India Tailor-made Holidays

A colourful land of festivals, cultural diversity and fabulous food!

Incredible India awaits you in 2020

Whatever your travel interests are - local culture, history, blissful beaches, wildlife, luxury or outdoor adventure, we’re here to plan that perfect Tailor-made holiday to India for you. The Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur - classic sites of North India and Rajasthan - are unmissable for a first visit while 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, handpick unique things to see and do, and recommend the best time to visit, ensuring that your holiday to India is truly memorable.

Popular Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for India:

It's a tough job to whittle down all that India offers into a handful of recommended itineraries, but to us, the Golden Triangle, tropical Kerala and the Holy city of Varanasi on the Ganges win out! There's of course plenty more to India, so please browse our interactive map below for further holiday inspiration.

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Only-Mumbai-Itineraries-Day-Tours-Main-IndiaAboard the Deccan Odyssey - 10 days Map

Aboard the Deccan Odyssey

10 days | FROM USD $8,995

Journey through the state of Maharashtra aboard the Deccan Odyssey, an exclusive luxury train. Visiting...

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Adventures-In-Assam-Itinerary-Main-Regional-Tours-IndiaAdventures in Assam - 10 days Map

Adventures in Assam

10 days | FROM USD $4,945

Travel off the beaten track to the state of Assam in India's remote North East, known for its picturesque...

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Beautiful-South-Itinerary-Main-South-India-Regional-Tours-IndiaBeautiful South - 14 days Map

Beautiful South

14 days | FROM USD $3,245

Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial hill stations and a rice boat cruise on...

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Classic-Kerala-Itinerary-Main-South-India-Regional-Tours-IndiaClassic Kerala - 9 Days Map

Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM USD $1,945

Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. In...

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Learn-to-Cook-Indian-Bolt-Ons-IndiaCooking Course in Goa - 8 days Map

Cooking Course in Goa

8 days | FROM USD $2,479

Set in palm-fringed Goa, this introduction to the art of cooking Indian food is a course designed especially...

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Explore-Orissa-Itinerary-Main-Regional-Tours-IndiaExplore Odisha - 10 Days Map

Explore Odisha

10 Days | FROM USD $2,965

Commencing in Kolkata, we journey south to Bhubaneshwar, home to more than 500 temples. After visiting the...

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Footsteps-of-Gandhi-Itinerary-Main-West-India-Regional-Tours-IndiaFootsteps of Gandhi - 14 days Map

Footsteps of Gandhi

14 days | FROM USD $4,695

Commencing in Mumbai and travelling through the historical state of Gujarat - homeland of Mahatma Gandhi, this...

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Boats-in-front-of-the-Taj-Mahal-IndiaGolden Triangle of India - 9 days Map

Golden Triangle of India

9 days | FROM USD $1,695

Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural & historical splendour, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur offer...

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Great-Southern-Getaway-Itinerary-Main2-Regional-Tours-IndiaGreat Southern Getaway - 15 days Map

Great Southern Getaway

15 days | FROM USD $5,545

Discover exotic stone carved temples, princely palaces and colonial hill stations. Take a train journey on the...

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Hills-And-High-Places-Itinerary-Main-Regional-Tours-IndiaHills and High Places - 16 days Map

Hills and High Places

16 days | FROM USD $4,495

From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey north to the home of the Dalai Lama, crossing the majestic...

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Himalayan-Spa-Break-Itinerary-Main-Wildlife-Food-and-Wellbeing-IndiaHimalayan Spa Break - 8 days Map

Himalayan Spa Break

8 days | FROM USD $4,495

Ananda Rejuvenation Spa offers a serene and truly unforgettable experience of pure pampering and relaxation in...

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Marigold-Hotel-Itinerary-Main-Private-Tours-IndiaJewel in the Crown - 11 days Map

Jewel in the Crown

11 days | FROM USD $2,695

Head out on a journey to some of India’s finest sights. Take in bustling Delhi, the beautiful Pink City of...

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Kerala-Ayurvedic-Break-Itinerary-Main-Wildlife-Food-and-Wellbeing-IndiaKerala Ayurvedic Break - 8 days Map

Kerala Ayurvedic Break

8 days | FROM USD $4,165

Relax your spirit, body and mind on an ayurvedic break in beautiful Kerala. Indulge yourself with spa...

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Kolkata-to-Darjeeling-Itinerary-Main-North-East-India-Regional-Tours-IndiaKolkata to Darjeeling - 11 days Map

Kolkata to Darjeeling

11 days | FROM USD $4,145

From bustling Kolkata, India’s vibrant capital of culture, to the astounding beauty of Darjeeling and...

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Legend-of-the-Rajputs-Itinerary-Main-North-India-Regional-Tours-IndiaLegends of the Rajputs - 11 days Map

Legends of the Rajputs

11 days | FROM USD $2,995

Delight your senses in colourful Rajasthan on this classical itinerary of the North. Visit the famous Taj...

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Tribes-of-Nagaland-Itinerary-4-Regional-Tours-IndiaTribes Of Nagaland - 14 days Map

Tribes Of Nagaland

14 days | FROM USD $6,385

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

India Tailor-made reviews

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

Sabrina popped in with feedback:

Great guides, car was clean, when flights were delayed the guides were totally on top of it. Tailormade Golden Triangle with the full crew was truly a holiday - easy for the family.

In Dharamshala - feedback was that guide did not speak much english, which is understandably a symptom of the area. Could have used more guidance in getting around Manali, Mcleod Ganj - but this is not something that was included in invoice to be honest - they knew they had to guide themselves and that's what they wanted.

They raved about the Raakh Resort - they got lucky and ended up staying when the owners were there. They'd spend the evenings around a bonfire with music and sleep under the stars. It was what made their trip. The lack of wifi, long walk to their room had them phased at first, but really pulled them out of their shell and got them to kick back.

Many thanks”  

Shiven Mukhi • Submitted 23 Oct 2019

I was extremely impressed with the organisation of our tailor-made tour. From the time we arrived to the time we departed the first segment of the tour, we were all thrilled with the care and knowledge of our guides and driver. Our driver from Delhi to Agra was so sweet, and an excellent driver.

Our time in Varanasi was somewhat disappointing, as very little was included and even with the extra Sarnath trip we had many hours of downtime. The hotel in Varnasi was also frustrating, and we had several issues there. ”  

Joanne Brechlin • Submitted 14 Jul 2019

The tour was very well organised. We were very happy with the itinerary and the level of service we received from your partners.

When our overnight train was cancelled from Umaria to Agra the hotel staff at Bandhav Villas contacted the Indian On the Go rep and reorganised our trip. We lost a day and could not visit Agra but had a great day in Bandhavgarh Park instead.

All of our guides were excellent in India. A special mention to Muhammad who met us In Ranthambore.

This was a real adventure where travelling was no problem at all.”  

Michael Welch • Submitted 14 Feb 2019

Must-sees for a Tailor-made holiday to India

India is an incredibly vast country and it's difficult to do it justice in just one visit. Depending on how much time you have, we'd recommend that you focus on one part of India, possibly two if you plan to spend a couple of weeks or more on holiday. Below we've picked out some of India's main draw cards for you.

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The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is perhaps one of the most extravagant monuments to love ever built and an enduring symbol of...

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Delhi

The capital of India is a potent mix of old and new, showcasing the country's mighty history and thirst for...

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Jaipur

The vibrant capital of Rajasthan is a flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on...

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Udaipur

The city of Udaipur is perhaps one of India's most seductive. Known as the City of Lakes or the Venice of the...

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Varanasi

Located on the banks of the River Ganges and considered to be one of India's most holy of cities, Varanasi is...

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Ranthambore National Park

Thanks to its proximity to the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park is one of...

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Kochi

The city of Kochi perfectly reflects the eclecticism of the state of Kerala - mosques stand beside 16th...

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Khajuraho

Located in the northern state of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is famous for its unique Hindu and Jain temples...

Useful tips for planning your Tailor-made Tour to India

How long would you like to holiday in India for?

We recommend a minimum of 10-days for a visit to India. If you've only got a week, you can still see the main sites of the Golden Triangle; Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. As India is vast, we do recommend that you focus on one part of the country for holidays under 2 weeks, though you could just about see the main highlights of both North and South India within two weeks.

What sort of accommodation would you prefer?

India offers an amazing choice of hotels, from simple authentic heritage type properties to opulent 7-star hotels fit for royalty. Our recommendation is that you mix things up a bit, so you get to experience different sides of the country through the accommodation you stay at. If visiting Kerala or Kashmir, staying on a traditional rice boat or houseboat is a novel experience while Rajasthan serves up charming havelis (stately homes) and converted forts for your stay too.

Would you like to be accompanied by a guide throughout your trip?

We always include the services of qualified English speaking local guides from India at each of the places you visit. These guides know their cities and towns inside and out and are best placed to ensure you get the most out of your holiday. We can also arrange for a national guide/escort to accompany you throughout your holiday, so if you would prefer this option, please ask us for associated prices.

What internal transport options would you prefer?

Distances can be quite large in India, so for longer journeys we do recommend that you fly. India has a number of professional scheduled airlines like Jet Airways, Indigo and Spice Jet and their national domestic carrier, Indian Airlines. Travelling by road in India is a great way to see more of the country and it's an opportunity to stop off at local villages to experience the rural side to life in India too. And for something truly authentic, we suggest building in at least one journey by train.

What pace of travel would you be comfortable with?

This is fairly important as it will impact on how many places you visit on your holiday. When you are touring India, there will be a fair bit of hotel check-in and check-out with the usual unpacking and packing that goes with the territory. We'll advise you on how long you need to explore each place you visit at a comfortable pace, but do request you let us know if you would like to build in a few spare days or free afternoons for a bit of poolside R&R.

Are there aspects of India that you are particularly interested in?

Beyond the classic sites, there's so much more to India - fabulous food and restaurants, lots of wildlife, a rich and varied history, amazing crafts and fabrics, a thriving local arts scene, colourful markets, top trekking & nature walks and a sublime palm fringed shoreline with beaches galore. And we are here to design that special tailor-made holiday to suit your particular interests and preferences.

How you can make the most of your budget

The type of accommodation you choose will significantly affect the price of your tailor-made holiday in India. Not just the hotel, but the particular category of room as well. We therefore request that you give us a clear steer on your budget so that we can ensure we deliver the best value for your holiday. Other key factors on price include the time of year when you travel; the peak seasons such as Christmas and New Year in India often carry supplements, particularly in coastal locations like Goa and Kerala. On the flip side, there are usually amazing deals available at top hotels if travelling during the summer and monsoonal months of June through August.

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