Day 1 : Arrival
Arrive in Delhi, where you will be met by a Travel The Unknown representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight in Delhi.
Meal plan: n/a
Delve beneath layers of Rajasthani culture in its fort cities and rural villages. Head to the desert village of Rohet and meet the nearby nature-loving Bisnoi community. In charming Deogarh, explore the countryside by local train and by foot. Set forth into the Aravalli Hills and take a jeep safari looking out for leopards that roam free. Walk part of the ‘Great Wall of India’, with the imposing Kumbhalgarh fortress walls extending to 36km. Mingle with royalty in Shahpura Bagh before finally heading down to the lake city of Udaipur via Chittorgarh.
Delhi - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh - Deogarh - Bera - Kumbhalgarh - Shahpura - Udaipur - Chittorgarh
Discover colonial Kolkata and the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve
After exploring the busy cities, why not relax on one of India's beaches which are as much of a paradise as anywhere.
Visit the must-see sights and the hidden depths of India's most vibrant cities.
Escape the city and unwind among some of the most breathtaking mountain and hill scapes the world has to offer.
Marvel at India's most incredible forts and palaces
Himalayan treks, village walks and more
Travel across the spectacular Himalayan Highway
Experience the best of North and South India
Spot lemurs, tigers & orangutans
Discover iconic sights of India, Nepal & Bhutan
Get under the skin of Asia's two best wildlife spots.
Himalayan mountains, unseen tribes & amazing wildlife
Travel through the Himalayan foothills via Shimla & Amritsar to Ladakh
Experience Bhutan's rich culture, colonial Kolkata and rural life in Assam
Visit the two most populous countries on Earth.
Golden Triangle and the Himalayas
India's Golden Triangle & the best of Sri Lanka.
Nomadic tribes, traditional textiles, crafts & Mewar Festival
Aoling Festival, wildlife in Assam & natural beauty of Manipur
Fort cities, rural villages & camel fair
Tropical mountains, tea & spice plantations, and backwaters
Wildlife, tribes & rural life in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur
Experience the flavours and exotic spices of South India
Spot tigers, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino & elephants
Perfect mix of classic sights and off-beat places for first-timers to India
Temple towns of Tamil Nadu to backwaters of Kerala
Villages, temples, salt flats & the world's last Asiatic lions
Discover Karnataka's stone temples, wildlife and coffee farms
Remote tribal cultures in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Nagaland
Uncover the religious diversity of India
Experience the thrill of the Indian jungle ...
Discover the huge diversity of North India's cuisine
Experience dramatic Himalayan scenery, Islamic & Buddhist cultures
Lucknow, Varanasi & the wonders of Madhya Pradesh
Idyllic backwaters, tropical forests & ancient temple towns
Diverse wildlife in Assam and the Sunderbans
Colonial Kolkata, Darjeeling toy train & Buddhism
Distinct tribal cultures, unique temples & traditional textiles
Explore this UNESCO biodiversity hotspot on foot
Rural villages, grand forts & wildlife
Set foot in Ladakh's hidden Himalayan valleys
Golden Triangle, tigers & exotic Goa
Discover the forts, palaces, villages and desert of Rajasthan
Tea, spices, backwaters & beaches
Waterfalls, hills and living bridges in North East India
Christine Barratt , Tailormade Rajasthan
In your testimonials I recognise all the things that gave me such pleasure on my own trip. Here was India dust & all, with its charm, its ridiculousness, its colour, sense of humour, unexpected delights, & above all its smiling, friendly people. So the heritage forts & palaces are stunning, but they are only an impressive reminder of where the country has come from. It’s everyday life that lets you know what the country is today. Thanks to your company I was able to experience all of this; just what I wanted. I shall be back; why go anywhere else, with anyone else?
Tracey & Gary , Tailormade 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.
John & Christine Gregory , Tailormade India
This is our second fabulous trip with Travel The Unknown and we were not disappointed. Rajasthan's vibrant colours of turbans and saris, the noise, the spicy aromas, the silence in the hot air balloon over rural Jaipur, the majestic forts and palaces of ancient times, sighting leopards in the wild, all far exceeded our expectations and the heritage homes and hotels we stayed in, whilst being of high standard in every way, still had a friendly family touch. Thanks so much to Rahul and the team for such a memorable trip. Six weeks on and we still can't stop talking about it. I can't wait for the next one!
Joan Edmunds (USA) , Tailormade India
I have been on 3 tailor made trips with Travel The Unknown and have found them to be knowledgeable and reliable. We`ve stayed in some wonderful places and have had some unusual and satisfying experiences that go beyond the standard tours.
Sue Clyde , Tailormade Rajasthan & Kerala
We were 4 women in our 60`s travelling to India, not for the first time, we had all been before, but the trip was so good, well organised and we never felt uneasy, just had a really good time.
Vik , Kerala Calling, 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.
Ann Holgate , Tailormade 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.
Penelope Smith , Assam & Nagaland Hornbill Festival, 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.
Elaine & Neil Smith , Delicacies of North India, 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.
Richard Williams , Monks, Tribes & Rhinos, 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.
Keith Lewis , Monks, Tribes & Rhinos, India
This was my first experience of using Travel the Unknown having enjoyed small group adventure holidays for many years. I was attracted to the company because it seeks out the more unusual and lesser known areas of a country and I was not disappointed by my visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. There is a clear contrast between the people and the scenery of these two regions and we saw very few western tourists particularly in Arunachal Pradesh. The tour was well organised with plenty to see and do.
Jennifer , Raj, Tigers & Mangroves, India
Kolkata is a real eye-opener. The walking tour was a real highlight and our guide was great at showing me places I`d never have found otherwise. The Sunderbans was just beautiful. The guide was very friendly and the boat cruises were relaxing. My cottage was delightful and the food at the Tiger Camp was delicious. A great way to end the trip!