of the Indian way of doing things with expert ease.
I love to share my passion for my country and culture with visitors and try to make sure that each guest is fully immersed in India’s cultural richness. I love the Taj Mahal and the story behind it, and also wandering down the lanes of Varanasi’s ghats – it is here that you find the true India.
Mr Jain was so knowledgeable, we learnt so much from him about India’s history, and felt much more in touch with the culture because of it.Mr and Mrs Jones
The diversity of India is the reason I love my job. Each part is full of different history, culture, customs and religions. I particularly love the incredible history of Rajasthan and my own city, Jaipur – my favourite monument is the Amber Fort, and I hope my guests are as impressed with it as I am.
We were guided through Rajasthan expertly by Jasvir, who looked after us wonderfully. He was so animated, especially about Jaipur, his home city and filled us with fascinating information!Mr Richard
Southern India is a land of beautiful temples and wonderful nature, it is my favourite part of India. I enjoy sharing its wonders with my groups – be it trekking or boating in a forest reserve, visiting spice gardens, Ayurvedic massage or simply shopping for spices in a bustling market. There is no better place to explore in India, and no better person to show you!
Exploring Kerala with Vishal was a magical experience. His passion for the area was infectious and we loved every minute of our time there.Paul and Sara
I love to share the history of Rajasthan with my guests. I feel nothing but excitement while explaining the history and culture of my country because India is the only country with such a diverse number of customs, cultures and religions.
Raj was calm, collected and coordinated – the tour ran like clockwork. We really enjoyed Raj’s commentary and felt so well looked afterMs Briggs
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Wonderful blend of historical, geographical and social information from an excellent, knowledgable guide. The experience of sights, sounds and aromas will stay with us for a long time. The whole experience, however, surpassed our expectations! Incredible India!Linda
PaulThoroughly enjoyable and interesting tour, which was a memorable experience. Our guide, Bhawani, was top quality, superbly well organised, informative and authoritative. All considered, extremely worthwhile and brilliantly organised. Thank you, Wendy Wu Tours.
Amazing seamless trip on the Golden Triangle tour in India. The hotels were fabulous, food delicious and our tour guide AJay went above and beyond to ensure all guests on our tour were well looked after and catered for. All was perfect and I'd recommend it without question.June
The best time to visit India is from October to March. Each season offers a different climate depending on where in India you are visiting. During May to September, the weather can be quite hot and humid as well as in monsoon season which is June to September. During the winter months of November to January, the temperatures can drop and the weather can become cooler. Read more about when to visit India
The food offered on all of our India tours is locally sourced cuisine so that you can get a real taste for authentic ingredients and recipes, especially spices! Local delicacies from markets can also be tried as well as street food from places like Delhi. On request, western food is easily available. India is the ultimate foodie country and each city offers its own significant dish and a different range of flavours, textures and ingredients. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are in abundance with a huge choice for other dietary requirements as well.
India is now an extremely diverse place and most types of clothing are not restricted, however, women are expected to cover up when visiting places of religious significance like temples. Items such as knee length skirts and shorts are suitable for women (and shorts for men) and these types of clothes are widely accepted. It is always recommended to carry a light cardigan/shawl/pashmina when travelling as well as shoes that are easy to take on and off such as flip flops to be prepared to enter a religious building (some sites will require you to enter bare foot).
The local currency is Rupees which is a closed currency. It is best to either take Sterling in cash to change once you arrive in India, or to withdraw money from an ATM once you arrive in India (charges may apply). Smaller denominations are recommended for taxis, rickshaws, tipping and comfort breaks etc.
This is highly dependent on where you are travelling to, but distances could vary from 2 – 4 hours. Traffic is extremely busy in a lot of areas of India but on our tours we will always try to travel outside peak times.
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