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.
Tours of Rajasthan
India: Rajasthan Explorer
23 days from £2995 excl. flights*
Rajasthan is the ‘Land of Kings’ and paints a bold image of India at its finest. This trip incorporates a list of the must-see but also the little-known elements of this region in one fell swoop! We start in Delhi, the famous gateway to India and then move on to the forts, palaces and havelis which have made Jaipur - the dusky pink city, Jodphur - the fabled blue city, and Udaipur - India’s Venice of the East, so famous. However we will also experience the largely undiscovered rural areas of Khandela, Bhenswara and Bijaipur where we take a dip into the lives of the rural population, far removed from the pageantry and excesses of the old days of the Raj and today’s modern Maharajahs. To add to the variety we also head out on safari in search of tigers in Ranthambore and some incredible birdlife in Gajner. And of course no visit to Rajasthan would be complete without the wonderful city of Jaisalmer rising majestically out of the desert floor. The hospitality in this area of India is one of warmth and generosity from the locals, whether they are the traditionally robed Rajput warrior males topped with the distinctive turbans, or the local women swathed in their beautifully coloured saris in the villages. The Rajasthani food is a real treat too! Overall we think this is the perfect trip for those wanting a comprehensive tour of Rajasthan and an insight into India that goes far beyond the Taj Mahal.
Rajasthan: Taj, Temples & Tigers
16 days from £1965 excl. flights*
Rajasthan - -Our classic Rajasthan tour has been designed to give you a balanced, varied and full experience of the state, and of India. We’ll visit the immaculate and essential Taj Mahal before criss-crossing our way south to take in the wonderful highlights and some delightful secrets away from the traditional tourist sights. We’ll show you the other side of this colourful state - the unspoilt rural villages, out of the way temples, hidden lakes and spectacular hilltop forts - all the while providing you with comfortable and characterful accommodation in charming, family-run heritage hotels. By travelling through better known, as well as more remote regions, on exciting dawn and dusk jeep safaris, you will have the chance to spot some of India's most elusive wildlife, including the rare black buck, chinkaras, nilgais, civet cats and tigers. On this itinerary you will witness all the colour, culture and beauty of Rajasthan as well as getting away from the madding crowds.
Rajasthan: Deserts, Forts and Palaces
15 days from £2195 excl. flights*
A land of spectacular diversity, India still manages to excite and enthral the senses of even the hardiest traveller like few other places on earth. Join us on a journey of discovery through one of its most breathtakingly diverse landscapes, as we travel from the chaotic splendour of its bustling capital, to the very edge of the Great Thar Desert. After exploring a little something of the Mughal and colonial elegance of Delhi, we head west, towards the timeless landscapes of the Aravalli Hills and the desert cities that lie close to the border with neighbouring Pakistan. We will pass through lands that still reflect the fierce pride and majesty of the Rajput princes, staying in palaces and hunting lodges as we make our way towards the historic cities of Bikaner and Jaisalmer. We follow in the footsteps of the emperors of old as we ride out by camel to camp beneath the desert sky, and in Jodhpur, the famous ‘Blue City’; we visit the magnificent fortress of Meherangarh, one of India’s most majestic architectural treasures.
Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences. Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character. Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience. All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own.
The trips we've build our reputation on. Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
15 days from £722 excl. flights*
Travelling through Rajasthan is like walking through a kaleidoscope. Everywhere you look, colours dance before your eyes—from saris drying on riverbeds to the sunsets of Udaipur, from the spice market in Jodhpur to the white marble of the Taj Mahal. Uncover the secrets of romantic Rajasthan on this 15-day tour of the colourful Indian state. Marvel at the rampart views from Jodphur's Meherangarh Fort and then soak in the relaxed atmosphere of Udaipur. Your expert CEO will take care of the hassles—and travel days are well-paced and include private transport, so you'll hit the sights refreshed. Be prepared to fall in love with India!
India: Real Exotic Marigold Hotel
11 days from £1475 excl. flights*
Few things inspire travel like a good movie and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is no exception. Drawing on themes and locations from this famous British movie, we have put together a trip to India designed to give you the best of the world Judi Dench and her fellow actors enjoyed, while showing you some colourful rural villages and the wonderful sites of the Golden Triangle. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is in fact Ravla Khempur, an old favourite of Wild Frontiers and a palace at which you will enjoy two nights. This charming rural hotel, with a history dating from the early 17th Century, was once famed for its stud of fine Marwari horses and is still home to dancing stallions which perform, when requested, in front of the magnificent turreted building. An equine theme runs through each of the hotel's 12 en suite bedrooms, while a number of quiet nooks and crannies, including a delightful rooftop terrace, are dotted about the rest of the hotel. The village outside is quiet and picturesque. This is India at its most enticing. Add to that Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur and her bustling bazaars, and the stunning lake city of Udaipur, and you have the makings of perfect ‘first timers’ trip to India.
* Prices are either exclusive of international flights or inclusive of flights from and to the UK as stated. Prices may vary depending on the specific departure date. Some tours may include an additional local payment to be paid in cash (USD or EURO) to the tour leader at the beginning of the tour. Please refer to the tour website for details.