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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 £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
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 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.
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
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 $1,150 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 £900 to £1,200 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 £980 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget 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
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
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
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
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
Cultural tour of Rajasthan

Cultural tour of Rajasthan

Village life, cultural immersion, and royalty of Rajasthan
From US $850 to US $1,150 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ladakh cultural and rural tour, India

Ladakh cultural and rural tour, India

Stay with local families in beautiful Ladakh
From US $850 to US $1,150 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Golden triangle homestay tour in India

Golden triangle homestay tour in India

Cultural and rural tour of Golden Triangle with Homestays
From US $850 to US $1,100 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Volunteer in India, sports coaching

Volunteer in India, sports coaching

If you're active and love football volunteer with us in Kerala
From £499 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec ...
Take a truly responsible holiday in Southern India's tropical paradise state Kerala helping children in school and community work. Live like a true local in this beautiful part of India. Get £50 off for Nov/Dec/Jan
Sekrenyi Festival tour in Nagaland, India

Sekrenyi Festival tour in Nagaland, India

Sekrenyi Festival Tour of Naga Tribes of North East India
From £2,250 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 17 Feb
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation
From
£1,336
excluding flights
My stay at the Wild Mahseer in Assam was very special. Great hospitality, beautiful lodgings and interesting environmental projects. (more)Liz Mcmanus
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
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
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
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
From
£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
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
Kerala tailor made vacation
From
£700
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
Gujarat vacations, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses
From
£925
excluding flights
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
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
Kerala birdwatching vacations, Western Ghats
From
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
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 walking, culture & wildlife vacation, India
From
£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
From
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
From
£1,015
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
From
£1,470
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
From
£499
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
From
US $850
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? 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. Tips? Make sure you research what you want to do and stay with local people! Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Amazing, we would love to go back! (more)Vaughn Lewis
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
It was just wonderful; well organized; filled with activities we really enjoyed; the accommodation was lovely and we have great drivers. All in all a very memorable trip. (more)Anne Niklewicz
There were so many it us hard to pick one but the most outstanding was the friends and acquaintances we made along the way. From the drivers. Guides and of course Ravi and Rajat's family hospitality was second to none. A lovely family who made our stay relaxed, comfortable and thoroughly well looked after. They are very special people who feel like friends now. (more)Clare Jacobs
All of Kerela was stunning. My favourite was the tea estate in Munnar and my family loved the houseboat. (more)Pooveshnee Reddy
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
Having a varied programme with a mixture of activities (kayaking, swimming, hiking and cycling) interspersed with fantastic scenery and wildlife and very friendly and informative staff was the best part. A wonderful family orientated vacation, with fun activities, beautiful countryside, helpful staff and excellent food. (more)Dinah Perry
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
Tiger watching vacation in India
From
£725
excluding flights
Seeing a wild tiger within 30 meters of our safari jeep was the most memorable. (more)Keith Scarfe
The most memorable moment was the first wild tiger we saw, just peeping through the bamboo. (more)Amanda Diggins
I really couldn't fault this vacation, it exceeded all our expectations. Neelesh listened to what we wanted and put together a really good package. We made a few adjustments as time went on and he was always very quick to respond to our questions. (more)Christine Chapman
Yoga in India and volunteering vacation
From
£529
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
Tigers and rhinos tours in India
From
£1,200
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
Family holiday with volunteering in India
From
£499
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing the enthusiasm of the children and how welcome we felt at the schools. Feeling connected to the local community and other volunteers whilst staying in the comfortable volunteers house instead of a hotel. Also the delicious authentic Indian food cooked by a lovely local lady at the house. Tips? Make time for a bit of relaxation before the project and after as the traveling is very tiring and we would have liked to have had more time to spend in India. Make... (more)Rayner McKenzie
North East India tour, Nagaland & the Hornbill Festival
From
£2,350
excluding flights
The highlight was getting to Nagaland... Really very organised as it was also last minute in India! I had my wise list of what I wanted to see, and I saw it all and more. (more)Ricky Patel
Overall the most memorable part will be the warm welcome and friendliness of all the people we met. Seeing the tigers in Kaziranga National Park, meeting the retired head hunters in the Konyak villages and lunch in a traditional Ao hut at Moponchuket were also wonderful. (more)Terry Chambers
Over 50s volunteering in India
From
£499
excluding flights
Being in Kerala was the first totally wonderful thing! I loved the buzz of life in and around Fort Kochi while we were working at the women's project, and equally enjoyed a beautiful short trip to the more peaceful hills and plantations around Munnar. (more)Isobel Barnden
The memorable moment were the people, the children, the colours, the food, the sunsets. I missed Kerala when I got home … the colours, the gentle polite Keralan people, the beautiful friendly children, the interesting Volunteers, the warm weather, the beautiful sunsets, the food, and Gina’s lovely Keralan breakfasts and lunches at the volunteers’ house. (more)Gillian Perrott
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