India is a vast nation with a rich and varied history that makes sightseeing holidays in India an excellent choice for anyone who wants to experience the culture and heritage of the country.
There are so many wonderful places to visit that narrowing down where to go on a sightseeing holiday in India can be difficult.
This is where Imaginative Traveller can help. Our itineraries will ensure that you see the most famous sights, such as the Taj Mahal in Agra and the 'pink city' of Jaipur, during your trip.
If you are looking for cultural holidays in India then our tours are ideal, taking in the most popular sights, as well as offering you an insight into the Indian way of life with visits to small villages off the beaten track.
Our sightseeing holidays in India will take you to the cultural gems of the nation.
Delhi is an excellent place to begin a cultural holiday in India as the bustling city has a charm all of its own.
You can mix old with new by visiting the market area in the old city and then heading on to Connaught Place, which is known as the commercial heart of New Delhi.
No cultural holidays in India would be complete without a visit to one of the country's most spiritual places - Varanasi.
The city is located on the banks of the Ganges River and we will take you on a boat ride along the sacred waterway to witness some of the daily rituals that take place every day.
Pilgrims flock to the city in their thousands every year to cleanse their souls by bathing in the waters of the Ganges.
It is said that Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world and those on cultural holidays to India will certainly find that it offers a chance to delve into the spiritual side of the nation.
From here, you can travel to Agra, which is certainly one place that is on the wish list for many people who take cultural holidays in India.
Home to the Taj Mahal, the city is a popular stop-off point for people on sightseeing holidays in India.
The marble mausoleum took more than 15 years to build and its beauty and romance attracts many visitors on cultural holidays to India every year.
Another location that you might want to visit as part of your sightseeing holidays in India is Agra Fort, which is constructed out of red sandstone.
As a designated Unesco World Heritage Site it is certainly worth seeing as part of your cultural holidays to India.
Jaipur is another city with a famous fortress. You should allow several hours to explore its medieval Amber Fort and an experienced guide will be able to explain its long history during a tour.
Other highlights of Jaipur include the Hawa Mahal - or Palace of the Winds - as well as the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observation site that was constructed in the early 18th century.
During a sightseeing holiday in India you will come across some wonderful buildings and locations, so be sure to have your camera handy to capture all the stunning places you visit.
In addition to visiting the best-known sights, we will also take you off the beaten track to some of India's more isolated communities.
Cultural holidays to India are all about getting to know the people as much as the place and you can look forward to visiting Tordi Garh, a small village in Rajasthan, where you can experience the rural way of life.
You will spend time exploring the streets, visiting the local market and meeting some of the families from the region.
Just outside Tordi Garh are the ruins of a temple and fortress that you can also visit as part of your cultural holidays in India.
Another option on a cultural holiday in India is to venture to the southern regions of the country, where you will experience a different lifestyle.
Kerala and its backwaters are a haven for those seeking peace and quiet, while its beautiful beaches provide the perfect place for you to unwind during your sightseeing holidays in India.
If you stay in Kerala, you must take a cruise along the region's backwaters, which are a complicated network of rivers, canals, lakes and lagoons.
A visit to the beach town of Varkala could be the perfect way to round off your cultural holidays in India, where you can relax on the beach and watch the local fishermen go about their work.
Since 1991, Imaginative Traveller has been taking people of all ages on sightseeing holidays in India. In this time we have grown into one of the biggest and best providers of cultural holidays in India.
Innovation, not imitation, is what we believe in and we strive to make our cultural tours as unique and exciting as possible.
When booking your cultural holiday with Imaginative Traveller, we give you various payment options and rewards, meaning the affordability of your holiday is not an issue.
As travellers ourselves, we know the impact that cultural and sightseeing holidays can have on isolated communities. That is why we have a responsible travel policy where we strive to protect the areas that we visit on our Indian cultural holidays.
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