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India holidays

India holidays

Visit Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal, cruise Kerala's backwaters or spot tigers on safari for your Indian tailor-made tour

A country by name, but a continent in scale, India in one word is diversity. Its north is banded by the peaks of the Himalaya. Moving south, you pass through Rajasthan, a microcosm of India with its forts, palaces and temples, and the Taj Mahal, but also its bustling markets and opportunities to spot tiger. In India’s northeast corner, Calcutta still exudes its colonial heritage in a landscape clothed with tea plantations.

West coast Mumbai is an improbable proposition – a hub of manufacturing where you can wander among art deco architecture or through a teeming bazaar. Down in India’s south, cruising Kerala’s backwaters on a converted rice barge is a suitably relaxed way to embrace this region’s laid-back approach to life. Our India specialists use their unsurpassed experience of India in all its rich variety to create superb tailor-made tours.

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Creating tailor-made journeys for over 20 years

ATOL Protected Telegraph Travel Awards Best Tour Operator Winner 2016

Creating tailor-made journeys for over 20 years

Sample India trip ideas

Your journey will be fully tailored to your schedule, interests and budget

Why travel with Audley?

Read our guides to the regions of India

Cycle rickshaw, Calcutta

Calcutta & The East

Calcutta and the East of India retains much of its wonderful colonial architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Visit places like Darjeeling, famous for its tea, or Assam, where it is possible to take a cruise along India’s longest river, the Brahmaputra.

Tiger in Ranthambhore National Park

Mumbai, Goa & Central India

With Mumbai and Bollywood on the coast and wildlife-rich national parks inland, the centre of India is one of the country's most enticing regions.

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Rajasthan & The North

India has been influenced by its many conquerors as much as by its own people, and nowhere exemplifies this more than the desert state of Rajasthan.

View from Thikse Monastery, Ladakh

The Himalaya

The Himalaya are perhaps the most beautiful landscape in all of India. A welcome retreat from the bustle of the city and the heat of the plains, they are a place to relax and get to know the country at a gentle pace.

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India travel guides

Video: My travels in Kerala and Sri Lanka, 2016

Backwaters, Kerala

What to do in Kerala: our highlights guide

Kerala's laid-back charm and slow pace of life offer a very gentle introduction to India with tranquil inland waterways and lush tea plantations to be explored. India specialist Alison explains how to make the most out of your time.

Sukapha cruise ship on the Brahmaputra River

River cruises in India

Take in the history, wildlife and culture of northeast India on a river cruise. Our India specialist Sarah shares some of her favourite things to see and do while cruising along the Bhramaputra, Ganges and Hugli rivers.

The Maharajas' Express Train

Luxury train journeys through India

India specialist and former Mumbai resident Alison shares her experiences of luxury train journeys in India. She has picked out some of the most interesting routes and explains why they’re a fascinating way to explore India.

Wild Asian Elephant, Nagarhole National Park

Wildlife and safari tours in India

India's national parks are home to a wide range of wildlife, much of it unique. We can advise you on the best safari parks to visit, suitable accommodation options, plus the wildlife you will see.

Sadhu in Varanasi

What to do in India: our highlights guide

Our India specialists pick some of their best things to see and do, and where to stay from the Himalaya to Kerala. Include spotting tiger, staying in a palace in Rajasthan, taking a boat trip down the Ganges and experience one of the country’s many festivals in your trip to India.

Holi festival, Rajasthan, India

Festivals of India

India holds many festivals throughout the year and they can be a highlight on a tailor-made trip. If you want to time your holiday in India with a traditional Indian festival, we can tell you what's taking place where, and when.

Taj Mahal, Agra

Luxury holidays in India

If you're planning a luxury holiday to India, we have a wide range of luxury hotels, tours and excursions available that will enhance your experience of this colourful country.

Sunset over the Ganges, Varanasi, India

Honeymoons in India

Plan your perfect honeymoon to India with Audley. Our specialists will use their unsurpassed experience of its landscapes, cultures, cuisines and peoples to create a superb, tailor-made honeymoon for you.

Backwaters of Kerala

Homestays in Kerala

The concept of the homestay was first developed in Kerala and the naturally friendly Keralites continue to welcome visitors to their homes. Our specialists have visited many homestays and can suggest the best places to stay.

Ladakh, India

Ladakh for the first-time visitor

This isolated region of northern India has stunning landscapes, friendly people and fascinating monasteries to explore. If you're planning a trip we can recommend accommodation and excursions to help you make the most of your visit.

Heather on a Top Station Trek in Munnar, India

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