Our group tours, tailor-made holidays and festival tours have been successfully running in India for over a decade, and in 2013 we were recognised as the Best Holiday Company to Southern Asia by the prestigious British Travel Awards. On a tour with us you can learn about India's ancient history, visit spectacular monuments and forts, see the tribute to love that is the Taj Mahal, experience the hustle and bustle of Delhi and Mumbai, cruise along the backwaters of Kerala or witness the sunrise over the holy Ganges in Varanasi.
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.
Guided group tour or tailor-made holiday? Festival fun or a safari in search of the elusive tiger? We're bound to have a travel style that's perfect for you. Our tours suit travellers of all ages and we have special departures for families with teens too.
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 amongst some of the best in the business.
Experience the rich culture and history of India on one of our group tours to this fascinating country. Escorted by qualified English speaking local tour guides, our group tours include airport arrival and departure transfers, all of your transportation on tour and accommodation in locally owned and comfortable 3-4 star hotels and heritage properties. With plenty of authentic local experiences along the way, you'll get a feel for the true culture of India on tour with us, undiluted and unedited.
Whatever your travel interests are - wildlife, local culture and food, history, blissful beaches, luxury or outdoor adventure - or any combination of these, we’re here to plan that perfect holiday to India for you. The Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur - classic sites of North India and Rajasthan - and unmissable for a first visit to India and the lush tropical state of Kerala in India's South is popular for returning travellers. 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.
What better way to experience the rich cultural heritage of India than by joining in the revelry of one of its many vibrant festivals. We have timed tours 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.
Our private tours to India are well-planned itineraries covering India’s most important regions, including both favourite sites amongst travellers as well as a few hidden gems. Travel at your own pace while our experienced English-speaking guides show you around. Our local representatives are also on hand to help with anything else you may need. Feel free to change any of our suggested tour itineraries – upgrade your hotels, add in another few days of sightseeing, or spend more time in a particular location.
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, Pench and Bandhavgarh, 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; or Leh and Ladakh - where you might be lucky enough to catch sight of the extremely rare snow leopard.
Think of India beyond tigers and the Taj Mahal and you'll probably think of curries, teas and ayurvedic spas. If you love Indian food they you must try our cooking course in tropical Goa where we demystify the art of cooking famed Indian cuisine. Tea lovers can sip a cuppa the world’s finest chai in acclaimed tea estates set in the lofty hills of Darjeeling or at lush tea plantations of Munnar and Ooty in Southern India. And if you're in need of rejuvination, Ananda Spa in the Himalayas may just be that dream ticket.
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.
Whether travelling to India for business or pleasure, join us on a day tour of your favourite city in India. Picked up from the doorstep of your hotel and guided by our English speaking local tour guide you'll explore city sites and beyond. Our range of day tours to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore represent great value and you'll get a true flavour of life in these grand cities too.
Extend and enhance your holiday to India with our range of tour bolt-ons. Go hot-air ballooning over the Pink City of Jaipur, cook up a curry in Goa, immerse yourself in the bustle of Mumbai or discover holy Rishikesh on the Ganges. Explore the wilderness of Panna National Park, cruise the backwaters of Kerala on a house-boat, head up to the cool climes of colonial Shimla or take in the sights of neighbouring Nepal, with some trekking in the Himalayas or a few days in Kathmandu.
The trip was flawless from start to finish. Satish was a complete professional and gave lots of information throughout, made us laugh, gave honest insight into Indian culture and arranged every details to perfection. Have had the trip of a lifetime and will definitely return to India. ”