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 725 to 950 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
Cultural and rural tour of North East India

Cultural and rural tour of North East India

Cultural, rural and tribal holiday in North East India
From US $1,200 to US $1,500 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Ladakh and Changtang cultural tour, India

Ladakh and Changtang cultural tour, India

Cultural immersive tour ideal for couples and small groups
From US $1,300 to US $1,550 10 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
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 430 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.
Kerala tailor made vacation

Kerala tailor made vacation

Discover Kerala, God's Own Country
From 700 to 800 10 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. This tour can be taken anytime
Gujarat vacations, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses

Gujarat vacations, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses

Asian lions in Gir National Park
From 925 to 1,325 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
Tigers and rhinos tours in India

Tigers and rhinos tours in India

Go on safari & see Bengal tigers and Rhinoceros
From 1,200 to 1,400 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your requirements between October and June
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.
Golden Triangle & tigers in India

Golden Triangle & tigers in India

Rajathan's palaces, the Taj Mahal & tigers
From 750 to 900 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
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
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Sikkim & Kolkata cultural tour in India

Sikkim & Kolkata cultural tour in India

Cultural and rural tours in beautiful East India
From US $950 to US $1,250 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your 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 950 to 1,250 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.
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.
Darjeeling & Sikkim trekking vacation

Darjeeling & Sikkim trekking vacation

Trek in Sikkim & Darjeeling
From 1,250 to 1,550 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
Kerala family activity vacation, India

Kerala family activity vacation, India

Discover lush green forests & magical Kerala backwaters
From 985 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.
Tiger and Kerala beaches tour in India

Tiger and Kerala beaches tour in India

Tigers safaris in central India with backwaters of Kerala
From Rupee182,000 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
E-Bike Tour in Kerala

E-Bike Tour in Kerala

An e-bike ride through diverse rural Kerala landscapes
From 885 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
India tour, palaces and leopards

India tour, palaces and leopards

An exciting tour to see Leopards in wild
From 950 to 1,150 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tribal and rural experience of India

Tribal and rural experience of India

Village life, wildlife, homestays, tribes, himalayas
From US $1,350 to US $1,950 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Birdwatching in India

Birdwatching in India

Visit India's top birding and wildlife destinations.
From Rupee227,500 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Himalayan Kinnaur, Sangla and Spiti Valley tour

Himalayan Kinnaur, Sangla and Spiti Valley tour

Cultural immersion, adventure and rural experience
From US $1,050 to US $1,450 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
23 day India tour

23 day India tour

Full India tour
From 2,285 to 2,400 23 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
North East India tour of rural tribes

North East India tour of rural tribes

A discovery of the Khasis, Limbhu & Bhutias tribes
From 3,713 to 4,000 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation
From
1,336
excluding flights
It was a very good vacation, people were welcoming, helpful and friendly. Rajat was very efficient and helpful. (more)Alessandra Spera
We got exactly what we wanted! I hesitate to call it a 2-week vacation in southern India. It was an immersive, fulfilling and rewarding travel experience which we'd happily do again. (more)Trevor Wright
Probably the most exciting thing was seeing two tigers (on separate visits - one on the boat safari and one on a land safari) in Nagarhole National Park - astonishing. But equally memorable was the temple tour in Madurai - it felt a privilege to visit when so many pilgrims were also worshipping at the temple. (more)Lynn Crowe
Sikkim & Kolkata cultural tour in India
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US $950
including domestic flights only
I thoroughly enjoyed staying with a Kolkata family, eating together, sharing experiences and being extremely well looked after. (more)Joan Hoggan
Taking a traditional, herb-infused hot stone bath outside overlooking the valley Driving on the roads was also either thrilling (the views) or terrifying (the conditions). (more)Katherine van Haeften
Rural cycling tours in South India
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US $980
excluding flights
Very good trip. (more)Frances Kirkham
The highlight was seeing Kerala from the bike view - the roadside coconut drinks and the birds. (more)Helen Davies
The sheer diversity and the immediacy of exposure to the people and landscape, and (for us), the exotic birdlife, made this a complete adventure. One can't experience all of that through a car window. (more)Keith Lough
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
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
Cultural and rural tour of North East India
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US $1,200
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Living with the families and seeing their day to day lives. Tips? Pack light and don't expect luxury but enjoy the peace and wonderful hospitality Local benefits? Yes some of the homestays were community based and everyone benefited from the visitors Overall rating? A wonderful experience so rare to find such an unspoilt country and nothing done just for tourists. If you are looking for an authentic experience off the beaten track this is the tour... (more)Pat Willis
Tadoba National park tiger safari, India
From
950
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was staying at the lodge, in the buffer zone, listening to the night around a bonfire with wonderful snacks and a gin and tonic, then visiting the local villages on a walk the following day. The jungle safaris were amazing particularly the elephant back experience and of course seeing the tigers. (more)Julia Killick
The most memorable was having the most amazing Tiger sightings. Superb, we had a great time and enjoyed both Tadoba and Kanha national parks, the lodges we stayed at and saw some amazing wildlife and birds too. (more)Jo Gaunt
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
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
From
430
excluding flights
The highlight was kayaking through quiet backwaters as local people started their day. Amazing food at really nice homestays. Getting to see rural and village life up close. (more)Immanuel Lanzaderas
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
Southern India tour, temples & nature
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494
excluding flights
The most memorable was the boat safari in Nagarhoke national park and watching a tiger for 30 minutes. (more)Judy Powell
The most memorable part was Orange county - feeling like a queen and wonderful safari. (more)Alex Silver
Excellent! (more)Jan Baker
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
985
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
Kerala tailor made vacation
From
700
excluding flights
The most memorable was bamboo rafting and trek in Periyar National Park watching a family of elephants swim across the water in front of us and watching them as we ate our lunch (even the Rangers were excited to see a special event). (more)Julie Evans
Spending New Year's Eve at a party at our hotel was the most memorable - great atmosphere, tremendous friendliness and warmth and fireworks whose proximity erred on the side of exciting rather than H&S. - but we were outside, in the mountains and it was cold! We all loved Kerala and (particularly) its people and were left with a determination to see more of India. (more)Joan Findlay
The highlight was Seeing wild elephants in Periyar Tiger Reserve. (more)Jennie Greenhalgh
Gujarat vacations, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses
From
925
excluding flights
All the wildlife and the wonderful lodges I stayed at: 13 Asiatic lions, 7 leopards, a striped hyena, 2 jungle cats, blackbuck, wild asses, and many species of birds... (more)Bonnie Shirley
It would be impossible to identify a single highlight- there were so many! Seeing so many leopards, the Asiatic lions, the nesting hornbills, saving a Blackbuck fawn from a pariah dog, the simply superb staff, some truly amazing dishes we tried and people we encountered- simply too much and many to mention. (more)Clive Freemantle
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
Kerala birdwatching vacations, Western Ghats
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US $1,360
excluding flights
The tea plantations are photogenic in a very special way: so impossibly green in the sun. Walking in the forests near Periyar was like being in heaven: in the shade, beautiful birds, no other people around and with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. (more)Christopher Smith
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
Kerala homestay tours
From
400
excluding flights
Getting in touch with local people. We were very well taken care of at Keits homestay and the food there was really good. The staff showed us around in the village and spent time with us and showed us how people lived there. Visiting the museum in Aleppey. (more)Ann-Cathrine Sanderberg
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
Kerala walking, culture & wildlife vacation, India
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1,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There are so many very special moments, but we feel that this vacation enabled us to become involved with local people and their culture that we couldn't have achieved independently. We also enjoyed the combination of nature, wildlife and city attractions. Tips? This tour offered so much more in reality than can be described in a brochure. Local benefits? Certainly we interacted and used local people as much as possible. Overall rating? Excellent, all... (more)Amanda Eley
South India cycling tour, coast to coast
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US $1,900
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The experience of cycling through rural India, meeting and reacting with the local people. Even a local police sergeant bought us all breakfast when we met him one morning. Tips? A reasonable standard of fitness is required. We were a group of 9 men with ages ranging from 54yrs to 67yrs. Take a good pair of padded cycle shorts. Local benefits? We stayed at lovely boutique hotels and staff were employed from the local area. Also used local roadside stalls for... (more)Bob Stunt
Binsar to Jageshwar trekking holiday, India
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1,205
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Although we did have extra days booked through our tour operator, a day trip to Agra to see the sights including the Taj Mahal, 2 day stay and safaris at the Corbett National Park and a stay in Naini Tal which were all wonderful the main part of the vacation which was walking and staying in the villages of the Binsar Forest Reserve in the foothills of the Himalayas was really memorable, the people were very welcoming, we got invited to a traditional wedding which was great... (more)Fiona Waldon
Indian Himalayas trekking holiday
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1,651
excluding flights
Memorable parts? All of the walking in the Himalayas and staying in the small villages and meeting the villagers. The views from all the villages and well as the views while walking. Tips? Bring a warm layer of clothes for the Jaikuni camp. Local benefits? Definitely! Talking to our guides, who may have to had to leave the Himalayas for work in the crowded cities, this type of tourism was working for them. The villagers on the village committees were keen to demonstrate how... (more)Anna Smith
Womens empowerment volunteering in India
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US $669
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Finding out about the 'real' India. Tips? I went to Calcutta which is raw and real. There is no pretentiousness, no pretence, just India how you might have imagined. Local benefits? I volunteered for a charity that empowered women - very much needed in many parts if India. Overall rating? Superb - it was everything I wanted. (more)alison hay
Ladakh cultural and rural tour, India
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US $950
including domestic flights only
This was an excellent trip where we experienced a different side to India. Indeed, it felt very much like a different country. The accommodation was simple but perfectly adequate, although you had to be prepared for intermittent electricity! We enjoyed fresh good food and drank gallons of tea. (more)Ann Clarke-Overy
The most memorable part is the people that we stayed with throughout the vacation in Ladakh and the itinerary which was put together for us. Everyday we did something amazing and it was so well planned out. (more)Vaughn Lewis
Yoga in India and volunteering vacation
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US $705
excluding flights
So many aspects of the trip were memorable, even life changing -- it is hard to choose just one... Working closely with the women and children in the projects was an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn about realities outside our own world. Truly life-changing. (more)Shirley Redpath
This was a volunteering vacation so that whole premise was fantastic. I'd never done that before and it felt fabulous to be really doing something even though on vacations. (more)Kristin Walters
Tiger watching vacation in India
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725
excluding flights
The most exciting part of the vacation was seeing the tigers in Kanha National Park. We were lucky enough to see a tiger kill only 20m from our jeep which is very rare to see so the most memorable part. (more)Margaret and Georges Norah
The most memorable was seeing three tigers on two separate sightings. Unforgettable! An amazing experience - wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone! (more)Kevin Mulcahy
Khana National Park and the tiger sighting where fantastic. Also the courtyard house and the staff absolutely brilliant (more)Andreas Crameri
Walking and cycling vacation in Kerala, India
From
750
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
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