Our India holidays

Whether exploring the Golden Triangle, tracking tigers in Ranthambore National Park, or sinking into the laid-back lifestyle of Keralan houseboats and homestays, our India holidays unfurl the layers of this vast and endlessly interesting country. We always recommend seeing just one or two regions at a time for a deeper cultural immersion, and there’s no better advantage than travelling with a local guide. No one knows the landscapes, customs and beliefs better. The trackers that our partners use on their nature-positive India tiger tours share similar expertise. Spotting the big cats is only half of it – they’ll also explain how your holiday helps protect them.

Our top India holidays

Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

From £1199 to £1299
11 days ex flights
Brilliant experiences including Tigers and Temples

Kerala tailor made holiday, 11 days

From £1349 to £1779
11 days ex flights
Revitalize in Kerala - A most wonderful and balanced trip

Tiger tour in India, land of the Tiger tour

From £3499 to £3899
17 days inc UK flights
Wildlife tour through India
Small group2022: 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 2023: 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 11 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 7 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov

Wildlife holiday in Central India

From Rupee223000 to Rupee249000
12 days ex flights
Best of Indian wildlife with tiger, leopard and sloth bear
Small group2022: 22 Dec, 2023: 3 Apr

Kerala and tropical India cycling holidays

From £3049 to £3849
15 days inc UK flights
Beautiful landscapes, fascinating towns and long white beaches
Small group2022: 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 19 Nov, 19 Dec, 2023: 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 12 Aug, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 19 Dec

Golden Triangle small group holiday, India

From £491 to £770
8 days ex flights
India's 3 most popular destinations, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
Small group2022: 21 Jul, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 29 Sep, 3 Oct, 6 Oct, 8 Oct, 13 Oct, 17 Oct, 22 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 5 Nov, 7 Nov, 10 Nov, 14 Nov, 17 Nov, 21 Nov, 24 Nov, 29 Nov, 1 Dec, 5 Dec, 8 Dec, 10 Dec, 12 Dec, 15 Dec, 17 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 22 Dec, 24 Dec, 26 Dec, 27 Dec, 2023: 2 Jan, 23 Jan, 31 Jan, 3 Feb, 9 Feb, 13 Feb, 16 Feb, 20 Feb, 23 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb, 2 Mar, 6 Mar, 7 Mar, 9 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar ...

India small group holiday, a food adventure

From £1653 to £1965
15 days ex flights
2 week discovery of the sights, sounds & flavours of India.
Small group2022: 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 20 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec, 2023: 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 19 Dec, 22 Dec, 29 Dec

Rajasthan 15 day tour

From £1749
15 days ex flights
A well crafted northern Indian and Rajasthani experience

Rajasthan cycling holiday with Taj & tigers

From US $2240 to US $2380
16 days ex flights
Enjoy cycling tour in Royal Rajasthan with Taj and Tiger.
Small group2022: 22 Oct, 12 Nov, 3 Dec, 20 Dec, 2023: 14 Jan, 11 Feb, 5 Mar

About our India holidays

The Golden Triangle in India

The extremely popular Golden Triangle tourist route through Rajasthan links the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Drive times between the sights are very manageable, leaving you plenty of time to take them all in – most particularly, the Taj Mahal, which sits just outside Agra. Whilst this gorgeous white mausoleum is a highlight, red sandstone has made the cities beautiful: see particularly, Jaipur’s Palace of the Winds, or its impressive Amber Fort. The area has a complicated, breathless history, and waves of invading forces built its many forts and palaces.

Tigers & wildlife holidays in India

There are few places in the world where you can see tigers, but India has 50 tiger reserves for its remaining 2,500 big cats. Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Pench are the places to go to see tigers. Whilst you’re in national park territory, you’ll also want to keep your eyes out for sambar, swamp deer, monkeys and mongoose. Tigers rule, but other big cats have crept into the area, too. Snow leopards can be tracked in Ladakh, high in the Himalayas, whilst rare Asiatic lions roam Gujarat.

Kerala

The quintessential south India holiday destination has to be Kerala. Hot, humid and coastal, its colonial towns have a relaxed, cosmopolitan makeup of cultures and religions – fish stews, sambars and dosas make a rich cuisine, and there’s a long tradition of Ayurvedic massage and Kathakali dance. The historic city of Cochin is the centre for tourism, and its famous backwaters are a popular place to explore by boat or kayak. Post-monsoon, the forests become bright green and cycling is a great way to go off the beaten track.

Rajasthan

Up in India’s northwest, Rajasthan, India’s largest state, has a lot going on. The state is justly famous for Ranthambore National Park, where you can see tigers. For culture lovers, there’s the Golden Triangle, then great cities like Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, too. Alongside the wealth of wildlife, Mughal Palaces and pink sandstone forts, there’s another side to Rajasthan. It’s known as the Desert State for a reason. Dip your toe in the Thar Desert, a place where camels roam between sandstone towns and dunes stretch all the way to the Pakistan border, and you’ll wonder how Rajasthan has space for anything else.

Indian Himalayas

Born 50 million years ago, when India crashed into Asia, the Himalayas are the world’s largest crumple zone. Their intimidating peaks should not put you off visiting, especially if you focus on the Indian Himalayas, where the mountain hikes are more accessible and quieter than other areas. In the disputed region of Kashmir, you’ll find regions such as Ladakh, where the remote Markha Valley Trek, plus the slim chance of snow leopards, draws out the adventurous. Or head east to Assam, where you can spot one-horned rhinos by the Brahmaputra River in Kaziranga National Park.

Types of tours & holidays in India

You’ll get the chance to track tigers and snow leopards on a wildlife holiday in India. Walking holidays are becoming an increasingly popular way to see India, and you can find some fantastic routes in Kerala or the Himalayas. Similarly, cycling holidays are a great way to reach lesser-trodden tracks. Or let a train do the work on a holiday by rail; India has some iconic railway routes. Going on a small group trip allows you to do it all with a ready-made entourage of like-minded travellers.
Travel Team
If you'd like to chat about India or need help finding a holiday to suit you we're very happy to help.
[The Golden Triangle : Ziaur Rahman] [Tigers & wildlife : Bernie Catterall] [Kerala : Silver Blu3] [Rajasthan : Jan Gemerle] [Indian Himalayas : © Wild Photography Holidays] [Types of holidays : Sankara Subramanian]
Photo credits: [Page banner: Uzi Yachin] [The Golden Triangle : Ziaur Rahman] [Tigers & wildlife : Bernie Catterall] [Kerala : Silver Blu3] [Rajasthan : Jan Gemerle] [Indian Himalayas : © Wild Photography Holidays] [Types of holidays : Sankara Subramanian]