Any tour to India is sure to be an adventure. That is inherent in the nature of this land, which is at once mind-boggling and inspiring, imperfect and incredible.
From north to south, India’s geography is captivating. At hill stations in Himachal Pradesh wake up to views of the snow-capped peaks of the mighty Himalayas. The peninsula of India has a 4,600-mile-long coastline with a diverse range of sites: Goa’s sandy beaches, the Western Ghats of Kerala, historic seaside temples at Mamallapuram. And there’s Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and Bay of Bengal meet.
You may have heard the cliché that India is sheer chaos, and perhaps it is. But there is a method to its madness. Leave the uncovering of that pattern to Enchanting Travels’ experts, experienced in organizing private tours to India. From start to finish, all you need to do is trust, keep your mind open to having a blast, and drinking lots of chai.
Whichever direction you travel, India’s history, seen through its magnificent monuments, will leave you humbled and awestruck. In the southern state of Tamil Nadu witness religiosity and ritual at Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple. Go west where Rajasthan’s Mehrangarh Fort, towering over the city of Jodhpur, is a both palace and symbol of a medieval military tradition. In northern India the glory days of the Mughal Empire come alive in the monuments of places like Fatehpur Sikri and Delhi. Plan at least two weeks to capture some of the marvels of this remarkable country, even if right now all you really want to do is to visit the Taj Mahal.