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Indian Guided and Independent Tours: Embark on adventure through India

Boat rides along Kerala’s backwaters, exploring the Golden Triangle, admiring the Taj Mahal at sunrise…India tours are the dream, and it’ll be a holiday to remember whichever of our India tour packages you go for.

If the stunning national parks of North India are calling you, or if the beaches of the South are more your cup of chai, our escorted tours of India are the perfect way to see the sights while immersing yourself in the beauty and culture of this vibrant country. Our touring holidays of India are a must for all adventurers.

Tough choice, right? If our tours of India aren’t ticking all the boxes, check out our holidays in India.

 

Independent India – Varanasi

Independent India – Varanasi

This 3 night package in Varanasi includes airport transfers and private day tours to see the enchanting & mystical Aarti ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges. You will also go on a boat journey on the River Ganges taking in all the activities happening along the way. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 



Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Wildlife of India

Wildlife of India

This magnificent journey through two of India’s most celebrated national parks will lead you on a trail of discovery as some of the nest parks in the world to see the famous Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat. From fauna renowned to the region to majestic birds of prey, this tour is sure to leave you with everlasting memories.

From £1699pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Spice Land of Kerala

Spice Land of Kerala

Positioned between the rolling hills of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, the state of Kerala is one of India’s prized gems. Famous for its tea industry, this destination offers so much. Explore the diverse city of Cochin and the picturesque Munnar which is surrounded by luscious forest and rolling hills. A relaxing cruise on the stunning backwaters of Alleppey is awe-inspiring and calming in equal measure. This vibrant tour will enrich all your senses as you explore this timeless area.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Independent India - Delhi & Agra

Independent India - Delhi & Agra

This 3-night package in Delhi & Agra includes airport transfers and private day tours, one of them is a visit to the world famous Taj Mahal. We offer several other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Deccan Odyssey - Indian Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey - Indian Odyssey

Revisit the golden age of rail travel on this Deccan Odyssey across Rajasthan. Beginning in the architectural splendours of Delhi, you’ll travel in genteel style, taking in the iconic sites of Agra and Jaipur and searching for Tigers in Ranthambore National Park.

From £4125pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Independent India – Chennai & Pondicherry

Independent India – Chennai & Pondicherry

This 4 night package in Chennai & Pondicherry includes airport transfers and private day tours. You will  need your walking shoes for this one as you will be visiting many Culture and Heritage sites. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Independent India – Kerala

Independent India – Kerala

This 3 night package in Kerala includes airport transfers and private day tours, you will experiance seeing a traditional Kathakali dance performance and spend a night cruising on a houseboat. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
A Taste of India

A Taste of India

A chance to explore the fascinating Golden Triangle of India, a great trip for first timers or those looking for a shorter tour. Your journey begins in Delhi, where you have an opportunity to visit Old Delhi, before continuing to Agra and the iconic Taj Mahal then onwards to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

From £625pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Classical North India

Classical North India

This magnificent tour encapsulates all that northern India has to offer. From the rich culture held by the famous Ganges River, to the majestic Taj Mahal standing proudly in front of a sunset backdrop. Just some of the intoxicating highlights this culturally rich tour provides.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Independent India – Amritsar

Independent India – Amritsar

This 2 night package in Amritsar includes private tours to the highly revered Golden Temple and the historic garden and memorial at Jallianwala Bagh. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
Independent India – Shimla

Independent India – Shimla

This 4-night package in Shimla includes airport transfers and private day tours. A highlight of this tour will be when you take the Toy Train from Shimla to Solan, enjoying marvellous mountain and valley scenery en-route. We offer a number of other Independent India locations that are easy to link together with internal flights. Explore India your way. 

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Independent Touring
The Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle

This wonderful introductory tour of India's rich and cultural history explores the sights and sounds of the Golden Triangle, including the iconic Taj Mahal, with the added experience of spotting tigers in the beautiful Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places in the world to see these majestic animals.

From £769pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours

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