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Deeply spiritual, highly majestic, and overwhelmingly frenetic, India is a country that has no comparison. Home to a whopping 32 World Heritage sites, India weaves Himalayan hikes, stunning architecture, colonial heritage, religious harmony, and culinary diversity into one fascinating destination. Unsurprisingly, the iconic Taj Mahal tops nearly all India itineraries, as do the ancient forts and palaces of Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi—the cities that comprise the Golden Triangle. Stray from the beaten path, and you'll see that India offers a wealth of wonders: Varanasi, split by the revered Ganges River, is considered one of the most fascinating places on earth; the white-sand beaches of Goa continue to allure free-spirited travelers; in Kerala, glistening backwaters and emerald tea plantations abound; and in Rajasthan, fairy-tale palaces are juxtaposed with rare wildlife. Multiday tours are a safe and hassle-free way to travel around India, with almost all covering the highlights of the Golden Triangle. Meanwhile, full-day sightseeing tours of Mumbai mean you can experience the madness and magic of the city even if you're short on time. Time your visit to India with one of the country's numerous Hindu celebrations for an unforgettable cultural experience—top picks include Holi festival, known as the Festival of Colors; and Diwali, when the country erupts into fireworks and candlelight.

Top 10 attractions in India

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and certainly one of India’s most famous landmarks, the Taj Mahal is a living testament to the grandiose and the romantic. Lovingly built from white marble by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, the structure is decorated with carvings of flowers and inlays of precious stone arranged into intricate patterns that can be admired both from its impressive exterior and interior. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for every traveler to northern India.More
New Delhi Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan)

New Delhi Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan)

Designed by British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, the Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan) is a striking sandstone building and home to both houses of the Parliament of India. This round building was inspired by the Great Stupa of Sanchi and the Ashoka Chakra—the same circular symbol found in the center of the Indian flag.More
Udaipur City Palace

Udaipur City Palace

On the banks of Lake Pichola, Udaipur City Palace showcases centuries of traditional architecture, starting from when the foundations were laid in the middle of the 16th century. Successive rulers added on to the original, resulting in what today is an enormous complex with 11 palaces connected by mazelike passageways.More
Palace of Wind (Hawa Mahal)

Palace of Wind (Hawa Mahal)

Palace of Wind (Hawa Mahal) is easily one of Jaipur’s most iconic attractions. This stunning red and pink sandstone structure in the heart of the Pink City features rows of carved screens and more than 900 lattice-worked windows that allow in just the right amount of breeze to keep the 5-story complex cool.More
Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola

Created in 1362, centuries before Udaipur was established, the freshwater Lake Pichola is surrounded by beautiful old palaces, temples, and homes, many dating back hundreds of years. The whitewashed Lake Palace that is situated on an island in the north part of the lake is now a hotel run by the luxury Taj Group.More
India Gate

India Gate

India Gate is a 138-foot (42-meter) war memorial in the heart of New Delhi, reminiscent of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. Built in 1931 and designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, designer of most of New Delhi, it’s a must-visit photo stop on a Delhi tour.More
Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves are among the most beautiful, historically significant attractions in Mumbai. Situated on an island off the coast, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features multiple rock-hewn cave temples and statues dating back to around the 7th century AD, including a celebrated statue of Shiva in his three-faced form.More
Gateway of India

Gateway of India

One of Mumbai's most recognizable attractions, the triple-arched Gateway of India was built during the early 20th century in honor of the 1911 visit of King George V. Built of basalt and concrete, this monument was designed in the Indo-Saracenic style, which blends traditional Indian, Victorian, and Mughal architectural elements.More
Attari-Wagah Border

Attari-Wagah Border

The Attari-Wagah border is a crossing between India and Pakistan that is known for its Beating Retreat ceremony, which is held each evening as the border closes. Visit at the end of the day to see the guards from both sides march in elaborate military costumes and face-off across the border in front of packed crowds.More
Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar

The Qutub Minar is a brick minaret built in 1193 by Muslim conquerors of Delhi. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Delhi’s most visited tourist attractions. At 240 feet (73 meters) high, it’s also an impressive engineering feat—all the more notable for surviving for so many centuries.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in India

cbuchcar, Feb 2020
Private Transfer From Jaipur to Agra including Fatehpur Sikri
Good polite driver, clean car, spoke some English, it was one of the best transfers in india so far, recommend his services
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Graham_H, Nov 2019
Skip The Line: Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Jaipur With Lunch & Entry (Optional)
Great to visit Taj Mahal the driver from Jaipur was fantastic.
Excellent guide
victormL7405TM, Nov 2019
Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad
The tour is really effective and you get to see very much of the city - and also a chance to experience the daily life of the citizens of the city
Zak_G, Jul 2019
Guided Kolkata Sightseeing Trip by Car, Walk & Sunset Cruise Excursion Trip
We were able to see major attractions, as well as sights of our family history (as Anglo-Indians).
Great Tour!
Theresa_D, Jul 2019
Private Old and New Delhi Tour with Guide
This is the BEST way to see the sites in India.
Great way to see the golden triangle
Marion_N, Jun 2019
Four-Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur From New Delhi
The tour was very well organized, was always on time but allowed us time to see what we wanted and all the tour guides were very knowledgeable, in short we had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone.
A really informative tour
Vladoi A, Feb 2019
3-Days Luxury Golden Triangle Tour from Delhi includes,Hotel,Guide and A-C Car
It was an intense 3 days, with a lot of traveling and a lot of attractions.
One of the top things to do in Delhi
Culture14367790713, Mar 2019
Old Delhi Street Food Tour
Great was to see the Old Delhi markets and taste real Indian street food.
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Michele_P, Oct 2018
Ranthambhore Tiger Tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur 5 Star Hotel
My son and I wanted to travel to India to see the Taj Mahal, but we decided to add on additional days to see more of the country.
Great & safe experience!
Elena_A, Mar 2019
Private Taj Mahal at Sunrise and Agra Day Tour from Delhi
My friend & I are visiting India by ourselves and this is in my opinion the safest & best way to visit the Taj Mahal, especially for women travelers!
The tour itself was excellent. It was a...
Kelsey B, Jan 2016
Golden Triangle Tour - 4 Nights / 5 Days
It was a great way to see the highlights of India in a short amount of time.
Excellent tour. Our guide, Farid...
Wayne H, Jan 2018
Delhi to Agra and Taj Mahal Private Day Trip by Express Train with Lunch
It's surreal to see it for yourself.
We visited Ajid and his family. A...
Bernard F, Dec 2017
Delhi Cultural Experience: Cook and Eat with a Local Family
He and his parents had excellent English so we were able to discuss lots of things about and get a good insight into life and society in India.
Amazing tour! Great to have all...
Donald_H, Feb 2018
2-Day Private Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra from Jaipur
Driver (Prem) and guide (Rajesh) are both kind and accommodating and speak English very well.
Lunik_jess, Aug 2017
Full-Day Private Old and New Delhi Combo Tour
I'd definitely suggest this tour to anyone going to visit India !
Great tour, and Ganesh was a great...
Z_A, Jan 2018
Highlights of Mumbai: Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai
Ganesh is very patient and knowledgeable and speaks very English well.
The tour guide was very friendly and...
Rodolfo_O, Jan 2018
Full-Day Private Old and New Delhi Combo Tour
I had a chance to visit Kutub Minar, the Lotus Temple, and India Gate.
I did the private day tour and it...
Tiffany_C, Mar 2018
Make your own: Custom private tour of Delhi with transfers
Plus my guide was very helpful and new a lot about India and what to see in such a short period of time.
Great way to see the sights in...
Gemma_B, Mar 2018
Private Day Trip to Agra includes Taj Mahal and Agra Fort from Delhi
Great way to see the sights in India, driver collected us from the hotel then met our tour guide at the first stop.
Awesome tour. Great tour guides...
Patrick T, Sep 2017
3-Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur From New Delhi
Highly recommend for everyone to see and experience incredible India!!!
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