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History, culture & wildlife of India vacation

History, culture & wildlife of India vacation

From the Nilgiri Hills to the beaches of Goa
From 1,336 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Tiger watching vacation in India

Tiger watching vacation in India

A chance to see the majestic tiger in the wild
From 660 to 860 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. The best time to travel is October to June
Rural cycling tours in South India

Rural cycling tours in South India

The perfect way to cycle in rural Keralan countryside.
From US $980 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kerala homestay tours

Kerala homestay tours

See Kerala from a different perspective
From 400 to 510 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Gujarat vacations, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses

Gujarat vacations, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses

Asian lions in Gir National Park
From 600 to 800 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements. The best time to travel is October to June
Southern India tour, temples & nature

Southern India tour, temples & nature

Tour from Coimbatore to Bangalore via Mysore
From 494 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Experience local life kayaking through Kerala backwaters .
From US $540 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary.
Tigers and rhinos tours in India

Tigers and rhinos tours in India

Go on safari & see Bengal tigers and Rhinoceros
From 1,040 to 1,200 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your requirements between October and June
South India vacation

South India vacation

Tour the ancient trading cities and towns
From 1,851 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Kerala & Tamil Nadu mountain biking vacations, Western Ghats

Kerala & Tamil Nadu mountain biking vacations, Western Ghats

Western Ghats mountain biking, off the beaten track
From US $850 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can also be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.
India bird watching vacation in the Himalayas

India bird watching vacation in the Himalayas

Specialised bird watching in the Himalayas
From 1,000 to 1,300 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. The best time to travel is October to June
Tadoba National park tiger safari, India

Tadoba National park tiger safari, India

Tadoba the best tiger reserve of India
From 900 to 1,100 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Northern Kerala tailor tour, tailor made

Northern Kerala tailor tour, tailor made

Uncover the rich culture of northern Kerala
From 1,400 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade from April - October and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Kerala birdwatching vacations, Western Ghats

Kerala birdwatching vacations, Western Ghats

An endemic birding tour through the Western Ghats of India
From US $1,360 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can also be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.
Darjeeling & Sikkim trekking vacation

Darjeeling & Sikkim trekking vacation

Trek in Sikkim & Darjeeling
From 1,200 to 1,450 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: Best time to go is Mar - June & Sep - Nov. This trip can be tailormade to suit your budget, interests and requirements
Rajasthan tailor made vacation, India

Rajasthan tailor made vacation, India

See the temples & palaces of Rajasthan
From 755 to 900 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. The best time to go is October to June.
Kerala family activity vacation, India

Kerala family activity vacation, India

Discover lush green forests & magical Kerala backwaters
From 980 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.
Tattooed Headhunting tribes Aoling festival in Nagaland, India

Tattooed Headhunting tribes Aoling festival in Nagaland, India

Aoling Festival of the Tattooed Heandunting Naga Tribe
From 2,750 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr
Kolkata community volunteering, India

Kolkata community volunteering, India

Visit Mother Teresa's 'City of Joy' & volunteer in Kolkata
From 499 7 days ex flights
Tailor made
Gap year volunteering in India

Gap year volunteering in India

Gap Year Expedition
From US $1,999 6 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar
Volunteering vacation in India

Volunteering vacation in India

Work & Travel
From US $1,190 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel
Rajasthan biking tour

Rajasthan biking tour

Rural Cycling Holiday in Rajasthan
From US $2,220 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
North East India tour, Nagaland & the Hornbill Festival

North East India tour, Nagaland & the Hornbill Festival

The unique festivals of the tribes of remote Northeast India
From 2,350 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Nov, 28 Nov
Northeast India tour, Tawang and its monasteries

Northeast India tour, Tawang and its monasteries

A spiritual journey to India's largest Buddhist monastery
From 1,800 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Bird watching tour in North East India

Bird watching tour in North East India

Birdwatching in India's richest birding site
From 2,494 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
100 off on our North East India- EaglesNest Birdwatching tour
South India food tour, Chennai to Mysore

South India food tour, Chennai to Mysore

An Immersive Hands-one Culinary journey of food & culture
From 3,200 to 4,400 19 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Binsar to Jageshwar trekking holiday, India

Binsar to Jageshwar trekking holiday, India

Thrilling, tailor-made walking trips in the Indian Himalayas
From 1,015 to 1,154 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Indian Himalayas trekking holiday

Indian Himalayas trekking holiday

A unique walking journey into the majestic Indian Himalayas
From 1,470 to 1,585 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Karnataka vacation in Southern India

Karnataka vacation in Southern India

Relaxed discovery of the real South India
From 977 to 1,056 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Southern India cycling holiday

Southern India cycling holiday

Explore the Rural South India on a Cycling Holiday with us.
From US $2,030 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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reviews for Locally run vacations in India

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation
From
1,336
excluding flights
I have told the vacation 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
India bird watching vacation in the Himalayas
From
1,000
excluding flights
For us the nature based activities and birdwatching were tremendous. We had some really good guides and got to see tigers and a leopard which is very rare. The people, the culture and the environment were very exotic to us. (more)Dianne Reidy
Seeing the Taj Mahal at Sunrise is an unforgettable event in our lives. Many special rare species of birds seen on our Birding Himalyan tour...Superbly organised. (more)Michael Clark
The bird watching was excellent...Bird guides were very good too, and all knew their local birds. However outstanding was Sunil (Kumar?) in Nainital. His excellent English made our outings a great pleasure (more)Jacky Davis
Rural cycling tours in South India
From
US $980
excluding flights
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 vacation. (more)Howard Rossman
Northern Kerala tailor tour, tailor made
From
1,400
excluding flights
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 vacation 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
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
From
US $540
excluding flights
Fantastic. One of the best vacations we have been on. Very well organised by Thomas who runs the operator we travelled with (more)Aileen Taylor
The overnight on the houseboat was magical and a perfect point half way to recharge after hiking and biking and before kayaking. (more)Scott and San
Don't hesitate as it was wonderful for activities, food and accommodation! (more)Helen Bell
Southern India tour, temples & nature
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494
excluding flights
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
Rajasthan tailor made vacation, India
From
755
excluding flights
I went with some expectations and it blew away all of my preconceptions and totally wowed me. (more)Kevin Varley
The vacation was good...Visit to Cochin in Kerala. The Taj Malabar is a unique one!!! And also Usaipur, the city is great and the Leela palace hotel is a must seen. (more)Itay Mehl
Most memorable was the Taj Mahal. It's everything it's claimed to be. A remarkable building that shows little sign of age. We visited in the afternoon then went back at dawn. It's well worth two visits (more)Sally Wylie
Kerala family activity vacation, India
From
980
excluding flights
There are so many great memories of the vacation, 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
An amazing, unforgettable experience allowing us to see the natural side of Kerala and keep us constantly entertained. (more)Rachel Gatehouse
A brilliant first time experience of India for a family. Safe but still experiencing the full life of India. (more)Sarah Griffin
Tadoba National park tiger safari, India
From
900
excluding flights
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 vacation. (more)caroline huxford
Gujarat vacations, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses
From
600
excluding flights
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 vacation....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
Kerala birdwatching vacations, Western Ghats
From
US $1,360
excluding flights
The vacation could not have gone any smoother and our thanks to Thomas for recommending the wonderful Graman Homestay for a break before our bird watching trip began. We more or less just sat in the garden and relaxed whilst Jos and his wife looked after us and gave us some wonderful food. Different Kerala dishes every day. (more)Christopher Wyeth
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
Kerala homestay tours
From
400
excluding flights
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
Kerala & Tamil Nadu mountain biking vacations, Western Ghats
From
US $850
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We just returned from our customized cycling tour of Kerala India. We have been on a few good cycling tours in Europe but they could not compare to this extraordinary vacation. We were treated like royalty and so respectfully from the minute we were picked up at the airport until we departed. We wanted an active adventure and that's exactly what we had. We were enchanted by Kerala. The people we met while cycling on the roads as well as those we met in the accomandations... (more)Debby Zweibach
South India vacation
From
1,851
excluding flights
The vacation 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 vacation 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 vacations. 10/10 (more)Joanna Allman
Cycling vacations in Kerala
From
US $1,750
excluding flights
From start to finish, we had a ball! Vipin and Rodger were great guides, full of encouragement and knowledge about all things Indian (more)lindsay innes
Wonderful memories....The organisation of our two week cycling vacation in Kerala with the operator was excellent. Additional activities, our accommodation, our driver support, bike guide and equipment were all well chosen and provided an excellent introduction to Keralan life. (more)Stevan Johl
To join a Hindu marriage, included to experience the hospitality and kindness towards us. Thanks Jerry! (more)Niels Revsgaard
Bike, hike & kayaking holiday in Kerala, India
From
US $1,700
excluding flights
It surpassed our expectations. The best parts were Cycling through villages, with all the children running out to greet us, and giving us "high 5's"as we passed through - Standing on top of the 2nd highest mountain in South India, having just trekked to the top. Staying for the night on a rice boat... (more)janice eastman
Brilliant! The first 10 days are very intensive - cycling and walking with lots of new experiences along the way. The last few gave us plenty of time to wind down and relax so that we have arrived home feeling completely refreshed. (more)Annette Keith
The diversity in this two week training camp was really something. From Kayaking in +30c to staying in a tent with -4c. And the intensity of the cycling. 100 km up and down. But then always guides with loads of bananas, beer and kindness. (more)Tomas Ekberg
Tiger watching vacation in India
From
660
excluding flights
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
Tigers and rhinos tours in India
From
1,040
excluding flights
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 vacation. (more)Rob Roberto
The most memorable part was the safari in Kaziranga park. The guide we had was fantastic. (more)Janet Wilson
Walking and cycling vacation in Kerala, India
From
630
excluding flights
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
Wildlife photography vacation in India
From
710
excluding flights
What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation? Actually seeing a tiger (more)Derek Trendell
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 vacation was fantastic. India is certainly a challenge especially the train stations. (more)Gillian Ash
Golden Triangle & tigers in India
From
650
excluding flights
It was a very memorable experience. There are so many things to take in and I have heard many say that it is an assault on the senses, the sights, sounds and smells can be overwhelming in both good and bad ways. We are really pleased we have been able to experience India. (more)Julia Bolton
Best bit: seeing a leopard and 2 tigers! (more)Andrew Conisbee
The most memorable parts were 1) Kanha Wildlife park and 2) Monkey Temple Jaipur. (more)John Hill
South India tours, temples and monuments
From
710
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The traditional male dancers at the accommodation near Madurai were very much the local equivalent of morris dancers - bells, hats, stick dances, waving hankies, the hobby hoss .... Totally unexpected, and they had as much fun dancing as we had watching! The enormous and mostly colourful temples. So many friendly children (and sometimes adults) who wanted their photo taken even if they had their own cameras too. The crocodiles at the breeding centre south of Chennai. Tips? Balance... (more)Janet Galloway
Kerala tailor made vacation
From
570
excluding flights
It was the vacation of a lifetime and there were so many memorable parts. Trekking in the nature reserve at Periyar and having a very close shave with wild elephants was one of them!...Wonderful! We really had the best vacation ever. So much to see and do and the food was incredible. (more)John Mills
Memorable parts of the vacation - There were too many to mention, but floating on the backwaters at sunset, felt pretty magical. (more)Colette Cooper
A fantastic experience for adults, teenagers and pre-teens alike. A wonderful combination of culture and the outdoors, plus plenty of wildlife. (more)Fiona Walter
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