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Comfortable touring through India

INDIA EXPRESS TOUR - 9 days

Escorted groups departures February, March, April, October and other occasional dates - Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Wildlife Safari & Agra. On this journey, take an in-depth look at the amazing Palaces and Monuments of India and explore some of the most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dazzling Forts, Palaces and Monuments of Delhi are evidence of Mughal opulence and British sophistication. The Taj Mahal world’s greatest monument of love is definitely the highlight together with the visit to Agra Fort and local markets. Not to be missed is the Pink City of Jaipur to witness the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur merchants. We enjoy a wildlife safari at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and spot various wild animals and look for the ultimate royal Bengal Tiger. Conact Guidepost Discovery Tours (MWT)

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR - DELHI AGRA JAIPUR MANDAWA - 8 days

 Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Mandawa / Delhi - This tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the Golden Triangle of India including: the capital city of Delhi;, the beautiful Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur, the ghost city of Fatephur Sikri. (Gpt-ICS)

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR with AMRITSAR GOA RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARKS extensions

 This tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the Golden Triangle of India including: the capital city of Delhi;, the beautiful Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur, the ghost city of Fatephur Sikri. Your then have a choice of fabulous 4 and 5 night extensions. (Gpt-ICS)

RAJASTAN - 13 days with GOA RANTHAMBORE AMRITSAR

 DELHI – MANDAWA – BIKANER – JAISALMER – JODHPUR – UDAIPUR – JAIPUR- AGRA – DELHI. Guidepost Discovery Tours of India (Gpt-ICS)

UNDISCOVERED INDIA - Big Cats & Small Kingdoms Tour

 Big Cats and Small Kingdoms is a 15 day tour of  Rajasthan and Gujarat – We search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park, leopards in the remote areas of southern Rajasthan and the only remaining lions outside of Africa in Gir National Park, Gujarat. We also get a fascinating insight into the customs of tribal rural village life and climb up the Jain temples in Palitana. Add to this the dramatic marshland of Kutch, home to the Indian Wild Ass. Contact Guidepost for current dates and prices. (UD)

UNDISCOVERED INDIA - Rajasthan Encompassed Tour

 Rajasthan Encompassed Tour – a 16 day Small Group Tour - This tour concentrates on Rajasthan and combines well-known iconic sights with some lesser visited corners to emphasise the true diversity the state has to offer. rom searching out Royal Bengal tigers in one of India’s best national parks, to spotting colourful birdlife at a royal hunting lake, tracking leopards at night in remote countryside, exploring an ancient abandoned Mughal capital city, and staying in a maharajah’s palace, there’s a lot to see. Contact Guidepost for current dates and prices. (UD)

UNDISCOVERED INDIA - Temples, Tigers & Tribes Tour

 Temples, Tigers and Tribes Tour – an 13 day Small Group Tour - this well-balanced tour combines some of India’s best wildlife viewing opportunities and explorations of fascinating historic sites, with a rare opportunity to become genuinely immersed in the rural life of village India – it’s a truly memorable experience for any visitor. This tour combines visits to ancient temple cities with two outstanding wildlife sanctuaries at Bandhavgarh and Kanha in central India. Contact Guidepost for curent prices and dates. (UD)

FOOT HILLS OF HIMALAYA - 15 day Small Group Tours

 Regular Departures April to September - Delhi, Haridwar, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Manali & Shimla. This fantastic experience is a once in a lifetime tour, allowing another way to get a different perspective of a country that has so many diverse landscapes all within the same borders. Starting in the capital, the guided sightseeing covers visits to major tourist attractions, to experience the cultural heritage of India. As we then traverse north, through mesmerizing hill stations, we treat our eyes to breath-taking scenery and visit remote areas where cars are banded. Expect challenging landscapes, fun activities and sumptuous local food, while we enjoy this tour with a difference! (MWT)

MYSTICAL RAJASTHAN - 12 days

 Escorted departures February, March, April & October plus extra occasional dates - Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur & Puchkar. Travel through India's largest state, Rajasthan. Besides exploring the Golden Triangle you will also visit the southwest known for its beautiful temples and palaces, and spiritual importance to pilgrims from around the world. Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours (MWT)

THE TASTE OF INDIA - 13 day Small Group Tours

  Departures February March April & October - Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai & Private Kerala Houseboat. This tour not only encompasses the exploration of heritage but immerses you into the authenticity of its food. Expect a foodies tour with cooking demos as you get to know the art of cooking an Indian Cuisine. Visit major tourist attraction of all the cities which would include many palaces, forts, The Taj Mahal and other heritage sites. The tour is sure to leave you rejoiced with the pleasurable stay in a houseboat in Alleppey, enjoying tranquility and soothing effects of the backwaters while you learn to cook the favourite local fish ‘Karimeen’ also known as the black pearl. (MWT)

SOUTHERN INDIA EXPLORER - 17 day Small Group Tour

 Regular departures February to November -  Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kochi, Ooty, Mysore & Bangalore. This 17 day guided tour explores the wonders of Southern India. The tour begins in Chennai the gateway of the South, the city is a wonderful blend of the traditional Tamil Hindu culture and modern British architecture. The numerous temples, shrines, churches, forts and palaces are a reflection of the rich and diverse historical heritage of the city. Highlights: Palaces of Mysore, the sacred city of Kanchipuram, the shore temple of Mahabalipuram, French-inspired Pondicherry, the fascinating houses of Chettinad, wildlife viewing and a magical tour of the Keralan backwaters by houseboat. The tour ends in the captivating city of Bangalore known as the garden city. (MWT)

LUXURY TRAINS OF INDIA

 Guidepost Tours have exceptional discounted rates on the luxury trains of India.  These are the Palace on Wheels, the Maharaja's Express, the Golden Chariot, the Deccan Odyssey and the Royal RajasthanTrain. The luxury trains will each give you a different dimension of the maharaja experience. We have over fifteen different itineraries so click below to visit our  "Rail Tours of India" page.

Discover Nepal

UNDISCOVERED NEPAL - Highlights of Nepal Tour

 Nepal – Highlights of Nepal Tour – a 14 day Small Group Tour - This diverse two week tour discovers the best of Nepal’s fascinating cultural variety and historical monuments as well as soaking up the incredible views of the Himalayas. Perhaps less well known is the abundant flora and fauna that can be found in the country and we will also spend time looking for it. Begin the trip by touring UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and strolling the atmospheric and sometimes chaotic streets. This is followed by a rich wildlife experience in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan National Park, home of the Bengal Tiger and One Horned Rhinoceros. We continue to Lumbini and visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where the Buddha was born. The journey then takes us to Tansen, a picturesque hill station and ancient trade route. Our next stop is Pokhara, popularly known as Lake City. Contact Guidepost for current dates and prices. (UD)

GUIDEPOST TOURS IN BHUTAN

 Bhutan is often revered as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" or 'Druk Yul'. It is still regarded as one of the last "Shangri-La's" in the Himalayan region because of its remoteness, its spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries. Visit our Bhutan page to discovery more wonderful Guidepost Discovery Tours.

Experience the culture of Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA EXPRESS TOUR - 9 days

 Regular departures March to November - Colombo, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala & Galle. One of the most beautiful destinations in the world. From the eight UNESCO Heritage listed sites to the spectacular temples and fortresses spread throughout, you will not be disappointed. Wildlife is splentiful and conservation is key. Enjoy delicious local cuisine with fresh seafood and a blend of loal spices amongst other delights. (MWT)

THE AMAZING LANKA - 13 days Small Group Tours

 Departures March to November -  Explore Sri Lanka at a leisurely pace on a journey you’ll want to last forever.   You’ll immerse yourself in this lush country’s natural and historic wonders, such as its tea plantations, National Park, where enormous flocks of pink flamingos gather and elephants and leopards hide in the jungle, the awe-inspiring forests and valleys of the Horton Plains, and the ancient mountain fort of Sigiriya and Anuradhapura’s haunting ruins.  (MWT)  

THE BEST OF INDIA & SRI LANKA - 17days Small Group Tours

 Departures February to October -  Discover the highlights of India on this very special tour showcasing the best that India has to offer. From colourful cities and opulent history, to magnificent wildlife and diverse tradition & culture. Whether witnessing the 7 wonders of the world, Taj Mahal or adventuring in search of majestic tigers within the lush forest of Ranthambore, you will experience the greatest journey of a lifetime. After you finish touring in India you move onto Sri Lanka, which is just as delightful. Seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecologically-wondrous types of forest, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife – much of it endemic – unique ecosystems, inspiring heritage sites from ancient cities to colonial forts, a vibrant culture including fine arts and crafts and grand festivals, and a people of diverse ethnicity and religious persuasion, charming and hospitable. (MWT)

UNDISCOVERED SRI LANKA - Beyond the Tourist Trail Tour

 Sri Lanka – Beyond the Tourist Trail  Tour – a 16 day Small Group Tour - Sri Lanka’s landscape is awash with fabulous archaeological and natural wonders so that, whilst we do not entirely shun the iconic sites that so many enjoy here, we have sought out little-visited and fascinating corners of the island to offer you a unique combination of experiences and memories to cherish and regale. For the wildlife elements, you will stay clear of the jeep-packed thoroughfares of Yala National Park and take peaceful alternatives away from the crowds. Contact Guidepost for current dates and prices (UD)

UNDISCOVERED SRI LANKA - Northern Explorer Tour

Sri Lanka – Northern Explorer Tour – a 15 day Small Group Tour - Sri Lanka is a one of the most culturally rich holiday destinations in the Indian Ocean, mixing Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian faiths and traditions. Colonial powers, Portuguese, Dutch and British have too left their mark. Sri Lanka has suffered a succession of travails, not least a long-running civil war. Now, for the first time in decades the Jaffna Peninsula is open to travellers. Tamil and Sinhalese families are once more learning each other’s language, and it’s noticeable that many visiting Jaffna are Sri Lankans attempting to re-connect families wrenched apart by the war. Contact Guidepost for current dates and prices. (UD)

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