India Tours and Holidays

The Taj Mahal may be the jewel in India's crown, but there's far more to this country than first meets the eye. Find out for yourself on our range of group tours and tailor-made holidays.

Learn about India's fascinating history in the spectacular forts and walled cities of Rajasthan, marvel at the Taj Mahal - the world's most iconic tribute to love, experience the hustle and bustle of Delhi, spot the elusive Bengal tiger in national parks, cruise along the backwaters of Kerala and witness the sunrise over the holy River Ganges in Varanasi. With a wide collection of award-winning escorted group tours to India as well as tailor-made holidays and private journeys covering all the best places, we've got something for everyone and look forward to welcoming you to India soon.

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It's easy to think of India as a continent rather than just one country when you consider its vast array of landscapes, people and traditions. From the snowy peaks of the Himalayas in the north to the tropical backwaters of the south, India's diverse land plays host to a melting pot of religions seen in the colourful temples that decorate the country.

Upcoming India Tours 2019 and 2020

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Amritsar & the Golden Triangle - 13 Days Delhi 23 Dec 2019 CAD $2,359 was $3,145 25% off Amritsar & the Golden Triangle - 13 Days Map
Captivating Kerala - 7 days Kochi, India 18 Jan 2020 CAD $1,316 was $1,645 20% off Captivating Kerala - 7 days Map
Highway to Himalayas - 16 Days Delhi, India 11 Jan 2020 CAD $4,246 was $4,995 15% off Highway to Himalayas - 16 Days Map
Chennai to Kochi - 9 days Chennai, India 08 Feb 2020 CAD $1,696 was $1,995 15% off Chennai to Kochi - 9 days Map
South India Explorer - 14 days Chennai, India 08 Feb 2020 CAD $3,566 was $4,195 15% off South India Explorer - 14 days Map
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India Group Tours

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Captivating Kerala

7 days | FROM CAD $1,545

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

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Taj Express

8 days | FROM CAD $1,395

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

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A stunning shot of the Amber Fort in JaipurTaj Traveller - 8 days Map

Taj Traveller

8 days | FROM CAD $1,395

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

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Lake Palace | Udaipur | IndiaA Taj Showcase - 9 days Map

A Taj Showcase

9 days | FROM CAD $5,995

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

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Chennai to Kochi

9 days | FROM CAD $1,895

Explore the best of Southern India, travelling from Chennai on the...

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Spot tiger in India on our India wildlife toursShere Khan - 10 days Map

Shere Khan

10 days | FROM CAD $2,145

Go in search of the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park,...

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Best of Rajasthan

10 days | FROM CAD $2,595

Take an exciting journey through the colourful state of Rajasthan,...

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Walking up to Amber Fort in Jaipur - IndiaBest Exotic Marigold Tour - 10 days Map

Best Exotic Marigold Tour

10 days | FROM CAD $2,595

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

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Shimla | IndiaTaj and Raj - 11 Days Map

Taj and Raj

11 Days | FROM CAD $2,495

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

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The Ganges | Varanasi | IndiaDelhi Palaces Ganges - 12 days Map

Delhi Palaces Ganges

12 days | FROM CAD $3,595

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

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Amritsar & the Golden Triangle

13 Days | FROM CAD $2,945

Marvel at the glimmering Golden Temple and witness the fascinating...

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Beautiful beach | Goa | IndiaGolden Triangle & Goa - 13 Days Map

Golden Triangle & Goa

13 Days | FROM CAD $3,595

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

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Lake Pichola and Udaipur Palace | IndiaPassage to India - 14 days Map

Passage to India

14 days | FROM CAD $3,445

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

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South India Explorer

14 days | FROM CAD $3,995

Discover the highlights of Southern India, from Chennai to Kochi....

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Tiger's Nest Monastery | Bhutan Best of India & Bhutan - 14 Days Map

Best of India & Bhutan

14 Days | FROM CAD $6,845

Uncover the delights of India's Golden Triangle, travelling from Delhi...

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Rice boat in Kerala | IndiaGolden Triangle & Kerala - 14 days Map

Golden Triangle & Kerala

14 days | FROM CAD $3,395

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

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Polonnaruwa | Sri LankaDelhi to Colombo - 15 days Map

Delhi to Colombo

15 days | FROM CAD $3,395

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

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Victoria Memorial in Kolkata | IndiaDelhi to Kolkata - 15 Days Map

Delhi to Kolkata

15 Days | FROM CAD $4,945

Take in the highlights of India's Golden Triangle before heading east...

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Local family | IndiaRailways of the Raj - 15 days Map

Railways of the Raj

15 days | FROM CAD $5,095

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

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Darjeeling tea plantations | IndiaDelhi to Darjeeling - 15 Days Map

Delhi to Darjeeling

15 Days | FROM CAD $5,445

Take in the best of India - the capital of Delhi, Pink City of Jaipur...

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Highway to Himalayas

16 Days | FROM CAD $4,895

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

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Golden Triangle & Southern India - 16 days Map

Golden Triangle & Southern India

16 days | FROM CAD $3,795

Kick off in Delhi, both old and new, explore the magnificent Taj Mahal...

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World Wonders Tour - 31 Days Map

World Wonders Tour

31 Days | FROM CAD $10,495

Tick off the Seven New Wonders of the World on this 31-day...

India Festival Tours

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Diwali Festival of Light | IndiaDiwali, Festival of Lights - 8 days Map

Diwali, Festival of Lights

8 days | FROM CAD $1,595

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

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Join the festivities of Holi on a special tour in IndiaHoli, Festival of Colour - 8 days Map

Holi, Festival of Colour

8 days | FROM CAD $1,595

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

India Private Tours

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The backwaters | Kerala | IndiaClassic Kerala - 9 Days Map

Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM CAD $2,695

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

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The Taj Mahal | Agra | IndiaGolden Triangle of India - 9 days Map

Golden Triangle of India

9 days | FROM CAD $2,245

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

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Local tribespeople | Orissa | IndiaAdventures in Assam - 10 days Map

Adventures in Assam

10 days | FROM CAD $6,745

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

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Konark Sun Temple | Odisha | IndiaExplore Odisha - 10 Days Map

Explore Odisha

10 Days | FROM CAD $3,295

Commencing in Kolkata, we journey south to Bhubaneshwar, home to more...

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Gateway of India | Mumbai | India Aboard the Deccan Odyssey - 10 days Map

Aboard the Deccan Odyssey

10 days | FROM CAD $12,445

Journey through the state of Maharashtra aboard the Deccan Odyssey, an...

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Marigold Hotel | IndiaJewel in the Crown - 11 days Map

Jewel in the Crown

11 days | FROM CAD $3,795

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

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Local musician | IndiaLegends of the Rajputs - 11 days Map

Legends of the Rajputs

11 days | FROM CAD $4,195

Delight your senses in colourful Rajasthan on this classical itinerary...

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Temple in Kolkata | IndiaKolkata to Darjeeling - 11 days Map

Kolkata to Darjeeling

11 days | FROM CAD $5,645

From bustling Kolkata, India’s vibrant capital of culture, to the...

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Naga Warriors | Nagaland | India | Photo courtesy: Rajkumar 1220Tribes Of Nagaland - 14 days Map

Tribes Of Nagaland

14 days | FROM CAD $7,095

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

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A photo of Gandhi chatting with NehruFootsteps of Gandhi - 14 days Map

Footsteps of Gandhi

14 days | FROM CAD $6,445

Commencing in Mumbai and travelling through the historical state of...

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Tea plantation | Kerala | IndiaBeautiful South - 14 days Map

Beautiful South

14 days | FROM CAD $4,495

Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial...

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Wildlife spotting | Kerala | IndiaGreat Southern Getaway - 15 days Map

Great Southern Getaway

15 days | FROM CAD $7,895

Discover exotic stone carved temples, princely palaces and colonial...

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Buddhist Monastery of Tikse | Leh and Ladakh | IndiaHills and High Places - 16 days Map

Hills and High Places

16 days | FROM CAD $6,195

From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey north to the home of...

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Learing to cook famed Indian cuisine!Cooking Course in Goa - 8 days Map

Cooking Course in Goa

8 days | FROM CAD $2,749

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

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Spa breaks | IndiaKerala Ayurvedic Break - 8 days Map

Kerala Ayurvedic Break

8 days | FROM CAD $4,625

Relax your spirit, body and mind on an ayurvedic break in beautiful...

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Spa breaks | IndiaHimalayan Spa Break - 8 days Map

Himalayan Spa Break

8 days | FROM CAD $4,995

Ananda Rejuvenation Spa offers a serene and truly unforgettable...

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India Trekking Holidays

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Combining a short trek with plenty of cultural sightseeing, our Kerala & Cardamom Hills Trek is an ideal introduction to trekking holidays.

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Escorted by an English speaking guide, with a mix of camping and simple hotels, enjoy a leisurely walk in Kerala's beautiful Cardamom Hills on our India trek.

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India Short Stays

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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.

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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.

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India Wildlife Tours

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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.

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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.

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Tailor-made Holidays

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 Day Tours and Excursions

Experience the best of what India's cities have to offer with our range of day tours in the following destinations:
Agra | Bangalore | Chennai | Delhi | Goa | Hyderabad | Jaipur | Kochi | Mumbai | Varanasi

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India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.68 out of 5 based on 115 recent reviews — See All India Reviews

Satt genuinely loves his country and it shows, he doesn't shy away from the challenges but honestly introduces you to his vibrant country. He was unfailingly cheerful and helpful doing everything in his power to make sure that we had a wonderful trip. I was a bit ill at the end of the trip and he went out of his way to make me more comfortable and making sure that I had what I needed to feel better.

He is the best tour guide I have had, though Mustafa (OTG-Egypt 2011) was a close second, and I have toured with several different companies and their guides were good but Satt truly went above and beyond. I would travel with him again in a heartbeat!”  

Elizabeth Weaver • Submitted 24 Oct 2019

I enjoyed the trip but felt the entertainment and meals and hotels were poor. I have been on a trip to Vietnam and China with On The Go and this wasn’t a patch on them. The guide was good and did what he could to make the trip enjoyable. But the hotels, restaurants and entertainment provided was of a poor standard ”  

Rachel Hodge • Submitted 1 Oct 2019

It was truly amazing. Got a real feel for India. Thank you. Could not have asked for a better guide. Yusuf Khan was amazing! ”  

Stephen Geldenhuys • Submitted 29 Apr 2019

Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in India

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 India group tours that cover the north. 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 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 two group tours that include two nights in Ranthambhore National Park where you will go on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the stripey big cat. We also have private itineraries to other parks for tiger safaris. If you want to know more, head to our guide on tiger spotting in India.

Should I be worried about food hygiene in India?

Many people worry that they might get sick in India but if you stick to the standard rules of safely eating abroad there's no reason why you should suffer. Stick to busy restaurants, avoid street food or anything that's been sat outside for long and forgo salads as the water is definitely not safe to drink. Indian cuisine 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 food and eating out in India.

I'm a second time visitor to India. What can you offer me?

If you've already covered India's popular Golden Triangle, consider visiting the tropical south. 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. Alternatively, we have a range 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.

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 India's north, 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 tours 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 India group 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 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?

For the most part you'll be travelling in comfortable, private vehicles with air-conditioning. 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?

India is a big country and the climate varies dramatically from north to south though the dry season is by far the best time to visit. 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.

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With a population of over one billion people, India is a land of incredible cultural diversity. In...

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Eight Beautiful Temples to Visit in India

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Experience the capital by bike
BACKSTREETS OF DELHI MORNING CYCLE

Get to know Old Delhi like the locals do with an early morning bike ride through the symbolic heart of India's capital. Discover hidden gems as you explore the city on two wheels with stops at a local bakery, spice market, Sikh temple and the incredible Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the country. Finish your morning with a traditional Indian breakfast.

Highlights of our India tours

The Golden Triangle is India's most popular touring route and forms the basis of our India group tours but travel further afield and you'll find a staggering range of attractions. Here is a selection of some of these highlights:

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal in Agra | India

Enjoy a guided tour of the world's greatest monument built in the name of love with time to explore the perfectly symmetrical gardens and white marble Taj Mahal at leisure.

Jaipur

Take in highlights of the newly UNESCO-listed city including 18th century Jantar Mantar, the impressive City Palace and the lofty Amber Fort on a guided tour. Opt for a hot air balloon ride over Jaipur for a bird's eye view.

Ranthambhore National Park

Go in search of Shere Khan and other exotic wildlife on tours that include two nights in Ranthambhore with morning and afternoon game drives accompanied by local naturalist guides.

Varanasi

The River Ganges in Varanasi | India

Immerse yourself in India's holiest city in India with a sunrise boat ride along the Ganges River, a guided city tour and free time to explore its many temples, mosques and riverside ghats.

Udaipur

See why Udaipur is a great place to celebrate Holi in our comprehensive guide to the festival

Be seduced by the beautiful lake city of Udaipur with an evening cruise on picturesque Lake Pichola and visit the majestic City Palace with free time to explore the local shops and markets.

Shimla

View of Shimla town | India

Journey to Shimla aboard the Himalayan Queen Toy Train for scenic vistas with a sightseeing tour of this former hill station for a taste of India's British heritage and colourful bazaars.

Booking your India tour from Canada

To book your tour to India, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to India with us:

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