From a private sitar concert to dinner in the Maharajah's Palace, the Travel Club Tour of India was a trip to remember and full of moments that gave a genuine taste of the country. Stephen Scourfield tells Matt Layton what travellers should look for when seeking tours with these sorts of "authentic experiences".
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