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India holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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South India by rail holiday
Rail trip visiting Kerala and Tamil Nadu, from 1760 (19 days) ex flights
Northern India holidays
The best of northern India in a short itinerary, from 1399 - 1799 (10 days) inc UK flights
North India cultural tour
An adventure to one of the planet's exotic destinations, from 680 - 845 (22 days) ex flights
Rajasthan luxury tours
Endless possibilities in Rajasthan, from 900 (14 days) ex flights

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Family holiday to India, sightseeing and safari
Taj Mahal in Agra to the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur, from 1289 - 1425 (11 days ) inc UK flights
India small group holiday, a food adventure
2 week discovery of the sights, sounds & flavours of India, from 1320 - 1515 (15 days) ex flights
Golden Triangle small group holiday, India
India's 3 most popular destinations, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur, from 465 - 530 (8 days) ex flights
Kerala homestay tour, India
Stay in homestays in various destinations in Kerala, from 1244 (15 days) ex flights
Tiger tour in India, land of the Tiger tour
Wildlife tour through India, from 2449 - 2849 (16 days) inc UK flights
Rural cycling tours in South India
The perfect way to cycle in rural Keralan countryside, from 680 (8 days) ex flights
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made
Budget tailor-made holiday in Kerala, from 998 (15 days) ex flights
Kerala small group tour, India
Local, authentic Kerala experience, proceeds fund charities, from 900 (10 days) ex flights
Rajasthan heritage cultural tour, India
Rajasthan cultural heritage, art history, music and wildlife, from 580 - 598 (8 days) ex flights
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
Enjoy a riverside view of life, from 385 (5 days) ex flights
South India holiday
Tour the ancient trading cities and towns, from 1851 (15 days) ex flights
Gujarat holiday and the Rann of Kutch, India
A fascinating mix of local village culture and wild landscapes, from 1995 (15 days) ex flights
Ladakh adventure holidays, India
India: Journey to Ladakh, from 2095 (16 days) ex flights
South Indian food tour, Kerala
Food & culture of Kerala, from 1473 (16 days) ex flights
Karnataka holidays, tailormade, India
Experience the highlights of Karnataka at a relaxed pace, from 2254 (15 days) ex flights
Southern India tour
Enter a world where time feels like it has stood still forever, from 799 - 899 (14 days) ex flights
Rajasthan tours, India
Discover the evocative northern province of Rajasthan, from 702 - 905 (15 days) ex flights
Tailor made tiger safari in India
17 game drives in 3 National Parks, from 2650 (13 days) inc UK flights
Tiger watching holiday in India
A chance to see the majestic tiger in the wild, from 660 - 860 (9 days) ex flights
South India holiday, small group
Classic south Indian tour of Kerala from Chennai to Kovalam, from 1103 - 1615 (15 days) ex flights
Rajasthan desert adventure
Explore India's desert state, tigers and Taj Mahal, from 1499 - 1999 (14 days) inc UK flights
Kerala & Tamil Nadu holiday, hidden gems of India
An exclusive holiday for people who love nature, from 1750 (15 days) ex flights
Kerala luxury holiday, India
See inside Kerala with a touch of luxury, from 2039 (16 days) ex flights
Kashmir cultural holiday, India
A relaxed tour of Kashmir by riverboat, from 1895 (11 days) ex flights
India family holiday
A fabulous family holiday including the best of India, from 1060 - 1090 (12 days) ex flights

316 reviews for India holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent India holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Rajasthan tours, India
Don't hesitate to book. Just go! It was amazing. The operator uses local transport, including trains. The hotels were small businesses and not part of large world wide chains. Our group was a mix of ages from 20 year olds to over 60's so it is suitable for all wanting to experience India. (more)Kathryn Heirons
Most memorable - the amazing places we stayed and the wonderful people we met most exciting - being driven through the streets of Delhi, it got the adrenaline pumping anyway! (more)Beki Williams
We had many memorable and exciting experiences from this trip. Some of the local villages we visited were fantastic in terms of getting a glimpse of rural life in Rajasthan. We also stayed at some very interesting accommodation. (more)R and K Mackenzie
From 702 - 905 excluding flights
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made
Most memorable - Kayaking through the Keralan backwaters, meeting villagers and experiencing daily life first hand! Extraordinary and an experience to cherish. (more)Ben Swift
I would like to thank the suppliers, who arranged everything, for a first class service. I couldn't fault them. (more)Roy Cope
Flawless....trekking in Munnar, swimming in Varkala and the houseboats on the backwaters. But more than that meeting the locals, having the best food we've ever had and walking around lots of different villages, towns and cities really made this holiday. (more)Mike Waugh
From 998 excluding flights
North India cultural tour
Holiday was a great to help me see my own culture with completely new eyes and become more aware of things that I have taken for granted in the past. (more)Judith Brockmann
A very good trip. Varanasi, the camaraderie of group members and our group leader and seeing India in action were the best parts of the trip. (more)Michael Adams
I am in my 50s and I found the pace excellent - no more than 3 nights anywhere - arrive - shower/rest - orientation walk then choose your activities and what a great diversity of activities. I found it stimulating and fun. (more)Hazel Durbridge
From 680 - 845 excluding flights
Kerala luxury holiday
This was definitely a 4-star holiday!...By far the most memorable part for us was the houseboat cruise on the back waters. Two nights on a barge - we loved the leisurely pace as we moved slowly along the rivers, giving plenty of time for watching birds and also watching life as lived alongside the river. (more)Aldyth Rowe
Excellent...The backwaters trip and the stay at Serenity were the most memorable parts. (more)john still
It was a 100% enjoyable experience. We got really far off the beaten track & to the real Southern India (Kerala & Tamil Nadu). Seeing lots of wild fauna & flora, including elephant three times. (more)John Tams-Gray
From 1920 excluding flights
Kerala homestay tour, India
I thought it was very well organised and have no complaints about your company at all. I would certainly consider using you again, and recommend you to other people. (more)David Armes
Excellent! Best bits: The two days in Mumbai at the beginning and the experience of the Indian roads! (more)William Avery
Excellent! (more)Roger Humphreys
From 1244 excluding flights
Delhi to Goa overland tour
Memorable parts? Seeing was believing when it came to the Taj Mahal, not many places live up to be better than you anticipate as this place did. My wife and I have done some travelling, but this has to be the most impressive building we have ever witnessed. The Taj Mahal was almost worth the tour fee alone. Tips? Do not be put off by such a cheap price for the package, if we had paid treble we still would have been getting value for money! Don't be put off by such high attention from... (more)Jonathan Kenyon
From 749 - 799 excluding flights
Family holiday to India, sightseeing and safari
Memorable parts? It was all such a memorable trip! I guess the biggest pleasure I had this time was sharing my love of India with my 11 year old granddaughter. Jaipur was wonderful, as were the frescos in Nawalgarh and the amazing hotel in Surajgarh and I haven't mentioned Agra and Fatepur Sikri! Tips? Check the weather, it's cold overnight and early starts mean you need warm clothing as well as lighter cottons for the day time. My granddaughter had a problem with spicy food and... (more)Kathryn Park
From 1289 - 1425 including UK flights
Tiger watching holiday in India
Seeing tigers was heart-stopping! (more)TINA JOHNSON
It was a trip of a lifetime and to experience tigers at such close hand was an experience we will never forget. India is exhausting but the wildlife of the parks was amazing. (more)Julia Gallagher
Excellent, well organised, all arrangements went smoothly and we had a great time. (more)Lucie McKenzie
From 660 - 860 excluding flights
Golden Triangle small group holiday, India
Memorable parts? Every day brought something amazing. Tips? Leave enough time to buy things and haggle. Local benefits? Definitely. Overall rating? It was far better than I ever imagined. (more)Isabella McLachlan
From 465 - 530 excluding flights
Kerala luxury holiday, India
Memorable parts? The homestays were particularly enjoyable, allowing us some insight into everyday life in a way that can be difficult to experience as a tourist. Our hosts were warm, genuine, entertaining and thoughtful people who put a great deal of effort into ensuring that we got the best from our trip. It felt very sad each time we had to move on! Also, Keralan food is wonderful, though 3 home cooked meals a day can have a serious impact on your waistline (perhaps we should have refused... (more)Liz Livingstone
From 2039 excluding flights
Kerala holiday, Malabar Adventure
Memorable parts? The food and the beds Tips? No alcohol on first day of month and every Sunday. Internal flights have much lower baggage allowance than international flights Local benefits? Perhaps Overall rating? I feel good after it. (more)Marion Shepherd
From 1335 excluding flights
Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India
Memorable parts? History and culture. I enjoyed the amazing hotels we stayed in that were beautiful locations and historical. Tips? Due to distance between locations, ensure there are two nights at every hotel. There is significant time spent driving (in a car) between each location. If flying from Delhi during December / January be aware of fog delaying / cancelling flights. Local benefits? We visited local communities (e.g. Bishnoi, Samode) but not sure how it benefitted... (more)Tracey Warren
From 1650 excluding flights
Rajasthan luxury tours
Be prepared to be 'blown away'. The owners are fully involved in conservation - they have their own reserve which has been highly successful in increasing the numbers of an endangered cat species. If you want to see a fascinating part of India and stay in some fascinating places, this is the trip for you. My friend and I absolutely loved it. (more)(Edwina) Jayne Rudge
Every moment was memorable and there was such a diversity of places to stay and things to do that every day was exciting. (more)Sheila Taylor
The most memorable part of the holiday were the vivid colours, the clothing of the women it is just a sea of fantastic colours everywhere you look, the brightly coloured turbans of the men. The fantastic people so friendly and welcoming, the culture and food. (more)Sharon Walker
From 900 excluding flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
Was exciting from beginning to end...Excellent. Would recommend this operator. (more)Denise Brooks
Gwalior Palace and Khajaraho Jain temples (more)Paul Street
Indian train travel, sumptuous hotels and beautiful new Delhi were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Lydia Walton
From 1465 excluding flights
Tiger tour in India, land of the Tiger tour
Definitely a benefit for the local people with the money and jobs and investment in the school. (more)Linda Hall
Absolutely brilliant. Great leader, well organised, accommodation and food great. We had the privilege of seeing a total of ten tigers in three different National Parks. (more)Peter Kemp
We enjoyed every minute of this holiday, although seeing a tiger for the first time was amazing...10 out of 10. (more)Gaynor Jean-Louis
From 2449 - 2849 including UK flights
Kathmandu to Delhi overland holiday
Memorable parts? Varanasi was amazing and provided a great stay. Tips? Just go for it, you will love it, whether you are used to travelling or not, everyone on our trip enjoyed it and wanted more. Local benefits? On the trip we used local guides, driver etc which supported jobs in the various towns and cities. Using public transport ie the trains helped us get to various places easily and economically. Overall rating? Amazing, a must do for everyone. The guide was... (more)Joanne Rogers
From 724 - 1045 excluding flights
Kerala and tropical India cycling holidays
Has to be a 5 star! I will definitely do another cycling holiday with these guys they were simply excellent. (more)Lyn Hill
Excellent... Cycling down the Ooty Hill, the views were breathtaking, as well as visiting the orphanage. (more)Olga Baranova
From 2099 - 2799 including UK flights
North Kerala tailor made holidays
Memorable parts? We traveled as a family and moved every couple of days so ever day brought something new and was memorable. What was exciting about this holiday was learning about other cultures and meeting people living in a variety of different ways. But as a family, the favorite experience was riding an elephant. Tips? Take plenty of hand sanitiser for when you are out and about and some toilet rolls too. Food is very cheap, eat out! Don't eat at the Sandesh Prince hotel in... (more)Gentian Bolt
From 1400 excluding flights
Mumbai to Delhi tour through Rajasthan, India
A fantastic experience. I feel I learned so much about India. This was the best possible experience I could have had. (more)Pauline Hughes
This was more than a holiday, it was an experience...If you relish the thought of the unexpected and want to see some authentic indian life, this tour is for you. (more)susan richards
Sharing meals and time with local families. In their homes and on a camel trek were certainly two of the highlights. Having Krishna as a guide added a special dimension to the trip. (more)terry matthews
From 950 excluding flights
Cycling holiday in the Maikal Hills, Central India
Memorable parts? My wife and I went on this trip with our 17 year-old son. Even as seasoned travellers to India, we would never have been able to do this trip on our own because this part of central India really doesn't have much tourist/traveller infrastructure. Cycling from village to village was absolutely fantastic. Our wonderful guide, Saurabh, based in Raipur, was not only brilliantly organised and wonderfully knowledgeable about wildlife, architure, people, plants, birds, customs etc.... (more)Jonathan Drori
From Rupee55000 excluding flights
Kerala small group tour, India
Memorable parts? I can't decide between threshing rice, morning yoga class in Munnar, getting lost in the backwaters of Alleppey, or watching a movie in Malayalam and loving it even though I hardly understood a word. Tips? Don't worry - you have made the right decision. Local benefits? Yes - our guide steered us toward activities which benefited local people and increased our understanding of the culture and environmental issues. Overall rating? This ten-day Kerala... (more)Robyn Cook
From 900 excluding flights
Central India holiday, culture and wildlife
It was the first time we had travelled to India and we were on a mission to see the wild side of India. Our first tiger encounter is something we will never forget It was amazing (more)Louise Knop
5 stars all round. The holiday was so unique .......... busy, relaxing, fun, massively interesting and a huge privilege. (more)Claire Martin
Highlights have to be the Puri ceremony at the temple at Bhoramdeo (not for the feint hearted). The abundance of amazing home cooked, freshly prepared, organic food. The local market at Neur, which was beautifully vibrant and colourful. The train ride was a great experience...it was all fabulous! (more)Rosy Everitt
From Rupee220000 excluding flights
Kerala family activity holiday, India
There are so many great memories of the holiday, that will live long in the memory. In no particular order: The smile on the face of my daughter as the helped wash an elephant in the river, the scenery around Munnar was beautiful, the homestay at Dewalokam was just great - jumping and swimming in the river... (more)Philip Hesketh
We were looked after so well and experienced warm hospitality, delicious food and some fascinating day trips. (more)Jenny Wells
I would thoroughly recommend it. We have no experience of this kind of undertaking and we had an exceptional time that catered perfectly for a family of 4 including an 11 year old girl and 14 year old boy who all valued the tour immeasurably. (more)hugh garling
From 980 excluding flights
Delhi to Kathmandu tour
Each day was packed with memorable moments, but if I had to pick one day it would be when we went to a very small town to stay in a fort/castle overnight. It was fantastic. I can't wait to go back one day. (more)Lindsey Lavaysse
Had a great trip... seing Rhino from the back of an elephant was one of the most memorable experiences. (more)jenny hickey
From 698 - 1050 excluding flights
South India holiday
Stay as long as you can, it will be too short. We had three weeks and wished it was longer. (more)Judith Myers
The holiday was completely wonderful in every way. The whole holiday was memorable beyond expectation but if I have to chose one element that was most memorable it's the organiser Ravi Kumar and his wonderful family at Aakriti who treated me like a loved family member (more)Nelson Jeannette
It was fascinating to experience a little part of this remarkable mixture. The visit to the backwaters - which included 24 hours on our boat - was particularly worthwhile. This is an area of lakes, rivers and small canals quite unlike any other we have visited. (more)John Burley
From 1851 excluding flights
Southern India tour, temples & nature
The most memorable part was Orange county - feeling like a queen and wonderful safari. (more)Alex Silver
Excellent! (more)Jan Baker
Five stars! We had an incredible adventure for our honeymoon, and hope to go back. Southern India is breathtaking, and we had nothing but good experiences with all of the people and companies we traveled with. (more)Robyn Nadolny
From 494 excluding flights
South India by rail holiday
We very much enjoyed this holiday, completely met and often exceeded our expectations. (more)Carole Noble
An amazing way to get an insight into the many sides of India. Trains are a brilliant way to see the countryside and talk to Indian people. The tour company was the most helpful travel company I have ever dealt with and I highly recommend using them. (more)David Jelley
The most memorable part of the holiday was staying in some fabulous homestays. Arriving at the first one, Nelpura, Moncompu in a canoe felt like royalty. (more)Clair Butler
From 1760 excluding flights
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
Don't hesitate as it was wonderful for activities, food and accommodation! (more)Helen Bell
The most memorable parts were the incredible beauty of the backwaters, especially in the smaller waters which houseboats could not go down, seeing women doing their washing in the river and children playing. (more)Caroline Petersen
Kayaking through the lovely backwaters off the main channels where you can see people going about their everyday activities and spot interesting wildlife. (more)Amy Bell
From 385 excluding flights
Cochin homestay accommodation, India
We spent 3 weeks here,and loved every day of it. I can only discibe it as heaven. 3 weeks was not long enough. (more)Stanley Hammant
"Very good indeed. No fuss, no over ambitious expectations, just a beautiful place, kind people and time to chill. I can recommend it." (more)Gail Boardman
A wonderful retreat!! We had a couple of very relaxing days here... relaxing because there is nothing to do except chill and sigh at the beauty of it all. (more)Monica Aspell
From 40 - 70 per room per night
Kerala backwater holiday, India
This holiday was absolutely fantastic in every way. Possibly the best family holiday that we have ever had. (more)Louise Hoult
It was all wonderful but I think the time we enjoyed most was at Vanilla County, Teekoy. We found Baby Matthew and Rani to be the most wonderful hosts and their staff were lovely. (more)Linda Crowder
It was a wonderful holiday, very well organized by our local host. Everything went seamlessly and especially the contact with the locals and the homestays was fantastic. There is not one negative thing I could come up with. THANK YOU (more)Christian Conrad
From 550 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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