Tailor-Made India Holidays
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When to go to India
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 …
Top itineraries in India
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.
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.
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.
Top places to stay in India
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.
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.
An iconic property in Delhi, The Imperial Hotel is evocative of the 1930s colonial rule, and is just a stone's throw from the shopping and commercial district of Connaught Place.
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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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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.
All the arrangements went according to plan and on time. A most enjoyable and relaxing insight into Kerala
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