Culture is a very subjective word, and if you ask a group of people what they hope to experience on a cultural vacation in India they are likely to come up with very different ideas. We donít aim to capture all the adventures that await in this India cultural vacations guide, but just give you a taster menu. This is a country with 22 official languages after all, as well terrifically varied landscapes, from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea.
I had been on a mission to see the Golden Triangle for years. But to call it a triangle is to undersell it. An octagon, more like, each point simply overflowing with cultural highlights.
You have Mughal, Rajput and Tamil heritage, all informing the architecture, cuisine and art forms, as well as the spice trades and colonial influences throughout the southern states, from Portuguese in Goa and French in Tamil Nadu to British in Kerala. Go on a tailor made trip or a small group tour, stay on a houseboat, in a homestay or in a haveli. All our vacations have culture at their core.