INCREDIBLE: India is the perfect holiday destination for the trip of a lifetime
With 29 states encompassing mountains, beaches and jungles, India is a must-visit destination for any travel enthusiast.
In fact, India’s most famous monument – the Taj Mahal – recently topped a list of Brits' bucket list destinations.
But while the marble mausoleum is a sight to behold, India has so much more to offer.
From the bustling food markets of Delhi to the beaches of Kerala and tiger safaris of Satpura, it’s an incredably diverse holiday hotspot.
India is also home to some of the world’s most amazing festivals, including the Holi festival of colour and Diwali, the festival of light.
And then of course, there’s the food. Indian food is Britain’s favourite fare, and there is no better place to try it than in its home country.
Globe Travel Centre has just launched an exclusive selection of 10 unique Indian holidays, to showcase the country’s best bits.
Here are the 10 Indian trips of a lifetime:
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1. The Grand India Tour
This epic 30-day adventure includes fifteen incredible Indian destinations.
From the magnificent Taj Mahal to the highlights of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Rajasthan, this is a great trip for first-time visitors as it encompasses all of the major tourist destinations.
The trip also includes some more off-the-beaten track experiences like tiger spotting in Bandhavgarh National Park and boat rides along the backwaters of Kerala.
TO MARKET: The gastronomic tour ends with a Mater Chef style cook-off
2. The Great Indian Cook Off
As the name implies, this trip is for food fanatics and wannabe chefs. The exhilarating tour includes five couples, five Indian destinations and one big cook-off.
Guests will be taken on a culinary adventure to learn cooking techniques from local experts in Delhi, Lucknow, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Kerala.
The tour will end with a Mater Chef style cook-off, where five couples will use their newly-learnt skills to battle it out for a £1,000 cash prize. If you win, you could book another holiday to the culinary capital.
WILDLIFE: Spot tigers, leopards and sloth bears on the ultimate animal-lovers tour
3. Great Indian Wildlife Tour
For all the animal-lovers out there, this tour takes guests to remote locations to view some of India’s most famous animals.
Travellers will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with leopards and sloth bears at Satpura National Park, tigers at Satpura Tiger Reserve and wild dogs, jackals and boars in Kanha.
Guests will also get the experience of staying in luxurious eco lodges in off-the-beaten track locations.
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Watch the Neelakurinji Bloom in Munnar – Eravikulam National Park is one the most frequented tourist attractions in Kerala because of Neelakurinji, which bloom once in 12 years and this rare view is a fascinating experience.
HISTORIC: The Amber Fort in Rajasthan is an integral part of the Golden Triangle tour
4. 24 Carat Golden Triangle Tour
The Golden Triangle Tour has long been considered the quintessential trip for first-time travellers to India.
But the new and improved trip by Globe Travel Centre lets you do it in style, by putting guests up in some of Asia’s leading hotels.
This tour allows you to experience the vibrancy of Mumbai and the splendour of Rajasthan. It also involves safaris to see tigers and leopards.
5. Tauras the Truk Tour
This off-the-beaten path tour is perfect for the true adventurer. Led by a team of professionals, you will discover amazing destinations and camps as you wind your way through India in a Taurus – the Swiss army knife of camper vans.
The tour will incorporate exotic and remote locations, perfect for wildlife and photography enthusiasts.
RELAXING: Float along the backwaters of Kerala on the South Side Tour
6. The South Side Tour
If you fancy exploring the south, this is the one for you. Whether it’s the astounding temples of Tami Nadu, the palaces, markets and wildlife of Karnataka or the famed backwaters of Kerala, this is a trip you will talk about for years.
7. The Maharajah Tour
If you want to see how the other half live, this is the one for you. The trip explores the history and glorious places of Indian royals.
You will travel trough the mountains of Ladakh, across the majestic Rajasthan and re-live the life of India’s past royals.
SCENIC: Explore the mountains of Ladakh on the The Maharajah Tour
8. The Great Indian Adventure
If you love being active, but roughing it isn’t quite your style, this is the trip for you. This action-packed tour includes trekking in the Himalayan Foothills, riding the rapids in the Ganges and tiger spotting at Jim’s Jungle Retreat.
9. New Globe Travellers Tour
Designed for the new age traveller, who wants to travel in a way that’s really meaningful, this trip lets you see the real India.
On this exclusive tour you will indulge in acts of kindness as you discover some of India’s exotic highlights.
Whether it’s feeding the homeless, working with rescued elephants and bears or providing wheelchairs for people with disabilities, this is a journey that will change the lives of others.
GIVE BACK: There are a whole host of projects you can get involved with in India
10. Planet-Abled Tour
Globe Travel Centre have also added the Planet-Abled Tour to their list of ultimate bucket list experiences. The tour has been developed to ensure travellers with disabilities can experience everything India has to offer.
Highlights include the sights and sounds of Agra and Delhi, the rugged hills of Aravallia and the ancient forts of Rajasthani and Jaipur.
Globe Travel Centre is an eco-conscious company that has undertaken to develop a forest cover on three acres of land over the next three years, by planting a tree for every customer.
For more information on the trips of a lifetime go to globetravelcentre.com