●Clear Trip – ClearTrip.com; easy, simple; India travel information.
●India Rail – IndiaRailInfo.com.
●Abercrombie & Kent – 800-554-7016; abercrombiekent.com; set and tailor-made tours.
●Absolute Travel – 800-736-8187; absolutetravel.com; privately guided trips; New York-based.
●Ampersand Travel – 011-44-207-289-6100; ampersandtravel.com; off-the-beaten-path trips and luxury accommodations; especially good as to India’s south.
●Banyan Tours – 011-91-11-4173-4810; banyantours.com; custom itineraries with authoritative guides.
●Butterfield & Robinson – 866-551-9090; butterfield.com upscale biking and walking tours; set trips through Rajasthan and Kerala; also, private custom trips.
●Greave’s – 800-318-7801; greavesindia.com; introductory guided tours; by private plane.
●Our Personal Guest – 212-319-1354; ourpersonalguest.com; unparalleled contacts used to construct highly personalized journeys.
●Pieirce & Leslie – 011-91-12-4404-9361; peirceandleslie.com; comprehensive and/or personalized cultural tours.
●Remote Lands – 646-415-8092; remotelands.com; like Our Personal Guest in that unique contacts that allow insider views.
●Shakti – 011-91-11-4173-4788; shaktihimalaya.com; high-end Himalayan expeditions.
●Wild Frontiers – 011-44-207-736-3968; wildfrontiers.co.uk; specializes in northern India and rural adventures; safety conscious.
●Greaves India – 4B Jangpura-B, Mathura Road (New Delhi); 011-91-11-4323-7000 or 800-318-7801; greavesindia.com or greaves-travel.com.
●Golden Triangle – Rajasthan; Delhi, Agra & Jaipur; private luxury trains are good on this route.
●Green Route – Karnataka; through Bangalore & Mangalore; so-called because very lush; go post-Monsoon.
●Mumbai → Delhi – Maharashtra & Rajasthan; “Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey”; will see Maharajah palaces, tiger sanctuary, and Ajanta & Ellora Caves.
●Mysore → Vasco da Gama – Karnataka; “Golden Chariot”; will see lesser known areas and palaces but just as impressive as in Golden Triangle; these trains are expensive but worth it - fabulous.
●Konkan Railway – Maharashtra; Mumbai to Goa; has Arabian Sea on one side and Sahyadri Mountains on other; train squeezes through mango groves, tiny villages, etc.
●Toy Train – West Bengal; Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway.
●Indrail – indianrail.gov.in; available only for foreign tourists, through travel agencies; allows for unlimited travel for up to 90 days.