All the things you’re dying to ask but haven’t
This is a trip you’ll be telling people about long after you get home. You’ll meet local villagers, climb ancient forts, eat delicious food, spot leopards in the wild and haggle in the local markets. It’s India at its very best. Dive in head first and take it all in - it’s sensory overload in the best possible way.
"A visit to India reveals colour, majesty, variety, kindness, history, culture, glorious topography and generally something for everyone. Hotels of all styles, prices and standards abound and, with its huge landmass, it’s a country that can be visited year-round, drawing you back again and again."
Mary-Anne Denison-Pender - Managing Director, MAhout
The beauty of this building simply can't be missed
The Taj Mahal, Agra
Stay in some beautiful Rajasthani palaces
Sujan Rajmahal, Jaipur
Take to the blue streets with an expert guide
Clock tower bazaar, Jodhpur
Top tip: instead of resenting the long drives, enjoy the journey! There’s always something to keep you entertained on India’s roads.
One of the best places to see Leopards in India
Jawai Leopard Camp
'Templed out?' Not when you can see ones like this.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Enjoy some luxurious experiences along the way
Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Weather watch: it gets super hot in summer, but if you can hack the heat, May and September are quieter and cheaper months to travel.
A few more tips...
- Head to Jama Masjid, a must for those interested in architecture.
- Experience real India with local children on the Salam Balak trust walk.
- Learn about partition and the changing face of Delhi with a local historian.
- Walk to the East Bank of the Yamuna River for quiet views of the Taj Mahal.
- Two nights are enough in Agra, one if you are short on time.
- The Taj Mahal is beautiful (and least crowded) in the early morning light.
- Visit the ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar with your Nemo guide.
Take a hike into the Aravali hills for panoramic views over the city.
Meet the elephants at Dera Amer. This is an ethical way to get close to these gentle giants.
- Learn about the best fort in Rajasthan - Mehrangarh (a guide is worth it).
- Treat yourself and stay at RAAS for amazing views.
- Get into the traditional art and textiles with our local Nemo art experiences.
Narlai and Around
- Explore colourful village life in rural Rajasthan.
- Stay at Rawla Narlai or Jawai if you’re a wildlife lover.
- Stop at Ranakpur on the way to Udaipur to see one of our favourite temples in India.
- We think this is one of the most beautiful places in India.
- Shop! Head out into the markets and get your barter on.
- Do a local cookery class, the family that will host you is fantastic.
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