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Cultural & Heritage Tours

Culture & Heritage Tours

Discover the interminable legacy of a country that has captivated travelers from the east and the west for centuries with an all-embracing India Cultural tour that will acquaint you with iconic architectural wonders, illustrious temples, mosques, colonial-era churches and Buddhist sanctuaries.

India is a medley of classic cultures going back thousands of years, yet the eternal eminence of the country has remained intact, giving it an aura of fortitude. The ephemeral civilizations, dynasties, and empires that inhabited India left behind their memorials in metal, stone, brick, wood, and even rock.

The journey of India becoming India commenced with the oldest civilization known to man – the dexterously planned geometric cities of the Indus Valley settlements (in Gujarat and Haryana) that were so much ahead of their time that they served as templates for many other civilizations around the world. India Cultural Tour takes you beyond the luxurious smokescreen of touristy travel and into authentic Indian heritage experiences.

Heritage India Holidays

An India Cultural tour is the precise introduction to the collective wealth of India’s architectural icons is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List – outstanding mausoleums, forts, and tombs in the North; glorious caves, rock art, stepwells, colonial-era churches and convents, and a magnificent railway station in the West; the detailed sculptural grandeur of temples, palaces, and ruins in the South; erotic shrines, breathtaking temples, and an ancient university in the East; prehistoric rock shelters and the world’s first Buddhist sanctuary in Central India; and mountain railways that are marvels of engineering in the toughest terrain.

Made up of six regions, India has a mind-boggling number of multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual communities; there are no less than 22 official languages (400 or so languages in all) and thousands of dialects across 28 states, and 9 Union Territories. Each state in each region has its own distinct cuisine, traditions, attire, and festivals!

Every region and sub-region in India showcases its own genres and styles of art and craft, ranging from woodwork and metalwork to stone, lac, and glass works; from carpet weaving to handwoven textiles; from jewel encrusted paintings and resplendent murals to splendid tribal art and contemporary masters.

Cultural Tours India

India’s ancient traditions of dance, music, storytelling, and dramatic performances along with countless folk and vernacular inputs are glorious art forms where moods, rhythms, and gestures are each tied to context, season, purpose, time, and audience – giving you a brilliant display of the country’s timeless heritage.

Renowned as the hub of the spice trade for centuries, India’s rich, aromatic, flavorful, and incredibly diverse cuisines are a marvelous fusion of many cultural influences and indigenous ingredients.

India’s villages and its tribal regions – where the real India lives – are steeped in beautiful folklore, dance, music, and indigenous craft, imparted by skilled artisan communities. Rural tourism is a wonderful way of enriching a traveler’s India experience.

While many Indian states and cities have gained colossal admiration in tourist circles, there still are so many unexplored vistas that it is impossible to explore the entire country in a year. Why, even a lifetime may not be enough towards that goal! A few of the cultural and heritage places in India are:

Rajasthan: Explore the royal land of the Rajputs

Lucknow: The city of the Nawabs

Khajuraho: Home to the Kamasutra Temples

Delhi: Where Mughal and Colonial Culture and heritage congregate

Gujarat: Temples and the White Desert, Rann of Kutch

Agra: Can’t imagine an India Cultural Tour without Taj Mahal

Karnataka: The astonishing ruins of Hampi

You can target one of these many regions or states for a veritable India Cultural Tour, or pick one from our tastefully curated cultural and heritage tours in India.

Cultural Holiday Packages in India

Unravel Rajasthan’s creative concepts, vibrant colours and astute workmanship
9 Days 8 Nights

Bengal on a Cruise

$2040 / per person
Discover Real India with a cruise journey through Bengal's history & grandeur
11 Days 10 Nights
Head to this incredible country that offers culture, heritage, and gigantic mountains
7 Nights 8 Days
A tour offering a complete insight into the cultural and craft heritage of Bhutan
16 Days 15 Nights

Bhutan: The Last ShangriLa

$2140 / per person
Discover the rich cultural heritage of this tiny yet happiest Himalayan kingdom!
7 Nights 8 Days
Heritage destinations in Central India along with the cities of Delhi and Agra
9 Days 8 Nights
Classic Kerala: Plantations & Backwaters new
Memorable Holidays in the serenely beautiful state, Kerala aka God's own Country
10 Days 9 Nights
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Complete Bhutan Tour Package

$3100 / per person
Explore both the popular Western side & the remote Eastern side of Bhutan
14 Days 13 Nights
Rajasthan, the land of forts, palaces, handicrafts, and poly-chromatic festivals
13 Days 12 Nights

East India Explorer

$1265 / per person
Discover mangroves of Sunderbans, and heritage sites of Udayagiri and Konark
10 Days 9 Nights
Mesmerizing Taj Mahal, Historic Delhi, and Heritage of Jaipur – essentially Indian tour
11 Days 10 Nights
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Gujarat Explorer

$1550 / per person
Get a taste of rich culture, exotic wildlife, White Desert & lovely Gujarati craft
12 Days 11 Nights
Gujarat Handicrafts - a stunning fusion of colours, patterns, stitches and embroidery
11 Days 10 Nights

History in Stone and Beaches

$1265 / per person
Explore historical gems of Karnataka with Goa & Mumbai
10 Days 9 Nights
Sight the one-horned rhino of Kaziranga and visit heritage tea bungalows in Assam
11 Days 10 Nights
Heritage, Spirituality & Beauty of the Himalayas uncovered in Dharamsala, Shimla and more
12 Days 11 Nights

Offbeat and Experiential Kerala

$1200 / per person
An experiential trip through plantation highlands, backwaters and villages of Kerala
9 Days 8 Nights

Real India on Wheels

$1000 / per person
Journey through the most popular heritage destinations of Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra
13 Days 12 Nights
Discover the rich cultural heritage of TN with a tour of glorious Dravidian temples
8 Days 7 Nights

Tribal Heartland of India

$975 / per person
Experience the tribal belt of India - Bastar in Chhattisgarh and Koraput in Odisha
11 Days 10 Nights
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