If travelling with a group, making new friends and exploring with some of the best people we know is something you are interested in being a part of then read on!

Grandeur of Jewellery, Textiles and History with Jayashree Paramesh
Full for 2024. The dates for 2025 will be released soon.

India Beat is very excited to be collaborating with Jayashree Paramesh for this unique tour which has been especially designed to introduce the important and historic cities of Northern India. Combined with this we will provide fantastic opportunities to experience first-hand some of the wonderful craft techniques that are traditional to this region.

We start in India’s capital city, Delhi, where you will be introduced to the bustling Chandi Chowk bazaar, taken to visit the sites of Humayun’s Tomb and Qutb Minar, led on a specially-guided walk through the lanes of old Delhi and invited to explore the wonderful shopping at Khan Market.

From Delhi you will see the iconic Taj Mahal before arriving in Jaipur, the beautiful Pink Capital City of Rajasthan. In Jaipur your days will be spent discovering the City Palace, gem stone shopping for Jaipur’s famous precious and semi-precious coloured stones, interacting with elephants, learning how to create India’s delicious curries and seeing first-hand the elaborate embroidery techniques used to decorate Indian saris.

From Jaipur we end our tour in the Rajasthani countryside at the family-owned Rohet Garh hotel. We will visit the majestic blue-city of Jodhpur, take jeep safaris to visit the local villages and ride camels into the desert. This magical, trip-of-a-lifetime, provides an unforgettable glimpse into the local life and culture, history and craftsmanship of this vibrant part of India.

Divine South: Shopping, Spices and Sea with Jayashree Paramesh
Full for 2024. The dates for 2025 will be released soon. 

We are very excited to be able to offer this beautiful tour of Southern India. We start in Mumbai where you stay in the lively sea-side Promenade neighbourhood, Colaba. Facing on to the Gateway of India we will explore many of the famous landmarks of Mumbai, visit the best boutiques and delve into Mumbai’s extraordinary culture.

From Mumbai we fly to Kochi, home of Jayashree, to explore one of the paradises of the world, Kerala. Our tranquil journey begins with a spiritual introduction in the village of Kalady where you will spend a peaceful morning mediating and practicing simple yoga. We will see Kochi harbour by boat and visit the tiny shops in Jew Town.

We will then drive to the region’s lush plantations for hiking and to learn about Indian spices and their uses in home cooking before journeying on to Kerala’s famous Backwaters. Here we will gently explore the fascinating network of canals and lagoons before our final sea-side stop at the gorgeous Marari Beach Resort.

Culinary Escapes with Celebrity Chef Peta Mathias MNZM
Peta is running a group tour to India from the 03 March – 12 March 2025. Full information is here.

India Beat are delighted to be collaborating with Peta Mathias, a respected and prolific New Zealand, chef, author, entertainer and broadcaster. For years Peta has been hosting incredibly successful group tours through India that take people on an extravaganza of cooking, shopping, exploring and feasting.

Peta is now offering a curated, bespoke journey for people wishing to travel independently but who would like to experience India through Peta’s eyes.

This exciting itinerary takes to the very different locations of Jaipur, Goa, Kolkata and Darjeeling. India is a land of extremes and this tour encompasses spicy cooking lessons, shopping, magical candle lit feasts, camel cart rides, farm and villages visits, accommodation in old palaces and sumptuous resorts. You have the opportunity to try fabric block printing in Jaipur, cook with coconut and seafood in the beach paradise of Goa, enjoy a Bengalis feast in a beautiful heritage apartment in Kolkata and learn how to taste and grade tea in Darjeeling. 

The starting price for this trip is USD 6138 per person for 11 nights/12 days and includes domestic flights, accommodation, private guiding, special access opportunities and most meals. If you would like Peta to accompany you this can be arranged for an additional fee. Please contact us to view the itinerary in full.

Bespoke travel with India Beat’s Bertie Dyer

Town & Country magazine list Bertie among their global roundtable of 34 Travel Gurus, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine have nominated Bertie as Top Travel Specialist for India every year since 2008 and Wendy Perrin recommends Bertie as part of her WOW list of Trusted Travel Experts. When he is not planning holidays as part of the India Beat team Bertie works for private clients creating and leading trips-of-a-lifetime around the world. Bertie has guided high-end, luxury groups through India, Eastern Europe, China, Japan, Russia and is currently working on a bespoke trip to Morocco for a group of 36 people. If you are interested in working with Bertie on your own privately-curated journey please contact us.

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