India special interest holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

India small group holiday, a food adventure
2 week discovery of the sights, sounds & flavours of India, from £1125 - £1360 (15 days) ex flights
Ladakh photography tour, India
Learn the art of travel photography in Buddhist Ladakh, from £2300 (16 days) ex flights
Assam photography tour in North East India
Remote photo expedition, Assam Nagaland & Hornbill Festival, from £2550 (16 days) ex flights
Wildlife photography holiday in India
Photograph superb wildlife & even the illusive tiger, from £630 - £810 (10 days) ex flights
India bird watching holiday
Bird watching at two of India’s premier wetland reserves, from £1700 (9 days) ex flights
Southern India luxury train tour & beach holiday
Travel on one of India’s wonderful luxury trains, from £3676 (15 days) ex flights
South India by rail holiday
Rail trip visiting Kerala and Tamil Nadu, from £1805 (19 days) ex flights
India holiday by train
Encounter Indian life aboard its trains, from £2199 - £2849 (21 days) inc UK flights
The Golden Chariot luxury train tour in India
Journey on one of India's wonderful luxury trains, from £4776 (15 days) ex flights
Yoga & volunteer teaching in Kerala, India
Enjoy Yoga & volunteer in the exotic Kerala, India, from £500 (14 days) ex flights
Yoga retreat in Goa, Patnem Beach
Dynamic Yoga retreat New Year Patnem beach Goa, from €780 - €1100 (10 days) ex flights
Calcutta to Amritsar rail journey
The plains of India into the Himalaya, from £1689 - £2369 (16 days) inc UK flights
South India food tour, Chennai to Mysore
An Immersive Hands-one Culinary journey of food & culture, from £3200 - £4400 (19 days) ex flights
Maharajas Express luxury train journey in India
Golden triangle by Luxury train plus Shimla, from £3790 (10 days) ex flights
South Indian food tour, Kerala
Food & culture of Kerala, from £1473 (16 days) ex flights
Yoga holiday in India, Gokarna Beach
eco-luxury wellness on beach with yoga, meditation, massages, from £790 (8 days) ex flights
Kerala cultural tour in India
Get an authentic and 'real' experience of Indian culture, from £60 (1 day) ex flights
Goa yoga holiday on Patnem Beach
Relaxing nurturing Yoga beach holidays in South Goa, from €336 - €644 (7 day) ex flights
Himalayas luxury spa holiday, India
ayurvedic massages, revitalizing therapies,beauty treatments, from £1113 - £2885 (15 days) ex flights
Culinary homestay accommodation in India
Culinary special holidays in India, learn Indian recipes, from £30 - £100 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Palace on Wheels luxury train tour in India
Culture & wildlife on this amazing luxury train tour, from £3342 (12 days) ex flights
Organic farmstay in Kerala, India
Working organic farm accommodation in Kerala, from Rupee7000 - Rupee10000 per double room per night
Yoga homestay accommodation in India
Yoga and Ayurvedic Massages in India homestays, from £35 - £130 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Kerala Ayurveda & Yoga holiday, India
Relax your body, mind and spirit, from £900 - £1400 (11 days) ex flights
Indian Himalayas eco retreat in Dunagiri, India
Experience cosmic vibrations, reflect and refresh the soul, from Rupee5500 - Rupee6500 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Kerala accommodation, India
Vegetarian Culinary Holidays in Midlands of Kerala, from Rupee13500 per double room per night
Western Ghats, Karnataka holiday accommodation
A relaxing paradise in the Western Ghats, from US $25 - US $50 per person per night
Jaipur bed and breakfast, India
Art Inn Jaipur, Art ,craft and B&B, from US $30 - US $45 per accommodation per night
Kerala ayurveda retreat hotel, India
Pure and clean ayurveda on a cliff overlooking arabian sea, from €550 - €1000 per accommodation per week
Kerala ayurveda & yoga accommodation, India
Tranquil resort with ayurvedic treatments & yoga, from £25 - £45 per room per night

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India small group holiday, a food adventure
Most memorable was undoubtedly visiting the Taj Mahal, although the journey on the overnight train was a close, but completely contrasting, second. (more)Sarah Memery
Excellent! I would do it again in a heartbeat...Tasting street food of India, feeling reassured that our leader had assessed the risks of hygiene at that particular outlet. The food was always delicious and unforgettable (more)mary souster
From £1125 - £1360 excluding flights
South India by rail holiday
Memorable parts? Staying in some fabulous homestays. Arriving at the first one, Nelpura, Moncompu in a canoe felt like royalty. Tips? No need to take too many clothes so easy to get things washed. Had thought we would be dressing up for dinner so took clothes to cover this eventuality. Local benefits? It was wonderful to go into people's houses to see craftsmen at work - the potter, weaver, basket. Since returning have told many people about life out there, how people have... (more)Clair Butler
From £1805 excluding flights
Calcutta to Amritsar rail journey
A very interesting insight into the Indian way of life...most memorable was the Golden Temple in Amritsar was the highlight, and the sounds, sightsand smells on the Ghats in Varanassi were unforgettable (more)Brian Judge
Unforgettable - a fantastic introduction to India with an incredible variety of experiences packed into a fortnight. Excellent guide and very well though out itinerary. (more)Darius Astell
Most memorable? The Golden Temple at Amritsar, nothing could have prepared us for this wonderful sight, pure white and gold!! The feeding of the masses was like a well oiled machine, unbelievable. The Taj Mahal and the Ghats at Varanasi were close runners up. (more)Janet Foreman
From £1689 - £2369 including UK flights
Wildlife photography holiday in India
Everything went smoothly and was very well organized...never to be forgotten experience...You won't regret it! (more)Elaine Carter
Most memorable? It would have to be seeing FIVE tigers however the whole holiday was fantastic. India is certainly a challenge especially the train stations. (more)Gillian Ash
The most memorable part was without doubt the 13, yes 13 tiger sightings during our stay in Kanha National Park for 5 1/2 days in December 2008. This included a very young tiger cub!! A great privilege to see one tiger let alone more than one. (more)Stewart Holt
From £630 - £810 excluding flights
Nilgiri hills eco homestay accommodation in Tamil Nadu, India
Excellent! Of course being in India for the first time was one of the most exciting parts of the holiday. However the lasting impression of the kindness and hospitality of the Kumar family (more)Lynda Newman
A resounding A+++ in absolutely every respect....The totally exceptional kindness and perfect customer service of the Home Stay Family who organised everything seamlessly, who arranged little extra treats, who were a fund of information and totally dedicated to our every need. We had never experienced anything of this total dedication in all our sixty years. (more)Julia and Stuart Walkley
Staying at this homestay was like staying with our own family - and we could not have wished for anything better!...Absolutely excellent - I can honestly say that this has to be one of the best holidays I have ever been on - and I am already thinking about booking to go back! I don't think I can wait too long - I miss it already! (more)Liz Murphy
From £100 per couple per night
Kerala Ayurveda & Yoga holiday, India
Jos arranged a trip of a lifetime for me and I would recommend it to all other independent travellers heading to Kerala. So much better than staying in bland, air conditioned (non spicy) tourist hotels! (more)Philippa Rimell
Arriving to the homestay and the wonderful setting of the bungalow, was breathtaking, it's so peaceful, and Lamy's cooking is lovely. (more)Maria Arbelaez
I loved the canoe ride on the backwaters. I also loved the hike with the naturalist. It was beautiful and he was completely fabulous. (more)Emily Blackburn
From £900 - £1400 excluding flights
Kerala Ayurveda beach resort, India
Memorable parts? Arrived at 0300hrs to be met by Rajesh, who drove me to the resort where I was met by both Manu and Sunita. What a beautiful couple. The wakeup call from Brigitte was next and lunch served. Next, off to meet Dr Moly, what an amazing woman. Mediation in the afternoon with Anoop, our yoga master! Dinner with new friends and served by lovely friendly locals, Daisy, Josh, Amal and occasionally Manu, helping out his staff. Met the GM Gamal, a very fine gentleman, who is both... (more)Kylie Pogorzelski
From €100 - €290 per person per night
Kerala homestay in India
There are so many wonderful memories that I will hold dear in my heart, it is hard to choose one. I remember the peaceful quiet of morning sitting in the kitchen drinking fresh chai. (more)Lindsey Miller
The warmth and personal interest of the family and the time taken to share their day-to-day activities and enlighten me about their culture. The house is beautiful and the food was absolutely delicious. (more)Barbara Lamplugh
The beauty of the actual property was enchanting, an 800 year old home with dark shady corners and tiled floors. It was peaceful and thrilling to be there. (more)Aj Ryan
From £20 - £60 per person per night
Kerala accommodation, India
One of my most memorable experiences was our frequent walks to the local river where we swam and talked with local people, many washing themselves and their clothes in the idyllic setting of the river. (more)Felicity Fincham
The most memorable parts were enjoying cooking lessons with a bat flying over head. Scrubbing baby elephants clean with a coconut shell. Eating the most amazing food in a cosy family atmosphere. (more)Jo Osborn
The most memorable part of my holiday would have to be spending the morning in the river with 6 beautiful elephants - just washing them and watching them - it was amazing. (more)Joy Skipper
From Rupee13500 per double room per night
Kerala ayurveda & yoga accommodation, India
The pick up from the airport was very welcome, although the two hour drive a little scary at times but that is India for you. (more)Lisa Chothia
The most enjoyable part of my holiday was the ayurvedic treatments that I had. The staff at the resort were also so nice, they couldn't do enough for you and always had a smile on their faces. (more)Kirandeep Rihal
I do feel it benefited local people as all of the staff were local and they didn't seem to impact on the environment in any detrimental way. (more)Kelly Newell
From £25 - £45 per room per night

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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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