Mention India travel to any adventurer and just watch as their imagination fills with the scent of exotic spices, the vibrant colors of a Rajasthani fair, and the sight of the grand palaces and forts that the majarahas once called home. This is a vast and immensely varied land, with myriad customs, religions, and philosophies, often defying easy understanding. And befitting a land of such diversity, we offer you a variety of ways to experience it. Watch centuries' worth of Indian culture reveal itself before your very eyes while traveling and trekking through the colorful countryside of Rajasthan, or discover a side of India few visitors have a chance to explore—the fascinating tribal regions of Odisha and Chhattisgarh. For those whose hearts lie in the heights of the world, our India trekking adventure to Tosar Lake in North Sikkim will bring you seemingly within arm's reach of the stunning peaks of Kanchendzonga National Park. Or track elusive—and increasingly rare—Bengal tigers in some of India's best wildlife parks with renowed guide and tiger conservationalist Brian Weirum. In fact, all MTS India adventures are led by incomparable guides who offer a rare insider's look at the real India and get you to the heart of this amazing country.
If you'd like to customize your India adventure, consider our three "modular" India tours: "Treasures of North India," "Splendors of Central India," and "Images of South India." Though any of these can be taken as a stand alone journey, they were designed to fit the needs of travelers who wished to see more than one corner of the subcontinent, and therefore can be combined to create an incomparable top-to-bottom exploration of this magnificent country. From the romantic cities of Jaipur, Udaipur, and Agra (the home of the famous Taj Mahal), to the stunningly beautiful rock-hewn temples of Ajanta and Ellora, to the exotic spice trade heritage of the Malabar Coast, these India adventures offer up a panoply of treasures to charm even the most experienced traveler.