Gateway of India, Mumbai

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India Holidays

Adventure of the senses

One feeling a holiday to India will leave you with is the longing to experience more. As intoxicating, historical and cultural as India is, it’s just as bustling, brash and beautiful.

From the vibrant cities of Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata, to the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas, and the wind-swept deserts of Rajasthan. Visit the pristine jungles of Corbett National Park, and the tranquil backwaters and tropical beaches of Kerala in the south - our Indian holidays will leave you with memories you’ll cherish.

Whether you want to stay in a Maharaja's Palace, witness the hustle and bustle of Delhi’s street markets, or go on a photo safari in search of a Royal Bengal tiger a holiday in India has so much to offer. Why not take a boat ride down the Ganges? Or, simply relax as you cruise the southern backwaters. Add to this some of the most iconic historical and cultural sights in the world, including the Taj Mahal, and it's easy to see why our clients keep returning to this amazing country time and time again.

 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal, recommended to visit at sunrise or sunset.
  • Diverse in culture and scenery.
  • First time to India? India’s Golden Triangle is highly recommended.
  • Meander through the back waters of Kerala on a houseboat.
  • The River Ganges is said to be the most sacred river in the world and Varanasi is one of the most spiritualist cities.
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 vaccination requirements.

Top Tips from our Experts

Vanessa

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.”

Damon

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 hotels, from houseboats on the backwaters of Kerala to a 5* cruise on the Ganges to a luxury train journey through the Golden Triangle. It would be a crime to restrict yourself to hotels only.”

Our India destinations

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Kolkata

Kolkata
Taj Mahal, Agra

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Agra

Agra
Jaipur Palace

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Jaipur

Jaipur
Varanasi Shoreline

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Varanasi

Varanasi
Traditional houseboat

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Kerala

Kerala

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Delhi

Delhi
Taxis in Mumbai

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Mumbai

Mumbai
Goa Beach

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Goa

Goa

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Rajasthan

Rajasthan
Traditional boats along Lakshadweep shore

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Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep
White Tiger, Ranthambore National Park

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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Types of India holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to India take a minimum of 9 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. They also use 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 shoulders and knees. In some temples, traditional Indian dress, such as kurtas or sarees, 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.

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The Leela Goa

Goa

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The Leela Goa
Village Square

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

Goa

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Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

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