Though some International tourists travel in India independently many prefer package tours. Most of those traveling in groups are usually first timers with not much time and resource for bookings. I always suggest first timers to travel this way. Package tours are organized and conducted by the landing agent (tour operator) India. The itinerary and some preferences may be at the behest of the parent tour organizer based in the foreign country.
Regular organizers with much experience of India are preferred by the travelers from the country of origin. Naturally.
Albeit infrastructure in this country is gradually increasing, bookings, traveling and accommodation needs familiarization. The landing agent does all this for you. The accompanying tour leaders take care of travel such that there is greater efficiency. The arrival destination is usually New Delhi a fantastic gateway.
The capital city offers much, especially an introduction of mind boggling diversity that prevails. Diversity in every aspect is a unique characteristic feature associated with large demographics. During trip conducted by me I have come to realize expectations and trepidation of foreign tourists. India exists in mind of the travelers often far removed from prevailing reality. Nevertheless, before any negative conjecture comes into picture, the land is divine, magical and exotic. The negative mindset is shaped by the free press often. The maddening news about rapes, riots and murders though partially true are limited to fewer spheres than believed.
The country is vast, and a democracy with active populist fervor. Often political manipulations, schemed events and rustic ideologues are responsible for the negative. This only means wide spread prevalence does exist, crime is like in any other country. Remote locations. poor infrastructure, uncertain travel conditions are the bane of this land.
Hence advise for traveling in India is to be in a group. There are many operators offering package travel, these are the best options. The organizers charge less since on many instances the cost is shared. Hence group travel cost less money. Another advantage is of similar interest, especially on birding expeditions, tiger safaris and so on. There are many luxurious options available all over in India. The travel in this magical land would be an absolute delight in luxury.
Uday works as tour leader and bird guide for a tour organizer in India hence the article. He also guides tourists in tiger reserves searching tigers and birds. Uday writes many articles on travel in India.