India is a country that is diverse. Any trip to India is incomplete without top India holiday experiences that are unique.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Be it you going on a Golden Triangle Holiday or The Indian Mutiny tour or a wildlife holiday in India – our tour experts are well qualified and trained to book additional top India holiday experiences for you.
These optional tours are carefully laid out to give you a close look into the local Indian culture in different Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur in Rajasthan and much more.
You can book them with your India holiday package to add little extra unique experiences that will help you explore this country and its cultural experiences a bit more. Just make sure you prebook with best India holiday travel agent before coming to India.
Let’s look at them in detail:
1. Cooking Demo with Dinner with an Indian Family
This is a great way to spend time with the local Indian family in any city. You can taste a simple meal, get cooking lessons on local Indian cuisines or visit a local market to buy vegetables and spices.
Where: Any city in India; preferably Delhi, Agra & in Rajasthan
2. Private Evening Tour of Akshardham Temple with Musical Fountain Show
Akshardham Temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in India. This optional experience will take you on a guided tour on the history, architecture and enormity of the monument of world religion. In the evening, we will also watch the exceptional musical fountain show to experience Indian faith at its best.
3. Visit Bagru Textile Printing
For art enthusiasts, visit Bagru that is a little town 30kms from Jaipur that is known for its unique art of block printing. Here, you will get a chance to create your own piece of art under that you can take back home as a memento.
Where: Near Jaipur (Approximately 28 km.)
4. Visit the Kingdom Of Dreams
Perfect for travellers on a quick trip to Delhi and don’t have much time on hands, you can book an evening visit to the Kingdom of Dreams. This is a one-stop-shop that brings India’s art,
culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing art along with technological wizardry. While Nautanki Mahal showcases an extravagant cinematic and theatrical musical, Culture Gully is an elaborate culture, arts, crafts and Food Boulevard. Head to Showshaa Theatre is a fabulous, colourful drama marquee spotlighting Indian mythology productions. Eat at ifa Buzz that is a glamorous Bollywood themed cafe.
Where: Gurgaon (NCR – Delhi)
5. Iconic Cycle Rickshaw Ride In Old Delhi
When you book India holiday with the Indiaologist, you get a complimentary iconic cycle rickshaw ride. This ride will straight away transport you 400 years back through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. This 3-hour tour will take you through Old Delhi’s architectural marvels, the multicolour facades, beautifully decorated shops, ethnically dressed men and women. We will also visit the many palaces, mansions, elegant shrines and colorful bazaars.
Where: Chandni Chowk
6. Nizamuddin Basti Walk (Rural India)
This is one of the unique India holiday experiences that includes a walk through Nizamuddin Basti (colony). It is a medieval settlement where the tomb of the famous 13th century Muslim Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya is located.
7. Kachpura Heritage Walk
This tour takes you through the narrow bridle path through agriculture fields near Mehtab Bagh. This will lead you to the ancient village of Kachpura and Humayun’s Mosque. In the evening, we will take a look at the beautiful Taj Mahal by the river under the moonlight.
9. Food Walk in Mumbai
This tour explores the street food in
Mumbai from sampling delicious treats amidst colourful street stalls at
Girgaon Chowpatty, take a sip of tea in an hundred-year-old Irani Cafe and try colourful snow-cones.
10. Visit Elephanta Caves
Take an hour’s boat ride away from the city to the island town of Elephanta. A 7th-century cave temple, Elephanta caves are dedicated to Lord Shiva and his followers. Marvel at the biggest highlight of the tour though is the 18-foot Mahesmurti. It is a remarkable sculpture depicting Shiva in his three-headed aspect: as Creator, Protector and Destroyer.
11. Bold Spice & Thieves Market Walk
This tour will take you through the Lalbagh Spice Market that is home to spice mixes so authentic. You can not only explore but buy dry roasted and ground into the masala mix of your choice. We will also be exploring the notorious Chor Bazaar or The Thieves market for aplenty – furniture from the Raj, rare electronics like vintage gramophones, out-of-print LPs, hand-made film posters time.
12. Food Walk in Jaipur
In this experiential tour, we will explore Jaipur. From its creation in 1727, when the royal families and nobles of Jaipur patronized the craftsmen and artisans of the city. Maybe that is why the city is called the craft capital of India. We will talk with the locals whilst sampling some of the regions culinary delights; try pakoras, aloo tiki, samosa and sweets from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewellers and silversmiths, gold and silver foil makers.