India Tours & Package Trips
India. It's vibrant, energetic and relentlessly fast-paced. Place yourself in the heart of the action with our India package tours.
Lose yourself in the sparkling lights of Diwali. Splatter yourself with the bright colours of Holi festival. With our range of India tours, you'll explore beyond the picture-perfect views of the Taj Mahal. Our trips offer what money can't buy; truly authentic experiences, that stay with you for a lifetime.
As an India specialist, we offer a wide selection of group tours and private trips. We visit the very best places India has to offer. From the famous Golden Triangle in the north to the scenic Kerala Backwaters in the south. Whether you're spotting a Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park, exploring the temple-strewn southern city of Tanjore, wandering through the tea plantations of Munnar, taking a Ganges river cruise in Varanasi, or sampling curries in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - the wisdom of our guides will bring the country's captivating culture to life on your tour of India.
Because we know India. So when it comes to exploring the highlights of this vast country on holiday, you can count on us. That's why travellers choose On The Go Tours for their India package tours; time and time again.
India Group Tours
Our group tours in India don't miss a thing. Our classic itineraries take in the Golden Triangle, which is made up of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra - home to the Taj Mahal. It's the classic itinerary for a first-time visitor to India, especially if you throw in the tiger parks of Rajasthan, the northern city of Amritsar, or a beach break in Goa. We have a dedicated family tour too, for those travelling with youngsters!
Returning travellers may prefer to take the road less travelled. The lush Kerala Backwaters or the southern cities of Kochi, Tanjore, and Madurai are great options for second time visitors to the country.
Golden Triangle & Tigers
WILDLIFE TOUR: Explore India's famous Golden Triangle and go wild in Ranthambore National Park, searching for elusive Be…
Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle. Kick off in Delhi, both old a…
Golden Triangle & Kerala
Uncover the delights of India’s famed Golden Triangle - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, then head south to tropical Kerala. From…
Golden Triangle & Amritsar
Take in the highlights of India's Golden Triangle and ride a Toy Train ahead of reaching the former hill station of Shim…
Taj and Raj
Explore Delhi, the Pink City of Jaipur and the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra and discover the lofty peaks and breathtaking…
Golden Triangle & Goa
The perfect holiday cocktail! Starting off with the sites of India's famous Golden Triangle, this tour concludes in the …
Uncover the delights of tropical Kerala in India's deep south on this 8-day group tour. From Kochi visit the picturesque…
North India Family Adventure
FAMILY TOUR: Discover the best that India has to offer with the entire family on this 10-day group tour. Visit all three…
South India Explorer
Explore the highlights of Southern India, from Chennai to Kochi on this 14-day tour. Visit some of the most intricate an…
Delhi to Colombo
Combine the incredible sites of India's Golden Triangle with Sri Lanka's ancient ruins, verdant jungles, cool mountains …
Delhi, Palaces, Ganges
Explore Delhi, both old and new. Tour the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra as well as the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur, wher…
Chennai to Kochi
Discover Southern India on this 9-day tour travelling from Chennai to Kochi, taking in some exquisite UNESCO listed temp…
Delhi to Mumbai
Embark on an exhilarating adventure of India's Golden Triangle. Start by exploring Old and New Delhi, then gaze at the m…
Taj, Tigers and Mumbai
Embrace India in this exhilarating tour that will take you from the colourful streets of Delhi, to the Taj Mahal and the…
Passage to India end in Mumbai
This exhilarating tour will guide you from colourful Delhi all the way to the bustling city of Mumbai. Along the way you…
India Festival Tours
Those who want to fully embrace Indian culture may want to join one of our two festival tours in India. Every March our Holi tour takes in the Golden Triangle and joins the festivities to celebrate the Festival of Colour.
And each October or November, depending on the year, we celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Light, with another special Golden Triangle departure. Find out more below and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
India Private Tours
If you prefer the idea of a private tour of India to a group tour, we can help! You'll get everything that makes our tours great, including the services of our expert local tour guides, but it will just be you and your family or friends on the tour! You can book these private adventures off the shelf or get in touch with our Reservations team to design a bespoke tailor-made holiday from scratch. Let your imagination run wild - combine the country with nearby Nepal, head south for hiking in the Western Ghats, or search for tigers in wildlife-rich reserves.
Golden Triangle of India
PRIVATE TOUR: Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendour, Delhi, Agra and Jaip…
PRIVATE TOUR: Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. I…
Jewel in the Crown
PRIVATE TOUR: Head out on a journey to some of India’s finest sights. Take in bustling Delhi, the beautiful Pink City of…
PRIVATE TOUR: Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial hill stations and a rice boat cruise …
Legends of the Rajputs
PRIVATE TOUR: Delight your senses in colourful Rajasthan on this classical itinerary of the North. Visit the famous Taj …
Kolkata to Darjeeling
PRIVATE TOUR: From bustling Kolkata, India’s vibrant capital of culture, to the astounding beauty of Darjeeling and surr…
Hills and High Places
PRIVATE TOUR: From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey to the home of the Dalai Lama, crossing the majestic snow…
India Short Stays & City Breaks
Short on time? Our city breaks and shorter Indian adventures are perfect if you'd like to spend a few days somewhere different in the country before or after your tour - somewhere like Amritsar, Goa, Jaipur, Mumbai, or the historic hill stations of Shimla and Munnar. We also offer breaks in some of the country's best wildlife reserves, if you'd like a chance to spot tigers and other wildlife on safari.
WILDLIFE TOUR: Ranthambore National Park is one of India’s most scenic parks and offers a rich diversity of fauna and fl…
PRIVATE TOUR: A peaceful and rustic sojourn on the mellow backwaters of Kerala. Setting off from Alleppey (Alappuzha) cl…
PRIVATE TOUR: A favourite of travellers, the architecturally flamboyant capital of Rajasthan is often referred to as the…
Agra & The Taj Mahal
PRIVATE TOUR: Agra, once the capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of this time are the superb monuments …
PRIVATE TOUR: Home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is one of the Punjab’s …
PRIVATE TOUR: One of the oldest and holiest cities on earth, Varansi is a spiritual city, famed for its breathtaking gha…
PRIVATE TOUR: Formally known as Bombay, exhilarating and charismatic Mumbai is the most populated city in the world, Ind…
PRIVATE TOUR: Shimla, was the ‘summer capital’ of British India. The natural beauty of Shimla will enchant you, being fa…
Ajanta & Ellora
PRIVATE TOUR: See the remarkable, rock-hewn 2nd century B.C. caves of Ajanta, adorned with exquisite paintings and sculp…
PRIVATE TOUR: Gaining instant fame as the site where ‘The Beatles’ travelled to visit their guru, Rishikesh is an ideal …
BEACH BREAK: Palm fringed beaches, tropical warm seas and year round sun are just three of the many reasons to visit Go…
PRIVATE TOUR: The Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, often called The Queen of Hills are a range of mountains and a district in…
PRIVATE TOUR: From tropical Goa, journey to the southern state of Karnataka to discover the incredible ruins of medieval…
Corbett National Park
WILDLIFE TOUR: Backing onto the forest-covered slopes of the Himalayan foothills, Corbett is one of India’s finest natio…
Leh & Ladakh
PRIVATE TOUR: Leh and Ladakh are ‘other-worldly’ places with Buddhist monasteries perched on soaring hilltops, shattered…
BEACH BREAK: Palm fringed Kovalam Beach in Southern India is a true paradise, Kovalam means 'a grove of coconut trees' …
PRIVATE TOUR: Capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is a sophisticated, cultural and friendly city. Top sights include the How…
BEACH BREAK: Located in the picturesque fishing village of Mararikulam, Marari beach is fringed by limitless lines of c…
Munnar Tea Estate
PRIVATE TOUR: Munnar in southern India offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills carpeted with verdant tea plan…
PRIVATE TOUR: An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is one of the most romantic …
Prepare yourself for a visit to incredible India with our travel resources that provide the lowdown on everything from money to visas, when to go and what to see, as well as detailed guides on visiting Kerala, the Golden Triangle and India's top tiger safari destinations.
India Tour Reviews
I've just come back from the Taj Express tour in India. It was amazing!
Our tour leader Yusuf was the best. So knowledgeable, kind and one of life's gentlemen. The tour was the right balance of sightseeing and time out. The hotels were a great blend of old and new. I highly recommend On The Go and will definitely be using your company again.
There was always someone to meet us at the destinations. Tour guide Mahi was knowledgable and cared about our wellbeing. We had a great group and we all got on well. This was the first time I had visited India and it has left me with the most wonderful memories I just want to go back. We also did a tour the week before and again the tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. They also asked us what we wanted to do and never rushed us.
Frequently asked questions
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 tours that cover northern India. 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 the city of 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 several India group tours that include two nights in Ranthambhore National Park where you will go on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the big cat.
We also have private itineraries to other parks for tiger safaris. If you want to know more about booking a tiger holiday, head to our guide on tiger spotting.
Should I be worried about food hygiene in India?
Many people worry that they might get sick on holiday but if you stick to the standard rules of safely eating abroad there's no reason why you shouldn't stay safe and healthy on your tour of India.
Stick to busy restaurants, avoid street food or anything that's been sat outside for long and forgo salads throughout your trip as the water is definitely not safe to drink.
Indian food 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 Indian food and eating out in the country. Your guide on our India trips will be able to advise you on good places to eat and which places to avoid in order to stay safe and healthy.
I'm a second time visitor to the country. What can you offer me?
If you've already been on holiday to Delhi, Agra and the pink city of Jaipur, consider visiting the tropical south for a different dose of culture.
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. And our comprehensive 14-day South India Explorer tour is perfect for those looking for a longer adventure.
There are other less well-trodden destinations in the north too, such as Amritsar and Varanasi, where the holy River Ganges flows!
Alternatively, we have a number 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.
Is India a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?
According to the 2022 LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index, India scores a D+ rating for LGBTQ+ traveller safety, ranking 84th out of 203 countries.
Same sex marriage is not legal, and there are no constitutional or worker protections based on sexual orientation. However, 51 – 75% of consulted citizens consider India a good place to live for gay and lesbian people, and there are no legal punishments for same sex relations. Most trips for LGBTQ+ travellers to India are trouble-free.
The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travellers to the country.
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 northern India, 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 trips, 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 group escorted 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 on holiday 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 on your India trips?
For the most part you'll be travelling in comfortable, private vehicles with air-conditioning throughout your trip. 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?
The climate varies dramatically from the north to the south of the country, though the dry season is widely considered the best time for a holiday.
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.
Will I have a tour guide in India?
On our group escorted tours to India, you will be fully escorted throughout your trip by one of our expert local English-speaking guides. If you choose one of our private or tailor-made tours, then you will have the services of our guides at attractions.
Are flights included in the tour price?
What is the current travel advice for India?
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Protecting tigers in India
On some of our tours in India, travellers have the opportunity to visit Ranthambore National Park, one of the country's premier tiger parks. On three included game drives you will have a great chance to spot these enigmatic big cats. India is home to around 3,000 wild tigers, and while this number is increasing thanks to conservation efforts, it remains historically low. This is why we partnered with Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFTigers), to help protect the species through sustainable tourism.
The aim of Travel Operators for Tigers is to find a sustainable way for people and wildlife to coexist within the tourism sector. They believe that "developing more sustainable enterprises and providing viable long-term solutions – that create real economic benefit – are critical to rural communities, especially those living in and around parks, sanctuaries, and wildernesses across South Asia".
TOFTigers work with hotels, tour operators, and other businesses in the sector to achieve PUG certification, which is a measure of sustainability.
PUG-certified businesses help nature thrive by supporting ecotourism, and providing nature-friendly jobs for local communities. TOFTigers also advocate nature protection with governments and other interest groups, and they run an annual Wildlife Travel Awards.
We have been partnered with TOFTigers for 15 years, and we make a donation to them for every traveller on our Golden Triangle & Tigers tour, helping to preserve wild tigers and their habitat for future generations. Visit TOFTigers website for more information about their work.
Discover India's Best Kept Secrets on a Package Tour
Our local guides are experts at seeking out hidden gems and culture. From rickshaw rides through spice markets to spending the night at the Maharajah's palace in Karauli, our trips certainly veer from the beaten track.
And you'll want to explore India on your own terms, too. That's why, with our group tours, you'll have plenty of personal time to create your own memories. So whether you're looking to meet like-minded new friends, or enjoy authentic Indian experiences - with On The Go Tours, you're in good hands on holiday.
Best of India
Our tours are expertly crafted to help you see the best of India, from Jaipur and Amritsar to the Himalayas. As well as all the main sights of the country, our excursions give you the chance to get stuck in and experience the country as the locals do. Here are six must-visit places for your holiday in India!
The Taj Mahal
The most extravagant monument to love ever built, and India's most visited attraction. The Taj Mahal never fails to disappoint. Located in Agra, all of our tours to northern India visit this extraordinary place.
Famously coloured pink and home to such highlights as the dazzling Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, the Royal Palace, and the Jantar Mantar space observatory, Jaipur is unlike anywhere else. Best seen from above, on many tours you'll have the opportunity to sail over Jaipur aboard a hot air balloon.
Ranthambore National Park
The best place in Rajasthan to enjoy a tiger safari, numbers of this threatened big cat have risen to more than 80 in Ranthambore, giving visitors a great chance to spot them, as well as other exotic wildlife. Enjoy three included game drives on our Shere Khan group tour - we'll also make a donation to TOFTigers to help protect tigers in the wild.
The Indian capital city is the start point for the majority of our tours, with guided sightseeing included. Split into Old and New Delhi, there are things to see aplenty in both. The old part of the city is home to Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid Mosque, and Raj Ghat, the site of Gandhi's cremation. And in New Delhi, highlights include India Gate and the Rajpath.
An India trip is an assault on the senses - it's busy, it's loud, it's atmospheric. Sometimes you need to take some time out. This is where the blissful, tranquil Indian Ocean beaches of Goa come in handy. Combining your India tour with some R&R in south India is the perfect beach and culture adventure.
Southern India receives only a fraction of the visitors the north does, but the peaceful Kerala Backwaters make an incredible trip for first-timers and returning travellers alike. Set sail aboard a traditional rice boat, past palm-fringed banks and accompanied by the sounds of abundant birdlife. Then why not explore the biodiverse Western Ghats?
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