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India Tours

Tours of India take you from lively, colourful cities to glorious national parks. Visit one of the Wonders of the World, see colonial architecture and history come to life, relax on golden beaches and enjoy a relaxing houseboat stay. Our Destination Specialists can help you plan the perfect itinerary, or simply browse our suggested India tours below for inspiration.

One of the best ways to explore India is by train. Our Maharajas' Express - Treasures of India tour allows you to see the top sights and attractions of this sprawling country, while taking you back to the golden age of travel. This opulent train journey through India takes in frenetic India, historic Agra and the Taj Mahal, peaceful Ranthambore National Park and beautiful royal Jaipur.

If you prefer to explore the main attractions of India at a slower pace, book our India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Superior Tour 9 nights. The Golden Triangle consists of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and is the most popular with first time visitors to India. Your private tour includes the palaces and markets of Delhi, the Taj Mahal at Agra and the beautiful pink city of Jaipur. Added to this is Ranthambore National Park, where you’ll have the chance to see tigers.

Enjoy a tour of India off the beaten track on our India's Himalayan Heritage Tour. An expert guide will take you through the cultures and religious history of Northern India, including the temples dotted throughout the Himalayas. Stay in luxury hill resorts, wander the streets of charming towns and take in the beautiful valleys from the mountains.

4 days

Maharajas' Express - Treasures of India

Guide Price £3,499 pp  

Have you ever thought about experiencing and exploring India's mesmerising golden triangle by rail? Be treated like Indian royalty and travel the infamous route in unrivalled luxury. Taking inspiration from the golden age of rail, travel the Maharajas' Express -...

Rail journeys

Maharajas' Express - Treasures of India
15 days A Tea Plantation on the hill station of Munnar, in Kerala, India

Silk & Spices of South India

Guide Price £2,899 pp  

This South India itinerary allows you to truly soak in the scenic grandeur of India’s south. With rolling tea plantations, glittering paddy fields, soaring mountain ranges and tropical backwaters, South India spreads a dazzling array of natural wonders. Paired with...

Silk & Spices of South India
15 days

In Search of Tigers 14-night tour

Guide Price £3,699 pp  

Welcome to the best tiger safari in India. On our thrilling 14-night In Search of Tigers tour, you’ll take on the role of a jungle explorer, searching out one of nature’s most elusive and majestic creatures - the mighty tiger...

In Search of Tigers 14-night tour
3 days

Mahabalipuram Extension

Guide Price £399 pp  

If you don’t feel quite ready to end your holiday in India, why not consider our three-day Mahabalipuram extension? You can continue your epic Silk and Spices of South India tour or any of our other incredible India itineraries -...

Mahabalipuram Extension
4 days Gateway of India, Mumbai

Mumbai by Dawn

 

Discover the true spirit of Mumbai with our extension tour. ‘Mumbai by Dawn’ will let you witness the hubbub of activity that takes place in the early hours as India’s largest city starts the day. From the market vendors, dockers,...

Iconic journeys

Mumbai by Dawn
13 days The Taj Mahal, Agra, with reflective pool

Princes & Palaces

 

Discover the wonderful delights of India’s famous Golden Triangle and beyond with our 13-day Princes and Palaces Tour. Starting in India’s capital Delhi, you’ll journey into Rajasthan to visit the famous cities of Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Rich in...

Cultural holidays

Princes & Palaces
4 days Udaipur

Udaipur Extension

 

With its tranquil lakes and opulent palaces, it’s not hard to see why Udaipur is called the most romantic city in India. On this tour extension, you will enjoy a sightseeing day discovering the cultural delights of this beautiful city...

City holidays

Udaipur Extension
10 days Punakha Dzong

Treasures of Bhutan with Kolkata Tour

Guide Price £3,099 pp  

The tiny and remote Kingdom of Bhutan has a unique ancient culture and breathtaking scenery. Discover the charm of this medieval kingdom as you travel by jeep to see its Buddhist monasteries, dzongs (fortresses and castles) and sacred shrines. Stretch...

Cultural holidays

Treasures of Bhutan with Kolkata Tour
12 days

India's Himalayan Heritage Tour

Guide Price £2,699 pp  

This extraordinary private tour takes in the best of Northern India, a cultural and religious region that can be visited year round. Visit the lower ranges of the Himalayan Mountains and discover sacred temples, charming towns and hill resorts, surrounded...

Cultural holidays

India's Himalayan Heritage Tour
11 days The Himalayas

Mountains and Monasteries

Guide Price £1,999 pp  

Begin your tour in the former capital of British India, then head to the mountains for majestic Himalayan vistas, charming hill stations, lush tea plantations and Buddhist monasteries. A highlight of the tour is a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan...

Cultural holidays

Mountains and Monasteries
8 days this is a picture of the ganges voyager

Ganges Voyager from Heritage River Journeys

Guide Price £3,799 pp  

This enthralling seven-night cruise aboard the RV Ganges Voyager presents guests the rare opportunity to explore the remote and idyllic Indian villages that line the banks of the sacred Ganges River. This boutique style ship has 28 guest rooms all...

Honeymoons

Ganges Voyager from Heritage River Journeys
4 days Shimla Valley

Shimla Extension

Guide Price £599 pp  

Towering high in the foots of the Himalayas, Shimla, also known as the "Queen of Hills" used to be the summer capital during British rule as it sits 2200 metres above sea level and provided much cooler temperatures. Over the...

Adventure holidays

Shimla Extension

Expert Tips

Sheryl

Destination Manager

“A tour of India would not be complete without a tour of the Golden Triangle in your visit to India. Consisting of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, this is arguably one of the most popular tour itineraries here, and is the best way to ensure you see some of the very best destinations India has to offer.”

Zoe

Senior Destination Manager

“The best place to spot tigers in the wild are the Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore National Parks, with the former having the highest density of tigers in the region, and the latter being a famous wildlife photography hot spot. You can also expect to see leopards, hyenas and crocodiles.”

Rachel

Destination Executive

“Make sure you have a bottle of water handy at all times. While it’s a given that India’s dry, hot summers can leave you dehydrated and fatigued, some travellers have experienced discomfort after consuming the tap water.”

Frequently Asked Questions

India is a subcontinent because it features distinct topological, cultural and governmental differences to its neighbouring countries of south Asia.

Though incredibly diverse and comprised of a multitude of different races, almost 80 percent of India’s population practice Hinduism.

During Prince Albert’s 1876 tour of India, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II determined that by beautifying his city and painting it terracotta pink (widely known as a hospitable and welcoming colour), the Prince would be enticed to visit Jaipur. This would ultimately give the maharaja the chance to strengthen ties with the British aristocracy and establish a bond with Royal family. After a successful visit, the maharaja then went as far as passing a law to make it illegal to paint any building in Jaipur any other colour than pink.

Dive head-first into an explosion of vibrant colour, fascinating culture, intense diversity, ancient history and world-renowned religious landmarks. The ‘Land of the Kings’ will draw you in from the moment you land, jostling for your attention every which way you turn, but rest assured that wherever you find yourself, there will always be something fascinating to do or see.

Why you’ll love India…

• Spotting tigers, leopards, sloth bears and hyenas among the ruins of an ancient fort in Ranthambore National Park
• Discovering the flamboyant ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur
• The Taj Mahal glinting through the mist at sunrise
• Exploring India in style and comfort aboard the Maharaja’s Express
• Cruising the tranquil backwaters of Kerala
• Weaving through the corridors of the honeycomb palace Hawa Mahal
• Wandering through Delhi’s ancient bazaars and winding backstreets
• Visiting Mother Teresa’s house in Kolkata
• Cycling through forgotten forts and ancient palaces in Rajasthan
• Wandering through Kanha, the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book
• Admiring the temples and medieval architecture of Khajuraho
• Drifting down the Ganges on a serene river cruise

Did you know?

• Police officers in the state of Madhya Pradesh are paid higher wages if they grow a moustache. It is believed the moustaches improve the personality of their constables and commands a sense of respect and positivity.
• Elephants can enjoy regular baths, massages and buffets during the month of July at the Punnathoor Kotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala.
• India contributes over 70 percent of the world’s spices.

 

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