Take the trip of a lifetime in shimmering, dazzling India. Marvel at the Taj Mahal—the incomparable Indo-Islamic jewel of Agra—or the Golden Temple in Amritsar—the central Sikh religious site where you can witness the most incredible ceremonies. Visit the sumptuous palaces of the Maharajas, the Jain temples, with their marble architecture, and the colossal mosques, such as the one in Delhi.
For a taste of true Indian hospitality, you’ll want to visit the country’s faraway villages where you’ll steadily be greeted by a friendly namaste and no doubt become the subject of a few photos (Indians simply love taking your picture!). Discover the red sandstone villages of Udaipur and Jaipur, where the world’s most beautiful silk fabrics are made. Or visit some of the more rustic villages such as Jaisalmer and Bikaner, located just steps away from the desert, where you can experience an unforgettable camel ride at sunset.
Make your way around town in a tuk-tuk, and take the time to enjoy the bold, spicy flavours of Indian cuisine. We promise you’ll meet some incredible people and have some unforgettable experiences during your adventure in the land of the Hindu people! //
– Nathalie Schneider, Journalist & special contributor