A wise man said, ‘Time spent in India has an extraordinary effect. It makes the rest of the world seem unreal.’ Women in bright silken saris jostle with racing rickshaws, dreadlocked holy-men and mostly oblivious cows.
India must see & do
1The exquisite Taj Mahal in Agra
2Forts and palaces of Rajhasthan
3The beaches of Goa
4Awe-inspiring Buddhist art of the Ajanta Caves
5Ruins of the once mighty city of Hampi
Some of our favourite India tours
Cities & Places in India
A wise man said, ‘Time spent in India has an extraordinary effect. It makes the rest of the world seem unreal.’ Women in bright silken saris jostle with racing rickshaws, dreadlocked holy-men and mostly oblivious cows. Motorbikes are laden with implausible loads, sometimes with several family members on board, too.
Every region has a different flavour and each one is more delicious than the last. Try sadya served on plantain leaves in Kerala, Goa’s chilli-laden seafood, or settle in for the feast of your life at a wazwan banquet in Kashmir. More than a billion people call India home and sometimes it feels like every single one of them is on the streets at once. Brace yourself, hold on tight and dive into to the magical abyss.
Must See & Do
- Get loved up at the gorgeous Taj Mahal
- Ride a camel into the orange Rajasthan sunset
- Wash away your sins in the holy Ganges
- Dare to down a bhang lassi
- Discover the karma sutra temples of Khajuraho
Experiences in India
For an introduction to India, a Golden Triangle tour is a good place to start. But if you are looking for a more in-depth exploration, think about palace-hopping in the colourful cities of Rajasthan or chilling out in the laid-back towns of India's southern coast. A food tour is a great way to get a taste of India's regional cuisines, and a cycling tour will get you experiencing India at street level. Whether you choose a grassroots adventure or a 5-star retreat worthy of a raja, there’s so much to see in incredible India.
India sure knows how to throw a festival and the most dazzling one of all is Holi festival. Colours are flung over everyone and the country turns into a giant rainbow.
Golden Triangle tours
A tour taking in India's classic Golden Triangle – that's Delhi, Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) and Jaipur – is a great introduction to this colourful land.
Visit Kaziranga National Park to spot Indian rhinos and Ranthambhore National Park to look for the Bengal tiger. The rich fauna spotted on an India wildlife tour will surprise you.
The kids will learn more on their Indian adventure than in a year at school. Show them a slice of life in a country so different from their own.
Cycle along the banks of the quiet backwaters of Kerala, or between the elaborate palaces and forts of Rajasthan. A bike tour of India will get you right in amongst local life.
Yoga and spa tours
Ayurvedic therapies, massage, spa treatments, yoga, meditation – India is home of all things wellness. A spa or yoga tour offers the chance to slow down and centre yourself.
India is massive and there’s so much diversity between north and south. Get off the beaten track and into the heart of the real India with an epic overland adventure.
Walking and trekking tours
Want to walk, trek or climb in India? The best direction to go is north, to the Indian Himalaya. The mountainous region of Ladakh is vast, serene and spectacular.
Head into the mighty Himalaya and explore the kingdoms of Nepal or Bhutan – or cross the South India Sea and combine your India tour with a Sri Lanka exploration.