India Travel Tours & Trips

The Ganges at Varanasi
Desert camel safari
The Great Thar Desert trading town of Jodhpur
Jaipur’s Amber Fort
Udaipur and Lake Pichola
The road to Nubra Valley
Tikse Gompa
Houseboat backwater cruise in Kerala
British East India Company trading post town of Chennai
Delhi
  • India in full colour

    In India, even the simplest journey is a headlong plunge into a colour palate of boundless vivacity. Perfect mounds of dyes on a market table:  the brightest pinks, yellows and reds. Gold and silver thread in endless variation on a thousand saris. Dazzlingly white lakeside palaces, azure tropical beaches, brilliant green fields.

    When you travel with Peregrine in India, we’ll bring as much of this colour as we can. For example, when we stay in Karauli, we stay in the palace Maharaja Ganesh Pal Deo Bhadur built in 1938 for himself and his guests, and where his family still lives today. It’s still furnished in period style, with original art deco furniture, deep shady verandahs and hunting trophies on the wall and (in the case of a long-deceased tiger-skin) on the floor.

    While most of our travel is by private vehicle, it would be remiss of us not to include a few legs by train. From the fabulous bustle of the stations in Delhi or Bikaner to the chai-seller’s welcome cry down the aisle, this is a fantastic chance to meet the locals and see the brilliant Indian countryside. India is many things: thrilling, enthralling, confronting and confounding. But one thing it isn’t is dull. Come with us to India and see it in all its colour.

    Trips & tours in India

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    Essence of South India - 15 days

    Stretching across some 900 km, the Kerala backwaters are a tangle of lakes, rivers, inlets and canals. Locals who make their living from fishing and...
    Countries visited: India
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    From US $2300

    Memories of the Maharaja - 15 days

    There are many myths surrounding the Taj Mahal. One suggests that its creator, Shah Jahan, wanted to build an identical black marble structure on the opposite...
    Countries visited: India
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    From US $2315

    The Spirit of India - 12 days

    In India, hair is commonly thought of as a symbol of vanity. When a Hindu pilgrim arrives at a holy place, such as the sacred Ganges, the ritual of mundana (...
    Countries visited: India
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    From US $4685

    Essence of India & Nepal - 22 days

    "Nepal, without exaggeration, is one of those countries that will imprint itself on a traveller long after the journey. The settlement of Bandipur is...
    Countries visited: Nepal, India
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    From US $2070

    Rajasthan Revealed - Tour Leader's Special - 15 days

    This trip was designed by our senior local leaders as part of a team-building exercise, and it was so good that we decided to make it a reality. It's an...
    Countries visited: India
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  • Why we love India

    • No trip to India is complete without a cup of chai from a roadside stall. It doesn’t matter which stall, or which city: they’re all good. Ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and star anise – this is the smell and taste of India
    • In India, even the simplest journey is a headlong plunge into a colour palate of boundless vivacity. Perfect mounds of dyes on a market table are the brightest pinks, yellows and reds. Gold and silver thread in endless variation on a thousand saris. Dazzlingly white lakeside palaces, azure tropical beaches, brilliant green fields
    • In Karauli, we stay in the palace Maharaja Ganesh Pal Deo Bhadur built in 1938 for himself and his guests, and where his family still lives today. It’s still furnished in period style, with original art deco furniture, deep shady verandahs and hunting trophies on the wall and (in the case of a long-deceased tiger) on the floor
    • While most of our travel is by private vehicle, it would be remiss of us not to include a few legs by train. From the fabulous bustle of the stations in Delhi or Bikaner to the chai-seller’s welcome cry down the aisle, this is a fantastic chance to meet the locals and see the brilliant Indian countryside
    • Try the Palak Paneer, which is paneer (a kind of cottage cheese) in a spinach sauce

    Safety information

    Women should exercise caution when travelling in India. Reported cases of sexual assault against women are increasing; recent sexual attacks against female visitors in tourist areas and cities show that foreign women are also at risk. While the risk of an incident occurring on your trip is very low, below are some things you can do for your safety and peace of mind when travelling:

    -    Respect local dress codes and customs, perhaps dressing more conservatively than you do at home
    -    Avoid isolated areas, including beaches, unlit city streets and village lanes when alone at any time of day
    -    Avoid travelling alone on public transport, or in taxis or auto-rickshaws, especially at night
    -    If you have to use a taxi get them from hotel taxi ranks and use pre-paid taxis at airports. Try to avoid hailing taxis on the street. Some cities (including Delhi and Chennai) have special taxi services for women with women drivers
    -    If you’re being collected at the airport by a driver make sure they have properly identified themselves before you set off. When leaving your compartment on overnight trains (ie. going to the bathroom), ask a male travel companion to accompany you where possible

    For further information and advice, visit:
    www.gov.uk/government/policies/supporting-british-nationals-overseas/supporting-pages/advice-for-women-travellers
    www.smartraveller.gov.au/tips/women.html

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