Overview - Tours to India
"So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked." - Mark Twain
India is an incredible land of contrasts. Sacred and secular, rich and poor, with a multitude of religions and cultures melding together into a plethora of colors, textures, aromas and flavors that arouse your senses and sensibilities all at once. Geringer Global Travel will help you grasp the spiritual glow of the Ganges, savor the scents and tastes of curries and coriander, and capture the majestic mystery of every India travel moment.
You arrive in Delhi, and soon find yourself in the backseat of a pedi-cab making your way through the narrow, crowded alley-ways of the ancient market, listening to ruckus haggling and taking in the pungent smells of fresh spices and sweat. In contrast, your quest for spirituality is awakened in the foothills of the Himalyas at the sacred Ganges at Hardiwar. At nightfall, your ears liven with the sound of ringing bells, clanging gongs and throngs of parishioners singing the “Ganga Manta”. Worshipers in white wave oil lamp flames and place them in the water. You place a mini boat of jasmine flowers lit by a single candle into the river yourself.
In South India you continue your journey. Outside your window are the backwaters of the Alleppey fringed by coconut trees and the innocence of village life. But here, on your Indian houseboat, you are the Maharaja of your own desires. With your own kitchen, bedroom, living room, chef and attendants, you’re immersed in the romance of the river, as you sail through the southeastern Indian State of Kerala toward a world of tea and spice plantations.
Northwest in Rajasthan you become part of Rajput history, as you tour the forts, temples and palaces established by the ancient Kings like Bappa Rawal, Rana Kumbha, Rana Sanga and Rana Pratap. You stay in opulent heritage palaces at surprisingly affordable prices, and buy yourself your own fitted sari of burgundy and teal and dress it up with an emerald pendent polished and refined by a local craftsman as his ancestors have done for centuries. From Jaipur, the center of Rajasthan, your driver will whisk you past sacred cows, monkeys, playful children, and amphora toting water carriers, and yes some beggars to the city of Agra and its timeless Taj Mahal. The Taj, built out of a man’s love for one woman, is a monument to her memory. It is real history reminiscent of a fairy tale, as will be your own incredible journey to India under the expert arrangement of Geringer Global Travel.
Susan, the owner of Geringer Global Travel, is truly an expert in India travel and tourism. First traveld to India in 1980, she visits India several times a year to discover new destinations and hidden gems. Susan is extremely passionate about traveling in India and its people and works closely with her partner company in India to meet your needs! Geringer Global Travel can arrange your special India custom tours with an itinerary that suits your particular interests and budget, arranging for both private and group India tour packages.
To learn more about custom India tours, its festivals, religious sites, palaces, forts, UNESCO heritage sites, beaches, trekking, Ayurvedic spas and its amazing people - all of whom will welcome you to India with open arms, call or email Susan at Geringer Global Travel, your specialist in planning your custom India travel package.