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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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Top India Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Taj Traveller - 8 days Delhi 15 Oct 2016 USD $1,381 was $1,625 15% off Taj Traveller - 8 days Map
Pushkar Camel Fair - 9 days Delhi 05 Nov 2016 USD $2,070 was $2,435 15% off Pushkar Camel Fair - 9 days Map
Captivating Kerala - 7 days Kochi 04 Mar 2017 USD $1,381 was $1,625 15% off Captivating Kerala - 7 days Map
Taj Express - 8 days Delhi 28 Jan 2017 USD $1,463 was $1,625 10% off Taj Express - 8 days Map
Taj and Raj - 11 Days Delhi 05 Oct 2016 USD $1,885 Taj and Raj - 11 Days Map
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ALL THAT INCREDIBLE INDIA HAS TO OFFER

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 stunning lakes of Kashmir and the breathtaking hill stations of the Himalayas with the tea plantations of Darjeeling.

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 $1,535

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

Taj Express

8 days | FROM USD $1,485

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

Taj Traveller

8 days | FROM USD $1,485

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

Local family | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

India For Teens

8 days | FROM USD $1,485

FAMILY TOUR TO INDIA (for children aged 12 years and above): the of on...

Spot tiger in India on our India wildlife toursExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Shere Khan

9 days | FROM USD $1,795

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

Lake Palace | Udaipur | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

A Taj Showcase

9 days | FROM USD $5,615

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

Walking up to Amber Fort in Jaipur - IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Best Exotic Marigold Tour

10 days | FROM USD $2,595

'There's always room in India', so join us for a thrilling adventure a...

Shimla | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Taj and Raj

11 Days | FROM USD $1,785

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

The Ganges | Varanasi | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Deserts Palaces Ganges

13 days | FROM USD $2,695

Explore Delhi, both old and new, tour the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra...

Rice boat in Kerala | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Golden Triangle & Kerala

14 days | FROM USD $3,155

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

Beautiful beach | Goa | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Golden Triangle & Goa

14 Days | FROM USD $3,155

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

Lake Pichola and Udaipur Palace | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Passage to India

15 days | FROM USD $2,885

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

Local family | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Railways of the Raj

15 days | FROM USD $3,965

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

Polonnaruwa | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Delhi to Colombo

15 days | FROM USD $2,975

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

Durbar Square in Bhaktapur | NepalExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Highway to Himalayas

18 Days | FROM USD $3,595

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

Orchha Palace | Orchha | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Delhi to Darjeeling

18 Days | FROM USD $4,055

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

Diwali Festival of Light | IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Diwali, Festival of Lights

8 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

Join the festivities of Holi on a special tour in IndiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Holi, Festival of Colour

8 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

Pushkar Camel Fair

9 days | FROM USD $2,435

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.

The backwaters | Kerala | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM USD $2,545

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

The Taj Mahal | Agra | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Golden Triangle of India

9 days | FROM USD $2,195

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

Local tribespeople | Orissa | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Adventures in Assam

10 days | FROM USD $5,595

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

Marigold Hotel | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Jewel in the Crown

11 days | FROM USD $4,245

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

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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

Grazing rhino | Kaziranga National Park | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Kaziranga NP

4 days | FROM USD $2,675

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

Elephant safari | Corbett National Park | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Corbett National Park

4 days | FROM USD $1,625

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

Tiger tracking | Panna National Park | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Ranthambhore NP

4 days | FROM USD $1,595

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

Tiger tracking | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Tiger Trail

9 days | FROM USD $3,995

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

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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.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Delhi: Essential Taj

1 Day | FROM USD $305

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

Gateway of India | Mumbai | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Mumbai: Dreams & Extremes

1 Day | FROM USD $310

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

Chowmahalla Palace | Hyderabad | India | Photo courtesy: Jules1651Tailored To Suit You

Hyderabad: Chowmahalla Palace

1/2 day | FROM USD $85

Explore the majestic Chowmahalla Palace, a wonderful testimony to the...

Charminar Mosque | Hyderabad | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Hyderabad's Old City

1/2 day | FROM USD $105

Explore the charming Old City of Hyderabad and visit the colossal the...

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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 | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Agra

3 days | FROM USD $655

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

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Jaipur

3 days | FROM USD $725

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

Houseboat on the backwaters of KeralaTailored To Suit You

Keralan Backwaters

3 days | FROM USD $985

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

Kolata | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Kolkata

3 days | FROM USD $595

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

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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

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Darjeeling High Tea

7 Days | FROM USD $2,165

Discover Darjeeling and its internationally acclaimed tea estates, of...

Tea plantatino | Munnar | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Munnar Tea Estate

4 days | FROM USD $885

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

Ananda Spa | Himalayas | IndiaTailored To Suit You

Ananda Spa

4 days | FROM USD $4,945

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

Learing to cook famed Indian cuisine!Tailored To Suit You

Cooking Course in Goa

8 days | FROM USD $2,479

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

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India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.62 out of 5 based on 118 recent reviews — See All India Reviews

Our initial tour of India was fabulous. Vansh explained the culture, history and current way of life brilliantly and brought the country alive. Vansh was extremely helpful, sorting out issues any one of us might have and going way beyond what I'm sure is expected of him. He found pharmacies, plug adaptors and ATM machines. Thank you very much Vansh!”  

Alec Glennie • Submitted 11 Sep 2016

An excellent introduction to India. Vansh guided us through our first few days in the country and prepared us well for the rest of our trip in Chennai.”  

Debbie Glennie • Submitted 11 Sep 2016

This tour was very good, the hotels were all good the bus was very good and our tour guide Aktar was 1st class, very knowledgeable and helpful. He was well organised nothing was a problem. The tour schedule was a little rushed with no free time but because it all went smooth the slight bad points were irrelevant as the whole group had a good time. we can recommend this tour in confidence.”  

Anthony Shaw • Submitted 21 Aug 2016

Recent Travel Articles on India

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The faces of India

September 16, 2016 • Lisa McCowan
During my recent trip to India on our Taj Traveller, as well as enjoying the magnificent of and the...
Photo Showcase

New 7 Wonders of the World by AirPano

August 12, 2016 • Hollie Youlden
Ever since the finalists were announced back in 2007, the New 7 Wonders of the World have captured...
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Secrets of the Taj Traveller

June 29, 2016 • Miles Walker
I recently got back from travelling around the Golden Triangle on our eight day Taj Traveller tour....

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

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:

Darjeeling - Tea Central

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Tea plantation | Darjeeling | India

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.

Agra - Home of the Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

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 in Agra 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 Golden Temple - Amritsar

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The Golden Temple | Amritsar | India

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

Ranthambhore - Tiger Country!

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Tiger tracking | India

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.

Varanasi - The Holy City

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The Ganges | Varanasi | India

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.

Jaipur - The Pink City

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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.

Udaipur - The Lake City

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Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India

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.

Kerala - The Beautiful South

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On the backwaters of Kerala in a traditional riceboat

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.

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

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

A group of Indian women in colourful saris outside the Taj Mahal

India's Golden Triangle

Our guide to travelling India's Golden Triangle

Houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala

Visiting Kerala

Plan your visit to 'God's own country' with our guide

2 local men in a boat across the water from the magnificant Amber Fort

India Video Lounge

A collection of our favourite travel videos taken in incredible India

Village elders in Rajasthan

Visiting Rajasthan

Our guide to visiting Rajasthan with top places to visit

Tiger Safaris in India

The best national parks, where to stay and what to expect

Tiger tracking | India

Travel Operators for Tigers

Sustaining India's diminishing tiger population

Cross the The Taj Mahal on your list on a tour of India

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to India

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. The FCO currently advises against travel to Kashmir and so we are unable to operate tours to this region at present.

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.

India Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

Our winners have been announced! View the winners gallery..

Feelgood Competition Entry 'Calm & peaceful'
When I travelled to India I felt
Calm & peaceful

“There is so much more to Goa than just beaches and parties! Its great to take a break from the crowds and explore the inner wetlands by kayak. A real...”

by BELINDA TROTTER

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Emotional and exhilarated'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'Humbled'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'Fulfilled'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'Dhan'ya (blessed in Hindi)'
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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