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Getting a short leave and having the desire of infinite delights, the hope was incomplete until we have launched 3 day holiday packages . There are so many cheery and delightful places that are not so far from your place and still, you have missed opting for joy. We are listing here a few of best destinations here that you can select for 3 days trip in India :
What’s Special: Culture, markets, food
Major Attractions: Gurgaon, Noida
Transportation Option: Bus, train, car, taxi, flight
The capital city has gathered the flows of Indian and Indian culture, though the diversity is also here to enjoy. The main attraction of the city is the Red Fort where the Indian flag shows the dignity of the nation. At Amar Jyoti, witness the sacrifices of our soldiers. Along with different sightseeing, the food available in Delhi is also delicious. To enjoy Delhi at its best, check out 2 nights 3 days vacation packages available here.
What’s Special: Himalayan culture
Major Attractions: Mcleodganj, Bir Billing
You can get mesmerized in the rustic alleys of Dalhousie. This will be a short and sweet time of one’s life to explore the eye-soothing landscapes of majestic Himalayan ranges. Many are taking this place as their honeymoon destination where they can click lovely pictures to gather memories.
What’s Special: Art and architecture
Major Attractions: Pune, Nashik
The “City of dreams”, Mumbai is the ultimate destination where you will find all glamour and glitz along with an ultra-urban vibe. A vacation spent here is sure to give travellers numerous memorable experiences. Its various attractions allow vacationers to witness the best of culture, history, food, cinema, and nightlife. Some of the best tourist places that should not be missed are Elephanta Caves, Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Shri Siddhi Vinayak Mandir, and more.
What’s Special: Architecture and nightlife
Major Attractions: Mohali, Kharar
Curated by Swiss-French designer, Le Corbusier, Chandigarh is a place that never misses enthralling its visitors. Replete with historical sites, cafes, gardens, bars, and various other tourist spots, this destination has got it all to lend you a memorable vacation. The capital treats vacationers with a unique old & new world charm. From gardens like Pinjore Garden, Rock Garden, Garden Of Fragrance, and Japanese Garden to contemporary attractions like International Doll Museum, Fun City, and Thunder Zone, you will find them all in one place. If you wish to witness the best of this destination, make sure to have enough vacation days.
What’s Special: Himalayan region
Major Attractions: Gangtok, Kalimpong
Darjeeling offers a perfect abode to vacationers who are seeking refuge far away from the daily hustle of city life. Famous for its tea plantation, Darjeeling offers numerous delightful experiences that you can cherish forever. From delicious cuisine to exciting shopping opportunities and numerous tourist hotspots, Darjeeling excels in every aspect. So, if you want to treat your soul and mind, plan a Darjeeling vacation soon!
6. Hong Kong
What’s Special: Food and nightlife
Major Attractions: Kowloon, Victoria
Magnifying the beauty of China is this vibrant city that charms thousands of vacationers every year. The destination is best known for its soulful monasteries, impressive skylines, cheerful theme parks, and incredible museums. Since the place is brimming with entertainment and mind-refreshing opportunities, vacationers of all ages can expect a joyful trip here. Some of the best tourist spots that can be visited include Hong Kong Disneyland, Madame Tussauds, Victoria Peak, Lamma Island, Ocean Park, and more.
What’s Special: Beaches, culture and food
Major Attractions: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
Often considered an underrated destination, Vietnam is no less than a treasure when it comes to offering a replenishing vacation. The scintillating natural beauty, vivid culture, relishing cuisine, golden-sand beaches, ecstatic nightlife, and various other elements make Vietnam a wonderful place to spend a family vacation as well as a delightful honeymoon. Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, My Son, Hoi An, etc. are some of the most famous sightseeing spots where travellers of all ages can enjoy their time.
What’s Special: Coffee plantations
Major Attractions: Mysore, Nagarhole
This refresher is located 242 km of distance from Bangalore. This is an opportunity to go on an awesome trail to watch the mesmerizing waterfall. The enchanting beauty of the city is worth watching and feeling. The national park and viewpoints are the other attractions of the place. It is definitely one of the best places for a 3-day trip in India.
What’s Special: City of lakes and palaces
Major Attractions: Mount Abu, Jaipur
Udaipur is also known as the City of Lakes, thus you can enjoy Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar and many more here. Tourists are getting the opportunity to relive the nobility of the musical land. You can visit the peaceful temples here along with the epitome of Rajputs in the form of palaces.
What’s Special: Hill stations
Major Attractions: Rishikesh, Nag Tibba
Here is the Queen of Hill Stations i.e. Mussoorie. Happy Valley, Kempty Fall, Gun Hill, Jharipani Falls and many more have gathered nature’s beauty here to get indulged. If your travel itinerary includes only 3 days trip plan , you may pick up Mussoorie.
Best Time to Select for 3 days Holiday Packages
You are in greed to grab more and more fun in just three days, we can not stretch the hours but yes we can obviously slop the relish there. There are different locations to choose, to get the best experience in just three days and two nights. The best time to visiting any of those locations solely depends upon which one you are selecting. As if you are selecting Delhi, Udaipur, Coorg, and Mussoorie, winters are preferable. Though you can visit places anytime in the year, when it comes to best joy, the season is from October to March month. For places like Dalhousie, Shimla, Manali, and others, the summer months are favorable. However, if you wish to experience snow and cold arid climates, the winter months are the perfect deal. It is good to reserve 3 days holiday trip packages to get the best in less time.
With 3 days trip plan , you can explore attractions in Delhi such as Red Fort, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, ISKCON Temple, Raj Ghat and many more. One can plan a trip to Jaipur in Rajasthan and explore places like Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Chokhi Dhani, Albert Hall, and Jaigarh Fort.
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Mesmerising Manali Trip Package From Chandigarh
₹ 9,500/- ₹ 10,440/-.
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- Hadimba Temple
- Solang Valley
- Rohtang Pass
- Hill station
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Port Blair Tour Package For 2 Nights 3 Days
₹ 14,819/- ₹ 15,934/-.
- Local Island Tour
- Port Blair (3D)
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An outing around Ooty
₹ 11,500/- ₹ 12,234/-.
Spectacular Paro Tour Package
₹ 12,430/- ₹ 13,659/-.
- Religious Tour
- Historical Sites
Paro is a gorgeous little town in Bhutan, which is like a little slice of paradise. Thi....
Coorg Package For 2 Nights And 3 Days
₹ 16,200/- ₹ 17,802/-.
- Coorg sightseeing
- Raja’s Seat
- Abbey Falls
- Dubare Reserve Forest
Exotic Prague Honeymoon Package
₹ 20,999/- ₹ 23,076/-.
- Ideal for couples
- Local sightseeing
- Vltava River Cruise
- Prague (3D)
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Mesmeric Mount Abu Family Package
₹ 4,500/- ₹ 4,945/-.
- Beautiful scenery
- Mount Abu (3D)
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Lovely Nainital Honeymoon Tour Package From Kathgodam
₹ 10,500/- ₹ 11,454/-.
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Puri Local Tour Package
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Mesmerising Lansdowne Tour Package
₹ 15,750/- ₹ 17,308/-.
- Lansdowne (3D)
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Gangtok Family Package For 3 Days
₹ 18,013/- ₹ 19,163/-.
- Gangtok (3D)
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Kerala Wayanad Weekend Holiday
₹ 7,840/- ₹ 8,253/-.
- Weekend Getaway
- Wayanad (3D)
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Astonishing Pelling Honeymoon Package
₹ 11,119/- ₹ 12,086/-.
- Khecheopalri Lake
- Rimbi Falls
- Pelling (3D)
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Magical Manali Honeymoon Package For A Dreamy Getaway
₹ 7,500/- ₹ 9,808/-.
- Nature walks
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₹ 33,999/- ₹ 37,362/-.
- Na Cha Temple
- Old City Walls
- Mount Fortress
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Rajasthan Tour Package for 2 Nights & 3 Days
₹ 12,000/- ₹ 12,903/-.
- Scenic Beauty
- Udaipur (3D)
The rich state of India which borders Pakistan, Rajasthan is beautified with surreal be....
Best 2 Nights 3 Days Kodaikanal Tour Exclusive Package
₹ 11,590/- ₹ 12,736/-.
- Kodaikanal (3D)
Ooty Package For 3 Days
- Tea Factory
- Mysore Palace
Amazing Santorini Tour Package
₹ 24,150/- ₹ 26,538/-.
- Santorini Island
- Santorini (3D)
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A Romantic Joyride With The Best Lonavala Honeymoon Package For 3 Days
₹ 19,249/- ₹ 21,153/-.
- Lonavala (3D)
Where should I go for a 3 days trip in India?
This answer depends on where you are located. For instance, those closer to Delhi - NCR can opt for HImachal, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, etc. Whereas for those located near Bangalore, options such as Ooty, Mysore, Hampi, Coorg and Chikmagalur are more viable for a 2 nights 3 days trip. Similarly, those closer to Mumbai can visit places such as Khandala, Goa, Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar are great options for an extended weekend away.
What can I do in Hyderabad for 3 days?
Hyderabad can easily be covered within 3 days. A rough itinerary is given below:
Day 1: Reach hotel, visit Charminar, NTR Gardens, Hussain Sagar Lake, Laser Show at Lumbini Park. Day 2: Visit Birla Temple, Snow World amusement park, Taramati Baradari, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Light and Sound Show at Golconda Fort Day 3: Visit Salar Jung Museum, Chowmahalla Palace, Ladd Bazaar
What should one do in Mussoorie apart from sightseeing?
Mussoorie is a beautiful hill station with plenty to explore. When one is done sightseeing, people might want to try out the local cafes, stroll and shop along the Mall Road, and enjoy the sunset.
Do we utilize the arrival and departure day too?
Yes, the arrival and departure days would be utilized as well to make the most of the destinations that you are traveling to. You have the liberty to customize the days of your itinerary to experience things the way you would like.
What meals are included in these packages?
Depending upon the package that is chosen, people may get only breakfast or breakfast and dinner or all three meals.
What all to see in Jaipur in 3 days?
These are the must-visit places in Jaipur in 3 days:
- City Palace
- Johri Bazaar
- Baapu Bazaar
- Jantar Manta
- Nahargarh Fort
- Albert Hall Museum
- Birla Mandir
Is it possible to cover more than one destination on this 3 days tour?
Yes, it is possible to do so if you want to cover more in less time. However, if you wish to enjoy a place in a relaxed place, it is suggested that you choose a single location and experience it fully.
Why is Dalhousie a popular choice amongst travelers?
Known as the Mini Switzerland of India, Dalhousie is one of the most popular hill stations in North India. It is easily accessible, has hordes of lush greenery and scenic vistas to enjoy.
What should one eat in Delhi?
Delhi has plenty of options for the foodies to try. The street food items like Choley Bhature, Aaloo Tikki, Dahi Bhalley, Papdi Chaat, Gol Gappe, Dahi Ke Sholey, etc are worth trying. There are also good quality high-end restaurants, cafes, and lounges to experience.
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The 3 day holiday packages are designed in a way so that our clients can get a better joy in such lesser period of time. We have mentioned the details of our 2 nights 3 days package on our official website and all you need to do is the selection of the desired one. Every individual package is filled with different joys. Here you can immerse yourself with the relative delights. There are plenty of options in terms of locations that are best suitable for your different occasion and especially by different companions. From the arriving day to departure, every subtle with go smooth; there will be no rush and run as the time is less, our planning is perfect.
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The 2 nights 3 days package is a superb option to enjoy the short work-offs with fun and joy. Even if you want the rejuvenation, a short trip is sufficient enough. Though every information is mentioned on our website, it is recommended to have a quick search of different locations and then start the preparations accordingly. Grab 2 night 3 days tour packages from TravelTriangle and create unforgettable memories.
When you are running short of time but want to go on a vacation, you can book 2 nights and 3 days packages available on our website. We understand that it becomes quite hectic and exhaustive to make a good travel plan for a short duration of only 2-3 days. Therefore, we have come up with packages that are easily customizable according to your preferences. There are so many great destinations that can be easily covered in a span of 3 days and 2 nights. You can either go on a rafting tour or camping or trekking to places such as Rishikesh, Himachal Pradesh and Mussoorie. If you want to go on a weekend trip, this package is best suited. All the facilities will be provided to you during the trip and we ensure that you have a smooth journey. Grab the package soon and plan your holidays today!
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The Best 3-Day (Weekend) Tours in India
Ready for an amazing 3-day journey to India that combines relaxation, adventure, and cultural discovery? We've sifted through a wide range of multi-day guided tours, meticulously analyzing them based on service, price, guest ratings, and activities. These quick weekend tours to India are the absolute best based on these criteria, so that your trip planning can be easy and fun. They offer the perfect balance between a leisurely holiday and thrilling escapades, allowing you to immerse yourself in the essence of each destination for a fantastic weekend. From exploring iconic landmarks to savoring the local cuisine, every moment of these tours is designed to provide an enriching and unforgettable experience. Get ready to embark on an amazing escape with one of these short tours below.
- Delhi Darshan with Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour 3 Days, $180.00
- 3 Days Delhi and Agra Private Tour from Delhi 3 Days, $390.00
- Golden Triangle Tour For 3 Days From Delhi With For 4 Star Hotels 3 Days, $260.00
Which 3-day tour options are available in India?
Here are the important factors:
- 152 trip options analyzed
- $199 average price per day (USD)
- 4.8 of 5 average rating
- 25 people or less on average
You'll be surprised at the array of tours lasting 3 days in India, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 25 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. For physical activity , the tours are marked as easy, relaxing, moderate, and serious, with a prevalent number on easy tours. When it comes to travel styles , tour options are organized as family, romantic, and honeymoon, with a majority being family tours. With our thorough analysis of 152 tours lasting 3 days, we've found the best. So rest assured that India has something to captivate every kind of traveler.
(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)
So, let's get to it and see...
The 10 Best 3-Day Tours in India
Delhi darshan with sunrise taj mahal tour.
- Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for tours lasting 3 days.
- High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
This 3-day trip is ideal for guests from 18 to 75 years old. And priced at only $60 per day, it's a great value, too. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful New Delhi. It's offered by Ghum India Ghum , a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.
- In-depth Cultural
3 Days Delhi and Agra Private Tour from Delhi
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Priced at just $65 per day, this terrific 3-day journey is ideal for guests from 1 to 90 years old. New Delhi kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. Organized by the reputable Raj Tour & Travel , this is one of the best tours on this list. Act fast to take advantage of the current sale.
Golden Triangle Tour For 3 Days From Delhi With For 4 Star Hotels
Check out this incredible journey that has received a 5 out of 5 rating from previous guests. And since the priority is on local culture and family-friendly activities, this tour is a great choice. With a duration of 3 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 30 people, and is good for guests from 9 to 80 years old. You'll start and end this amazing trip in New Delhi. This fantastic option, organized by Pacific India Tour , presents an unbeatable value at just $87 per day.
3 Days Private Golden Triangle Tour
Spanning over 3 days, this trip has a maximum size of 50 individuals. Welcoming guests from 18 and up, it is organized by Divyan Holidays , a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. New Delhi will be both the start and end of your journey. Available at an unbeatable price of only $78 per day, this option also has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars from previous guests.
Tiger Safari and Agra Taj Mahal Tour Starts from Jaipur ends in Delhi - 3 Days 2 Nights
Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional trip that has garnered a 4.8 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 3 days, this jouney will have 10 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests from 18 to 72 years old. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around wildlife and safaris. Expertly organized by Volunteering With India , this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $67 per day. Take advantage of the current sale and secure your spot today!
Golden Triangle Tour 3 Days
This memorable trip is offered by Creative India Holidays which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 5 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $105 per day. New Delhi will be the beginning and end of your trip. The maximum group size is 10 people, welcoming guests from 18 and up.
3 Days Private Golden Triangle Tour with 3 Star Hotel
Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With a duration of 3 days, this voyage offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 10 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to guests from 18 and up. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of New Delhi. Brought to you by Prime India Tour , this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $107 per day.
A historical Visit of India with Golden Triangle Tour 3 Days 2 Nights
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With this option you can experience an unparalleled voyage for 3 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 15 participants at most. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful New Delhi. Agra Travels Service & Tours , the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests guests from 1 to 90 years old. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $123 per day. It's also on sale right now!
Golden Triangle Tour - 3 Days
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This fantastic trip has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. New Delhi kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. With an emphasis on local culture, family-friendly activities, and religious sites, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Lasting 3 days, the maximum group size is 10 people, and it's good for travelers of all ages. Organized by Taj Destination Tours , this is a great deal because it's only $61 per day. Take advantage of the current sale and secure your spot today!
- Religious Sites
Jaipur (from Delhi) - 3 Days
With a stellar 5 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary trip is the perfect choice. And since the priority is on local culture and family-friendly activities, this tour is a great choice. You'll start and end this amazing trip in New Delhi. Spanning across 3 days, the trip accommodates 10 individuals, and is suitable for guests from 5 to 80 years old. Offered by Turban Adventures , this remarkable trip is priced at just $150 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.
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How much do 3-day tours to India cost?
Travelers to India will have a large number of terrific options for tours lasting 3 days at a variety of great prices. The price of tours lasting 3 days here can vary by type, destinations, length, and travel style. Based on thorough data from 152 tours lasting 3 days, their average daily price is a very reasonable $199 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in India .
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India is a huge country, making it difficult to cover it all on one trip. Instead of trying to see and do everything, it's best to choose one area to visit, and spend your time exploring the attractions there and in the neighbouring regions. That way, you'll get a great taste of the country without exhausting yourself trying to do too much.
How many days are enough for India?
You could spend months in India and still not see the whole country - but not many people have that luxury. Therefore, we recommend at least two weeks, which gives you enough time to explore either the north or the south of India in depth. If you want to see both areas, then it's best to extend your stay rather than pack everything into just a fortnight.
What is the best month to visit India?
India gets extremely hot during the summer months, so it's likely you'll have a more pleasant holiday if you visit between December and March. During the winter, it's cooler but still pleasant, and there are fewer crowds, so you'll have a more enjoyable experience when visiting the main attractions.
How much does it cost to tour India?
The cost of your holiday to India will depend on various factors, including what type of accommodation you choose to stay in, how many different activities you choose to do, and the length of your trip. However, the average cost per day for a guided tour in India is roughly $100.
- Mumbai : Previously known as Bombay, is a city located along the Arabian Sea.
- Delhi : Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings.
- Bengaluru : Discover ancient temples in this modern city.
- Goa : Relax on Goa’s sandy beaches and dive in the Arabic Sea.
- Kerala : Walk through tea plantations and hike through forests of Silent Valley.
- Chennai : visit the local marketplaces and temples, enjoying the colorful and tasty Indian food.
- South India : Explore Varkala and its white-sand beaches and take a local train along the Keralan Coast.
- Singapore : If you are waiting your flight in this city, take some time for visiting it.
- Kolkata : Explore the city of Kolkata and soak in its historical charm.
- Agra : Explore the pulsating and iconic city of New Delhi
- Jaipur : Uncover the unique pink city of Jaipur and ride a rickshaw to its markets.
- Varanasi : Attend the spectacular Ganga Aarti ceremony and have a boat ride on the river Ganges.
- Udaipur : Visit India’s most romantic city and its amazing palace.
- Jodhpur : Stay overnight in a palace and search for tigers and other wildlife.
- Himachal Pradesh : Gaze at majestic mountain peaks and enjoy magnificent mountain vistas.
- Jaisalmer : Discover the sandstone citadel of Jaisalmer and ride a camel in the desert dunes.
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"This wonderful tour was a great introduction to India, especially for a solo traveller. Thr tour guide did an incredible job. Although the accommodations were average to below average because some issuess were with wifi and hot showers, there was definitely room for a higher level of accomodation. A more authentic Indian tasting experience is recommended. Overall the trip was good especially for first time travellers in India and I have made memories to last a lifetime."
"The India experience was amazing and excellent in all levels. Some of the sceneries were breathtaking like the Taj Mahal, sunrise/sunset trip to Ganges, the flower ceremony, the Orcha Palace, Kama Sutra Temples and Amber Fort. The food and people were also great."
"I had a splendid time in India. Some of the highlights of the trip were the accommodation and transportation were modern and comfortable, I adore the food and the culture, the tour guide was amazing and most of all the views were breathtaking especially the Taj Mahal."
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There’s probably no other country on the planet that blazes its way into your memory like India.
Years later, you can still hear the morning calls of the chai wallahs; see smoke curling over the Ganges during a golden Varanasi sunrise , and smell the rich aromas of simmering curry. A lot of India tours rush from highlight to highlight, ticking them off in a blur of temples and tikka. But not us. Our India holidays are more about spotting Bengal tigers in Ranthambhore or Panna National Park, hanging with nomads in Jaisalmer, meeting the holy men of Pushkar, or hunting down the best street eats. This isn’t just the India you see on postcards. This is India as it is. Raw, bizarre and totally addictive.
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Best time to visit india.
Due to India's size and topography, the climate varies from place to place but the best time to visit, generally speaking, is in the winter from December until early March. During the coolest months (December-January), temperatures can get quite cold in Delhi and in the north, especially at night. The whole country tends to get very hot from April onwards and most regions experience the summer from late May to around October. The summer offers hot and humid conditions, although this is considered one of the best times to visit Ladakh and the hills.
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Culture and customs
India is one of the world’s oldest civilizations with a culture steeped in ancient beliefs and traditions. Religion also plays a massive role in everyday life with 80% of the population practicing Hinduism while the remaining 20% is divided into Muslim (India has the world’s second-largest Muslim population), Christian, Sikhism and Buddhist populations.
At its core, India remains a deeply conservative nation; however, it has been touched by rapid modernization and Western influences in recent years. Some families still adhere to a traditional structure (especially in more rural areas) with generations living under the same roof, the eldest male at the head of the family and arranged marriages. But this is becoming less and less popular, particularly in larger cities, where Western ideas and societal shifts heavily influence the culture due to things like Bollywood films.
While some behavioral standards remain the same (public displays of affection are still taboo), it’s important to keep in mind that with more than one billion people speaking over 122 languages across 28 states and seven territories, it’s impossible to describe one unified culture for the entire nations and the character of India’s people can vary greatly from city to city.
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Surely there isn't a more iconic image of India than the Taj Mahal. It's spectacular and soul-stirring, but words simply aren't enough to describe the beauty of this immense mausoleum (even when it's packed with tourists). Best known as a monument to love and loss, the 17th-century building was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his second wife – a bold declaration of love, indeed! Wander around Agra on our 3 day Taj Mahal Extension or on our 15 day Real Kathmandu to Delhi tour.
2. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Welcome to Udaipur, India's most romantic city that could easily give Venice a run for its money. You'll undoubtedly fall in love as you explore its grand marble palaces, shimmering lakes, and winding alleys filled with cozy chai bars and dizzying bazaars. It's also a popular hub for Indian artists, dancers, and musicians whose talents will pull you deeper under Udaipur's spell. Get lost in the beauty of Udaipur on our 15 day Rajasthan Experience or on our 15 day Classic Rajasthan tour.
3. Ranthambhore National Park
Ranthambhore National Park was once a famous hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, but these days it's a haven for wildlife. Jump into a 4WD and search for Bengal tigers, hyenas, jackals, deer, langurs, marsh crocodiles and more. You can also hike up to the stunning ruins of the 10th-century fort or experience the peace and tranquillity of the ancient Ganesh temple (one of the oldest temples in India). Go wildlife spotting on our 14 day Premium India in Depth tour or on our 10 day Northern India Family Holiday.
4. Kerala Backwaters
Surrounded by tea and coffee plantations and connected by a series of blissful, palm-shaded backwaters, Kerala is a peaceful oasis deep within India's colorful chaos. Float along the dreamy waters of rural Kerala on a houseboat, paddle over to an island village on a pole boat for an overnight homestay with a local family, and enjoy traditional Keralan food served on a banana leaf. Explore the Kerala Backwaters on our 13 day Premium South India tour or on our 13 day Classic South India tour.
Varanasi is a place that will be etched in your memory long after your time in India is over. Uncover the stories and secrets of this holy city with your local guide, get lost in the laneways, cruise along the golden Ganges at dawn, or witness ancient religious traditions and groups of pilgrims praying in the river. Even if all you do in Varanasi is sit along the ghats and watch life go by, you'll walk away with countless stories to tell. Experience Varanasi's holiness on our 4 day Varanasi Homestay Extension , on our 11 day India Getaway or on our 11 day Real North India adventure.
This holy desert city is one of the main pilgrimage destinations for Hindus. Explore the bustling ghats and temples around Pushkar Lake, watch devout rituals and worship at the Brahma Temple, share a meal with a local family while learning about their life and culture, or hike up the hill to the beautiful Savitri Temple for unbeatable sunrise views over the town. Embark on a pilgrimage on our 22 day North India Revealed tour or on our 15 day Cycle Rajasthan tour.
Get ready for delicious bites and lots of Bollywood. Some say Mumbai is the food capital of India, and you'll see, smell and taste huge culinary diversity here that celebrates regional cuisines from across the country. You might also like to watch life go by at Dhobi Ghat (the world’s largest outdoor laundry), check out the Bollywood Walk of Fame, or explore the sprawling Crawford Market selling everything from fruit to jewelry. Snack your way through Mumbai on our 15 day India Real Food Adventure .
The mountainous Himalayan town of Dharamsala, also known as McLeod Ganj, is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. Tibetan culture is central to life here and it won't take long for the town's calming, grounding energy to wash over you. Sip chai and watch robed monks strolling between the monasteries, listen to the prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, and visit the Dalai Lama’s temple. Soak up the Tibetan culture on our 13 day Mountains & Mystics of India tour.
Not only is Rishikesh the yoga capital of the world, but it's also one of the best places to experience the sacred soul of the Ganges. Join a yoga or meditation class along the riverbanks, enjoy delicious vegetarian food in one of the many rooftop cafes, go white-water rafting down the Ganges for a different perspective of this holy river, or experience the nightly fire ritual known as Ganga Aarti at one of the city's dazzling temples. Meditate in Rishikesh on our 19 day Best of India tour.
Tinged with Portuguese influence (and flavors!), the state of Goa boasts lovely beaches, rich traditions, World Heritage-listed buildings and mouth-watering food. Kick back with a coconut (or cocktail), join a yoga class on the beach, visit a local spice farm to learn about some of the essential ingredients in Indian cuisine, or pick up fresh ingredients at the market and cook up a storm with a local Goan cook. Experience Goa on our 37 day Iconic India tour or on our 16 day South India Revealed tour.
The gorgeous pink stone buildings in Jaipur’s old town have earned the city its 'Pink City' nickname. Discover buzzing bazaars filled with handcrafted textiles and jewelry, dodge camel carts and rickshaws as you stroll through the streets, explore the oh-so-impressive Amber Fort, or visit the home of a local Brahmin family to learn about their culture and way of life over a delicious homemade meal. Marvel at Jaipur's pink-hued streets on our 8 day India's Golden Triangle tour or on our 12 day India Women's Expedition.
Home to the magnificent Mysore Palace and the birthplace of Ashtanga yoga, there's no denying Mysore is one of South India's most captivating cities. Lose yourself in the grandeur of the palace's ornately decorated rooms, marvel at the intricate Hoysala architecture of Keshava Temple, go on a hunt for the tastiest idli, or share a tasty biryani lunch with a local family. Explore Mysore on our 15 day Southern India tour.
Delhi is a place where ancient temples stand beside Bollywood billboard ads, people commute to work alongside sacred cows and monkeys, and pockets of peace exist within the chaos. The electric energy of India's capital city is palpable, and while it can take some getting used to, there's no denying the excitement of discovering new sights, sounds, tastes and smells at every turn – especially when you have a local leader by your side. Experience the chaos of Delhi on our 15 day Delhi to Kathmandu tour or on our 9 day North India Highlights tour.
14. Thar Desert, Rajasthan
Check another item off your bucket list as you travel across the pristine dunes of the Thar Desert on camelback, stopping at a few dhanis (small villages) along the way. When you reach your camp, enjoy dinner in the relaxing desert ambiance before sleeping in a comfy permanent tent under the stars. This desert safari is bound to be one of the main highlights of your adventure. Soak into the sand on our 16 day Real Rajasthan tour or on our 11 day Rajasthan Adventure .
Food and drink
Intrepid believes that one of the best ways to experience a country is by eating. Whether you're sampling street food, savoring a cheap eat or indulging in a banquet, there are endless options to choose from wherever you are in the world. Indian food is one of the world's most favored cuisines, and travelers will be in for a real treat when visiting India. Relying heavily on spices and vegetables, vegetarians will be delighted with the multitude of meat-free dishes available and visitors will be able to notice marked differences in the cuisines of each region.
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Geography and environment
India shares land borders with Bangladesh , China , Pakistan, Nepal , Myanmar and Bhutan , and also has wide stretches of coastline along the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. As the seventh largest country in the world, India is home to a variety of terrains - the Himalayas of the north, the deserts and plains of the west, the fertile waterways of the south and the hills and forests of the east. Development is occurring at a rapid pace, with India's large, sprawling cities consisting of everything from five star hotels to shanty towns, and with modern malls and cinemas sitting comfortably alongside bazaars and street food vendors. A trip through India will reveal a diverse range of landscapes, villages, cities and environments.
History and government
Humans have inhabited India for as long as 75,000 years, with early civilizations flourishing as early as 3300 BC. Over the centuries, India both influenced and was influenced by other nations and kingdoms, with far-reaching trade, conquest and migration spreading the subcontinent's culture far and wide. Empires rose and fell over the centuries, with the wealthy Mughal Dynasty ruling most of India by 1600. At the same time, different European nations started showing an interest in India after being brought to the area for trade. The Portuguese, Dutch, British and French all had vested interests in India, with the British East India Company being given the rights to trade in India in 1617. The 1857 rebellion and War of Independence culminated in the decline of Mughal rule and were considered the first movements against the British Raj's heavy-handed rule of the country.
By the 1920s, India's independence movement had grown considerably with Mohandas Gandhi leading mass movements based on passive resistance and non-cooperation against the British Raj. Although it took decades, India finally gained independence in 1947. More recently, India has seen dramatic societal changes mainly due to modernization and globalization. A new wave of prosperity has seen the rise of the middle class, with men and women entering into new work roles in telecommunications, manufacturing and business. India's large cities are dealing with the mass migration of rural citizens, who are moving to the city to seek better employment, education and opportunities for their children.
Top 10 sensory experiences of India
1. potent pleasures.
Breathe in the intoxicating aroma of fresh spices while wandering through the bustling markets of India. Cardamom, coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg are classic spices of the subcontinent and aren't hard to find - the fresh scent envelopes markets across the country.
2. Fiery flavours
Treat your tastebuds to the spicy flavors of India with a traditional aromatic curry. Indulge in the heady mix of coconut milk, chili, ginger, ghee and spices, then cool down by sipping on a refreshing Lassi - the perfect antidote to the unrelenting heat of an Indian curry.
3. Colourful chaos
Experience the urban cacophony of Delhi - a unique collision of cultures, cattle and people. Hear the rumble of cars, trucks and buses, the frantic calls of street vendors and hawkers, the sizzle of food and the rustic ring of a cow's bell in this unforgettable and irrepressible city.
4. In the pink
Admire the dazzling pink hues of Jaipur. Watch the historic palaces, forts, temples and monuments of the 'Pink City' be bathed in a dusky pink glow as the golden sun sets over the dramatic Aravalli Range.
5. Rat race
Walk barefoot through the Karni Mata Temple as thousands of rats scamper across the marble floor. Just felt a furry rodent scurry over your feet? Fear not - it's a sign of good luck in this unique rat-worshipping temple.
6. Instant karma
Experience the multi-sensory wonder of an Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Hear the clanging of bells, watch the luminous glow of fire, smell wafts of pungent incense and hear rousing devotional songs and mantras. Be immersed in the fire and prayer of this Hindu ritual and be changed forever.
7. Gorgeous Goa
Sit beachside in Goa and gaze into the sublime beauty of the ocean. Take a moment to kick back and soak up the clear skies and deep blue sea of this exotic island. Watch the sun's rays shimmer on the horizon and bask in the golden glow of this balmy retreat.
8. Silky sophistication
For a slice of extravagance, feel the soft, luxurious touch of traditional Indian silk. Made in a variety of vibrant colors and perfect for making everything from saris to prayer mats and decorative hangings to upholstery, the inimitable feel of finely crafted silk is a simple pleasure in life.
9. Answered prayers
Hear the flutter of prayer flags as they flap in the wind near the isolated monasteries of Dharamsala. In a stark environment of rugged, mountainous landscapes, quietness permeates the air, except for the unique sound of prayer flags collecting prayers and sending them to the heavens above.
10. Big screen brilliance
Be treated to a feast for the senses at a bombastic Bollywood movie screening. Covet the glamorous costumes, marvel at the energetic choreography and delight in the lively music. Revel in the razzle-dazzle of the whole spectacle and be swept away by the irresistible charm of India's triumphant cinematic phenomenon.
India's fragrant bazaars, modern boutiques and village markets are brimming with wares harnessing centuries of artistic traditions. With talented artisans and top quality items at low prices, India is a shopper's paradise. It's a good idea to check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to bring certain items back into your home country. Australia and New Zealand generally have strict quarantine laws.
Things to buy in India
From big, chunky ornate silver earrings to vibrant bangles and bold statement rings, India's silversmiths and jewelry makers ensure there are lots of pieces to choose from in the bazaars and shops.
2. Wraps, scarves and shawls
Whether you're looking for pricey pashmina, luxurious silk or colorful cotton, India has a huge variety of materials to wrap yourself in.
If you're lucky enough to be able to bring tea into your home country, then pick up some of the world's finest tea from the Darjeeling, Assam or Nilgiri regions.
Indian cotton sheets, embroidered bedspreads and colorful cushion covers can be picked up in bazaars at a fraction of the price paid elsewhere.
Many shops are open between 9 am and 7 pm, Monday through Saturday, though hours can vary at bazaars. Most shops are closed on Sunday.
Festivals and events in India
Many of India’s biggest festivals are religious and follow either the Indian lunar calendar or the Islamic calendar. The dates may change each year, but the fervor of celebration never does. Some of the best and biggest festivals to keep an eye out for in India are:
Holi (Festival of Colour)
Take a whole lot of colored powder and water, add thousands of happy people not afraid to get a little (or a lot) dirty and you have Holi – a technicolor Hindu celebration that marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. Celebrations take place across India in either February or March.
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
India’s biggest festival – meaning ‘rows of lighted lamps’, people decorate their homes with colorful lights, candles are lit and firework displays take place across the country. The celebrations are particularly spectacular in Varanasi, where illuminated candles and earthen lamps are floated down the Ganges River as fireworks light up the sky. This five-day festival takes place every October or November.
Gujarat Kite Festival
Large, colorful and unusual kites flood the skies of Gujarat each January to commemorate the start of summer and the beginning of harvest. Purchase your own at Patang Bazaar, a famous kite market, or just watch the others dance through the sky.
Mumbai Ganesh Festival
The birth of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh, is celebrated for 10-days each August or September in cities across India, but Mumbai takes it to another level. An incredible energy can be felt throughout the city as people pack the streets for a massive party and an elaborate statue of Ganesh is paraded around.
Pushkar Camel Fair
Thousands of camels (and their owners dressed in their finest garb) descend upon Rajasthan's Pushkar for the annual camel fair. Camels are traded and raced, acrobats and performers entertain crowds at a nearby fair, while finely dressed males and bejeweled females take the chance to let their hair down.
Learn more about festivals in India
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India travel FAQs
Do i need a covid-19 vaccine to join an intrepid trip.
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travelers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travelers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before traveling?
Absolutely. All passengers traveling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Is it safe to travel to India?
India can be overwhelming sometimes, but it's generally a safe country for travellers and many people enjoy their time without any problems.
Is it safe for women to travel in India?
India can be overwhelming sometimes but most travellers enjoy their time in India without any problems. That said, some regions experience ongoing issues, and there are several things a traveler should keep in mind when traveling through India to minimize their chances of running into any trouble.
Do I need a visa to travel to India?
Yes, all foreigners entering India will need a visa. Whether you can apply for an e-visa is dependent on your nationality, the duration of your India tour and how you plan on entering the country.
Is tipping customary in India?
While traveling through India, on a tour or otherwise, it’s expected one would tip porters, drivers, restaurant staff and other service workers given the low wages they earn.
What is the internet access like in India?
Internet access is generally very good in India, with most cafes, restaurants and accommodations offering free wi-fi, even in the more rural areas. There is also good phone coverage for data use if you choose to purchase a local SIM card to stay connected for the duration of your India tour.
If you do wish to purchase a local SIM in India, make sure your phone has been unlocked before your tour begins. There are quite a number of carriers that are all very competitive, but Airtel is probably the best option for travelers. You’ll need to a copy of your passport and visa to pick up a SIM, and the process can sometimes be a hassle, but rates in India are very affordable given the competition.
Can I use my cell phone while in India?
Yes, you’ll be able to use your cell phone while on an India tour, but only if you have activated global roaming or purchased a local SIM card.
What are the toilets like in India?
Squat toilets are the most common toilets in India. Always carry your own toilet paper and soap or hand sanitizer, as they are usually not provided. Flushable, Western-style toilets can be found in up-market restaurants, some higher-end hotels and in some tourist areas.
What will it cost for a...?
India’s unit of currency is the rupee:
- Cup of tea = INR 7-10
- Small bottle of beer = INR 150-350
- Meal at a local restaurant (thali, masala dosa or similar) = INR 100-200
- Meal in a tourist restaurant = INR 350-600
Can I drink the tap water in India?
India is notorious among travelers for sickness – we’ve all heard horror stories about Delhi belly. We do not recommend ever drinking the tap water in India, and travelers should avoid drinks with ice and foods that haven’t been cooked or peeled. Salad is off the menu for now – let your inner-child rejoice!
Are credit cards widely accepted in India?
Credit cards are being accepted an increasing number of cafes, shops, restaurants and accommodations in India, with Mastercard and Visa being the most common. That said, cash is still king, especially outside of cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai.
What is ATM access like in India?
ATMs are widespread across India in both cities and smaller towns. Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus and Maestro are the most commonly accepted cards, but of those Visa and Mastercard are more likely to have success. The daily withdrawal limit differs from bank to bank.
What is the weather like in India?
The weather in India varies from region to region, but it’s generally safe to say that December–February sees dry, cooler weather before the heat intensifies from March–May. June, July and August are the monsoon months, though the amount of rain differs across the country, while October, September and November see rainfall ease once more.
What public holidays are celebrated in India?
India has different classifications of holidays because of the multitude of faiths in the country. There are compulsory holidays and then various others chosen by government offices within each state. The following are the compulsory ‘gazetted holidays’ taken by government offices across India:
- 26 Jan: Republic Day
- Feb/Mar: Maha Shivaratri*
- Mar/Apr: Rama Navami*
- Apr: Mahavir Jayanti*
- Mar/Apr: Good Friday*
- May: Buddha’s Birthday*
- May: Eid ul-Fitr (end of Ramadan)*
- Jul/Aug: Eid ul-Adha*
- 15 Aug: Independence Day
- Aug/Sep: Janmashtami*
- Aug/Sep: Islamic New Year*
- Sep/Oct: Dussehra*
- Oct: Birth of the Prophet Mohammed*
- 2 Oct: Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday
- Oct/Nov: Diwali*
- Nov: Guru Nanak Jayanti*
- 25 Dec: Christmas Day
* Please note, India public holidays may vary.
Is India safe for LGBTQIA+ travellers?
The majority of Indian society is still conservative, and while most travelers will have a welcoming and hospitable experience, discretion is still advised for LGBTQIA+ travelers, particularly in more remote towns and villages which may be more conservative. The same advice is also given to heterosexual couples (and couples of all other sexual orientations) as public displays of affection other than hugging and holding hands are generally frowned upon.
For more detailed and up-to-date advice, we recommend visiting Equaldex or ILGA before you travel.
Is India accessible for travelers with disabilities?
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and, where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.
As a general rule, knowing some common words in the local language, carrying a written itinerary with you and taking to the streets in a group, rather than solo, can help make your travel experience the best it can be.
What to wear in India
What you decide to pack and wear in India will depend on where you are and what time of year it is. The weather across India usually follows the monsoon cycle, so it’s quite easy to plan what to pack when it comes to rain, but temperatures will vary quite a bit from the north to the south.
How do I stay safe and healthy while traveling?
Go to: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/
Go to: https://travel.gc.ca/
From the UK?
Go to: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
From New Zealand?
Go to: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/
From the US?
Go to: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html
The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.
How will I be traveling around India?
Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.
Depending on which trip you're on while in India, you may find yourself traveling by Jeep.
Safari through jungles and national parks aboard a jeep, which is ideal for conquering the difficult terrain and offers supreme wildlife viewing opportunities.
Cruising the waterways of India is a revealing, inspiring experience. Whether it’s the iconic Ganges or peaceful Kerala backwaters, seeing India from the water is a must.
Traveling by train is one of the great experiences of India. It's a system which looks like chaos, but it works - and well.
Use the efficient metro to get around the sights and suburbs of Delhi.
Zip around the big cities of India by auto rickshaw.
What kind of accommodation will I be staying in?
Traveling with Intrepid is a little bit different. We endeavor to provide travelers with an authentic experience to remember, so we try to keep accommodation as unique and traditional as possible.
When traveling with us in India you may find yourself staying in a homestay.
Make new friends, feast on authentic home cooking and receive kind hospitality while staying with friendly families in India.
With walks, wildlife spotting and adventure sports nearby, staying in a jungle resort is the perfect way to see another side of India.
From ex-royal palaces to historic hill stations and converted forts, India is full of heritage properties that have been turned into comfortable accommodation with an old-world touch.
What is it like traveling on a small group tour?
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or you’re about to embark on your first trip, traveling can be as intimidating as it is exciting. That's the beauty of a small group tour. From handling the logistics and organizing amazing cultural activities to local leaders who know each destination like the back of their hand (like which street has the best markets and where to get the most authentic food), traveling on a small group tour with Intrepid will give you unforgettable travel experiences without the hassle that comes with exploring a new place. Plus, you'll have ready-made friends to share the journey with. All you have to do is turn up with a healthy sense of adventure and we’ll take care of the rest.
Does my trip support The Intrepid Foundation?
Yes, all Intrepid trips support the Intrepid Foundation. In fact, we make a donation on behalf of every traveler. Trips to this country directly support our global Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects.
Eden Reforestation Projects
Eden Reforestation Projects are helping to mitigate climate change by restoring forests worldwide; they also hire locally and create job opportunities within vulnerable communities. Donations from our trips support restoration across planting sites in 10 countries around the globe.