A Journey Through India

India, the seventh largest country home to over 1.2 billion people. It’s on so many peoples travel bucket lists but what do they really want to see? Is it the famous Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Or maybe the National Park in Ranthambore home to so many wild animals? Well here is all the information needed to inspire to you take that trip of the lifetime, including the best spots for a relaxing beach stay.

Being an independent travel agency we can build you a bespoke itinerary so you have as much time as you need to explore each destination, alternatively you can pick an itinerary put together by different tour operators. A particular favourite is one by Carrier – The Palaces & Tigers 12 night tour, visiting the Taj Mahal, Ranthambore, Delhi plus much more. I’ve included the top highlights from this tour below as well as those beach destinations to finish off the trip.

The Taj Mahal is a world-renowned building; it’s a UNSECO heritage site and Wonder of the World. Attracting millions of visitors each year it’s open for tourists to view the amazingly constructed temples Monday-Thursday. The temple was commissioned to be built in 1631 after the death of Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian Princess and as is part of the reason this building is one of the most visited in the world. The History, Architecture and Glamour of the Taj Mahal attracts all kinds of visitors. With the amazing marble details inside the temple combined with eminent culture from the Mughal era, why wouldn’t you want to visit?

For any animal lover, Ranthambore National Park is a must see. Covering over 39200hectares of land the heritage site is famous for it’s Bengal Tigers, all famous themselves for different reasons, whether it’s the toothless veteran Machali or her younger companion Laila, they all enjoy posing for tourists along with the other 22 tigers. Ranthambore is also home to crocodiles, gazelles, leopards, birds plus many other species. Plus you can stay within close proximity to the grounds providing panoramic views of the National Parks and homes of all these animals.

With so many popular cities in India, there is always something different to experience. Delhi marks the place to visit the Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb, now a world heritage site. Not forgetting the Chandi Chowk Market and the Raj Ghat memorial for Ghandi. You can’t forget Jaipur, Agra, Udaipur and Mumbai, all part of the itinerary. Jaipur is renowned for it’s musicians and artisans as well as being dominated the Palace of the Winds and Amber Fort set atop of the cliffs just outside the city.

Finally for those of you wanting to finish off this amazing itinerary with a little time to relax you can add beach extensions. One of the most popular destinations to finish off a trip like this is Goa, stretching along the Western India coastline of the Arabian Sea. Popular with tourists for its white sandy beaches, nightlife and architecture, a few days by the sea gives you chance to take in all the amazing sights from the previous days, before returning back to the UK. With a short transfer from the airport, small and friendly hotels await just a few steps from the beach.

Remember, ‘It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times’.