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People who are visiting India for the first time and only have a week to experience it should visit the Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur to see the country’s most famous sites. Travelers that have a few more days can easily visit cities in the surrounding area such as Varanasi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, or Jaisalmer.

Sample itineraries for traveling India

The following itineraries have been designed to cover most highlights of India's unique culture. The best duration for a first tour of India is 7-12 days, allowing sufficient time to appreciate the country's most illustrious cities. For first time visitors, we recommend exploring the Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This itinerary allows visitors to see the most iconic Indian sites while also gaining insight into the local people and culture. Visitors who have a few extra days can also add in trips to Ranthambhore National Park, Varanasi, or Rajasthan. Sign up for your favorite tours or simply treat these as inspiration, allowing each trip to be crafted specially for you.

Taj Mahal

India Golden Triangle Tour

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Discover India’s grand capital of Delhi, the Mughal city of Agra which is home to the magnificent Taj Mahal, and the fascinating colors of the “Pink City” of Jaipur.

7 days from 1,199

Golden Triangle with Tiger Safari

Delhi, Agra, Ranthambhore National Park, Jaipur

Explore the country’s most iconic monuments and traverse mesmerizing landscapes in search of unique wildlife such as the elusive Bengal tiger.

9 days from 1,599
Shirakawago at night

Golden Triangle with Varanasi

Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur, Agra

Explore the country's most iconic monuments and experience its holiest city, Varanasi, with a spiritual and religious legacy of nearly 3,000 years.

9 days from 1,699
Udaipur Lake Palace

Classic Rajasthan Tour

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur

This tour is designed to give you a taste of the elegance of Rajasthan by visiting the powerful fortresses and charming palaces of the Maharajas.

12 days from 2,166
india people

14-Day China, Tibet, Nepal and India Tour

Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Kathmandu , New Delhi, Varanasi

Journey to the holy lands of Tibet, Nepal and India. See and embrace their culture and life.

14 days from 4,488

Regional Maps

New to India? Use our guide maps to plan your trip! The following maps point out the transportation means and time for entry to India

Where is India
Guide map of transportation

A glimpse of India

Why India

taj mahal Taj Mahal is one of the world’s most famous testaments to love

India is a large country that is packed full of incredible things to see and do from ancient palaces and temples to colonial streets and busy markets. Here, you can see world wonders like the Taj Mahal, one of the most iconic sights in the country.

If beautiful architecture just isn’t your thing, then spend time in India’s sprawling markets. India is the perfect place to visit for those who want to have authentic local experiences such as visit an aromatic spice stand to learn about how they are used or take a cooking class in a local host’s home.

tiger Tigers can be seen in the wild at several reserves

When travelers think of India, they often think of the bustling cities and busy markets. While the large cities are still an important part of the country, India is also full of unique wildlife and natural scenery such as the jungles of Central India, the deserts of West India, and the striking Himalayas in the north.

India is a great place for travelers who want luxury experiences at affordable prices. Here, you will find lavish accommodation, impeccable service, private cars, and personalized tours all for reasonable prices that can be managed by the average traveler.

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