Glimpse of India

India

Culture

Golden Triangle, tigers & exotic Kerala

12 days £1,795 pp This is the price per person for a private tour (based on 2 people travelling) excluding international flights. Contact us for pricing for other group sizes including individuals.
Intro, Dates & Prices

Intro

This is the ideal trip for the first time visitor to India. Start in the lively capital Delhi where a heritage walk will reveal bustling markets, impressive temples and colonial architecture. Proceed to Agra, once the seat of the Mughal empire, and known for its majestic Taj Mahal. Search for tigers in the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park and discover rich bird life in Bharatpur. Experience the charm of Jaipur as you wander the city's vibrant streets and marvel at the beauty of its forts and palaces. Finally unwind in the southern India state of Kerala. Relax on idyllic Marari beach or take in some of the local surroundings and cruise on the tranquil backwaters in a traditional rice barge.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Old Delhi's historic sites
  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Go tiger spotting in Ranthambore
  • Impressive forts and palaces of Jaipur
  • Innovative architecture of Jantar Mantar
  • Sunset cruise on Cochin harbour

Places Visited

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur - Cochin - Fort Cochin - Marari

What's Included

Arrival & departure transfers
Ground transport with driver
Domestic flights
Accommodation
Meals (refer to itinerary for meal plan)
English-speaking guides
Entrance fees to sites & parks

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Itinerary & Map
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Day 1 : Arrival

Arrive in Delhi where you will be met by a Travel The Unknown representative and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight in Delhi. 

Overnight in Colonel's Retreat, Delhi

Meal plan: n/a

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines the ancient with the modern. Amidst the vast spiraling skyscrapers, the remnants of a bygone era in the form of its many monuments, stand as silent reminders of the region’s ancient legacy. The first impression for any visitor travelling in from the airport is of a specious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks.

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Day 2 : Delhi

In the morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi. Pass through Old Delhi and visit Raj Ghat, Gandhi's resting place, and Humayun's Tomb. Later, visit Qutub Minar. The rest of the evening is free to relax or explore. Overnight in Delhi.

Overnight in Colonel's Retreat, Delhi

Meal plan: Breakfast

The walled city of Old Delhi, which includes the Lal Qila or Red Fort of Delhi, was established in 1650 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The Spice Bazaar, or Khari Baoli, is a street in Old Delhi known for its wholesale grocery and is one of Asia’s largest wholesale spice markets selling all kinds of spices, nuts and herbs. Operating since the 17th century, the market is situated close to the historic Delhi Red Fort. Learn about the spices on sale and smell their aromas. One of Delhi's most interesting buildings is the Jama Masjid (mosque), which is surrounded by traditional businesses that showcase centuries’ old arts and crafts. There is also a marvellous old-fashioned shop where you can test Indian perfume from cut-glass bottles. You will saunter through the main bridal street of Old Delhi, Kinari Bazaar, with its dazzling display of embroidered silk wedding saris.
 


The Qutub Minar Complex has an array of monuments and buildings dating from the early Christian Era to the establishment of the Sultanate period and also boasts the majestic buildings of the mighty Mughal. The Iron Pillar is one of the world’s foremost metallurgical curiosities. Over 70 metres high and weighing more than 6 tonnes, it was erected by Chandragupta II Vikramaditya (375–414 CE). The complex also housed 27 ancient Jain temples which were destroyed and their material used in the construction of the Qutub complex by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. Added to over the following by subsequent rulers, including Iltutmish and Alaud-din Khilji, and even the British, the most famous monument in the complex is the Qutub Minar (World Heritage Site), which is regarded as one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.

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Day 3 : Delhi - Agra

Drive to Agra. In the afternoon, visit Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daula. Continue to Mehtab Bagh in the evening to watch the sunset over the Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.

Overnight in Hotel Seven Hills Tower, Agra

Meal plan: Breakfast

​The Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built for Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The construction of the tomb began in 1632 and employed more than 20,000 workers. Situated on the right bank of the Yamuna in a vast Mogul garden, this funerary monument, bounded by four isolated minarets, reigns with its octagonal structure capped by a bulbous dome through the criss-cross of open perspectives offered by alleys or basins of water. The materials were brought in from all over India and central Asia and white Makrana marble from Jodhpur. Precious stones for the inlay came from Baghdad, Punjab, Egypt, Russia, Golconda, China, Afghanistan, Ceylon, Indian Ocean and Persia. The unique Mughal style combines elements and styles of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture.

Situated on the bank of the river Yamuna, the UNESCO World Heritage Agra Fort is an enormous, grand structure. The special feature of this fort is the 2.5km long and 21 metre-high circuitous wall of solid red sand stone in which each of the stones are closely bound by iron rings. The fort is surrounded by a deep moat. Some of the important buildings inside the fort are the Jahangiri Mahal, the Moti Masjid and Mena Bazaars.

Built in the early 16th century and formerly the capital of the mighty Mughals, Agra is famous for its beautiful medieval monuments. The city was pampered by the Mughals for more than two centuries, adorned with their beautiful artworks and striking architectural styles.The crowning jewel of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal (World Heritage Site) is one of the world’s most beautiful and beloved structures. 

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Day 4 : Agra - Ranthambore National Park

Transfer to Ranthambore National Park, where the rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight in Ranthambore. 

Overnight in Ranthambore Regency, Ranthambore National Park

Meal plan: Breakfast

Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination. Ranthambore is spread over an area of 1,334 sq km along with its nearby sanctuaries like - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary.The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time busy at their daily quest- hunting and taking proper care of their young ones.

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Day 5 : Ranthambore National Park

Early morning game drive in the national park. Return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning is free to relax or explore on your own. After lunch, embark on a second game drive for the rest of the afternoon. Overnight in Ranthambore.

Overnight in Ranthambore Regency, Ranthambore National Park

Meal plan: Breakfast

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Day 6 : Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur

In the morning, drive to Jaipur. On arrival, the rest of the day is free to wander around the local bazaar. Overnight in Jaipur.

Overnight in Suryaa Villa, Jaipur

Meal plan: Breakfast

The capital and largest city in Rajasthan, Jaipur was planned and named by the Great warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1699–1744 AD). The buildings are constructed in pink sandstone after the whole city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria in 1876 during their tour of India, with pink symbolising hospitality. Many of the avenues remain pink, giving Jaipur its popular name of the “Pink City”.

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Day 7 : Jaipur

After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Jaipur's palaces. Visit the Wind Palace, the Water Palace, and the City Palace. Climb up to the Amber Fort on elephant back [subject to availability/alternatively by jeep]. In the afternoon, visit Jantar Mantar (the old observatory) - one of the five astronomical wonders constructed by Sawai Jai Singh. Overnight in Jaipur. 

Overnight in Suryaa Villa, Jaipur

Meal plan: Breakfast

Set in rugged, picturesque hills, the Amber Fort is a fascinating piece of Rajputana architecture. Constructed by Raja Man and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I, the fort is made from red sandstone and white marble. The rugged, forbidding exterior encloses an inner sanctuary with some spectacular art and architectural styles. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings.

Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, is one of the landmarks of the city. The palace is composed of five storeys and 953 tiny windows carved out of intricate lattice work.

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the 18th century. These observatories incorporate many unique building styles, each with a specialised function for astronomical measurement. These structures, with their striking combinations of large scale geometric forms, have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians worldwide.

City Palace has been home to the rulers of Jaipur since the first half of the 18th century. The sprawling complex is a superb blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture with open, airy Mughal-style public buildings leading to private apartments. Today, part of the complex is open to the public as the City Palace Museum houses numerous medieval treasures including miniature paintings.

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Day 8 : Jaipur - Kochi

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cochin. Check in to the hotel on arrival. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Enjoy an evening sunset cruise in Cochin harbour. Overnight in Kochi.

Overnight in The Francis Residence, Cochin

Meal plan: Breakfast

Cochin, the 'Queen on the Arabian Sea', is a major port city that was once a much-prized pawn for the English, Portuguese and Dutch due to its strategic location and prominence in the lucrative spice trade. This history of foreign colonies has resulted in a diverse culture, with European influences visible in much of Cochin's architecture and overall development, aiding it to become the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. 

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Day 9 : Kochi - Marari

After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of Fort Cochin visiting Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and witness the working of Cochin's iconic Chinese fishing nets. After sightseeing, proceed to Marari (1.5 hrs) for 3 nights. Spend the days at leisure or choose an option activity or excursion.

Overnight in Abad Turtle Beach, Marari

Meal plan: Breakfast

Fort Cochin was a great emporium of trade, a harbour filled with ships, streets crowded with merchants and warehouses stored with goods from every port of Asia and Europe. Beginning with the Chinese and Arabs in the 13th century, the Portuguese arrived in 1500 A.D. followed by the domination of the Dutch and British. A large number of trading communities exist with 14 different languages spoken at a time. Cochin continues the tradition of welcoming visitors with its customary warmth and hospitality.

Marari is a small fishing village found in the Alappuzha District of Kerala. With most of the land forming a beach, the area has long been a popular resort, perfect for unwinding after visiting nearby sites.

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Day 10 : Marari

Day at leisure. Alternatively you may like to visit Alleppey town, the coir factory, Arthunkal Basilica Church, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, or spend half or a full day cruising on a traditional houseboat along Kerala's famous backwaters.

Overnight in Abad Turtle Beach, Marari

Meal plan: Breakfast

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Day 11 : Marari

Free day at leisure to relax or optional activities can be arranged.

Overnight in Abad Turtle Beach, Marari

Meal plan: Breakfast

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Day 12 : Departure

Transfer to Cochin International Airport at the appropriate time for your flight to your onward destination. 

Meal plan: Breakfast

Accommodation

Accommodation

All accommodation subject to availability. Final accommodation choices will be confirmed after booking.

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Colonel's Retreat

Delhi (2 nights)

Comfortable, elegant and homely, the Colonel’s Retreat has been lovingly created to be your home away from home. Banana bread on arrival, lounges on each floor and number-less doors, this B&B has the touch of caring travel experts. The Colonel’s Retreat is a family-run business offering a private and cosy hideaway in an upmarket neighbourhood, while remaining just minutes away on foot from the hustle and bustle of Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar market, restaurants and a metro station. Look forward to hearing about the owner’s unusual story and to your 5pm chai accompanied by biscuits and banana bread. The private rooftop is a highlight, offering glorious views and a sought-after exclusivity in this highly-populated city.
Facilities: air-con, cable TV, fridge, electronic safe, room air purifiers, tea/coffee maker, en-suite in every room, banana bread on arrival, afternoon chai and banana bread at 5pm, knowledgeable english-speaking owners

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Hotel Seven Hills Tower

Agra (1 night)

The ideal spot for visiting the sites of Agra, Hotel Seven Hills Tower is located in walking distance to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Known for its modernity and great service, the friendly staff go above and beyond to help you have an enjoyable stay. The rooftop restaurant and swimming pool are a highlight of this hotel, giving you a chance to relax in peace after a busy day of sightseeing.
Rooms: 30 rooms and 3 suites with ensuites
Facilities: Wi-Fi, mini bar, multi cuisine dining, free parking, pool, breakfast included, business centre with internet
 

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Ranthambore Regency

Ranthambore National Park (2 nights)

For comfort, elegance and warmth amidst the wilderness, Ranthambore Regency is the perfect combination of luxury and convenience. Located just 10 minutes away from India’s most fascinating National Park, Ranthambore, it is the ideal place to relax, unwind and replenish after a day of game driving and searching for the magnificent Bengal tigers with one of the Ranthambore Regency’s trusted naturalists. This family run hotel, which started out with 10 rooms, now boasts 75 rooms thanks to the love and care put into this establishment. The peaceful ambiance and friendly atmosphere is accompanied by a personalised experience for each guest, as the staff treat your individual needs. The owner of the hotel is personally present to ensure guest comfort. The restaurant is a foodie’s heaven, with skilled chefs using fresh produce from local farms to make delicious meals according to the guest’s food preferences. To top it all off, the garden and pool add to the scenic luxury of the hotel.Rooms: The hotel is spread over an area of 2.75 acres, with 75 rooms including 46 super deluxe, 9 cottages and 20 deluxe rooms of 350 sq ft each.
Facilities: well maintained garden, pool, in-house laundry services, high speed internet, indoor bar and lounge, restaurant, game drivers available.

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Suryaa Villa

Jaipur (2 nights)

Located in the centre of the pink city, Surya Villa is a soothing oasis surrounded by beautiful attractions such as the City Palace, Palace of the Winds, Jal Mahal (Water Palace) and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Set in an increasingly popular city, Surya Villa makes a point of preserving traditions to pass them onto future generations. The rich Rajasthani architecture and design are a sign of the commitment to Rajasthani customs. Previously home to the royal Peelwa family, this heritage home really does offer a regal experience with its excellent hospitality, delicious food, and spacious, elegantly furnished rooms.
Rooms: deluxe double or twin rooms, junior suites with sit out, family suites.
Facilities: free parking, pool, restaurant, laundry service and dry cleaning, high-speed internet, flat screen TV.

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The Francis Residence

Cochin (1 night)

For a more independent stay in fascinating Kochi, opt for the stylish and comfortable homestay, The Francis Residence. This modern accommodation has been designed with the guest’s ease and comfort in mind. Furnished with a kitchenette, seating area, dining area, flat-screen TV, garden and balcony, and nestled amongst an amalgam of interesting sites, you can leisurely visit some of the most celebrated monuments of Kochi, such as the Indo-Portuguese Museum, the Dutch Cemetery and the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. You can also rent a bike from the Francis Residence to enjoy the seaside scenery and Arabian Sea from the beautiful bay, or take a visit to the colonial era ruins. With only six rooms, this modern residence is exclusive and private, perfect for your homestay in Kochi.
Rooms: 6
Facilities: Room service, Concierge service, air-con, newspapers, garden, terrace, babysitting/child services, family rooms, breakfast in the room, internet, soundproof rooms, bicycle rental, BBQ facilities, Wi-Fi, lockers, street parking, Yoga classes and ayurveda treatment on request.

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Abad Turtle Beach

Marari (3 nights)

If you’re looking for an idyllic and luxurious beach holiday, look no further. With a private beach, Ayurveda centre, elevated infinity pool and sunbathing deck surrounded by tropical trees, you don’t have to search far for some deep relaxation. The white sandy Marari beaches offer a soothing and tranquil landscape for your holiday, and the local fisherman’s village provides an insight into the coastal charm of the area. Catching the lively morning fish auction is a highlight of the trip, and the rice fields of Kuttanad and a visit to the Arthunkal church are popular excursions too. The 30 beach cottages and villas are set across 13 acres of land, each offering a spacious hideaway with en-suite toilets, individual patios, TV, telephone, fridge, tea/coffee maker and safe deposit locker. Look forward to a trip to the butterfly garden and vegetable farm where you can pick fresh vegetables for the expert chefs to work their magic on, creating a delicious continental or Indian meal.
Rooms: 30 beach cottages and villas.
Facilities: bike rental, breakfast, concierge, disabled facilities, valet parking, restaurant, car park, tours, laundry service/dry cleaning, WiFi, garden, wellness treatments, outdoor pool, private beach, sauna, ayurveda centre, car hire service, doctor-on-call, florist, air-con, TV, daily newspaper.

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Extensions

Beaches (1-7 days)

After exploring the busy cities, there's no better place to relax than one of India's paradisiacal beaches

Treks & Walks (1-12 days)

Himalayan treks, village walks and more

City Extensions (1-4 days)

Visit the must-see sights and the hidden depths of India's most vibrant cities.

Kolkata & Sunderbans (6 days)

Discover colonial Kolkata and the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

Hill Stations & Mountains

Escape the city and unwind among some of the most breathtaking mountain and hill scapes the world has to offer.

Himalayan Extension: Ladakh to Kashmir (5 days)

Travel across the spectacular Himalayan Highway

Kolkata & Darjeeling Snapshot (7 days)

Ideal extension to Bhutan

The Golden Triangle (5 days)

Marvel at India's most incredible forts and palaces

Indian Odyssey (29 days)

Experience the best of North and South India

Highlights of the Subcontinent (22 days)

Discover iconic sights of India, Nepal & Bhutan

Journey through the Indian Himalayas (20 days)

Travel through the Himalayan foothills via Shimla & Amritsar to Ladakh

Monks, Tribes & Rhinos (20 days)

Himalayan mountains, unseen tribes & amazing wildlife

Classic Bhutan & Assam Cruise (18 days)

Experience Bhutan's rich culture, colonial Kolkata and rural life in Assam

Essential India & China (17 days)

Visit the two most populous countries on Earth.

UNESCO Sites of South India (17 days)

Discover South India's ancient archaeological wonders

Textiles & Artisans of Gujarat & Rajasthan (16 days)

Nomadic tribes, traditional textiles, crafts & Mewar Festival

Glimpse of India & Nepal (16 days)

Golden Triangle and the Himalayas

Essential India & Sri Lanka (16 days)

India's Golden Triangle & the best of Sri Lanka.

Kerala Calling (15 days)

Tropical mountains, tea & spice plantations, and backwaters

Nagaland: Festival of the Headhunters (15 days)

Aoling Festival, wildlife in Assam & natural beauty of Manipur

Assam & Nagaland Hornbill Festival (15 days)

Wildlife, tribes & rural life in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur

Taste of South India (15 days)

Experience the flavours and exotic spices of South India

Big Six of India (15 days)

Spot tigers, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino & elephants

Rajasthan Explorer & Pushkar Camel Fair (15 days)

Fort cities, rural villages & camel fair

Best of Bengal & Sikkim (14 days)

Colonial Kolkata, Darjeeling toy train & Buddhism

Spirit of South India (14 days)

Temple towns of Tamil Nadu to backwaters of Kerala

Kerala & Karnataka Explorer (14 days)

Idyllic backwaters, tropical forests & ancient temple towns

Taj, Tigers & Temples (14 days)

Perfect mix of classic sights and off-beat places for first-timers to India

Hampi and Beyond (14 days)

Discover Karnataka's stone temples, wildlife and coffee farms

Tribes of North East India (14 days)

Remote tribal cultures in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Nagaland

Sacred India (14 days)

Uncover the religious diversity of India

Delicacies of North India (14 days)

Discover the huge diversity of North India's cuisine

Big Cats of India (14 days)

Experience the thrill of the Indian jungle ...

Wildlife of North East India (14 days)

Diverse wildlife in Assam and the Sunderbans

Heart of India (14 days)

Take in the highlights of central India

Tribes of Rural India (14 days)

Visit remote tribal villages of Orissa & Chhattisgarh

Kashmir, Ladakh & The Hemis Festival (14 days)

Experience dramatic Himalayan scenery, Islamic & Buddhist cultures

Kerala - Trekking the Western Ghats (13 days)

Explore this UNESCO biodiversity hotspot on foot

Treasures of Gujarat (12 days)

Villages, temples, salt flats & the world's last Asiatic lions

Glimpse of India (12 days)

Golden Triangle, tigers & exotic Kerala

Markha Valley Trek (12 days)

Set foot in Ladakh's hidden Himalayan valleys

Classic Kerala (10 days)

Tea, spices, backwaters & beaches

Essential Rajasthan (10 days)

Discover the forts, palaces, villages and desert of Rajasthan

Living Bridges of Meghalaya (7 days)

Waterfalls, hills and living bridges in North East India

Reviews

Outstanding trip, custom made to our desires. Once again, Travel The Unknown did not disappoint, exceeding our expectations. The in-country coordination worked with clock-work precision.

Vladimir Lange & Amy Opfell (USA) , Tailormade India

I thoroughly enjoyed my tailor made tour of northwestern and central India. Guides and accommodations were excellent and we saw as much of the area as could be packed into two weeks. I look forward to another tour with Travel the Unknown.

Mary Trubek (USA) , Tailormade India

Thank you for organising our holiday in Kerala. I certainly wouldn`t have had the time or the knowledge to put together such a trip. Munnar was my favourite and the accommodation throughout was excellent.

Vik , Kerala Calling, India

The tour was an amazing experience for our first visit to India. The country, its people and its cuisine were friendly,delightful, colourful and exceeded all our expectations. Travel the Unknown have put together a superb unique package that we have no hesitation in recommending to anyone with an interest in food and culture.

Elaine & Neil Smith , Delicacies of North India, India

A really well planned trip. We experienced life in Northeast India in just the way we wanted to. We loved the game reserves and saw a rock python which thrilled our guides as it is even rarer than the tiger! We visited villages and were able to interact with local people and loved the busy markets in Delhi and Calcutta. A special highlight was the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland; shown to us by our very own Naga guide Kezo. Kezo accompanied us for 15 days of our trip and ensured that we had many very special experiences - even taking us to the home of one of his Aunts where we spent a couple of hours sitting by the bonfire chatting.

Ann Holgate , Tailormade India

This was a very varied and interesting trip to a forgotten part of India. If you like off the beaten track travel it is definitely worth the effort but go with an open mind and keep a smile on your face.

Richard Williams , Monks, Tribes & Rhinos, India

What an excellent service! Rahul adapted, extended and improved our trip so many times without a qualm and we ended up with the trip of a lifetime. The destinations are unusual and interesting but everything has been checked out by the team and works brilliantly. I can`t wait to do another trip.

Penelope Smith , Assam & Nagaland Hornbill Festival, India

I would highly recommend Travel the Unknown to anyone visiting India. The service we received both prior to, during and following our travels was always timely and excellent. We were able to customize our trip to our liking and to enjoy a wide variety of activities. The guides in every location were outstanding! Honestly. Having travelled through much of the world I can truly say that we have never been more impressed with the quality of the guides arranged for us in each location, as well as the service we received. Similarly, the hotels were excellent and allowed us to live very comfortably while, at the same time, enjoy an authentic Indian experience. If you haven`t already booked your trip with Travel the Unknown, then either do so now....or at least give them a chance to show you what they can offer.

Tracey & Gary , Tailormade India

A fantastic trip to Arunachal Pradesh. Very well organised exactly to our requirements. Superb local guide. Would recommend this trip. Hazel and James.

Hazel Frost , Tailormade North East India

This trip was very well put together and ticked all the boxes that we had requested. The accommodation throughout the tour was of a high standard and our experiences in the national parks was wonderful spotting many different animals including tigers, leopards, sloth bears, lions, jungle cat plus countless number of birds. Thank you Rahul for tailoring this trip to our requirements.

Nigel & Margaret Turner , Tailormade India Wildlife & Birding tour

We went on the Spirit of South India Tour and had a great time on our honeymoon. There was a good variety of places visited and the hotels, drivers and guides were all very good. We would definitely recommend this tour.

Rachel , Spirit of South India, India

I`m sure I could not have found a better operator for the type of complicated Indian tour I wanted to undertake on a limited budget. India is an intimidating country to visit, and I suspect that some operators look down on the first time visitor, or disparage their requirements. Travel the Unknown, by contrast, helped me all the way, and their local guides were superb.

Andrew Martin , Tailormade North East India
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