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India Tailor-made Holidays

A colourful land of festivals, cultural diversity and fabulous food!

Incredible India awaits in 2023 & 2024

Whatever your travel interests are - local culture, history, blissful beaches, wildlife, luxury or outdoor adventure, we’re here to plan that perfect Tailor-made holiday to India for you. The Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur - classic sites of North India and Rajasthan - are 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.

Popular Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for India:

It's a tough job to whittle down all that India offers into a handful of recommended itineraries, but to us, the Golden Triangle, tropical Kerala and the Holy city of Varanasi on the Ganges win out! There's of course plenty more to India, so please browse our interactive map below for further holiday inspiration.

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Only-Mumbai-Itineraries-Day-Tours-Main-IndiaAboard the Deccan Odyssey - 10 days Map

Aboard the Deccan Odyssey

10 days | FROM R0

PRIVATE TOUR: Journey through the state of Maharashtra aboard the Deccan Odyssey, an exclusive luxury...

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Beautiful-South-Itinerary-Main-South-India-Regional-Tours-IndiaBeautiful South - 14 days Map

Beautiful South

14 days | FROM R33,100

PRIVATE TOUR: Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial hill stations and a...

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Classic KeralaClassic Kerala - 9 Days Map

Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM R19,500

PRIVATE TOUR: Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat cruise on the...

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Footsteps-of-Gandhi-Itinerary-Main-West-India-Regional-Tours-IndiaFootsteps of Gandhi - 14 days Map

Footsteps of Gandhi

14 days | FROM R0

PRIVATE TOUR: Commencing in Mumbai and travelling through the historical state of Gujarat - homeland of...

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Boats-in-front-of-the-Taj-Mahal-IndiaGolden Triangle of India - 9 days Map

Golden Triangle of India

9 days | FROM R19,300

PRIVATE TOUR: Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendour,...

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Great-Southern-Getaway-Itinerary-Main2-Regional-Tours-IndiaGreat Southern Getaway - 15 days Map

Great Southern Getaway

15 days | FROM R0

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover exotic stone carved temples, princely palaces and colonial hill stations. Take a...

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Hills-And-High-Places-Itinerary-Main-Regional-Tours-IndiaHills and High Places - 16 days Map

Hills and High Places

16 days | FROM R0

PRIVATE TOUR: From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey to the home of the Dalai Lama, crossing...

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Marigold-Hotel-Itinerary-Main-Private-Tours-IndiaJewel in the Crown - 11 days Map

Jewel in the Crown

11 days | FROM R32,300

PRIVATE TOUR: Head out on a journey to some of India’s finest sights. Take in bustling Delhi, the...

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Kolkata to DarjeelingKolkata to Darjeeling - 11 days Map

Kolkata to Darjeeling

11 days | FROM R0

PRIVATE TOUR: From bustling Kolkata, India’s vibrant capital of culture, to the astounding beauty of...

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Legend-of-the-Rajputs-Itinerary-Main-North-India-Regional-Tours-IndiaLegends of the Rajputs - 11 days Map

Legends of the Rajputs

11 days | FROM R35,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Delight your senses in colourful Rajasthan on this classical itinerary of the North....

Must-sees for a Tailor-made holiday to India

India is an incredibly vast country and it's difficult to do it justice in just one visit. Depending on how much time you have, we'd recommend that you focus on one part of India, possibly two if you plan to spend a couple of weeks or more on holiday. Below we've picked out some of India's main draw cards for you.

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The city of Agra earned its place in India's Golden Triangle thanks to its incredible heritage of Mughal...

Delhi Humayun Tomb - New Web Image - On the Go Tours


The capital of India is a potent mix of old and new, showcasing the country's mighty history and thirst for...



The vibrant capital of Rajasthan is a flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on...

Udaipur - New Web Image - On the Go Tours


The city of Udaipur is perhaps one of India's most seductive. Known as the City of Lakes or the Venice of the...

Varanasi Highlight


Located on the banks of the River Ganges and considered to be one of India's most holy of cities, Varanasi is...

Ranthambore tiger in tree - New Web Image - On the Go Tours

Ranthambore National Park

Thanks to its proximity to the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park is one of...

Kochi Chinese fishing nets - Highlight


The city of Kochi perfectly reflects the eclecticism of the state of Kerala - mosques stand beside...

Shimla Highlight - Web ready


Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, along a crescent-shaped ridge at an altitude of 2159 metres, Shimla...

Useful tips for planning your Tailor-made Tour to India

How long would you like to holiday in India for?

We recommend a minimum of 10-days for a visit to India. If you've only got a week, you can still see the main sites of the Golden Triangle; Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. As India is vast, we do recommend that you focus on one part of the country for holidays under 2 weeks, though you could just about see the main highlights of both North and South India within two weeks.

What sort of accommodation would you prefer?

India offers an amazing choice of hotels, from simple authentic heritage type properties to opulent 7-star hotels fit for royalty. Our recommendation is that you mix things up a bit, so you get to experience different sides of the country through the accommodation you stay at. If visiting Kerala or Kashmir, staying on a traditional rice boat or houseboat is a novel experience while Rajasthan serves up charming havelis (stately homes) and converted forts for your stay too.

Would you like to be accompanied by a guide throughout your trip?

We always include the services of qualified English speaking local guides from India at each of the places you visit. These guides know their cities and towns inside and out and are best placed to ensure you get the most out of your holiday. We can also arrange for a national guide/escort to accompany you throughout your holiday, so if you would prefer this option, please ask us for associated prices.

What internal transport options would you prefer?

Distances can be quite large in India, so for longer journeys we do recommend that you fly. India has a number of professional scheduled airlines like Jet Airways, Indigo and Spice Jet and their national domestic carrier, Indian Airlines. Travelling by road in India is a great way to see more of the country and it's an opportunity to stop off at local villages to experience the rural side to life in India too. And for something truly authentic, we suggest building in at least one journey by train.

What pace of travel would you be comfortable with?

This is fairly important as it will impact on how many places you visit on your holiday. When you are touring India, there will be a fair bit of hotel check-in and check-out with the usual unpacking and packing that goes with the territory. We'll advise you on how long you need to explore each place you visit at a comfortable pace, but do request you let us know if you would like to build in a few spare days or free afternoons for a bit of poolside R&R.

Are there aspects of India that you are particularly interested in?

Beyond the classic sites, there's so much more to India - fabulous food and restaurants, lots of wildlife, a rich and varied history, amazing crafts and fabrics, a thriving local arts scene, colourful markets, top trekking & nature walks and a sublime palm fringed shoreline with beaches galore. And we are here to design that special tailor-made holiday to suit your particular interests and preferences.

How you can make the most of your budget

The type of accommodation you choose will significantly affect the price of your tailor-made holiday in India. Not just the hotel, but the particular category of room as well. We therefore request that you give us a clear steer on your budget so that we can ensure we deliver the best value for your holiday. Other key factors on price include the time of year when you travel; the peak seasons such as Christmas and New Year in India often carry supplements, particularly in coastal locations like Goa and Kerala. On the flip side, there are usually amazing deals available at top hotels if travelling during the summer and monsoonal months of June through August.

Explore India with our interactive map