We have carefully selected the following organised group tours from the world's leading adventure travel companies to offer you the best experience of travelling to India. For convenience, we have organised these into country-wide tours and (where available) regional tours, trekking itineraries and multi-country overland tours incorporating India. For further details and to book your tour, click "details & booking" to visit the tour company website.
Tailormade Tours of Central India
Choosing a private, tailormade tour allows you to travel on exactly the dates that suit you and to share the journey only with your own family or friends. It may also be possible to amend the itineraries below to design a trip that's just right for you.
India: Gujarat & the Rann of Kutch
15 days from £1675 excl. flights*
Filled with a dazzling diversity of cultural treasures, Gujarat's hidden delights will satisfy the discerning palates of even the most experienced Indophile. Often referred to as the 'Jewel of the West', Gujarat can boast a 1,600 kilometre coastline, a medieval tribal culture and a wonderful mix of natural and historic highlights.After enjoying the intoxicating blend of old and new in Ahmedabad, you'll travel out into the tribal heartlands of Poshina, where you will have a chance to immerse yourself in the tribal customs of the Bhil and Garaisa people. Moving on to the extraordinary landscapes of the Little Rann, you then have a chance to spot rare wild assess before the long journey to the Great Rann and the tribal villages of the Kutch.The journey then takes you towards the Arabian Sea coast and on to the remarkable forts and palaces of Gondal. In Palitana you will visit the amazing Jain temples at Mount Shertunjaya, a highlight of any trip to the subcontinent, before continuing on to Baroda, home to the grandiose Laxmi Vilas Palace and the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Champaner Champaner.
|Highlights|| - Immerse yourself in Tribal life in the villages of Poshina|
- Explore the more than nine hundred temples at the Unesco site of Palitana
- Discover the other-worldly landscapes of the Rann of Kutch
- Experience the grandeur of the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baroda
- Spot rare wild asses in the Little Rann of Kutch
Tour includes: 11 nights boutique hotel, 1 night bungalow and 1 night tented camp - 14 breakfasts - Private guided sightseeing - Private driver and vehicle - Sightseeing programme including all entrance fees - Private guided transfers to and from all airports
Central India Odyssey
14 days from £1970 excl. flights*
From Madhya Pradesh in the north to Karnataka in the south, Central India offers the intrepid traveller some of the best experiences on the subcontinent. Boasting no fewer than six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, some of the country's best hotels and some of its finest cuisine, this is a region that offers up the quintessential India experience.Beginning in the Indian capital you'll have an opportunity to explore something of New Delhi's colonial heritage, before catching the early Shatabdi Express to Bhopal. Your gateway onto the UNESCO treasures around Sanchi and the rich gamelands of the Satpura National Park, you'll enjoy some exciting safari opportunities along the Narmada River before continuing on to Hyderabad.After exploring some of the monuments and markets of India's 'City of Pearls', you'll continue into neighbouring Karnataka to visit Bijapur's stunning Islamic architecture and the unmissable ruins at Hampi, one of India's most remarkable sites. Heading on to the Goan coast from here, your journey then ends besides the tranquil waters of the Arabian Sea.
|Highlights|| - Explore the colonial highlights of New Delhi and the Rajpath|
- Visit the UNESCO treasures at Bhopal, Hampi and Pattadakal
- Safaris in Satpura National Park
- Discover the Islamic heritage of Hyderabad and Bijapur
- Relax amongst the palms and beaches of the Goan coast
Tour includes: 9 nights boutique four/five star hotel, 2 nights safari lodge, 2 nights local hotels - 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners - Private guided sightseeing - Private driver and vehicle - Sightseeing programme including al entrance fees - Private guided transfers to and from all airports
* Prices are either exclusive of international flights or inclusive of flights from and to the UK as stated. For private tailormade tours, prices stated are usually per person based on two people sharing. Please refer to the tour website for details.