The Indian Experience


The Indian Experience 16 days £2495pp

India is a wondrous destination and a visit there is a unique experience. Most visitors are as enthralled by the everyday sights and sounds of this amazing country as much as its historic and cultural delights. This tour emphasises the everyday life of normal Indians such as visits to see the dabbawallas at work delivering some of the millions of lunches that arrive miraculously at Mumbai office workers’ desks and the dhobis (washer-men) hard at work.

It is a nation that celebrates festivals with gusto, too, and tours coincide either with the Kite Festival (January) or the Diwali Festival of Lights (October). The tour focusses on the everyday lives of normal Indians which of course includes worship (in a variety of ways according to religion), travel (by train of course), commercial life with quirky museums dedicated to everyday subjects and leisure, particularly in the joyous festivals that punctuate the calendar, such as the Kite Festival and Diwali (festival of lights) with which our tours coincide. We will not completely ignore the wondrous sights that we will encounter en-route including the incomparable Taj Mahal and the amazing observatory at Jaipur amongst many others.

What's Included

Included in the price

  • Return flights with Emirates from London Gatwick overnight to Mumbai returning from Delhi
  • 14 nights bed-and-breakfast at four and five-star hotels
  •  Transfers, trains, visits and full coach touring Itinerary
  • Tour manager throughout

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Per person for 16 days