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As an India specialist, we've got plenty to satisfy your travel bug on our wide selection of tours featuring India's best places - learn about India's fascinating history, visit spectacular monuments and forts, see the tribute to love that is the majestic Taj Mahal, experience the hustle and bustle of iconic cities in Delhi - both old and new, and Mumbai, spot the elusive Bengal tiger in India's national parks, cruise along the backwaters of Kerala and witness the sunrise over the holy Ganges in Varanasi.

With diverse landscapes and ethnic groups, a rich history and delicious cuisine, India is an intoxicating cultural experience for any traveller and a real feast for the senses! India's history dates back thousands of years and having absorbed many an invasion - from the times of Alexander the Great to its more recent pre-independence days of the British Raj - you'll certainly feel the echo of India's past throughout the country.

Golden Triangle Tours

Time your visit with one of India's lively festivals and completely immerse yourself in the local celebrations. We have a selection of special itineraries that coincide with some of the country’s most popular festivals offering an authentic experience that is truly unique to India. Travel into the heart of the Thar Desert for the spectacular Pushkar Camel Fair, join us for colourful Holi – India’s most dazzling celebration, watch fireworks fill the dark nights of Diwali - India’s favourite festival; or witness the ancient rituals of the Himalayan festivals in Ladakh and Leh. read more

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India Private Tours

If you're looking to get off the beaten track with the services of your own private guide, consider one of our unique private itineraries. Enjoy Kashmir from a houseboat, discover the fascinating culture of headhunting tribes in the north-east, ride in comfort on India's luxury trains, follow in the footsteps of Gandhi, or enjoy a Hollywood-inspired jaunt with our exclusive Best Exotic Marigold Tour. Should you wish to visit parts of India that we have not covered, we'll be happy to organise this for you too.

Kashmir If You Can

5 days | FROM INR 78,900

Visit the far north of India, Kashmir, and spend time on Lake Dal your...

Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM INR 106,900

Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat -...

Golden Triangle of India

9 days | FROM INR 98,900

Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural & Delhi, &...

High Road to Leh

9 days | FROM INR 158,900

Taking in the classic sights of Kashmir, from staying in a house boat...

India Wildlife Tours

India is home to some of the finest national parks on the planet for spotting deer, leopard, langur, wild boar, rhino, elephant, buffalo and of course, the elusive Bengal tiger. Top picks include Ranthambhore, Kanha and Corbett, where there's a good chance of spotting tiger. There are very few places where this rare and enigmatic big cat can still be glimpsed in the wild and India has the highest density of tigers in the world. And for something unique, consider Kaziranga - home to the rare one-horned Indian rhino. read more

Corbett National Park

4 days | FROM INR 69,900

Backing onto the forest-covered slopes of the Himalayan foothills, is...

Kaziranga NP

4 days | FROM INR 119,900

Situated in Assam on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, with...

Tiger tracking | Panna National Park | India

Ranthambhore NP

4 days | FROM INR 69,900

Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s most scenic parks and a...

Tiger tracking | India

Tiger Trail

9 days | FROM INR 199,900

Follow the tiger trail and enter two of India’s premier tiger - Park...

India Day Tours

Join us on a day's outing in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore to visit the iconic Taj Mahal, impressive cave temples, attractive gardens, lively markets, grand palaces and museums strewn with treasures.

Delhi: Essential Taj

1 Day | FROM INR 12,000

Explore the legendary sights of Agra, from the imposing Red Fort on of...

Mumbai: Dreams & Extremes

1 Day | FROM INR 11,000

One of the most populated cities in the world, Mumbai is glaring in at...

Hyderabad: Chowmahalla Palace

1/2 day | FROM INR 5,000

Explore the majestic Chowmahalla Palace, a wonderful testimony to the...

Hyderabad's Old City

1/2 day | FROM INR 5,000

Explore the charming Old City of Hyderabad and visit the colossal the...

India Short Stays

Our short stays in India are an easy way to add on a visit to that extra place or two which may not be included on your chosen group or private tour itinerary. You can also create your own itinerary by combining any number of our short stays into a longer holiday. We’re also happy to adapt these short stay packages to suit your needs, from upgrading your accommodation to adding more time to explore an interesting location - we’re here to tailor things to suit your travel requirements.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

Agra

3 days | FROM INR 29,900

Once capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of this time...

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India

Jaipur

3 days | FROM INR 32,900

A favourite of travellers, the architecturally flamboyant capital of a...

House boat on the backwaters | Kerala | India

Keralan Backwaters

3 days | FROM INR 42,900

A peaceful and rustic 3 day sojourn on the mellow backwaters of off to...

Kolata | India

Kolkata

3 days | FROM INR 29,900

Capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is a sophisticated, cultural and city....

India Foodie and Spa Holidays

Beyond tigers and the Taj Mahal, just the mention of India conjures up thoughts of aromatic curries, soothing tea and Ayurvedic spas. If you love Indian cuisine then join our cooking course in tropical Goa whilst tea lovers can sip a cup of the world’s finest chai in acclaimed tea estates set in the lofty hills of Darjeeling, or for complete rejuvenation, Ananda Spa in the Himalayas may be just the ticket. read more

Tea plantatino | Munnar | India

Munnar Tea Estate

4 days | FROM INR 38,900

Munnar in South India offers breathtaking views of the surrounding tea...

Ananda Spa | Himalayas | India

Ananda Spa

4 days | FROM INR 209,900

Set amongst virgin forest in the Himalayan foothills, Ananda Spa is in...

Learing to cook famed Indian cuisine!

Cooking Course in Goa

8 days | FROM INR 110,000

Set in palm-fringed Goa, this introduction to the art of cooking food...

Spa breaks | India

Kerala Ayurvedic Break

8 days | FROM INR 194,900

Relax your spirit, body and mind on an ayurvedic break in beautiful up...

India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.6 out of 5 based on 101 recent reviews — See All India Reviews

Colin Loved Yoseuf. He said that his knowledge and love for India was amazing and really made his trip!!!”  

• Submitted 4 Dec 2015

The tour was great and Yusuf the tour guide enhanced the tour with his vast knowledge of India's history, present social structure, religions and so much more. Well done.

Ken Slaney ”  

• Submitted 3 Dec 2015

Sammi was the perfect tour guide. I found his attentiveness very comforting and his knowledge of India really heightened my overall experience.

He was always there to answer questions anyone had, and he was always very accommodating to the whole group. There were a few things that didn't go to plan but he always came up with alternatives that accommodated the group very well. He was very charming, polite and I enjoyed the stories he had to tell. I had a situation where my phone was lost on the last leg of the trip, and when the phone was found he arranged to have it delivered back to me. I was astonished by his efficiency and hospitality in this instance.

On free time he was able to arrange any extra things we wanted to do and was happy to give any advice he thought we may have needed. I always felt safe and well looked after. Overall if I was to have Sammi as a guide again I would not be disappointed. If I was to choose to tour India again I would happily request Sammi as my guide.

The tour itself was good for the amount of days we were on. The hotels were all of a good standard and I was happy of the amount I was able to see in such a short amount of time.

All tour guides had a good knowledge of what was on the agenda and transport to and from locations was good. I would recommend this trip to others who wanted to see India on a budget and a short time frame. ”  

• Submitted 18 Nov 2015

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See the real India

Our experienced international team have travelled extensively throughout India and all of our trips are led by local Indian guides who'll give you a true insight into the country. Authenticity is core to our holidays and our trips include a few fun local experiences too - watch dhobis in action at the ghats, experience village life in Bharatpur, see jalebi's being made street side, learn how to wrap a sari or a turban in Alsisar, celebrate Holi - the nation's most exciting festival of colour and take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Old Delhi.

Recommended places to visit in India

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
A monument to love

The Taj Mahal

An absolute must-see for a first time visit to India and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the incredible Taj Mahal will probably lure you back to India again in no time at all! Try our Taj Traveller trip which includes a day in Agra visiting both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India
The Pink City

Jaipur

With 18th century Jantar Mantar, an impressive City Palace complex and the lofty Amber fort, there's good reason why Jaipur forms the third point (after Delhi and Agra) on India's famed Golden Triangle. Jaipur has a vibrant city market too, a top spot to spend a few hours late afternoon after a day exploring the cities sites.

Tea plantation | Darjeeling | India
Tea Central

Darjeeling

A perfect spot to sip your daily cuppa and with tea plantations aplenty, Darjeeling sits at an altitude of 2,200 metres with a backdrop of mighty snow-clad Himalayan peaks. A visit to the nearby Ghoom monastery is a must and there's plenty of of fabulous trekking in the surrounding area too.

Tiger tracking | India
Tiger Country

Ranthambhore National Park

There’s an abundance of wildlife at Ranthambhore and if you’re lucky you might spot a tiger or two. It’s also home to the impressive 10th century Ranthambhore Fort, a top location for bird watching. Consider our Shere Khan trip for a couple of relaxing days at Ranthambhore after taking in the key sites of India's North.

The Ganges | Varanasi | India
The Holy City

Varanasi

Set on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is considered the holiest of places in India and has been a centre of learning and civilization for over 2000 years. Visiting Varanasi can be an assault on the senses, but it's certainly rewarding and you'll definitely feel like you've truly seen India. Don't miss out on a sunrise boat ride down the Ganges.

Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India
The Lake City

Udaipur

One of Rajasthan's gems, the city of lakes, Udaipur is a firm favourite for travellers to India. Highlights include the famous lake side City Palace, the 18th century haveli museum of Bagore-ki-haveli, and the impressive Monsoon Palace perched hillside overlooking the lake. A boat ride for lunch at the exquisite Taj Lake Palace is a real highlight too.

The backwaters | Kerala | India
The beautiful South

Kerala

Visit Kerala's quaint and historic capital Kochi, spend a day on a rice boat on tranquil backwaters, head to hilly tea plantations at Munnar, discover wildlife at Periyar and top your holiday off at one of Kerala's laid back beaches on the Arabian Sea.

Our guide to travel in India:

Planning ahead can make the difference between a good trip and a great trip, so to get you going, here's our short guide to travelling in India.

Currency

Top Travel Tips

How to avoid Delhi-belly & plenty more useful tips!

Sacred cow | India

Best time to Visit

India's seasons and the ideal time to holiday there

Humayun's Tomb | Delhi | India

Best Places To Visit

Kashmir to Kumarakom and the best bits in between

Visas

Tourist Visas

No visa, no entry. Here's how you get one!

A group of Indian women in colourful saris outside the Taj Mahal

The Golden Triangle

Our guide to travelling India's Golden Triangle

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to India

Tiger tracking | India

Operators for Tigers

Sustaining India's diminishing tiger population

Get to know India

Recommended Reading

  • Shantaram
    by Gregory David Roberts
  • Around India in 80 Trains
    by Monisha Rajesh
  • The White Tiger: A Novel
    by Arvind Adiga
Did you know...?

Facts about India

  • At an altitude of over 2,400 meters, the world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, India.
  • India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons. Spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
  • Spice it up please! Perhaps it's no surprise, but roughly 70% of the world's spices come from India.

India Travel Advice:

We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to India and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online travel resources for India:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official India Tourist Organisation site and the latest India Weather Updates from the BBC.

INDIA TRAVEL BLOGS: Here's a few blogs on travelling to India that we love - Itchy Feet, Travel Tales from India and Audio Compass.

Recent Travel Articles on India

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Hot air ballooning in Jaipur

November 30, 2015 • OTG Team
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10 interesting things about the Taj Mahal

May 4, 2015 • OTG Team
Perhaps one of the most recognisable monuments ever built, the iconic image of the Taj Mahal has the...
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Travelling beyond India’s Golden Triangle … our top picks

May 3, 2015 • OTG Team
If you are short on time and want to see some of India’s most iconic sights then the Golden is...