India

India

A holiday in India is not just a holiday - it memorises the senses with sights and sounds that become treasured memories for life… sunset at the Taj Mahal - gaze as the setting sun turns the Poem to Love a dusky pink; enjoy the Toy Train ride to Shimla... experience dawn on the Ganges as the mists swirl and the sonorous chants of Priests echo across the waters. Tigers in Ranthambore: Lions in Sassan Gir: Gangetic Dolphins on the Brahmaputra… memories are made of this! Let us design a bespoke tour and discover India your way.

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Need to know

October to March are the best months to visit India. April is arguably better for Tiger sighting and May to September is the best time to travel to Kashmir and Ladakh.

Fly to

Approximate flying times to;

Delhi 8hrs 05mins

Mumbai 8hrs 40mins

Bangalore 09hrs 30mins

Kolkata 09hrs 30mins

Chennai 09hrs 55mins

Visas

Required for British Passport holders

Time difference

GMT +5 ½ hours

Official language

17 major languages, 844 dialects. English is widely spoken in most part of the country.

Our Tours in India

Colourful thread on bobbins

Special Interest

Textiles & Temples of Odisha and South India

14 days

London - Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Puri - Dhenkanal - Chennai - London

Odisha is one of India’s most fascinating yet little-known regions, discover ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples with rich traditions of village craft production and tribal culture.

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Alumni

Walk in the Himalayas
06-15 May 2022

10 days from £2,620.00

London - Delhi - Binsar Khali Estate- Villages of Kumaon - Delhi - London

Walk in the Himalayas – an inspiring holiday from a unique social perspective. This holiday itinerary is planned to keep in mind the simple lifestyle of the areas we will be visiting. We are working in partnership with the villages of Kumaon region to establish, develop and manage a unique ethical, responsible tourism. Above all, the aim is to provide great holidays that will inspire and delight our guests. Sustainability is vital, with ownership in the hands of villagers both our guests and hosts are the beneficiaries.

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Special Interest

Eastern Adventure & Colonial India
14 – 27 November 2022

14 days from £3,960.00

London - Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar - Hyderabad - Mysore - Bangalore - London

From the Chinese, the Malay, the Persians, the Mughals, the French, the Danes, the Dutch and of course the British, each have left their mark and have contributed to the richness and diversity which visitors to modern India. Rediscover its lost treasures with Tour Lead Mark Woodrow.

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Special Interest

East India Heritage

14 days

London - Kolkata: Heritage Walk - Barrackpore - Serampore & Chandernagore exploration - Cruise on Hoogley - Darjeeling: Toy Train - Glenburn tea estate - Kolkata - London

Retrace the footsteps of your ancestors - what will you discover?

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Special Interest

Imperial India: Find your ancestors!
12 March 2022

13 days from £3,885.00

London - Delhi - Meerut - Lucknow - Cawnpore - Calcutta - Serampore - Calcutta - London

A tour for family historians with relatives buried in northern India and for everyone interested in spectacular old cemeteries.

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Special Interest

Splendours of South India

20 days

London - Bangalore - Mysore: Serirangapatna - Ooty: Toy Train to - Coimbatore - Delhi - Trichi: Rock Fort Temple - Pondicherry: Fort St David - Auroville - Vellore: Fort Arcot - Chennai: British East India Legacy - Mahabalipuram: Shore Temple - Chennai - London

The 50 tour members who participated in one or more of the three trips to North, South and East India back in 2015. They found it fascinating to walk through similar paths as their ancestors and to uncover information about their forebears – for example finding an entry for a family marriage in a parish register in Trichinopoly or being captivated that their ancestor’s grave was one of the larger tombs in the South Park Cemetery in Kolkata.

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Tailor-made

Tiger Trail

14 days from £2,929.00

Delhi - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Pench - Satpura - Delhi

This tour is a superb opportunity to explore some of the main and lesser visited Nature Reserves in India.

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Special Interest

A Plant Hunters Trail
Friday 22 April – Saturday 07 May 2022

16 days from £3,795.00

London - Kolkata - Darjeeling - Sikkim - Kolkata - London

Experience what it must have been like for plant hunters in the Victorian Era who dared the wilderness and dangers in search of new and exotic plants, now enjoyed in our gardens the world over. Walk in the footsteps of Sir Joseph Hooker, the first European to map and sketch these unknown territories in search of plants. Led by Perveen Nicoll (Nicky) BA.

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Tailor-made

A Tribal Odyssey

14 days from £2,880.00

London- Dubai- Kolkata - Sibsagar - Mon - Jorhat – Majuli – Kaziranga - Guwahati – Kolkata- Dubai- London

This Odyssey is a true voyage of discovery exploring way off the beaten track into deepest Nagaland, to absorb the culture and lifestyle of the people.

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Special Interest

An Odyssey of North India

23 days

Delhi: Old & New Delhi Sightseeing - Meerut: The Mutiny - Amritsar: Golden Temple - Dharamshala: Little Tibet - Shimla: The Mall & Viceroy Lodge - Delhi - Lucknow: The Residency and La Martiniere - Kanpur and Bithur: The Mutiny - Agra: Taj Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri: Akbar’s capital City - Jaipur: Amber Fort & City Palace complex

The 50 tour members who participated in one or more of the three trips to North, South and East India, all found them extremely satisfying.

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Special Interest

Britain’s Greatest Battle; Tour of Kohima & Imphal
22-31 March 2022

10 days from £2,560.00

Following the success of this tour in April 2019, we are operating it again in March 2022, due to popular demand - spaces are limited! Prices from £2560 Per Person

It was on Kohima Ridge in 1944, that the invasion of India by the Japanese Imperial Army was halted by the bravery of a small garrison of just 1500 British and Indian soldiers, who, although outnumbered by about 10:1, held out for 14 days, until relieved by the British 2nd Division.

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Tailor-made

Central Treasure Trail

15 days from £3,298.00

Delhi - Gwalior - Bhopal - Indore - Mandu - Dhar - Maheshwar - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Ellora - Mumbai

This tour is a true voyage of discovery, for around every corner a treasure trove will delight and amaze!

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Tailor-made

Classical Golden Triangle

8 days from £1,779.00

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

A holiday in India is a not just a holiday - it memorises the senses with sights and sounds that become treasured memories for life.

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Tailor-made

Classical India

16 days from £3,375.00

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

A holiday in India is a not just a holiday - it memorises the senses with sights and sounds that become treasured memories for life

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Tiger's face in black & white

Special Interest

Tigers of India
25 Feb – 08 Mar 2022

12 days from £4,775.00

London - Delhi - Bandhavgarh National Park - Delhi - London

When you are accompanied by a passionate and experienced naturalist and wildlife photographer you benefit from their encyclopedic knowledge, identifying what would otherwise remain unseen.

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Tailor-made

Classical Treasures and Desert Dreams

12 days from £2,650.00

London - Udaipur – Pali – Jodhpur – Jamba – London

This fascinating tour entices guests to discover the heart and soul of Rajasthan. From stunning desert wilderness to fabled cities and endless golden sands invite you to relax and unwind.

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Tailor-made

Discover Deccan

13 days from £2,535.00

Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Hospet - Hampi - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Bijapur - Gulbarga - Hyderabad

This tour, just off the beaten tourist trail, highlights some of the finest architecture in India

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Explore Kerala – God’s Own Country

10 days

London - Dubai - Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Marari Beach - Dubai - London

A wonderful journey of discovery travelling through God’s Own Country, as the Keralans fondly call their eclectic state.

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Special Interest

Tigers of India
24 Nov -5 Dec 2021

12 days from £4,555.00

London - Delhi - Kanha National Park - Bandhavgarh National Park - Delhi - London

When you are accompanied by a passionate and experienced naturalist and wildlife photographer you benefit from their encyclopedic knowledge, identifying what would otherwise remain unseen.

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Tailor-made

Golden Temple Monasteries & Mountains

13 days from £2,685.00

Delhi - Amritsar - Dharamsala - Pragpur - Shimla - Delhi

Visit Amritsar - the home to the Golden Temple and spiritual & cultural centre of Sikhism.

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Guaranteed Departures

Classical Golden Triangle… with a twist

9 days from £1,235.00

Delhi - Dholpur - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

This is a classic tour of some of the most iconic places in India… with a twist.

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Tailor-made

Hidden Ladakh

14 days from £3,198.00

London - Delhi - Leh - Nurla - Lamayuru - Dha Hanu - Lamayuru - Dha Hanu - Khardung La - Nubra - Leh - London

High in the Indian Himalayas lies Ladakh, a high-altitude desert and extension of the Tibetan Plateau. Glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks dominate the skyline in every direction

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train

Tailor-made

Himalayan Kingdom: Tea & Tuskers

15 days from £3,978.00

Kolkata - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Gangtok - Kalimpong - Guwahati - Kaziranga - Kolkata

Discover the beauty of the mighty Himalayas catching a glimpse of some of the world’s highest peaks.

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Guaranteed Departures

Rajasthan Rural & Regal

16 days from £2,100.00

Delhi - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jojawar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

A fascinating tour embracing the highlights of Rajasthan from the pulsating cities to the quiet of the endless sand dunes.

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Guaranteed Departures

Tiger Trail

9 days from £1,995.00

Mumbai - Tadoba - Pench - Mumbai

This tour encompasses some of the finest National Parks of India, giving the traveller an excellent chance to spot the awesome tiger.

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Tailor-made

Journey through India, Nepal & Bhutan

19 days from £4,275.00

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park - Pokhara - Kathmandu - Thimphu - Paro - Delhi

This is a breath taking tour of discovery encompassing some of the finest sights and sounds of India, Nepal and Bhutan.

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Guaranteed Departures

Kerala – God’s Own Country

9 days from £995.00

Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Houseboat - Marari - Cochin

A wonderful journey of discovery travelling through God’s Own Country, as the Keralans fondly call their eclectic state.

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Tailor-made

The Foothills of the Himalayas

15 days from £2,845.00

Delhi - Ramgarh - Ranikhet - Kausani - Binsar - Corbett National Park - Delhi

Lying in the lap of the Great Himalayas, the beauty of the Kumaon region is unsurpassable

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Tailor-made

Kashmir – The Secret Garden

9 days from £2,229.00

London - Delhi - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Delhi - London

A name when softly murmured stirs memories of bygone Golden Ages. The whisper evokes a portrait of beauty: stunning snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, flower strewn valleys dazzling the eye with all the colours of the rainbow.

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Guaranteed Departures

Southern Splendour

15 days from £1,935.00

Chennai - Pondicherry - Kumbakonam - Chettinadu - Madurai - Munnar - Periyar - Houseboat - Cochin (Kochi)

From the sparkling shores of the Bay of Bengal travel across country through green and verdant hills, covered by vast tea plantations, to the great port city of Cochin.

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Tailor-made

Keralan Odyssey

11 days from £2,150.00

Cochin - Munnar - Kanam - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Cochin

A delightful journey through ‘Gods own Country’. Relax in the cooler temperatures of the Hill country, learn about the history of tea and delight in the beauty of the Eravikulam National Park.

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Tailor-made

The Great Indian Train Traverse

15 days from £3,339.00

Kolkata - Darjeeling - Varanasi - Agra - Shimla - Delhi

Discover the beauty of the mighty Himalayas catching a glimpse of some of the world’s highest peaks.

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Alumni

Kipling & The Jungle Book
29 Oct-15 Nov 2022

18 days from £4,759.00

London - Mumbai - Kanha Tiger Reserve - Bhandavgarh National Park - Agra - Delhi - Shimla - Amritsar - London

Alumni Tour Led by Dr Sarah Shaw

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Lush Coorg Village

Tailor-made

Malabar & Coorg

12 days from £2,580.00

Kozhikode - Sultans Battery - Nagarhole National Park - Mysore - Coorg - Tellicherry - Kozhikode

This scenic tour takes in the pristine beauty of the misty hills and verdant valleys of Malabar in North Kerala & Coorg in South Karnataka.

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Tailor-made

Rajasthan Rural & Regal

16 days from £3,059.00

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Manvar - Rohetgrah - Rawla Narlai - Udaipur - Mumbai

This is a journey of exploration: delve into the life and culture of the people of fascinating Rajasthan. Forts, palaces, awe-inspiring monuments, simple villages all make Rajasthan a vivid and evocative destination. This tour gives a truly comprehensive insight into Rajasthan.

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Tailor-made

Southern Splendour

16 days from £3,065.00

Bangalore - Mysore - Coonoor - Cochin - Houseboat - Periyar - Madurai - Chettinadu - Trichy - Tanjore - Pondicherry - Mahalobalipuram - Chennai

From the architectural richness of Karnataka to the lush green Kerala and the stunning majestic Temples of Tamil Nadu, this tour brings out the startling contrast that is Southern India.

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Tailor-made

The Royal Gujarat

16 days from £2,285.00

Mumbai - Ahmeddabad - Dasada - Palitana - Sasan Gir - Gondal - Bhuj - Mandvi - Mumbai

Explore vibrant and colourful Gujarat for its heritage, textiles and wildlife.

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What our clients say

Just to say a very big thank you for arranging our wonderful holiday in Nepal. We had a marvellous time and were so beautifully looked after. The magnificence of the mountains together with the kindness and consideration of everyone we met hopefully will call us back before too long. 10 days was just too short.

K Bennet - India & Nepal Holiday