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.
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See the Real India
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Experience India the way it really is
Our experienced international team have travelled extensively throughout India. It's this first-hand knowledge of India that's essential 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. We know this can make the difference between a great holiday and a truly memorable one, and as such all of our tours of India are led by local guides who are passionate about sharing their country with you.
“I travel to see new places, meet new people, eat regional food and understand the diversity of the place. I like to plan my own routes and stay as I I...”
by Monibha Mitra
Posted on 31 Jul 2015
Recommended places to visit in India
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! ”
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