India with Meraki Travel
Five reasons to travel India with Meraki Travel
If the Earth’s the body, then India is the soul - a land of spirituality, contrasts and rich culture.
There is no place in the world like India. Imagine beeping rickshaw’s racing past you with a cow strolling casually on the busiest roads, and traders from the bustling bazaars testing your haggling skills - no chaos, then no India, embrace it!
To help you delve into the unknown, we offer the best qualified guides and drivers that know India like the back of their hand - believe us! They’ll make your experiences more fruitful and look after you every step of the way.
Here are just some of the reasons why you should travel to India with us:
1. Create your own adventure
India is just one of the few places where you can go for everything - food, temples, beaches, train journeys, tigers and architecture. It’s literally a kaleidoscopic mashup of the best the world has to offer. With Meraki Travel, we give you the power to plan your Indian adventure your way - all online! Pick a starting point from one of our India Holidays, and from here you can add extra stops. Once you are happy with the itinerary, choose the hotel pack which matches your style and budget, and choose from experience packs to tailor the trip to your own interests. A few clicks and before you know it, you’ll be setting off on your vibrant Indian adventure.
2. Our travel experts have curated the best bits
The days of scrolling through hotel comparison websites, figuring out flight routes, worrying about how you’ll get from A to B and wasting precious holiday time booking excursions are over. We’ve packed all the ‘must-sees’ into our holidays and then cherry-picked extra experiences which you can add. Our hotels have all been vetted and the transfers have been arranged to get you from A to B quickly and comfortably.
3. A sanctuary for every budget
Four different hotel packs are on offer to you, this is where an Indian adventure becomes your own. Accommodation needs to feel like a home away from home, and we’ve trawled through endless hotels so you don’t have to. Simply choose from classic, character, premium or luxury. Our hotels are a minimum 3.5 stars so rest assured you’ll have a comfortable nights sleep after a busy day of sightseeing. Here are a few examples of our hotels:
Standard: Suryaa Hotel
Overlooking the lively streets of New Delhi, rooms here are spacious and comfortable with minimalist decor. Eateries include a world food buffet, a French boulangerie, a well-stocked bar and a rooftop Chinese restaurant - take your pick.
Character: Alila Diwa
Blending traditional and modern Goan style, the property is characterised by pitched roofs, sweeping verandas and elegant columns. Satisfy your appetite at the exclusive dining venues and award-winning bar and lounge.
Premium: Jai Mahal Palace
This hotel will make you feel like royalty during your stay in Jaipur. Beautifully manicured gardens, antique furnishings, miniature paintings and Rajasthani motifs with modern-day comforts is just complete luxury. Sample authentic Royal Indian cuisine at Cinnamon or dine al fresco on fine Italian food at Giardino.
Luxury: The Oberoi Amarvilas
A luxurious hotel with a view you cannot beat in Agra. Beautiful rooms furnished with hand-woven fabrics have views over the white-marble Taj Mahal. Go up to the rooftop bar where you can pick from a range of beverages. Fit for Mughal royalty.
4. Location, location, location
If spotting a wild cat in its natural habitat is a must for you, opt for our Ultimate Tigers holiday. Or if you want to connect with nature in Tropical Kerala - we’ve got it all sorted for you. Navigate through our interactive map or have a play with the buttons to change base itineraries and add extra stopovers until you’re happy with the locations that make up your tour.
5. Experience the best of India
Immerse yourself into all of India’s offerings by experiencing everything the country has to offer. We provide a number of Indian experiences already included in your trip but we have hand-picked exciting extras to match your interests. These are the Active, Foodie, Authentic and Once in a Lifetime packs. Here’s a sample of a few of our favourites:
Half Day Sightseeing Tour of Delhi
See the inspiration behind Humayun’s Tomb - the first grand mausoleum to be built in the 16th Century, on this included city tour . It formed the pillars of Mughal architecture which peaked 80 years later at the Taj Mahal and you may spot some similarities. As you wander the grounds, marvel at the garden squares and signature pathway water channels. The combination of red sandstone patterned walls and the white marble dome are strikingly beautiful. Continue your half day tour through the city and admire India Gate, the Government Buildings and President’s House. These are still in use today and are a wonderful keepsake from the colonial era.
Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour
Every trip which visits Agra includes a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal but why not opt for the ‘Once in a Lifetime’ pack and practice yoga in front of India’s prized possession. A beautiful sight it is, but witness the sun rising in the morning like a flower opening its petals with an ethereal golden glow, crashing into every corner of the Taj, and you. Feel enlightened by this sedate environment as you breathe deeply whilst performing Pranayama.
Mumbai by Dawn
This authentic tour shows Mumbai when it’s at its most alive - at the break of dawn. Experience the unique chance to see the city wake up and experience the street life bursting into action. See how the morning newspapers are distributed, watch locals haggle with wholesale produce vendors and feel the buzz of the vegetable and flower markets as they get ready for the day ahead.
So there you have it, with us you can design your own holiday, stay in the best accommodation, you don’t need to worry about flights and we offer the best unforgettable experiences. Now what are you waiting for? Book a trip to India and immerse yourself in the full vibrancy of this country with Meraki Travel.