While the inimitable Taj Mahal is a true highlight, you'll see lots more on our extensive range of trips to India.
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|
|Captivating Kerala - 7 days||Kochi, India||01 Apr 2017||USD $1,228||was $1,535 20% off|||
|Passage to India - 15 days||Delhi, India||28 Jan 2017||USD $2,571||was $3,025 15% off|||
|Shere Khan - 9 days||Delhi, India||04 Mar 2017||USD $1,611||was $1,895 15% off|||
|Golden Triangle & Kerala - 14 days||Delhi, India||25 Mar 2017||USD $2,758||was $3,245 15% off|||
|Best Exotic Marigold Tour - 10 days||Delhi, India||01 Apr 2017||USD $2,206||was $2,595 15% 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.
Whatever your travel interests are - wildlife, local culture and food, history, blissful beaches, luxury or outdoor adventure - or any combination of these, we’re here to plan that perfect holiday to India for you. The Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur - classic sites of North India and Rajasthan - and 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. Make 2017 your year for India!
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Recent Travel Articles on India
Now's the time to plan that trip to India and the Taj Mahal, the world's greatest monument ever built in the name of love. In April 2017 the Taj's main dome will undergo a facelift with mud-pack therapy used to restore the gleaming white of the marble used to build the structure. Scaffolding will cover the main dome for as long as the cleaning process takes, which is expected to be up to a year, so for uninterrupted views and perfect shots of the Taj Mahal, get there quick!
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
A collection of our favourite travel videos taken in incredible India
Sustaining India's diminishing tiger population
Trip reviews from our travellers to India
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- Around India in 80 Trains
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- The White Tiger: A Novel
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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.