Explore the bustling bazaars, vibrant cities, lavish palaces , and medieval monuments of India's Golden Triangle region.
A country rich in history, culture, architecture and cuisine, India offers so many unique experiences that travellers tend to visit year after year to explore it all.
Home to over 1 billion people and six major religions, India is one of the oldest civilisations on earth and a melting pot of the world.
The country offers so much contrast in both scenery and cuisine, that Wayfairer’s Taste of India Culinary Tour circles India’s vast perimeter to taste the difference between the regions.
The majestic Taj Mahal is one of the great buildings in India, and sunrise over the ivory coloured palace is unforgettable.
The colourful cities of Rajasthan stand out on the dusty plains of the region. Visit the blue city of Jodhpur and explore the vibrant markets, or wander down the pink alleys of Rajasthan’s captial Jaipur, with your local guide pointing out the city palace, the impressive Royal Gaitor Tumbas and the Jaigarh Fort.
India can be a hectic place, but there are many tranquil national parks to escape the crowded cities.
Our Wild India Itinerary offers the chance to explore areas home to wild tigers, leopards, jackals and deer. Kerala’s pristine backwater canals and tea plantations are an area of southern India to relax and unwind in before heading to the long, empty beaches of Marari.
Wayfairer’s India offerings focus on taking you to the most incredible places India has to offer. From Rural Rajasthan with ancient forts and heritage hotels in the brightly coloured cities of Jodhpur and Jaipur, to exploring the beautiful backwaters and colonial port towns of Kerala, ending the trip unwinding on a houseboat floating along palm tree lined canals. Our Wild India Itinerary takes you deep into the Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks in search of wild tigers, leopards and jungle cats.
The best time to visit India is between October and March, where temperatures are warm and there is little chance of rain. In the north the country, especially in the national parks, chilly misty mornings are common place, while in the southern states, expect perfect blue skies and corresponding crowds of tourists looking for sunshine. From May until September there is a chance of experiencing the incredible monsoon rains that sweep across the country, and while beautiful to experience indoors, may require a more flexible trip to avoid getting caught in the downpours.
The Tree House Hideaway in Bandhavgarh National Park has spacious rooms nestled in the treetops, so you awake to wild birds on your wooden balcony. The Paradisa Plantation Retreat in Paradisa has impressive views across the vast valley of coffee and spice plantations. To get away from the crowds and into nature, try Kanha's Flame of the Forest. Consisting of only for boutique cottages, each one has a verandah overlooking a peaceful river and stylish outdoor showers.
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