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 Rajasthan
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.
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Wild Desert Romance in India
17 days from £3660 excl. flights*
Capturing the romance and adventure of India's golden age, this remarkable cultural journey takes you across the landscapes of India's colourful 'Land of Kings', where you will enjoy the hospitality and comforts of some of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels in Rajasthan.Journeying by train and private car, you will leave the Mughal and Raj monuments of Delhi behind and travel across the Thar Desert to Jaisalmer, where you will camp amongst the golden desert dunes. Visit the spectacular forts of Jaisalmer and Meherangarh, experience the bustling bazaar in Jodphur and take a train ride through the Khamli Ghats to Deogarh.Travelling on to the beautiful lake city of Udaipur you'll pay a visit to the spectacular fort at Kumbhalgarh and the unforgettable Jain Temple at Ranakpur, before continuing by train to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, home to the unique Palace of the Winds and the stunning Amber Fort.
|Highlights|| - The romance of Jaisalmer and the desert dunes|
- Visit the spectacular Meherangarh Fort at Jodhpur and the central bazaar
- A train ride through the Khamli Ghats in the footsteps of Kipling
- Discover the exquisite delights of Ranakpur Temple
- Explore the captivating cities of Udaipur and Jaipur
Tour includes: Day use of the Imperial Hotel in Delhi - 3 nights luxury tented camp, 5 nights Palace style accommodation, 5 nights luxury boutique hotels - 2 overnight train journeys in sleeper class cabin - 17 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners - Private driver and vehicle - Private guided sightseeing including all entrance fees - Private guided transfers to and from all airports - Driver's and guide's expenses
Rajasthan Deserts, Forts And Palaces
15 days from £2070 excl. flights*
India's fabled 'Land of Kings', Rajasthan is home to a spectacular Rajput legacy that includes some of the country's most impressive palaces and forts. Spread across a vast expanse of the Thar Desert, it can also boast one of the oldest cultural pedigrees anywhere on the Indian subcontinent. After a chance to explore some of the Mughal and colonial highlights of the Indian capital, this fascinating journey then takes you on to the beautiful havelis of Mandawa, before continuing to Bikaner and Jaisalmer. Lying in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer provides your gateway on to the Manvar Desert Camp and a chance to ride camels amongst the desert dunes.From here you'll travel on to Jodphur and the spectacular fortress of Meherangarh, before continuing through the Indian countryside to Rohet, Kumbhalgarh and the beautiful 15th century Jain temple at Ranakpur. The journey finishes amongst the lakes and palaces of Udaipur, a city that was once dubbed the 'Venice of the East' and today is home to some of the finest Rajput-era palaces in India.
|Highlights|| - Tour Old Delhi and explore the colonial grandeur of the Rajpath|
- Visit the beautiful old havelis of Mandawa and the desert city of Jaisalmer
- Camel rides and camping in the spectacular Thar Desert
- Visit Jodhpur, Kumbhalgarh and the stunning Jain temple at Ranakpur
- Udaipur, India's stunning City of Lakes
Tour includes: 2 nights four star hotel, 1 night desert camp, 8 nights traditional properties, 3 nights boutique property - 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners - Private driver and vehicle - Private guided sightseeing including all entrance fees - Private transfers to and from all airports - Driver and guide's expenses
14 days from £1620 excl. flights*
Home to some of India's greatest monuments, Rajasthan has with good reason been dubbed the 'Land of Kings'. One of the country's most colourful and diverse destinations, the old heartland of the Rajput princes is liberally sprinkled with some of India's most spectacular cultural gems.This classical journey across its historic landscapes takes you from Delhi and on to the sumptuous Mughal grandeur of Agra, where you will visit the iconic Taj Mahal and the UNESCO World Heritage setting of Fatehpur Sikri. Taking the train on to Ranthambore you'll then search for tigers and sloth bears in its famous national park, before travelling by private vehicle to the stunning 'Pink City' of Jaipur.Travelling on to Pushkar and Jodphur, setting for the magnificent Meherangarh Fort, you then head through the picturesque Khamli Ghats to Deogarh, a journey made famous by Rudyard Kipling. There will be opportunities to enjoy bullock cart rides and jeep safaris, before completing the journey to Udaipur by way of the fortress of Kumbhalgarh and the breathtaking Jain temple at Ranakpur.
|Highlights|| - Explore the cultural highlights of Delhi, Jaipur and Jodphur|
- Watch the sun set over the iconic grandeur of the Taj Mahal
- Search out tigers and sloth bears in Ranthambore National Park
- Travel by train through the Khamli Ghats
- Visit Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh and Udaipur, India's stunning City of Lakes
Tour includes: 4 nights four/five star hotels, 2 nights safari lodge, 8 nights traditional Palace and Haveli style properties - 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners - Private driver and vehicle - Private guided sightseeing - Private guided transfers to and from all airports - Driver and guide's expenses - Train from Bhratapur to Sawai Madhopur by Kota Jan Shatabdi express on Air conditioned car chair and Phulad to Kamlighat by regional trains in 3rd Class chair
India Off Season Heritage Special
13 days from £1090 excl. flights*
Taking advantage of some excellent 'off season' rates, this wonderful private journey across Rajasthan incorporates some of India's finest monuments with a range of our favourite heritage palaces, havelis and forts. A cultural adventure that takes in the best of India's spectacular 'Golden Triangle', it is a journey of hidden gems, plummeting prices and remarkably few tourists.From the majestic monuments of the Indian capital you will travel to Agra, for sunset before the marbled splendour of the Taj Mahal, one of the world's most perfect buildings. Taking time to explore the remarkable 'ghost city' of Fatehpur Sikri, you'll then drive to Jaipur, home to the splendid City Palace and the fortress at Amber. After a chance to enjoy an early morning walk through the old town, you'll continue on to the picturesque town of Bundi.Travelling on to Bijapur you'll then enjoy the rural hospitality of a heritage castle, taking the time for walks and jeep safaris through the Rajasthan countryside before ending your journey in the beautiful lake side city of Udaipur, the 'Venice of the East'.
|Highlights|| - A tour of Delhi's dazzling cultural highlights|
- Agra: Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and sunset at the Taj Mahal
- Offbeat tours of Jaipur and Bundi; market visits and cookery classes
- A stay at a heritage castle in Bijaipur
- Explore Udaipur, India's beautiful City of Lakes
Tour includes: 2 nights four star hotels, 10 nights traditional palace and haveli style properties - 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners - Private driver and vehicle - Private guided sightseeing including all entrance fees - Driver's and guide's expenses - Private transpor to and from all airports
The Marigold Hotel Rajasthan Tour
10 days from £1495 excl. flights*
An exciting journey that follows in the cinematic footsteps of the 'Best and Exotic Marigold Hotel', this captivating adventure offers a chance not only to visit some of the film's exotic locations, but also to stay in the charming rural palace that was used as the location of the hotel itself.The trip combines these wonderful locations with some of India's most iconic landmarks, taking you from the Mughal and colonial highlights of Delhi and across Rajasthan to the beautiful lakeside setting of Udaipur, one of India's most romantic and elegant cities. The journey will include Agra and the Taj Mahal, Jaipur and its sumptuous City Palace and Pushkar, a town famed across India for its annual camel fair.Heading on to Khempur, just to the north of Udaipur, you'll then check in to the charming Ravla Khempur, a once famous Marwari stud farm that was used as the setting for the 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' in the film. The end of this wonderful journey then sees you staying at a lovely old haveli overlooking the shores of Udaipur's, Lake Pichola.
|Highlights|| - Explore Old Delhi and the bustling markets of Chandi Chowk|
- In Agra, visit the riverside fort and the breathtaking setting of the Taj Mahal
- Visit Jaipur and Pushkar
- Check into the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- A stay at the Jagat Niwas on the shores of Udaipur's Lake Pichola
Tour includes: 9 nights four/five star hotels - 9 breakfasts - Private driver and vehicle - Private guided sightseeing including all entrance fees - Private guided transfers to and from all airports - Driver's and guide's expenses
* 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.