India is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant nation filled with colour, wildlife, fragrant spices, and an intriguing culture that will leave you wanting to return time and time again. There are many regions to experience and many ways in which to explore them. Far Horizons has crafted a range of tours that enable you to experience the very best of India, providing opportunities to visit regions including Delhi, Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan.
The Buddhist and Hindu culture of India is encapsulated through a series of temples, stupas, and monuments. Built in 3rd century BC, the Great Stupa of Sanchi is certainly one of India’s most impressive landmarks. It is the oldest stone structure in India and remains a significant holy place for Buddhists to this day. Other impressive landmarks include the Hanuman and Bharat Mata temples in Varanasi; the eye-catching Shiva temple, which is made up of 108 double-vaulted shrines; and the impressive Taj Mahal palace in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
From 1612 to 1947, India was part of the British Empire, but there are many historic remnants of this era still standing today throughout India. Many tours include a visit to the city of Mumbai – formerly known as Bombay - which is home to the impressive Gateway of India, a commemorative monument built in 1911 to mark the visit of King George V to India. Rudyard Kipling, who was born in Mumbai, gained inspiration from across India before writing his world-renowned novel The Jungle Book. Far Horizons offer a unique tour which enables you to see India through the eyes of this famous author.
Wherever you want to travel within India, Fred.\ Discover can tailor-make the perfect India experience, combining Far Horizons tours with flights and optional pre or post hotel stays in selected cities. Each Far Horizons tour includes comfortable and luxurious accommodation in every destination visited – enabling you to relax in elegant surroundings after each busy day of immersive sightseeing.