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India

A kaleidoscope of colour

Tailor-Made India Holidays

Introduction

Travel to India carries a feeling of the exotic, no matter how many times you visit. With more than a billion people creating an intoxicating cultural cocktail of colourful saris, welcoming temples, richly-scented food and countless languages, there is plenty to discover on a luxury India holiday.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
9½ hours

Time Zone
GMT +5½

Currency
Rupee (Rs) = 100 paise

Language
English & Hindi, among 14 other official languages

Visa
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Where to go in India

The Golden Triangle is India's beloved travellers' route and a perfect introduction to the country, incorporating Delhi, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the splendid Jaipur. Further south, India abounds with colonial architecture, lush jungles, ruined forts, centuries-old churches and lavish basilica.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan was once a land of royalty and today revels in its regal past. Scores of forts and palaces loom from the arid desert sands, along with cities as colourful as their brightly swathed locals, who fill the streets in dazzling fabric outfits.

Kerala

Translating as 'Land of the Coconuts' Kerala is awash with verdant backwaters and is known as God's Own Country. Experience the relaxed rivers, postcard-perfect beaches, sensational food and laid-back lifestyle of this sleepy region.

Himalayas & Foothills

The Himalaya is the world's greatest mountain range, a 1800-mile mass of white-tipped peaks and valleys that runs from Afghanistan to the border of south-west China.

Agra and the Taj Mahal

Agra, in Uttar Pradesh, is home to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and also a wealth of imperial palaces, tombs, forts and gardens dotting its riverine landscape.

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What to do in India

On your holidays you can see snow-capped mountains in the Himalayas, beaches and backwaters in Kerala, tranquil temples and dusty villages. Go in search of exotic wildlife, including the regal Bengal tiger, and combine it with a tour of India's magnificent fort landscape that makes Rajasthan stand out as perhaps the most spectacular state of them all.

Escorted Tours

Get the most out of your trip with the expert guidance of an escorted tour guide. Garner insights from the people who know India best, and enhanced access to local sites—while we take care of all the details.

Beach holidays

With more than 7,500 kilometres of coast, India has a beach to suit every traveller, in nearly every region. Enjoy a lively resort with plenty of activities, or find your own secluded stretch of white sand.

Safaris

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover India’s iconic wildlife, particularly the legendary Bengal tiger. Our wildlife safaris will show you a side of India that most humans never see.

River Cruises

Slip along peaceful waterways on a luxurious river boat, as you watch the landscape turn from verdant tea plantations to deep, lush jungles and small, welcoming villages. Fall in love with India as you immerse yourself in its rich network of waterways.

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When to go to India

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Broadly speaking, India is defined by three seasons, the hot, the wet and the cool. The coolest and most pleasant time to visit is after the monsoon is over, from October to March. That said, Rajasthan, which stays largely dry in the monsoon (loosely May to September) is worth considering in the off-season as hotels are better value and attractions are quieter. And bear in mind the monsoon moves across the country, breaking in Kerala in May and then moving northeast across the country, so it should be possible to plan your trip to avoid it - or like author Alexander Frater, who wrote the wonderful Chasing The Monsoon, to follow it. There are …

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Top itineraries in India

India’s Golden Triangle

8-day tailor-made journey from £1,395 pp incl. flights

The Golden Triangle, made up of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, is classic India at its very best. This tantalising triumvirate serves up everything you'd expect from a country with such a rich and varied history and a reputation for chaos and conformity in equal measure.

Keralan Spice Coast

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,165 pp incl. flights

India's southern coast, bordered by the sparking waters of the Arabian Sea and the evergreen mountains of the Western Ghats, is blessed by a perfect climate, verdant foliage and a slower pace of life.

Hill Stations & Tea Plantations

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,895 pp incl. flights

This luxury holiday takes you to the beautiful hill stations in the Eastern Himalayas, and to Darjeeling where you'll learn about tea production

The Essence of Rajasthan

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,245 pp incl. flights

This luxury India holiday will illustrate the beautiful essence of Rajasthan, from its warm and welcoming people, to its bustling cities, antiquated villages, and regal heritage.

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Top places to stay in India

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Grand & elegant hotel

At the leading luxury hotel in Agra you can wake up and experience your own private moment with the world's greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal, as each room, suite, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Historic hotel

When greeted with a shower of rose petals on arrival, you can see why this is one of India's most famous and romantic hotels. This 19th century summer palace is brimming with old world elegance.

The Claridges, New Delhi

Traditional hotel

The Claridges combines elegant decor with graceful architecture, and is one of the best hotels in Delhi. It is based in the eminent Lutyens' Delhi, putting it in close proximity to the various shopping districts, cultural centres and historic landmarks.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Historic hotel

The Rambagh Palace is located in the centre of busy Jaipur, Rajasthan. The hotel maintains the finest traditions of Rajput hospitality, offering guests a taste of royal living.

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Special offers in India

Enchanting India with Oberoi Hotels

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,895 pp incl. flights

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Save up to £880 per couple on selected departure dates
Book by: 31 March 2017

Chaotic, colourful and captivating, the Indian cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, collectively known as the Golden Triangle, are home to some of the country's most resplendent architecture, vibrant street life and fascinating cultural heritage.

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India articles

  • The cat women of Gir

    Tigers may be the iconic big cats of India, but in the western state of Gujarat, a group of 400 female rangers and veterinary professionals are working to protect native lions.

  • The flavours of southern India

    From Kerala to Tamil Nadu, the food of India's south has its own style and flavour; here's what to expect on a southern Indian holiday.

  • A guide to India’s Golden Triangle

    The fabled Golden Triangle is a compact trio that packs in three of India’s premiere destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It’s the perfect introduction to the subcontinent’s culture and rich history, so we’ve put together this mapped guide to help you plan your luxurious holiday.

  • Brahmaputra River Cruise

    Wexas India specialist Krisha Ghosh reports on her recent journey aboard the M.V Mahabaahu, travelling along the Brahmaputra River from Nimati to Guwahati.

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What our clients say about our India holidays

  • The Tour leaders Natasha and Benedict were fantastic, their company, knowledge and good humour made the trip. I would happily go on any trip led by them. The bus was kept very clean and tidy and we were regularly supplied with bottled water throughout the trip. I was happy with the standard of hotels.

    Katy K

  • All the arrangements went according to plan and on time. A most enjoyable and relaxing insight into Kerala

    David D

  • Very pleased with the service

    Robin John R

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