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
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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
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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 £980 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget 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
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
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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
Sikkim & Kolkata cultural tour in India
From
US $950
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? 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). Luckily our driver was highly skilled. Don’t always expect seat belts by the way. Tips? Be prepared to be welcomed enthusiastically. And remember to take warm clothes. It can get chilly up in the mountains. Local benefits? Definitely. Incomes are low and life is close to subsistence level.... (more)Katherine van Haeften
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation
From
£1,336
excluding flights
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
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
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
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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
Southern India tour, temples & nature
From
£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
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
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
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
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
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 tailor made vacation
From
£700
excluding flights
Our stay at The Leaf hotel in Munnar, including New Year's Eve. Even without alcohol we had a wonderful evening with local dancers and drummers, a lovely buffet meal and then we all danced up until midnight when we were entertained by a wonderful firework display. It was wonderful seeing the tea plantations and visiting the Tea Museum. (more)Rosemary Chinchen
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
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
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
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
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
Ladakh cultural and rural tour, India
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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
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
Kerala & Tamil Nadu mountain biking vacations, Western Ghats
From
US $850
excluding flights
The best part of the trip was probably the climb up on the way to Valparai in Tamil Nadu. Another highlight in Valparai was the scenic view and the very friendly people at the Stanmore Estate. (more)Roman Stöllinger
Excellent! Amazing! Almost perfect. Highly recommended. (more)Debby Zweibach
Bike, hike & kayaking holiday in Kerala, India
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US $1,700
excluding flights
It is impossible to point out one most exciting part of the three week long stay in Kerala. Cycling, trekking, kayaking, smelling and tasting, it was all very good. It was a very good vacation. (more)Laima Tikuisiene
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
Yoga in India and volunteering vacation
From
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
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
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