While the Taj Mahal is the jewel in India's crown, as you'll soon discover on our range of escorted tours and tailor-made holidays, there's far more to India than meets the eye.
As an India specialist, we've got plenty to satisfy your travel bug on our wide selection of tours departing in 2019 and 2020 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.Read More
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.
Upcoming India Trips 2019 and 2020
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Taj Express - 8 days||Delhi, India||02 Mar 2019||USD $698||was $1,395 2-for-1|||
|Taj Traveller - 8 days||Delhi, India||09 Mar 2019||USD $698||was $1,395 2-for-1|||
|Holi, Festival of Colour - 8 days||Delhi, India||17 Mar 2019||USD $773||was $1,545 2-for-1|||
|Diwali, Festival of Lights - 8 days||Delhi, India||25 Oct 2019||USD $773||was $1,545 2-for-1|||
|Captivating Kerala - 7 days||Kochi, India||02 Mar 2019||USD $1,101||was $1,295 15% off|||
Our India Tours
Our India Trip Types
India Group ToursView 23 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.Read More
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.
India Tailor-made HolidaysPlan Your Dream Holiday
As geographically and culturally diverse as India is, there's no end to the available touring itineraries whether they're classic journeys or adventures off-the-beaten track. Design your own unique trip to India with the help of our expert tailor-made team.Read More
With years of experience, we're on hand to recommend top attractions, characterful hotels and memorable activities for the trip of a lifetime whether it's your first time in India or you're a returning traveller passionate about this incredible destination.
India Festival ToursView 2 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.Read More
Travel into the heart of the Thar Desert for the spectacular Pushkar Camel Fair, join us for colourful Holi festival – India’s most dazzling celebration, or watch fireworks fill the dark nights of Diwali - India’s favourite festival.
India Cycling HolidaysView 2 Cycling Holidays
Enjoy a leisurely ride through colourful Rajasthan or a challenging ride through the Himalayan foothills, on one of our cycling holidays in India. Escorted by a local guide and riding for up to 60kms a day, these small group tours are ideal for fit and active leisure cyclists, who have a good sense of adventure.Read More
Sightsee and cycle on these exhilarating biking holidays, which take in famous landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and Amritsar's Golden Temple, cycling through stunning landscapes, with plenty of local interaction along the way.
India Trekking and Walking HolidaysView 1 Trekking and Walking Holiday
Combining short but very special treks with plenty of cultural sightseeing, these active adventures in India are an ideal introduction to trekking holidays.Read More
Escorted by an English speaking guide, with a mix of camping and simple hotels. Enjoy a leisurely walk in Kerala's beautiful Cardamom Hills or embark on one of India's finest treks along Singalila Ridge on the border of India and Nepal.
India Private ToursView 16 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. Discover the fascinating culture of headhunting tribes in the north-east, ride in comfort on India's luxury trains or follow in the footsteps of Gandhi.Read More
Should you wish to visit parts of India that we have not covered, we'll be happy to organise this for you too.
India Wildlife ToursView 6 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.Read More
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.
India Short StaysView 20 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.Read More
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.
India tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.74 out of 5 based on 133 recent reviews — See All India Reviews
Although this was an ‘express’ tour I felt we covered a lot in the time available and with the distances covered. I was surprised by the travel time for each leg of the trip - the trip notes didn't include estimated durations for all travel days. Other companies do this routinely so this is one improvement that On the Go could make so travellers have full information before they book. I note that road and traffic conditions are not the same as the U.K. and there were sufficient toilet and food stops which shows the guides’ consideration for the group.
The hotel on the last day in Delhi was disappointing. The rooms were great however the location wasn’t and as there was no bar or spa at the hotel (unlike the starting point hotel) spending the last night together was not as much fun as it could have been and relaxing after a busy week would have been better with spa, or a gym! The breakfast was also poor with mostly Indian food and only bread and cereal other than this.
Our guide was fantastic. He looked after everyone with great care and consideration, including finding pharmacy’s and phone shops for travellers, offering more frequent stops for those who weren’t well and re-planning portions of the trip where journeys took longer than expected or It was a foggy day. He shared some personal stories to help explain aspects of the Indian culture and provided excellent information on all aspects of history, culture, etc. There were times when Yusuf sat away from the group for meals, which we felt uncomfortable with as we wanted him to be part of the group - by the end of the week he was doing this and I think this made him feel more comfortable sharing stories with us, which was nice for everyone. My one criticism of Yusuf would be that he would often move the group on in quite a quiet manner so we didn’t always know we were supposed to follow - I think this may be down to the quiet nature of the Indian people, whereas lots of loud Brits and Aussies probably need a loud voice to get them to listen!! He was excellent at advising us on how to stay safe and not get taken advantage of by locals and stepped in several times to assist when money was stolen and people approached us. He made the trip very successful.
Having water available on the bus was another added bonus as we didn’t need to find shops to buy it at - another small detail that helped make a difference to the overall quality of the tour.”
There were only 4 people on the first leg from Delhi, via Amritsar, Chanigarh, Shimla and back to Delhi. We had a driver and guide in each place. The second leg was Delhi via Agra, Karauli to Jaipur with 18 others guided by Yusuf Khan The third leg was for two of us from Jaiput to Jodhput to Udaipur again with a driver and guide in each place. All was very efficient and good personnel. The Ref Fox in Chandigarh and the hotel in Karauli were below par but all others were good”
Excellent tour excellent guide, very professional , kind and helpful”
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Get to know Old Delhi like the locals do with an early morning bike ride through the symbolic heart of India's capital. Discover hidden gems as you explore the city on two wheels with stops at a local bakery, spice market, Sikh temple and the incredible Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the country. Finish your morning with a traditional Indian breakfast.
Highlights of our India tours
The Golden Triangle is India's most popular touring route and forms the basis of our India group tours but travel further afield and you'll find a staggering range of attractions. Here is a selection of some of these highlights:
Enjoy a guided tour of the world's greatest monument built in the name of love with time to explore the perfectly symmetrical gardens and white marble Taj Mahal at leisure.
Visit the 18th century Jantar Mantar, the impressive City Palace complex and the lofty Amber fort on a guided city tour with the option to take a hot air balloon ride over Jaipur for a bird's eye view.
Go in search of Shere Khan and other exotic wildlife on tours that include two nights in Ranthambhore with morning and afternoon game drives accompanied by local naturalist guides.
Immerse yourself in India's holiest city in India with a sunrise boat ride along the Ganges River, a guided city tour and free time to explore its many temples, mosques and riverside ghats.
Be seduced by the beautiful lake city of Udaipur with an evening cruise on picturesque Lake Pichola and visit the majestic City Palace with free time to explore the local shops and markets.
Journey to Shimla aboard the Himalayan Queen Toy Train for scenic vistas with a sightseeing tour of this former hill station for a taste of India's British heritage and colourful bazaars.