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After shredding away the fetters of British colonial rule, India has rocketed from a backwater colony into the forefront of the world’s leading nations, not only by virtue of her sheer size and power, but even more because of her astonishing political maturity and tenacious allegiance to high moral values in her dealings with the rest of the world. The continuation of traditionally unique ethos of India – Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam (the world is a family) - reflects the country’s importance not only in the geographical sense but also as a major civilization, one which it is imperative for the world to know.

The landscape of the Indian subcontinent, much of it continuously inhabited over three millennia, is an enigma in the diverse images it presents to its viewer. Amidst the great rivers, mountains, hilly plateaus, and plains exist an unchanging rural landscape nurturing a timeless way of life, fast-paced teeming metropolises of colonial origin, and medieval cities exhibiting schizophrenic personalities as they grapple with modernity. There may be no such entity as the Indian landscape, considering the tremendous plurality in topography, flora, fauna, and cultural traditions. Yet an unmistakable thread of continuity in landscapes of different regions is instantly recognizable. This thread weaves through regions with diverse ecological systems, linguistic communities, and cultural groups, drawing them into distinct landscape patterns. These patterns are best recognized in places that are venerated as sacred sites, attracting temple building and pilgrimage on local and regional scales.

Travel to India unfolds numerous aspects of rich cultural heritage of the world’s oldest surviving civilization. In the midst of busy thoroughfares in Indian cities, large shady trees shelter impromptu shrines around which teeming traffic readily distributes itself. On crowded sidewalks mendicants sitting with framed images of gods and goddesses are likely to interrupt the pedestrian flow. No matter where the gods are housed—in wayside shrines or monumental temples—they attract devotees who visit them regularly and tend them with loving care. These spaces are an inescapable and meaningful part of the public realm. If large and significant, they become sites of annual festivals and public processions, contributing to the civic realm of the Indian city. Sub-continent-sized India has over a million square miles of scenic sights; the world’s highest mountains, most awesome rivers and most fabulous valleys. More than five thousand years of continuous civilizations — some the most sophisticated of their epoch — have left us a legacy of temples, monuments, palaces and sculptural masterpieces of inimitable esthetic grandeur. A bewildering variety of religions, sects, cultures, languages, traditions and customs was produced by thousands of years of uninterrupted historic process. And yet all these have somehow produced a unity of cultural traditions and a modern nation.

Eternal Hindu ethos – Atithi Devo Bhav (guests are like gods) – makes India travel a pleasant experience. And modern infrastructure and conscious efforts to promote tourism in India have now ensured easy access to every traveler to study and enjoy India’s strongest attraction lying in an unmatched interplay of contrasts. Nowhere do the past and present coexist in more colorful promiscuity. Folklore, native arts, traditional events abound. A prodigious diversity of dress and manners keep us aware of a different world. Tour to India unfolds a mind-boggling vista of cultural diversity. If a traveler is willing enough to go to Darjeeling, a hilly, tea-planting resort town close to the eastern edge of Nepal, he / she can get to see the tip of the icy peak of Mount Everest. There one stands cocooned in a blanket to watch a sunrise without parallel on earth. From such heights and dazzling panoramas, the traveler can go to the other extreme by seeking out the Kolar gold fields in south India and plunging 10,600 feet into a hole, one of the deepest in the world, which goes down seven times farther than the Empire State Building goes up. The hardy tourist can also range between the blazing deserts of Rajasthan to a charming town called Cherrapunji in Assam which has the reputation of being the wettest place in the world. Naturally, every tourist - sightseer, fun- seeker, photographer, sportsman, mountaineer, archeologist, and anthropologist - finds incomparable rewards in a visit to India. Optima Travels introduces a traveler to the vast Indian sub-continent which stands like a colossus on the world map. India has a legacy to be proud of, a vision to look forward to, a culture to inspire and a heritage to share. India ranges from the mightiest mountains in the world to the clammiest of jungles and the balmiest of beaches. Optima Travels, a reputed Indian travel agency, serves a tourist by customizing India tour by theme, duration, region etc and, thus, emerges as a trustworthy India travel guide.

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About Golden Triangle Tour

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Golden Trianle Tour

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Delhi-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur

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Real Rajasthan Tour

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About North India Heritage Tour

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North India Heritage Tour Package

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Delhi – Jaipur – Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri- Agra- Gwalior- Orchha-Khajuraho - Varanasi

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Kerala Honeymoon Tour

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Private Day Tour Packages

Same Day Agra Tour By Car

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb of It- Mad-ud-Daulah & walk through traditional markets and artisans’ village.

Duration 1 Day

Same Day Agra Tour by Train

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & local market.

Duration 1 Day

Same Day Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour from Delhi

Sunrise view of Taj Mahal; Watch Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh; See Agra Fort & Exploration of market.

Duration 1 Day

One Day Delhi Tour

Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sansad Bhavan, Qutub Minar & Akshardham Temple.

Duration 1 Day

One Day Jaipur City Tour

Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, market & elephant ride.

Duration 1 Day

A Day with Elephants in Jaipur Tour

Feeding, painting, riding and bathing the elephants.

Duration 1 Day

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India is an incredible country. India is an ancient civilization with ages-old traditions, culture and heritage existing in uninterrupted perpetuity. Sub-continental in size, incredible India is a different world keeping in view its topographical vividness, cultural colors, exotic customs, varied arts & crafts, numerous languages, several religions, opulence and pecuniary, diversity of flora and fauna, co- existence of sheer materialism and spiritualism etc. Optima Travels, an India tour operator, specializes in customized small group, individual and family tour packages in India & Nepal with world class hospitality. We offer tailor-made India tour packages with India travel guide. The land of elephants and palaces of Maharajas, sadhus and Jain temples, sacred cows and a venerated river, multicolored festivals and, of course, the Taj Mahal ; India of such richness and diversity will definitely fit in your cravings and expectations. Optima Travels has expertise in customizing India tours like first time in India, culture & heritage, Golden Triangle, Rajasthan, Kerala, forts & palaces, luxury, family, small/ large groups, wildlife, adventure etc to the needs of the travelers. It is not a run-of-the-mill India travel guide, rather, presents an introduction to India in lucid and inimitable style that captures the essence and charisma of Incredible India – wonderful land and a wonderful people.

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Close interaction with guests regarding their expectations, meticulous planning and professional implementation with human touch ensure your satisfaction.

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Our travel experts happily customize India tour as per your unique requirements - ranging from destinations, duration, activities, experiences, itinerary, hotels & budget.

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Religious places in India demand modesty & decorum in a visitor’s attire. Body hugging or too tight clothes should be avoided. Covering the head symbolizes respect and is strictly practiced in Sikh Gurudwara. Though a male member can visit a mosque by wearing a skull cap but a woman needs to bear ‘burqa’ while entering a mosque. In most of the Hindu temples, one can enter in modest dress but there are few temples which prohibit the entry of non-Hindus.

Yes, from budget and expenses perspective, trip to India offers budget travel to mid-range packages to luxury holidays. This is about the hardest travel question to answer in advance. Budgeting is much simplified if you take a prepackaged trip. Apart from air and rail travel and taxis, India is not inexpensive. If you are accustomed to good accommodations in Western-style hotels, air-conditioning, normal hotel services, and Western food, you must be prepared to pay more. There are many world class hotels which will provide accommodations at very reasonable rates.

India is of continental proportion when it comes to lingual diversity. India has 1652 dialects. Needless to say most of them are only, spoken dialects. Most of the provinces in India have been carved out primarily on the basis of languages. Hindi (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh & Delhi), Tamil (Tamil Nadu), Telugu (Andhra Pradesh & Telangana), Kannada (Karnataka), Malayalam (Kerala), Bengali (West Bengal), Oriya (Odisha), Marathi (Maharashtra), Gujarati (Gujarat), Punjabi (Punjab) and Dogri (Jammu & Kashmir) are most spoken languages. Almost half of India’s population speaks Hindi and majority of people understand it. English is being practiced in India as lingua franca. English is commonly used in India. Most of the signboards use English.

Use of a few words & phrases in Hindi connect you with the locals easily. Learning & using those words help a tourist to get by and also imparts titillating enjoyment.

English Words / Phrases Hindi Words / Phrases
Hello Namaste
Me Mai
Mine Mera
Tea Chai
Sugar Cheeni
Clothes Kapadaa
Water Paani
Food Khaanaa
Yes Haa
No Nahi
Please Kripayaa
Thank You Dhanyavaad
Good Achchhaa

Followers & shrines of almost all major religions can be traced in India. Among the common religions in India are Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity.

Indian Rupee (INR) is the currency of India. The commercial transactions are carried out in INR. You are advised to carry Indian Rupee to pay for things. Some shops in highly touristic places like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur etc accept payment in USD, British Pound & Euro. But, it is suggested to pay in Indian Rupee.

Western-style washrooms & toilets are available at all tourist places in India.

The regular tourist season in India runs from middle of October through March. It gets quite hot in April and the monsoon season in the Southwest with its torrential rains sets in early June and lasts on and off until early September. The south-eastern areas receive most of their rainfall from the north-east monsoon between November and January. The short Summer (early April- end of May), while hot, can be invigorating in the cool mountain retreats, known as “hill stations”, and pleasant by the seashore.

Yes, a foreign tourist needs essential travel documents like valid passport & visa issued by Indian missions abroad (Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates). Three kinds of visas are issued by the Government of India: Tourist, Entry and Transit Visas. E –Visa and visa on arrival facilities to citizens of select countries are also being provided.

India is a vast country and its climatic conditions vary. While both summer and winter can be extreme in the north, summer is not severe in the south, west and the east and, in the south, winter is mild. If you are visiting the south during November and February, light woolen clothing would be sufficient. (It rains during this period in the south). But even in summer if you decide to visit any of the Himalayan resorts, carry enough woolens. Needless to say, one ought to be well equipped with woolens for the northern winter. Though any kind of clothes can be worn but modest and least-revealing dresses are recommended. It suggests cultural respect.

Travel in India is completely safe. People of India are reared through centuries to believe & practice the ethos of Atithi Devo Bhav (guests are like gods) & Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam (world is a family). It reflects in their friendly behavior.

India is world’s oldest living civilization that has preserved its cultural heritage, glorious history and pristine traditions intact to a great extent. The vast geography, diverse topography and mind-boggling cultural lineage offer a lot to be explored. A first time visitor to India can visit Himalayan resorts, north India, south India, beach destinations, wildlife sanctuaries etc. Normally, India travel plan ranges from one to three week tour and accordingly Golden Triangle Tour, Rajasthan Tour, Kerala Tour, Temple Tour, Forts & Palaces Tour etc, can be opted.

India should be an area of special interest travel for everyone. The object of India tours is to afford the tourist a chance to meet and learn about the peoples of India more thoroughly than could be done through normal sightseeing programs. It would be best to express your desires to Optima Travels, an Indian travel company, to chalk out sightseeing program for your leisure days. Your stay in India will be limited and it is best to contact us to arrange some special interest visits well in advance so no precious time will be lost. Although there are enough museums, scenery, historic and artistic monuments in India to keep the average tourist panting, many travelers want to penetrate beneath the surface and know what Indian people are really like in their own homes. A number of organized meet-the- people tour packages exist to satisfy this natural and laudable curiosity.

It's better to be safe than sorry and we strongly suggest that you be fully covered with theft, loss, and disability policies prior to your arrival in India. This does not mean that thefts are more prevalent here than elsewhere (in fact, we believe there are less) but you will be covering a lot of territory and we advise It for precaution's sake. You can get either a travel medical plan or vacation plan that includes medical emergencies. If you wish to secure your money secured at the time of trip cancellation, it is advised to get insurance.

There are several world-class hospitals in India and, compared to western counties, the similar facilities and treatment are provided at quite affordable cost. So, medication and health related issues, India is in league with developed countries.