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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!

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

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

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Popular India tours and our top picks

Passage to India
15 days | FROM USD $3,099

Embark on a colourful journey through remarkable Rajasthan. Explore the legendary Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, before travelling into the mighty Thar Desert to explore the remote towns of Bikaner, Jaisalmer...

Taj and Raj
11 Days | FROM USD $1,929

Discover the lofty peaks and breathtaking views of Shimla, India's largest hill station and the former summer capital of British India. Ride the narrow gauge railway aboard the Himalayan Queen Toy Train and explore the...

Golden Triangle & Goa
14 Days | FROM USD $3,049

The perfect holiday cocktail! Starting off with the sites of India's famous Golden Triangle, this tour concludes in the tropical climes of Goa. Sun, sea, sand and plenty of famed Goan cuisine! You can also try your hand...

Taj Traveller
8 days | FROM USD $1,499

Discover the spectacular sights of India's famed Golden Triangle including both old and new Delhi, the Pink City of Jaipur and Agra - home to the magnificent Taj Mahal as well as sampling traditional rural Indian life in...

Deserts Palaces Ganges
13 days | FROM USD $2,749

An exciting two week tour that takes in Jaipur, the legendary Taj Mahal, the incredible carved temples of Khajuraho and the colourful city of Varanasi, right on the banks of the holy Ganges.

Shere Khan
9 days | FROM USD $1,899

With all the highlights of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, we also go in search of Shere Khan himself, at Ranthambhore, one of India's best national parks and home of the tiger!

Diwali, Festival of Lights
8 days | FROM USD $1,549

Every year on the dark nights of Diwali firecrackers announce the celebration of India’s favourite festival. Homes are decorated, gifts are given, sweets are shared and thousands of lamps are lit. Join us this year for...

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 bustling Delhi, the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur, the spectacular Taj Mahal in Agra and the mysterious erotic temples of Khujaraho. Finish off with a to...

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 and an assault on the senses, following in the footsteps of the characters from 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' film. Travel through the chaos of to a...

See the Real India

Get that true local flavour

Our group tours in India 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.

Styles of travel in India

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

Group Tours

The sites of India’s Golden Triangle - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - form the base of all our group tours in India. Each tour 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. Group size is typically 15 to 20 travellers and all our tours are guided by a tour leader with specialists guides at certain places of interest.


Local woman | India

Tailor made Holidays

Whatever your travel interests are - wildlife, local culture and food, history, blissful beaches, luxury or outdoor adventure - we’re here to plan that perfect holiday to India for you. We’ll recommend activities that perfectly complement your itinerary, suggest destinations off the beaten track and handpick unique things to see and do, ensuring that your holiday to India is truly memorable.


Holi Festival of Colour | India

Festival Tours

If you're planning to visit India and want a fun and truly authentic feel for the county, then time your visit with one of India's vibrant festivals and completely immerse yourself in the local way of life. Top of the list are colourful Holi and the mother of all Indian festivals - Diwali!


Local women | India

Private Tours

Our well planned private tours to India's most renowned regions combine both traveller favourites with a few hidden gems. Experienced English speaking local guides will show you around while you travel at your own pace, plus our local representatives will also be on hand to help with anything else you may need.


India tour reviews

Scoring an average customer rating of 4.59 out of 5 based on 87 recent reviews — See All India Reviews

5

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

• May 2015
4

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
5

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 and it's with this first-hand knowledge of the region that they're able to give you an authentic travel experience, 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, with the people who live there and know it inside out. We know this can make the difference between a great holiday and a truly memorable one, and as such all of our tours are led by local guides who are passionate about sharing their country with you and who we believe are among some of the best in the business.

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 into a second trip to India in no time at all! Try our Taj Traveller group tour of India which includes a day in Agra visiting both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India
The Pink City

Jaipur

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

Darjeeling

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 group tour 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

Varanasi

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

Udaipur

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

Kerala

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.

I had the time of my life in India! I tour often all over the world, and this particular tour was so professionally organized and run like a well oiled clock by Samrid!! Sammy made us see India through his eyes and made sure we saw the most amazing history, meet the loveliest people of India and taste the cuisine, which was awesome. Truly Incredible, wonderful India!! I will return and see more of India. Our whole tour will remember Sammy by his enthusiasm and genuine love for his country and the dedication to his work! ”  

Our guide to travel in India:

Currency
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

Visas
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
Facts about India
Did you know...?
  • India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons. Spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
  • At an altitude of over 2,400 meters, the world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, India.
  • Spice it up please! Perhaps it's no surprise, but roughly 70% of the world's spices come from India.
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Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.