Home of one of the world's oldest civilizations, and several of the world's great religions, India has been changing and re-shaping itself for as long as anywhere on earth, forever producing new forms of culture and absorbing new influences. Visiting the subcontinent, you'll see spectacular carved temples and gleaming marble palaces, lonely Himalayan lamaseries and far-flung dusty villages where council meetings are held under the shade of a banyan tree, plodding camels, holy cows, snake charmers and wild-haired sadhus; you'll also find a dynamic state racing into the twenty-first century. The boundaries of modern India, fixed some fifty years ago, are merely the latest in a four-thousand-year sequence of redefinitions that have produced one of the most heterogenous societies in the world. The land where the Buddha lived and preached, and where the Moghul Muslims erected the Taj Mahal, has recreated itself as both a majority Hindu nation and the world's largest secular democracy, home to almost one thousand million people. The best Indian itineraries are the simplest. To imagine that there is some set list of places you must go, or things you must see, is a sure way to make your trip self-defeating. You couldn't see everything in one expedition, even if you spent a year trying. The best way is to think of India is in terms of her tourist Regions: The North, East, West, South and the Himalayas and plan your trip accordingly with our help.

Culinary Tour of Kerala & Sri Lanka
Spice Trailblazing: Chef Joe's Signature
Culinary Tour of Kerala & Sri Lanka (2025)
Duration:18 days

Culinary cultural tour of India & Sri Lanka with Chef Joe Thottungal

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Join award-winning Chef Joe Thottungal for an amazing and immersive experience on the 7th edition of our intimate culinary journey through Kerala, South India. For the first time ever, this edition will also include an exploration of Sri Lanka!..

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Paul Saltzman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning film and television producer-director. The two documentary feature films, Prom Night in Mississippi, and The Last White Knight, each featuring Morgan Freeman, are two of his most recent movies..

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Full Moon at the Taj Mahal & Holi Festival in Jaipur
Full Moon at the Taj Mahal & Holi Festival in Jaipur
Duration:13 days (March 07-19, 2025)

A Cultural tour of India

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Full Moon at the Taj Mahal & Holi journey boasts some of the most captivating monuments, accompanied by a culture that, despite its 5000-year history, remains intriguing to this day..

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Himalayan Sanctuaries
Himalayan Sanctuaries
Duration:16 days

A Cultural tour of India, Sikkim, Bhutan & Nepal

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Experience the majestic and serene Himalayas as we explore the highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim in India, the Kingdom of Bhutan and Kathmandu Valley in Nepal..

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Exploring the Arts & Artisans of South India
Exploring the Arts & Artisans of South India
Duration:14 days

A cultural tour of India with Dr. Stephen Inglis

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Attention, art and culture enthusiasts! We are excited to announce the return of our "Exploring the Arts & Artisans of South India Tour," led by renowned Indian art expert Dr. Stephen Inglis. This remarkable tour offers a vibrant exploration of Tamil Nadu's artistic heritage, including landmark sites, temple architecture, and local artisans..

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Royal Rajasthan
Royal Rajasthan
Duration:16 days

Special Value Tour (SVT) of India

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Welcome to the Land of the Kings, showcasing India at its magical best. Like a legend come to life, Rajasthan boasts an incredible array of mighty forts, elaborate palaces and cities awash in searing, riotous colour..

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Splendors of North India
Splendors of North India
Duration:10 days

Special Value Tour (SVT) of India

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India is many times rightfully referred to as a subcontinent, featuring diverse geographical and cultural regions, where ancient civilizations and religions flourished. At Bestway Tours & Safaris we have developed a number of tours that focus on India’s varied regions and its attractions..

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On this 8-day journey, we immerse ourselves in India’s vibrant cities, legendary monuments, mouthwatering cuisine and multi-faceted culture. Start with bustling Delhi, then discover Agra, home of the glorious Taj Mahal..

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Exotic Nepal & India
Exotic Nepal & India
Duration:13 days

Special Value Tour (SVT) of Nepal & India

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Combine the great highlights of the Kathmandu Valley with stunning Northern India in this two country adventure. This is a popular mix for travellers who want to enjoy both culture and nature – we will see not only the magnificent heritage of ancient Buddhism and the Moghul Empire, but also beautiful national parks and the world’s highest mountains..

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Best of South India
Best of South India
Duration:16 days

Special Value Tour (SVT) of India

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Journey through the vibrant culture, stunning scenery and mouthwatering cuisine of South India’s three most important states on this jaw-dropping 16-day adventure..

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Gems of Kerala
Gems of Kerala
Duration:08 days

Special Value Tour (SVT) of India

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Spend 8 days exploring Kerala, God’s Own Country. Here we experience the tranquility of the beautiful backwaters and lush, green surroundings. Wander scenic tea estates and spice plantations, sample mouthwatering delicacies and unwind with unique Ayurvedic massage therapy..

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Best of North India
Best of North India
Duration:13 days

Special Value Tour (SVT) of India

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Travel on an epic 13-day journey from Delhi to Varanasi as we discover the wonders of North India. En route, explore India’s vast artistic legacy, from the ancient monuments to the medieval Moghul marvels..

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Travel from Delhi to Varanasi on this 13-day tour that explores some of India’s top highlights. The crown of this journey is the chance to attend Pushkar’s Camel Fair, a vibrant festival that will immerse us in India’s culture and history. More than 30,000 camels, as well as artisans, pilgrims and attendees from across north-west India are all a part of this experience of a lifetime..

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India is many times rightfully referred to as a subcontinent. Our journey to the Ganges will take you to the cultural heart of India. You will watch thousands of Hindu pilgrims congregate on the bank of the River Ganges to bathe in this holy river in Varanasi..

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India has rightfully been referred to as the sub-continent rather than a country. Within this massive land of people and culture, several civilizations have flourished in different areas..

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A 17-day small group journey through Western India’s centuries of cultural heritage. We start in bustling Delhi, then cover the magnificent legacy of the Moghul Empire in Agra, Bhopal and Mandu..

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Tiger Trails
Tiger Trails
Duration:13 days

A Cultural tour of India

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Follow in the footsteps of one of the world’s most fascinating predators on this 13-day tour through tiger country. Starting in Mumbai, where we discover the deep history and fascinating culture of this vibrant city,..

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Our 15-day small group journey through India’s Northern Heritage offers authentic cultural experiences, delicious Indian cuisine and insight into some of the country’s top architectural and archaeological gems..

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Explore India’s rich southern heritage on this 17-day small group journey, enjoying incredibly mountain scenery, stunning beaches and some of the country’s top cultural highlights..

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Experience delicious cuisine, vibrant cityscapes and one-of-a-kind cultural gems, including the Taj Mahal, highlight of all India holiday tour packages, on this luxurious small group cultural tour through Moghul India..

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From the endless beaches of Goa, to the magnificent ancient temple sites of Mahabalipuram, to the spices and spice plantations South Indian cuisine is so famous for, a visit to South India is a tantalizing mix of sights, smells and experiences..

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Sample the diverse heritage, cultures and sites of southern India as we travel from Chennai to Kovalam on this exciting 16-day journey..

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Culinary Delights of Kerala & Sri Lanka
Culinary Delights of Kerala & Sri Lanka (2024)
Duration:18 days

Culinary cultural tour of India & Sri Lanka with Chef Joe Thottungal

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An amazing and immersive experience joining awards winner Chef Joe Thottungal on the 8th edition of the intimate culinary journey to Kerala, South India. This time, the added attraction is that it is now a 2-county tour combining Kerala in South India with the island of Sri Lanka..

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Discover the Culinary Delights of Kerala (2023)
Discover the Culinary Delights of Kerala (2023)
Duration:17 days

Culinary cultural tour of India with Chef Joe Thottungal

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Join award-winning chef Joe Thottungal on the 7th edition of our intimate small group journey through the cultural highlights and culinary secrets of South India!..

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Discover the Culinary delights of Southern India (2021)
Discover the Culinary delights of Southern India (2021)
Duration:17 days

Culinary cultural tour of India with Chef Joe Thottungal

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Join award-winning chef Joe Thottungal on an intimate small group tour through the culinary secrets of India. As Executive Chef at Ottawa’s popular Coconut Lagoon and Thali Coconut Lagoon restaurants, Chef Joe has earned numerous accolades, including a silver medal at the 2017 Canadian Culinary Championships, top prize at Ottawa’s Gold Medal Plates competition, and the Ottawa Chef of the Year award..

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Joe Thottungal, Executive Chef at the popular Coconut Lagoon restaurant in Ottawa and silver medal winner at the 2017 Canadian Culinary Championships, will be leading his fourth small group tour through South India for a select group of gourmands..

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Craig is one of the most talented and influential visual artists we have partnered with. His contributions to the Canadian photographic industry have inspired many.” - Nikon Canada..

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Timed with Diwali (Festival Of Lights), this 16-days exciting journey includes visits to Amritsar, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. Proud Langley residents and supporters of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation (LMHF), Bob & Nimi Sangha have joined hands with Bestway Tours & Safaris to put together this tour and simultaneously raise funds for the LMHF..

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This exciting tour of India and the Kashmir Valley includes the most important of the world-renowned historical and heritage sites combined with a special focus on the gardens of the great Mughal period..

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Women's Wellness Journey
Women's Wellness Journey
Duration:15 days

Spiritual India with Lori Faren

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Join noted health and wellness expert Lori Faren on an intimate 15-day journey through one of the world’s most vibrant countries—India! Under Lori’s expert guidance, connect with a group of like-minded women, enjoying authentic cultural and wellness experiences every step of the way..

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