Iconic cultures, religions, and ancient history make India one of the most diverse, intense, and fascinating countries in the world.
We're Experts! Red Lantern Journeys can arrange tours to any part of India, including the more remote areas such as Rajasthan, Kerala, Ladakh, Orissa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Sikkim, Assam, and more!
Our Personal Picks
- Cruising the Backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat
- The Taj Mahal (it really is that beautiful!)
- The Ghats on the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi
- A camel safari in Jaisalmer
- The Bateshwar Cattle Fair
- The Nubra Valley in Ladakh
- ...and so many more.
When to Travel
The best weather in India is generally between October and March. In northern India, avoid the months of April and May as it can get oppressively hot—120 degrees F (50 degrees C) is not uncommon. In June, the monsoon season arrives and lasts through September, cooling things off a bit, but with daily rain showers. In the south, the monsoon is a bit more complex, with a temporary dry period for most of the month of September, before getting wet again in October and November. The far north regions of Kashmir and Ladakh are best visited from May through September due to their cooler temperatures and higher elevations.
Almost everyone needs a visa to visit India. It's best to apply about 2 months before your departure. You can find out what's needed and start the process by following this link:
Apply for an Indian Visa
The following itineraries provide a range of experiences from visiting just the most famous monuments in the Golden Triangle to getting off-the-beaten-path in the Himalaya Explorer, to exploring the variety of Kerala in the south. The "from" prices are for hotels in the 4-star category (roughly).
Except for the train journeys, all of the following trips can be customized for your particular schedule and interests. However, even the train journeys can be customized with pre- or post-trip add-ons to enable you to experience other parts of India.
Luxury Train Journeys
Contact us to ask questions or to book your tour in India.