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 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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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

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Highway to Himalayas - 16 Days Delhi, India 01 Sep 2018 USD $4,195 Highway to Himalayas - 16 Days Map
Taj Traveller - 8 days Delhi, India 01 Sep 2018 USD $1,295 Taj Traveller - 8 days Map
Delhi to Darjeeling - 15 Days Delhi, India 01 Sep 2018 USD $4,395 Delhi to Darjeeling - 15 Days Map
Delhi to Kolkata - 15 Days Delhi, India 01 Sep 2018 USD $3,995 Delhi to Kolkata - 15 Days Map

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Captivating Kerala

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Taj Traveller

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India For Teens

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A Taj Showcase

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Chennai to Kochi

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Shere Khan

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Best of Rajasthan

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Best Exotic Marigold Tour

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Taj and Raj

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Delhi Palaces Ganges

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Golden Triangle & Goa

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Passage to India

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South India Explorer

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Best of India & Bhutan

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Golden Triangle & Kerala

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

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Delhi to Colombo

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15 days | FROM USD $2,295

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Delhi to Kolkata

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15 Days | FROM USD $3,995

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Railways of the Raj

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15 days | FROM USD $3,955

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

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Delhi to Darjeeling

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15 Days | FROM USD $4,395

Take in the best of India - the capital of Delhi, Pink City of Jaipur...

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Highway to Himalayas

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16 Days | FROM USD $4,195

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

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Golden Triangle & Southern India

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Kick off in Delhi, both old and new, explore the magnificent Taj Mahal...

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World Wonders Tour

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31 days | FROM USD $12,995

Tick off the Seven New Wonders of the World on this 31-day...

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Diwali, Festival of Lights

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8 days | FROM USD $1,545

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

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Holi, Festival of Colour

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8 days | FROM USD $1,545

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

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Cycle Rajasthan

Trip Type : Cycling Holidays
12 days | FROM USD $2,315

Cycle the backroads of Rajasthan from Udaipur to the Taj Mahal, taking...

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Himalayan Hill Stations Ride

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15 days | FROM USD $2,165

Mountain bike through India’s Himalayan foothills, visiting...

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Kerala & Cardamom Hills Trek

Trip Type : Trekking and Walking Holidays
13 days | FROM USD $2,085

Enjoy a four day trek in the lush Cardamom Hills, cruise Kerala's...

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Classic Kerala

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9 Days | FROM USD $2,095

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Golden Triangle of India

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 days | FROM USD $1,795

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

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Adventures in Assam

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10 days | FROM USD $5,095

Travel off the beaten track to the state of Assam in India's remote...

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Explore Odisha

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10 Days | FROM USD $2,965

Commencing in Kolkata, we journey south to Bhubaneshwar, home to more...

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Aboard the Deccan Odyssey

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10 days | FROM USD $10,395

Journey through the state of Maharashtra aboard the Deccan Odyssey, an...

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Jewel in the Crown

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11 days | FROM USD $2,995

Head out on a journey to some of India’s finest sights. Take in...

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Legends of the Rajputs

Trip Type : Private Tours
11 days | FROM USD $3,395

Delight your senses in colourful Rajasthan on this classical itinerary...

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Kolkata to Darjeeling

Trip Type : Private Tours
11 days | FROM USD $4,495

From bustling Kolkata, India’s vibrant capital of culture, to the...

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Tribes Of Nagaland

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14 days | FROM USD $6,385

Embark on a captivating journey of discovery through Nagaland - state...

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Footsteps of Gandhi

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14 days | FROM USD $5,145

Commencing in Mumbai and travelling through the historical state of...

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Beautiful South

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14 days | FROM USD $3,445

Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial...

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Great Southern Getaway

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15 days | FROM USD $6,195

Discover exotic stone carved temples, princely palaces and colonial...

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Hills and High Places

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16 days | FROM USD $4,945

From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey north to the home of...

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Cooking Course in Goa

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8 days | FROM USD $2,479

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

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Kerala Ayurvedic Break

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8 days | FROM USD $4,165

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

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Himalayan Spa Break

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Ananda Rejuvenation Spa offers a serene and truly unforgettable...

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Kaziranga NP

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4 days | FROM USD $2,595

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

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Corbett National Park

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4 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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Ranthambore NP

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4 days | FROM USD $1,345

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

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Tiger Trail

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9 days | FROM USD $3,695

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

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Birds Eye View

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12 days | FROM USD $4,895

Looking skyward, Keoladeo National Park teems with thousands of...

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Ranthambore to Kanha

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15 days | FROM USD $6,195

Where the wild things are! Ranthambore, Bharatpur, Bandhavgarh and...

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Munnar Tea Estate

Trip Type : Short Stays
4 days | FROM USD $855

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

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Ananda Spa

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4 days | FROM USD $4,745

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

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Agra & The Taj Mahal

Trip Type : Short Stays
3 days | FROM USD $570

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

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Jaipur

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3 days | FROM USD $645

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

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Keralan Backwaters

Trip Type : Short Stays
3 days | FROM USD $975

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

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Kolkata

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3 days | FROM USD $535

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

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Udaipur

Trip Type : Short Stays
3 days | FROM USD $1,045

An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance,...

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Amritsar

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4 days | FROM USD $695

Home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh...

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Ajanta & Ellora

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4 days | FROM USD $1,645

See the remarkable, rock-hewn 2nd century B.C. caves of Ajanta adorned...

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Bombay Dreams

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Formally known as Bombay, exhilarating and charismatic Mumbai is the...

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Hampi

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4 days | FROM USD $1,495

From tropical Goa, journey to the southern state of Karnataka to...

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Khajuraho & Varanasi

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Khajuraho is famed for its stunning temples which display exceedingly...

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Shimla

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4 days | FROM USD $735

Shimla, was the ‘summer capital’ of British India. The natural...

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Rishikesh

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4 days | FROM USD $635

Gaining instant fame as the site where ‘The Beatles’ travelled to...

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Leh & Ladakh

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4 days | FROM USD $1,625

Leh and Ladakh are ‘other-worldly’ places with Buddhist...

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Kovalam Beach

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5 days | FROM USD $495

Palm fringed Kovalam Beach in Southern India is a true paradie,...

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Mararikulam Beach

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5 days | FROM USD $675

Located in the picturesque fishing village of Mararikulam, Marari...

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Nilgiri Hills

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5 days | FROM USD $1,545

The Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, often called The Queen of Hills, are a...

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Tropical Goa

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Palm fringed beaches, tropical warm seas and year round sun are just...

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Kerala Homestay

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8 days | FROM USD $2,095

Combining historic Kochi, the virgin hills of the Western Ghats...

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India Group Tours

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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.

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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.

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India Tailor-made Holidays

Plan 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.

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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.

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India Festival Tours

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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.

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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.

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India Cycling Holidays

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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.

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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.

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India Trekking and Walking Holidays

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Combining short but very special treks with plenty of cultural sightseeing, these active adventures in India are an ideal introduction to trekking holidays.

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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.

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India Private Tours

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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.

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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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India Wildlife Tours

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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.

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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.

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India Short Stays

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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.

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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.

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India Day Tours

Experience the best of what India's cities have to offer with our range of day tours in the following destinations:
Agra | Bangalore | Chennai | Delhi | Goa | Hyderabad | Jaipur | Kochi | Mumbai | Varanasi

India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.73 out of 5 based on 132 recent reviews — See All India Reviews

I absolutely loved everything about the tour. We were well looked after from stepping off the plane to re boarding. Accomodation was excellent everywhere we stayed. Our stay at the Exotic Marigold was magical. Our guide Sammi was the best, nothing was too much trouble and he organised a few extra things we showed interest in. He has a very good knowledge of the Indian history. Thank you for a most memorable trip.”  

Lorraine Shearman • Submitted 5 Jun 2018

He was amazing, very knowledgeable and a credit to your company.”  

Susan Ritchie • Submitted 18 May 2018

Yusuf was a very good tour leader who was always helpful and consisderate of individuals on the tour. He was very knowledgeable about his country and explained the history thoroughly. He would rearrange the order of the tour at various times to make the tour flow more easily for the benefit of the participants. He would provide a buffer zone from some of the local vendors for us at times which was very helpful and useful to us.

I can say with certainty that he was one of the best tour leaders we have ever encountered. With our visit to India we have been to 80 countries so we have encountered many tour leaders throughout the years. Even though we were very tired by the end of the tour, it was a wonderful experience to see a small part of India. The heat at this time of the year coupled with our age lead to our being very exhausted at teh completion of the tour. Thanks to Yusuf for our pleasurable trip and great experience of India.”  

Richard Joiner • Submitted 17 May 2018

Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in India

I want to see the Taj Mahal - do you include this on your tours?

Yes we do. We include this New World Wonder on all our India group tours that cover the north. You'll spend the afternoon on a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, learning all about why and how it was built. Our visit to Agra also includes guided touring of the Agra Fort.

I'm interested in seeing tigers in India - what options do you have?

India is the best place in the world to see tigers in the wild. There are a number of national parks and wildlife reserves that have been set up to protect the numbers of this endangered species. We have two group tours that include two nights in Ranthambhore National Park where you will go on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the stripey big cat. We also have private itineraries to other parks for tiger safaris. If you want to know more, head to our guide on tiger spotting in India.

Should I be worried about food hygiene in India?

Many people worry that they might get sick in India but if you stick to the standard rules of safely eating abroad there's no reason why you should suffer. Stick to busy restaurants, avoid street food or anything that's been sat outside for long and forgo salads as the water is definitely not safe to drink. Indian cuisine is amazingly diverse and forms an integral part of the travel experience so don't be afraid to try new dishes and flavours. Our Top Travel Tips page has more info on food and eating out in India.

I'm a second time visitor to India. What can you offer me?

If you've already covered India's popular Golden Triangle, consider visiting the tropical south. The state of Kerala offers sandy beaches, lush waterways and wildlife reserves, and is a great choice for second-time visitors. Our escorted Captivating Kerala tour covers the best of the region in a week-long itinerary. Alternatively, we have a range of exciting private itineraries that cover everywhere from the far northeast to the less-visited south. You can also create your dream tailor-made holiday with the aid of our expert team. Get in touch to start planning.

How big are your tour groups and what is the age of your travellers?

On shorter itineraries that cover the Golden Triangle and other highlights in India's north, the average group size is around 18 passengers. Once you start travelling further afield on longer tours then this average size drops down to around 8-10 passengers. Our special festival departures are much larger due to the unique nature of the events we cover such as Holi and Diwali. You'll find a real mix of ages on our India tours from those in their late 20s to those in their early 70s. The average age is between 45-50 years.

What is the standard of hotels on your trips?

On our India group tours you'll be staying in 3-4 star hotels with a mix of modern and heritage properties. On all tours that visit the main sights of Rajasthan you'll get to experience former royal residences and beautiful havelis transformed into tourist accommodation. It'll give you a real insight into the region's cultural and architectural heritage. While in Kerala you'll spend a night aboard a traditional houseboat - it's the perfect way to explore the backwaters.

What sort of transport do you use?

For the most part you'll be travelling in comfortable, private vehicles with air-conditioning. The size of the vehicle depends on the group size with either mid-size people carriers or larger coaches. There will also be the chance to experience more local forms of transportation including a rickshaw ride in Delhi and a houseboat ride in Kerala.

When is the best time to visit India for general sightseeing?

India is a big country and the climate varies dramatically from north to south though the dry season is by far the best time to visit. The months of October to February are ideal as rainfall is minimal in most parts of the country, which makes sightseeing much more pleasurable. For more info on the weather, have a read of our Best Time to Visit India page.

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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:

The Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal in Agra | India

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.

Jaipur

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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.

Ranthambhore National Park

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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.

Varanasi

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The River Ganges in Varanasi | India

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.

Udaipur

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See why Udaipur is a great place to celebrate Holi in our comprehensive guide to the festival

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.

Shimla

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View of Shimla town | India

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.