The Taj Mahal

Destination

India Holidays

Adventure of the senses

From the vibrant cities of Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata, to the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and the wind-swept deserts of Rajasthan, a holiday to India will inspire you and leave you longing to experience even more.

Whether you opt to visit the pristine jungles of Corbett National Park or the tranquil backwaters and tropical beaches of Kerala in the south – our Indian holidays and tours will provide you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

India is intoxicatingly rich in history, religion and culture. It can be brash and frenetic or beautifully serene. Stay in a Maharaja's Palace, witness the hustle and bustle of traditional street markets, go on a safari in search of a Royal Bengal tiger, or take a boat ride down the Ganges. Add some of the world's most iconic sights – such as the Taj Mahal in Agra – and it's easy to see why our customers keep returning to this amazing country, time and time again.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit the Taj Mahal – at sunrise or sunset is most spectacular
  • Immerse yourself in the spiritual capital of Varanasi
  • India’s Golden Triangle tour is highly recommended for first-time visitors
  • Glide through Kerala's tranquil backwaters on a houseboat
  • Cruise down the River Ganges – the world's most sacred river
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5.5 hours
  • Currency INR - Indian Rupee
  • Visa Information British citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.
  • Language Hindi and English are widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx. 9 hours, slightly longer to southern cities. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Delhi and Mumbai. Indirect flights are also available via the Middle East.
  • Health Information Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for current vaccination requirements and recommendations.

Top Tips from our Experts

Barbara

Destination Specialist

"I love the Golden Triangle. It’s the perfect way to introduce yourself to India if it’s your first time visiting. If you’re feeling like it might not be enough, I would recommend extending it. There are so many options to add from the wildlife in Ranthambore, to the Toy Train in Shimla or India’s spiritual capital Varanasi.”

Harriet

Destination Specialist

Touring India is without doubt the best way to see it. And there are so many combinations to choose from, whatever one you choose I personally recommend adding the Andaman Islands to the end of it. They are so beautiful and are truly undiscovered.”

Robert

Destination Specialist

"Staying in India is so much more than just hotels. From houseboats on the backwaters of Kerala to a 5* cruise on the Ganges or a luxury train journey through the Golden Triangle – it would be a shame to restrict yourself to hotels.”

Our India destinations

Andaman Islands

India

Andaman

Andaman
Traditional boats along Lakshadweep shore

India

Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep
White Tiger

India

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park
Kolkata Rickshaw

India

Kolkata

Kolkata
Taj Mahal, Agra

India

Agra

Agra
Jaipur Palace

India

Jaipur

Jaipur
Varanasi Shoreline

India

Varanasi

Varanasi
Traditional houseboat

India

Kerala

Kerala
Humayun's Tomb

India

Delhi

Delhi
Taxis in Mumbai

India

Mumbai

Mumbai
Goa Beach

India

Goa

Goa
Jaipur

India

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Types of India holidays

The Himalayas

India Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
The Taj Mahal

India Tours

Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to India take a minimum of nine hours. There are currently five daily direct flights from UK airports to Mumbai and many more to Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Delhi international airports. Reaching Goa and Kerala will require at least one stopover.

India uses Type C plugs, which are sometimes called the standard Euro plug and have two rounded 4mm pins. India also uses Type D plugs which have three rounded pins and Type M plugs which have three larger, rounded pins. The standard voltage is 230V.

You must remove your shoes before entering most religious temples in India. We advise wearing conservative clothing that covers your body from shoulders to knees. In some temples, traditional Indian dress such as kurtas or saris may be required.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

The Leela Goa

Goa

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,099 pp

The Leela Goa

The Leela Kovalam

Kerala

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,599 pp

The Leela Kovalam
Unique

Taj Rambagh Palace

Jaipur

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,619 pp

Taj Rambagh Palace

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