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
  • Trips & tours in India

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    Splendours of Sri Lanka and South India - 22 days

    The Meenakshi Amman Temple is actually a six-hectare complex featuring 12 intricately decorated gopurams (towers built at the entrance of a temple). Meenakshi...
    Countries visited: India, Sri Lanka
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    From US $440

    Udaipur Experience - Independent - 3 days

    Even before it was flanked by palaces and marble temples, Lake Pichola was an awe-inspiring sight. So impressed was the gypsy tribesman Pichhu Banjara by its...
    Countries visited: India
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    From US $262

    Jodhpur Experience - Independent - 3 days

    Perched atop a sheer standstone bluff in the middle of Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh Fort was dubbed “the work of giants” by Rudyard Kipling. But its...
    Countries visited: India
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    From US $292

    Jaipur Experience - Independent - 3 days

    Various accounts exist as to how Jaipur came to be so pink. One suggests that the city was painted ochre in imitation ofthe red sandstone architecture of...
    Countries visited: India
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    From US $370

    Delhi Experience - Independent - 3 days

    In Delhi, all of India comes to the party.  Within the city walls of the Old City, ancient Mughal mosques, Jain mansions and buzzing spice bazaars stand...
    Countries visited: India
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    From US $430

    Varanasi Experience - Independent - 3 days

    ‘Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together’ Mark Twain
    Countries visited: India
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    From US $340

    Taj & Agra Experience - Independent - 3 days

    With 70-foot high walls, a crocodile-infested moat and a special design that proofed the entrance gates against intruding elephants, Agra Fort was a true...
    Countries visited: India
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    From US $2930

    Memories of the Maharaja - Independent Journey - 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 $2827

    Essence of South India - Independent Journey - 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 $2335

    Ladakh Explorer - 10 days

    The history of the Alchi Monastery is a mysterious one. Local legend has it that it was built in the 11th century by the Tibetan translator Rinchen Zangpo,...
    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

  • From our Blog

    India: Beyond the chaos

    Life's pretty sweet when you're cruising the backwaters of Kerala in Southern India. It doesn't take long to unwind and relax, letting the peace settle over you. This labyrinth of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, is formed by more than 900 km of waterways. And you'll feel...

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    Top 5 benefits of travelling with kids

    It’s often thought that once you have children your opportunities to travel suddenly become limited to European holiday resorts with high-rise hotels and a Kids’ Club run by a sweaty man in a giant purple dolphin suit.

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    Inside knowledge: A travel expert tells all

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    I sat down to chat with Glenyce and was swept up in her world of...

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    Packing tips for India

    India is top of many people’s ‘must see’ list, a truly exotic and colourful country steeped in history. It’s the kind of place where you want to be gazing at the sights, not frantically searching the shops for eye drops!

    I’ve put together a list of the essential...

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    Cook an Indian feast for your vegan friend

    There's two types of people in this world...meat lovers and non-meat lovers. I guess you could say we're a lot like pizzas that way. But what about that curious new group (who don't have a pizza named after them yet)... the vegans? 

    Holding a dinner party these days means...

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