Our Short Stays are the perfect addition to your India holiday should you wish to extend it. They’re also ideal if you’re short of time. Giving you the flexibility to combine any number of these options to create your perfect holiday, or add one to the end of your group or private tours. 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’ll tailor the itinerary to suit your requirements.
Once capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of this time are the superb monuments which date from this era. Perhaps the most famous example is Emperor Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal, built in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.
A favourite of travellers, the architecturally flamboyant capital of Rajasthan is often referred to as the ‘Pink City’. Enjoy a visit to the City Palace, the Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar, a medieval astronomical observatory.
A peaceful and rustic 3 day sojourn on the mellow backwaters of Kerala. Setting off from Alleppey (Alappuzha), close to Kochi, you'll sail through the lush backwaters aboard a rice boat.
Capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is a sophisticated, cultural and friendly city. Top sights include the Howrah Bridge and colourful flowermarket which crosses the Hooghly River, Indian Museum and Jain Temple.
An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is one of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan, crammed full of palaces and temples.
Home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is one of the Punjab’s principal cities. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat.
See the remarkable, rock-hewn 2nd century B.C. caves of Ajanta adorned with exquisite paintings and sculptures of Buddha and view the impressive temples and monasteries of Ellora, home to the renowned Kailasa Temple.
Formally known as Bombay, exhilarating and charismatic Mumbai is the most populated city in the world, India’s financial powerhouse, the home of Bollywood and the setting of the hit film ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’.
From tropical Goa, journey to the southern state of Karnataka to discover the incredible ruins of medieval Hampi, the rock cut caves of Badami and the beautiful temples of Pattakal and Aihole.
Located in the vale of Kashmir, with its snow dusted mountains, serene lakes and wildflower meadows, Srinagar’s picturesque lakeside setting allows for a relaxing getaway aboard a traditional Kashmiri houseboat.
Khajuraho is famed for its stunning temples which display exceedingly artistic aspects of Indian life a millennium ago. How and why they were built still remains a mystery. Varanasi is said to be the holiest city in India and is a place of Hindu pilgrimage.
Leh and Ladakh are ‘other-worldly’ places with Buddhist monasteries perched on soaring hilltops, shattered looking landscapes splashed with small but brilliant patches of green and ancient palaces clinging to sheer rock walls.
Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s most scenic parks and offers a rich diversity of fauna and flora including the Bengal tiger, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear and myriad birdlife. Get spotting!
Gaining instant fame as the site where ‘The Beatles’ travelled to visit their guru, Rishikesh is an ideal place to meditate, study yoga or simply relax. This tranquil town is surrounded by beautiful mountains and bisected by the mighty Ganges.
Shimla, was the ‘summer capital’ of British India. The natural beauty of Shimla will enchant you, being famous for its stunning sunsets and verdant woods, contrasted with the intriguing English look of the town.
Palm fringed Kovalam Beach in Southern India is a true paradie, Kovalam means 'a grove of coconut trees' and of the three crescent shaped beaches that adorn the coastline, the southern-most ‘Lighthouse’ Beach, is wonderfully picturesque.
Located in the picturesque fishing village of Mararikulam, Marari beach is fringed by limitless lines of coconut palms. Perhaps indulge yourself with the Ayurvedic treats offered locally or simply work on that tan and getting through a blockbuster novel!
The Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, often called The Queen of Hills, are a range of mountains and a district in the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. See the famous hill station of Ooty, reached by the Nilgiri Blue Mountain Railway.
Palm fringed beaches, tropical warm seas and year round sun are just three of the many reasons to visit Goa. Add to this charming Portuguese archiecture and culture and delicious local cuisine and you've got a fantastic recipe for the perfect beach break.
Combining historic Kochi, the virgin hills of the Western Ghats amongst rubber, pepper and coconut plantations, Alleppey and the lush Keralan Backwaters. In eight sun-filled days feast upon the amazing natural wonders, wildlife, beauty and diversity of stunning Kerala - God’s own country.