10 amazing travel experiences to gift this Diwali

If travel is the spark that ignites the lives of your loved ones, we have the perfectly curated gift guide for you. Here is our selection of delicious, offbeat and decadent travel experiences that will make this Diwali a launch pad for unforgettable journeys. Think Goa getaways, Paris tours, nature downtime and more.

Travel experiences to offer this Diwali

Relive the history of the Ganges, West Bengal

The mighty River Ganga is timeless, fueling legends, folklore and lore across borders and centuries. Take a river cruise through West Bengal with Exotic Heritage Group, embark on the Ganges Voyager from the shores of Kolkata through Bandel, Kalna, Matiari, Khushbagh, Baranagar, Mayapur to Chandernagore and back. Along the way, travelers can explore the remains of Dutch and Portuguese colonies, terracotta temples, mosques, palaces, villages, French colonial buildings and more. The eight-day cruise takes place on an all-suite ship, with daily butler service on request, buffets, shore excursions, and group activities ranging from cooking classes to cultural performances and morning yoga. Per person from Rs 2,92,875; website

Get a Birmingham Museum Circle Pass, UK

From exhibitions held at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to explorations of black history at Soho House, there’s plenty to see in Birmingham. And as a repository member, one can enjoy a year of tantalizing (and free) tours of the city’s eight popular museums. The 12-month subscription will also offer discounts on cafés, shops and on-site birthday parties, as well as invitations to exclusive events and previews. Per person from £35/Rs 2,800; website

Take a guided tour of the Louvre, Paris

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