Take a trip through the great religious centres of India. Explore Mumbai and learn about Zoroastrian culture and their sobering Tower of Silence. Head to the city of Varanasi, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Take a boat at sunrise and see Hindus bathe in the holy river Ganges. In Lucknow, marvel at the grand Bara Imambara mosque and the Islamic culture that permeates this city. Fly to Amritsar, site of the inspiring Golden Temple and the centre of Sikhism. Finally, drive to Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalayas, home of the Dalai Lama and where Buddhism flourishes.
Travel across the spectacular Himalayan Highway
Treks & Walks (1-12 days)
Himalayan treks, village walks and more
Escape the city and unwind among some of the most breathtaking mountain and hill scapes the world has to offer.
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
Beaches (1-7 days)
After exploring the busy cities, there's no better place to relax than one of India's paradisiacal beaches
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
Wildlife of Madagascar, India & Borneo (29 days)
Spot lemurs, tigers & orangutans
Highlights of the Subcontinent (22 days)
Discover iconic sights of India, Nepal & Bhutan
Wildlife of India & Borneo (21 days)
Get under the skin of Asia's two best wildlife spots.
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
Textile Tour of India (16 days)
Textile tour of Gujarat & Rajasthan including the Mewar Festival
Essential India & Sri Lanka (16 days)
India's Golden Triangle & the best of Sri Lanka.
Glimpse of India & Nepal (16 days)
Golden Triangle and the Himalayas
Assam & Nagaland Hornbill Festival (15 days)
Wildlife, tribes & rural life in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur
Rajasthan Explorer & Pushkar Camel Fair (15 days)
Fort cities, rural villages & camel fair
Nagaland: Festival of the Headhunters (15 days)
Aoling Festival, wildlife in Assam & natural beauty of Manipur
Big Six of India (15 days)
Spot tigers, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino & elephants
Taste of South India (15 days)
Experience the flavours and exotic spices of South India
Kerala Calling (15 days)
Tropical mountains, tea & spice plantations, and backwaters
Lost Silk Road of Rajasthan (14 days)
Explore the lost Silk Road through Rajasthan
Kerala & Karnataka Explorer (14 days)
Idyllic backwaters, tropical forests & ancient temple towns
Tribes of Rural India (14 days)
Visit remote tribal villages of Orissa & Chhattisgarh
Delicacies of North India (14 days)
Discover the huge diversity of North India's cuisine
Spirit of South India (14 days)
Temple towns of Tamil Nadu to backwaters of Kerala
Taj, Tigers & Temples (14 days)
Perfect mix of classic sights and off-beat places for first-timers to India
Tribes of North East India (14 days)
Remote tribal cultures in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Nagaland
Hampi and Beyond (14 days)
Discover Karnataka's stone temples, wildlife and coffee farms
Wildlife of North East India (14 days)
Diverse wildlife in Assam and the Sunderbans
Big Cats of India (14 days)
Experience the thrill of the Indian jungle ...
Kashmir, Ladakh & Hemis Festival (14 days)
Experience dramatic Himalayan scenery, Islamic & Buddhist cultures
Best of Bengal & Sikkim (14 days)
Colonial Kolkata, Darjeeling toy train & Buddhism
Heart of India (14 days)
Take in the highlights of central India
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
Markha Valley Trek (12 days)
Set foot in Ladakh's hidden Himalayan valleys
Glimpse of India (12 days)
Golden Triangle, tigers & exotic Kerala
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
Uncover the religious diversity of India
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.
Malcolm Copley , Sacred India, India
The Sacred India/tailormade trip lived up to my expectations, and provided a stimulating and immersive experience of India, notably the Hindu aspects of Indian society. Varanasi was a wonderful experience, the evening Aarti festival, the dawn river trip, and the tour around the alleyways of the old city were outstanding. The Khajuraho temples were beautiful, in a wonderful parkland setting. I was pleased that there were things happening almost all the time. The food was good, especially in Varanasi and the Varanasi guide especially was excellent. He had a real feel for the area and the philosophy of the place
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.
Alexandra Praill & Peter Denly , Sacred India, India
For our first visit to India we couldn't have chosen any better. Our 'Sacred India' tour will leave us with many wonderful long-lasting memories. Everything worked like clockwork and we had some truly inspiring guides, many of whom had the most impressive knowledge and interest in what they were showing us and were only too keen to pass that on. On top of that, Travel the Unknown chose some lovely places for us to stay.
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.
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.
Andrew Martin , Tailormade North East 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hazel Frost , Tailormade North East India
A fantastic trip to Arunachal Pradesh. Very well organised exactly to our requirements. Superb local guide. Would recommend this trip. Hazel and James.
Nigel & Margaret Turner , Tailormade India Wildlife & Birding tour
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.