India Tours & River Cruises
Delve into a world of delicious street food, ride rickshaws through bustling cities and cruise on the Lower Ganges River when you choose from 275 cruises, rail journeys and guided tours through India. Mingle with Mumbai merchants and explore centuries-old icons including the incomparable Taj Mahal at sunrise or take a luxury rail journey reminiscent of times past through India’s heartlands. This magical country awaits.
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Must do India experiences and highlights
See the Taj Mahal
See this beautiful mausoleum of love at first light, when the sun’s rays colour the white marble in a golden hue. An iconic must do experience.
Spot Begal Tigers in Ranthambore
Search for Bengal tigers on a game drive through Ranthambore National Park, where you can see a plethora of wildlife including leopards, deer and hyena.
River Cruise the Ganges
Marvel at the stunning 108 Shiv Mandirs and terracotta sculptures before returning to your river ship to sail further along the mighty Ganges, discovering India’s wonders.
Take the Deccan Odyssey
Relax into elegant train travel on the luxury Deccan Odyssey. Travel through the heart of India to visit World Heritage-listed sites, temples, national parks and to witness India’s diverse landscapes along the way.
Visit the Palace of the Winds
Explore the beehive style structure that is the Hawa Mahal, known as The Palace of Winds. A standout on the Jaipur cityscape with its pink and red sandstone facade of intricate balconies that reach five storeys high.
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What our clients are saying about their journeys through India
“Exciting trip in Sri Lanka”
We have just arrived home from our 17 day trip with Bunnik to Sri Lanka, an amazing country with so much history. Our guide Priya was very knowledgeable, entertaining and made us very much at home in his beautiful country. Our group of 17 was very compatible and the bus we travelled in was an excellent size which gave us all plenty of room to move around seats to view the countryside. Hotels were excellent and the meals, what can you say, the very best of Sri Lankan cooking especially the locals ...read more that opened up their houses to prepare beautiful curries from their home grown ingredients. Staying at Yala National Park was one of the highlights with seeing so much of the wildlife and the skill of the Jeep drivers. Other highlights were climbing Lion Rock and the history surrounding the palace built on the top, the train trip from Nuwara Eliya through the tea plantations and learning so much about the history of this magnificent island. A very well organised trip by Global Journeys, Bunnik and our guide Priya, thank you.
“India without any hassle”
Our experience was an intriguing and memorable holiday on our Portrait of India tour. From the moment we arrived until we boarded our plane to leave, we didn’t have to worry about a thing as everything was taken care of. The accommodation was superb and we visited some magnificent places and sites along with a couple of real surprises. The Taj Mahal and Varanasi were highlights along with lunch cooked cooked by a famous local in her home. Our tour guide was very interesting and informative throughout ...read more our journey and we would recommend this trip to our friends.
“Thoroughly enjoyable Sri Lanka tour”
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Some of the hotels were magnificent especially the one at Yala National Park. Some of the hotels were dated and needed renovations, all were comfortable. I think this tour had been outsourced as usually with Travelmarvel most meals and accompanying drinks are included and some people were irritated by having to buy their meals. More emphasis needed to be placed on the fitness level required as some of our group were certainly not up to climbing the number of steps ...read more at some sights.
“India during Diwali”
Great trip - saw many aspects of Indian culture. Especially interesting at this time of the festive season. Be prepared for very very busy travel on the roads - trucks, buses, cows, camels, rickshaws, motor bikes etc etc. all going in various directions!!! Many women are dressed in their beautiful sarees for this period. The trip was excellent. The tour director did a well managed itinerary and was especially knowledgeable on the history and relevance of each attraction. We saw the Taj Mahal, Red ...read more Fort, Amber Fort to name a few. Of particular interest to us were the safaris at Ranthambore National Park and it did not disappoint. We saw a tigress with her two cubs eating the kill from the previous night and then a tiger at close quarters on the afternoon safari. The hotels were all of the best standard available in each area and we were very pleased with the accommodation and service that we received. The itinerary is full on and is jam packed to ensure that you get as much sightseeing that anyone could wish for. And not to mention the rickshaw ride around the streets of Delhi!!! Make sure that you take your heart pills before you go - but it is something not to be missed. Overall we had a tremendous time and would recommend this trip if you're thinking of travelling to the Golden Triangle.
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02 September, 2019
Unique Wildlife Experiences: In Search of India’s Big Cats
India is well known for its big ticket items – think the Taj Mahal, the Amber Fort, and the City Palace of Jaipur. However, there is something else big slinking through the Indian landscapes, and it comes striped, speckled, or framed by an elaborate mane. Along with a concentration of other..
18 October, 2018
Best Time to Trek Nepal
The Himalayas can throw all kinds of weather at you, all year round. You can get all four seasons in one day and things can change very quickly on the slopes. There is also a large disparity in temperatures at low and high altitudes, so given that most treks will see you pass through a vast..
12 October, 2018
Guided Treks in Nepal
Nepal’s dramatic mountain ranges entice hikers with stunning scenery and a sense of triumph as they conquer the challenging peaks. Famous hiking routes like Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna trail offer adventurers the chance to tick something incredible off their bucket list, while lesser..