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.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.
Top India Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Taj Express - 8 days||Delhi, India||17 Jun 2017||USD $1,188||was $1,485 20% off|||
|Taj Traveller - 8 days||Delhi, India||02 Sep 2017||USD $1,188||was $1,485 20% off|||
|Shere Khan - 10 days||Delhi, India||14 Oct 2017||USD $1,436||was $1,795 20% off|||
|A Taj Showcase - 9 days||Delhi, India||10 Jun 2017||USD $4,424||was $4,915 10% off|||
|Taj and Raj - 11 Days||Delhi, India||14 Jun 2017||USD $1,607||was $1,785 10% off|||
India Group Tours
Average group size of 18, local tour leaders, 3-4 star hotels & heritage stays and India's Golden Triangle included on all group tours.
India Festival Tours
Head to India for a fun time, celebrating India's vibrant festivals and completely immersing yourself in the local way of life.
India Private Tours
Our well planned private tours to India's most renowned regions combine both traveller favourites with a few hidden gems.
India Wildlife Tours
From tiger spotting to seeing the one-horned rhino, this selection of trips to India is bound to bring out your wild side!
India Short Stays
Easily added to your chosen group tour or combined any which way, this wide selection of short stays truly is À la carte India.
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. 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 tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.73 out of 5 based on 80 recent reviews — See All India Reviews
The tour was very well organised and had all the elements to get a true feel of the country.
We were able to learn a lot from the guides who were always ready and willing to help.
Would have liked a little more free time and a little less shopping stops but a part from that the tour was perfect. The group was multi cultural and all great people. We all had a fun time together.”
It is so hard to exactly say one highlight of our trip. Our guide Vansh was definitely a highlight he had so much knowledge of everywhere we visited. He also made sure we were always happy, comfortable and had everything we needed. The sites were just incredible. Visiting the school was such a humbling experience. The Havalis we stayed in were so beautiful. And the everyone we met along the way. Much love for the whole experience.”
Yusef was amazing! He was so very informed about all the tour sites and the in and outs of everyday living in India. He was always taking care of our needs and went above and beyond when someone was in need, be it medical needs or bargaining with the locals.”
Recent Travel Articles on India
Discover the many sides of India, one of the world's most colourful countries, with our range of group tours that take in the best sights and experiences from the Golden Triangle in the north to the lush state of Kerala in the south with options to explore the beautiful forts and palaces of Rajasthan and the breathtaking hill stations of the Himalayas with the tea plantations of Darjeeling.
Recommended places to visit in India
India is as diverse as it is vast, with traditions, local culture and cuisine varying considerably from region to region. Compiling a 'best of' is no easy feat, but to get you going with planning your trip, here's a few of our favourite places to visit:
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.
As the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is home to Harimandir Sahib, better known in the West as The Golden Temple. Constructed of white marble, bronze and gold leaf, the Golden Temple looks absolutely stunning at night and a must-see. The local food from Amritsar is renowned too and be sure not to miss the colourful daily Goodnight Ceremony, also known as the Wagah-Attari Border retreat
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kashmir to Kumarakom and the best bits in between
India's seasons and the ideal time to holiday there
How to avoid Delhi-belly & plenty more useful tips
No visa, no entry - here's how you get one
Plan your holiday with the best places to visit each month
Our guide to travelling India's Golden Triangle
Our guide to visiting Rajasthan with top places to visit
Plan your visit to 'God's own country' with our guide
The best national parks, where to stay and what to expect
Our comprehensive guide to the festival of colour
Sustaining India's diminishing tiger population
Trip reviews from our travellers to India
A collection of our favourite travel videos taken in India
by Gregory David Roberts
- Around India in 80 Trains
by Monisha Rajesh
- The White Tiger: A Novel
by Arvind Adiga
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. The FCO currently advises against travel to Kashmir and so we are unable to operate tours to this region at present.
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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.