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 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.
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Kipling’s India Tour
12 days from £2595 excl. flights*
The rich landscapes of Central India provided the inspiration for the stories of Mowgli and the fearsome Sher Khan, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the Elephants. Here, amongst some of the largest and most pristine national parks in India, you'll follow in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling, as you search out the elusive and majestic Bengal tigerBeginning in Mumbai, you'll have an opportunity to enjoy the cultural and historic highlights of old Bombay, before flying on to Nagpur and Tadoba, one of India's most famous tiger reserves. Morning and afternoon game drives provide an ideal opportunity to search for tigers, leopards and a myriad of other wildlife, before continuing on to Satpura National Park, where a unique overnight camping experience awaits.Here you'll have a chance to enjoy walking safaris and evening game drives, before continuing on to Bhopal, where the magnificent UNESCO treasures of the Bhimbetka cave paintings await. Then it is on to the foothills of the majestic Himalayas and a journey on the remarkable mountain railway to Shimla, to enjoy time amongst the colonial grandeur of this old British hill station before beginning the journey home.
|Highlights|| - Explore the cultural highlights of Mumbai and visit Kipling's birthplace.|
- Game drives in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
- Enjoy a night under the stars in the Satpura National Park.
- Visit the World Heritage cave paintings at Bhimbetka.
- Experience the spectacular Shimla mountain railway.
Tour includes: '¢ 3 nights in a four star hotel, 5 nights at safari lodges, 2 nights in a heritage hotel and overnight on a train'¢ 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners'¢ Private driver and vehicle'¢ Local English speaking guides for sightseeing on a private basis, including all entrance fees'¢ Private guided transfers to and from all airports'¢ Driver/guide's expenses '¢ 4 safaris in Tadoba National Park'¢ 2 Jeep and 1 Walking safari at Satpura National park'¢ Park fees'¢ Train journey in the best available class'¢ Domestic flights in economy class.
15 days from £2115 excl. flights*
A journey that takes you off the tourist trail and deep into the heart of rural India, this stunning adventure encapsulates the very essence of this most fascinating of countries. Beginning amongst the historic highlights of Delhi, you'll then travel across a rural landscape that has changed little in centuries, taking you back to the India of Kipling and childhood imagination.You'll journey by train to Chittorgarh, drive through the ancient panoramas of the Aravelli Hills and spend your time enjoying the delights of some of the finest camps and hotels in the region, as you experience a land of bullock carts and bicycles, elegant sari-clad women and colourful markets. Enjoy a chance to explore something of Bijaipur and the beautiful shores of Lake Pangarh, visit the famed murals of Bundi Palace and the temples of Maheshwar, with their remarkable hanging balconies. A flight to Mumbai then sees you enjoying journey's end amongst the bustling streets of India's commercial capital, a melting pot of cultures that is also home to the country's famous film industry.
|Highlights|| - Tour Old Delhi and explore the colonial grandeur of the Rajpath|
- Chittorgarh and the beautiful landscapes of the Aravalli Hills
- Stay at some of India's most captivating properties
- Visit the famous murals at Bundi and the spectacular temples of Maheshwar
- Explore Mumbai, one of India's quintessential cities
Tour includes: 1 internal flight - 2 overnight train journeys in air conditioned carriages - 10 nights traditional properties, 2 nights boutique hotel - 15 breakfasts, 9 lunch and 9 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
India: Taj, Tigers and Kerala
14 days from £1990 excl. flights*
A fascinating cultural tour of some of India's major attractions, this is a journey of dazzling diversity. Encompassing some of the country's most iconic monuments, it also incorporates the jungles of Ranthambore National Park, the historic heritage of the Malabar coast and Kerala's idyllic Backwaters.After exploring something of the Mughal and colonial treasures of Delhi and Agra including the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal and the haunting ruins of Fatehpur Sikri, you'll continue by train to Bharatpur, to explore the wilds of Ranthambore. After searching for the elusive tigers for which Ranthambore is so famous, you then continue to Jaipur, to take in the sumptuous Palace of the Winds and the spectacular Amber Fort.Flying on to India's western coast you then spend some time discovering historic Cochin and the lush hills of the Western Ghats, where you will enjoy tea plantations, hill stations and the landscapes of Eravikulam National Park. The climax of the journey is then spent cruising through the tranquil beauty of the Backwaters, before a relaxing end enjoying the azure waters of Marari Beach.
|Highlights|| - Explore the rich cultural treasures of Delhi and Agra|
- Safaris in Ranthambore National Park
- Enjoy an offbeat tour of India's fabulous 'Pink City'
- Discover Cochin and the beautiful landscapes of the Western Ghats
- A private cruise through the Kerala Backwaters
Tour includes: 2 internal flights - 4 nights four/five five star hotels, 2 nights safari lodge, 6 nights traditional properties - 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners - 1 night Keralan Houseboat - Private driver and vehicle - Private guided sightseeing including all entrance fees - Transport to and from all airports
Indian Villages and Towns
11 days from £1975 excl. flights*
An itinerary that takes you from the bustling streets of Mumbai, to the historic monuments of the Indian capital, this remarkable journey takes in some of the country's most iconic cities and some of its most captivating five star properties.After taking in some of the highlights of the old British capital of Bombay you'll fly on to Indore, to visit the famous temples of Maheshwar and their hanging balconies. The journey then continues through Jhalawar and on to the spectacular fortified outpost of Bhainsrorgarh, once part of the old Mewar kingdom.In the Lake City of Udaipur you'll have a chance to visit its stunning City Palace, take a vintage car drive through the city and enjoy the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola, before moving on to the fabulous 'Blue City' of Jodphur, home to the immense Meherangarh Fort and the colourful chaos of its central bazaar.
|Highlights|| - Explore the old colonial capital of Bombay|
- Visit the spectacular temple complexes at Maheshwar and Jhalawar
- A night at the stunning fort in Bhainsrorgarh
- Discover the beautiful city of Udaipur by boat and vintage car
- The sprawling majesty of Jodphur's, Meherangarh Fort
Tour includes: 4 nights five star hotels, 4 nights traditional properties, 1 night luxury boutique hotel - 10 breakfasts - Private driver and vehicle - Private guided sightseeing, including all entrance fees - Private transfers to and from all airports - Driver 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.