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Our India Tours

The Subcontinent Special
21 days from US $1710
The Road to Delhi
14 days from US $940
Tales of Rock & Masala Chai
21 days from US $1485
The Road to Kathmandu
15 days from US $1045
India Recon
7 days from US $575
North India Social Club
11 days from US $645
South India Stylin'
16 days from US $1080
North India Mixtape
22 days from US $1280
Rah Rah Rajasthan
12 days from US $665
Epic India
37 days from US $2250
Curry on Cruising
15 days from US $1000
North India Mixtape
22 days from US $1240
Infra-Red India
11 days from US $940
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Such a great adventure! My girlfriend and I went on the tour to ease into a longer trip in India and were blown away. Really organised, super knowledgable and helpful leader and so much fun

Christian, 4 July, 2014
Infra-Red India

It was a great trip and a great way to see India. I would go again with Geckos and I meet a lot of great people on the tour. The best way to get around was the tuk tuks - they were an eye opener

justin, 11 July, 2014
Infra-Red India

Pushkar's cultural treats and camel fair
Hampi's boulders and ruins
Udaipur and Lake Pichola
Off-the-beaten-track in Nimaj Bagh
The road to Nubra Valley
Houseboat backwater cruise in Kerala
Delhi
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Taj Mahal
Train travel - a quintessentially Indian experience
Jaipur’s Amber Fort
Ranthambore's tigers
Gwailor’s millennium-old fort
The ancient trading town of Jaisalmer
Cochin's diverse history
Varkala on the Arabian Sea
Goan cuisine
Colonial Old Goa
The perfect day in Anjuna
Walk to remote Rumbak
The Great Thar Desert trading town of Jodhpur
Desert camel safari
The Ganges and Varanasi
Chandelao - medieval fortress turned heritage hotel
Mcleodganj Little Lhasa under the Himalayas
Jim Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve
Wagah Border Ceremony
Khajuraho Monument Complex
When you absolutey, positively have to sleep
Nothing beats a campfire singalong. These guys know what we're talking about

Welcome to India

Travel in India is pretty much like nowhere else in the world. It’s mind-blowing, mind-expanding, mind-boggling and anything but mind-numbing. And with about 1.2 billion people sharing the space, there’s probably that many experiences to be had. In fact almost any experience you can have on the planet can be found here.

That includes an all-night chai-athon while you wait for a cow to finish its nap on the train tracks. In the north you can ride a camel through the Thar Desert, meet the hippies of Jodphur, and live on lassis. Then there’s that little place called the Taj Mahal.

In the south it’s all about the go-slow. There are Kerala’s canals to cruise, Goa’s beaches to go all beach-y on and enough coconuts to build a coconut building out of.

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MUMBAI TO DELHI: A WORLD OF CONTRASTS AND CONTRADICTIONS
MUMBAI TO DELHI: A WORLD OF CONTRASTS AND CONTRADICTIONS

I didn't believe what my well-travelled friends had told me about India. But I was soon to be proven otherwise. ... Read more on the blog

HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR FIRST TRIP TO INDIA (IN 12 EASY STEPS)
HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR FIRST TRIP TO INDIA (IN 12 EASY STEPS)

There’s so much more to India than you might think. This includes stuff that - gulp - you might not be prepared for. ... Read more on the blog

India Tours

Countries visited: Nepal, India
21 days
Fill your face with momos in Kathmandu and get ready for a HUGE trip. Rafting, beach camps, Pokhara lake chill times, Annapurna trek (awesome), animal guys in Chitwan National...
Countries visited: Nepal, India
14 days
Embrace your inner hippy in Kathmandu, search for Bengal tigers at Chitwan, check out Buddha’s hometown, fall in love with Varanasi, ogle at the Taj, hang in a palace at...
Countries visited: Nepal, India
21 days
Fill your face with momos in Kathmandu and get ready for a HUGE trip. Rafting, beach camps, Pokhara lake chill times, Annapurna trek (awesome), animal guys in Chitwan National...
Countries visited: Nepal, India
15 days
Head from bustling Delhi to remote Tordi Garh, get down and dirty with the best street food in Jaipur, gape at the Taj, cruise down the holy Ganges in Varanasi, hang in Buddha...
Countries visited: India
7 days
Seven days of India epicness, starting and finishing in Delhi.  Melt Instagram at the Taj Mahal, get your arse kicked at cricket by local kids in Tordi Garh, and stuff your...
Countries visited: India
11 days
Get your haggle on in Delhi before legging it to Varanasi for a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges. Next is the Taj Mahal (it’s even better than the pics), a camel cart...
Countries visited: India
16 days
A rollicking, rip-snorting jaunt through India’s lush interior. Head from Trivandrum up to Varkala for prime beach gallivanting. Take a boat ride through the Kerala...
Countries visited: India
22 days
Get some India in-de-ya. Delhi starts the show and finishes it, too. In between you get sand-dune camping, Jodhpur’s markets, an Udaipur cooking class, Pushkar’s...
Countries visited: India
12 days
India. Where cows are more important than you. Jump into Delhi, see the Taj, hang with the locals in Tordi, and amble through Jaipur, Pushkar, Nimaj and Jodphur. Train it back to...
Countries visited: India
37 days
India has embraced the power of the horn: short blasts let the drivers know you're there, long blasts tell someone to hurry up and continuous beeps from motorbikes happen for no reason whatsoever.
Countries visited: India
15 days
A rollicking, rip snorting jaunt through India’s lush interior. Head from Trivandrum up to Varkala for prime beach gallivanting. Take a boat ride through the Kerala...
Countries visited: India
22 days
India has embraced the power of the horn: short blasts let the drivers know you're there, long blasts tell someone to hurry up and continuous beeps from motorbikes happen for no reason whatsoever.
Countries visited: India
11 days
Get your haggle on in Delhi before legging it to Varanasi for a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges. Next is the Taj Mahal (it’s even better than the pics), a camel cart...

India

The culture kaleidoscope of India and the turquoise waters and rolling hills of its teardrop island neighbour, Sri Lanka, will enlighten, inspire and challenge first-time travellers and seasoned veterans alike.

Experiencing either country will gobsmack and delight you from chaotic Colombo in the south to serene Dharamsala in the north.

The people, languages, customs, food and landscapes are hugely diverse and fascinating: In India, chaotic cities, colourful saris, rattling trains, holy rivers, welcoming villagers, world-renowned cuisine, hustling, bustling streets and romantic, captivating sights, sounds, scents and tastes weave together in an ever-fresh jumble, while in Sri Lanka, sleepy towns, historic fortresses and temples set snug in rolling hills, alongside wildlife reserves, charming colonial bungalows, beautiful beaches and the mad capital will similarly enthral.

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