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India Tours

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

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! India's history dates back thousands of years and having absorbed many an invasion - from the times of Alexander the Great to its more recent pre-independence days of the British Raj - you'll certainly feel the echo of India's past throughout the country.

Tour Spotlight
Taj and Raj - 11 day group tour

Combine the best of India's Golden triangle - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra - with a visit up to the lofty climes of Shimla, the quaint former summer capital of the British Raj on our 11-day Taj and Raj group tour.

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

Captivating Kerala

7 days | FROM USD $1,439

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

Taj Express

8 days | FROM USD $1,349

Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of in...

Taj Traveller

8 days | FROM USD $1,349

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

India For Teens

8 days | FROM USD $1,349

FAMILY TOUR TO INDIA: Experience the richness of Indian culture with...

Shere Khan

9 days | FROM USD $1,709

With all the highlights of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, we also go in of at...

A Taj Showcase

9 days | FROM USD $4,099

PREMIUM TOUR: Explore the famous Golden Triangle while staying in the...

Taj and Raj

11 Days | FROM USD $1,739

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

Golden Triangle & Kashmir

12 days | FROM USD $3,039

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

Deserts Palaces Ganges

13 days | FROM USD $2,479

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

Golden Triangle & Kerala

14 days | FROM USD $3,039

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

Golden Triangle & Goa

14 Days | FROM USD $2,869

The perfect holiday cocktail! Starting off with the sites of India's a...

Passage to India

15 days | FROM USD $2,789

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

Railways of the Raj

15 days | FROM USD $3,779

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

Delhi to Colombo

15 days | FROM USD $3,069

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

Highway to Himalayas

18 Days | FROM USD $3,559

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

Delhi to Darjeeling

18 Days | FROM USD $3,599

Taking in all the very best of India; Delhi, Jaipur, the Taj Mahal, of...

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

Hemis Festival

5 days | FROM USD $1,129

Join us at the Hemis Festival in 2016! See the richly adorned masks in...

Diwali, Festival of Lights

8 days | FROM USD $1,579

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

Holi, Festival of Colour

8 days | FROM USD $1,489

Combine a tour of the famous Golden Triangle with the exuberant of - a...

Pushkar Camel Fair

9 days | FROM USD $2,159

See the sights of the famed Golden Triangle before joining the of the...

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.

Shikari boat | Kashmir | India

Kashmir If You Can

5 days | FROM USD $1,789

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

The backwaters | Kerala | India

Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM USD $2,429

Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat -...

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

Golden Triangle of India

9 days | FROM USD $2,239

Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural & Delhi, &...

Houseboat | Kashmir | India

High Road to Leh

9 days | FROM USD $3,589

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

India Wildlife Tours

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 and Corbett, 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. read more

Elephant safari | Corbett National Park | India

Corbett National Park

4 days | FROM USD $1,529

Backing onto the forest-covered slopes of the Himalayan foothills, is...

Grazing rhino | Kaziranga National Park | India

Kaziranga NP

4 days | FROM USD $2,699

Situated in Assam on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, with...

Tiger tracking | Panna National Park | India

Ranthambhore NP

4 days | FROM USD $1,529

Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s most scenic parks and a...

Tiger tracking | India

Tiger Trail

9 days | FROM USD $4,499

Follow the tiger trail and enter two of India’s premier tiger - Park...

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.

Delhi: Essential Taj

1 Day | FROM USD $279

Explore the legendary sights of Agra, from the imposing Red Fort on of...

Mumbai: Dreams & Extremes

1 Day | FROM USD $269

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

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 | India


3 days | FROM USD $659

Once capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of this time...

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India


3 days | FROM USD $729

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

House boat on the backwaters | Kerala | India

Keralan Backwaters

3 days | FROM USD $949

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

Kolata | India


3 days | FROM USD $629

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

India Foodie and Spa Holidays

Beyond tigers and the Taj Mahal, just the mention of India conjures up thoughts of aromatic curries, soothing tea and Ayurvedic spas. If you love Indian cuisine then join our cooking course in tropical Goa whilst tea lovers can sip a cup of the world’s finest chai in acclaimed tea estates set in the lofty hills of Darjeeling, or for complete rejuvenation, Ananda Spa in the Himalayas may be just the ticket. read more

Tea plantatino | Munnar | India

Munnar Tea Estate

4 days | FROM USD $889

Munnar in South India offers breathtaking views of the surrounding tea...

Ananda Spa | Himalayas | India

Ananda Spa

4 days | FROM USD $4,729

Set amongst virgin forest in the Himalayan foothills, Ananda Spa is in...

Learing to cook famed Indian cuisine!

Cooking Course in Goa

8 days | FROM USD $2,569

Set in palm-fringed Goa, this introduction to the art of cooking food...

Spa breaks | India

Kerala Ayurvedic Break

8 days | FROM USD $4,399

Relax your spirit, body and mind on an ayurvedic break in beautiful up...

India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.6 out of 5 based on 57 recent reviews — See All India Reviews

Sammi was the perfect tour guide. I found his attentiveness very comforting and his knowledge of India really heightened my overall experience.

He was always there to answer questions anyone had, and he was always very accommodating to the whole group. There were a few things that didn't go to plan but he always came up with alternatives that accommodated the group very well.

He was very charming, polite and I enjoyed the stories he had to tell.

I had a situation where my phone was lost on the last leg of the trip, and when the phone was found he arranged to have it delivered back to me. I was astonished by his efficiency and hospitality in this instance.

On free time he was able to arrange any extra things we wanted to do and was happy to give any advice he thought we may have needed. I always felt safe and well looked after. Overall if I was to have Sammi as a guide again I would not be disappointed. If I was to choose to tour India again I would happily request Sammi as my guide.

The tour itself was good for the amount of days we were on. The hotels were all of a good standard and I was happy of the amount I was able to see in such a short amount of time.

All tour guides had a good knowledge of what was on the agenda and transport to and from locations was good. I would recommend this trip to others who wanted to see India on a budget and a short time frame. ”  

• Submitted 18 Nov 2015

Our guide, Yusef, was terrific. He was extremely knowledgeable, gracious, and helpful. He was well organized and the arrangements were excellent.

Similarly, the driver, Mr Singh was excellent. The bus should have curtains to provide shade from the sun.

I would have liked less time in Delhi and more in Jaipur. The hotels improved during the tour, I believe a higher class Delhi hotel for an increase in cost would be well received by future guests, we thought the Delhi hotel acceptable, but could have been improved.”  

• Submitted 16 Nov 2015

Sammy was with the group at all times. He treated everyone with care and patience.

He was so keen to share his knowledge and experiences. The whole group felt


My brother and I met Sammy on our return from Shimla (add on) at the Almondz Hotel.

He was starting off with another group but came over to ask how we were and if we

were comfortable. He also recommended places for us where we might have meals .

He was professional at all times, even with a demanding client.

I would also like to commend our guide in Varanasi. He was such a professional ,pleasant knowledgeable person. His name was Pulkit”  

• Submitted 15 Nov 2015

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

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 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 Amber Fort | Jaipur | India
The Pink City


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


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 trip 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


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


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


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.

Satendra was the best tour leader I have ever had, told me so much about his country, he also shared personal info about him which he didn't have to do. ”  

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.


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


Tourist Visas

No visa, no entry. Here's how you get one!

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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.

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Photo Showcase

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