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Discover incredible India with On The Go Tours

As an India specialist, we've got plenty to satisfy your travel bug on our wide selection of tours to India featuring India's best places - 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.

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From North to South
All that incredible India has to offer

Discover the many sides of India, one of the world's most colourful countries, with our range of group tours that take in the best sights and experiences from the Golden Triangle in the north to the lush state of Kerala in the south with options to explore the stunning lakes of Kashmir and the breathtaking hill stations of the Himalayas with the tea plantations of Darjeeling.

India Group Tours

The sites of India’s Golden Triangle - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - form the base of all our trips with each individual tour offering something unique from the desert towns of Rajasthan, friendly rural villages and holy rivers to breathtaking hill stations, lush backwaters and tropical beaches. Escorted by qualified English-speaking local guides, we include airport arrival and departure transfers, all of your transportation, and accommodation in locally-owned 3-4 star hotels and heritage properties where you will be sure to enjoy India's warm hospitality. read more

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Captivating Kerala

7 days | FROM USD $1,439

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

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Taj Express

8 days | FROM USD $1,439

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Taj Traveller

8 days | FROM USD $1,439

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

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India For Teens

8 days | FROM USD $1,439

FAMILY TOUR TO INDIA (for children aged 12 years and above): the of on...

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Shere Khan

9 days | FROM USD $1,799

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A Taj Showcase

9 days | FROM USD $4,329

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Jungle Book For Teens

9 Days | FROM USD $1,849

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Taj and Raj

11 Days | FROM USD $1,759

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

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Golden Triangle & Kashmir

12 days | FROM USD $3,039

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

The Ganges | Varanasi | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Deserts Palaces Ganges

13 days | FROM USD $2,659

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

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Golden Triangle & Kerala

14 days | FROM USD $3,039

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

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Golden Triangle & Goa

14 Days | FROM USD $2,969

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Passage to India

15 days | FROM USD $2,869

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

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Railways of the Raj

15 days | FROM USD $3,809

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

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Delhi to Colombo

15 days | FROM USD $2,879

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

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Highway to Himalayas

18 Days | FROM USD $3,559

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

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Delhi to Darjeeling

18 Days | FROM USD $3,999

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India Festival Tours

Time your visit with one of India's lively festivals and completely immerse yourself in the local celebrations. We have a selection of special itineraries that coincide with some of the country’s most popular 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, watch fireworks fill the dark nights of Diwali - India’s favourite festival; or witness the ancient rituals of the Himalayan festivals in Ladakh and Leh. read more

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Hemis Festival

5 days | FROM USD $1,129

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Diwali, Festival of Lights

8 days | FROM USD $1,629

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

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Holi, Festival of Colour

8 days | FROM USD $1,619

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Pushkar Camel Fair

9 days | FROM USD $2,029

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India Private Tours

If you're looking to get off the beaten track with the services of your own private guide, consider one of our unique private itineraries. Enjoy Kashmir from a houseboat, discover the fascinating culture of headhunting tribes in the north-east, ride in comfort on India's luxury trains, follow in the footsteps of Gandhi, or enjoy a Hollywood-inspired jaunt with our exclusive Best Exotic Marigold Tour. Should you wish to visit parts of India that we have not covered, we'll be happy to organise this for you too.

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Kashmir If You Can

5 days | FROM USD $1,789

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

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Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM USD $2,429

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Golden Triangle of India

9 days | FROM USD $2,239

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High Road to Leh

9 days | FROM USD $3,589

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

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India Day Tours

Join us on a day's outing in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore to visit the iconic Taj Mahal, impressive cave temples, attractive gardens, lively markets, grand palaces and museums strewn with treasures.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Delhi: Essential Taj

1 Day | FROM USD $279

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Mumbai: Dreams & Extremes

1 Day | FROM USD $269

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

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Hyderabad: Chowmahalla Palace

1/2 day | FROM USD $109

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

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Hyderabad's Old City

1/2 day | FROM USD $99

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

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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 | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Agra

3 days | FROM USD $659

Agra, once the capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of...

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Jaipur

3 days | FROM USD $729

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

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Keralan Backwaters

3 days | FROM USD $949

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

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Kolkata

3 days | FROM USD $629

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

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India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.6 out of 5 based on 121 recent reviews — See All India Reviews

Dispite the fact we had missed the early morning flight from Mumbai to Dehli we contact the mobile number given on our our tour voucher, Gorove reassured us that we would be meet on arrival at Dehli and would be taken our designated hotel. We were dually met by Taj who introduced to BP Yadav who was to remain our named drive through out our 8 day tour and he very patient with us and ensured that were collected fir the tours on a timely basis and took us and collected.

We were met on same by Sahil Butt who patiently explained the various hotel and meaks vouchers and the payments of of our transport from the airport to the hotel. He also suggested a very famous restaurant called the Karim's which was marvelous.. As for the hotels most of them were comfortable but the very best was the Mandava Heritage Hotel in Jaipur and close second was the hotel in Agra.

The tour guides were generally knowledgeable but the guide for Agra was the very best as he took time to explain some finer points of history and never got tired of our questions and a close second was the guide from Jaipur who apart from giving salient historic info but took some fantastic pics. ”  

• Submitted 19 May 2016

The guides were excellent and informative

The range of places on the tour was excellent”  

• Submitted 18 May 2016

Amazing Tour Loved it. Want to come back and do the tour again but this time during the festival of lights. Superb Tour Leader, Sat was the best ever tour guide, very easy to talk to, approachable, understandable. Also our Coach/Bus Driver 'Goldie' is what he told us to call him, was a great driver, not once did I feel uneasy in that madness of traffic, and also Manjeet who helped Goldie with the Coach/Bus, he was very friendly, and always kept the coach/bus clean and tidy(even after we celebrated Holi, felt sorry for Manjeet this day). All and All absolutely thrilled and cant wait to get back.”  

• Submitted 6 May 2016

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See the real India

Our experienced international team have travelled extensively throughout India and all of our trips are led by local Indian guides who'll give you a true insight into the country. Authenticity is core to our holidays and our trips include a few fun local experiences too - 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 take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Old Delhi.

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Recommended places to visit in India

India is as diverse as it is vast, with traditions, local culture and cuisine varying considerably from region to region. Compiling a 'best of' is no easy feat, but to get you going with planning your trip, here's a few of our favourite places to visit:

Jaipur - The Pink City

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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.

Udaipur - The Lake City

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Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India

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.

Darjeeling - Tea Central

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Tea plantation | Darjeeling | India

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.

Agra - Home of the Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

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 in Agra 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 Golden Temple - Amritsar

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The Golden Temple | Amritsar | India

As the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is home to Harimandir Sahib, better known in the West as The Golden Temple. Constructed of white marble, bronze and gold leaf, the Golden Temple looks absolutely stunning at night and a must-see. The local food from Amritsar is renowned too and be sure not to miss the colourful daily Goodnight Ceremony, also known as the Wagah-Attari Border retreat

Ranthambhore - Tiger Country!

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Tiger tracking | India

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.

Varanasi - The Holy City

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The Ganges | Varanasi | India

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.

Kerala - The Beautiful South

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On the backwaters of Kerala in a traditional riceboat

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.

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.

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.

India Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

Our winners have been announced! View the winners gallery..

Feelgood Competition Entry 'Immersed in local culture '
When I travelled to India I felt
Immersed in local culture

“I loved the vibrancy and energy of this colorful country. I felt incredibly immersed in India and its incredible culture.”

by Hannah Goldberg-Morse
Posted on 09 Dec 2015

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Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

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Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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