Truly Exceptional is a collective of hand-curated itineraries that we showcase with our years of experience & passion for travel in the Indian Sub-Continent. All itineraries change the meaning of luxury travel in India & are completely flexible to each and every need of each guest.
“This is India; the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendour and rags, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a thousand nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition — the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.” Mark Twain
In one word, India is ‘diversity’; glamorous and beguiling, splendid and romantic, energetic and colourful, the entire country is awash with colourful travel experiences for the daring, the cautious and the luxury traveller visiting India. She lays claim to the soaring snow-capped Himalaya mountains, the sleepy rhythmic Kerala backwaters, the cultural Golden Triangle and everything in between, not to mention the splendid Mughal architecture of the infamous Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb and Agra Fort, and some of the world’s most outstanding luxury hotels – from historic havelis to royal forts and palaces of the maharajas. Whilst on a luxury India holiday you will find remarkable history and culture, sumptuous food, spectacular scenery, effervescent metropolises, inherent kindness, unsurpassed luxury and infectious happiness that is prevalent throughout the country.
Luxury India trips offer experiences for every kind of traveller. Rajasthan is the ideal region for romantic honeymoons; discreet and fairy-tale palaces, candlelit dinners under the stars of the Thar Desert and private boat trips on the serene Lake Pichola. Family tours in India turn the country into an adventure playground just waiting to be explored and discovered, particularly the temple scattered sites of Tamil Nadu, where our expert guides can bring the history and magic alive. India is also perfect for adventure holidays and has some of the best wildlife and birdlife viewing opportunities in Asia. Head to Central India, to the wildlife rich state of Madhya Pradesh, where leopard, sloth bear, sambar deer, langur, wild boar, wild dog, jungle cat and many more species abound, including hundreds of resident and migratory birds. One might even be lucky enough to see a majestic tiger in its natural habitat in rural Rajasthan, especially in the renowned Ranthambore National Park. That’s the beauty of luxury tours of India, they can be tailor-made to one’s exact requirements.
Cultural & Heritage Tours
India traces its heritage and culture back to thousands of years. This magnificent country has witnessed countless prosperous episodes of history, and each has left its distinct imprint on it. Through heritage & cultural tour packages in India, one can witness the legacy of the past ages by exploring the magnificent forts, larger than life havelis and other such fabulous monuments.
If a stay in the heritage hotels of Rajasthan will leave you bedazzled by the show of extravagance, the elegance of temples in Gujarat will win your heart gradually. With India heritage tours, you can visit the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, where the architectural excellence and continuity of tradition leave you humbled. A cultural tour of India lets you admire, contemplate and ponder at the excellence achieved in the field of arts, crafts, and architecture.
In recent years, India has become a famous destination amidst trekking enthusiasts, from all across the globe. The mountain ranges do not only offer great trekking opportunities but are also filled with a lot of natural beauty, sprinkled all around. India’s mountain ranges are home to some of the most spectacular and gripping routes for trekking. The mountainous terrains of the Indian Himalayas and the Karakorams as well as the Garhwal and Kumaon regions have some amazing opportunities for interesting trekking tours, opted by a large number of trekking enthusiasts every year.
Along with some easy routes, India also offers difficult trekking paths along rugged terrain mountains where along with trekking, you can also enjoy the surrounding local scenery and waterfalls gushing downwards. Indian Holiday has to offer some spine-thrilling trekking tours at some of the most picturesque locations.
The list of popular trek in India includes Markha Valley Trek, Zanskar Valley Trek, Stok Trek in Ladakh, Kinner and Spiti Trek in Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by Tibet in the east, located on the northeastern side of Himachal Pradesh, Kinner cuddles three of the imposing mountain ranges – the Greater Himalaya, the Dhauladhar and the Zanskar. Some of the other well-known treks are Bakhim and Dzongri in Sikkim; trek routes to take, Ravangla, Legship, Pemayangtse, Yuksom in other northeastern regions of India. In South India, trekking in Coonoor is quite popular. The Ganges Gangotri trek is another popular trek that takes you to Gomukh (Hindi translation: the cow’s mouth), the source of the holy river Ganga. Along with the picturesque locations, this place also houses the magnificent view of Mt. Shivling and the Bhagirathi group of mountains where you reach after trekking for 18 kms from Gangotri.
If you want to explore the beauty of India, Nepal and Bhutan through fascinating trek routes, opt for trekking routes at Truly India Tours.
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A majestic way of traveling, we present to you some of the best luxury trains in India. Recreating the royal way of traveling as the erstwhile royalty in India, Indian luxury trains are ornamented in regal style offering a range of modern conveniences taking of a tour of India like never before. Hop on board on one of the several luxury trains in India. They are namely – Maharajas’ Express, Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey and Golden Chariot. Luxury train travel in India offers the incomparable experience to explore some of the most popular tourist destinations of India.
Along with Hinduism, India is home to several other religions too, one of which is Buddhism that went even beyond the borders of India, towards East, South and South East Asia. Gautam Buddha was born a prince in Lumbini as King Siddhartha. He began his journey towards India in search of the answers to a number of questions about life and suffering. Finally, after years of meditation, he attained ‘nirvana’ (enlightenment). Later, he preached and taught sermons, till leaving to his heavenly abode from Kushinagar.
The Buddhist Circuit Tour comprises of the four places that were extremely significant in the life of Buddha– the place where he was born, attained Enlightenment, preached first Sermon and then reached Nirvana. Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar are important places in the Buddhist Circuits that are linked to the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. Along with these, there are various other important sites too where Buddha had travelled to, during his lifetime.
The teachings of Lord Buddha became popular after King Ashoka of India, embarked on a journey where he visited the important sites following the Footsteps of Lord Buddha. These places include Lumbini in Nepal and Bodhgaya, Sarnath as well as Kushinagar in India. The other important places of Buddha’s life include Vaishali, Rajgir and Sravastii (India) and his early home at Tilaurakot in Kapilvastu, Nepal.
Motorcycle Tours in India offer the ultimate experience of an adventure of a lifetime. The diverse terrain of the country covered in mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, forests, plains or along the sea, there are amazing trails to embark upon bike tours in India.
If you seek the feel of the wind in your face, the company of your bike and the most enriching experience, Truly India Tours offers a wide range of specially-crafted motorcycle adventure tours in India. When the scenic bike trails are met with the well-planned itineraries and guided tours, then the experience is surely incomparable.
While Indian tours are itself a cherished experience, motorbike trips in India not only enhance the thrill but bike rides bring you a lot closer to nature as possible and explore the nooks and corners of the place. As you ride at your own pace there are more possibilities to involve in the heritage and culture or even some local festival.
River Rafting Tours
If you are longing for change from the monotonous routine of a regular life or want to feel the adrenalin rush in your body then opting for a river rafting tour is going to satisfy most of your desires. If you are an adventure avid person and love challenges then pack your bags for a super adventurous rafting tour. White-water rafting is for the people who thrive on hair soaking risks and keep the adrenalin flowing all the time. Enjoy the thrill while rushing down fast-flowing mountain streams and fighting against the dizzy rapids and dangerous boulders, while clutched on an inflatable and fragile river raft. The white river rafting is surely an enjoyable experience and offers a unique way to explore the rural areas and natural environments of India.
The white river rafting can be enjoyed at various destinations in India including Manali, Rishikesh, Ladakh. The sport of white water rafting provides with the sense of accomplishment over the swift, swirling rivers as it gushes through the spectacular mountains. The sport of rafting is practiced in the upper areas of the river where the water is wild and its color is white as it froths and foams while hitting against rocky outcrops, narrow gorges and falls at deep gradients. The best period to enjoy rafting is between September to November and from March to May.
Some of the finest River rafting destinations include Lake Paradise, Nanital, Uttarakhand, Asan Barrage, Uttarakhand, Kudiyala, Uttarakhand, Lake Paradise, Nanital, Uttarakhand, Asan Barrage, Uttarakhand, Kudiyala, Uttarakhand, Satluj River, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Ravi, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh and Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh.
We at Truly India Tours have come up with some of the best rafting itineraries that are a meticulous work of our travel experts and also offer you with some of the quality rafting trips having great focus on the scenic beauty of mountains spread across Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Uttarakhand.
India – the incredible land of Maharajas, and a country boasting of an immensely rich culture and tradition, ranks as one of the most happening tourist destinations for travellers from across the globe. The land offers ample accommodation options for the numerous domestic as well as foreign tourists visiting various destinations within the country. Exotic and inspiring, the Luxury Hotels in India epitomize elegance and hospitality.
Run by some of the most renowned Hotel chains in the country, the premium luxury hotels in India compete with the best in the international hospitality industry. These hotels and resorts offer you a range of choice in terms of world-class luxury and comfort.
The distinctive feature of these first class hotels in India is their high standard and quality accommodation that caters to the needs of all kinds of tourists. Equipped with all the modern facilities, the luxury hotels in India promise to offer world-class hospitality and personalized services to tourists visiting India.
Designed to suit all tastes and styles, the Luxury Hotels in India offer excellent accommodation in addition to contemporary facilities and gracious services. While staying at the India Luxury Hotels, you will be pampered with almost every amenity you might need – from comfortably furnished rooms and suites to well-equipped conference halls, and a host of modern-day facilities.
Equipped with all the modern facilities, the luxury hotels in India promise to offer world-class hospitality and personalized services to tourists visiting India. They offer unparalleled services to business as well as leisure travelers. These hotels can be termed havens of luxury, comfort and cosiness, satisfying every possible need of tourists.
India is well-known as a country where people of various religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism, reside in a perfect harmony. The presence of temples all around the landscape of the country is a proof of the strong religious faith of its people. That is not all. India is home to important religious sites of every religion that also attract pilgrims from all across the globe.
From the time civilization begun, temples have been an important part of the life of the Indians. Visited by devotes from all around the world, the temples in India are extremely beautiful and sacred. Every temple, be it North, South, East or West, makes you feel that the Divine power is omnipresent. The idols of the deities bring a feeling of calmness. If you spend some time in the temple premises, you actually feel completely unburdened. Every temple has an associated legend too.
The Himalayan region becomes the tourist hotspot of summer holidays in India with its array of trekking trails, high altitude mountain passes, clear blue lakes and its cultural diversity that includes ancient Tibetan Buddhism.
Though the cities of northern plains such as Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Bhopal are parched because of the heat of the sun, hill towns up north like Srinagar, Leh, Ladakh, Ranikhet and Ooty offer a retreat from the scorching heat of the sun. Summer is actually the best time to explore the beauty of these hill towns.
During your summer vacation in India, you can indulge in a large number of activities. You can relax by the beaches of the western coast, can plan a trip to Kashmir- paradise on earth or can embark on a trekking safari in the mountains of Leh or enjoy whitewater rafting in Rishikesh. That is not all. You can explore the meadows of Himachal on-foot, can visit the lush valleys of Munnar and Kodaikanal or simply relax in an Ayurveda and Spa resort. The options are never-ending.
Truly India Tours offers you some amazing tour packages so that you can have a great summer vacation in India, enjoying a number of activities.
Whether you’re planning a romantic escape, family getaway or going to take in the sights luxury cruises in India offer you the much-deserved break across some of the most diverse locales across India.
Whereas the M.V. Mahabahu Cruise takes you on a cultural excursion through the path less traveled in North East India sailing through the cascading waters of Brahmaputra River, you may select to set sail through the palm fringed backwaters of Kerala the luxury cruise liner Vrinda by Oberoi Group.
Yet another luxury cruise by Vivada set sail to the world’s largest mangroves and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sunderban Delta, the Heritage River Ganges Cruise lets you explore the Eastern river banks and former colonies which were established by the French and the Portuguese in Bengal.
Golden Triangle Tours
Golden Triangle Tours is a classic introduction to country especially for the first time visitors on holidays in India. If you’ve never been to the subcontinent before, start here for it could not get any better than a Golden Triangle India tour package.
Covering 3 most prominent tourist destinations in the heartland of India i.e. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the Golden Triangle Tours are simply magical. These tour packages offer one of the finest cultural experience in India along with a visit to some of the finest monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Enjoy a luxurious retreat in the country by traversing Golden Triangle India. This is one of the best ways to taste the significance of rich heritage and culture like never before. For a better understanding of the history, culture and heritage, there are no better options than escorted tours India Golden Triangle. With your very own guide and help the holiday becomes one of the most exciting memories of India.
The India triangle tour starts with an enjoyable city tour of Delhi where you would visit the picturesque attractions. The list of must-visit places includes Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb etc. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk is the major highlight of the golden triangle tour itinerary.
Next attraction on the list is the Agra. Here, you will be left spellbound after witnessing the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal. Most of the Golden Triangle India tour packages include visiting this architectural wonder at the time of sunrise. Here you can enjoy shopping till your heart’s content. Nestled on the banks of River Yamuna, the ‘City of Taj’, is a haven for history buffs and architecture lovers. Thus, you can rest assured of the fun-filled vacations with well-planned golden triangle holiday packages.
Another key point to note about India’s Golden Triangle is that it also covers Fatehpur Sikri en route. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city flaunts ornate historical monuments. Interesting legends associated with the place are the major draw for the tourists.
Apart from the above 03 cities, Golden Triangle Tours are clubbed with some extensions like, Ranthambore, for your tiger safari, Varanasi, the holy city of India, Shimla, a spa retreat, Udaipur, the city of lakes & many more.
We have extended our years of expertise in running educational tours by creating tailor-made excursions for schools, universities and institutions who are interested in educational trips to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives & Bangladesh.
Our educational tour itineraries go beyond just seeing the sights. Through professionally guided tours and insight into each destination, we invite you and your students to become actively engaged in the local culture. Our aim is to inspire students to develop new skills and friendships, to increase their understanding of international issues and other cultures and to unite them as part of our global community who can work together and rise to the challenges of the world we live in.
We offer tailor-made excursions that focus on developing leadership and teamwork skills, building self-confidence and facilitating young people to re-evaluate some of their beliefs, attitudes and assumptions, particularly around different cultures and their own priorities in life.
From the Royal Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh to the endangered Single-horned Rhinoceros of Kaziranga, the exotic wildlife of India is truly mesmerizing. The call for wildlife holidays in India is very strong owing to the diversity of the country. One of the best ways to enjoy escape in the wilderness is to choose any of the well-planned wildlife tour packages in India.
To start with, India has a blissful diversity of wildlife nestled in all corners of the country. This gives more than enough reasons for wildlife holidays. The lush forests, scrawny desert-scape, snow draped mountains, places beside water bodies and almost every place is home to many species of the animal kingdom.
India Wildlife tours will take you to all these destinations and allow you to cherish unforgettable moments. The first of its kind, the Jim Corbett National Park lies in the foothills of Himalayas. The Keoladeo National Park, a World Heritage, lure bird watchers from around the world. Another UNESCO World Heritage site, the Sunderbans is home to ferocious Tigers as well as rare crocodiles. The home of one-horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga National Park is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sasan Gir National Park is the only home to Asiatic Lions outside Africa. Madhya Pradesh is home to many Tiger Reserves in India, abounding with a healthy population. Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench are popular places in Central India. Additionally, Periyar and Kabini down the South enjoy worldwide repute for versatile birdlife and big cat species.
The list is endless for the exciting opportunities of wildlife holidays in India. Spend some days at the luxury jungle resorts, eco tents, budget hotels or guest houses nearby the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India. Rest assured that you will have an unforgettable voyage through the wildlife reserves that inspired even Rudyard Kipling to pen down the eternal story of Mowgli. Pay a visit to the nature’s own kingdom while you embark upon wildlife safari in India. Escape to the world of the wild with jeep safari, elephant safari, jungle patrolling, bird watching, and stay at wildlife resorts that complete your holiday.
India is home to people and pilgrimage sites of various religious faiths including Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Christianity, Parsis, and Judaism. A number of religious of the world have found their emerging roots in India.
You can realize this by exploring its temples, churches, monasteries and other places of religious importance. You can opt for a tour to any of the well-known sites such as the holy Sikh city of Amritsar for world-renowned Golden Temple; Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama’s home-in-exile; Rishikesh, the World’s Yoga capital and Varanasi, located on the banks of the holy Ganges, or taking a dip in the holy waters of river Ganga at Har-ki-Paudi in Haridwar.
India can be called the hub of spiritual tourism. Depending on your faith, you can opt for your place of visit. Every religious site in India attracts devotees from all around the world.
If you love indulging in adventure activities then India is a perfect destination for you, that offers superb prospects for adventure tourism. For the same reason, in the past few years, India has become quite famous as an adventure travel destination, all across the world. One can indulge in a number of adventure activities. The mountains of the northern region of India and the beaches of Goa offer excellent opportunities for such activities and thus are visited by a large number of people every year.
Manali, a beautiful well-known hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is a perfect place to enjoy a number of adventure sports such as fishing, white water rafting, paragliding, skiing, mountaineering, hiking and a few more.
For hikers and para- gliders, Leh is a place that offers great opportunities. You can also treat your eyes to the surrounding natural beauty. That is not all. Leh is also perfect for some extremely popular trekking trails such as from Likir to Temisgam as well as Trek to Markha Valley from Spituk. In the months of July and August, you can also enjoy white water rafting in the river Indus (Leh), the river Shayok (Nubra Valley) and the river Zanskar (Zanskar). You can also indulge in camel safaris in the Nubra Valley.
If you are a water baby and love water sports then you should head towards the Goa beaches. The list of such activities is long including parasailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, kite surfing, banana rides, windsurfing, and catamaran sailing.
For those who are trekking enthusiasts then they can visit the regions of Garhwal and Kumaon, Kinnaur and Spiti Trek in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. In the Southern region of India, Coonoor is popular amidst tourists as a trekking destination.
For those who are not really brave hearts, boat ride in Srinagar, Udaipur, Varanasi, Mahabalipuram and Periyar national park are perfect. While cruising slowly in a boat, you can enjoy the natural beauty sprinkled all around.
Those tourists who love being alone in peace for hours, activities like fishing and angling in Jim Corbett national park, Kerala and Goa are perfect. While indulging in fishing, you can also admire the natural beauty of the riversides.
Does river rafting excite you? If yes, Sikkim’s Teesta River, rivers Beas and Satluj in Himachal, mighty river Ganges and its seat Gangotri in Garhwal Himalayas, Lake Kudiyala of Uttarakhand, Ravi and Bhalukpung in Assam offer great opportunities. Opt for River Rafting tours and let adrenaline levels get high.
If romance is high on your agenda and you are looking for best honeymoon places to go for a beautiful beginning, Honeymoon Tour Packages by Truly India Tours will prove to be the perfect catalyst in igniting sparks. Available for all major tourist destinations across India, honeymoon tours provide the quintessential break you need after the maddening shenanigans of a wedding. Most destinations in our honeymoon tour packages in India are tailor-made for a memorable honeymoon – quaint, secluded, private and fun. If you feel like blending in, there are always the popular tourist landmarks to fall back on.
Truly India has meticulously crafted some of the choicest itineraries across different budgets, duration, themes and destinations from all over India. Our honeymoon packages in India are as varied as the country itself. We have options of tours for the couples who would like to experience luxury, get pampered with royal traditions, float on a houseboat amid backwaters, relax by the beach, snuggle by a fireside on a hill station or customize their own itinerary.
For beach bums who just want some time alone, we have several itineraries that will offer the ideal beach honeymoon in India. Popular names include Goa, Kerala, and Andaman, while the others are Pondicherry, Alibag, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Gokarna and so many more. Here, Kerala earn bonus points here, owing to its blissful spread of backwaters, hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, pampering Ayurveda sessions, culture along with the scenic beaches.
For the touch of royalty along with abundance of cherished moments, Rajasthan fits the bill for royal honeymoon in India. Cover historic sites, culturally-enriched places, majestic forts, palaces, temples, the Thar Desert, stay in heritage hotels and more. In fact, Udaipur is Rajasthan one of the most romantic places in the world. Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, Bikaner, Jodhpur and more are important markers of the tour.
When it comes to the hill lovers, the entire spread of Himalayas in India and the Western Ghats are ready to embrace you. They truly offer the most romantic places in India. Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and even the North East India have the most memorable delights.
Furthermore, for the thrill of adventure in addition of romance, India does not back out, there is lot to do. Even here, the Northeast Honeymoon Tours offer the most memorable delights, Enjoy insights to the most virgin lands in the country. Most tours come with specific meal plans and offer extensive local sightseeing.
The lure of honeymoon in India is like no other. You will be treated as Gods as India believes in the tradition of treating guests as Gods. Your whim and every wish will be catered to whenever you book honeymoon packages. Create blissful beginnings or even rekindle love at the charming locales of the country.
If you love to travel and it’s the luxury you are seeking, let us help you create unique travel experiences and journeys across India. From luxury cruises and trains to top vacation destinations in India, Truly India Tours has access to some of the top luxury hotels and resorts in India which are not available elsewhere.
Find some of the best luxury hotels, spa retreats, golf courses, Ayurveda resorts and cultural experiences around the most popular destinations in India. Every experience included here is designed to surprise and delight even the most experienced traveler.
When it comes to defining a great civilization the first thing that is taken into account is its magnificent architecture. The Indian architecture is a perfect blend of various architectural styles since it has been influenced by various dynasties. All these dynasties and regions find due expression in India. The Indian architecture is a great celebration of the creativity of the unknown artisans who dedicated their lives to bring to life these wondrous pieces of alluring beauty. India is dotted with many world famous architectural works like the Qutub Minar and the Taj Mahal and some of the monuments that are still cloaked in obscurity, waiting to be discovered and to be included in the tourist circuit for being the architectural gem nevertheless.
The beautiful building of Vidhan Sabha of Bangalore, rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram, Elephanta caves, Char Minar in Hyderabad, Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad, Jama Masjid in Delhi, Khajuraho temples, Places and temples of Orchha, Buddhist monasteries and Jain temples are some of the most stunning examples of great architecture in India, all of which can be explored with architectural tours in India.
The architecture of India is classified as forts, palaces, mosques, temples, churches and museums. The history of Indian architecture dates back to the Indus valley civilization that had its existence around five thousand years ago. The main architectural heritage of India can be classified on the basis of religion such as Mughal and other Muslim architecture, Jain temple architecture, Hindu temple and fort architecture, Buddhist art and architecture, Sikh architecture etc. the Mughal architecture in India has a glimpse of Indo-Islamic- Persian style that flourished in India during the rule of Mughal empire. The Mughal architecture was a typical mortar-masonry work formed of dressed stones. Monuments of featuring the Persian art and architecture include Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb and Red Fort, two magnificent pieces of archietcure which can be visited with architectural tours.
The Indo- European style architecture is a gift from the British that left India with the social customs, the legacy of English language and great methods of administrative functioning that are spread across the widely varied terrains of India. To explore the rich architecture of India that has been contributed by many dynasties, religion & rulers. choose from the various Architectural tours of India that have been listed on our site.
In India, handlooms have contributed a major share in traditional art form. With textile tours, you get the opportunity to explore various centres of textile industry, all across India. While being on the tour, you will get the clear glimpses of rich Indian culture. Every region of India is connected with their respective traditional crafts.
Gujarat and Rajasthan, the ancient textile tie & dye practice, are celebrated for the Bandhani. Thus, these textiles are very popular and sought-after. In this region, you may find the women wearing bandhani saris and garments. The tiny little dots in various beautiful and intricate patterns reflect the skills of bandhani artists. The artisans apply wax or use cotton thread to make knots and provide resistance to the pattern on the fabric. To make the knot, the artisans use seed of various sizes. Thereafter, the tied fabric is immersed in dyes for a long duration. The dye is unable to go through the knots and thus, helps in creating an amazing wearable work of tie and dye art.
In Gujarat, Kutch is celebrated for its 16 different types of embroideries. These embroideries reflect the significance of their respective communities. Through these embroideries you may, at times, provided the glimpses of occupation, religion and location of the people. The embroidery designs include animals, birds and flowers. You may find embroidery on clothes, saris, hats, shawls, quilts, purses, etc. During your trip, you are certainly going to face difficulties in deciding the best amongst the amazing embroideries to purchase them as souvenirs.
The elegant saris and handlooms in the collection are certainly from the weavers of Orissa. The traditional village of Orissa, Nuapatna, is known for the skills of the weavers. The tussah or the tussar variety of silk is used by the weavers to weave home furnishings. For the production of Silk, intensive labour is required. The villagers put their dexterous efforts to get the strong, lustrous and lightweight threads, able to absorb dyes. The children in the village collect the cocoons of the silkworms and place them in hot water. Through this way, the worms get killed and the loose filaments are twined together to form a single strand of thread. In the local dialect (Oriya), this process is called as ‘Janga’. The locally produced silk is woven according to the age-old local traditions. Alternatively, the silk textiles are also regarded as the sign of the social status. For the weaving of the silk textiles, various techniques like Ikat, Tapestry and supplementary thread patterning weave are used.
The time taking technique of Ikat has earned popularity to Orissa. Indigo and other natural dyes have been used in the textiles since the prehistoric times. Although, the chemical dyes are nowadays becoming very popular. The threads are horizontally dyed before weaving them into textile. The threads are arranged on a frame for dying. Tape is tied on the parts where dying is not required. Thereafter, the thread is removed from the frame and dipped into the color. During the second color dye, the tape is removed and placed on the other part for protection. This traditional technique is several thousand years old. The world famous Ikat textiles could be bought from the government co-operative shops as well as the main bazaars of Bhubaneshwar, the capital city.
With the textile tours, Truly India Tours welcomes you to indulge in the experience of joy while watching the processing of silk fabric and savor the bandhani style fabrics in the color of your choice.
If a storm in your cup is what you need, India is the place to visit. Tea cultivation flourished in India when it was under the subjugation of the British Empire. Today India is the largest exporter of tea all over the world. Over the years, tea tourism in India has gained immense popularity among globetrotters. Indeed, it is India’s answer to wine tourism offered by European countries like France and Germany.
Indian Tea-estate owners and private travel agencies are uniting enthusiastically to present to tourists a taste of India’s most popular beverage owing to its tea tourism packages to Assam and Darjeeling and other famous tea producing regions in India. The wonder beverage is loaded with anti-oxidants and fights cancer. What’s more, with herbal and green teas foraying their way into the market, the unpleasant effects of caffeine can also be given a miss. Flavoured Indian teas are all the rage with tourists opting for tea tourism in India.
Prominent tea producing regions and thereby tea tourism sites in India are Darjeeling in West Bengal, Munnar in Kerala, Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, Ooty in Tamil Nadu, and Assam. The very popular Darjeeling tea is grown on the foothills of the Himalayas, and is a cherished Indian black tea. Generally, Indians prefer their tea with milk and sugar. This convention may have originated during the British rule; alternatively the Indians may have passed it on to the British considering their fondness for cow’s milk.
Confucius once said, “The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.” Eating habit of an individual does reflect the person in you and the eating habits of communities set forth the character of a country. India is no exception and the huge variety of cuisines in this country defines the manifold aspects of the Indian subcontinent. A culinary tour, India, helps you take a trip down the diverse cooking cultures and thereby know the country better.
India, being a kaleidoscope of varied cultures and communities, has every corner of the country speak a different tone, live a different life, eat different food and of course, and add different spices and flavours to life and cooking. Yet, the people maintain a strong unity among themselves. Food and cooking are the two important facets that describe a clan largely. Due to the existence of the huge variety of communities in this country, there is automatically a variety of cooking styles in India. Each state has a typical cuisine and each of these cuisines is unique. Once you delve deep into the cooking tour in India, you get to learn about Indian cuisines beyond ‘Chicken Tikka Masala’.
Starting from beverages to main courses to curries to desserts – you get to glimpse a huge array of diverse kinds of food through the country. Broadly speaking, Indian cooking styles change with every geographical turn throughout its entire territory. The North, South, East and Western parts, each reflect a characteristically different aroma and taste that complements the nature of the people of the particular zone.
Despite the diversity in cuisines, there are some food items which are staple food for almost all across the country. Rice and various types of Indian bread like, chappatis, rotis, naan, and puris are consumed along with side dishes of pulses, vegetables, meat, yogurt and pickles. The curries and gravies are the ones that mainly differ in each zone.
Beach holidays in India is among the top choices to enjoy a vacation in the country. Surrounded by Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, there are abundant options for beach travel. From the siesta and sussegado of beaches in Goa, to the snorkeling and exploring rich coral life at the tropical islands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep, take your pick from the beach tour packages in India tastefully crafted for you by Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd.
When thinking about the golden coast, cerulean waters and tropical weather, the image of Goa beaches conjures up in your mind. The entire state lies along the Arabian Sea and have abundant options of having the best beach getaways. Closely, behind is the island archipelago of Andaman settled off-shore the country in its heavenly bliss and the Lakshadweep Islands in the middle of the Laccadive Sea. Kerala, the blessed land of Gods is just behind.
Karnataka, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra have scenic beaches wish plentiful opportunities for water sports activities. The union territories of Pondicherry, Daman and Diu too are also some of the top beach holiday destinations. From short 3 days tour to Goa to extended water sports tour in Bangaram Island and from romantic honeymoon package in Andaman to the rejuvenating beach holiday in Kerala, we offer the most comprehensive list of beach vacation packages in India to choose from.
So doesn’t matter if it is just about lazing around the sun, the thrill of scuba diving to explore rich marine life and corals, surfing the waves or a private and romantic honeymoon, go ahead and take your pick or plan your own trip for an unforgettable beach holiday in India.
While the beaches in India is the loved escape for a romantic honeymoon, getting away from crowds, enjoying each other’s company. Of late it has gained popularity to enjoy exciting family beach vacations. Covered with coastline on its Eastern and Western sides, India is popular in the form of a paradise beach retreat. Every year, a large number of tourists from all across the world, visit the tropical beaches in India to enjoy its sun, sea, sand and breeze. So, take a look at the best options beach tour packages in India.
Festivals & Fairs Tours
India is the land of fun and frolic. The Indians celebrate the various fairs and festivals to the extent that there are more number of fairs and festivals in a year than the total number of days. The rites and the rituals followed by the Indians, the enthusiasm and faith that are constant features add to the charm of the fairs and festivals.
Most Indian festivals are regional, seasonal or religious. The unity of the diverse country like India can be seen at the national festivals of the Republic day (26th January), Independence Day (15th August) and Gandhi Jayanti i.e. the birth anniversary of the father of the nation (2nd October).
There is a big list of the religious festivals that are celebrated in India. In the secular country of India people light up their homes with as many lights on Diwali as on Christmas, the fireworks are as loud as on Onam. The colors of Holi are spread across the castes and creeds.
Hindus commemorate the birth anniversaries of their deities as Ram Navami, Maha Shivratri, Janam Ashtami similarly, the Sikhs remember their gurus on Gurpurab. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, an unspoken pledge is exchanged between, a brother and sister cementing their fraternal relationship.
Many of the festivals are subject to the lunar calendar. The Islamic festivals are celebrated according to the Muslim or the Hijri calendar. The month-long fasting is completed with Eid-ul-Fitr. The Islamic year commences with Awal Muharram. It is observed with attending religious lectures. The Jews rejoice on their New Year that falls on the 7th of September.
There is another list of seasonal fairs and festivals that are celebrated across India. Teej celebrates the onset of monsoon. The Ganguar fair and the festival of Baisakhi are held in the harvest season. Down south the people perform the seasonal ayyappa pooja. The harvest festival of Assam is Rongali Bihu when unbounded joy and enthusiasm is expressed through intoxicating songs and dances.
The colorful costumes, the captivating customs reveal the cultural heritage of India. Promotion of the Indian culture and heritage takes place at the famous Dance Festival of Konark in Orissa and the Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh. These festivals have the enchanting temples as background. The dancers from various parts of India participate in the festivals and perform the classical dances. These festivals add to the cultural tourism in India.
At the Surajkund Crafts Fair artists, craftsmen, painters, weavers and sculptors from various parts of the country flock to the Indian state Haryana to display and sell their creations to the various connoisseurs of arts and crafts. Visiting the fair is not just another way of spending a holiday in India for the tourists; it is an experience that reveals the artistic heritage of India.
People throng the Pushkar city of Rajasthan at the annual religious and cattle fair. Trades, parades, and race competitions are held for the camels, horses, and cows. The entire fair is a big draw for the tourism industry. The biggest cattle fair of Asia takes place at Sonepur, Bihar annually.
The Hindus actively participate in the Kumbh Mela held once in every three years either on the banks of river Godavari in Nasik, Shipra in Ujjain, the Ganges in Haridwar or at the confluence of the three sacred rivers namely, Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati in Allahabad. This auspicious fair of the Purna or Maha Kumbh is celebrated once in every twelve years at Allahabad. The delightful Hindu festival of Dusshera also sees several fairs were people participate with much zest and enthusiasm
Every year in July the sacred coastal city of Puri comes alive to celebrate the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath. Amidst the resounding clash of cymbals, the tumultuous thundering of drums, the three gods, Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra leave their abode, the Jagannath temple, to journey to the Gundicha Mandir. Millions of devotees flock to the city to watch the Triad ride in the elaborate chariot through the streets of Puri. The festival is spectacular, the occasion distinctive and the aura spiritual.
On the tenth day of the sixth month of the Ladakhi calendar, the Hemis monastery turns into a very large stage where monks, tourists and people from all over the world congregate for the famous masked dances. The Hemis festival lasts for two days and is the largest monastery festival in all of Ladakh and Spiti. The Hemis festival is not only a religious festival but also an annual fair for the entire region.
Amongst the many festivals, there is the Carnival of Goa, essentially a spring festival celebrated with joy and revelry in the beautiful beach capital of India. This erstwhile Portuguese settlement sings, dances and makes merry through the three days and four nights of the Carnival. Tourists’ inflow increases in leaps and bounds.
Festivities are time to reinforce the presence of God, rejuvenate ourselves and surrounding, remind us of our rich past, preserve the heritage of the country besides making merry by eating, drinking, shopping and exchanging gifts.
The fun and frolic felt at the fairs and festivals can only be experienced rather than explained. So you are welcome to the lovely land of India to visit the versatile country with fantastic hues of fairs and festivals, which are bound to leave you spellbound. The Gods, Goddesses, gaiety, glory, gifts, and goodies galore at the fairs and festivals, come be apart of them.
Handicrafts & Arts Tours
Undoubtedly, India is the richest country in terms of cultural heritage as it has an unending collection of arts and crafts. The results would still be the same, even if you skip the applied arts or handicrafts. Thus, there are countless objects made by hands, throughout India on a daily basis. These artifacts are objects of personal artistic expressions, national pride, symbols of family heritage and identity and sources of livelihood, for the artisans. On the other hand, these artifacts are to facilitate household chores, souvenirs, a source of beauty, marks of refined taste, etc.
The artisans are versatile and varied. There is diversity found in the skills that an artisan has been carrying old traditions to various arts and crafts. Retaining the indigenousness of the skills, the artists have successfully refined them at the same time. Thus, the artisans are praised for presenting the fusing of trend and tradition, with the amalgamation of legacy and developing art forms.
The train tourism in India has actually done wonders bringing to life the concept of ‘live life king-size’. The luxury trains of India namely the Palace-on-Wheels and the Royal Orient do more than providing opportunity of sightseeing the Indian States of Rajasthan and Gujarat. They offer an unforgettable holiday experience. The Palace on Wheels lives by its name and is no less than a fort on the swing. The lavish lifestyle, the facilities, the dècor, the comfort and the style have made the first tourist train of India the most sought after. The journey is like a dream come true.
In a way it is the fusion of the East with the West, it is the amalgamation of all the modern day facilities including the air conditioners, bars etc. with the trails through the picturesque cities of Rajasthan. The marvelous train that today is a joint effort of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and the Indian Railways is a legacy from the Rajputanas, the Viceroy of the British India and the Nizam of Hyderabad.
The slow yet steady track takes the tourists through the lows of the Indian Desert and the highs of the Aravalli range. The itinerary of the royal trip has been thoughtfully planned to concentrate on the journey at night and focus on sight seeing during the daytime. The shopping sprees in the bustling bazaars have also been well taken care of. Tourism aboard the Palace-on-Wheels is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the legendary traditional hospitality of India and in the royal state, Rajasthan. The spectacular combination of the sight, sound and smell of royal India will not fail to sweep you off your feet. Plus you get to savor the taste of celebrated Indian food. The views of terrific Taj Mahal, huge Hawa Mahal and its likes make the tour an absolute joy.
During this excursion, the tourists are overwhelmed with the beauty at the major stations of Jaipur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Bharatpur, and Agra chugging through the culturally colorful states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The welcoming elephants, garlands, music and dance can never fail to enchant any of the tourists. What better way of touring Rajasthan than being aboard the Palace-on-Wheels. The Desert Queen of Rajasthan has contributed immensely to the promotion of tourism in the state as well as in India.
Besides the Royal trains, the toy trains of India have attracted many a tourists. The ride on the train with a 4500 kilometers track chugs through the popular hill stations of the country like Shimal, Darjeeling, Ooty/ Udagamandalam or Ootacamund and Matheran. The toy trains are called so because of the narrow gauge railway lines they ride on. The Matheran Light Railway is another tourist attraction in India. The tiny mountain train commences its journey from Neral that is well connected by Mumbai suburban trains. The rail and road play hide and seek with each other, meeting and disappearing time and again.
The gradual gradient and the little toy trains urge you to be patient in life and enjoy each moment as it comes. Puffing along the jungles of Sal and teak, mountains, rocks and orchids. The nature seems to be at its best with the pace of the train and the rhythm of life.
The wondrous miniature of rail engineering that offers the most scenic beauties of the Himalayas from Kalka to Shimla and another from Jal Pai Guri to Darjeeling. The tourists are attracted to the old-world-charm offered by the toy train from Kalka to Shimla.
Promoting the train tourism in India is the Kangra Railway. Across the picturesque Kangra valley in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh the Kangra Railway is an experience in itself. There are not many places in India that can match the picturesque beauty of the Kangra valley in the sub-Himalayas. The beautiful glens and streams pass by the train making the journey a pleasure.
Down south we have a baffling trip around the Nilgiris, the mysterious tinge of blue that made the mountain name to be called so. The journey through the tea and coffee plantations, into the dense forests and up to the mountains offers the humming insects and the chirping birds simultaneously. Deep ravines and the cascading green slopes come as bonuses to the tourists of the Indian railways. These spots have repeatedly attracted members of the film industry. The mysterious mist will refresh you for quiet a few days though the Blue Mountain Railway has already completed its centenary. No doubt the train tourism is doing so well in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
India happened to be the second country in the world to play Golf, preceding the United Kingdom. The British gifted India both Cricket and Golf. The sport of Golf grew amidst the lush green farms, the soothing landscape and the fervour for the game make many a men move. Most of the Golf courses that have been developed in India are surrounded by natural beauty; the only thing visible till the sight may reach is the green grass. The accompanying caddies, competition, the charm of the game and the challenge to be win for oneself make the trip a memorable one.
Most of these golf clubs of India have the panache of the past. The caddies and the golf kit can be easily hired. The transportation and the food are an integral part of the itinerary.
What better if the game is intertwined with sightseeing! The flavor of India cannot be experienced in a better manner. The current capital of the India besides boosting of the Delhi Golf Club, the host of the very first golf tournament at the Asian Games held in 1982 has several spots worth visiting and shopping in the old Delhi and the new Delhi area. The sight-seeing has not been made mandatory for the golfing tourists at any of the stops. Peter Thompson revamped the Delhi Golf Club, on the Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, from where the golfing journey starts in 1977. Though the club existed since 1931 and comprised of verdant flora and deep bunkers. Today it is the busiest course for golfers amidst historical monuments like the Lal Bangla, made out of red sandstone.
The Chandigarh Golf Club, located in Sector 6 of the city is a pleasure to be at. The sprawling 132 acres of land all surrounded with thick mango, jamun, eucalyptus and kikar orchards are refreshing for the body and soul both.
The Shimla Golf Club, located at a distance of 23 kilometers from the British summer capital, at Naldhera is covered with soft grass.
The Calcutta Golf Club at the Golf club road was established way back in 1829 in the city of joy Calcutta. The title of ‘Royal’ was bestowed on it when the Royal couple of King George V and Queen Mary visited Calcutta in 1911. The course comprises of variety of vegetation and water tanks.
The Gymkhana Club Golf Course in Gindy, Chennai (Madras) was brought into being in 1886. The green are well kept and the other challenge besides that of the game id of the race horses who may bump into while on their workouts. This risk owes to the fact that the golf course lies inside the Gindy racecourse.
The Gymkhana Club in Ootacamund (Ooty) is located at a whooping height of 7,600 feet. This picturesque course was designed by Ross Thompson is amidst the beautiful Eucalyptus, Oak and Fir grooves.
The Golf Club in Bangalore, established in 1876, is a great golfing venue with the well-maintained greens.
Peter Thompson revamped the Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai in the Film capital of India like the Delhi Golf Club. It boosts of the lavish greens and an elephant pit.
So much fun, is such a small span of time! As a guest player in any of the clubs you will get to tee-off soon, so what are you waiting for, come on get going. Just catch up with the Golf fever that has caught the entire country in a big way. Add that extra touch of versatility in you by playing the different surfaces in the various golf clubs developed in several cities of India. The turfs, the mounds, the climate, the yards of green all make golf better than ever before.
Indian Rural Tours is a way of life which can be a variation in eco-tourism in India. More than half of Indian populace still lives in Villages. Fast urbanization has despite the fact that decreased the number of towns however there are still more than 600,000 towns in India. The town life of India features a totally unique world where one can lose in the smell of basic yet fascinating town life and desert the turmoil of urban communities and town in and outside India. A stroll on the harsh trails of Indian towns will enable you to experience different antiquated groups some of whose history goes back to as old as the Vedic Period inside the rustic towns of India like Villages of Rajasthan, Varanasi, Maharashtra and different conditions of the nation. You can witness the pristine excellence of the nation and its rich culture, conventions and basic way of life by heading out to some incredible towns of India that have overseen well to save every last bit of it.
Truly India’s innovative cycling itineraries take you off the beaten track for an up-close and personal experience of indigenous cultures, spellbinding landscapes, and food in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. We offer variations in tours that cover all types of terrains be it deserts, rain forests, mountains or the plains, catering to all sections of cyclists from amateurs, professionals and most importantly families.
So come for an unforgettable adventure through Rajasthan, the Himalayas or places in South India like Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and sunny Goa !
India is one place where a traveller can enjoy varied theme holidays. If you opt for Tribal tours in India, you get a chance to observe the ways of life of the tribal people, their rituals and customs. Opt. for tribal tours by Truly India to make your vacation an unforgettable experience.
India houses 437 types of tribes, inhabiting the forest and hilly region, which makes around 8 percent of India’s total population. On the basis of their native language, the Indian tribes can be segregated into 4 categories: Indo – Aryans Speakers, Dravidian Speakers, Tibet- Burmese speakers and Austric Speakers. The tribal villages, mostly unplanned, are situated away from the alluvial plains but close to water bodies. These villages, smaller in size are generally uni-ethnic. Art and handicrafts, local traditions and culture play are an important part of the tribal people.
Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam, Chattisgarh , Sikkim, Ladakh, Gujarat and Rajasthan are those regions that offer an excellent opportunity to get a sneak-peak into the lives of the tribal people. We offer a range of Tribal Tours, opt for any to observe the lifestyle of the tribes and buy authentic tribal art and crafts.
Self Drive Tours
Perfect for an amazing road trip that allows extensive exploration, without compromising on mobility and flexibility. A self–drive holiday allows you to construct a relaxed journey. They are an excellent option to travel either for an in-depth discovery or just to forget all time restraints. A pre-designed itinerary also helps to avoid a time-consuming search for accommodation and sightseeing tours.
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Truly India Tours is one of the first Tour Operators in India to have launched Accessible Tours and have handled many individual clients with various disabilities and have trained staff, who can escort them throughout the tour to ensure best of services are provided to people with disabilities.
Our wheelchair accessible vacations in India are specially designed for travelers with wheelchairs, slow walkers, their families and their friends. We have hand-picked our accessible hotels for barrier free access plus our experienced guides are locally trained and work effortless as your ambassador of access at all of the amazing sights and shrines our Accessible India program.
Our corporate incentive travel programs are not just to reward and motivate, but also an opportunity for diverse teams to come together and swap learning amidst breathtaking backdrops and diverse cultures. Fly into a land teeming with climates, wildlife, cuisines, a thriving hospitality scene, and most importantly, economic opportunities for your organization.
Interact with the booming millennial generation across business sectors, understand local businesses through interactions in villages all across India, engage in meaningful CSR activities with Truly India. We dive into your brief, thoroughly assess your company culture, and zoom in on your objectives to bring together the most appropriate selection of destinations for your incentive journey.
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