It started as a simple idea back in 2013 when after reading to many requests from the wonderful readers of this blog I decided to offer a small group India tour.
Without much planning and experience, I announced that first small group India tour to Golden Triangle right here on the blog. And It sold out in less than a week.
Then I spent the next couple of days organizing and planning every aspect of that tour to its perfection. Finally the day arrived, the tour began in New Delhi and just like that, Travel Genes Tours was born.
Things seem to have gone well since then as requests for more tours starting coming in. Finally I decided to move out and have a separate website for all Wander Across India Tours. Now I’ve completed four small group trips in India already. Not to mention many private guided tours like Same Day Taj Mahal, Golden Triangle, Food Walks and Heritage Tours.
And these are not normal group tours. They are laid-back, small group holidays that give you an in-depth experience you simply can’t have on any other organized trip. These tours are focused on slow travel and “See As Locals See, Eat Where Locals Eat & Do As Locals Do…” concept and I also try my best in offering the absolute best value possible at all times.
The feedback so far has been extremely positive and I’ve even already had several repeat travelers who have joined more than one tour!
I guess the time has come to announce my new Small Group India Tour for February, 2015.
After the successful completion of five previous small group India tours, this time I’ve decided to offer this all-inclusive guided India tour in luxury.
It’s going to be 24 days of adventure starting from New Delhi on 18th February, 2015 and ending in Kolkata on 13th March, 2015.
Unlike my previous tours, this is going to be all luxury India tour where we will be staying in 5* luxury hotels and heritage properties all days.
Starting from Delhi where we will be spending 4 days to explore the chaos, we will be traveling up north by air-conditioned train to Amritsar for a visit to Golden Temple and India-Pakistan Border.
From Amritsar, we will be come back again to Delhi and explore a day full of rural tourism to give you an insight to how real India lives.
After Delhi, we will start our road trip to Rajasthan covering Mandawa – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Jaipur.
From Jaipur we will drive to Agra on 5th March, 2015 and enjoy the festival of colors – Holi in my home city along with the wonders of Taj Mahal.
From Agra, we will be taking an overnight train to the ancient city Varanasi to explore the contrast of Indian culture. Here we will be enjoying the boat cruise in holy Ganges river and from here we will fly to our last destination of Kolkata where more local experience awaits.
In Kolkata, we will leave the luxury and stay in a comfortable Indian home for two nights and taste the home cooked Indian dinner. Along with the many local experiences, we will be taking a drive to busiest cantilever bridge in the world – Howrah Bridge. There are no special activities planned for the last day in Kolkata – you can spend the day at leisure or roam around in local markets before your flight back home.
Now all through these 24 days in luxury we will be staying in five-star hotels and heritage properties along with eating 10 traditional Indian meals (a mix of lunches and dinners). Also all surface transport in air-conditioned vehicles, overnight air-conditioned train journeys and flights are included along with the entrance fee tickets to monuments everywhere. The best local guides will be there along with me and many happy surprises will continue (like a Bollywood Movie / Indian cuisine cooking class) all through the trip.
The space is limited. Maximum 10. No single supplement charges.
Also, if you have any questions at all, just send me an email. I’ll always reply as quickly as I can.