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India Tours

With diverse landscapes and ethnic groups, a rich history and delicious cuisine, India is an intoxicating cultural experience for any traveller and a real feast for the senses! India's history dates back thousands of years and having absorbed many an invasion - from the times of Alexander the Great to its more recent pre-independence days of the British Raj - you'll certainly feel the echo of India's past as you travel around the country.

As an India specialist, we've got plenty to satisfy your travel bug on our wide selection of tours; learn about India's fascinating history, visit spectacular monuments and forts, see the tribute to love that is the majestic Taj Mahal, experience the hustle and bustle of iconic cities in Delhi - both old and new, and Mumbai, spot the elusive Bengal tiger in India's national parks, cruise along the backwaters of Kerala and witness the sunrise over the holy Ganges in Varanasi.

See the real India
Get that true local flavour

Our trips are peppered with local experiences - watch dhobis in action at the ghats, experience village life in Bharatpur, see jalebi's being made street side, learn how to wrap a sari or a turban in Alsisar, celebrate Holi - the nation's most exciting festival of colour and ride a rickshaw through Old Delhi.

India Group Tours

Experience the rich culture and history of India on one of our guided group tours. Escorted by qualified English speaking local guides, we include airport arrival and departure transfers, all of your transportation and accommodation in locally owned and comfortable 3-4 star hotels and heritage properties. The sites of India’s Golden Triangle - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - form the base of all our trips and each one offers something unique too, from the best of Rajasthan, a taste of rural India & Varanasi, Darjeeling & colonial Shimla, to Kerala & Goa in India’s tropical South. read more

Captivating Kerala

7 days | FROM USD $1,599

Uncover the delights of tropical Kerala in India's deep south. Visit a...

Taj Express

8 days | FROM USD $1,499

Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of in...

Taj Traveller

8 days | FROM USD $1,499

Discover the spectacular sights of India's famed Golden Triangle both...

India For Teens

8 days | FROM USD $1,499

FAMILY TOUR TO INDIA: Experience the richness of Indian culture with...

Shere Khan

9 days | FROM USD $1,899

With all the highlights of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, we also go in of at...

A Taj Showcase

9 days | FROM USD $5,199

PREMIUM TOUR: Explore the famous Golden Triangle while staying in the...

Taj and Raj

11 Days | FROM USD $1,929

Discover the lofty peaks and breathtaking views of Shimla, India's and...

Golden Triangle & Kashmir

12 days | FROM USD $3,449

Experience Indian culture on this classic tour of India's Golden some...

Deserts Palaces Ganges

13 days | FROM USD $2,749

An exciting two week tour that takes in Jaipur, the legendary Taj the...

Golden Triangle & Kerala

14 days | FROM USD $3,369

Uncover the delights of India’s famed Golden Triangle - Delhi, and a...

Golden Triangle & Goa

14 Days | FROM USD $3,049

The perfect holiday cocktail! Starting off with the sites of India's a...

Passage to India

15 days | FROM USD $3,099

Embark on a colourful journey through remarkable Rajasthan. Explore of...

Railways of the Raj

15 days | FROM USD $4,199

Journey across this diverse country by train; Kolkata to the majestic...

Delhi to Colombo

15 days | FROM USD $3,069

Combine the incredible sites of India's Golden Triangle with Sri cool...

Highway to Himalayas

18 Days | FROM USD $3,949

Combining an intoxicating mix of culture, incredible wildlife, sights...

Delhi to Darjeeling

18 Days | FROM USD $3,999

Taking in all the very best of India; Delhi, Jaipur, the Taj Mahal, of...

India Festival Tours

Time your visit with one of India's vibrant festivals and completely immerse yourself in the local way of life. We have special itineraries time to coincide with some of the country’s most vibrant festivals – offering an authentic experience that is truly unique to India. Travel into the heart of the Thar Desert for the spectacular Pushkar Camel Fair, join us for colourful Holi – India’s most dazzling celebration, hear firecrackers fill the dark nights of Diwali - India’s favourite festival; or witness the ancient rituals of the Himalayan festivals of Ladakh and Hemis. read more

Hemis Festival

5 days | FROM USD $1,099

Join us at the Hemis Festival in 2016! See the richly adorned masks in...

Diwali, Festival of Lights

8 days | FROM USD $1,549

Every year on the dark nights of Diwali firecrackers announce the of a...

Holi, Festival of Colour

8 days | FROM USD $1,579

Combine a tour of the famous Golden Triangle with the exuberant of - a...

Pushkar Camel Fair

9 days | FROM USD $2,159

See the sights of the famed Golden Triangle before joining the of the...

Hola Mohalla

11 days | FROM USD $2,949

Witness the skill of Gatka (mock fighting), the thrill of bareback and...

India Private Tours

India is so vast a country with such a variety of culture and tradition, from Himalayan foothills in the North to Kerala in the South, Darjeeling in the East to Mumbai in the West, that one thinks of it as more of a continent. We've handpicked some of our favourite spots in India for our private itineraries, but should you wish to visit parts of India that we have not covered, we'll be happy to organise this for you too.

Shikari boat | Kashmir | India

Kashmir If You Can

5 days | FROM USD $1,749

Visit the far north of India, Kashmir, and spend time on Lake Dal your...

The backwaters | Kerala | India

Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM USD $2,299

Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat -...

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

Indias Golden Triangle

9 days | FROM USD $2,199

Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural & Delhi, &...

Houseboat | Kashmir | India

High Road to Leh

9 days | FROM USD $3,299

Taking in the classic sights of Kashmir, from staying in a house boat...

Local tribespeople | Orissa | India

Adventures in Assam

10 days | FROM USD $4,839

Travel off the beaten track to the state of Assam in India's remote On...

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India

Best Exotic Marigold Tour

10 days | FROM USD $2,429

'There's always room in India', so join us for a thrilling adventure a...

Marigold Hotel | India

Jewel in the Crown

11 days | FROM USD $3,699

Head out on a journey to some of India’s finest sights. Take in the...

Konark Sun Temple | Odisha | India

Explore Orissa

10 Days | FROM USD $3,099

Commencing in Kolkata, we journey south to Bhubaneshwar, home to more...

Local musician | India

Legends of the Rajputs

11 days | FROM USD $4,159

Delight your senses in colourful Rajasthan on this classical itinerary...

Temple in Kolkata | India

Kolkata to Darjeeling

11 days | FROM USD $3,979

From bustling Kolkata, India’s vibrant capital of culture, to the of...

Gateway of India | Mumbai | India

Aboard the Deccan Odyssey

10 days | FROM USD $6,799

Journey through the state of Maharashtra aboard the Deccan Odyssey, an...

Naga Warriors | Nagaland | India | Photo courtesy: Rajkumar 1220

Tribes Of Nagaland

14 days | FROM USD $5,109

Embark on a captivating journey of discovery through Nagaland - state ...

A photo of Gandhi chatting with Nehru

Footsteps of Gandhi

14 days | FROM USD $5,059

Commencing in Mumbai and travelling through the historical state of -...

Tea plantation | Kerala | India

Beautiful South

14 days | FROM USD $3,459

Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial a...

Wildlife spotting | Kerala | India

Great Southern Getaway

15 days | FROM USD $5,939

Discover exotic stone carved temples, princely palaces and colonial a...

Buddhist Monastery of Tikse | Leh and Ladakh | India

Hills and High Places

16 days | FROM USD $4,999

From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey north to the home of...

India Wildlife Safaris

India is home to some of the finest national parks on the planet for spotting deer, leopard, langur, wild boar, rhino, elephant, buffalo and of course the elusive Bengal tiger. Top picks include Ranthambhore, Kanha and Corbett, where there's a good chance of spotting tiger. There are very few places where this rare and enigmatic big cat can still be glimpsed in the wild and India has the highest density of tigers in the world. And for something unique, consider Kaziranga - home to the rare one-horned Indian rhino. read more

Elephant safari | Corbett National Park | India

Corbett National Park

4 days | FROM USD $1,379

Backing onto the forest-covered slopes of the Himalayan foothills, is...

Grazing rhino | Kaziranga National Park | India

Kaziranga NP

4 days | FROM USD $1,899

Situated in Assam on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, with...

Tiger tracking | Panna National Park | India

Ranthambhore NP

4 days | FROM USD $1,299

Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s most scenic parks and a...

Tiger tracking | India

Tiger Trail

9 days | FROM USD $4,249

Follow the tiger trail and enter two of India’s premier tiger - Park...

Wildlife spotting | Ranthambhore National Park | India

Ranthambhore to Kanha

15 days | FROM USD $7,309

Where the wild things are! Ranthambhore, Bharatpur, Bandhavgarh and in...

Bird watching | India

Birds Eye View

12 days | FROM USD $6,159

Looking skyward, Keoladeo National Park teems with thousands of birds...

India Day Trips

Join us on a day's outing in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore which give you a true flavour of life in these grand cities too.

Delhi: Essential Taj

1 Day | FROM USD $279

Explore the legendary sights of Agra, from the imposing Red Fort on of...

Mumbai: Dreams & Extremes

1 Day | FROM USD $269

One of the most populated cities in the world, Mumbai is glaring in at...

Hyderabad: Chowmahalla Palace

1/2 day | FROM USD $109

Explore the majestic Chowmahalla Palace, a wonderful testimony to the...

Hyderabad's Old City

1/2 day | FROM USD $99

Explore the charming Old City of Hyderabad and visit the colossal the...

Hyderabad: Museum Musings

1/2 day | FROM USD $109

Explore the majestic Chowmahalla Palace, a wonderful testimony to the...

Bangalore: The Kingdom of Mysore

1 day | FROM USD $299

Explore the enchanting city of Mysore, famed for its grand palaces and...

India Short Stays

Our short stays in India are an easy way to add on a visit to that extra place or two which may not be included on your chosen group or private tour itinerary. You can also create your own itinerary by combining any number of our short stays into a longer holiday. We’re also happy to adapt these short stay packages to suit your needs; from upgrading your accommodation, to adding more time to explore an interesting location, we’re here to tailor things to suit your travel requirements.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India


3 days | FROM USD $629

Once capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of this time...

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India


3 days | FROM USD $659

A favourite of travellers, the architecturally flamboyant capital of a...

House boat on the backwaters | Kerala | India

Keralan Backwaters

3 days | FROM USD $699

A peaceful and rustic 3 day sojourn on the mellow backwaters of off to...

Kolata | India


3 days | FROM USD $619

Capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is a sophisticated, cultural and city....

Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India


3 days | FROM USD $1,299

An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance,...

Golden Temple | Amritsar | India


4 days | FROM USD $769

Home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh is one...

Ellora Temple | Ajanta and Ellora | India

Ajanta & Ellora

4 days | FROM USD $1,499

See the remarkable, rock-hewn 2nd century B.C. caves of Ajanta adorned...

Gateway of India | Mumbai | India

Bombay Dreams

4 days | FROM USD $989

Formally known as Bombay, exhilarating and charismatic Mumbai is the...

Temples in Hampi | India


4 days | FROM USD $1,759

From tropical Goa, journey to the southern state of Karnataka to the...

Shikari boats | Kashmir | India | Photo courtesy: Shahbasharat


4 days | FROM USD $1,599

Located in the vale of Kashmir, with its snow dusted mountains, serene...

The Ganges | Varanasi | India

Khajuraho & Varanasi

4 days | FROM USD $2,299

Khajuraho is famed for its stunning temples which display exceedingly...

Winter landscape | Leh and Ladakh | India

Leh & Ladakh

4 days | FROM USD $1,899

Leh and Ladakh are ‘other-worldly’ places with Buddhist perched on...

Ghats and Ram Jhula Bridge| Rishkesh | India


4 days | FROM USD $599

Gaining instant fame as the site where ‘The Beatles’ travelled to...

Town scene | Shimla | India


4 days | FROM USD $699

Shimla, was the ‘summer capital’ of British India. The natural of...

Lighthouse and beach | Kovalam | India

Kovalam Beach

5 days | FROM USD $999

Palm fringed Kovalam Beach in Southern India is a true paradie, means...

Beautiful beach | Kerala | India

Mararikulam Beach

5 days | FROM USD $899

Located in the picturesque fishing village of Mararikulam, Marari is a...

Tea plantatino | Nilgiri Hills | India

Nilgiri Hills

5 days | FROM USD $1,399

The Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, often called The Queen of Hills, are a...

Beach sunset | Goa | India

Tropical Goa

5 days | FROM USD $1,159

Palm fringed beaches, tropical warm seas and year round sun are just a...

Chinese fishing nets | Kochi | India

Kerala Homestay

8 days | FROM USD $1,899

Combining historic Kochi, the virgin hills of the Western Ghats pepper...

India Food Tea Spas

Beyond tigers and the Taj Mahal, just the mention of India conjures up the aromatic curries, soothing tea and ayurvedic spas. If you love Indian cuisine then you must take a look at our cooking course in tropical Goa, tea lovers can sip a cuppa the world’s finest chai in acclaimed tea estates set in the lofty hills of Darjeeling, or for complete rejuvenation, Ananda Spa in the Himalayas may be just the ticket. read more

Tea plantatino | Munnar | India

Munnar Tea Estate

4 days | FROM USD $829

Munnar in South India offers breathtaking views of the surrounding tea...

Ananda Spa | Himalayas | India

Ananda Spa

4 days | FROM USD $2,899

Set amongst virgin forest in the Himalayan foothills, Ananda Spa is in...

Darjeeling | India

Darjeeling High Tea

7 days | FROM USD $2,159

Discover Darjeeling and its acclaimed tea estates, which produce some...

Learing to cook famed Indian cuisine!

Cooking Course in Goa

8 days | FROM USD $2,569

Set in palm-fringed Goa, this introduction to the art of cooking food...

Spa breaks | India

Kerala Ayurvedic Break

8 days | FROM USD $4,629

Relax your spirit, body and mind on an ayurvedic break in beautiful up...

Spa breaks | India

Himalayan Spa Break

8 days | FROM USD $3,809

Ananda Rejuvenation Spa offers a serene and truly unforgettable of and...

India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.57 out of 5 based on 75 recent reviews — See All India Reviews


I enjoyed every minute of the tour. Many thanks to Nand, he did a great job!”  

• May 2015

Excellent tour, only downside was being unable to really explore old Delhi due to demonstrations (outside of OTG control).

Yousef (tour guide) was extremely knowledgeable and happy to share his experiences and answer any questions we had. Made what I am sure would be a very difficult journey on my own very straight forward and seemless. ”  

• May 2015

The tour was extremely well organised and everything fitted into place perfectly. The tour squeezed in a lot in a very short time, which made it eventually quite tiring, but that was what we had signed up for and so we have no complaints on that score. The accommodation and meals provided were always of a very good standard and the value for money of the tour was amazing - even without the special deal that we took advantage of. Transfers, internal transport and provision of guides all worked seamlessly. Finally, both our guides, Anup (in Shimla) and Yusuf (for the Golden Triangle) were excellent: knowledgeable, helpful, supportive and reliable at all times. Our drivers: Shashi in Shimla and Mr Singh on the Golden Triangle were also really good, as was Mr Singh's assistant Samendra. Thank you very much for a wonderful 11 days.”  

• Apr 2015

Experience India the way it really is

Our experienced international team have travelled extensively throughout India. It's our first-hand knowledge that's essential to ensuring that you see the very best of incredible India.

Authenticity is core to our holidays and we'd love for you to experience India the way it really is. We know this can make the difference between a great holiday and a truly memorable one, and as such all of our trips to India are led by local guides who are passionate about sharing their country with you.

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“On a hot air balloon flight in India we landed in a tiny village and met the most amazingly friendly villagers and in Holi week there was a real buzz...”

by Sonia Frew
Posted on 27 Sep 2015


Recommended places to visit in India

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
A monument to love

The Taj Mahal

An absolute must-see for a first time visit to India and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the incredible Taj Mahal will probably lure you back to India again in no time at all! Try our Taj Traveller trip which includes a day in Agra visiting both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India
The Pink City


With 18th century Jantar Mantar, an impressive City Palace complex and the lofty Amber fort, there's good reason why Jaipur forms the third point (after Delhi and Agra) on India's famed Golden Triangle. Jaipur has a vibrant city market too, a top spot to spend a few hours late afternoon after a day exploring the cities sites.

Tea plantation | Darjeeling | India
Tea Central


A perfect spot to sip your daily cuppa and with tea plantations aplenty, Darjeeling sits at an altitude of 2,200 metres with a backdrop of mighty snow-clad Himalayan peaks. A visit to the nearby Ghoom monastery is a must and there's plenty of of fabulous trekking in the surrounding area too.

Tiger tracking | India
Tiger Country

Ranthambhore National Park

There’s an abundance of wildlife at Ranthambhore and if you’re lucky you might spot a tiger or two. It’s also home to the impressive 10th century Ranthambhore Fort, a top location for bird watching. Consider our Shere Khan trip for a couple of relaxing days at Ranthambhore after taking in the key sites of India's North.

The Ganges | Varanasi | India
The Holy City


Set on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is considered the holiest of places in India and has been a centre of learning and civilization for over 2000 years. Visiting Varanasi can be an assault on the senses, but it's certainly rewarding and you'll definitely feel like you've truly seen India. Don't miss out on a sunrise boat ride down the Ganges.

Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India
The Lake City


One of Rajasthan's gems, the city of lakes, Udaipur is a firm favourite for travellers to India. Highlights include the famous lake side City Palace, the 18th century haveli museum of Bagore-ki-haveli, and the impressive Monsoon Palace perched hillside overlooking the lake. A boat ride for lunch at the exquisite Taj Lake Palace is a real highlight too.

The backwaters | Kerala | India
The beautiful South


Visit Kerala's quaint and historic capital Kochi, spend a day on a rice boat on tranquil backwaters, head to hilly tea plantations at Munnar, discover wildlife at Periyar and top your holiday off at one of Kerala's laid back beaches on the Arabian Sea.

Satendra was the best tour leader I have ever had, told me so much about his country, he also shared personal info about him which he didn't have to do. ”  

Our guide to travel in India:

Planning ahead can make the difference between a good trip and a great trip, so to get you going, here's our short guide to travelling in India.


Top Travel Tips

How to avoid Delhi-belly & plenty more useful tips!

Sacred cow | India

Best time to Visit

India's seasons and the ideal time to holiday there

Humayun's Tomb | Delhi | India

Best Places To Visit

Kashmir to Kumarakom and the best bits in between


Tourist Visas

No visa, no entry. Here's how you get one!

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to India

Tiger tracking | India

Operators for Tigers

Sustaining India's diminishing tiger population

Get to know India

Recommended Reading

  • Shantaram
    by Gregory David Roberts
  • Around India in 80 Trains
    by Monisha Rajesh
  • The White Tiger: A Novel
    by Arvind Adiga
Did you know...?

Facts about India

  • At an altitude of over 2,400 meters, the world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, India.
  • India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons. Spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
  • Spice it up please! Perhaps it's no surprise, but roughly 70% of the world's spices come from India.

India Travel Advice:

We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to India and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online travel resources for India:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official India Tourist Organisation site and the latest India Weather Updates from the BBC.

INDIA TRAVEL BLOGS: Here's a few blogs on travelling to India that we love - Itchy Feet, Travel Tales from India and Audio Compass.

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August 31, 2015 • OTG Team
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Perhaps one of the most recognisable monuments ever built, the iconic image of the Taj Mahal has the...
Photo Showcase
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If you are short on time and want to see some of India’s most iconic sights then the Golden is...
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