Mystical Taj Mahal & Beyond

The magnificence of a great civilization is defined by its artistic legacy, and India is surely among the foremost. We invite you to travel on a unique journey, exploring and wondering at the ineffable genius of builders and artists across centuries. Meet and be guided by local artists and art historians, gaining valuable insights and an overview of the social, cultural, and political conditions of the past and the present.

This trail will take you through important sites like

Taj Mahal - One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is timeless symbol of love and known for its perfect symmetry with an Optical Illusion using Red Stone and White marble.

Important sites to visit in and around Agra

Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb - Built between 1622 and 1628, Itimad-ud-Daulah is the first monument in India built entirely with marble is considered to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal.

Agra Fort - Built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, Agra Fort is a majestic sandstone built as an ode to the magnificence of the Mughal empire. The fort comprises several palaces, halls, and other monuments built at different points of time in history.

Fatehpur Sikri - An hour-long drive from Agra takes you to the historical city now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire during the late 16th century.

Bharatpur -Home to some of the rarest and unique resident and migratory bird species and is one of the world's most important bird breeding and feeding grounds. Migratory birds include several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc. Best time to visit the sanctuary is between October till March.

Mathura & Vrindavan - Just an hour’s drive from Agra, on the banks of the river Yamuna, is situated the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan, where he was born and where he grew up. The entire land is dotted with magnificent temples, dedicated to various aspects of his life. Some of the famous temples are Govind Dev Temple, Rangaji Temple, Dwarikadhish Temple, Bankey Bihari Temple and the ISKCON Temple.

The Ghats and Around

Step into an experiential odyssey in this tour across north India as we travel through breath taking rivers and the life thriving on its ghats even today to the rugged terrains and spartan deserts. From cosmopolitan cities which still hang on to remnants of the past, to encounter lives which inhabit the modern world but continue to be shaped by ancient traditions. This story of seamless and unchanging traditions is actually the thread which ties together the diversity of the country.

This trail will take you through important sites like

Haridwar & Rishikesh - The twin cities of Haridwar & Rishikesh are ancient and important Hindu pilgrimage where the river Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. Haridwar is famous for Kumbh Mela (world’s biggest congregation of human beings in one place) where the devout believers feel that they can go to heaven by getting their salvation after a dip in the sacred Ganga at Haridwar. Rishikesh is considered as Yoga capital of the world is dotted with hundreds of Ashrams. It is no wonder that famous English rock band The Beatles found this city as their home away home and penned down some of their famous numbers. Besides Yoga and Spirituality Rishikesh is also an ideal destination for adventure activities like white water rafting, trekking, rock climbing, kayaking etc.

Delhi - India’s capital city located on the banks of river Yamuna is a massive metropolitan city with all 21st century modern facilities. At the same time its neighbourhood also popularly called as Old Delhi dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era monuments thereby providing a complete paradox to its visitors which not many cities around the world can boast of.

Mathura & Vrindavan- Located on the banks of the river Yamuna, is situated the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan, where he was born and where he grew up. The entire land is dotted with magnificent temples, dedicated to various aspects of his life.

Agra – Also located on the banks of river Yamuna and famous for its Mughal architecture and for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal - a monument of incredible elegance and architectural perfection.

Lucknow- Located on the banks for river Gomti, Lucknow was once the capital of the Awadh, the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Empire. The important places to visit include Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Qaisar Bagh, Jam Mosque, Alambagh and more

Prayaraj (Allahabad)- believed to be the most important pilgrimage centre for Hindus. Traditionally river confluences are regarded as auspicious places, but in Sangam, the significance of the confluence is most pious because here, the holy Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers meet to become one.

Varanasi- a city which is thousand years old and is considered as the spiritual capital of India. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals.

Royal Rajasthan

Go India Experiences invites you to embark on the transformational experiences that we know and treasure intimately. Experiences for the connoisseur, the adventurous, and those looking for the extraordinary that enrich and rejuvenate your soul. During unforgettable days on a Royal Rajasthan circuit, you will visit the most famous and precious UNESCO world heritage sites, forts and monuments of the subcontinent, larger than life palaces, ride a jeep, go on a camel ride, visit the local tribes. This journey gives you an opportunity to put your finger on the pulse and experience the very soul and essence of its royal past. Enticed? do write to us with your wish list and we shall be able to put them for you in the most creative, interactive and participative way to make your journey a truly experiential.

This trail will take you through important sites like

Ranthambore - Once considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park is a major wildlife tourist attraction that has drawn the attention of many wildlife lovers and photographers. It hosts deciduous forests and wildlife such as Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Indian elephant, Wild water buffalo, Gaur, nilgai, Barasingha, Black buck, Chinkara, Chousingha, wild boar, sambar, Indian muntjac, Indian hog deer, Spotted deer, striped hyena, Dhole, Indian wolf, Bengal fox etc.

Samode - Exclusive and discreet, Samode Palace has been host to royalty, celebrities, artists, and the discerning traveller. A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at all times by contemporary luxury and the signature service of Samode.

Jaipur - Evokes the royal family that once ruled the region. The major sightseeing attractions are – The majestic Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) and local bazars dotted with hundreds of shops selling handicraft to colourful textiles, gold and diamond jewellery.

Pushkar - Charming small town famous for its world largest camel, horse and cattle fair and Brahma temple as it's the only one in the world. A highly religious area charm

Jodhpur - Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins, Jaswant Thada Famed as one of the most beautiful white marble cenotaphs and the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace - Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family and currently the world’s sixth-largest private residence. A part of it has been converted into a luxury hotel.

Jawai - one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan for leopard sightings. The place is a safe haven for leopards as local Rebari tribe members revere them as guards of their local deity.

Udaipur - Often referred to as the 'Venice of the East', the city of lakes Udaipur is located around azure water lakes and is hemmed in by lush green hills of Aravallis. The famous Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur besides the majestic City Palace- a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion ki Bari.

Ranakpur - Famous for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. The temple features a massive dome structure with highly decorated pillars and ceiling. The temple as 1444 pillars and no two pillars are same.

Kumbhalgarh - Kumbhalgarh Fort is one of the largest fort complexes in the whole world and the second largest fort in India. The fort's walls are so wide that eight horses can walk abreast through it. The fort of Kumbhalgarh has perimeter walls that extend 36 km (22 mi), making it among the longest walls in the world.

Religious Pluralism

Religion has historically influenced Indian society on a political, cultural and economic level. There is a sense of pride associated with the country's rich religious history as the traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism all emerged out of India. Religion gives meaning and purpose to life, reinforces social unity and stability, serves as an agent of social control, promotes psychological and physical well-being, and may motivate people to work for positive social change. India is the best example of religious pluralism - a nation with a Hindu majority but is also home to various minority groups with different religious and cultural backgrounds.

This trail will take you through important sites like

Delhi – Visit the magnificent Akshardham Temple which is the largest Hindu temple in the world. The temple is not dedicated to any primary deity and houses the stories of Hindu culture and traditions from thousands of years. Also visit the celebrated Lotus Temple – dedicated to The Baháʼí Faith. Shaped in the form of a flower the temple is dedicated to the oneness of religions and humanity.

Amritsar – Famous for its Golden Temple which is a sacred place to members of the Sikh community. Sikhs believe in the oneness of all beings and the equality of everyone. The Sikh faith is a monotheistic religion, meaning Sikhs worship one God (Guru). Sikhs are meant to uphold the values of honesty, compassion, generosity, humility, integrity, service, and spirituality on daily basis. There is a strong sense of community surrounding the Golden Temple.

Lucknow - The city is famous for its Jama Mosque - Built in the year 1839, it is one of the oldest historical landmarks that serves as an important religious centre in Lucknow for the Muslim community. Also visit Bara Imambara an important place of worship for the Muslims who come here every year to celebrate the religious festival of Muharram

Varanasi – One of the oldest living cities of the world, Varanasi is the holiest and sacred city for Hindus. The river Ganga – the most sacred river passes through thus making it a city to obtain Moksha Famous for Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is the presiding deity of the city is one of the most important places of worship in the Hindu religion. Besides numerous temples, the city holds a breath-taking Ganga Aarti in the evening involves the chanting of hymns, fire, flower, and more. The idea is to show gratitude and respect to the river, and ask for its blessings.

Cochin - The port city of Kochi has a very colourful and rich history as it was ruled by Portuguese, Dutch and British thereby making it a melting pot of different religions and cultures. The important sites include the Mattancherry Palace- 16th-century Dutch Palace now houses a Hindu temple. Paradesi Synagogue, Edappally Church & Vallarpadam Church to name a few.

Madurai - Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for two millennia and has a documented history of more than 2500 years. The Meenakshi Temple is one of the most significant centres of Hindu worship. Other important Hindu Temples to visit are Kallalagar Temple, Koodal Azghar & Samanar Jain Temples.