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Tailor made holidays in India. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

India tailor made holidays

India tailor made holidays

India tailor made holidays are like being given a beautifully wrapped box of spices and told to pick the ones that appeal to you most. In fact, they all play a role in the recipe of Indian tourism, but you can choose the exact flavours to suit your palate.

South India by rail holiday
Rail trip visiting Kerala and Tamil Nadu, from £1760 (19 days) ex flights
Kerala luxury holiday, India
See inside Kerala with a touch of luxury, from £2039 (16 days) ex flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from £1165 (7 days) ex flights
Rajasthan luxury tours
Endless possibilities in Rajasthan, from £900 (14 days) ex flights

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Kerala homestay tour, India
Stay in homestays in various destinations in Kerala, from £1244 (15 days) ex flights
Kerala & Tamil Nadu holiday, hidden gems of India
An exclusive holiday for people who love nature, from £1750 (15 days) ex flights
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made
Budget tailor-made holiday in Kerala, from £998 (15 days) ex flights
Tadoba National park tiger safari, India
Tadoba the best tiger reserve of India, from £800 - £1000 (8 days) ex flights
Northern India holiday, tailor made
Explore the quieter side of this incredible area of India, from £3050 (18 days) inc UK flights
Chhattisgarh to Orissa tour in India, tribes and villages
A journey through the tribal heartlands of Central India, from £1700 (14 days) ex flights
Rural cycling tours in South India
The perfect way to cycle in rural Keralan countryside, from £680 (8 days) ex 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
Tour the ancient trading cities and towns, from £1851 (15 days) ex flights
South Indian food tour, Kerala
Food & culture of Kerala, from £1473 (16 days) ex flights
Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India
Discover the cultural wonders of Rajasthan, from £1675 (14 days) ex flights
Walking and cycling holiday in Kerala, India
Walking and cycling through rainforests and grasslands, from £633 (8 days) ex flights
Karnataka holidays, tailormade, India
Experience the highlights of Karnataka at a relaxed pace, from £2254 (15 days) ex flights
India family holiday
A fabulous family holiday including the best of India, from £1060 - £1090 (12 days) ex flights
Kerala family activity holiday, India
Discover lush green forests & magical Kerala backwaters, from £980 (15 days) ex flights
Rajasthan art history & architecture tour
Rajasthan cultural heritage, art history, music and wildlife, from £580 - £598 (8 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in the Maikal Hills, Central India
Cycling tour in the highlands of central India, from Rupee55000 (7 days) ex flights
Elephant safari in Corbett National Park, India
Exciting elephant safari in Corbett National Park, India, from £1550 - £1725 (8 days) ex flights
India bird watching holiday
Bird watching at two of India’s premier wetland reserves, from Rupee165000 (9 days) ex flights
Rajasthan tailor made tours, India
Explore Rajasthan countryside and culture, from £3390 (18 days) inc UK flights
Tigers and rhinos tours in India
Go on safari & see Bengal tigers and Rhinoceros, from £1040 - £1200 (11 days) ex flights
Endangered wildlife tour in India
Endangered wildcat and birding wildlife tour in India, from £990 - £1030 (13 days) ex flights
Central India holiday, trekking and culture
A walking tour through the forested Maikal hills to Kanha, from £900 (7 days) ex flights
India holiday, the Golden Triangle & Varanasi
Discover romantic Rajasthan dotted with forts and palaces, from £885 (12 days) ex flights
Kerala birdwatching holidays, Western Ghats
An endemic birding tour through the Western Ghats of India, from £960 (8 days) ex flights

226 reviews for Tailor made holidays in India4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Tailor made holidays in India 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.

Tiger watching holiday in India
Seeing a tiger in the wild was simply amazing, but another heart stopping experience happened a few days later. While having an outdoor supper at the hotel, a tiger nearby started calling. It sounded so close and the area was so dark. Simply amazing to be that close to wild tigers. (more)Lorinda Semeniuk
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
From £660 - £860 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
Rajasthan luxury tours
The welcome is exceptional and the encounters and experiences are life enhancing. (more)Kevin Richards
Excellent. We had wonderful hosts, good guides and great value. We will no doubt use them again for other trips and endeavours. (more)Scott and San
Our trip had an incredibly personal and intimate feel throughout-an experience that could never be matched by a packaged tour. (more)Leigh Anne
From £900 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
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 £1675 excluding flights
Kerala homestay tour, India
It is hard to pick out just one memorable monet but we loved the tea plantations - the rolling hills, the vast sea of green, the windy roads, the spices nearby and the history of the sector. (more)Anthony Blin-Stoyle
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
From £1244 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
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 £1165 excluding 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
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
Chhattisgarh to Orissa tour in India, tribes and villages
Memorable parts? Every day we did something new and our hosts Saurabh and later, Sunny, always had a surprise in store! Though it's hard to choose one particular part (because the entire experience was amazing), the memories that will always stay with us - without needing to look at the photos - were the day-to-day interactions and chance meetings that we were fortunate to have with the local people. From watching people go about their daily business, to joining in their celebrations, we... (more)Heidi Fuller
From £1700 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
A brilliant first time experience of India for a family. Safe but still experiencing the full life of India. (more)Sarah Griffin
We were looked after so well and experienced warm hospitality, delicious food and some fascinating day trips. (more)Jenny Wells
From £980 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 backwater holiday, India
This holiday was absolutely fantastic in every way. Possibly the best family holiday that we have ever had. (more)Louise Hoult
Visiting around Munnar with time to see nature and lots of bird life, made more memorable as we had a knowledgeable driver who showed us many birds. The Kathakali Dance event in Cochi gave an interesting insight into the historical parts of the area and was well worth seeing all the make up as well as the dancing. (more)Andrew Patrick
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
From £550 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 holiday
The holiday was fantastic. There isn't anything we could fault, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the company to anyone. The organisation, attentiveness and flexibility to suit our preferences was second to none. (more)Peter Stimpson
Kerala was incredible from start to finish. As we came to each destination the only word that fit was ' paradise' (more)Samantha Smith
A holiday to suit a wide age range. Safe, friendly and we were able to learn so much about the culture of Kerala. One of the best holidays. 10/10 (more)Joanna Allman
From £1851 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
Kerala birdwatching holidays, Western Ghats
Many memorable parts - wonderful bird watching trips, cycling in the backwaters, relaxing and enjoying the Keralan food and scenery. (more)Moyra Williams
It's a highly recommendable trip. Excellent birding and other wildlife, scenic landscapes, very nice accommodation and an excellent guiding. (more)Luis Mario Arce
A magnificent tally of endemic birds! This was a birdwatching tour so we hoped and expected to see a number of new birds but our excellent guide provided an enormous list. (more)Henrietta Soffe
From £960 excluding flights
Gujarat holidays, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses
Best bits: Being in amongst the crazy traffic and not having to drive...seeing wild leopard in Gir...seeing a bridal party in all their finery...seeing the contrast between wealthy and subsistence living. (more)Susan Holdsworth
We really enjoyed the holiday....To enter through the gate of the Taj Mahal at dawn with only 8/10 people in front of you. What an amazing place! (more)Evert Versteeg
Where to start! The lions, the leopard and her cub, the jungle cat kitten, or the magical sighting of wolves. The insight into Gujarati culture was also unforgettable and we were grateful to our driver, Mr Khuman Singh, for not only finding us so much wildlife but also introducing us to local people from all walks of life. (more)Gillian Brand
From £725 - £925 excluding flights
Tadoba National park tiger safari, India
I feel that I was looked after very well, Neelesh who organised my itinerary was most attentive. Where I stayed was beautiful and relaxing. Staff were excellent and very attentive (more)Kerrie Griffin
Outstanding, we loved every minute of it and were blessed with fantastic people to guide us through the whole holiday. (more)caroline huxford
From £800 - £1000 excluding flights
Kerala and Sri Lanka holiday
Memorable parts? The blue train ride, Ooty/Coonor. This was made more enjoyable as it was my birthday- another couple who had also had the delightful driver, Jess and so all drivers, and visitors met up like old friends! Day finished with my driver presenting me with a jasmine and rose garland and a big cake decorated with happy birthday Ann! Tips? Refer to the individual booklet with helpful information, eg on tipping etc. Unless you really like to travel solo, much enhanced trip... (more)Ann Force
From £2100 excluding flights
Kerala homestay tours
The most memorable parts were the overnight trip on a rice barge and the canoe trip through villages. (more)Brenda Fox
The most memorable part was the stay in Kumily. It was my first 2 days. Having spent the last 2 weeks in Madurai and Chennai, it was nice to find somewhere cool, clean and tranquil. (more)Peter Shepherd
Excellent....By far the best food is to be had at homestays. (more)Maggie Carr
From £400 - £510 excluding flights
Rural cycling tours in South India
Cycling through the tea plantations, sleeping and awaking on the houseboat in the backwaters, stand up early in the morning to listen to birds or the elephants trumpeting far in the valley. (more)Manuela Vismara
Cycling and trekking through the tea plantations at Munnar were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Howard Rossman
From £680 excluding flights
Snow Leopard tracking in the Himalayas
Memorable parts? Actually being able to watch snow leopards in the wild - the main aim of the trip. We spent nearly 50 hours watching interaction between several different cats including hunting and mating. Tips? Make sure you have good telescope, binoculars and camera lenses. Even if you don't see snow leopards, they are needed for the birdlife. Suggest getting a solar powered charger for electrical equipment - they don't weigh much and work really well. Have a care if you suffer... (more)Liz Cooke
From £2395 - £2675 excluding flights
Rajasthan art history & architecture tour
Memorable parts? There were two big parts of our holiday: the culture and the nature. From a cultural perspective, we learned so much about the history of various cultures within Rajasthan. The forts we visited (Mehrangarh, Roopangarh, Amber) were amazing, but the highlight was definitely staying at Jog Niwas, where our host/organizer Shanane Davis lives. She taught us so much about patronage and connoisseurship, sharing with our whole family a remarkably vast knowledge about textiles, art,... (more)Robert Macauley
From £580 - £598 excluding flights
Tigers and rhinos tours in India
It was just a fantastic and memorable experience. The booking agent did a fantastic job creating the itinerary which came off without a hitch. I would highly recommend this holiday. (more)Rob Roberto
The most memorable part was the safari in Kaziranga park. The guide we had was fantastic. (more)Janet Wilson
From £1040 - £1200 excluding flights
Elements of Kerala tailor made tours
The opportunities that presented themselves for us to see real Theyyem in the northern villages with no other westerners for miles. Arriving in the Wayanad hills on the one day in the year that the coffee plants flower and to be enveloped by their amazing scent. (more)Rosemary Richardson
A superb experience. Sights, sounds, smells, people....a little overwhelming occasionally; but the backwater cruise in particularly was a wonderful getaway. The operator organised everything wonderfully, and we can't recommend them more highly. (more)Anne Jenkins
The area is stunning. Very beautiful. The homestay aspect was great and enjoyed staying in more representative settings than in hotels. All fabulous for different reasons. (more)Alexandra Pearce
From £734 excluding flights
Walking and cycling holiday in Kerala, India
Hiking was amazing, gorgeous scenery and we were well looked after by our guide. (more)Collette Lyons
We loved our 8 day experience and our guide was brilliant...caring, thoughtful, adapted to our needs...made our experience in Kerala exceedingly pleasurable. (more)Liz Huelin
Most memorable was trekking through tea estates and then climbing to mountain tops to see the vast landscape revived our spirits. (more)Des Jarrett
From £633 excluding flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
I have told the holiday provider that they do a great job . (more)Joel Montague
The most exciting part was not on the original programme. We asked Rajat to give us somewhat more nature and less culture. He arranged for us to spend a day and two nights in a resort on the Kabini Lake, across from the Nagarhole National Park. On a boat safari at dusk, amidst myriad birds and beasts, we saw a male tiger emerging muddily from the river, slinking into the jungle. (more)Robin Fox
Excellent, we enjoyed it all. The two home stays were an amazing part of our trip. Take the plunge and travel on an overnight train with shared accommodation. It's a great experience. (more)Caroline Powell
From £1336 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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