Authentic India Experiences 

The Mystic land of India, a world in itself : nowhere else can one find such diversity, such beauty, such innocence and such pleasure as in India. There is something for everybody here - whether it is culture, people, adventure, wildlife, religion, Ayurveda, yoga, spa, heritage travel, beaches or temples. Vibrant, mesmerizing and completely absorbing, India exudes a pulsating energy, a kaleidoscope of colors and textures and a symphony of sounds uniquely its own. Travel to India will pique all of your senses.

We believe that there is more than the Tajmahal in India to see. Though we always include the important cultural and heritage sites at a particular destination in our travel programmes, we however, also suggest some 'out of the box' experiences to our guests to try. These activities give you a better experience of the destination you are visiting and would long last as good memories. Our team has worked hard in selecting and experiencing these special activities by themselves over some years and we are now able to share our recommendations of these activities (in almost all the bigger cities and towns in India) to discerning travellers. So, please let us know if you would like us to share our recommended out of the box activities at any of the city you are planning to visit in India
A new café like no other, Sheroes Hangout, in Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, is run by five women who have all survived acid attacks. They decided to deny their assailants the satisfaction of their victimhood. Instead of staying hidden away at home, they wanted to live normal lives, and a normal life means getting up in the morning and going to work. That is what the café allows them to do!

Visit Sheroes Hangout Cafe 


Experience the beauty and rituals of the holy city of Varanasi without the hassle of pushing through crowds to find the best viewing spot. On this boat ride you will relax like a king or queen on the comfortable cushioned deck while enjoying snacks and listening to classical music.

Boat ride in Ganges with Musicians (Varanasi) 

Drive with us deep into the desert in the dark twinkling predawn to Khaba Fort. Here, on the old ruins of the fort’s ramparts a champagne breakfast is laid out for you with a delicious assortment of pastries & traditional Indian delicacies. The rising sun heralds the arrival of hundreds of peacocks called in to feed. It is an extraordinary sight with the proud strutting of the peacocks.

Breakfast with Peacocks


You can’t claim to have done Kolkata if you haven’t yet been to the iconic, century-old Mullick Ghat Flower Market. Mullick Ghat is a 130 year old flower market, the largest in Kolkata, and one of the biggest in Asia. People travel all over the city and suburbs to sell flowers here. The jaw-dropping magnificence of the Howrah Bridge towering above makes it a popular place for photography.

Morning Walk in the Flower Market


The small town of Bagru has been a major centre of hand-block textile production for at least four centuries. The artisans here belong primarily to the Chhipa community and have learnt their professions from their families. In modern times, they work with natural as well as chemical dyes, and constantly innovate designs for the wider markets.

Participate in Block Printing


Take a day to visit local farming communities in Rajasthan’s Mewar region, visiting working vegetable and spice farms to learning about these coveted building blocks of Indian cuisine.

An unusual countryside cooking

(North India)

For the past nine years, Rajesh Kumar Sharma has been operating a makeshift school between two pillars of the aerial metro that runs across India’s capital. More than 200 children from the surrounding slums attend this open-air classroom every day.

Visit School under a bridge 


Set up in 2002 by Jim Myers and Erika Abrams, along with their daughter Claire, who are originally from Seattle, USA, this operation has treated over 40,000 animals to date, including dogs, donkeys, cows, monkeys, pigs and birds, rescuing approximately 10-15 animals per day from the streets. The shelter resident animals have more than 3 acres of land to explore throughout the day.

Visit Animal Aid Unlimited


There’s another reason a few thousand devotees throng Varanasi. It is to enrol themselves in ‘Mukti Bhavan’ or Salvation House and attain moksha, which will free them from the cycle of life and death. In order to attain this salvation, they wait to die in this charity-run hostel. The hostel manager Bhairav Nath Shukla has been in-charge and praying for the salvation of these dying souls for the past 44 years.

Visit Death Hostel


At Kumartuli, the Colony of Potters, you would find almost 400 sculptors etching through clay brought from the nearby River Ganges to create some of the most fascinating idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. A whole army of sculptors, potters, frame decorators and dressers work in harmony with heaps of straw, clay, bamboo, beads and mundane things to create art pieces so vivid & grand!

Explore Potters Colony


Meeting a descendant of the Nawab over an afternoon tea is a unique experience. Talk to him about all that he has seen changing over the years in Lucknow, know a bit about his family and experience the innate etiquette, the mannerism and the art of speech that is mastered by him.

A cup of Tea with Nawab


Also known as the ‘dog lady of New Delhi', Pratima Devi, is a rag picker and has chosen to dedicate her life to stray dogs. Pratima lives in a tarp-covered shed with her 120 dogs and sells scraps to feed them, despite barely being able to feed herself. Regardless, she works as hard as she possibly can, because she knows that so many dogs rely on her not just for food, but she takes them to a vet to ensure their health as well.

Visit the Dog Lady


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