Tours and Trips to India

India. It's vibrant, energetic and relentlessly fast-paced. Place yourself in the heart of the action with a group tour or Tailor-made trip.

Lose yourself in the sparkling lights of Diwali. Splatter yourself with the bright colours of Holi festival. With On The Go Tours, you'll experience India beyond the picture-perfect views of the Taj Mahal. Our tours of India offer what money can't buy; truly authentic experiences, that stay with you for a lifetime.

Whether you're spotting a Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park or sampling curries in the Golden Triangle - the wisdom of our guides will bring the captivating culture of India to life.

Because we know India. In fact, we're specialists. So when it comes to exploring the very best of India, you can count on us. That's why travellers choose On The Go Tours for once-in-a-lifetime group tours; time and time again.

Upcoming India Tours 2019 and 2020

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Amritsar & the Golden Triangle - 13 Days Delhi 23 Dec 2019 R21,675 was R28,900 25% off Amritsar & the Golden Triangle - 13 Days Map
Captivating Kerala - 7 days Kochi, India 18 Jan 2020 R11,920 was R14,900 20% off Captivating Kerala - 7 days Map
Highway to Himalayas - 16 Days Delhi, India 11 Jan 2020 R42,415 was R49,900 15% off Highway to Himalayas - 16 Days Map
Chennai to Kochi - 9 days Chennai, India 08 Feb 2020 R16,915 was R19,900 15% off Chennai to Kochi - 9 days Map
South India Explorer - 14 days Chennai, India 08 Feb 2020 R34,765 was R40,900 15% off South India Explorer - 14 days Map
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India Group Tours

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Captivating Kerala

7 days | FROM R13,900

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

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Visited on our India tours, the Taj Mahal in Agra is top of our must-see listTaj Express - 8 days Map

Taj Express

8 days | FROM R11,900

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 R11,900

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 R55,900

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

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Chennai to Kochi

9 days | FROM R18,900

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 R19,900

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

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Best of Rajasthan

10 days | FROM R23,900

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 R23,900

'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 R21,900

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 R31,900

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

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Amritsar & the Golden Triangle

13 Days | FROM R26,900

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 R31,900

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 R30,900

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

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South India Explorer

14 days | FROM R37,900

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 R62,900

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 R30,900

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 R31,900

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 R44,900

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 R47,900

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 R48,900

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

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Highway to Himalayas

16 Days | FROM R48,900

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 R35,900

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 R109,900

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 R14,900

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 R13,900

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 R23,900

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 R19,900

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 R62,900

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 R36,410

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 R112,900

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 R33,900

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 R38,900

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 R50,900

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 R77,990

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 R58,900

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 R41,900

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 R69,900

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 R55,900

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 R27,480

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 R48,130

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 R52,380

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

Make the most of India by creating your own, Tailor-made trip. Whether you'd rather throw yourself into a cultural festival or go wildlife spotting, we can piece together a trip that you'll love - right down to your specific budget and dates.

Click here to build your own trip.

India Day Tours and Excursions

Watch the sun rise over the majestic Taj Mahal. Take a rickshaw ride through the thriving streets of Delhi. Our India day trips and excursions are the perfect opportunity to add a splash of adventure to your holiday.

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India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.68 out of 5 based on 111 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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Authentic Experiences Abound

Our local guides are experts at seeking out hidden gems. From rickshaw rides through spice markets to spending the night at the Maharajah's palace in Karauli, our India tours 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.

Highlights of our India tours

Our tours are expertly crafted to help you see the best of India, from the Golden Triangle to the Himalayas. As well as all the main sights of the country, our tours give you the chance to get stuck in and experience India like the locals do.

The Pink City

The very essence of India and one corner of the Golden Triangle. Experience the unique mix of old and new and discover the fascinating history of Jaipur. Find a tour.

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal in Agra | India
A feat of jaw-dropping design and architecture, witness the beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise or sunset. Find a tour.

Bengal tigers

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to spot Shere Khan, in the exotic Ranthambhore National Park. Find a tour.

Traditional festivals

Diwali celebrations
Our festival tours offer you the chance to embrace the vibrant Indian culture and celebrate Diwali or Holi Festival. Find a tour.

Booking your India tour from South Africa

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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