• The Taj Mahal

India Holidays

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

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.

Unique Luxury Tent

Oberoi Vanyavilas

Ranthambore National Park

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Oberoi Vanyavilas

The Leela Kovalam

Kerala

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Guide Price

£1,599 pp

The Leela Kovalam
Unique

Alila Fort Bishangarh

Jaipur

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Guide Price

£1,119 pp

Alila Fort Bishangarh
Hotel exterior at night

The Leela Palace New Delhi

Delhi

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The Leela Palace New Delhi

Time Zone

GMT +5.5 hours

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.

Currency

INR - Indian Rupee

Visa Information

British citizens are required to obtain an e-visa from the online Indian embassy prior to arrival.

Language

Hindi and English are widely spoken

Health Information

Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for current vaccination requirements and recommendations.
  • Delicious Indian Cuisine

    Indian cuisine has a spectacularly diverse range of regional dishes. With explosive flavours running the gamut from spicy to tangy to sweet to sour.

  • India's Gate

    Forts, temples and monuments

    From the infamous Taj Mahal to Amber Fort, The Red Fort, Golden Temple and Fatehpur Sikri, the list is endless, with so many places to explore. Here are a few of our favourite spots.

  • Andaman Islands

    India's beaches

    India's vast coastline offers miles of white sand beaches backed by mangrove forests.

  • Rushing cities

    Experience the new India in a bustling city centre. The way of life, its culture and authenticity are soon personified as you navigate through the streets of old and new.

  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    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

    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

    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

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
Andaman Islands

India

Andaman

Andaman
Traditional boats along Lakshadweep shore

India

Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep
White Tiger

India

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Types of India holidays

The Himalayas

India Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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.

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