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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 8 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 -...

Couples Holidays

Maharajas' Express - Treasures of India
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...

Escorted tours

Mountains and Monasteries
4 days Varanasi Shoreline

Varanasi Extension 3-nights

 

Lengthen your holiday in India with our three-night Varanasi extension. Varanasi - or Banaras - is a sacred and spectacular city in India, set along the banks of the holy River Ganges. One of the most important Hindu pilgrimage destinations,...

Iconic journeys

Varanasi Extension 3-nights
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
11 days Thimphu, capital of Bhutan

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan Tour

 

Tucked away between India and China, Bhutan is a nation of untouched nature. Here, ancient traditions remain a way of life and Bhutanese faces shine with undeniable happiness and gratitude for life. During this 11 day tour, you’ll get to...

Escorted tours

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan Tour
4 days

Alleppey (Houseboat) extension

 

The Alleppey Houseboat extension tour will let you discover the backwaters of Kerala onboard a traditional houseboat. This two-day tour, which starts in Alleppey, lets you explore the palm-lined waterways, canals and lagoons that run inland from the coast. Houses...

Iconic journeys

Alleppey (Houseboat) extension
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...

Cultural holidays

Shimla Extension
17 days Tea Plantation in Kerala

South India Revealed

 

Discover the ancient temples, palatial mansions, palm-lined backwaters, spice gardens and markets, and the stunning national parks, all in one trip - the South India Revealed. Starting in one of the seven holiest places in India, Kanchipuram, you’ll tour the...

Cultural holidays

South India Revealed
9 days Taj Mahal in Agra

India’s Golden Triangle Deluxe 8 Night Tour

Guide Price £1,799 pp  

Our India Golden Triangle Tour is one of the most spectacular ways to experience India, allowing you to really get to know this magical part of the world. The eight-day tour takes you on a whirlwind journey to India’s most...

Adventure holidays

India’s Golden Triangle Deluxe 8 Night Tour
7 days Amber Fort in Jaipur India

Indian Panorama Maharajas Express

 

Board the Maharajas' Express, India’s most opulent luxury train, and embark on an unforgettable journey to visit some of India’s most famous sites. From standing in awe at the wonder of the Taj Mahal to marvelling at the opulence of...

Rail journeys

Indian Panorama Maharajas Express
11 days White Tiger

Taj and Tigers

Guide Price £2,099 pp  

Our incredible Taj and Tigers tours introduce you to some of India’s most mesmerising sights. Dive into this wild and wonderful world with an elaborate India itinerary and expert guides that allow you to really get to know this diverse...

Escorted tours

Taj and Tigers
7 days Gateway of India, Mumbai

Indian Splendour Maharajas Express

 

The Indian Splendour tour takes you on a journey to see India’s most wonderful and famous places. Aboard the Maharajas' Express train, this seven-day tour stops to visit the cities of Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Mumbai. The days...

Escorted tours

Indian Splendour Maharajas Express

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

 

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.

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