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FIRST TIMER TOURS INDIA

Discover India Anew: Your First-Time Adventure
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Things to Do
where TO STAY

Have you been wishing to tour India but nerves have been getting the better of you thus far? Worry not, you have got company.

Annually, some 16-18 million people worldwide have traveled to India on average during the last decade.

 India is a veritable kaleidoscope of ancient cultures and heritage, stunning mountain ranges, serene beaches, thrilling wildlife adventure, hip metropolitans, serene rivers, never-ending culinary delights and kind-hearted welcoming people—1.4 billion of them.

 In India, you are always spoiled for choice!

You can spend an idyllic time in the highest mountain range in the world, the majestic Himalayas or go on wildlife adventures in the National Parks that dot the entire country.

You can explore regal palaces, Havelis and serenading lakes in heritage-filled Rajasthan, luxuriate at an erstwhile palace of a Maharaja or spend an ideal tropical holiday on the shimmering white sand beaches of Goa or the Andamans Islands.

You can renew vows at the Taj Mahal, discover the Mughal magnificence of Agra and Delhi (which are filled with UNESCO World Heritage Sites), or treat yourself to some pampering “Me Time” at a posh spa retreat in Kerala offering Ayurveda massages and therapies.

You can meditate at a Buddhist monastery atop a secluded mountain in Ladakh, make a pilgrimage to Varanasi (the holiest center of Hinduism) and say a prayer at the Holy Ganga.
We understand that touring an unfamiliar part of the world may seem like a daunting challenge to the uninitiated First Timers.

Our First Timer tours and itineraries are, therefore, particularly designed to help you overcome nerves and jitters and make sure that your maiden trip to this amazing country goes hassle-free, comfortable and above all, safe.

You are in safe hands. With a roster of the finest 5-star and boutique accommodations, an array of tailor-made bespoke experiences, and personalized tour arrangements, we offer unparalleled services in all the major destinations of India.

We do that by offering 24/7 guidance and support through a team of extremely competent travel advisors, tour guides and destination experts with decades of experience in the luxury hospitality niche serving tourists just like you.

Suggested Itineraries

The Classic Golden Triangle

Classic
06 Nights / 07 Days
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Golden Triangle with Udaipur

Udaipur
07 Nights / 08 Days
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Golden Triangle with Varanasi

Varanasi
07 night / 08 days
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Golden Triangle with Amritsar

Amritsar
08 Nights / 09 Days
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Tamil Nadu's Temple Trail

Tamilnadu temple
10 Nights / 11 Days
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North & South India

North South
20 Nights / 21 Days
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Golden Triangle with Mumbai

mumbai
08 Nights / 09 Days
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Golden Triangle with Goa

Goa
08 Nights / 09 Days
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A Taste of Kerala

Kerala
09 Nights / 10 Days
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The Best of India

best of india
27 Nights 28 Days
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Palace Sojourn: Experience India's Opulent Palaces

There were 671 Maharajas in India in 1971 when the erstwhile “princely” order, a colonial hangover from the British Raj, was abolished. Finding themselves deprived of their state-sponsored perks and privileges, these Maharajas transformed their palaces into luxury heritage hotels, cultural attractions, and museums.

You can now enjoy a regal sojourn in the palaces and mansions of these Maharajas.

The best places to do that are Jaipur, Udaipur, and the Himalayas. Remnants of a bygone era of Rajas and “princely states,” these palace hotels offer you a glimpse into the splendor of what was the royal way of life.

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Backwater Bliss: Cruise Kerala's Serene Waters

Home to some of the most heavenly secluded beaches in India, the Southern Indian state of Kerala, “God’s Own Country,” has a massive coastline spanning 589 kilometers—10% of the total Indian coastline. But it also has a floaty mystical secret.

The serene backwaters of Alleppey, Kumarakom, and Kollam in Kerala are serenading treats for unhappy hearts.

Enjoy the backwaters with a leisurely private boat cruise as it floats through an enchanting labyrinth of waterways through lush green vegetation, fluttering coconut trees, and picturesque fishing villages.

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Sunrise Splendor: Witness the Taj Mahal in Golden Radiance

Heartbroken by the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Mughal Emperor built the Taj Mahal, one of the greatest architectural wonders of the world, as a homage to her.

India’s most visited monument— the quintessential Mughal ode to love— the Taj Mahal took 22 years to build with a workforce of 22,000 with skilled artisans brought in from as far as Central Asia and Persia.

Watching the sun rise over this magnificent symbol of love with your ‘Mumtaz’ is one memory you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Safari Experience

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Wildlife Adventure: Embark on a Safari Experience

There are 106 National Parks and 564 Wildlife Sanctuaries in India which make up 3.73 % of its total land mass. Teeming with thousands of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish species, these parks and sanctuaries offer thrilling adventures for wildlife enthusiasts.

Spot the Royal Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore (Rajasthan), Asiatic Lion in Gir (Gujarat), Leopards in Madhya Pradesh, Black Panthers in Kabini (Karnataka), One-horned Rhinos in Kaziranga (Assam), and other exotic animals like elephants, sloth bears, hyenas, mongoose, jackals, and Indian and snow leopard.

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Healing Havens: Indulge in Ayurveda and Spa Retreats

Taking a holistic (mind as well as body) and natural plants-and-herbs-based approach to healing, the classic 5000-year-old Indian tradition of Ayurveda is the oldest medical system in the world. 

Derived from ‘Ayur’ (life) and ‘Veda’ (the knowledge of), Ayurveda aims to achieve not just healing but also a rejuvenation of the mind and body with a combination of massage therapies, organic diets and yoga exercises.

The best Ayurveda-oriented spa retreats can be found in Kerala in the Indian South, and the mystical north of India in Rishikesh and Ladakh.

Palace on Wheels

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Luxury Railways: Journey Aboard the “Palace on Wheels”

The ‘Palace on the Wheels’ is a luxury Indian train service that takes you on an eight-day royal escapade into the famous “Golden Triangle” tourist destinations like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Agra, and Delhi. Aboard the opulent train, you will find spacious deluxe cabins, two posh restaurants offering national and international cuisines, personal butlers, hospitality lounges, a spa and onboard 5-star service.

Like the circulatory system in the body, the Indian Railway System is an unbelievable marvel that keeps all of India connected and running. The ‘Palace on Wheels’ is an Indian train experience unlike any other elsewhere in the...

Hideaways

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Beach Retreat: Unwind in Luxury at India's Coastal Hideaways

With a coastline that spans almost 7500 km, India has not just the tropical ‘touristy’ beach paradises of Goa and the Andamans islands which attract millions of tourists from all over the world, but it is also home to some off-beat secluded idyllic hideaways.  

The Lakshadweep collective of 36 uninhabited islets off the coast of Kochi (Kerala) gives you a chance of a lifetime to have an island all to yourself. The Hidden caves and lagoons of Mahabalipuram Beach in Tamil Nadu are a spelunking cave-exploring paradise full of prehistoric mysteries. Gokarna in Karnataka and Puri in Odisha are some...

Majestic Peaks

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Himalayan Heights: Soar on a Helicopter Ride over Majestic Peaks

The ‘OG’ of mountains on the planet, the Himalayas are the highest and most formidable mountain range in the world. In the Indian stretch of the Himalayas lies the third highest mountain in the world the Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Nanda Devi (7816 m), Kamet (7756 m), Santoro Kangri (7742) Saser Kangri (7672) and a dozen other 7000+ meter peaks. Soar over these towering peaks with an unforgettable helicopter ride.

Retail Therapy

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Retail Therapy: Explore India's High-End Shopping Destinations

Thanks to a resurgent economy that is consistently registering some of the highest growth rates in the world, India’s middle and upper-middle classes are expanding. As living standards improve drastically, Indians are now on the lookout for high-end luxury, fashion and retail therapies. Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Kolkata are now home to the trendiest chic boutiques, jewelry stores and top-end brands.

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Cultural Spectacles: Immerse in India's Vibrant Extravaganzas

 As one of the oldest continuous civilizational-state, India is a land of fabulous cultures and traditions. Immerse yourself in its innumerable cultural experience. Take part in the festival of colors, Holi. Visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Stay at an Indian Palace. Visit Agra. Light candles in Varanasi. Head to Ladakh for the Tibetan Losar festival.

Culinary Delights

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Delhi's Secrets: Private Heritage Walk & Culinary Delights

A historical intersection point for three magical realms through the ancient Silk Road—Persia, Central Asia and Hindustan—Delhi is a fusion and melting pot of cultures, languages, history and heritage. The nation’s capital is home to some of its most important landmarks like the Red Fort, The India Gate, Qutab Minar, Chandni Chowk, the National Museum and the Akshardham & Lotus temples.

But nowhere is Delhi’s fusion of cultures and traditions more evident than its marvelous cuisine which borrows the finest influences from these magnificent parts of the world.

Explore Delhi’s old-war Mughal charm in our private heritage walk and sample...

Yoga

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Himalayan Transcendence: Exclusive Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh

There is perhaps something in the air and aura of the Himalayas that forces you to meditate and take a deep dive into the depth of your soul. The Himalayas are where the greatest meditational traditions of the world were born.

Rishikesh is one of the most famous yoga destinations in India. The largest annual International Yoga Festival in the world takes place here at the Parmath Niketan Ashram. Aside from Ashrams, there are various luxury yoga retreats that you can choose from in the region. Reset your soul at our exclusive yoga retreat in Rishikesh.

Photography Safari

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Wildlife Tales Unveiled: Luxury Photography Safari

With over a hundred National Parks which are home to tens of thousands of magnificent exotic creatures, India is a wildlife photographer’s dream destination. Every wildlife photographer dreams of capturing the perfect photo of the Bengal Tiger out in the wild. Enjoy a memorable photography safari to a wildlife destination of your choice anywhere in India.

Palace Dinner

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Dine like Royalty: Private Palace Dinner

Rajasthan derives its name from the Sanskrit roots “Sthana” (land) and “Raja” (Kings). The Land of Rajas has been the historical stage for jostling for power and influence among many warring princely states of the Rajputana region and invaders from the outside.

This power struggle led to not just bloodshed, but also, thankfully, a competition to project power through towering forts and majestic palaces.

Our customized stays at erstwhile palaces of Maharajas and private palace dinners give a glimpse into the lives and ways of royalty of a bygone era.

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Floating Paradise: Luxury Houseboat Experience

The serene backwaters of Kerala are one of India’s finest secrets. A private luxury boathouse with all the amenities you can wish for and an onboard chef putting famous Keralan meals together from local organic sources is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Imagine waking up to a sunrise in a cozy traditional boathouse as it gently waltzes through lush green vegetation and the idyllic villages of Alleppey and Kovalam in the interior. Picture stargazing in the clear blue sky on a moonlit night from your houseboat.

Local Expert

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Fashion Expedition: Customized Shopping with a Local Expert

A steadily growing sub-genre of luxury travel, “fashion tourism” to the glitzy fashion hubs of Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi is on the rise.

The Indian high-end fashion industry is now a significant player in the global fashion scene. Your options range from ethnic and traditional Indian dresses to global fashion trends. Mumbai, the home of Bollywood, is the fashion capital of India. 

Indulge in retail therapy in this glamorous cosmopolitan with our local expert.

Varanasi

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Ganges Serenade: Champagne Sunset Cruise in Varanasi

Previously known as Banaras or Kashi, Varanasi, the most important city in the Hindu world is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in India.

Millions of pilgrims, devotees, seekers of peace and general tourists visit this holy city in Uttar Pradesh every year from all over the world to find peace and tranquillity and witness the Hindu religious and cultural experience.

The Ganga is to Hinduism what the Nile is to ancient and modern Egypt. A boat cruise in the Holy Ganga is a must-do tourist activity in Varanasi. But Varanasi can get crowded and very touristy on...

Silk Route

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Himalayan Silk Route: Exclusive Journey Through Time

The centuries-old Silk Road connected the Northern plains of India with Central Asia, Tibet, and China. Caravans of mules, horses, and camels, plied through treacherous routes and passes in this region to transport goods. Take our bespoke tour in the footsteps of these ancient caravans on the Himalayan Silk Road.

Desert Camping

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Luxury Desert Camping: Exclusive Retreat in Rajasthan's Sands

The color-filled erstwhile “princely states” region of Rajasthan which draws millions of tourists worldwide to its palaces, architectural splendor, vibrant festivals and cultural attractions derives its mystique from the infinite Thar Desert that surrounds it.

Venture into the awe-inspiring desert in style with our royal desert camping expedition. Enjoy fun rides over the dunes on the “ship of the desert,” the legendary Rajasthani camel and indulge in sumptuous local cuisine.

Indias Flavors

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Tales of Spice: Private Culinary Tour through India's Flavors

Contributing a massive 80% of the world’s total output, India is one of the prime producers and exporters of spices. The so-called ‘Spice Trade’ led to colonial wars and conquests for control over the trade routes and production centers of the world’s most coveted spices.

The South of India is where most of the spices in India come from. Thekkady, Munnar, Kumarakuram and Alleppey in Kerala are particularly famous for their spices and a new genre of tourism called ‘spice tourism’ has emerged in the region.

Enjoy a spice and coffee plantation experience in our bespoke spice tours. Stay at...

Oberoi Amarvilas

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Taj Lake Palace
Rambagh Palace
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Taj Mahal Palace
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Our Mission

With over 60 years of collective experience in the travel field as travelers and professionally planning trips for guests from across the world, we strive to showcase the magic of India through our meticulously planned bespoke itineraries. Experience the beauty of the diverse landscapes, vibrant cultures and savor delectable flavors.

Embark on a soul-enriching adventure with our team where we assist you in making the best of your time for a travel experience to savor for lifetime.

Sunil Gupta

Founder & Managing Director

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