Cultural & Immersive

One of the reasons why you travel is to immerse yourself with the people and culture in the destination you are visiting. Explore local markets, maybe hidden corners of the a city or village and meet the locals, all of whom have a story to tell. We are social animals, and in many ways the most refreshing travelling experiences are when you talk to the people who live there. A simple story about their lives can transform your perceptions, and just intrigue you a little more. As much as visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site is impressive, unless to delve a little deeper, you don’t quite ‘get’ the country you are visiting. It’s all about getting the balance right between seeing the sights and then having a truly immersive experience. Walk through local markets, breathing in the aromas and meeting the locals, all of whom have a story to tell. Meet local monks in the a Himalayan Monastery and what life is like day in day out. Pop into the home of a former Gurkha soldier on a trek through Nepal. Talk to a Sadhu about how they have given up everything to move to Varanasi. Stories and people make the travelling experience so much more vivid, dynamic and enthralling. In many ways, all of our private tours do this, but here are some that are specially immersive.

Cultural & Immersive Suggestions

Homestays and Havelis: An Immersive Tour of Rajasthan

Delhi-Chambal-Ramathra-Jaipur-Shahpura-Dev Shree-Udaipur  

This immersive private tour of Rajasthan is unique in that it only focuses on staying in top-end homestays and characterful Havelis. This allows you to get an excellent insight into local Indian life, cuisine, and embark on some truly unique, off-the-beaten-track experiences.

14 days from £3650 p. p.

India’s Golden Triangle with a Twist

Delhi - Agra - Ramathra - Jaipur  

The Golden Triangle is India’s classic tour explores the forts, temples, palaces in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. We also add a twist to this by adding in a stay in a rural fort, allowing you to also immersive yourselves in the beauty of the Indian countryside.

10 days from £1850 p. p.

Hyderabad, Hampi and the Indian Ocean

Hyderabad - Hampi - Gokarna - Goa  

This private tour of Hyderabad, Hampi, Gokarna, and Goa gives you a wonderful combination of bustling cities, the amazing historical ruins of Hampi and time to spend on the beaches of Gokarna and Goa.

12 days from £3775 p. p.

North and South India

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur -Udaipur - Cochin - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

You might well feel India is a once-only holiday, and as such a combination of the highlights of north and south India might be what you are looking for.

14 days from £4455 p. p.

Luxury India Tour: Best of the Best

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Amanbagh - Jaipur - Udaipur  

This is India done in style, using the very finest hotels in the top suites, private air charters to cut down on the long drives, and woven together with the most exclusive experiences.

16 days from £19955 p. p.

Shakti Ladakh

Delhi - Nimmo - Likhir - Stok - Gurgaon  

Ladakh is perfect for visiting India during the summer holidays, being high up in the Himalayas offering a wonderful glimpse into its colourful Buddhist culture.

9 days from £5120 p. p.

Darjeeling & Sikkim: Hidden India

Calcutta - Darjeeling - Biksthang - Sikkim - Darjeeling - Calcutta  

In recent years, there have been some wonderful developments in luxury tourism to Sikkim; the chance to get completely off-the-beaten track in style.

14 days from £4885 p. p.